OMG I can’t believe I get another chance to roast Na In Woo, what with Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) ended already and I was hoping he would disappear into the woodworks and then pick ONLY dramas I have zero interest in watching so I never have to write about him again. Alas the drama fates are cruel indeed, to me and the cast of KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises, as the production has picked him to replace Ji Soo as male lead Ondal after Ji Soo was removed due to his huge downfall after being revealed as a school era bully and sexual assaulter. I’m going to assume there are no (2) 20-something decent actors available on such short notice, and/or (2) willing to step into a hot mess and play a character that supports the female lead-centric story. But really?!? Na In Woo?
He was so epically bad in Queen Cheorin, like so bad there were zero viewers who liked either his douchey second male lead or his wooden pinchy performance. He always looked like he was holding in a fart (his version of holier than thou) and spent the entire drama pining for a woman who showed no romantic interest in him whatsoever but he decided she needed saving from the husband she loved. Sure Jan. I was so happy to see him die in the end and upset he got such a long death scene full of tears and snot and redemption, ugh. The only good thing I can say with this casting is that presumably he’s a decent human being in real life unlike Ji Soo and he’s also super tall, but goodness now I’m going to wait until River ends and just marathon the bits with Lee Ji Hoon. Sorry Kim So Hyun, love you but you’re going to have tons of Ondal scenes and I rather spork my eyes out then suffer through another Na In Woo sageuk “performance”.