The new K-drama Not Others has set new viewership records this week, becoming the number one watched show in South Korea. The drama features Jeon Hye-Jin and Girls’ Generation’s Choi Soo-Young playing a mother and daughter pair who are total opposites.
Data taken from Nielsen Korea recorded nationwide viewership numbers of 3.873% for the Aug 7 episode, and 3.910% for the Aug 8 episode. Not Others has consistently recorded higher viewership numbers each week since its July 17 premiere. It is also reportedly ENA’s best-performing K-drama since 2022’s Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
The show has the perfect balance of comedy and drama. Both Jeon Hye-Jin and Choi Soo-Young deliver wonderful performances as mother and daughter who must learn to get along.
In the K-drama, Kim Jin-Hee and her mother Kim Eun-Mi are both strong and independent women. This often causes conflicts between them. Despite this, they support each other through thick and thin, and they eventually find love in unexpected places.
Not Others also stars Ahn Jae-Wook as Park Jin-Hong, a doctor who is the object of interest for Eun-Mi, and Park Sung-Hoon as Eun Jae-Won, Jin-Hee’s superior at her police station.
Not Others has garnered acclaim as a finely crafted K-drama, with its captivating script and precise direction. Fans have also praised the chemistry among the cast members. The drama’s success is underscored by the steady upward trajectory of the viewership ratings graph. It claimed the 3rd position in overall content rankings for the 4th week of July, and the 1st week of August.
As we approach its story’s halfway point, we can look to deeper explorations of the romance and mystery surrounding the mother and daughter.
The 12-episode K-drama is scheduled to end its run on Aug 22.