Kim Hyun Joong New Drama Records A Disappointing 0.1% In Ratings, Korean Public Not Ready To Take Him Back In Yet?

2018-10-27T19:16:11+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Kdrama and Movies|Tags: |

“When Time Stopped” has finally aired its first episode on Wednesday, October 24, international fans have been anticipating Kim Hyun Joong’s return after his long legal battle with his ex-girlfriend that ended earlier this year.

“When Time Stopped” aired on the new channel KBS W but it didn’t do well at all. The first episode recorded 0.1% in viewership ratings according to Nielsen Korea.

This is especially disappointing for Kim Hyun Joong whose dramas usually do extremely well. While international fans might have his back that doesn’t help in viewership ratings.

This marks Kim Hyun Joong’s return to the small screen after 4 years hiatus.

Netizens are not reacting nicely to the drama, many brought up his past and some asked him to stop acting and trying to appear in dramas, some said,

‘This can’t be undone.’

‘Don’t want to see his face again on TV.”

“His acting sucks,” and more.

International fans are split. Some are happy he’s back while others commented on his acting and called it poor and not the same quality it used to be.

“When Time Stopped” is going to be 12-episodes-long. There is still room for improvement.

Have you watched the premiere yet? what did you think of it?

Source: Nielsen Korea

My Reaction

Life is cruel, that’s for sure!

The man did wrong and so did the woman but we all know that he is the one who’ll be eventually hurt by this more than her. (but not more than their son)

He was discharged back in 2017 and in 2018 he came back with a drama.

In my opinion, as some might have said, he chose the wrong timing besides choosing the wrong script and opportunity.

I am starting to slowly believe that he seriously can’t think that well. If I were him I would NEVER return with a drama that I LEAD! Why? because people hate me right now, that’s why!

He should have taken the back seat and starred in a drama with a good cast as a supporting character. He should ease in his comeback to the public and not cause a ruckus or attract too much attention to himself.

If he wants to salvage his reputation or what’s left of it there should be a better approach. I know its not his level to do supporting roles anymore but he should have done so because at this rate it might become that he won’t ever be cast again.

I would have come back with a movie not even a drama if I were him. That is the better choice here. In a drama, they have to see your face often but in a movie, you make a point and exit.

He should have thought better, judging from the numbers it looks like he’ll suffer even more.

I don’t care on which part of the spectrum you are and whether you hate or like him but you can’t say he doesn’t deserve to make a living. He paid the price to what he did wrong by the court of law that looked at the evidence and determined how he should be punished.

Also, this is bad because if this drama does really bad there is a chance that directors won’t want to cast him again. You might say you will support him but international fans can do little here. If this drama does really bad, he won’t be able to find another job easily. Ratings do matter!

Fighting is all I can say.


  1. Risa October 29, 2018 6:56 am at 6:56 am - Reply

    I don’t know what is the true but for me he is the one best actor so keep going forward we support you.

  2. Nc October 30, 2018 3:37 am at 3:37 am - Reply

    There are many nugu actors out there who deserve lead roles better than him. I would rather give this chance to an actor with kind heart and clean past than to a trash.
    So many handsome actors, some with better acting who deserve a spot too. So, why him lol.

    • McInYourNightmare November 4, 2018 12:54 am at 12:54 am - Reply

      You know, narrow minded idiots like you are the reasons idols like Jongyun of Shinee is dead. blood on your hands. So you’re so clean and have a kind heart. Jeez, such hypocrisy is truly on a golden poop level

  3. Kemo tamang October 31, 2018 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm - Reply

    In life everyone gets a second chance so do u alsoo n i like the drama alsooo soo oppa fighting n ya u r ma all time favourite oppa kim hyun joong

  4. Nimisha October 31, 2018 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm - Reply

    I think that the viewers are being judgemental …like atleast give him a chance and I personally don’t feel that his acting socks I mean lI ke come on he used to be one of the best Korean actors and he still is according to me …everyone has a past and every individual must be forgiven once …he committed a mistake and accepted it ..even suffered for his actions s and is still suffering trying to make things normal so why are people being so cruel to him …atleast understand his situation and watch the drama as if he is a new actor stop judging him on the basis of what he did earlier wasn’t his fault completely ..please support him

    • Nimisha October 31, 2018 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm - Reply


  5. Gracie October 31, 2018 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm - Reply

    But I wonder how Koreans think ur thinking levels sucks it is his personal life and on top of that He was comfirmed innocent and it has been 4 years I wonder who is so clean to continue bad mouthing him

  6. luna November 6, 2018 7:59 am at 7:59 am - Reply

    Con que facilidad en Corea destruyen a los artistas es impresionante, digno de análisis y ni hablar de la prensa con periodistas que no conocen la ética profesional

  7. Mila November 12, 2018 12:03 am at 12:03 am - Reply

    I think that he is a great actor and before people write some rude comments should think twice coz u might hurt someone. He is a good actor and l hope he will play in many more dramas.

  8. sanie November 18, 2018 5:47 am at 5:47 am - Reply

    atleast give him another chance, h’s not even proven guilty though so stop being harsh on him…he’s trying to move on…if h’s being abusive why their relationship took that long…why his gf stay that long?

  9. Sophia November 23, 2018 1:53 am at 1:53 am - Reply

    I’m Sophia from Nigeria Koreans may despise khj Oppa but Nigerians really love him. No matter what we’ll continuecsulporting him, no one is perfect and we know that, every celebrity must be involved in one or more scandals we know that. But despite all these we still love him❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️saranghee oppa

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