TV Chosun's family melodrama Red Balloon has reached new viewership heights! The story about four individuals wanting to satisfy themselves and reach their goals and dreams starring Seo Ji Hye (Adamas 2022) has reached more than 1.5 million viewers according to Nielsen Korea.
Seo Ji Hye stars as Jo Eun Gang, a 37-year-old single woman who has failed the teacher exam multiple times, but is determined to pass it again once her life starts falling apart. Her family is dysfunctional and her parents are amidst a turbulent time in their relationship. Her sister, Jo Eun San (Jung Yoo Min Red Shoes 2021), is in a relationship with a much older married man.
Eun Gang sees her best friend from high school, Han Ba Da (Hong Soo Hyun Police University 2021), as a successful woman with her own business and a doctor as a husband. Her goal is to disrupt their family and make it her own by planning events to make Han Ba Da fall in love with her middle school classmate, Kwon Tae Gi (Sul Jung Hwan Bravo, My Life 2022). The two are starting to become closer as Eun Gang walks in overhearing what they're saying about her.
As Han Ba Da and Go Cha Won's (Lee Sang Woo Sh**ting Stars 2022) relationship becomes shakier as Cha Won sees Ba Da and Tae Gi kissing in front of her office, Eun Gang seizes her opportunity to take Cha Won for herself. As Cha Won is feeling sorry for himself at a hotel bar, Eun Gang swoops in and consoles him. The two share an intimate moment and before you know it, they're in the hotel room!
What an exhilarating emotional rush in both episodes 9 and 10 as we finally get to see some friction between the people hiding their secret crushes and the people they're hiding them from! From Ji Nam Chul hiding his affair with Eun Gang's sister, Eun San, to Han Ba Da's mother finding out that Eun Gang has feelings for her son-in-law, we can't be more thrilled that the drama is picking up! Let us know your thoughts about these episodes! We can't wait to preview more for you soon!