The current KBS Mon-Tues drama Hwarang will go down as a ratings and quality disappointment, despite the pre-production edge and having a sprawling cast of flower boys. Park Seo Joon is likely not as suitable for sageuk roles as he is in modern dramas so he may get a chance soon to wash the slate clean. Park Seo Joon has been offered the male lead role in the spring KBS drama Third Rate My Way (Ssam My Way), which as the title suggests is about low achievers trying to make it in a society that values educational accomplishment above all else. Hwarang finished filming last year so he’s not currently in the throes of crazy live-filming, making it possible that he may want to quickly jump back in the game with a drama scheduled to air in May. If he accepts then he’ll get a fresh-faced leading lady, at least in drama land, as award winning movie actress Chun Woo Hee will be doing her first prime time leading role in this drama.
If Park Seo Joon and Chun Woo Hee accept, he’ll be playing a former high school star athlete turned contract worker who decides to give his dreams of becoming an UFC fighter a shot, while she’s a department store clerk who keeps trying to become a network anchor. This is the type of human feel good drama that if done right K-audiences slurp up because it’s so aspirational.