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[Drama 2020] The King: Eternal Monarch, 더 킹: 영원의 군주

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  1. 1. Favourite kiss scene? (pick one)

    • The first kiss scene after the first crossing into his world
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    • The 1st goodbye kiss in ROK
      0
    • The 2nd Goodbye kiss in ROK
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    • The beheading kiss scene/inconsiderate scene
    • Post saving kiss scene
    • Episode 10 kiss by future LG
    • Reunion kiss scene
    • CCTV kiss scene
  2. 2. What type of setting and world do you want TKEM S2 to take place in?

    • post-World war 3 in the year 2050s in ROK where Korea is turned into dystopia (LGXJTE and Lee JunXJTR team up to save ROK)
    • Should take place in the far future where LGXJTE fight evil forces from the year 2784 with assistance from Lee JunXJTR
    • Should remain and fight injustice in the currently timeline with additional arc for JTR-LJH
    • Do you want it to take place instead in the far-past going way back to the beginning of Korea like 10.000BC back
    • Do you want them to go further back in time like 30.000-50.000 BC
  3. 3. Do you want shower scenes in the S2 & PG13 or R-Rated?

    • Yes plenty of shower scenes please
    • No to shower scenes
    • Yes I will take 1-2 Shower scenes
    • Should S2 remain PG13
    • Should S2 become R-rated in the sequel

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Ep 2 was lighthearted and the conversations had me chuckling several times. I enjoyed the dialogue about Einstein and Quantum Mech, and how she zoned out then shoved the swab into his annoying gap. The tone sure is different from the first ep. I appreciated the shift and it brought me back to the time when Goblin was on air. :heart:
 

LG is every inch a King who is certainly accomplished in the lot from academia to sports to politics. A seemingly confident person who has it all but doesn’t. A lonely soul who has a lot to give who hasn’t given. He is always searching, unfulfilled. The loyal best friend wasn’t enough to stopper the hole forged from a past that still haunted him. Perhaps it is the emptiness and some twisted logic that drove him to proffer a proposal to technically a stranger he thought was his savior when he finally finds her. He wanted a reason to stay..at the behest of whom?!  Was it an excuse to flee from a place that held bad memories or was it a reason to stay because he wanted good ones? Poor King.
 

I find the character similar to Gong Yoo’s goblin but of course the details are different. Poor Hero. 


the ending of goblin ruined it for me cos I love HEAs. Hope this one is a HEA.

 

my two cents worth.

 

ps: I thought that LG was carrying a sword when he rode into the magic portal in Ep 1. Must hv been another time he crossed ... or was I imagining things?:lol:
 

 

 

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"Baby" Maximus seems an adult Falabella pony to me (like the one in this pic)... Look at its short legs! It can't grow into a normal-sized horse, LOL! :joy:

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Thank you @Helena for sharing the article titled "The King: Eternal Monarch": Lee Min Ho makes heart shaken with proposal to Kim Go Eun" (OSEN). 

There is one thing that captured my attention while I was reading this article. "Deep emotional acting" and "timely smile". I was nodding my head when I was reading that line. Have you guys also noticed the way Lee Min Ho looks at the female lead in this drama is so different compared to his other dramas? When he looks at Tae Eul, it feels so different. I don't know how to express it but even Tae Eul gets immersed in his eyes for seconds in many scenes. In addition, I find it so MAGICAL and DEEP when LMH has "timely smile". There are times when he just gives Tae Eul a smile which is out of this world. Like the very last scene of episode 2, Tae Eul goes crazy when she gets proposed and then Lee Gon just gives her one of those magical and "timely smile" back. It is like he is captivating tae eul and she just gets absorbed by Lee Gon. 

 

Lastly, I want to mention that Lee Gon's proposal is something refreshing. In LMH's previous dramas, we never had such frank and honest proposal in episode 2 or beginning of drama. In LOTBS, hoe jun jae was chundere and didn't admit his feelings right away, which was cute and charming. Here it definitely feels that Lee Gon is a responsible and grown lead.

 

I also have a question. Do you guys think Lee Gon fell in love with Tae Eul at first sight? I find his feelings kinda complex and new. He has been waiting for her for 25 years and he has been holding on to her ID card because he developed feelings of gratitude because of that night. But when he met her, his feelings are transitioning from sense of gratitude to deep romance? I think Lee Gon has deep and complex feelings and It is not simple to describe and decipher them. 

