This is just weird casting news, both in timing and the stars selected, but then again the drama in question is super weird too so maybe it all makes sense in its own way. Idol Jisoo of the girl group Blackpink and boy group 2PM‘s Nickhun are revealed to have a special role in Arthdal Chronicles, which has also wrapped filming so their scenes are done as well. Nickhun is a laughably awful actor in all his previous attempts while this is Jisoo’s first acting role so neither gets me excited with this casting news. Arthdal has been doing only okay in ratings, staying in the 6% plus range for the first 3 episodes and episode 4 finally upticked noticeably to 7.7%.
I was bored and embarrassed watching the first 2 episodes with all the lame world building, to dark to make sense of the action scenes, and generally stilted acting. Mr. Koala never comments on my drama watching on the computer but even he chimed in from his side of the office asking what horrible drama I was watching from the dialogue alone lol. Episodes 3-4 were better but not enough to make this drama a good one (yet) and honestly I would not continue but for Song Joong Ki alone. Seeing these two rando idols tossed in later is more meh for the course. Continue reading