I have major deja vu vibes from last fall watching Vagabond, writing about it each week hoping it gets better and getting those hopes dashed while watching my baby boy Lee Seung Gi valiantly hard carrying the nonsensical plot. At least that drama was well made but The King: Eternal Monarch fails on all levels and finishing up episode 10 I think there is probably enough footage from 10 episodes to stitch together 1 episode worth of good drama worth watching. Here’s what’s good: the detective squad, both Woo Do Hwan’s AFTER they met and now Jo Yeong and Eun Seob are gold and the only cute gems in the show, Eun Seob’s little sister of the twins and her don’t mess with me sass, Shin Jae (he should have been the male lead and if viewers want Lee Min Ho to play him should he have been the male lead so be it), Luna, and……that’s it. Anyways, the show remains terribly directed and the romance between Lee Gon and Jung Tae Eul is so poorly developed and wanly exhibited it’s like a 4th grader wrote it as her first attempt at a romance novel. At this point one should finish watching as either a fan (good for you!) or a complete-ist otherwise it’s a better use of your time watching ANY OTHER Kim Eun Sook drama from her 12 earlier works.