The fail that is SBS fantasy romance drama The King: Eternal Monarch will have many iterations of dissection and analysis. But I feel it won’t have any impact on leading lady Kim Go Eun‘s acting career, this is one mis-casting that I feel just isn’t her fault. She was not right for Jung Tae Eul, much better as Luna, but ultimately there was neither romantic chemistry nor a believable romance to ground what is essentially a time-travel multi-verse romance that required a major leap of faith for every viewer. Let me make the very nuanced distinction here – I do not think Kim Go Eun is a bad actress, to the contrary I find her refreshing and quite talented, but I think her acting in TKEM is bad because she’s not suited for that role. So it’s bad casting I suppose, and one that is easy to overcome by picking the right role next. Not every role is right for every actor or actress out there I don’t care if your Marlon Brando, but really smart and savvy project selection is the hallmark of a K-star with longevity and I hope to see better from her next time. For the time being, I’m admiring her lovely Elle Taiwan photo spread for June 2020, so easy on the eyes with natural charm.