Ahn Hyo Seop’s portrayal of the Korean version of a beloved character is deemed lacking emotional depth.
Ahn Hyo Seop has long been regarded as a rising star with immense potential. However, his latest work has sparked mixed reviews. Ahn Hyo Seop, the leading actor in newly released drama “A Time Called You,” a Korean remake of the Taiwanese hit drama “Someday or One Day”, has faced criticism for his stiff expressions and lackluster performance.
In “A Time Called You,” Ahn Hyo Seop plays the Korean version of the iconic character Li Zi Wei in the original, played by Greg Hsu. While his portrayal of a youthful Si Heon in high school has received more praise, his depiction of the character in adulthood has left viewers disappointed.
One of the major criticisms revolves around Ahn Hyo Seop’s inability to convey deep emotions through his expressions, particularly in portraying Si Heon’s passionate love. Instead, his gaze is often described as more akin to that of an antagonist, which has caused fans to question whether the essence and charm of Li Zi Wei is truly captured.
In “Business Proposal” aired last year, where he played a handsome and cold CEO, there were also mixed reactions to his acting.
As “A Time Called You” continues to capture the hearts of viewers, Ahn Hyo Seop’s performance remains a topic of discussion.