The Korean drama Hospital Playlist 2’s rating skyrocketed again after the previous episode was considered boring by Korean netizens. Episode seven of Hospital Playlist 2 which aired on Thursday (5/8/2021) was in the spotlight because it seemed to only focus on one main character. However, in episode eight, the tvN Korean drama presented a story that touched the audience so that the rating successfully rose.
Hospital Playlist 2 stars Jo Jung Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, and Kim Dae Myung. They are told as friends who met in medical school and have been together for the past 20 years.
This Korean drama, directed by Shin Won Ho, does not only feature a warm friendship story. The Hospital Playlist 2 doctor gang are also faced with new challenges in their respective love lives.
However, some Korean netizens considered the storyline of Hospital Playlist 2 to be boring in episode seven. As reported by Allkpop, they considered the storyline of Hospital Playlist 2 not showing the progress of the character.
“Writers need to do something with their story style… this season is so boring,” commented one netizen.
“The story isn’t progressing… like it’s halfway through the second season, but where did the story go? Not going anywhere…” wrote one netizen.
“Yeah, I remember waiting all week to watch the episode during the first season, now I don’t watch it on Thursday anymore, I’m not looking forward to it,” another netizen said.
Several Korean netizens considered the storyline of Hospital Playlist 2 boring because it raised the romance of the doctor gang. Hospital Playlist 2 seems to change the story of hospital life into the love life of doctors.
“I’ve seen this in many Shin Won Ho productions. When the characters aren’t dating yet, the story is somehow fun and exciting. But once they start dating, it gets boring,” wrote one netizen.
“Sorry, but the Gyeo Ul and Jung Won couple are very boring,” added another netizen.
“I think this should be a drama about life in a hospital… not a love story,” said another netizen.
Episode seven of Hospital Playlist 2 featured the progress of the relationship between Ik Jun (played by Jo Jung Suk) and Song Hwa (played by Jeon Mi Do). He took the father of one child camping with his son Uju (player Kim Jun).
The episode also highlighted the failure of Jung Won’s proposal (played by Yoo Yeon Seok) for Gyeo Ul (played by Shin Hyun Bin). The reason is, Gyeo Ul received a phone call from the hospital because his mother had to undergo emergency surgery.
Reporting from Nielsen Korea, episode seven of Hospital Playlist 2 which aired on Thursday (5/8/2021) received a rating of 10.6 percent. Meanwhile, episode six that aired previously scored a rating of 13.1 percent.
Despite the decline, Hospital Playlist 2’s seventh episode rating is high. Because Hospital Playlist 2 is one of the most rated tvN dramas when it premiered with a 10 percent gain.
Hospital Playlist 2’s rating finally increased in episode eight which aired Thursday (12/8/2021) night. The episode featuring the return of Ik Sun (player Kwak Sun Young) scored 13.1 percent.
Hospital Playlist 2 breaths of air every Thursday 21.00 KST on tvN. With a total of 12 episodes, Hospital Playlist 2 can be watched with Indonesian subtitles on Netflix.