I’ve been rewatching the best bits of both Lee Min Go and Kim Go Eun‘s last dramas, to remind myself of what could have been better and actually elicited emotion from me. I didn’t much care for the OTP in either drama but in Legend of the Blue Sea I really needed to see Lee Min Ho’s character find his mother and freaking destroy the evil stepmother who wrecked their family, and even the dad dying of his own bad choices as karma hurt because poor Min Ho cried and cried his guts out. In Goblin I really didn’t like the OTP even more but the Goblin’s eternal sadness and all the connections he made both in love and friendship with the grim reaper and finding his sister really tore my heart out. In The King: Eternal Monarch there is nothing that makes me sad even beyond not caring about the OTP, it feels like the story will end and it was all much ado about nothing especially if Lee Gon succeeds in rewriting history. The deus ex machina is fine if the journey was worth it, I’m still waiting for any reason to care.