First Reactions for “Jeon Woo Chi”: Corny vs. Funny

The pilot episode of KBS’s new and last Wednesday/Thursday drama of the year, “Jeon Woo Chi” had aired on November 21. Viewers drew in mixed responses for the kick-off of this drama. There seems to be a general split between “less than what was expected” and positive feelings toward Cha Tae Hyun‘s comic acting.

First, netizens criticized the overly complicated story line. Since it was the pilot episode, there were many character and plot line introductions, which confused many viewers.

On Twitter, many netizens posted comments such as, “There are just too many characters,” “There isn’t a big and interesting storyline – it’s just too confusing. The first episode shouldn’t be like this,” “I have no idea what’s going on,” “I don’t know what they are talking about,” and more.

Another criticism was about the computer graphics (CG) looking too outdated. Netizens posted on Twitter, “I thought this was on a Chinese channel for a second,” “This feels like some Chinese martial arts drama from the 80s,” “I feel like I just watched an hour of ‘Dragon Flight,'” “The CG looked too awkward,” and more.

But on the contrary, there were viewers who were delighted with the actors’ comic acting. Many expressed positive views on Cha Tae Hyun’s unique comic acting. Netizens commented, “You would think that Cha Tae Hyun’s signature comic acting would grow old but it’s still as fun as ever,” “This drama is interesting,” “It may be a bit childish but it’s fun,” and more.

Many netizens were also excited to further watch Cha Tae Hyun, UEE and Lee Hee Joon‘s acting. Talented actors such as Kim Gap Soo, Sung Dong Il, Lee Byung Joon and others also upped the anticipation.

Soompiers, what were your thoughts on the first episode of “Jeon Woo Chi?”