After the split response to its highly anticipated debut episodes and a slightly warmer reception for episodes 3 and 4, the team behind the drama Arthdal Chronicles just threw a curve ball at viewers by revealing two of Kpop’s idols will be playing significant roles in the drama – as you might have guessed from the title of this post, Kim Jisoo of the popular girl group Blackpink and Thai 2PM member, Nichkhun. I wonder why they were both chosen though. I mean, with all the acting heavy hitters in the series, Jisoo is an interesting choice as she’s still quite green behind the ears when it comes to acting. Nichkhun on the other hand, isn’t really known for his great acting from past attempts so I’m on the fence about this.
I’m sure the casting talks and contract signings with talents are done and dusted months before a drama’s air date, but this week’s casting announcement is quite timely as it might help to bring in some extra boost to the drama’s viewership what with a lot of viewer and critic reviews leaning towards the negative following Arthdal’s premiere.
Whether that works in the drama’s favour, we’ll have to wait and see. All things considered, it would be best to keep your expectations low while still being open to the possibility of being wowed .. by Jisoo. That way at least, if the idol’s performances hurt your eyeballs to watch, well, you wouldn’t be disappointed; and IF it does end up wowing you, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised!