Netizens Aren’t Happy With The Cast Of Upcoming tvN Drama “See You In My 19th Life”

Netizens claim the cast is too different from the original webtoon.

Upcoming tvN K-Drama, See You In My 19th Life, is already facing criticism before its release.

Poster for See You In My 19th Life | Webtoon

On November 15, the drama released its casting list. According to, See You In My 19th Life, the drama will be led by a cast starring actors Shin Hae Sun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Ha Yoon Kyung, and Ahn Dong Goo.

Shin Hae Sun | Joongang Ilbo
Ahn Bo Hyun | OSEN

See You In My 19th Life is a fantasy romance based on the webtoon of the same name, revolving around Ban Ji Eum, who has lived 18 prior lives and is on life 19. Ban Ji Eum retains her memory from her past lives and is desperately seeking Mun Seo Ha, who she fell in love with in life 18.

Ban Ji Eum | @ilovewchara/Twitter

The drama announced that Shin Hae sun would be playing the role of Ban Ji Eum and Ahn Bo Hyun would be playing the role of Mun Seo Ha.

Moon Seo Ha |

Netizens reacted to the news of the cast with mixed reviews. In the original webtoon, Mun Seo Ha is a frail character who is often sick and faints easily. According to a news report, fans of the original comic, therefore, are stating that casting Ahn Bo Hyun, who is 187cm tall, has broad shoulders, and is a former boxer, was a mistake.

Moon Seo Ha | Dispatch

A news report alleges that fans have stated, “(Ahn Bo Hyun) looks like he’s never been frail in his life,” and expressed disappointment over his casting. Other netizens chimed in online, expressing similar sentiments over the drama’s cast.

  • “The casting for both main characters is weird. What is this?”
  • “Oh, I don’t like either actor. This is an easy pass for me.”
  • “The casting sucks.”
  • “I’m not a fan of this lineup.”
  • “(Looking at the cast) I forgot what the webtoon looked like, LOL. It sucks since I enjoyed the webtoon.”
  • “The cast’s image are all different (from the webtoon characters).”
  • “Who is the casting director?…”

What are your thoughts? Are you a fan of the original webtoon?

Source: theqoo and Herald Pop
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