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The King: Eternal Monarch 

The King: Youngwonui Gunjoo (original title)
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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:
Min-Ho Lee ...  Lee Gon 16 episodes, 2020
Go-eun Kim ...  Jeong Tae Eul / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Do-Hwan Woo ...  Jo Yeong / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Kyung-Nam Kim Kyung-Nam Kim ...  Kang Shin Jae / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Eun-chae Jung ...  Koo Seo Ryeong 16 episodes, 2020
Jung-Jin Lee ...  Lee Lim 16 episodes, 2020
Young-ok Kim Young-ok Kim ...  Court Lady Noh Ok Nam 16 episodes, 2020
Yong Ji Kim Yong Ji Kim ...  Myeong Na Ri / ... 16 episodes, 2020
Dong-won Heo Dong-won Heo ...  Detective Shim 14 episodes, 2020
Hong-Seok Kang Hong-Seok Kang ...  Jang Michael / ... 13 episodes, 2020
Won-Sang Park ...  Detective Park 13 episodes, 2020
Hyun-joo Baek Hyun-joo Baek ...  Secretary Mo / ... 11 episodes, 2020
Hwang Young Hee Hwang Young Hee ...  Shin Jae's Mother 11 episodes, 2020
Mu-song Jeon Mu-song Jeon ...  Lee Jong In (Prince Buyeong) 11 episodes, 2020
Ki-Doong Kang Ki-Doong Kang ...  Secretary Kim / ... 11 episodes, 2020
Bae-soo Jeon ...  Jeong Do In (Tae Eul's father) 8 episodes, 2020
Jeong-yeong Kim Jeong-yeong Kim ...  Seo Ryeong's Mother 8 episodes, 2020
Hae-Young Lee Hae-Young Lee ...  Lee Lim's assistant 8 episodes, 2020
Jung-Yeon Seo Jung-Yeon Seo ...  Song Jeong Hye 7 episodes, 2020
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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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Director Sang-Hoon Baek and screenwriter Eun-sook Kim previously worked together in 2016 KBS2 drama series Descendants of the Sun (2016). See more »


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Exceeded my already very high expectations 👏
28 April 2020 | by julieklaskalaSee all my reviews

TL-DR: Fantastic show, you won't be disappointed. Go watch!!

Felt compelled to create an account JUST to rate this show. I saw the negative press on this and felt personally offended? lol. THIS SHOW IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND REFRESHING how can y'all not like it, I am so confused. Sure, it's starts off a little slow. But there is SO MUCH CONTENT, we need that time to process everything. They didn't rush it and I'm so glad. I feel like the build up is absolutely necessary. The acting is superb, I'm SO happy to see Lee Min Ho on screen again. I am enjoying every minute of this show. I've already rewatched the first four episodes twice now. I cannot wait until Friday for more to come out!

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