Starting at 5.6% in the first episode, The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract, which offered a unique blend of historical and contemporary romantic comedy steadily built its audience, reaching its peak at 9.6% and leaving fans with its final episodes achieving ratings of 8% and 9.3% to secure its place as the #1 show in its time slot. The drama has not just won over hearts; it triumphed over competition, notably surpassing My Demon, which has also been generating buzz with the pair up of Kim Yoo Jung and Song Kang.
At the forefront of this success is lead actress Lee Se Young, whose discerning eye for captivating scripts has resulted in a string of hit dramas from Red Sleeve Cuff, The Crowned Clown to her newest drama. With a career that spans from her early years, the 31-year-old actress took to social media to express her appreciation for all the love received. She said 12 episodes is really short since it’s over after feeling like it just started. Meanwhile, her 25-year-old co-star Bae In Hyuk also wrote a thank you and said, “Even though Taeha died, he is not really dead!!! I love you all.”
The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract revolves around Park Yeon Woo’s shattered dreams of marital bliss when her groom reveals a hidden heart condition on their wedding night in 19th century Korea. Thrown into a well, she time-travels to the present, saved by Kang Tae Ha, a wealthy heir also battling a life-threatening condition who proposes a contract marriage to honor his grandfather’s wish.
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