Episode 7 of River Where the Moon Rises Stays Constant with 6.7%, 8.7% Ratings While Adding a Very Schmoopy New Ondal

It’s a new dawn for KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises with this Monday’s episode 7 and other than the removal of one very toxic cast member everything else makes me want to yell “Go back, put it back the way it was!” Luckily the rating’s didn’t tank but stayed the same as last week, but the arrival of Na In Woo made me feel like a soothsayer who predicted doom and gloom but am too tired to say I Told You So. The production had him film snippets of scenes solo that were already filmed and then cut him into the scenes with his own standalone face shots or CGI’d together with the previous filmed scenes. It was mostly the same facial expression carried over from Queen Cheorin I dub “Mopey Constipation”. I know he’s asked to essay a character last minute and I applaud the effort but this young man has thus far demonstrated very limited to straight up bad acting talents so why does anyone think he can do well all of a sudden here? Conversely second male lead Lee Ji Hoon in every drama I’ve watched from Legend of the Blue Sea to Dinner Mate to here gets the obligatory one-note emo plot device type character (like Na In Woo’s Byung In in QC) but his acting always elevates it to capture audience interest. That’s the difference with good acting. Le sigh, Na In Woo aside the narrative continues to paddle in the kiddie pool with Ga Jin immediately getting smacked down by the villains in court with her first attempt at a tussle.

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Girl Group April’s Lee Na Eun Leaves Upcoming SBS Drama Taxi Driver Due to Bullying Allegations, Drama 60% Done with Filming and Finding Replacement

Another K-drama casting switcheroo is happening, also due to the recent spate of bullying allegations against younger generation stars. Girl Group April‘s Lee Na Eun, who got her big acting break in Extraordinary You, was hoping to start her more … Continue reading

Lee Sin Young Steps Down from K-drama From a Distance, Green Spring Due to Scheduling Conflicts But Netizens Believe its Due to Bullying Allegations

The wide net of bully allegations against 20-something Korean actors/actresses and idols has another casting change though not openly admitted. Actor Lee Sin Young, most famous for playing the good looking reticent North Korean soldier in Crash Landing on You, … Continue reading

tvN Drama Mouse is Off to a Shaky Serial Killer Chase Premise as First Two Episodes Brings in 4.948% and 4.044% Ratings

Every time there is a Lee Seung Gi drama I’m on pins and needles hoping my boy picked well and doesn’t end up with a narrative stinker. His recently premiered tvN drama Mouse comes with high critical pedigree from the … Continue reading

Ji Soo to Enlist in the Army Public Service in October 2021, Denies the Sexual Assault Portion of Allegations, and River Where the Moon Rises to Replace Him with Na In Woo Starting Episode 9

The rapid downfall of actor Ji Soo has come to a conclusion and there are some wrap up news to report. Ji Soo will be enlisting in the army later this year in October 2021, but he’s serving public service … Continue reading