The only flaw of “Reborn Rich” is Shin Hyun Been’s lack of “female lead presence”?

Despite being the supposed female lead of “Reborn Rich”, actress Shin Hyun Been is struggling to impress viewers. 

With constant rising viewership ratings and high topicality, there is no denying the insane success of “Reborn Rich”. From the acting, the pacing, and the writing, everything of this K-drama has been satisfactory so far – except one crucial flaw – the female lead. 

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

In particular, Seo Min Young, the female lead of “Reborn Rich”, is a character played by Shin Hyun Been. However, with lacking screen time and poor character development, this character keeps piling on criticisms, with some even directing their ire towards Shin Hyun Been herself. 

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

According to many netizens, Shin Hyun Been is struggling to stand out amid the rich and colorful cast. Her acting is also more suited to melodramas and slice-of-life, they said, making her feel out of place in a K-drama that fully embraces the revenge theme. 

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

Some also can’t help but compare Shin Hyun Been’s presence in “Reborn Rich” with “Hospital Playlist”. Despite not being a part of the main cast, the actress boasted outstanding chemistry with co-star Yoo Yeon Suk, and her role as doctor Jang Gyeo Ul lingers in the minds of various fans. 

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

As the impression she have made as Jang Gyeo Ul was too deep, Shin Hyun Been struggled to become Seo Min Young. In addition, the character Seo Min Young itself is written in a bland manner, leading to lacking presence. Moreover, Seo Min Young did not have any love lines with the male lead in the original novel, so the changes in “Reborn Rich” got on the nerves of many viewers. 

Next, the chemistry between Seo Min Young and male lead Jin Do Joon is said to be lacking in both intensity and feelings, especially when compared to the chemistry between Jin Do Joon and his sister-in-law Mo Hyun Min (Park Ji Hyun). While neither had much feelings for each other, their dramatic interactions and visuals match, leading to many people considering this chemistry to be better. 

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

In fact, since Shin Hyun Been’s character barely get any screen time and development, many netizens are demanding for Mo Hyun Jin to become the female lead instead. They crave for the “forbidden romance” element, at the same time come up with various ideas on how this relationship can assist Jin Do Joon’s quest for vengeance. 

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

The scene of Mo Hyun Min and Jin Do Joon together in the elevator also gave off some ambiguous feelings, leading to many viewers “shipping” this couple instead of the male and female lead. 

Nevertheless, “Reborn Rich” has a long way to go, and in the rest of its run, there’s always the chance of Shin Hyun Been unleashing her true power. Her character, Seo Min Young, may also gain attention in the rest of the series, or hold some importance enough for her to become the female lead. There may even be a love triangle at the rate this K-drama is going.

Shin Hyun Bin Reborn Rich

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