Now, The King : Eternal Monarch, which is the new K-drama, is being released on Netflix.
This K-drama attracts K-drama fans’ attention for various reasons.
Firstly, the actors.
Lee Min-ho, who plays the male leading role, is one of the most popular Korean TV star.
He has gotten the popularity as a representative of K-romance drama.
Boys Over Flowers, Inheritors made him a star not only in Korea but also in Asia.
Kim Go-eun, who plays the female leading role, is also a rising star in Korea.
She becomes popular thanks to Goblin and Cheese in The Trap.
However, the most outstanding thing that attract K-drama fans is the writer, Kim Eun-sook.
She has made brilliant K-romantic comedies continuously, and her works have been always popular to the public.
She is good at writing interesting lines, making a competent narrative, creating romantic factors which cause fans’ fantasy.
Most K-romantic comedies cliches are made by Kim Eun-sook.
She mainly deal with the love story between a competent man and poor (but bright) woman.
She likes to use the plot of Cinderella story and Romeo and Juliet story.
Because of her works’ repetitive cliches, some people complain the her writings are old and boring and infantile,
but her new work still grab many K-drama fans’ attention, and it still enjoy the popularity and advertising impact.
Her representative works are Mr Sunshine, Secret Garden, Descendants of The Sun(They are all released on netflix.)
The King : Eternal Monarch is a fantasy romantic comedy. It deal with the love story in the parallel world.
Korea is a republic country, but Korea also had Kingdom until 1910.
This K-drama set the imaginary world called Korean Empire, which is the parallel world of Republic of Korea.
The male leading character is the King who comes from Korean Empire, and the female leading character is a detective who comes from the Republic of Korea.
It’s also like Romeo and Juliet story, and it can be expected Cinderella story because the male character and the female character have the class gap.
However, outstanding visual and charming characters and interesting lines will make this drama unique.
Kim Eun-sook always have made K-drama fans satisfied. I think this drama can make them happy again.
There is one interesting K-drama which shows the love story in Korean Empire, the imaginary world.
It is Princess Hours(2006).
In this soap opera, you can see Ju Ji-hoon who plays the main role of Kingdom.
Through Princess Hours, Ju Ji-hoon debuted.
This K-drama is also full of interesting story and charming characters.
It is not on Netflix, but you can watch some clips of this soap opera on Youtube.