We discuss whether there will be a Season 2 of the Netflix K-Drama series Crash Course in Romance and its renewed or canceled status.
Despite its title, which could easily suggest a fluffy rom-com, Crash Course in Romance has treated its viewers to an exciting blend of serious narratives and the more widespread love plotlines seen in Korean dramas. As a result, this show has stood out from a clustered crowd of competition in this arena, even if it hasn’t always fired on all cylinders. Generally, the series also has an air of agreeability, feeling pleasant even amongst the more somber storylines.
Thus, Crash Course in Romance has been loved by audiences. Domestically, it has peaked with 13.501% viewership (should it fail to go any higher, it would still be the 18th most-watched cable K-Drama), a number that sees it statistically above the likes of Little Women, Prison Playbook, and Twenty-Five Twenty-One for watchers. Internationally, it has been a regular fixture on Netflix’s global top ten, with a highly respectable 21,520,000 hours of the series viewed between February 13 and 19.
Here at Ready Steady Cut, we gave season one of Crash Course in Romance a rating of 3.5/5, saying: “Complete with a colorful, warm visual palette that really makes the city feel welcoming to viewers, Crash Course in Romance mightn’t wish to avoid the usual rom-com tropes entirely, but it does do a more than serviceable job of providing its audience something substantial to sink their teeth into. The addition of some more serious plot lines helps with deeper engagement, and as this series progresses, there’s a real incentive to return week after week. If you’re looking for something filling yet equal parts nimble, this show might just land for you.”
Will there be a Season 2 of the K-Drama Crash Course in Romance – renewed or canceled status
There is no news on whether there will be a season two of Crash Course in Romance. This is not uncommon; in Korean dramas, a second season is still a rarity regarding cable programming. However, offerings like Alchemy of Souls, Hospital Playlist, and Taxi Driver are beginning to buck that trend and show that there is life past one 16-episode run.
Because of this, it’s becoming harder to forecast whether a show will be renewed or not, purely because the tides are slowly turning in this area. Crash Course in Romance has been a top-rated show, so you can’t rule out a return for these characters.
With that being said, we’d still hedge our bets that Crash Course in Romance won’t be returning for a second season. Not necessarily because all of the plots are ending (often, renewed shows switch things up slightly anyway), but because the rom-com formula can’t extend past this 16-episode run. Sure, you could have another release centered on the featured couple doing daily activities. Still, it wouldn’t quite have the same appeal as watching their romance come to fruition over the weeks, especially with all the added drama taking place in between. As such, we’d say to enjoy Crash Course in Romance while it’s here.
Source: ready steady cut