 

PS: the peak at 14.7% was for the proposal scene only (the last 8 minutes?)? 

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4 hours ago, Nikaa94 said:

I also have a question. Do you guys think Lee Gon fell in love with Tae Eul at first sight? I find his feelings kinda complex and new. He has been waiting for her for 25 years and he has been holding on to her ID card because he developed feelings of gratitude because of that night. But when he met her, his feelings are transitioning from sense of gratitude to deep romance? I think Lee Gon has deep and complex feelings and It is not simple to describe and decipher them. 

 

I don't think he loves her yet.  I think it is like working on a math problem for him.  It is an equation.  Like you say, his feelings are complex.  I think I read in the introductory materials something about finding love in the solution between 1 and 0.  (I don't remember the words.)

 

 

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Hwa Sa mesmerizing vocal shines in beautiful "Orbit" music video from "The King: Eternal Monarch"

MAMAMOO's Hwa Sa debuts as a solo OST singer for SBS's 'The King: Eternal Monarch'!

 

Hwa Sa's  OST Part.2 for 'The King: Eternal Monarch' was released today. "Orbit" will serve as the ending theme song for the drama series, boasting a powerful mixture of hip-hop and guitar sounds. The lyrics depict an individual's vows to protect the ones they love.

 

This marks Hwa Sa's first-ever solo OST, approximately 6 years after her debut. Do you like Hwa Sa's OST at the end of SBS's 'The King: Eternal Monarch'?

 

credit: https://www.allkpop.com/video/2020/04/hwa-sa-mesmerizing-vocal-shines-in-beautiful-orbit-music-video-from-the-king-eternal-monarch

 

There is also another OST I heard in episode 2, the singer repeats the word "gravity" in it. Do you know the name of the singer?! I like that too! :))

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14 hours ago, Yoojay said:

I've just watched 2nd episode. Woah the plot! 

I'm just curious, why in every reflection of LeeGon, there are two persons? 

First at the blue mirrored building, second is at the museum. 

Or is it just me who take this seriously while it means nothing? Hahah. 

Btw, hwasa's voice is sooo gooodd! Love all the ost:wub:

 

It is normal to have two reflections from a single pane of glass, one from the front of the glass and one from the back.  At the glass building there are even more reflections, but it could be because there are more panes of glass.  Even so, something weird is going on there.  Where did the Rabbit go?

 

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I think LG has been in love with her since he was 8 years old. Not real love, of course, but think how many times he's contemplated her image, thinking she's responsible for saving his life. I think that's why he's a little disappointed in tough demeanor at first. He had a more romantic image of her in his mind. It will be so interesting to see what happens in that relationship!

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So excited about this drama.  Last Lee Min Ho's drama that I like wasThe Great Doctor or The Good Doctor.  I think he had great chemistry with the female lead, even tho she is older.  And what a great love story it was.  I tried The Heir and LOTBS, but didn't get to finish them for some reason.  :crazy:  Looking forward to my Friday and Saturday mornings.  :w00t:

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Imagine the king returning to Corea with a buttonless coat. Grandma, believing he chased after a girl, would think he gave all his diamonds to a woman. Omo, doesn’t that make the king look like such a clueless and dumb hopeless romantic? Hahahahaha :lol:

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36 minutes ago, Heretorant said:

Imagine the king returning to Corea with a buttonless coat. Grandma, believing he chased after a girl, would think he gave all his diamonds to a woman. Omo, doesn’t that make the king look like such a clueless and dumb hopeless romantic? Hahahahaha :lol:

 

He was very wasteful with the money from the diamonds staying at 5 star hotel and buying everything there is. I think he will head back soon to Corea and this time it seemed like his not coming alone or empty handed but he will bring the girl with him back to Corea. I have seen them riding on the horse towards the portal can't wait for that moment to come. She dosen't believe him yet on his claim about multiverse and I don't blame her for it

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First Impressions: The King: Eternal Monarch | Episodes 1-2

I already had high hopes with this drama based on the story elements they said they will be using. You can’t blame me since they have a modern monarch, parallel universe (my excitement went from 5 to 500 after knowing this premise), and of course, romance. These are my personal beloved tropes and Kim Eun-sook decided to use it all at once. Saying this series definitely delivered would be an understatement. From the cinematography to its intense storytelling, the pilot episode unabashedly pulled me into its world. The credit really goes to the set-up written by Kim Eun-sook. She truly knows how to create a believable fictional world with a detailed background and interesting characters. Of course, the production team led by PD Baek Sang-hoon has also successfully brought into life Eun-sook’s vision for this drama.

