Someone in the production team of upcoming KBS sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning took the flower boy in the Korean title much too literally. The Shilla era sageuk is about the well known corps of historical time flower boy warrior scholars who won battles with their collective pretty, or something like that. The newest set of drama and character posters are out showing the male leads Park Seo Joon, Park Hyung Sik, Min Ho, Do Ji Han, Jo Yoon Woo, and Kim Tae Hyun actually ringed by flower petals while shooting loving glances all around during a forest stroll.
It pushes the visuals too much for me without being cheeky and snarky about it, the way earnest vibe turns it all into a laugh at them reaction rather than laugh with them. And the hair, good lord does every guy have an abominable yet different mane of not glory. Six good looking dudes and not a single one got a passable hair piece. Only leading lady Go Ara comes out unscathed in the promos, she looks like an animated woodland sprite in her solo character poster.
Im honestly not a fan of the promo posters. They are all pretty but for me its too much.
WEll, that first poster is so overly sweet and cute, you expect them to hold hands and sing Kumbaja my lord. If they are supposed to be warriors their opponents will sure have a good laugh.
Lmao at the line ”Good lord does every guy have an abominable yet different mane of NOT glory”
I love all the actors involed here except the Idols..
Go ara comes of really good on that poster tho
Are these boys actually going to fight & win a battle??? Cause they look more like they are about to sing and dance in the garden.
Wow, way too…feminine…Can’t take this seriously…sadly.
Goodness, I need more men than flower boys….Why is it still so trendy?
Agree with you @hohliu ! Why is not “raining men” !!!This poster is just “awful of prettiness”. Well, we musn’t judge a book on his cover. I’ll wait and see …
LOL, I agree. I will likely watch it just to check it out. May be a good production…. But manly actors like Gong Yoo is disappearing on drama. Must have gone to movies…
cringe so hard lol
I don’t dare to judge just based on the poster but they all do look so feminine. Look like they all are ready to style each other’s hair and put flowers on them. That is why I always prefer Goryeo sageuk. The mane of glory and styling could be very interesting unlike the constraint Joseon sageuk.
FYI,the drama is taking place during the later years of Silla dynasty (before Goryeo period was founded) not Joseon.
Ya. I know. My bad cause I tend to group the era before Joseon as Goryeo. Thanks anyway.
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I just hope that’s not the drama’s official poster!!
but I loved Park Seo Joon’s character poster!! he looked good in that!! 🙂
I can’t identify which one is Park Seo Joon and which one is Park Hyung Sik. But the guy in the individual poster above Go Ara on the right reminded me of Bae Yong Joon in “The Legend”. For now, the hairstyles are cringe-worthy.
Whaaa Tae-hyung from BTS wonder what his character story is.
Yes yes… I will watch this for taehyung…
Was trying to look for hot manly Minho out of the bunch of strolling flower boys and got a shock of a life time. Who the hell thought it was a good idea to turn hot ass men to…this….. TT.TT