Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun’s latest Korean drama, The King Eternal Monarch, premiered yesterday, April 17, with an overwhelming response making it the highest-rated weekend drama in its first episode. In Nielsen Korea’s ratings, the drama recorded 11.4% and 12.9% average viewership ratings for its first two episodes on Friday night. The first episode also premiered on Netflix and Korean drama fans have been looking forward to it, so it would only take a matter of time for it to rate high in the online streaming platform.
The King: Eternal Monarch is penned by scriptwriter Kim Eun Sook (Goblin, Mister Sunshine, Descendants of the Sun), so we are expecting this drama to be superior. The drama also marks Lee Min Ho’s comeback drama after his mandatory military service in South Korea. The high ratings only show that he is unrivaled as the king of the korean drama series. The simple yet sophisticated Kim Go Eun is another fan favorite, so everyone has been looking forward to this team-up.
The King; Eternal Monarch is about a modern-day emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) who can transport to different time dimensions. As the king, he was aware of the conspiracies against their family, including the killing his father. Jung Tae Ul (Kim Go Eun), a detective invesigating a stranger from the parallel universe, who also helps in King Lee Gon’s search for the truth.