There will come a moment when it seems I’ve disappeared. I don’t want you to worry too much when that happens. It just means I’m walking through the frozen moments of time. – Lee Gon
The King: Eternal Monarch Synopsis : Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho), a modern-day Emperor of the Kingdom of Corea, attempts to cross the barrier into an alternate reality where the Republic of Korea exists in the Kingdom’s stead. He comes across detective Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun), whom he recognises from an identity card he obtained during the turning-point of his childhood, his father’s assassination. Lee Gon’s half uncle, Lee Lim (Lee Jung-jin), who assassinated the previous king, Lee Ho (Lee Gon’s father), is in hiding and assembling armies whilst traversing back and forth between the two parallel worlds. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Lee Min-ho as Lee Gon/ Lee Ji-hun
- Kim Go-eun as Jung Tae-eul / Luna
- Woo Do-hwan as Jo Eun-seob / Jo Yeong
- Kim Kyung-nam as Kang Shin-jae
- Jung Eun-chae as Goo Seo-ryung / Goo Eun-a
- Lee Jung-jin as Lee Lim
- Genre : Romance / Fantasy
- Produced by Hwa&Dam Pictures and its parent company Studio Dragon, the series premiered on SBS TV and Netflix for the global audience on April 17, 2020.
- No. of Episodes : 16
- The series reunited actress Kim Go-eun and writer Kim Eun-sook, who had collaborated in 2016 on Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, as well as actor Lee Min-ho with writer Kim Eun-sook, who had collaborated before on The Heirs (2013).
- While the ratings were generally low in Korea and the series struggled with lower-than-expected domestic popularity, it gained popularity abroad and was ranked first on Netflix in multiple countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand while airing.
- I saw a lot of negative comments and reviews on this drama, but I found it entertaining. It had romance, humor, fight scenes and fantasy elements.
- Interesting concept of parallel worlds and time travel.
- I loved how many actors portrayed different characters from both worlds and they did such an amazing job portraying them.
- I loved Yeong’s bromance with Lee Gon.
- Woo Do Hwan stole the show with his dual roles as Jo Eun-seob and Jo Yeong. He won the heart of so many including mine. I’m really impressed with his performance.
- I started The King: Eternal Monarch without much expectation and I wasn’t disappointed at all.
My Rating – 8.5/10
YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO READ : I HEAR YOUR VOICE (2013)
Have you watched The King: Eternal Monarch? Share your ‘feels’!
P.S. Not all photos and gifs are mine. Credits to the owners.