‘Defendant’ cast members fulfill ratings promise for crossing a nationwide viewership of 25 percent

By diana / 2017.03.21
Kim Min Suk in an episode of SBS legal series "Defendant."

"Defendant" actors Kim Min Suk, Oh Dae Hwan, Woo Hyun and Jo Jae Ryong took the streets of Korea to fulfill a special ratings promise for successfully crossing the 25 percent viewership on Tuesday.

The four actors were spotted walking around Seoul in their prison suits as previously promised. Soompi cited Kim Min Suk was the one who proposed the idea once "Defendant" surpasses the 25 percent mark.

With the popularity of the SBS drama, it was already expected that "Defendant" would reach the milestone in no time. Subsequently, the Ji Sung-starrer mustered a nationwide viewership of 25.6 percent for its Mar. 15 episode.

The said episode featured a nerve-wracking turn of events for Park Jung Woo (Ji Sung) and Lee Sung Kyu (Kim Min Suk) after the latter was killed following his confession of having a connection with Cha Min Ho (Uhm Ki Joon).

"Defendant" episode 15 received mixed response from the supporters of Kim Min Suk's character, who is well-loved for being a trusted "samchon [uncle]" to Park Jung Woo's daughter, Ha Yeon.

Meanwhile, the four actors, who initially promised to roam the streets of Seoul for 10 hours, had to tweak the plan for safety reasons. However, Kim Min Suk and his co-actors have lived to their promise of reprising their roles as prisoners for the ratings promise.

 All dressed in their prison suits, the four actors happily walked around Hongdae area to greet their fans. Kim Min Suk also took to his Instagram account to thank the supporters of "Defendant."

On the other hand, Korea Herald cited cast and crew of the SBS legal series will spend a well-deserved vacation in Japan after wrapping up "Defendant" on Tuesday.

An insider said Ji Sung, Uhm Ki Joon, Yoori will be present to celebrate the success of "Defendant" with their co-actors and staff members in Okinawa. It added the team is scheduled to leave today, Mar. 22, for the reward vacation.

Congratulations, "Defendant" team!

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