The new drama “See You In My 19th Life” is controversial even before its official broadcast.
“See You In My 19th Life” tells the fantasy romance between Ban Ji Eum, who can remember her past lives, and Moon Seo Ha, the person she is seeking to meet in her 19th life. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name by Lee Hye.
Shin Hye Sun will play the role of Ban Ji Eum, who can remember her past lives and is living her 19th life. Through repeated reincarnations, she has lived for nearly a thousand years. In this 19th life, Ban Ji Eum decides to seek Moon Seo Ha, her lover in the 18th life, and meet him again.
Ahn Bo Hyun will appear as Moon Seo Ha, the man of destiny Ban Ji Eum met in her 18th life. This character has a big fear due to the trauma of losing her loved ones in his childhood. Moon Seo Ha, the one and only first love that Ban Ji Eum cannot forget, in Ban Ji Eum’s 18th life was Yoon Joo Won. After his life as Yoon Joo Won ended, a strange woman named Ban Ji Eum suddenly appears in front of Moon Seo Ha and causes his current life to change significantly.
Ha Yoon Kyung plays Yoon Cho Won, who works for a landscape architect company and was Yoon Joo Won’s younger sister in Ban Ji Eum’s previous life. In addition, Ahn Dong Goo plays Ha Do Yoon, Moon Seo Ha’s childhood friend and secretary.
Meanwhile, some Internet users are claiming the casting of Ahn Bo Hyun as Moon Seo Ha as a miscast.
It is because this character in the original webtoon has a slender and soft appearance. Moon Seo Ha’s image is a person who is weak and easily falls sick.
However, Ahn Bo Hyun is famous with his healthy and strong image. He is 187cm tall and has a solid body and wide shoulders. In particular, Ahn Bo Hyun is also a former boxing player.
Regarding the casting of Ahn Bo Hyun, netizens reacted, “He doesn’t have the feeling of a person who is weak and gets sick easily”, “The male lead’s image is so different from that in the original webtoon”, “They are destroying the original work”, “This casting lineup doesn’t give me the feeling of the original version at all”, “It’s a miscast”, etc. Some people also pointed out that Shin Hye Sun doesn’t remind them of Ban Ji Eum in the webtoon.
Will “See You In My 19th Life” actors be able to overturn these negative opinions when the drama is released? The drama will premiere in the first half of 2023.