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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 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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Lee Min-Ho and screenwriter Kim Eun-sook previously worked together in 2013 SBS drama series Heirs (2013). See more »


Performed by Paul Kim
Lyrics by Gaemi, Kim Se Jin, Paul Kim
Music by Gaemi, Paul Kim
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Loving it so far
4 May 2020 | by tay-sedaiSee all my reviews

We're only 6 episodes in but I'm I'm eagerly looking forward to each new episode - these weekly releases are killing me! It does move a little slowly I guess, but I've never been bored by it. I want to know more about each character, but in the meantime I'm captivated by the story unfolding, and by the beautiful cinematography (and yeah, the beautiful Lee Min-ho ;) ).

I'm scared about what evil stuff the bad guy is gonna do next. That's one thing I've noticed about Korean dramas - they have EXCELLENT bad guys that just make the viewer seethe with hatred, and you can't wait till they get their comeuppance. I don't feel quite that strongly about this jerk yet, as it's early on in the series, but he's certainly already bad enough to deserve a cold serve of justice.

Can't wait to see where the series goes. I'll update this review when it's done. :)

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