With Mixed Reactions, ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ Shows a Clear Drop in Viewership

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Is It’s Okay to Not Be Okay already starting its downtrend?

According to Nielsen Korea, the second episode of tvN’s It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which aired on June 21, recorded an average of 4.7 percent viewership and the highest viewership of 5.5 percent. This figure is 1.4 percent down from the average of 6.1 percent viewership recorded in the first episode.

First aired on June 20, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay depicts a fantasy fairytale-like love story in which Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun), a mental ward guardian who refuses to love under the weight of heavy life, and Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji), a fairytale writer who doesn’t understand love, heal each other. The drama drew much attention from the production stage as the comeback drama of Kim Soo Hyun in five years.

There were favorable reviews for visual effects, unique style of production, and script, which perfectly embodied fairytale-like stories. However, some also pointed out that while the characters are unique and the actors’ captivating beauty stands out, the narrative is somewhat lacking. Reflecting this mixed reaction, the viewership for the second episode fell sharply.

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