The new SBS drama “Yong Pal” is off to a powerful start, taking first place in its time slot in terms of number of viewers. The viewer rating for the first episode was 9.2 percent. It is a bit lower than the last episode of the previous drama “Mask,” which reached 12.6 percent, but it was 1.7 percent higher than the first episode of “Mask.”
“Yong Pal” is about an immoral, yet extremely competent surgeon Yong Pal, played by Joo Won, who does not mind attending to even the mafia, as long as there is money involved. Yong Pal meets an heiress, played by Kim Tae Hee, who is asleep in the hospital.
The other dramas in this time slot include “Scholar Who Walks the Night” (7.4 percent), and “Assembly” (4.7 percent).
Did you catch the first episode of “Yong Pal”?