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The viewer ratings of K-drama 'When Time Stopped', which stars actor Kim HyunJoong, isn't exactly good news for the actor and the producers behind it.

According to South Korean news agencies, the drama had a viewer rating of 0.1% for its first episode, hinting that Kim HyunJoong's controversial past may have something to do with it.

But netizens are also saying that it's not just his previous controversy with his girlfriend that makes him a liability to the drama, but it's also his "bad acting". A lot of them have been saying that it was a mistake for the producer to choose Kim, when there were so many other competent actors to choose from.

Do you think the low viewer ratings is because of Kim HyunJoong?

 

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K Opak
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K Opak
Sep 17, 2020 12:11 am

KHJ, is a good actor ... winning awards and receiving praise for his previous dramas / work supports this . ... do not let his past controversy continue to effect him ... let him move forward.

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Phanyce
Aug 12, 2020 09:35 pm

Choosing KHJ was not a mistake. He is a great actor that has in the past electrified our screens starring in many KDramas and movies. He is an Actor we can't get enough of. And the director did not make a mistake, even he acknowledged that Kim is a great Actor. In as far as the controversy, no man is without flaws and in my honest opinion, everyone deserves a chance. Pop stars/ actors and celebrities are all human. We tend to forget that they are human beings and we treat them so harshly which in itself is unfair. I… Read more »

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Resham
Apr 16, 2020 12:16 pm

I don't think the director made a mistake by choosing him I think he is the best fit.. And tell who Dosent make mistakes you guys also Doo and me too he acting is really good but the thing is he lost his confidence bc of you people who are continuously writing bad about him so plz.... Try too understand

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Feb 10, 2019 05:47 pm

What? I am happy because he come back! Yes, he made mistakes and has been lost and has been fulfilled by his actions ... but it is part of being human. Nobody is perfect! They are being too cruel... I am angry now!!... I support KHJ fighting! ?

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kimfan
Dec 30, 2018 10:59 pm

If kim wasn't there I would have never started watching korean-drama. Shut your mouth bitches!!!!!!!

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Nov 21, 2018 03:23 am

Y did hit so much low rating?...I like it ...infact ..im happy for his come back...though it was not a hit...does not mean ...he's to be blamed... it's not bcoz of KHJ..but the story n direction....v should not rate any drama based on one's personal life...I support 킴 휸 종... fighting

Giusy Spe
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Giusy Spe
Nov 15, 2018 11:00 pm

Kim HyunJoong's problem it isn't not to be good, but to be too good. Hallyu Star, winner of many Hawards, both with SS501 of which he is a leader and alone loved by the public right away for Boy Over Flowers, appreciated by international fans and not for Playfull Kiss and the You Tube version has aroused fury, the last his work Inspiring Generation has also had the favor of the critics! Do not come to say that he can not act, because it's just meanness and envy. Instead, admire the strength with which he struggled to recover his life… Read more »

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Nov 17, 2018 04:17 am
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I agree with you 100%!! He has multi-talents and is a gifted actor. Happy he is back!! He has my support!!

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Nov 13, 2018 12:01 pm

Nothing like a good scapegoat for a bad drama, right? The script is silly and all over the place. The plot is so slow its like watching grass grow. The writer and producer are FAR more to blame for this drama's failure than KHJ. In truth, KHJ is all that has saved it on the global market. I wouldn't be watching it another 5 minutes if it weren't for wanting to see this kid make a comeback. I'm more aggravated that he has been used to promote the drama but given so little air time--it is like bait and switch.… Read more »

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Jan 2, 2019 06:51 am
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I agree with Grandma fan ..give the guy a break. Yes he made mistakes and admitted to them. If he's cleaned up his act let him go forward and prove to everyone he is a better person.

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Nov 9, 2018 01:25 pm

This isn't all his fault. The story is unbearably slow. Sloooooow. The writer or director or both screwed up. He and Rain both seem to end up with creamy vehicles. I have no idea why, but would love to see both of them work with better teams. His acting is a bit stiff, which is partly the directors fault. He seems afraid to show real actor emotions. He is a smart kid with good comedic timing. Why didn't he learn to act in all the time off he's had? He keeps doing different versions of Ji Hoon. He is easy… Read more »

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Nov 6, 2018 03:35 am

Jealous people, they are no accepting him for personal reasons.
i love u oppa, let those haters bark. They have nothing else to do.

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Ana Lujan
Nov 4, 2018 11:58 pm

Wow, Don't be so judgemental . he is a fine actor and what he did on the past is history. We all have the right to have 2nd chances. I am sure most ppl had mistakes when they were younger. We are all humans. Stop acting like you all koreans are perfect. He did not kill a person, he just made a mistake because he was young and immature. That's how we all get experience by making mistakes. We all live and make mistakes it is the nature law.

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Nov 4, 2018 09:00 pm

#DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. I can't understand why the people on this earth are bringing his personal life in his professional life. After a long break of 4 years he is back to his life. He didn't even come out of his room because of the shock and fear of his life because of that Choi. Just look back to yourself. Are you all guys Mr and Ms Perfect? Have you not done any mistakes in your entire life. No one on this Earth is Mr and Ms Perfect. Even the court of Korea had accepted his… Read more »

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Bushra Abdullah
Nov 2, 2018 03:06 am

woah!! apologies in advance but my god!! i used to think koreans are really welcoming, amazing and heart warming... but Blimey! they are real bitches and really narrow minds.. their blogs are actually stating and criticizing him for his past acts ..give him a chance please will you? he is a human and you actually don't know what happen really -_-
we international fans cant give him ratings or stuff but well we still support him 🙂 *fighting kim* you go boy 🙂

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Nov 1, 2018 07:49 am

I don’t usually leave comments but I find some people’s reactions to Kim Hyun Joong coming back in Kdramas so ridiculous and even outrageous. Let bygones be bygones. He is allowed a second chance, just like anybody. I liked his acting a few years ago and still like him. I liked the first episodes of When Time stopped a lot. I hope people ‘s narrowmindedness will not prevent him from making it in the K-drama business.

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Oct 31, 2018 02:12 am

I started watching Korean dramas bcz of him and he is one my favourite n he will b always no matter what. His acting is really not bad as it is described in this article, he may not be the best but he is a good actor. We all love n support u KHJ.

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Oct 30, 2018 12:18 pm

This is ridiculous !! His acting is superb even his smile makes me smile ...
His pain makes me cry ..!!
He is my idol n his Mr.perfect!!! The drama is also very very good ! I love it ,not only Kim all other cast members, all did there best !!

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Oct 30, 2018 01:04 am

The script was horrible. The story was all over the place. I honestly believe that the low rating had nothing to do with the actor, but the script itself.
The idea was alright, but whoever wrote the story was horrible.

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Oct 29, 2018 09:37 pm

Korean netizens are too cruel people they think they are crystal clear in characters so they criticize all the stars even they were not happy when won Bin decided to only do modeling and adds But other countries Asians like us have a huge heart and we accept Kim Hyun Joong as our precious gem star.

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Oct 29, 2018 03:24 pm

I happen to like the drama. I have watched quite a few of Kim Hyun Joong's dramas and I think his acting is just fine. I thought for sure I read somewhere that he was innocent. Yes, I know he got a DUI after leaving the army. He has been under a boat load of stress and I can see why he got drunk but he should have thought ahead and had a driver with him. I'm sure he has learned his lesson on that one. Leave the man alone and let him recover from all the stress he has… Read more »

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Oct 28, 2018 11:34 pm

I refer to Korean fans as BBs. Beastly Bitches. The never cared about the truth. If they did, they'd know she is the problem. You cannot firce someone to marry, who refuses to. He never knew about the pregnancy till the world did, in that stupid article on how she aslo told everyone that they were talking about their wedding. And if any tried to keep me from leaving a controlling, screaming moron who'stelling me I will do whatever she demads, id ruff them up too. Its called unlawful detainment. Just a manipulative slut looking for a ring, and a… Read more »

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Oct 28, 2018 05:15 pm

Maybe he should have move to japan & work on his acting skills then came back. His acting is awkward & poor. He’s just a boy with a pretty face

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Oct 28, 2018 05:07 pm

He is nice actor and his acting is also awesome I liked this drama he is perfect for this role and I want to see him in next dramas
And his past issues with his girlfriend was his personal issue it has nothing to do with his acting.......best of luck kim hung joong

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Oct 28, 2018 01:27 pm

he is just awesome.. i love him it doesnt matter whatever happend in his past. i don't understand why korean people are so mean to him. god bless him .and i like this show because of kim hyung joong

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Oct 28, 2018 08:30 am

There wasn't enough Kim Hyun joong in the first show. I watched it and the plot was so slow to get going. Was just waiting waiting waiting for him to appear. Ppl are well past the court case especially since the defamation ruling was in his favour

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Oct 27, 2018 10:26 pm

korean netizens is like this already so thats why a lot of k pop idols making a suicides..they dont give a second chances they just only see the mistakes..nobodys perfect as far as i know he win the case...for his acting can improve..keep fighting and cheer up yourself...u have a lot of fans outside korea...aja aja fighting...theres nothing wrong with you....sarang he oppa.kim hyun joong figthing.......

Qistina Adam
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Qistina Adam
Oct 27, 2018 09:59 pm

Korean netizens are mean people. It's no wonder the suicide rate there is extremely high. Look at all those judgemental keyboard warriors. He is human. He made a mistake. He needs to find a living. Even murderers get second chances. Who are all these Korean netizens? Angels is it? His private life is his. He is acting again as that is his job. Look at yourself first before putting down others...This is precisely the reason why so many suicides happening in Korea. What an unforgiving nation!

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Oct 27, 2018 04:39 am

i don't think his acting has ever been bad. Like how would they know the difference between good and bad acting when they're not in the acting career themselves. Such judgemental assholes.

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Oct 26, 2018 10:51 pm

Ridiculous people.... ARE KOREANS very subjective? JEEZZZ...give the man some slack. he is clearly trying to move on and he is not a bad actor..he is actually surprisingly good and handsome...

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Oct 30, 2018 03:44 pm
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Yes its tRue.kim hyun joong is a good actor.his my idol..