It was a bit like Plinko for the first few episodes of The King: Eternal Monarch. I wasn’t sure where the ball would drop as it careened through the messy narrative and directing in terms of who got the best character and gave the best performance. Most fun character for sure is going to Woo Do Hwan, his dual role as kingly protector Jo Yeong and country bumpkin Eun Seob, and as Jo Yeong pretending to be Eun Seob and Eun Seob pretending to be Jo Yeong, made this drama worth watching just to experience his scenes. Before Yeong and Eun Seob met individually they were just meh but after it’s been firing on all cylinders. I don’t think Woo Do Hwan is giving the best performance in this drama, that’s someone else (who is acting like he’s in a totally different and way more serious drama lol), but he’s the sorely needed comedic and sweet element that helps wash down the cruddy bits. Also, his onscreen scenes with his little younger sister twin are just gold, we need MOAR!