Lee Se-young, who was in this acting career from childhood, met another representative work. Shows an outstanding role in the KBS drama “The Law Cafe”.
“The Law Cafe” is a drama based on the original Internet novel of the same name by Noh Seung-ah, which has received more than 25 million views. The drama has had 7.1% viewership since its first episode and ranks first in the same timeframe among all channels since its first broadcast, signaling the start of a good improvement in KBS’s drama division.
In the fourth episode, which aired on September 13, the main characters Kim Yu-ri (Lee Se-young) and Kim Jung-ho (Lee Seung-gi) gained attention with their unusual chemistry. That day, Kim Yu-ri looked at Kim Jung-ho and said: “I want to kiss you.” Kim Jung-ho stuttered in reply, “Hey Kim Yu-ri, we’ve already talked. We are like brother and sister in the family … “. Kim Yu-ri then blocked what Kim Jung-ho was about to say and kissed him. “I don’t want to be with you just family. I want to do something else. “ Kim Jung-ho said: “This is something you should just say you want” but Kim Yu-ri kissed Kim Jung-ho one more time and stopped talking. Kim Jung-ho tried to block Kim Yu-ri, but soon he kissed Kim Yu-ri and wowed viewers.
The heartbreaking steam scene markedly impacted the ratings. The fourth episode recorded 5.8% in the Seoul metropolitan area and 2.0% among 20-49 viewers based on Nielsen Korea. It achieved a top viewership rate of 6.9% per minute, peaking on the timeframe for two consecutive weeks and holding a solid throne among dramas Monday through Tuesday.
Although the plot of the Internet novel has already been released and it is a fairly obvious story, it was thanks to the acting skills of the heroine Lee Se-young that brought the drama to life. She is well received by audiences for her beautiful character portrait with her natural acting and charms. Thanks to her solid acting skills, the successful adaptation of “The Law Cafe” made the most of the original novel from the first episode.
Lee Se-young in his dense filmography shows the right performances that go well with any job. After her face became known from “Dae Jang Geum” and grew up by “Dream of the Emperor” and “The Crowned Clown”, she once again scored more than 17% with MBC’s “The Red Sleeve”.
Lee Se-young showed the potential of her historical drama queen in “Red Sleeve”. She added weight to the historical drama by showcasing her outstanding acting skills, from being sad at losing a small freedom when she became a lady of the court to worrying about being separated when she lost her child and her life was in danger.
For the first time in three years, the MBC drama exceeded 10% viewership, which is why it definitely deserves the title of “MBC Savior”. Leading actors Lee Se-young and Lee Joon-ho have won eight awards at the MBC Drama Awards, including Best Drama and Best Couple.
Even before winning the highest award for “Red Sleeve”, she impressed viewers with roles in “Memorist”, “Doctor John” and “Kairos”.
Lee Se-young, who passed the strict tests of viewers from her youth, has now become a trustworthy public actress. Although “The Law Cafe” is still in the first episodes, attention is already drawn to her next work.