The storyline in “Iljimae” is still revolving around Ryung (Lee Jun Ki) by the end of this week episodes with the ljimae character still yet to make an appearance other than the 10 minute cameo in the first episode. And with the romance element yet to kick in either, viewers are starting to get restless.
Following the conclusion of Episode 6, viewers are very concerned about the slow progression of the storyline with Iljimae still yet to appear. They commented, “I’m very disappointed with Iljimae continuing to be absent”, “Iljimae seems like a side character rather than the leading character”, etc. The truth is Ryung will eventually become Iljimae. But compared with Park Shi Hoo’s character which seems to be better developed, it has left a deeper impression on viewers as they sympathise with him more than Ryung.
From the ratings by TNS Media, episode 6 of “Iljimae” saw a decline, getting just 18.6% with it’s rival “Spotlight” rising to 11.3% but still light years behind. KBS “Woman of the Sun” hit double digits for the first time, getting 10.2%.