The first teaser for upcoming MBC Mon-Tues drama A King Loves (The King Loves) is out, and along with it news about the next two years whereabouts of the male lead. The titular King in love Im Shi Wan is trading in his big hair band and flowing sageuk hair for a buzz cut as he’s enlisting for military service in two weeks on July 11th. He’s the second K-actor to enlist as his headlining sageuk airs, the first being Joo Won as SBS aired My Sassy Girl. I’m very nonchalant about this drama as the only Yoona performance I loved was her rom-com take in Prime Minister and I whereas she was pretty dreadful in Chinese period drama God of War Zhao Yun. On the other hand second male lead Hong Jong Hyun was surprisingly good in the Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo but sadly it requires the full main cast to deliver and one weak point can cause the stool to tip uncomfortably. I liked the first teaser enough as it toggles cute first love friendship with abrupt tears and angst, bring on the whiplash drama!
First teaser for The King Loves: