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The King: Eternal Monarch 

The King: Youngwonui Gunjoo (original title)
TV-14 | | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance | TV Series (2020)
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A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective.
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Series cast summary:
Lee Min-Ho ...  Lee Gon 16 episodes, 2020
Kim Go-eun ...  Jeong Tae Eul / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Woo Do-Hwan ...  Jo Yeong / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Kim Kyung-Nam ...  Kang Shin Jae / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Jung Eun-chae ...  Koo Seo Ryeong 16 episodes, 2020
Lee Jung-Jin ...  Lee Lim 16 episodes, 2020
Kim Young-ok Kim Young-ok ...  Court Lady Noh Ok Nam 16 episodes, 2020
Kim Yong Ji ...  Myeong Na Ri / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Heo Dong-won Heo Dong-won ...  Detective Shim 14 episodes, 2020
Kang Hong-Seok Kang Hong-Seok ...  Jang Michael / ... 13 episodes, 2020
Park Won-Sang ...  Detective Park 13 episodes, 2020
Baek Hyun-joo Baek Hyun-joo ...  Secretary Mo / ... 11 episodes, 2020
Kang Ki-Doong ...  Secretary Kim / ... 11 episodes, 2020
Jeon Mu-song Jeon Mu-song ...  Lee Jong In (Prince Buyeong) 11 episodes, 2020
Hwang Young-Hee ...  Shin Jae's Mother 11 episodes, 2020
Jeon Bae-soo ...  Jeong Do In (Tae Eul's father) 8 episodes, 2020
Lee Hae-Young Lee Hae-Young ...  Lee Lim's assistant 8 episodes, 2020
Kim Jeong-yeong ...  Seo Ryeong's Mother 8 episodes, 2020
Seo Jung-Yeon Seo Jung-Yeon ...  Song Jeong Hye 7 episodes, 2020


In 1994, the Kingdom of Corea encounters severe upheaval. The King is murdered by his brother Lee Lim and the King's son Lee Gon is stabbed in the neck, but he survives. The murderous Lee Lim seeks to possess the Manpasikjeok, which is legendary flute that holds supernatural powers. After a mysterious figure appears with a gun, Lee Lim slips away with only half of the now broken flute. The young Lee Gon holds onto a police badge he grabbed from the mysterious figure. The next day, Lee Gon is appointed the next ruler of the Kingdom of Corea. 25 years later, in the autumn of 2019, King Lee Gon governs the Kingdom of Corea as its benevolent leader. He is still haunted by what happened when he was a child and the mystery behind the police badge left by his savior. The police badge he held was issued on November 11, 2019 for Lieutenant Jeong Tae Eul. Autumn 2019, in the Republic of Korea. Jeong Tae Eul is a detective in the Violent Crimes Division at the Seoul Jongo Police Station. She is ... Written by (Source: AsianWiki)

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Actress Kim Go-eun and screenwriter Eun-sook Kim previously worked together in 2016 tvN drama series Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016). See more »


You Can't Stop It From Blooming
Performed by Sunwoo Jung A
Lyrics by DONNA
Music by DONNA, CuzD
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Stellar, thriller, romantic & out of this world!
1 May 2020 | by singakdSee all my reviews

Kim Go eun is my absolute favorite thing about this show along with the script, other supporting cast and Lee Min Ho King character. Go Eun adds the much needed emotions to Kdramas. She is such a breathe of fresh air! Simply cannot take my eyes of her. She is natural and couldnt imagine anyone else for this strong role. Quote, Thankfully she isn't just another damsel in distress looking to be saved. In line with her character, she is everything a police detective should be: observant and skeptical, in relentless pursuit of the truth, unquote. The show in itself is fairly unchattered concept which is another breathe of fresh air. I had to rewatch all episodes because they are THAT good and each has a bit of easter egg in it. Goblin, descendants, Mr Sunshine and now The King, Kim Eun-sook you are a genius and more!

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