The Netflix original series The Silent Sea reaped a lot of reactions from the audience. There are those who like and accept the storyline, there are those who don’t like it at all and feel that the production this time is a bit far beyond expectations. Gong Yoo expressed his opinion about the mixed reviews.
Since the beginning of receiving an offer to play in The Silent Sea, Gong Yoo has already predicted the response from the audience. Especially for a science fiction genre like this, according to Gong Yoo, fanaticism and fan criticism will be much fiercer than other genres. From his side as the main character of The Silent Sea, Gong Yoo is quite satisfied with the result.
“I watched it with satisfaction at the result. I never had the desire to play in the science fiction genre, but really wanted to play in a series with a specific genre. That’s where I was offered The Silent Sea. I am satisfied with the result,” said Gong Yoo in the interview. with Sports Chosun.
Regarding the dissatisfaction of some viewers of The Silent Sea, Gong Yoo responded wisely. He did not argue that there may be parts of this series that are lacking and need to be improved in similar projects in the future.
However, the criticism given to The Silent Sea was assessed by Gong Yoo as a lesson. In fact, this criticism provides opportunities and potential for further development of the story.
“It’s not that we feel great, but I think we opened the door to potential development (in the same genre). This is an important first step for the space science fiction genre in the South Korean film industry. I am personally very proud of some parts, and I think that’s a brilliant first step,” he commented.
Gong Yoo continued, “Many people are watching this from different perspectives, but I think the different perspectives actually bring more interest to this drama. I’m very grateful.”
The Silent Sea comes after Space Sweepers, the space science fiction film that was also released as a Netflix original. In contrast to The Silent Sea, the Space Sweepers played by Song Joong Ki and Lee Tae Ri received a lively reception from the audience.
You can listen to The Silent Sea review on the Drama Podcast! detik.com: