tvN Memories of Alhambra Dips to 6% Ratings on Sat Episode 3 as jTBC Underdog Sky Castle Continues to Rise


Consider me legit surprised as how the weekend, or Saturday at least, K-drama ratings are panning out. The underdog barely any publicity jTBC Fri-Sat drama Sky Castle started out over 1% ratings and has been on a tear since then, with this Saturday’s most recent episode 6 bringing in 8.934% and continued enthused word of mouth. I haven’t watched it but it’s being compared to the critically acclaimed dramas like Prison Playbook and Women of Dignity, less hype and all substance. I’m not a hype beast lol but the stars I like happen to be quite popular so I’m still all aboard the tvN fantasy AR drama Memories of Alhambra, but can’t say I’m emotionally invested still.

It’s sleek and interesting to watch, to a certain degree if one has a bit of a gamer streak, but the ratings in episode 3 dipped to 6.950% from the over 7% premiere ratings in last week’s first two episodes. I’m curious but confused and still not yet feeling any connection with the characters. Hyun Bin is hard carrying this drama so far and keeping the ratings high so kudos to him but Park Shin Hye needs way more to do narratively and hopefully sooner rather than later. I’m hoping episode drops some much needed clarity, I don’t see the need for mystery here but rather let the challenge drive the story forward.