The King: Eternal Monarch (Special)

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Genre: Romantic-fantasy

I cannot say how this one is going to turn out but I’ll try my best to not give out much of the story, so mild-spoilers ahead.

I sometimes post this kind of specials, as you might know, this one is about The King a recent TV series on Netflix that I admit caught my eyes because of Lee Min-ho who I already knew from my years of watching Korean-series a long while ago, I hadn’t watched any in the past couple of years for no reason at all. So, let us begin with this one.

The Story

We meet The King or rather the late King and how his son ascends to the throne, the whole background story keeps going back and forward because this one is fantasy and there are various worlds happening at the same time or rather sometimes they happen sort in the same timeline and others you are thrown back either a few weeks after the last even or yanked backwards to what you saw on the last episode and everything makes a little more sense.

Our main King, that’s Lee Gon (Min-ho) discovers that there is another world and he decides to go there for reasons that are explained on the show, and of course, when is in this other completely different world, he finds the girl, and things start to get on their way.

Now, I love a good fantasy, romance, bit of time travelling thing and alternative worlds, but the way this one ended was just too out-there.

Skipping to the end

While we neared the end and everything was sort falling into place, I began to say: what? And then all the little holes and side-plots got resolves and then the real end, this has always been a problem with me and k-dramas, they wrap-up the stories in such a weird way. I was perfectly fine with how the alternatives worlds slowly righted themselves or whatever, but then (SPOILERS from here) the main characters were together but not really, oh come on! Everyone was happily with whom they were supposed to be in their world, but did the ones falling in love were? Yes, when they got to see each other but the rest of the time they were apart until they grew old? Honestly, people. *End of rant*.

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The rest of the time, I was really into the story and I basically binge-watched, the side-characters were quite entertaining and I loved when that happens, you can be into all the relationships, side-stories, who connects to who, and many other little things that gave it all that touch of cool was there, but those endings left me kind of hanging.

The Cast

  • Lee Min-ho as Lee Gon (he’s so good)
  • Kim Go-eun as Jung Tae-eul / Luna (she really did good)
  • Woo Do-hwan as Jo Eun-seob / Jo Yeong (hands-down one of the best performances on the show)
  • Kim Kyung-nam as Kang Shin-jae
  • Jung Eun-chae as Goo Seo-ryung / Goo Eun-a
  • Lee Jung-jin as Lee Lim
  • Kang Hong-seok as Jang Michael
  • Kim Young-ok as Noh Ok-nam, Head Court-lady

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All in all, I must say I did enjoy it because I wouldn’t be here sharing this one with you. I hope that if you can watch it then you do, I do recommend it. And if you stayed to the end then thank you for reading.

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Cheers.