Character Previews for Hwarang Put Goofy Action in Sageuk Setting

The arrival of Shilla flower boys is a little less than two weeks ago and I don’t know if KBS is relieved that the very low rated The Man Living in Our House is ending or worried that it’s sunk cost pre-filmed sageuk Hwarang is still going to have to go up against the tail end of the big Mon-Tues ratings juggernaut Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim. Premiering on December 19th with a streaming simulcast in China, the drama just feels bipolar to be in terms of tone. It’s mostly silly slapstick type stuff but a small kernel of seriousness, with not enough balance in the previews to make me feel anything substantive from the narrative scope. The hwarang training is particularly eyeball rolling, the only part I liked was a young trainee idol worshipping Park Seo Joon’s character, too bad Park Seo Joon looks super out of place in sageuk garb whereas Park Hyung Sik seems more at ease in character.

Character previews for Hwarang:


Character Previews for Hwarang Put Goofy Action in Sageuk Setting — 4 Comments

  1. I’m anticipating this drama has potential and I would say lets wait and see before we jump on conclusions. Fair chance.


    Koala I have a bone to pick with you regarding some very interesting that you perhaps skipped on your Blog that I would have loved and many of the reads would have loved to see these things report here.

    As you know all the things happening in Asian entertainment I find it rather absurd that you haven’t Mentioned the BIGGEST BUZZ BRINGER OF THE YEAR ***THE LEGEND OF CHUSEN*** I see alot of nostalgia postings about C-Bu Bu Jing Xin and other uninteresting C-shows.

    THE Legend of Chusen broke the record of all records on Viewership of all times which makes it the MOTHER OF ALL DRAMAS currently.

    Some other interesting things that I didn’t see was Ice fantasy? I mean like how can you lose out on that even tho it had mixed review it sure did have alot of hype and buzz.

    BTW: glading tidings to all I-fans of Legend of Chusen season 2 is out just after 2 months of season 1 ending.

    • Actully both leads Li Yi-Feng and Zanilia Zhao won at the awards tonight.. @Tencent most popular Actor and Actress while the chemistry was off the charts.

      These two have become extremely popular. Absolute fan-faves alot of ppl are hoping for another cast with them.

  2. IDK I’m just not feeling this one…’s like a weird mix of BOF and Sungkyunkwan but looks worse weirdly enough. Nothing stands out enough for me to be totally interested in this

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