Gyeongseong Creature’ Faces Backlash Despite Star-Studded Cast— High Anticipation, Mixed Reviews

Netflix’s ‘Gyeongseong Creature’, featuring A-list actors Park Seo-joon and Han So-hee, raised anticipation with a whopping 70 billion won budget.

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Yet, the release has left audiences divided, sparking unexpected criticism.

Gyeongseong Creature

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High Hopes, Harsh Feedback: Navigating Viewer Expectations

Amid high expectations for ‘Gyeongseong Creature’, the visually stunning series faced a wave of criticism post-release.

While the aesthetics impressed, viewers cited a perceived lack of story depth and genre ambiguity.

In an interview with writer Kang Eun-kyung on the 10th, the creative mind behind the script, reveals insights into the production process and addresses the unexpected feedback.

Behind the Scenes: Crafting a Tale of Survival in Dark Times

Set against the backdrop of Gyeongseong under Japanese rule in 1945, ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ blends period drama with monstrous elements.

Director Jung Dong-yoon and Writer Kang Eun-kyung together with Han So-hee and Park Seo-joon

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Director Jung Dong-yoon and Writer Kang Eun-kyung together with Han So-hee and Park Seo-joon

Writer Kang Eun-kyung aimed to depict the resilience of individuals navigating the challenges of the era.

Characters like Tae-sang Jang and Chae-ok Yoon embody the survival of independence activists and merchants in the face of adversity, showcasing the untold stories of those who endured unimaginable hardships.

Future Prospects: Director’s Reflections and Season 2 Insights

As ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ gears up for its second season, Director Jeong Dong-yoon weighs in on the feedback and outlines plans for improvement.

Director Jung Dong-yoon, Han So-hee and Park Seo-joon

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Director Jung Dong-yoon, Han So-hee and Park Seo-joon

Admitting the need for a faster pace, he expresses a commitment to refining the content based on viewer preferences.

With Season 2 set to release this year, the creators are dedicated to delivering a more engaging and accessible narrative, addressing both criticisms and expectations.