The King: Eternal Monarch
- 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.