If you’ve been following Give Me Dramas for a while, (or at least seen any of my Absolute Boyfriend recaps / Day 13 post) you probably already knew my answer to today’s question. If not…well welcome and sit back and relax
while I rant.
Okay first off – I’m pretty sure I’ve seen actresses worse than Goo Hye Sun. I just dropped their dramas like a hot potato and forgot about them. I’ve seen two of Goo Hye Sun’s dramas – Boy’s Over Flowers and Absolute Boyfriend. I enjoyed BOF for the most part, and though I found Goo Hye Sun’s acting a little unbelievable, I chalked it up to the unbelievable-ness of the entire drama. The chemistry between her and Lee Min Ho paled in comparison to Kim So Eun and Kim Bum, and I only finished BOF for the latter OTP. Lack of chemistry is a big complaint I have about Absolute Boyfriend however, and getting 0/2 in chemistry is a bit disappointing. Sure, the language barrier probably had something to do with it, but I watched Skip! Beat right before and had no trouble believing Ivy Chen’s chemistry with Donghae or Siwon. Check out the behind the scenes if you don’t believe me – the cast is adorable together.
So I guess all in all I wouldn’t say that Goo Hye Sun is a bad actor per say, just my least favourite. (If she toned down those facial expressions I’d like her a lot more.) She pulled through at the end of Absolute Boyfriend, but not enough to redeem the drama. Skip it and just watch BOF.