The King: Eternal Monarch is a classic case where the combination of hottest stars, magnificent sets, production quality, intriguing premise and top writer doesn’t result in a satisfying ride. One of the most anticipated dramas of the year, it fails big time in terms of writing and execution. Of course, there are some good bits and pieces but that doesn’t outweigh the numerous shortcomings.
The King: Eternal Monarch, the highly anticipated drama with top writer Kim Eun Sook at the helm and hot stars like Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun and Woo Do Hwan, has finally premiered and has aired 4 episodes, and is well in its third week. It’s airing on SBS as well as Netflix on Fridays and Saturdays. I have mixed feelings about it, with more issues than praise. Continue reading
Any drama that reminds me of 2014’s She’s So Lovable (or My Lovely Girl) should not give positive vibes to me. That was the case with upcoming drama The Liar and His Lover but as the show is providing more and more promotional material, I’m getting a pleasant feeling. That and the network — tvN, which always promises some form of freshness in its dramas. Continue reading
Contributing to the flood of reunions we are getting this year, the newest couple is Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo who stole everyone’s heart and made the viewers cry with them in 2003’s superhit melodrama Stairway To Heaven. They are starring in upcoming SBS show Temptation with Park Ha Sun and Lee Jung Jin rounding out the cast. Continue reading