[Reporter Shin Young-eun, Daily Economy Star Today]
tvN’s “Navillera” began its upward trend with Park In-hwan and Song Kang’s out-of-generation bromance. It is a unique human drama without murder, infidelity, or love triangle, giving the viewers a deep echo and warmth.
tvN’s “Navillera” (directed by Han Dong-hwa/playwright Lee Eun-mi/production studio Dragon, The Great Show) is a youth record drama about the growth of “Deok-chul,” who started ballet at age 70, and ballerino “Chae-rok,” who wanders in front of a 23-year-old dream. The second episode of “Navillera,” which aired on the 23rd (Tuesday), recorded an average of 3.0% and a maximum of 4.1% based on the Seoul metropolitan area, 3.0% and a maximum of 3.6%. In addition, the 2049 viewer ratings of men and women, which are targets of tvN, recorded 1.3% in the Seoul metropolitan area, 1.9%, 1.5% in the national standard, and 1.9%, ranking first in the same time zone by cable and general TV.
(Provided by Nielsen Korea)
Based on the webtoon “Navillera” (HUN, Jimin), which recorded a perfect score and a rating of 10 points, it is drawing positive reviews as a life drama beyond life webtoons. Park In-hwan (played the role of Deok-chul), a seventy-year-old ballet dreamer who just started flapping his wings to become a ballerino, and Park In-hwan and Song Kang’s friendship, overcoming 47-year-old age gap, who became a ballet teacher, are delivering laughter, emotion and comfort to viewers.
Among them, Park In-hwan and Song Kang’s passionate performance and strong teamwork are the most notable among the characters. Park In-hwan is touching the hearts of viewers with his passionate performance, which contains the joys and sorrows of life with each wrinkle and facial expression. In particular, whenever he talks about his favorite ballet, Park In-hwan is receiving enthusiastic support from viewers, not only his eyes shining like a child, but also his shy expression in ballet clothes.
In addition, Song Kang is captivating viewers by talking about the emotions of a 23-year-old man who is tired of the harsh reality with his moist eyes.
On top of that, the 23-year-old teacher Song Kang and the priest chemistry of Park In-hwan, the seventy-year-old disciple and manager, also make viewers smile and raise expectations for how their shared growth will unfold in the future.
In particular, Park In-hwan’s passion for ballet and not giving up gave viewers room to rethink their dreams. On various drama bulletin boards and social media, “The real virtue itself” and “Teacher Park In-hwan’s inner workings seem to be acting like a breath. Every scene is so natural, and I love the nervous acting of auditioning ballet.” “It makes me wonder if I’ve ever been so desperate,” “I think I’m so good at acting that gets absorbed by my grandfather even though I’m feisty,” “I’m so into it.” “Do everything you want to be cute.” Comments such as “It’s like a real ballerino” and “It’s so fun to have Song Kang and Park In-hwan together.”
Meanwhile, tvN’s Monday-Tuesday drama “Navillera” airs every Monday and Tuesday night at 9 p.m.
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