Season 2 of “Tale of the Nine Tailed” Records Better Results After Replacing the Female Lead 

Despite conflicting opinions at first, viewers have now admitted that the decision to replace “Tale of the Nine Tailed” female lead in season 2 was smart.

Casting decisions can make or break a production, and one recent drama has managed to captivate audiences with a daring move – replacing the female lead. 

Tale of the Nine Tailed” took a bold step by introducing Kim So Yeon as the new female lead in its second season. This decision sparked divided opinions among viewers in the beginning, but as the series progressed, it became clear that the production team’s decision worked.  

Jo Bo Ah

“Tale of the Nine Tailed” season 1 starred Jo Bo Ah in the role of the female lead. Jo Bo Ah’s performance fell short for many viewers. Criticisms centered around her limited range of expressions and constant wide-eyed portrayal. 

When news broke of the replacement, with Kim So Yeon taking over the reins, it was met with mixed reactions. Some questioned the need for a change, fearing it would disrupt the established dynamics, while others welcomed the opportunity for a fresh perspective.


Kim So Yeon, an experienced actress, proved her mettle and took the spotlight. Her portrayal breathed new life into the series. As the character’s storyline shifted back to the historical backdrop of 1938, Kim So Yeon’s presence brought a refreshing twist that didn’t interfere with the continuity of the plot. 

The chemistry between her character, Hong Joo, and the male lead Lee Yeon, played by Lee Dong Wook, was nothing short of enchanting. Their unique relationship, oscillating between alliance and confrontation, fascinated viewers and kept them thoroughly engaged.


Kim So Yeon’s exceptional performance created a buzz among the audience and generated significant online buzz. Social media platforms buzzed with clips showcasing her compelling exchanges with Lee Dong Wook. 

Moreover, her inclusion in the cast significantly boosted the viewership ratings for season 2 of “Tale of the Nine Tailed”. While season 1 ended with a rating of 5.8%, season 2 debuted with a 6.5% rating. Despite competing against other popular weekend dramas like “Doctor Cha” and “Dr. Romantic 3”, “Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938” managed to maintain a stable rating.

Source: K14. 

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