The new KBS2 drama “Oasis,” which stars Jang Dong-yoon, Seol In-ah, and Choo Young-woo, has been receiving rave reviews from viewers since its first episode aired. The show premiered to high ratings of 6.3% nationwide and 6.2% in the metropolitan area, with the first episode reaching a peak of 8.2% viewership rating according to Nielsen Korea, a research company that tracks audience ratings.
The most viewed scene during the first episode was the kiss shared between Seol In-ah’s character, Oh Jung-shin, and Jang Dong-yoon’s character, Lee Doo-hak. During this scene, the viewership rating soared to 7.8% nationwide and 8.2% in the metropolitan area.
The show’s turbulent story development, solid acting performances, nostalgic music, and beautiful directing were all praised by viewers, who have called it a “perfect first episode.”The period drama’s atmosphere, where even small props and characters’ styles and shooting backgrounds were unique, added to the overall charm of the show and caught viewers’ attention.
The actors’ savory dialects perfectly conveyed their characters’ emotions and provided a sense of immersion that viewers found enjoyable. As a result, viewers expressed their excitement for the show, saying that “it’s been a while since we’ve seen a period drama,” and “Oasis” was the perfect choice for Monday and Tuesday night viewing.
Set in South Korea during the 1980s and 1990s, the show tells the story of two high school students who are like brothers and their growing feelings towards two transfer students. The show highlights the friendship and love stories of three young people and can be seen every week at 9:50 pm on KBS2.