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THE KING ETERNAL MONARCH SOC* RECAP

*Stream of consciousness


A much anticipated kdrama started this past week. Now I usually do SOC recaps on dramas that I don't know a lot going into so I don't have expectations. I knew this would be an EPIC kdrama SO I could not pass up the opportunity to give unfiltered thoughts to the first 2 episodes.

The King Eternal Monarch is highly anticipated for many reasons. It is the return of Lee Min Ho after his military service. The cast of this kdrama is HIGH CALIBER and has talents like Woo Do Hwan, Kim Go Eun and Kim Kyung Nam. The writer [Kim Eun Sook] of this kdrama is famous within their own right and has produced some of the most loved kdramas EVER. The posters and trailers have produced some beautiful cinematography and high production value.


Here is a little synopsis of the drama before we dive into the 1st episode.

Yi Gon is the third Korean emperor of his generation. When he was young, he witnessed his father get killed in a coup. He has many questions from that time. One day, he encountered a door into a parallel world where he encounters the cop Jung Tae Eul. They team up to catch criminals, find out the secrets of his and her past as well as figure out how to close the door between their two worlds.


Check out TheKThree's Weekly Watchlist to hear what they thought of the first 2 episodes


STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: "THE KING ETERNAL MONARCH"

EPISODE 1:

- DAMN THIS OPENING IS BEAUTIFUL!

-So Many Doorways

-THAT GUY IS 70!? NO WAY!

-This guy is so creepy!

-AH HE IS BACK ON MY SCREEN! LEE MIN HO IS BACK ON MY SCREEN!

-GOD THE CINEMATOGRAPHY IN THIS DRAMA IS AMAZING! SUCH NICE SHOTS!

-Oh, the actor who plays evil henchman well is back

-I didn't think this would be this violent right away...WOW!

-Oh crap, THE KID!

-Wow, this kid is brave!

-YES MASKED MAN! SAVE THE DAY!

-OH, that was a twist!

-I love when they film in the bamboo forest

-I already know I am going to love this EVIL character

-Did that doorway just show up OUT OF NOWHERE?

-THE BROTHER! OH MY GOD!

-I love this evil guy SO MUCH!

-Really good score and OSTs as well

-The little boy is SO CUTE!

-Man, What a rough life!

-So this man is just going to leave a trail of bodies behind him, hmm

-Plan?

-These two kids are so cute! YES TELL IT LIKE IT IS!

-EPIC BROMANCE IN THE MAKING!

-Wait he is dead!? NO, that can't be!

-God! I can't stop admiring the cinematography!

-SHE HAS ARRIVED!! WOW SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!

-IS EVERYONE IN THIS DRAMA GOOD LOOKING!? Yes, the answer is YES!

-HAHA WHAT IS SHE HIDING?

-She is desperate for him to be married! HAHA!

-Who knew rowing could look so good!

-I love that the journalist is interested in Woo Do Hwan

-FOLLOW THE BUNNY!

-Who is in that sweater?

-BROMANCE FOR THE WIN!

-OHHHHH!! THE ID!!

-HERE SHE IS! MY BADASS COP!

-Another body!? HAHA!

-This team of cops is going to be the BEST! I already know I am going to like a lot of the supporting cast in this kdrama.

-HE FOUND IT NOW!

-Wait, was that her!?

-Imagine being stuck in traffic and you see that walking down the street! HAHA!

-OF COURSE THEY WOULD HAVE A SLOW MO RIGHT NOW!

-Such an awkward hug

-So Which one saved him? Was it her? or was it him? Or was it another person?

-SO MANY THEORIES WITH TIME TRAVEL WITH THIS DRAMA ALREADY!

EPISODE 2

- Always carrying the riding crop

-Man, he is going to be slammed into reality SO HARD!

-A QUEEN!? HAHA

-She is SO MAD!

-She just left the horse out front like that

-Woo Do Hwan is SO CUTE in this universe

-Yes, it is CLEARLY not him

-I bet he does exist

-MAYBE HE IS DEAD!

-BELIEVE HIM!

-What is with the computer screen saver?

-LOVE THE PANTS SUIT!

-Who walks around with diamonds on his jacket?

-Now THAT is product placement!

-Oh that is his FATHER!

-OH MY GOD THE HORSE!

-Everyone is in this world...she is even here

-I love the female lead SO MUCH!

-Putting up her hair again HAHA

-God, the scenery is just SO NICE!

-WAIT, WHO IS SHE?

-A TRUCK!? REALLY?

-THIS GUY IS SO EVIL AND I LOVE IT!

-Of course the second cop likes her CUZ WHO WOULDN'T!

-What is with the flower drawing?

-He is totally going to get a chicken commercial from this drama

-This little kid's acting is SO GOOD!

-He wants her to ask him to stay

-GOD THE COLORS IN THIS DRAMA!

-I love the parallel shots in this with windows and mirrors

-He has his own fanbase or at least just as famous as his boss HAHA

-NO MORE MONEY! You spent all of it!?

-What is with the 2 cars?

-They called him handsome...I mean I can't disagree

-There she is in a school uniform again...reminds me of another kdrama

-OF COURSE THEY HAVE KNOWN EACH OTHER SINCE HIGH SCHOOL!

-Leonardo Dicaprio's Birthday!? HAHA

-HIS QUEEN!? WOW THAT WAS FAST!

-I wonder if she will have to go to his world...

VERDICT

I'M IN! I am very intrigued and have lots of theories. The cinematography and colors ARE AMAZING! Such a beautiful drama so far. Of course, the actors are another reason I am staying with this drama. I love Lee Min Ho (as we all know) BUT I am a fan of a bunch of the other actors in this. This drama already had me laughing and in tears and that tells me that I am going to like it A LOT! I definitely liked the second episode better than the first because the first epsidoe was a litle confusing.


I just need answers to all my questions and see if my theories pan out!


Did you check The King Eternal Monarch on Netflix out? If you did, what did you think of the first 2 episodes? Do you have any theories about what is going to happen in the drama? If you didn't, do you now want to check out the first 2 episodes after reading my recap/review?


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