“The Escape of the Seven” new Korean drama faces another controversy over the addition of a 19+ rated steamy scene. Although it was a successful effort to briefly elevate the drama’s rating, its necessity to the plot is reportedly questionable. Dive deeper into the “The Escape of the Seven” new Korean drama controversy in the following report.
“The Escape of the Seven” New Korean Drama Faces New Controversy
Another controversy emerged against the new Korean drama, “The Escape of the Seven”. After facing various backlashes that ended with the director’s resignation for the upcoming season, the Korean drama reportedly keeps on making questionable choices.
On November 3 and 4, “The Escape of the Seven” new Korean drama aired its 13th and 14th episode, unveiling the secrets behind the character Matthew Lee (Uhm Ki Joon). After resolving his conflicts with Kang Ki Tak, Matthew Lee spent an intimate moment with Geum Ra Hee (Hwang Jung Eum) in his private villa.
Dressed in a revealing nightgown, Geum Ra Hee poured a drink as she seduced Matthew Lee by taking off the outer silky robe. Then, Matthew said that all he needed was Ra Hee’s lips. He then went closer to Ra Hee and kissed her.
The couple then spent a steamy, intimate moment, creating what is supposed to be a romantic scene in most Korean dramas. However, responses following this particular scene differed for “The Escape of the Seven”.
The Unexpected Rise and Fall of “The Escape of the Seven” New Korean Drama Ratings
Since its first episode, “The Escape of the Seven” has been facing numerous controversial issues. From teenage pregnancy, child abuse, and unrealistic childbirth to the protests from the South Korean Teachers’ Association, there seemed to be no end to the controversy surrounding “The Escape of the Seven” new Korean drama.
Indeed, the drama’s writer, Kim Soon Ok, is known for her controversial makjang dramas. Therefore, fans had expected a level of exaggeration in “The Escape of the Seven”. After all, even with its overly dramatic scenes that are far-fetched for most people, Kim Soon Ok had made a successful breakthrough with her previous masterpieces: “The Last Empress” and “The Penthouse”. However, many people believe that she is running out of ideas and luck.
Ratings for “The Escape of the Seven” new Korean drama hovered around 5% nationwide. Its highest peak only touched 7.2%, which was far from “The Penthouse” highest rating at approximately 28.8 %.
That is why the “The Escape of the Seven” production team had been doing everything to elevate the number, including the insertion of 19+ steamy scenes in this thriller mystery drama.
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Was the Steamy Scene Truly Necessary?
Still, was the steamy scene really necessary?
After reaching an all-time high of 7.2%, the drama’s ratings plunged back to 5%. This downfall happened only a day after the episode 13 broadcast, which featured the steamy 19+ scenes between the characters Matthew Lee and Geum Ra Hee. That is because on episode 14 that follows, such 19+ rated scene offered no crucial impact on the storyline of “The Escape of the Seven” .
Viewers found the scene absurd, especially after the revelation of Matthew Lee’s real identity. After all, Matthew Lee turned out to be a character who is way younger than Geum Ra Hee. With all the crimes they both committed in their attempts to manipulate, harm, and destroy each other, the idea of Geum Ra Hee spending a night with Matthew was considered nearly absurd.
As a result, the 19+ steamy intimate scene between Matthew and Geum Ra Hee reportedly made the audience uncomfortable. Many believed that the scene was unnecessary and didn’t affect the drama’s storyline. That is why they assumed it was the writer’s desperate effort to attract more attention from the audience.
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