As Soon As It Was Broadcast, ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ Immediately Drew Attention From South Korean Netizens. However, Many Have Criticized The Actors’ Acting.
“Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” has been released by Netflix since last June 24. This drama tells of the character Professor ( Yoo Ji Tae ) who recruits thieves to carry out heists on the Korean Peninsula.
“Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” is set in 2025-2026 when North and South Korea agree to allow inter-Korean travel and a joint economic zone is established.
As soon as it was broadcast, “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” immediately drew attention from South Korean netizens. However, many have criticized the acting of the players who are said to not appreciate their respective characters.
“What’s with all their acting. I can’t bear to see this,” wrote a netizen. “Acting is awkward, almost like they don’t understand their own character. Neither of them seems to understand who they are supposed to play. Big disappointment,” added another.
“First of all, the acting is bad. The set is poorly designed, straight from some outdated drama. Whatever the case, the acting is poor and the cast doesn’t seem to stick together in a cohesive way,” concluded another netizen.
Previously, “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” also drew criticism because the plot was too similar to the original series. Even though the audience hopes that this drama will focus more on Korean conditions.
Although viewers praised the outfit changes for example, Dali’s mask changing to a Korean Hahoetal mask and the design of the set, many criticized that they couldn’t relate to the South Korean version of “Money Heist”.
Some viewers said it would be better for the drama to focus on integrating more of the culture and issues seen in South Korea into the story rather than focusing on the creative arts aspects.