First Impressions : Long Live Lee Minho and Kim Go Eun

The King: Eternal Monarch

A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective.

  • Genre : Romance, Fantasy, Mystery
  • Origin : South Korea
  • Episodes : 16 (1 hr. 10 mins)
  • Aired : April 17 – June 6, 2020
  • Where To Watch : Netflix
  • Starring : Lee Min Ho | Kim Go Eun | Woo Do Hwan | Kim Kyung Nam | Jung Eun Chae | Lee Jung Jin

Thoughts: If you take all the popular fantasy dramas from the last few years; Goblin, Hwayugi and so on, you’ll have this show. From the opening I was transported back to the same feelings I got when watching those. At first I was confused and honestly, I’m still confused about the time travel aspect that this show seems to have. But it really feels like a blender of fantasy tropes. Do I hate that? Not really. Just hard when I see someone watching through a forest and find a portal to another world and DON’T think of Jack Skellington in Nightmare Before Christmas. Even with all the confusion that will happen, I am feeling the gangsta vibe from the first 5 mins. A coup from a half brother to the king? You got me.

Now the flipping back and forth will be hard to get used to cause the fact that Korea and Corea (original? I think not) look basically the same isn’t lost on me. I like Kim Go Eun’s character in Korea but she is still such a baby face it’s hard to take her serious but I like her badass cop persona. I can foresee my biggest issue, the thirst. Between Woo Do Hwan and Kim Kyung Nam… I’m gonna be so parched. They’re FINE and distracting as hell. Hopefully I can calm it down enough to focus on the plot.

Are You Still Watching? : Might as well

First Impression Score: 7/10

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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