I’m here again with writing about another time-travel story. Today it's about The King: Eternal Monarch which is probably one of the most expensive and quality productions in South Korea.
The King: Eternal Monarch (2020) – South Korea
This is a South Korean drama series, belongs to romance and fantasy genre directed by Baek Sang-hoon which is written by Eun-sook. There is an admirable cast led by the well-known Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun.
The story begins in the Kingdom of Corea in winter of 1994. In this world, there is no North or South Korea. On this night, Lee Lim kills the king and try to kill the 8 years old crown prince Lee Gon to own the Manpasikjeok, a cryptic flute that opens a portal to a parallel world. The brave prince takes the father’s sword and attacks Lee Lim and the flute splits in half. Before he could kill the prince some stranger comes to save the prince and he unknowingly drops the police ID while the traitor leaving the palace. After the treason, Lee Gon becomes the king and has half of the flute and the other half is with Lee Lim.
In the other world, Jung Tea Eul is a detective in the Republic of Korea and she is the woman Lee Gon has been looking for since that ID belongs to her. One day, he escapes from the palace and opens the portal to the world of the Republic of Korea. He steps into that world and while he is riding the white Royal Horse Maximus through the middle of town. There he meets Jung Tea Eul and falls in love, realizing that she is his destiny.
So, the story is built around the romance between The King Lee Gon and Jung Tea Eul and about how they prevent the ruining of equilibrium of both universes after knowing that the gate was opened to many people by Lee Lim from the other world.
The drama is stunning from start to end and some frames are visually treatments. This is not a typical King-Queen story who lived happily ever after we’ve heard. The ending is unexpected but it is well- deserved. This is complex as well as a creative storyline. I think well-researched theories and details are included in the story. But there were also some unanswered questions as to when these time-travel concepts come to the plot the logic becomes blurred. You will understand that thing if you watch the series.
I have a feeling that The King: Eternal Monarch was trying to give too much in a less number of episodes because there were multiple plot twists and concepts that somewhat difficult to understand. This is something unique that should be watched. Anyhow Lee Gon is a modern king in a modern world so it has something interest to watch.
Fans of Lee Min-ho will no doubt be thrilled with this. Rest of the cast also did their job well. If you have plenty of time to spare, give a go. I don’t say it’s a must but it’s worth seeing. Check out the trailer below.Source
The King: Eternal Monarch Trailer