Too much focus on the love line between Song Joong Ki and Shin Hyun Been’s characters faces mixed reviews.
Episode 3 of JTBC’s “Reborn Rich” led by Song Joong Ki is drawing mixed reactions from viewers. On the Korean online community Theqoo, netizens left comments saying that episode 3 was not as fun as the first two episodes, due to the love line between Song Joong Ki and Shin Hyun Been’s characters.
In this episode, Jin Do Joon (Song Joong Ki) starts attending law school, where he meets Seo Min Young (Shin Hyun Been). In Jin Do Joon’s previous life, Seo Min Young was a prosecutor known as the “grim reaper” of Soonyang Corporation. However, in this life, Seo Min Young is a law student with a completely different personality from her past life. Jin Do Joon and Seo Min Young meet and develop feelings for each other.
“Reborn Rich” is about Yoon Hyun Woo (Song Joong Ki), a loyal and devoted secretary of the Soonyang conglomerate. After being accused of embezzlement and being unjustly killed, Yoon Hyun Woo suddenly wakes up in 1987 in the body of Jin Do Joon. Jin Do Joon is the youngest son of the Soonyang family.
Many viewers are against the increase of the scenes focusing on the love line between the two main characters. In the original webtoon, their love line is very subtle. The story focuses on Yoon Hyun Woo’s journey of revenge and bringing the truth to light.
Netizens on Theqoo commented, “Please limit the love line between the two main characters”, “Episode 3 ruins it for me. I had to skip through all the unnecessary love scenes”, “Lee Sung Min’s acting (Jin Yang Chul – Jin Do Joon’s grandfather) is what stands out the most. The drama is only interesting thanks to him. His acting is impressive.”
“Reborn Rich” got off to an impressive start with a 10% rating for its latest episode. It also breaks the norm of K-dramas by airing three episodes per week instead of the traditional two.