tvN Mon-Tues Drama You Are My Spring Drops Below 2% Ratings Midway Through Airing as Audiences Find the Schism Between Healing and Suspense Drama Not Well Bridged

It’s another disappointment in terms of ratings for tvN in the Mon-Tues time slot, after Doom at Your Service now You Are My Spring is underperforming in terms of rating and critical feedback though the reasons differ. While Doom was a vacuous pretentious nothing burger, Spring comes across like there is too much going on under the surface and yet the drama writing isn’t managing to convey it properly. It was always an ambitious take of combining light healing drama with stalker suspense/serial killer echoes When the Camellia Blooms which by all majority accounts did it well hence the high ratings and critical acclaim. I’m three episodes in and Spring confuses me but I’m still intrigued but not enough to have the urge to quickly watch the next episode. There is a lack of “grab” if you may, despite the fantastic acting of leads Kim Dong Wook and Seo Hyun Jin, their lovely chemistry, and the fantastic moody and artistic directing. Much like Doom, I think the biggest weakness is yet again the script which resides solely with the screenwriter. The drama premiered to 3.390% and now through episode 8 it dropped to the lowest yet with 1.989% which is below 2%. Perhaps the screenwriter has an amazing complete and cohesive drama up her sleeve but I don’t think viewers are sticking around for the landing. Much like a joke with too long of a windup, even the most epic punch line loses its effect.

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