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‘Itaewon Class’ Park Seo Joon Is Ratings Gold

On Feb.8, Itaewon Class, starring Park Seo Joon achieved its highest ratings yet. According to Nielsen Korea, the latest episode of the drama scored an average nationwide rating of 9.4%.

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In the latest episode, Park Sae Roi (Park Seo Joon) showed off a spark of charisma to Jang Geun Won (An Bo Hyun). Park declared a war against Jang, who kept a sarcastic attitude towards the death of Park’s father, suppressing his mixed feelings of anger and sadness. The way he expressed his emotions through his eyes, not his mouth, left quite an impression.

Then Park saves troubled Jo Yi Seo (Kim Da Mi) and forms a new love line. Later as Park and Jo open up their stories with a drink, his seemingly indifferent yet kind words make the viewers’ heart throb. He seems to disarm women with his warm eyes and gentle smile. Moved Jo decides to help Park, intensifying the tension and adds the questions about her future moves.

Park Seo Joon showed a character’s diverse emotions thoroughly, from his charismatic outburst to romance-filled eyes, in one episode. This kind of performances, which properly attack viewers’ tastes, is why he continues to be viewers’ favorite choice.

Meanwhile, the latest episode of Itaewon Class recorded rating of 10.7% in the metropolitan area and 9.4% nationwide. Itaewon Class airs on Fridays and Saturdays at 10:50 p.m. KST.

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