why do you think ban ryu is more lead material. not disagreeing with you, i also believe that as well the more i see him each ep and realize his story is pretty meaty. im just curious of your analysis. :)
i mean, he has way more depth as a character than all the other characters put together imo
plus he essentially has four stories surrounding him: his battle with his fathers, his rivalry with Soo Ho, his love life and his involvement in Hwarang.
and watching his trying to balance them is wonderful, because what you’re left with, is a character with so many layers and how they all come together.
This is a guy who would break down in front of his fathers, have comedic rivalry/banter with Soo Ho, become all flustered around Soo Yeon and pretend to be indifferent within Hwarang, whilst actually loving being a part of it.
not to mention, i love how Soo Yeon has saved him twice now, and in the midst of all his pride, this is not something he is even mildly ashamed of!
and i love characters like him, Maekjong’s story feels too superficial and it bores me, Sun Woo’s story is all over the place and Aro basically has no story at all.