This weekend saw the premiere of jTBC sageuk drama My Country, the latest sageuk we’ll see this year and hopefully turns out to be the best we’ve had so far. The ratings are solid for the second largest cable network coming it at 3.512% and 3.846% for the first and second episodes. Early reviews are promising but more for the veteran actors including Jang Hyuk in a key supporting role to the hot blooded youngsters played by Yang Se Jong, Seolhyun, and Woo Do Hwan. The babies are getting criticism for their screen presence and enunciation which is always a problem with less experiences actors in sageuk and a frequent sore point for K-viewers. For those who rely on subtitles this isn’t a problem but domestic viewers need to be able to quickly understand conversations for speech is key in sageuks with the formal and historical cadences harder to immediately pick up.
The difference between the veterans and youngsters is pretty wide especially when they have scenes together.
I really liked the first 2 episodes. It was beautiful! The next episode looks really good.
I didn’t feel any awkwardness watching it. The difference was because the main cast was still young and innocent when the old one was already bitter. But the characters will have to learn fast.
exactly this. the young actors are shown as young and naive and innocent and veterans are shown as bitter and hard. the difference in delivering lines is expected when it’s what is demanded of your character.
the ratings are pretty good considering jang hyuk hasnt even showed up yet. the young leads are carrying them.
Where Can I read K-netizens’comments on first two episodes? Someone please tell me
On naver or on soompi thread of the drama.
Don’t worry comments are generally good.