“Blues Where Green Island” and “My Freedom Diary” aired at the same time, making the audience unable to help but put on a scale to compare.
At the beginning of April, two Korean dramas “Blues” and “My Freedom Diary” were broadcast at the same time on tvN and JTBC. Both films have attracted the audience’s attention because of the gentle yet profound plots and the delicate acting of the cast.
Blues Where Green Island
The content of Blues Where Green Island revolves around 7 people living together in a small fishing village on the beautiful island of Jeju. The characters in the film meet, bond and warm each other towards a better life. The film’s script was penned by screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung, who made the drama series Can Only Be Love, That Year’s East Wind, Afternoon Friendship, …
The film has a great cast of actors that you want to see right away: Lee Byung Hun, Cha Seung Won, Shin Min A, Han Ji Min, Lee Jung Eum, etc. Notably, Blues Where Green Island is also the first movie after 6 years of absence from the small screen due to cancer of male god Kim Woo Bin. The audience thinks that just picking up one of these actors’ names is enough to create another great movie.
Not only outstanding in the acting of the cast, “Blues Where Green Island” also makes Korean moviegoers excited by the dreamlike coastal scenes, not inferior to the previous extremely hot “Cha Cha Cha” Dance.
Currently, Blues Where Green Island is the movie with the highest viewership ratings in the time slot. Episode 4, which was aired last week, earned nearly 9.2% of the national average rating, a sharp increase compared to the previous episode. With this compelling content and talented cast, the rating of Blues on Green Island is sure to increase in the future.
My Freedom Diary
The film is a story about the lives of 3 Yeom sisters, Yeom Gi Jeong (played by Lee El), Yeom Chang Hee (played by Lee Min Ki) and Yeom Mi Jeong (played by Kim Ji Won). All 3 sisters experience stalemate in work and love, engulfed in the hustle of the urban lifestyle. The youngest character Mi Jeong played by Kim Ji Won has an introverted personality, is discriminated against in the company and always feels unhappy with her current life. Her role won a lot of sympathy from the audience.
My Diary of Freedom was released silently, plus it was broadcast on JTBC – a paid cable station – so the rating of the movie was quite flat. The average rating of the episodes is only about 2% – 3%, even episode 4 aired last week also hit the bottom of the lowest rating ever of the drama. It can be said that My Freedom Diary was screened by rival Blues On Green Island at the same time as it defeated on the rating track.
Although the performance was not satisfactory, My Freedom Diary still won a rain of compliments from viewers for its heartbreakingly realistic plot, philosophical dialogue and stable acting from the main cast to the supporting cast. . The recent details in the film are hotly discussed by Korean netizens because they are too similar to their real life. Netizens also commented that this is an “adult” movie because it is too harsh. Even the Chinese audience gave Douban a total of 8.9 points for My Freedom Diary, higher than 8.6 points for Blues on Green Island.
Blues Where Green Island and My Freedom Diary are currently airing on tvN and JTBC respectively every Saturday and Sunday night. Let’s wait and see if My Freedom Diary can break through and surpass Blues on Green Island in the next episodes!