KBS’ newest K-drama “The Matchmakers” starring Rowoon and Cho Yi Hyun is facing a miscasting issue for starring the young star as the female lead.
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‘The Matchmakers’ Causes Disappointment To Viewers After Debut Due to Miscasting
Despite the excitement and hype that the drama received before its release, “The Matchmakers” immediately caused disappointment to some.
On October 30, Rowoon and Cho Yi Hyun met the viewers for the first time together through the romance-comedy series “The Matchmakers.” It features the story of a young widower Shim Jung Woo and a young widow Jung Soon Deok collaborating to marry off young maidens in Joseon.
Just days after the drama premiered, viewers already showed their mixed assessments of Cho Yi Hyun. The most significant problem was the synchronization between the actress and the character that she portrays.
Cho Yi Hyun plays the role of Jung Soon Deok, a widow and the second-daughter-in-law of the Jwauijeong who lives a double life as Yeo Ju Deok, the best matchmaker and seller in Hanyang.
Viewers Criticize Cho Yi Hyun’s Synchronization to Her Character
However, the female star’s innocent and youthful image seemed very far from her character. In addition, it was said that her heavy eye makeup and colorful Hanbok for living a double life did not align and were awkward.
People are saying that the character does not suit Cho Yo Hyun, who has a younger and teenage look.
It gets more regrettable for some as the breakout star who has had no previous controversies about her acting skills, was dubbed as a ‘monster rookie’ and received great critical acclaim for her roles in “All of Us Are Dead” and “Hospital Playlist.”
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However, since the drama just started, it is still too early to criticize and come up with a final judgment about the actress’ performance. Her case is being compared to actress Ahn Eun Jin, who faced miscasting controversy through her ongoing series “My Dearest.”
But as the drama progressed, the tables had turned and her character development and solid acting became more prominent, impressing the audience with her overall performance in the series. Due to this, she immediately dispelled the miscasting controversy.
Others are hoping the same for Cho Yi Hyun in the upcoming episodes of “The Matchmakers.”
The Monday-Tuesday drama garnered an average viewership rating of 4.5 percent on its pilot episode, which gives hope to the struggling KBS weekday drama lineup. Though consistently high ratings are not guaranteed, in this situation, the pressure is on the young star to convince the audience with her character.
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Shai Collins wrote this.