“Your Honor” And “Time” Premiere With Solid Ratings And Notable Acting
Fans of dramas with darker plots have two new dramas to check out this week!
SBS’s newest Wednesday-Thursday drama “Your Honor” is about identical twin brothers Han Soo Ho and Han Kang Ho (both played by Yoon Shi Yoon) who lead completely different lives. Han Soo Ho is a principled judge while Han Kang Ho is a convicted criminal with an extensive record.
As seen in the premiere broadcast on July 25, they went down different paths early on in their lives when Han Soo Ho testified against his brother, who stabbed him with a knife during a rescue attempt. When Han Soo Ho disappears suddenly on the day that Han Kang Ho is released from prison, Han Kang Ho determines he must impersonate his brother and take his place as a judge.
Yoon Shi Yoon’s skilled portrayal of the two brothers and his wide range of emotions captivated viewers and helped “Your Honor” bring in viewership ratings of 5.2 percent and 6.3 percent according to Nielsen Korea. These were the highest ratings among dramas airing at the same time.
MBC’s “Time” also premiered on July 25, and came in at second place in its time slot. It recorded a viewership of 3.5 percent and 4.0 percent.
Seol Ji Hyun (Girls’ Generation’s Seohyun)’s life is destroyed when her younger sibling dies, seemingly due to the actions of Chun Soo Ho (Kim Jung Hyun). When Chun Soo Ho learns he doesn’t have much time left, he tries to do everything in his power to help Seol Ji Hyun. The two lead actors earned considerable praise from viewers during the premiere for their immersive acting. Seohyun in particular was lauded for the way she portrayed her character’s overwhelming grief at the death of her sister.
KBS2’s “Your House Helper” placed third with viewership ratings of 2.3 percent and 2.7 percent.
These dramas air at 10 p.m KST every Wednesday and Thursday. Check out the premiere of “Your Honor” below!