It’s weird how time tempers disappointment. I’ll likely remember The King: Eternal Monarch fondly now that it’s over, the earlier episodes were just so inexplicably terrible and made for drastic expectation rewritting but as the episodes went on I settled into a nice rhythm with it. Each week I hoped it would make better sense and it never did but I was entertained enough because this really isn’t the worst K-drama ever (that would be Born Again hahahaha) but TKEM was the worst Kim Eun Sook written drama and probably one of the worst vis-a-vis the budget, cast, and track record.
It’s all in context and now that The King and his Lady love swanned off to their own happy ending I can say it tried but goodness was every nugget of promising possibility unable to flourish like a seedling given the wrong growth environment. The ending was fine but cribbed from two very recent hit dramas, Lee Min Ho’s own Legend of the Blue Sea and blockbuster Crash Landing on You. Kinda ironic that Kim Eun Sook needed to borrow from Park Ji Eun to find her own conclusion seeing as Park Ji Eun has just been anointed the next Kim Eun Sook.
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 … Continue reading
I do get the fans of The King: Eternal Monarch saying the drama has a lot of interesting elements and mysteries to unpack, that’s not untrue except the delivery is terrible and there hasn’t been any unpacking to properly build … Continue reading
I came across this week Netflix promotional stills featuring the cast of K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch. The drama is streaming an hour after it airs on SBS every Fri-Sat so that’s fast consumption for online and international viewers. I … Continue reading
It’s episode 2 time for SBS Fri-Sat night drama The King: Eternal Monarch, and there are ever only three ways a second episode could go: up, same, or down. I thought The King would increase in ratings but it stayed … Continue reading
This is a solid start for SBS Fri-Sat fantasy romance drama The King: Eternal Monarch starring Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, Woo Do Hwan, Jung Eun Chae, Kim Kyung Nam, and Lee Jung Jin. The first episode took in … Continue reading
It’s finally here woo hoo! Finally the wait is over and something interesting to watch is only a day away to look forward to. The cast of SBS Fri-Sat drama The King: Eternal Monarch attended the obligatory press conference today … Continue reading
If you had told me two years ago when I was hooked on horror thriller drama The Guest that leading lady Jung Eun Chae would one day impress me with her glamorous side I would have laughed you off. She … Continue reading
Movie theaters have been dark for weeks if not months now in many parts of the world so television shows remain a consistent new sourcing of visual entertainment to look forward to. It’s April 1 and we’re finally mere days … Continue reading
The upcoming SBS drama The King: Eternal Monarch will be taking over the Fri-Sat time slot from Hyena so it’ll be a new spot for Kim Eun Sook when she collaborates with the Big Three networks. There is no way … Continue reading
I never liked K-actress Jung Eun Chae until I watched her in horror thriller The Guest in 2018 thanks to my love of her two male leads in that drama Kim Dong Wook and Kim Jae Wook. She was marvelous … Continue reading
Let’s get this out of the way, all the leads for upcoming SBS fantasy drama The King: Eternal Monarch looks great. Why wouldn’t they, with the big budget and also their natural visuals namely Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, … Continue reading
Every time I scroll down this post I shake my head, each and every new picture I can’t help but shake my head. This is the weirdest collection of so-called couture outfits all courtesy of Louis Vuitton as the brand … Continue reading