Decent Long Preview With a Side of More Crappy Posters for Sageuk A King Loves with Im Shi Wan, Yoona, and Hong Jong Hyun

It’s a relief to finally have a positive response to a promo from upcoming MBC sageuk A King Loves, too bad the network nearly negated it with another dose of terrible visuals. The cast held a press conference last week with leads Im Shi Wan, Yoona, and Hong Jong Hyun, releasing a long 4-minute preview that was unexpectedly intriguing. Im Shi Wan actually inspires interest in his take as a crown prince who looks and sounds gentlemanly but is wholly his father’s child in asserting his power.

I sorta assume he’ll be the half-antagonist male lead type, while second male lead Hong Jong Hyun may win hearts early on but eventually the king will rally audiences to root for his love of Yoona’s female lead that gets between two best friends and maybe even the future of the nation. Unfortunately the solid long preview came with a side of two additional awful drama posters, the one above is like two uncomfortable mannequins turned facing each other and makes me want to turn this into a PS battle to see if anyone can photo shop better posters for this drama.

Long preview for A King Loves:


Decent Long Preview With a Side of More Crappy Posters for Sageuk A King Loves with Im Shi Wan, Yoona, and Hong Jong Hyun — 9 Comments

  1. I’m not convinced by the trailer… The only think I remember it’s ISW has big ears :p

    This look doesn’t suit any of them. Their hair look fake…

    For the story, I will have to watch the trailer with english subtitles to understand and see if it seems interesting.

  2. that first poster look like yoona’s mind was somewhere else 🙂
    everyone looks georgeous, but at the same time little bland

  3. I’m getting Hwarang vibes. Handsome guys with bad styling. Shi Wan is a great actor but look wise he’s not suitable in sageuks. If it’s not Yoona and Jonghyun, I may watch it. Plus I also don’t feel any chemistry from the otp. I think I’ll pass.

  4. The longer main trailer on Naver is better, I think I will watch the first few episodes. Siwan doesn’t look the part on still but the trailer shows quite a different vibe. Story still a blur to me. I see drama fans talk about the book on OH. Seems like this could be HJH’s breakout role.

  5. iirc, the drama love story is between yoona and hong jong hyun while im siwan is the 3rd wheel.

    So the king have to watch how his best friend like each other and get jealous

    • Yeah, that’s how the novel goes. But I wonder if that’d be the case on the drama as well. The teasers pushing the other otp more, but the posters always has yoona looks disinterested so it’s possible they keep that original love line.

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