Im Soo Hyang criticized over plastic surgery claims, poor acting, and bad K-drama selections?

Actress Im Soo Hyang is being blamed for the low popularity of her recently-released K-drama, “Kokdu: Season of Deity”.

“Kokdu: Season of Deity”, is a new K-drama that marks the return of actor Kim Jung Hyun after 2 years of hiatus following his “attitude” and “gaslighting” controversy. However, the drama’s viewership rating is in great crisis, having fallen from 4.8% in episode 1 to 2.2% in episode 2. Such low popularity and reception is being blamed on the series’ script and actress Im Soo Hyang, who plays the female lead. 

Im Soo Hyang
Im Soo Hyang in “Kokdu: Season of Deity”

In particular, under the page for “Kokdu: Season of Deity” page on Mydramalist, various netizens left negative comments regarding the acting skills of Im Soo Hyang. According to them, the actress’ plastic surgery and beauty procedures have caused her to become “stiff” and “expressionless”, which feels jarring to their eyes. Most noticeably, they claimed that the script and Im Soo Hyang caused them to drop the drama, even though there have only been 2 episodes, and Im Soo Hyang’s plastic surgery accusations being mostly groundless. 

Below are some comments from netizens:

  • It seems that I’m not the only one feeling annoyed about Im Soo Hyang’s acting. I tried to search for a drama of her before plastic surgery to see what her acting was like back then. My verdict: she should have been more confident in herself, she was really pretty, but now she’s stiff and odd with terrible acting skills. 
  • I have no problem with Im Soo Hyang getting plastic surgery since it’s a personal matter, but it’s disappointing to see that her career is being negatively affected. I miss the old Im Soo Hyang. 
  • The stiffness must have been a consequence of overusing botox and face fillers. It’s no big deal to me, seeing that plastic surgery is common in Korea. But hasn’t she stopped using beauty procedures for this drama? 
  • Why are all the comments so negative, Im Soo Hyang is not that bad… She’s not the best actress in the world, but she does pretty well in this drama. 
Im Soo Hyang

At the same time, many people also complain that Im Soo Hyang is “ruining her own career” due to poor K-drama selections. According to them, prior to “Kokdu: Season of Deity”, the actress made poor choices to appear in “Woori the Virgin” and “Doctor Lawyer”, with neither of which helping to improve her career. Im Soo Hyang needs to pick her projects more carefully, should she want to maintain the public’s interest in her, these netizens said. 

Source: MyDramaList, k14

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