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Reporters discuss the strengths and flaws of drama 'Entourage' + Sohee's acting

By beansss   Thursday, December 1, 2016   44,512   2,480   32



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Online media platform 'NewsAde' gathered together a group of real-life reporters to discuss tvN's currently airing drama 'Entourage', which during its production stages was heralded as the must-see drama of the year, but which recorded a depressingly low 0.67% in viewer ratings with its latest episode, and is being considered by most as a "flop".

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The drama stars Seo Kang Jun, Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Dong Hwi, Jo Jin Woong, Park Jung Min, and Sohee, and is a remake of the American hit series. The reporters, in a group Kakao chat room, discussed the strengths and flaws of the drama, including the storyline, details and comparisons to reality, acting, and more. 

One flaw that the reporters pointed out was that "Even if it is a drama targeting males, tvN's core target audience is females. The way the drama was set up in itself was wrong", in response to another reporter who'd said, "The biggest problem was that they weren't able to catch gender sensitivity crossing boundaries at the beginning stages. There are no female viewers who can take 'those kinds of lines' lightly." To this, the reporter typing in yellow added, "I died at the part where they had two half-naked women standing behind Simon D. What Korean star goes around during the day with half-naked girls like that keke". 

Next, they broached on the topic of Sohee's acting, with one reporting saying, "Sohee... this is no time for her to be greedy over lead roles. If you're just coming in, you need to test things out. If she's really thinking of growing into a good actress... She needs to start over from her phonation." Another agreed with, "Doesn't it seem like she doesn't realize what kind of tone she's using when she's talking...", while others opinionated that among the 4 friends in the drama, only Lee Dong Hwi seemed natural with his role.

As for the drama's strengths, the reports pointed out that it did not lack the necessary details when considering it's realistic portrayal of the entertainment industry. While "all of the places that entertainment people regularly visit are all there [in the drama]", "the problem is that only the insiders in the industry find that funny, not the audience". They agreed that lines exchanged between managers, topics dealing with dating scandals, and even a scene where the CEO gets kicked out of his own company, were all believable strengths of the drama.

Have you been keeping up with 'Entourage'? Do you think it's as much a "flop" as everyone says it is?

  1. Sohee
  2. Lee Kwang Soo
  3. Seo Kang Jun
  4. Lee Dong Hwi
  5. Jo Jin Woong
  6. entourage
  7. park jung min

enzoa Friday, December 2, 2016

I can't really see how it is a "drama targeting males", when 90% of the airtime is occupied by males bickering over bullshits. Should we feel enticed by few seconds of Clara, DJ Soda or Park Han-Byul? There were several good scenes, but the main problem is simply that the subject itself is not interesting enough.

rheax Friday, December 2, 2016

the first 3 episodes were not interesting as it should be. After that first 3 you'll beg for more episodes.

Crazy_Dog rheax Friday, December 2, 2016

drama/movies are suppose to hook u in asap. nobody is gonna stick around watching if the episode are gonna be boring.

joycb Friday, December 2, 2016

Some said they cant figure out the story/plot. Well...there's actually no "real plot". I enjoy watching it as its a look on the insides of Korean entertainment (just like the original HBO series).

kyasarin Friday, December 2, 2016

Cause Koreans have no time to be watching a drama that's so superficial, whilst the country is in tumoil. It's like telling them to watch the Kardashians lol. They're looking for dramas with more emotional impact, likeable characters or is at least more relatable to the public. Drinking Solo did well by going through the struggles of unemployment, Misaeng with work conflicts, Reply with the bonds between family, friends and lovers... and there's the Good Wife that showed how a mother shouldn't be taken for granted. There are high school students worried for their exams, University students worried if they're get a job, Workers doing long hour shifts, The elderly, Mothers etc would they be interested in the Entourage? Nope. They'll rather watch a drama with better chemistry between leads than be forced to understand why Sohee is even considered a romantic love interest. It's not her acting which is the problem it's the way she's written.

MyTwoCent Friday, December 2, 2016

um ... even i coulda told u this Kversion wouldnt rate high in Korea.  have u seen the original!?  dang..there has got to be more actual talent than being just "pretty".

clarissaxd Friday, December 2, 2016

for me the weakest link is sohee

clarissaxd Friday, December 2, 2016

but its still good if you just watch it lighly instead of full on seriousness hoping to get something emotional or powerful out of it

yoonjihoo Friday, December 2, 2016

I know why the drama just can get that rating only.. It is because, in my country, mostly just have sbs n kbs channel only.. Another channel must be purchase... I mean must buy ASTRO TV.. After that, buy channels following the package.. N also sohee eonni is my bias, i love all her drama and movie.. Yeah, she new in acting world, so must something bad about her act, but is ok, practice make perfect

yoonjihoo Friday, December 2, 2016

I dont say, if my country not watch it, the drama rating low, what i mean is, because the drama not every one watch it and not everyone talk about it, it can be factor for this reason.. I hope you guys understand what i want say..

goodbyhello yoonjihoo Friday, December 2, 2016

Nosens what about Miseang or good wife...

charmeliza Friday, December 2, 2016

so far it's so good! it get's me excited from time to time by looking forward to HO JIN'S and JI AN'S love story..

AhmedAlDhaheri Friday, December 2, 2016

I did't watch the US ver. but still i like the korean ver. the problem is Sohee, she's killing me sorry to say this but her acting is really bad

Crazy_Dog Thursday, December 1, 2016

it didnt deliver the hype that all. also the main difference btwn the american and the Korean version is how daring or they willing to be. in korean, a conservative country (i think not to sure) their only so much u can do

bangeryun94 Crazy_Dog Thursday, December 1, 2016

It still couldn't deliver. And it's not Sohee's acting that the reporters should be concerned over.

karebearsays Crazy_Dog Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sadly, I agree, I waited since they announced Amber and Kang Seo Jun were going to be in it. I watched the first three episodes and I struggled trying not to fall asleep through it. I was expecting a lot more with the drama, and was highly disappointed, but I will still watch it since it is Ambers debut acting role, and I want to support her as much as I can. (Plus Kang Seo Jun is REALLY hot.)

karebearsays Thursday, December 1, 2016

*Seo Kang Jun, idk why I always have a hard time remembering the order of his name.

Crazy_Dog bangeryun94 Thursday, December 1, 2016

it the show as whole that should be the main focus

bangeryun94 Crazy_Dog Thursday, December 1, 2016


bangeryun94 karebearsays Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hey, could you let me know what episodes Amber is in? I can cut the sound off. I love her and I didn't know she was going to be in it. Was listening to "PINK TAPE" as I was reading this!

bangeryun94 Crazy_Dog Thursday, December 1, 2016

I think I'll just stick with historical dramas and crime mystery.

Crazy_Dog bangeryun94 Thursday, December 1, 2016

im watching jackpot right now it pretty good

bangeryun94 Crazy_Dog Friday, December 2, 2016

I got caught up in some long running American and British series like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, How to Get Away with Murder and Supernatural. I'll check that out. I travel so much and for such long hours I need really good stuffs to help with the boredom

Crazy_Dog bangeryun94 Friday, December 2, 2016

not bad yo some of those shows are pretty good when i watch them sometimes

karebearsays bangeryun94 Friday, December 2, 2016

so far Ive only watched like the first four episodes, but she is not in the first episode, she first appears in the second episode. Also if you want some clips of just her scenes, you can go on Amberliufans instagram, they cut and even subbed some of her scenes from Entourage.

bangeryun94 karebearsays Friday, December 2, 2016

Thank you!

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