I heard you had little talks between recordings at Club Phantom the other day. I want to respond to this Heartstring talk. The younger PD of Heartstrings used to tease you, making jokes with the low ratings. “I told him my fans just hate to talk about this. Am I right?” And then the fans laughed. You, doing thumbs up, proudly added, “But my show is the best overseas!”
I can’t say for everybody but for me, I don’t hate to talk about the ratings. I just don’t think the low ratings are your faults at all. Given the bad things that happened to the show (the original PD “ran away”, scriptwriter changes, just to name two), I dare say the ratings could have been even lower if it’s not because of you. But we fans anticipated the drama so much, when the original PD even said he handpicked you for it, custom-made the script for you … But as you said yourself, you were the lead and you just got to shoulder the responsibility. I was so worried if you’d be depressed. Instead, you wrote three songs during those days. feeling! the fans’ favorite! And you looked happy in those drama BTS videos?
Wonder if you feel bad whenever the TV shows and press releases mention all CNBLUE members are good as actors, they rarely name Heartstrings. But you finally talked about it and the low ratings on national TV. Tonight’s YHY Sketchbook. (Read an online article making it a highlight promoting the program. I’d be mad if the title-track-deal part is cut!) Maybe it’s a relief that you can make witty jokes about that on TV. Your fans are proud of your everything when it comes to Heartstrings, even the low ratings! Please understand we treasure that drama A LOT.
Let me show you some “ratings” too. My blog stats. See that peak? At least one fourth of my blog traffic is due to Heartstrings! My best day, 4000 hits! People came for Lee Shin. And my blog ratings dropped so much after that. But who cares about ratings?
PS Club Phantom fan account via Parishin.