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‘My Fellow Citizens!’ tops TV ratings

“My Fellow Citizens!” a new comic drama series starring a member of K-pop band Super Junior, topped the weekly TV chart on its debut week, chart results showed Wednesday.

Debuting on the small screen on April 1, the Monday-Tuesday series garnered a Content Power Index (CPI) score of 286 for the week of April 1 to 7.

Starring Super Junior member Choi Si-won and actress Lee Yoo-young, the drama by KBS2 comically features a con man’s accidental marriage with a police woman and rise in the political ladder to eventually work to promote social justice.

Jung-kook, a trickster portrayed by Choi, gets entangled in an incident in which Hoo-ja, played by actress Kim Min-jun, half-forces him to run for a parliamentary seat, harboring a shady plan.

Lacking experience and knowledge, Jung-kook initially becomes a puppet of Hoo-ja in what becomes his political journey to discover and promote social justice.

The drama marks Choi’s official return to the entertainment scene after he came under fire for his unleashed pet dog’s attack on a middle-aged woman in his apartment building in 2017, which led to her death.

No. 2 went to “The Fiery Priest,” a weekend drama series by SBS, which garnered a CPI score of 250.3.

The long-running late Friday night show by MBC “I Live Alone” stood in the third spot, with a CPI number of 237.1.

The CPI, created by CJ ENM and Nielsen Korea, measures the level of popularity, social media presence and influence on consumer behavior of entertainment TV programs aired on the three major terrestrial networks and the seven cable channels owned by CJ ENM during prime time.

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