I need a reason to like either lead characters in The King: Eternal Monarch and 4-episodes I can’t find a reason and the story is so convoluted to boot. The new stills for episode 5 still make me annoyed, it’s the same cool, calm, handsome beautific smile from Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun alternatively is looking dumbstruck, then smiling, then being a tryhard badass and pulling a gun on Woo Do Hwan. Why is she pulling a gun on a dude in a world totally foreign to her!?!? Why why? Can she freaking just stop and process what’s happening around her before spitting out annoying retorts and pissy dialogue and then waving around a firearm.
As mentally stunted as her Ji Eun Tak was in Goblin, and I can’t believe I know feel this way, at least she was half absorbing and accepting of all the supernatural around her and mostly just wilding about how crazy it is. Her Jung Tae Eul here is supposed to be an adult and a detective but is even less mentally sharp and mature. I really hate having to rag on female leads, it’s feels like a cheap shot, but Lee Min Ho’s Kim Gon is exactly the one-dimensional King he’s written to be and Lee Min Ho plays him straight, but nothing about Tae Eul works. Can we get a new female lead character midway through the drama, please?