 

The character introductions felt a bit short as the premiere episode was focused on showing the difference between the two worlds: The Kingdom of Corea and the Republic of Korea. But I think it was enough to build the air of mystery around them.

(Side note: I love that Lee Min-ho’s character is a mathematician and he easily concluded that he was in a parallel universe since he’s familiar with the theory.)

 

Full article: https://ahjummamshies.wordpress.com/2020/04/19/first-impression-the-king-eternal-monarch-episodes-1-2/

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44 minutes ago, Heretorant said:

Imagine the king returning to Corea with a buttonless coat. Grandma, believing he chased after a girl, would think he gave all his diamonds to a woman. Omo, doesn’t that make the king look like such a clueless and dumb hopeless romantic? Hahahahaha :lol:

 

Lol! Thank you for the laugh :lol:.

 

Hi everyone. I've watched both episodes and I unfortunately find the world building loose. I found it hard to keep track which is Korea vs Corea because the surroundings look the same. I am aslo confused with King Tan's fixation with Goblin's bride. His character seems to like her since he was a kid, but the name tag is from the future....so basicly kid King Tan fell for an Noona/Ahjumma? Hehehe. As he grow older, he acknowledges that now he is older than her...which is honestly weird for me. He waited 25 years for a future 30yo. I can't compute. Time travel clashes with parallel world. 

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Anyways...my theory is...the black figure that saved kid King Tan is King Tan himself....he traveled to the past to somewhat change history but it went haywire. I feel Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban vibes with this drama. Hehehe

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The Return of the Korean Wave God
"Hallyu stars" are heating up the small screen one after another.

 

Lee Min-ho was the first to take the mound. Lee Min-ho made a comeback to the small screen three years after his military service with SBS' "The King-Eternal Monarch," which first aired on the 17th. Although there must have been a lot of love calls, he chose to play the role of Lee Gon, the emperor of the Korean Empire, amid infinite trust in writer Kim Eun-sook, who had produced good results with SBS' "The Heirs." 

 

Lee Min-ho is showing off his chemistry with Kim Go-eun (played by Jung Tae-eul), perfectly digesting Kim Eun-sook's ticklish dialogue as well as her still-looking appearance. In addition, the bromance with Woo Do-hwan (Cho Young), the commander of the Imperial Guard, is another point to watch. As soon as "The King" started, it surpassed 11 percent (Nielsen Korea, based on national standards), heralding a huge success. In addition, "The King" is known to have already collected production costs with profits from broadcasting rights and Netflix rights. If PPL profits are added to this, it is expected to record even more profit. It is said that Lee Min-ho's influence played its part.

 

Expectations are high not only for viewers but also for the industry. Amid a string of recent slumps in a series of dramas, Studio Dragon is looking for a chance to rebound with "The King" and "Youth Record." Industry sources also predicted a possible rise in stock prices. While dramas that have drawn expectations from the casting stage are taking off one by one, attention is being paid to whether Korean Wave stars representing Korea and abroad will be able to make their names.

 

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19 minutes ago, katakwasabi said:

 

Lol! Thank you for the laugh :lol:.

 

Hi everyone. I've watched both episodes and I unfortunately find the world building loose. I found it hard to keep track which is Korea vs Corea because the surroundings look the same.

 

Seoul in Corea looks like a modern day Joseon Dynasty mixed in with street cars while Seoul in Korea looks like what you see in modern day Seoul.  

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I want to take you as queen because that :D
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So it isn’t for love , @Lawyerh I can offer oppa my service , help him apply for a visa :joy:

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:lol:

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This is the real reason Lee Gon hasn't married yet. This man is obsessed with his horse ,Maximus this. Maximus that.:joy:

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