Like Flowers in Sand Ep 5 earns highest ever rating as international viewers give solid ratings

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It appears the ongoing ENA Wednesday-Thursday drama Like Flowers in Sand may just be starting to get the attention it deserves.

At least if the just released Like Flowers in Sand, Episode 5 ratings are anything to go by.

Those ratings, via Nielsen Korea, show Like Flowers in Sand, Episode 5 earned the K-drama’s highest nationwide rating of the series so far last night, with quite a sizeable jump from its previous episode’s.

That rating was 1.85 percent, and is an almost 0.50 percent jump from Episode 4.

The Korean drama’s latest rating is also a nice increase from all four previous episodes, which have been stuck in the 1.4 percent range since the drama premiered on December 20th.

International viewers continue to give Like Flowers in Sand solid ratings

Many international viewers also seem to be sticking with the Korean drama, while giving it consistently strong ratings.

Viewers using My Drama List, for instance, are currently rating Like Flowers in Sand with a solid 8.1 out of 10 (anything above an 8 is excellent for that site, where users tend to be strict about grading the dramas they watch).

Their comments too are largely positive, and range from simple statements like:

I’m enjoying this drama, the pace is really good.

to others noticing the things that prove the drama should be even higher rated than it is:

I just started watching this drama. The camera-work, and scene direction strikingly catches the eye. It is so creative. Last time any series which was unique in this category was “Into the ring (Memorials)” which was so underrated.

Like Flowers in Sand stars Jang Dong Yoon, Lee Ju Myoung, Yoon Jong Seok, Kim Bo Ra, Lee Jae Joon, and Lee Joo Seung.

The Korean drama airs on ENA every Wednesday and Thursday at 21:00 (KST), with Netflix streaming it in some international regions.


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.