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“The Duo” scores 3rd consecutive win on the final week

최종수정 2011.06.01 23:30 기사입력 2011.05.25 12:53


MBC's historical drama "The Duo" [MBC]

MBC's historical drama "The Duo" [MBC]

MBC’s historical drama “The Duo” finished its run yesterday while placing atop the TV chart for Monday and Tuesday primetime series for third consecutive week, according to the findings by two media research companies on Wednesday.

“The Duo,” starring Chun Jung-myung, Lee Sang-yun, Han Ji-hye and Seo Hyun-jin, posted average marks of 12.6 percent on Total National Multimedia Statistics' (TNmS) chart and 15.5 percent on AGB Nielsen Media Research’s (AGB) poll, coming in first among other primetime competitors for a final time.

The 32-part drama, which aired for over two months starting early March, portrayed the lives of commoners during 19th century Korea through the fates of a noble boy Chun-dung (played by Chun) and pauper boy Gwi-dong (Lee), who got switched at birth.

Throughout the episode, the two grow up to become the best of friends while out to fight widespread corruption in society in their own ways; Gwi-dong as a government official and Chun-dung the head of the righteous thieves that steal from rich to give to the poor.

When the secrets to their birth are out, Gwi-dong tries to help Chun-dung escape from soldiers by making him go into disguise with his clothes. The two reconcile in the process but Chun-dung, nonetheless, gets shot by Gwi-dong’s rival who mistakes him for another. Chung-dung’s birth father, the nobleman Kim, gets devastated. Two years later however, Chun-dung’s wife returns with his newborn grandchild.
KBS’ romantic comedy “Babyfaced Beauty” starring Jang Nara and Choi Daniel which tells about the comical episodes of a woman who gets into a textile and design company by faking her age, took the No. 2 spot on the primetime slot with an average viewership rating of 11.25 percent on TNmS' chart and 12.45 percent on AGB’s report.

Trailing behind the two was SBS’ “Lie To Me” led by Yoon Eun-hye and Kang Ji-hwan, a comical story of lie and marriage scandal, which posted average viewership ratings of 8.2 percent and 9.5 percent on TNmS’ and AGB’s charts, respectively.

MBC's historical drama "The Duo" [MBC]

MBC's historical drama "The Duo" [MBC]

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