If I were still activity recapping I probably would not have the energy to continue on with The King: Eternal Monarch. Needing to describe every scene with a prelude and my thoughts after would only amplify all the problems and I would be hard pressed to muster the commitment to continue. Being able to watch and casually comment has made me able to stick with it and I’m glad I did because this drama begs for a post-finale dissection once it’s done and we see what screenwriter Kim Eun Sook intended and can compare to what went wrong with the execution.
Was it a flawless script and the wrong PD ineptly presented it, was the casting wrong in either role or pairing chemistry, or was it all on a convoluted script that wrote itself tighter and tighter into a death spiral of nonsense. It’s fitting that the last full K-drama I recapped was her Descendants of the Sun because it was so fun to watch and the recap journey was so worth it for me. Life halted my time availability to recap but I still remember DotS fondly and wish the cast of TKEM as seem in the just released BTS stills showing beaming smiles and adorable cuteness had a great time filming because they certainly deserves pats on their back for a job not necessarily well done but good effort made.