JTBC’s newest drama is off to a promising start!

On July 10, JTBC’s new mystery drama “Graceful Friends” aired its first episode, taking over the Friday-Saturday time slot previously occupied by the record-breaking smash hit “The World of the Married.” The new drama tells the story of several married couples who are connected by friendships that have lasted 20 years—and how their peaceful lives unexpectedly begin to fall apart due to a shocking murder.

According to Nielsen Korea, the premiere of “Graceful Friends” scored an average viewership rating of 3.197 percent nationwide. Industry watchers are eagerly waiting to see if the drama will eventually be able to match the success of the ratings juggernaut “SKY Castle,” another JTBC drama that falls under the same genre.

Meanwhile, the latest episode of SBS’s “Backstreet Rookie” saw a slight decrease in viewership, scoring average nationwide ratings of 4.8 percent and 6.6 percent for its two parts.

Are you watching either of these new dramas? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

If you haven’t already seen it, you can check out “SKY Castle” with English subtitles here:

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