Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Debuts with Low Ratings as K-netizens Eviscerate Cha Eun Woo’s Limited Acting

Oh bummer, I was hoping new Wed-Thurs sageuk Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung would get positive reviews, and definitely improved opinions on the acting ability of relative rookie actor Cha Eun Woo making his second drama lead appearance. I don’t know him to like or dislike him since I skipped his first drama but I have a feeling he’s being pushed to be the next Drama It boy what with two lead castings in one year with nothing other than a very pretty face and being a member of a boy band. If he’s going to be on TV then I want him to be good so he doesn’t end up ruining more dramas.

Sadly netizens are thumbs down on his first episode performance in Rookie Historian, and the screencaps of his bug eyed surprise acting are actually really funny because he appears to think acting = miming. Perhaps he’ll get better but so far it’s no bueno, and the ratings for a slew of new dramas premiering today are all so close, and so low, and nothing is quite hurting or helping Rookie Historian of its competitors. Rookie came in second with 4.0%, 6.0%, in first place is KBS detective drama Justice at 6.1%, 6.4%, and SBS had Detective Doctor getting 4.6%, 5.7&. Also new arrival OCN drama Mr. Temporary premiered with 1.814%. Continue reading

First Look at Shin Se Kyung and Cha Eun Woo in MBC Drama Rookie Historial Goo Hae Ryung

There hasn’t been a sageuk on my radar in awhile, and I’m not really counting upcoming Arthdal Chronicles since it’s mining pre-written history and has fantasy elements. I’m jonesing for a classic Joseon-era sageuk with romance and the requisite amounts … Continue reading