My perseverance with The King: Eternal Monarch seems to be paying off, though I’ve said this twice before and been sadly let down. Maybe the third time’s the charm. Due to the preemption this Friday on episode 13 of TKEM, a long preview was released and it looks good. Legit good in all way connective ways I’ve asked from this narrative all along, create a mystery and follow through without leaving it half baked or stuck in the shroud of muddling mystery with no clarity in sight. The preview for episode 13 further bolsters the theory that King Lee Gon has been time traveling back to multiple touch points of his own life ergo what he is “feeling” could conceivably be rooted in emotional buildup the viewers didn’t get to see. He’s likely his own black clad savior from his childhood which I actually felt made the most sense because there was such knowledge in the actions of that person. I could still do without the central romance, even if Gon and Tae Eul fell in love before so what we see as their first go-around is not, there is still a noticeable lack of chemistry between leads Lee Min Go and Kim Go Eun. It feels like they are going through all the right motions but it’s not believable. In Goblin I didn’t think the lead characters a thousand year old goblin and a dim witted high school student should be in love, here the characters make sense on paper for being together but it doesn’t come alive.
Long preview for Episode 13: