Lee Jong Suk and Girls Generation’s YoonA starrer Big Mouth’s ratings skyrocket

Big Mouth Ratings Skyrocket
Credits: MBC

On August 5, the third episode of MBC’s Big Mouth recorded an average nationwide rating of 7.6%, a new record for the drama. Additionally, it recorded an all-time high of 3.3 percent among viewers in the key 20–49 age group. The Friday-Saturday drama continued to hold the top spot. The moment where a psychotic death row convict attempts to murder Park Chang Ho (Lee Jong Suk) in particular climbs to a maximum of 9.9%.

Big Mouth is a thriller drama that revolves around Park Chang Ho, a lawyer with a pitiful 10% success rate. He is a talker, and as a result, many refer to him as Big Mouth. He becomes entangled in a murder investigation and is subsequently linked to the cunning con artist Big Mouse. Park Chang Ho consequently finds himself in a potentially fatal circumstance.

Go Mi Ho, who is married to Park Chang Ho, is a nurse. She has a stunning appearance and a bold and wise personality. She supported her husband financially and emotionally while he pursued his legal career. When Go Mi Ho finds out that Park Chang Ho is thought to be the cunning con artist Big Mouse, she makes an effort to clear her husband’s reputation.

Big Mouth Ratings Skyrocket
Credits: MBC

Big Mouth marks the return of Lee Jong Suk to the small screen as Park Chang Ho since his military service ended in 2021.

He made his runway debut in 2005, making history as the youngest male model to take part in Seoul Fashion Week. Lee rose to fame after his role in the 2012 drama School 2013. He is also known for his lead roles in I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), Pinocchio (2014), W (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), The Hymn of Death (2018), and Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019).

Girls’ Generation member YoonA stars opposite Lee as his wife, Go Mi Ho.

Unlike Lee, who has previously worked as both the protagonist and antagonist in a noir drama, this is YoonA’s first time participating in such a drama. She is receiving accolades from viewers for her portrayal of Go Mi Ho thanks to her low-pitched vocal tone, clear diction, and strong character understanding after 4 episodes with a strong rating streak.

Big Mouth Ratings Skyrocket
Credits: MBC

YoonA first debuted as a singer in 2007 as a member of the now-legendary group Girls’ Generation. She quickly caught everyone’s attention because of her strong stage presence and breathtaking visuals. Her acting career took off simultaneously as she starred in the 2007 drama Two Outs In The Ninth Inning in a minor role.

YoonA starred as the lead in the 2016 action thriller The K2 on tvN. YoonA pushed aside the public perspective and concentrated on the job as her personal challenge since she was “tired of being typecast with a candy-like image” and had always been troubled by the idol-actress bias. Her efforts attracted admiring audiences and earned her acting praise from reviewers. YoonA made her acting debut in the action movie Confidential Assignment in January 2017.

Big Mouth so far has evidently been receiving an extremely positive reaction from both critics and fans alike with just four episodes out. We can’t wait to see what the future episodes unfold.

Catch Big Mouth episodes every Friday and Saturday at 21:50 (KST) on MBC TV and Disney+.

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