Eric – Park Yoochun. Strategy of Gathering Attention As Similar Figures, as New and Old Idol Stars?
The new and old idol stars Eric and Park Yoochun, who have come to stsand as competitors in the Monday-Tuesday drama scene, has gathered eyes with strategies of gathering attention that are similar.
In KBS 2’s Spy Myungwol that begun on the 11th, Eric took on the role of the Korean Wave star Kang Woo. As this is his comeback piece after he came back from the military, he showed off a variety of appeals in order to make his presence carved in strongly with the drama fans. In the location scene of the splendied Singapore, he utilized his experience of having lived in the US to make the ears of the fans pique with fluent English lines. He also showed off skills in dancing in the scene in which he practices dancing with back dancers. Further he showed off a shower scene and tried to capture the female heart with a muscular upper body.
Coincidentally, JYJ’s Park Yoochun of the MBC Miss Ripley from the same time slot also stepped up with a similar strategy. Park Yoochun who also grew up in the US in his young days utilized his English skills in a scene in which he gives a speech in English in a group meeting/conference in the drama. He also finished the image of him struggling over Zhang Miri with a showre scene.
The winner in ratings in this first conflict of the new and old idol stars was Park Yoochun. Miss Ripley has stepped out as the leader in Monday-Tuesday dramas and Spy Myungwol started as the last place in the same time slot with 9.6%. The other competitor, SBS’s Warrior Paek Dongsu, recorded 12.7%.