The ensemble of KBS drama Man of Honor gathered today at Seoul Imperial Palace Hotel, attending the drama’s press conference.
All the main cast were there, Chun Jung Myung, Park Min Young, Lee Jang Woo , Choi Myung Gil, Kim Sung Oh, Lee Jin and Kim Yun Joo.
As this drama came from the combo PD-writer of Baker King Kim Tak Goo (PD Lee Jung Sub and writer Kang Eun Kyung), so the question ahead of its debut next week is : will Man of Honor reach Baker King‘s rating scale , which averaging at 38% and peaked at 50% .
To answer that, first we must take a look at the rivals.
For Wednesday prime time, MBC has Can’t Lose which its rating is struggling at around 6% to 7%. So we can ignore it.
Meanwhile SBS has a new drama which debut today, Deep Rooted Tree , starring Jang Hyuk, Han Suk Kyu and Shin Se Kyung.
This is a saeguk and Korean loves saeguk, so usually normal saeguk will get double digit rating, around 10% to 20%.
The heavyweight cast also added Deep Rooted Tree‘s advantages. Jang Hyuk was very successful with his last saeguk , Chuno, which worked out critically (Jang Hyuk won awards for his role) and commercially (Chuno averaging in 32% rating).
So, based on that we predict that Deep Rooted Tree will be a serious competitor for Man of Honor.
And second, let’s check Man of Honor itself
The cast is okay. It’s not super stellar but it’s decent and good.
The story will be the key. With birth secret, orphanage and hardship living of the leading lady, Man of Honor already had solid base to be loved by ajummas. If the writer puts a super evil character with evil plot, high probability it works.
So, will Man of Honor reach Baker King’s rating ? We don’t think so, because it’s hard to reach such feat. But, we get the feeling that Man of Honor will do great.
Man of Honor debuts next Wednesday, October 12.
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