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‘K2’ wraps up with top ratings

By Rumy Doo

Published : Nov. 13, 2016 - 16:41

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“The K2,” a star-studded political drama that delved into the essence of power and people’s hunger for it, wrapped up Saturday with a 6.2 percent viewership, according to Nielsen Korea.

The 16-episode show presented the tangled web of power involving political parties, presidential secrets, the opulent wealth of Korea’s chaebol families and the media.

Saturday’s final episode topped all cable channel viewership during its 8 p.m. time slot. 

Ji Chang-wook stars in Ji Chang-wook stars in "The K2." (tvN)

“The K2” stars actor Ji Chang-wook as Kim Je-ha, a mercenary framed for the murder of his lover, who is hired by Choi Yoo-jin, the daughter of a chaebol family and the wife of a presidential candidate, played chillingly by Song Yoon-ah.

K-pop group Girls’ Generation’s singer Im Yoona played Go An-na, the illegitimate daughter of the presidential candidate whose life is under constant threat. Her acting was well-received.

The show had received favorable reviews for its gripping sequence and the cast’s deft acting since it started airing in September.

“The K2” is available to international audiences on streaming site DramaFever.

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