"Hwarang" is currently one the most popular drama series in Korea not only because of its interesting story but because it is considered to be the melting pot of good looking actors. The time spent for filming was a great avenue for actors to establish friendship that they will cherish even after the end of the Kdrama.
According to Soompi, one of the actors of "Hwarang," Do Ji Han, recently opened up about how the friendship of the actors began on set. Remember the steamy group shower scene where all the handsome boys were gathered in one scene? Well, according to Do Ji Han, that was the time when they began to be close to each other and led to their friendship.
"Our friendship strengthened rapidly after the shower scene. We even went drinking together afterwards," Do Ji Han said. "Don't guys usually become closer after going to the sauna and stuff? Revealing our bodies to each other in that shower scene helped us become friends faster," he added.
Meanwhile, "Hwarang" episode 16 received a lot of praises from the viewers, especially with the actor's performances. The said episode was already deep into the plot which makes the scenes more serious and nail-biting. Gone are the days when the scenes were just light and had an introductory air to it.
According to All Kpop, the actors' performance have levelled up and has brought justice to their respective characters. In the beginning of "Hwarang," the series got mixed reactions from the viewers, mainly because of the unsatisfactory and delivery of the actors. This could be because of the fact that some of them didn't start out as actors but as music performers.
The conflicts presented in the plot of "Hwarang" episode 16 successfully built up the story and intrigued the viewers, making them excited for the next episode. Soo Ho and Ji So reached the peak of their conflict with a dismissal. Ban Ryu continues to be a weak bad guy which makes the viewers wonder if Soo Hyun will decide to leave him in the next episode.