New Korean dramas ?Uncontrollably Fond? and ?Doctors? are vying to become the next ?Descendants of the Sun.?
According to A Times, ?Doctors? is a new Korean drama that premiered last Monday and topped viewership ratings with 12.9 percent. It also gathered higher ratings on its second day, setting the series off to a good start. ?
The Park Shin-Hye and Kim Rae-Wom starrer is a medical-themed romantic drama, leading some k-drama fans to compare it with the war-themed love story of ?Descendants of the Sun.?
On the other hand, fans also have high expectations for ?Uncontrollably Fond? when it premieres on July 6. The TV show stars Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy as polar opposites Shin Joon Young ? an arrogant singer-actor – and No Eul, a wacky documentary producer. Teasers for the new series showed that the two?s initial weird relationship will eventually reach a turning point when they get involved in a vehicular accident.
Suzy opened up that she was able to relate to her character in ?Uncontrollably Fond,? who, after making so many sacrifices for others, ended up changing and becoming a snob.
The actress and her leading man, Kim Woo Bin, have both been actively promoting their show with teaser images on their respective social media sites.
While both ?Doctors? and ?Uncontrollably Fond? would certainly have a loyal following among fans of Korean dramas, some wonder if they would come close to the phenomenal global success that ?Descendants of the Sun? experienced.
Fans of the immensely popular series will reportedly have to ?wait until 2017 for season two of ?Descendants of the Sun.? ?Since former lead stars Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki will reportedly no longer return for the show’s second season, there have been reports that the new plot will focus on Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won, whose against-all-odds love story was well received by viewers during season one.
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