While KBS “Bridal Mask,” starring Joo Won and Jin Sae Yeon, saw a slight dip in its ratings, it still held on to its title as the leader in Wed/Thurs. dramas – well, in terms of ratings at least. For its second episode, “Bridal Mask” recorded 12.4% (AGB Nielsen), a 0.3% drop from the night before. MBC’s “I Do I Do,” starring Lee Jang Woo and Kim Sun Ah, also saw a drop, recording 10.5%. On the other hand, So Ji Sub and Lee Yeon Hee’s SBS “Ghost” jumped 1.3%, recording 8.9%.
There is only a 3.5% margin from first to last, which means tables can be turned any day, as proven by KBS “The Equator Man.” “Bridal Mask” is a period piece, set in the 1930s when Korea was annexed by Japan. The story is about a man named Lee Kang To (Joo Won), an ordinary man by day and a masked avenger by night.
He wears a traditional Korean bridal mask as he fights for Korea’s independence. Initially, he was a pro-Japanese police officer who later inherited the role as the masked freedom fighter following his brother’s death.