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"Bridal Mask" - "Arang Magistrate" - "To the Beautiful You" Face Off

By Staff Writer | August 16, 2012 03:43 AM EDT

MBC's new Weds/Thurs drama recorded 13.3% viewer ratings on its first episode and chased after KBS "Bridal Mask."

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According to the Nielsen Ratings, "Arang Magistrate" recorded 13.3%, "Bridal Mask" 19.4% and "To the Beautiful You" recorded 7.3%.

"Arang Magistrate" portrays a dead woman's spirit who requests that the magistrate avenge her death. The lady ghost Arang(played by Shin Min Ah) wishes to know what happened to her and her death and approaches brash and rude magistrate Eun Oh(played by Lee Jun Ki). It is a fantasy romance story that is based on an old folklore. 

"Arang Magistrate" began a happy journey with double-digit ratings, mostly due to the actors. However "To the Beautiful You," which relies on idol actors, seems to have a long way to go if they want to catch up. 

"To the Beautiful You" deals with an injured and despairing prodigy high jumper Kang Tae Jun and his fan, Koo Jae Hee, who disguises herself to get close to him. 

Since its premiere in May, "Bridal Mask" has been #1 during the Weds/Thurs block and people are wondering if it will be able to keep the spot as new dramas appear on the scene. 

Tagged :  Bridal Mask, Arang Magistrate, Shin Min Ah, Lee Jun Ki


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