I’m not going assume that the domestic ratings failure of flower boy packed sageuk Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo means that the genre or casting isn’t going to win over the particular tastes of South Korean viewers. It does mean that more eyes will be on the next pre-produced flower boy cast sageuk to see if it sinks or sails, namely upcoming KBS drama Hwarang: The Beginning. Most of the first time sageuk pretty boys in Moon Lovers are admittedly pretty weak in their performances, which lends a smidge more concern for Hwarang because the male leads are also all sageuk newbies, from Park Seo Joon to Park Hyung Sik and definitely Minho of SHINee and even Do Ji Han. At least Moon Lovers has Lee Jun Ki holding down 99% of the fort and keeping it afloat, I hope Hwarang surprises viewers with acting suitability even if on the first try. The flower boys are for sure on par with Moon Lovers pretty, and leads Park Seo Joon and Park Hyung Sik are stepping up their promotional game by dropping new fall pictorials looking smart and sleek.