Namgoong Min Explains Why “Chief Kim” Is So Popular
He stated, “The secret to the popularity of ‘Chief Kim’ is in its humor and how relatable it is. It’s not hard to watch; viewers can enjoy it without thinking much, which I think is why it gained attention,” adding, “The atmosphere at the studio is very bright and lively. All of the actors are filming with smiles on their faces, and I think viewers are somehow able to feel that.”
The viewer ratings for KBS’s “Chief Kim” started out as 7.8 percent (Nielsen Korea) and shot up to 16.7 percent in just six episodes. Performing much better than its competing drama SBS’s “Saimdang, Light’s Diary,” it took its place at the top of its time slot in terms of ratings.
Namgoong Min is at the center of the popularity of “Chief Kim.” Playing the role of Kim Sung Ryong, he is doing a spectacular job of bringing the show to life.
“I’m very happy that ‘Chief Kim’ and Kim Sung Ryong are receiving lots of love. It’s a busy schedule, but I am doing my best to return the love with a good performance. Please continue to support us,” he expressed.
“Chief Kim” airs every Wednesday and Thursday. Watch it exclusively on Viki!