The King: Eternal Monarch. International success but fewer ratings in Korea

About the Korean Drama “The King: Eternal Monarch

“The King: Eternal Monarch” is a South Korean drama that aired on SBS from April 17 to June 12, 2020.

Directed by Baek Sang-Hoon and Jung Ji-Hyun, and penned by renowned screenwriter Kim Eun-Sook, this drama combines elements of fantasy, romance, and parallel worlds.

  1. Plot of “The King: Eternal Monarch”

The story begins in 1994, when the Kingdom of Corea faces upheaval following the murder of the King by his brother, Lee Lim. The young prince, Lee Gon, survives an assassination attempt and becomes the ruler.

Lee Lim, driven by a desire for the Manpasikjeok, a legendary flute with supernatural powers, escapes with half of it.

In the Republic of Korea, Jeong Tae-Eul is a detective who becomes entangled in an investigation while Lee Gon, now King of Corea, is haunted by the mystery of a police badge from his past.

As Lee Gon chases a person dressed like a rabbit with a clock, he crosses over into the parallel world of the Republic of Korea, where he meets Detective Jeong Tae-Eul. Their unexpected encounter leads to a tale of love, destiny, and the consequences of meddling with parallel universes.

  1. Who Should Watch “The King: Eternal Monarch”

“The King: Eternal Monarch” is recommended for viewers who enjoy intricate storytelling with a blend of fantasy and romance. It appeals to those who appreciate visually stunning productions and the exploration of parallel universes. Fans of Lee Min-Ho and Kim Go-Eun will find their chemistry captivating.

  1. Cast of “The King: Eternal Monarch”

  • Lee Min-Ho as Lee Gon
  • Kim Go-Eun as Jeong Tae-Eul
  • Woo Do-Hwan as Jo Young
  • Lee Hong-Nae as Seok Ho-Pil
  • Kim Young-Ok as Noh Ok-Nam
  • Kim Yong-Ji as Myung Seung-A, and others.
  1. Final Verdict

“The King: Eternal Monarch” is an ambitious drama that combines a complex narrative with stellar performances from its lead cast. While it offers a unique concept of parallel worlds and time travel, some viewers may find the plot intricate and require careful attention to follow. However, if you appreciate grand-scale productions, intricate storytelling, and the chemistry between Lee Min-Ho and Kim Go-Eun, this drama is worth exploring for its captivating exploration of love and fate across dimensions.