Posted by jennywill Sunday, May 9, 2021

'Imitation', featuring U-KISS, ATEEZ, & SF9 members, brings in less than 1% in ratings with first episode


'Imitation' is not off to a great start.

The drama features 3 idol groups - boy groups SHAX and Sparkling, and girl group Tea Party. SHAX features SHAX is made of 6 members played by U-KISS' Jun, SF9's Chani, SF9's Hwiyoung, ATEEZ's Jongho, Yuri (from 'Produce X 101'), and actor Ahn Jung Hoon. Sparkling is made of 4 members played by ATEEZ's Yunho, ATEEZ's Seonghwa, ATEEZ's San, and Boys' Republic's Suwoong. Tea Party is made of 3 members played by actress Jung Ji So, singer Minseo, and former IOI/PRISTIN leader Lim Na Young.

The first episode of the episode aired on May 7th. The first half of the episode rated at a flat 1% while the second half rated at a 0.9%. With all the preparation that went into the drama, it's coming as a surprise. However, the drama is mostly aimed at young viewers who watch online, especially the international crowd.

Have you checked out the first episode?

  1. ATEEZ
  2. Seonghwa
  3. Yunho
  4. San
  5. Jongho
  6. Lim Na Young
  7. SF9
  8. Hwiyoung
  9. Chani
  10. U-KISS
  11. Jun (Lee Jun Young)
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Nutella_is_life2,463 pts Sunday, May 9, 2021 20
Sunday, May 9, 2021

I don't know why kbs put a teen drama at 11:30pm on a friday:( Usually first ep ratings are low, so hopefully it only goes up from here!! The episode received a lot of good feedback!

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cherryblossombae2,367 pts Sunday, May 9, 2021 4
Sunday, May 9, 2021

Honestly male actors are really cool and give the whole idol vibe since most of them are/were idols (even tho some of them have no experience with acting)

I mean they can easily portray the whole group and kpop like image!

On the other hand girl lead is cute and lovely but isn’t really that good at portraying idol image- I mean not at all- not hate towards her tho

But I feel like an idol gg could do better than her.. since the whole thing is about idol life? I mean they can be way more comfortable and natural with doing it?!
Regardless I hope she will improve a bit cuz the whole plot is really interesting!

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