SBS Fri-Sat Drama The King: Eternal Monarch Premieres with 10.1% and 11.4% Ratings

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 10.1% and 11.4% ratings and is clearly primed to go up what with the fresh story and big name cast and screenwriter. My opinion what that I wanted to like The King more than I actually liked The King after episode 1, the story was more mood than actual substance and too much of the fantasy elements were kept obtuse as to make the “huh” overtake getting sucked into the world created. Some Kim Eun Sook dramas take episodes to get started, my favorite K-drama of all time is her City Hall and it wasn’t until episode 4 that I got wrapped into the drama and loved it forever more.

Her other fantasy drama being Goblin its hard not to complain and Goblin started off so much stronger all around, both character building (My General!) and world building (death, reincarnation, and the in-between). The strongest impression from episode 1 was baddie Lee Jung Jin, and as hot as Lee Min Ho is his character has zero presence (so far). I’m sure this drama was coalesce as it goes along but it’s not Kim Eun Sook’s home run start and as far as fangirling goes I’m way too jaded to love a drama just because someone looks suitably Kingly in character heh.

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The King: Eternal Monarch Holds Star Studded Press Conference Ahead of Friday April 17th Premiere on SBS

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

Lee Hyun Woo, Joy, and Lee Jung Jin Cast in K-drama Adaptation of Manga She Loves Lies

Casting proceeded rather quickly from when tvN announced that it was adapting music themed manga She Fell in Love with My Lie into a K-drama She Loves Lies. The manga had a successful J-movie adaptation The Liar and His Lover … Continue reading

Temptation with Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo Entices with Dramatic Posters, Stills, and Teasers

There is nothing wrong with the upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Temptation, other than it’s dull as beans title as the fact that it looks dark and therefore guaranteed depressing. There might be nuggets of human nature wisdom to glean from … Continue reading

Yoon Eun Hye Passes, Lee Jung Jin Considering, and CNBlue’s Lee Jung Shin Joins Temptation

Looks like Temptation isn’t tempting enough for the lovely Yoon Eun Hye and ultimately she’s passed on the upcoming SBS drama. I keep wanting to call it a melodrama but the production hasn’t officially called it such. It’s the story … Continue reading

Stars Light Up the VIP Premiere of Song Seung Heon’s Explicit New Movie Obsessed

It’s past mid-May which means the full blown Summer movie season is just ramping upĀ in a low key way. Kicking things off a bit early for the K-box office is the Song Seung Heon explicitly-rated affair movie Obsessed. I’ve posted … Continue reading

K-stars Descend on a Summer Night for the Cold Eyes Movie Premiere

Nothing screams dead heat of Summer than a nighttime VIP movie premiere in Seoul where all the stars attending were glistening with the combination of BB cream and sweat. Blotting paper for all! It was a parade of actors and … Continue reading