It’s 1994, and Korea is a monarchy—the “Kingdom of Corea” with a “C” and not “K,” at least according to the Netflix subtitles. In a parallel universe, this drama follows the story of a Korean king who encounters a feisty police detective.
“The King: Eternal Monarch” is Lee Min-ho’s first acting role since his discharge from the South Korean military in 2019.
The plot is simple enough – Korean emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) tries to close the doors to a parallel world. The parallel world was opened by demons who were unleashed by a deity into the human world. Meanwhile detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go-eun) has to protect her loved ones.
Kim Go-eun and Lee Min-ho are two of Korea’s biggest stars, with Lee Min-ho’s character another intelligent and wealthy Prince Charming—just like his characters in Boys Over Flowers, The Heirs, and Legend of the Blue Sea.
The drama is full of Korean cliches, pushing a “love conquers all” theme. But this is what makes it so watchable.
The King: Eternal March can be watched on Netflix.
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