The end is nearing for SBS Fri-Sat drama The King: Eternal Monarch and today’s episode 11 marked a new low in ratings. It’s only fallen lower and lower with each recent episode and today only managed 5.2%, 6.6%. I hope this is the nadir for this once highly anticipated drama, to say it was the 2020 drama with the most buzz before it premiered would not be an understatement. Episode 11 continued to dole out information, especially bad uncle’s grand plan which remains opaquely revealed and requires swapping dopplegangers. The good parts are Shin Jae confronting bad uncle’s henchman, Luna coveting what Tae Eul has, and that’s it. The ending sequence with The King riding a white horse leading a squad of nights and circling helicopters to rescue Tae Eul was laughably, probably the worst knight rescuing lady sequence I’ve seen from Kim Eun Sook. It’s like as her writing hit rock bottom in this drama her sense of overwrought danger in romance kicked into overdrive.