I’ve never hidden my affection for Kim Eun Sook‘s highly polarizing attempt at a Boys Before Flowers high school knock off with Heirs. It’s way more re-watchable than BOF even if male lead Lee Min Ho was at his best in his first star making drama. I love more Kim Eun Sook dramas than dislike if I’m keeping track and her current The King: Eternal Monarch is so disjointed and disengaged I cannot even connect it to her writing, honestly. Episode 4 stayed lower than the first two episode ratings during premiere week, taking in 8.0% and 9.7% with a slight increase from episode 3.
Narratively the only interesting thing to happen was King Lee Gon riding his Maximus back through the portal to pick up Jang Tae Eul and bring her back to his Kingdom universe. The problem is that no character connects with the viewer and especially not the leads. Lee Gon is like a royal mannequin walking around with no emotion even when he’s trying to be sincere, and Jang Tae Eul is annoy in her close-minded view until she’s suddenly 180 about turns and starts missing Lee Gon for no reason and goes along with him. Can someone help explain stuff to me, I watch and feel so…….perplexed as to what the entire drama wants to me feel and what I actually feel. Hint, it’s like parallel universes that don’t intersect.