A Bloody Lucky Day Ep 1 kicks off with solid ratings and a #1 spot on cable TV

A Bloody Lucky Day beats The Matchmakers in the ratings

A Bloody Lucky Day, Episode 1, the latest TVING drama, kicked off last night to solid ratings for a first episode.

According to Nielsen Korea, the new Korean thriller earned 4.10 percent nationwide, and an even higher 4.74 percent in Seoul.

Those ratings also placed the K-drama in the #1 spot on cable TV for the day, as it easily overshadowed The Matchmakers, the other drama currently airing on Monday nights.

Considering A Bloody Lucky Day also aired on tvN in the late 22:30 (KST) time slot, that high of a rating is even more commendable.

Plus, when you look at the promotion tvN seems to be doing for it (None? the network is just airing it in a late-night slot), those ratings are even more astounding.

What is A Bloody Lucky Day‘s plot and who stars in it?

The new TVING thriller is based on a popular webtoon of the same name, and stars the superb cast of Lee Sung Min, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Lee Jung Eun.

The Korean drama follows taxi driver Oh Taek (Lee Sung Min), who has a dream about a herd of pigs. As pigs are thought to bring good luck, Oh Taek wonders if he is about to come into some money.

The following evening, as his taxi driving job is about to come to an end for the day, a would-be passenger called Geum Hyuk Soo (Yoo Yeon Seok) asks if he could drive him to Mokpo and offers Oh Taek a million won to do so.

Oh Taek, believing this is what his dream of pigs was forecasting, accepts the fare.

Unfortunately, he does not know that Geum Hyuk Soo has murdered someone, and is now heading to the port in Mokpo to stow away on a ship.

Meanwhile, Hwang Soon Kyu (Lee Jung Eun), the mother of the man Geum Hyuk Soo killed, is now in full pursuit of her son’s murderer.

The next episode of A Bloody Lucky Day will air tonight on tvN at 22:30 (KST).

If you can’t wait that long to find out what happens next, the first six episodes of the drama are already streaming via TVING.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.