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Lee Min-ho is a commanding presence in The King: Eternal Monarch

I have been waiting for any promotional teasers for The King: Eternal Monarch so I’m excited that we finally have a (very brief) peek at Lee Min-ho (Legend of the Blue Sea) in his first project following his mandatory military service.

The plot of fantasy romance The King: Eternal Monarch traverses dimensions and time. When a demon opens a portal into another world, science-minded monarch Lee Min-ho must find a way to shut that door in order to stave off disaster. On the other side of that door is a modern-day police office, Kim Go-eun (Tune in for Love); her priority is saving lives and protecting the people she loves.

The video starts with Lee Min-ho facing away from the camera, in a large, stately room. The image overlaps and flips, then we see a king’s robes intercut with Lee Min-ho giving us blue steel as we hear in voiceover, “I am Lee Gon, emperor of the Korean empire.”

We see a series of images: a banner emblazoned with a royal flower, a sword with the same flower on its hilt, and a shot of a bamboo forest with sky. We see a blackboard covered in complicated looking equations before we return to that stately room. As the camera zooms in on Lee Min-ho, he turns and we get a full shot of his face. He closes the teaser by stating, “My name is Lee Gon.”

Woo Do-hwan (My Country: The New Age) joins them as second lead, with Kim Kyung-nam (Special Labor Inspector Jo), Jung Eun-chae (The Guest), and Lee Jung-jin (The Liar and His Lover) taking on supporting roles.

The creative team behind the drama are writer Kim Eun-sook (Mr. Sunshine, The Lonely Shining Goblin), with PD Baek Sang-hoon (Moonlight Drawn by Clouds) and PD Jung Ji-hyun (Search Query: WWW) co-directing. The King: Eternal Monarch is scheduled to air in April in SBS’s Friday-Saturday timeslot.

Via Sports Chosun, Seoul Kyungje

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Kim Eun-sook really loves casting the same actors in all her dramas, but go with what works, I guess.

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This guy's acting, LEE MiN HO, is so mediocre. Im still wondering why he is so popular. amd whi he gets casted in big projects. Will this drama be the biggest hit of 2020? oh no!

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This trailer gives away nothing, not even how Lee Min-ho looks in his king attire! Well done in creating some curiosity!
Even the plot is so unclear. I really hope it will be good.

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Allow me to SQUEE!!!! And even if it doesn't live up to expectations, at least we have Woo Do-hwan to cushion our fall.

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I've been waiting to see him in a new drama after loving him in MY COUNTRY.

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Me too

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Not that I have any expertise in how casting works, but I wonder how wise it is to accept second lead roles when you're newly established as a leading man?

Does it make casting directors see you differently? I mean to costar with an icon puts you up against comparisons (and criticism) that you might not get otherwise. Not to mention if his character has animosity with LMO's character that can sometimes carry over with intense fans.

Just wondering is all. I mean, I don't think we'd ever see LMO take on a second lead or any other actors (Ji Chang-wook; Lee Jong-Suk; Seo In-Guk) that right after having broken through at that point in their careers of being the male lead then stepping back to second lead. hmmmm?

I don't consider Woo Do-hwan's role in My Country second lead because that was an ensemble cast (plus, for me, anything with Jang Hyuk places everybody else in the cast behind him). lol

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Completely agree with you. Love LMH but I like Woo Do-Hwan too and I think this drama was not a good choice. The reasons: pretty much the same you said, the comparison with LMH will come and even if he make a good perform if his character is not friendly with LMH the fans are going to kill him in social media. On the other hand, make a second lead after been the ML is not good neither in my opinion. The only reason I can find he took into account to make this were the cast and the script. Even if some people say thisโ€™s not going to be a hit I disagree, the cast is amazing and they count with the support of the big fandom that have LMH worldwide. The writer has hits as Goblin and The heirs and even the second leads are well known. The budget is huge and the director is well known too. This drama can be a total failure but the possibilities are small, and LMH knew that, thatโ€™s the reason why he choose this.

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I am Lee Gon, emperor of the Korean empire.

No!!! The emperor is Royal Hotness Lee Hyuk!!!

*runs away*

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Wait! You forgot his coffee!

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Thank you for the reminder egads.

*grabs coffee*
*runs again*

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SSR is everywhere, huh.

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Yes YY. He's everywhere like the wind ๐Ÿ˜†

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Woo Do-hwan and Kim Kyung-nam in a KES drama with LMH as lead...
whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Okay look *before I get lynched* LMH does nothing for me, and I've just stopped trying to make myself enjoy him after like however many dramas because its just a sad time all around and I continuously end up salty. And I don't really care for KES and think she's overrated as a writer (sorry not sorry).
But I like WDH and KKN A LOT and the latter I have followed since he was a mere extra and is high on my "just give him a dang lead role already" list and I'm just sitting here thinking that I might actually watch if those two had lead but instead they have to act under LMH and that's just ... sad.

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Whereas I think this drama is pretty well my own personal circle of hell regardless of what other people are involved in it. Somebody has been reading my nightmares and making them flesh.

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Thank goodness you won't be watching it huh.

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I won't. It's the knowledge it exists and is waiting for me that causes the existential disquiet - as all hells do.

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Phew! I know the universe is still intact because you and Iโ€™ve agreed with many dramas lately, and thatโ€™s a bit disquieting for me. I have a strong gut feeling that I might like this one. I, for one, LOVE the way LMH looks here and Iโ€™ve never really thought anything about his looksโ€”absolutely no opinion at all. Iโ€™ve never seen him act, so this will be a new experience for me. And trust Iโ€™ll watch this for Do-Hwan; boy can do no wrong in my acting world. And everyone knows what I think of the writer, also, sorry, not sorry. I learn more Korean and Korean language nuances watching her dramas than anyone elseโ€™s. Please, someone with a good command over the Korean language, recap this! Ok, Iโ€™m done. Looking forward to April.

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Actually, I wasnโ€™t done. Lol. My girl, Kim Go-Eun, can also do no wrongโ€”girl has talent dripping from her earlobesโ€”so yeah, REALLY looking forward to April!

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LOL @ally-le - there's only two big ones, right? Rookie and Circle. The universe isn't that far out of whack? But, yes, it's good to know we stand in stark opposition on the existence of a KES drama as we should.

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I really really wish Woo Do-hwan would do something I actually want to watch. And well, Kim Kyung-nam you too.

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And yet, I'll watch anything for him. Anything.

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I do not have that kind of loyalty to anyone.

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Ugh, I really want to see him in a new drama...
But as the lead!!

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That would be the best!

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OMG ai agree with this. I really like Woo Do Hwan since Mad Dog,, but after that his dramas are not my type of dramas. Real torture!

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KES has never had a flop. She's a king maker so whatever she is doing is working for the masses and all of the mainstream audience adores her. If a minority doesn't like her it is just their loss since this drama will be all over social media for years to come just like Goblin, Heirs and DOTS are still classified by the majority of drama viewers as the best k drama's to ever exist. A literal Government study came out with these results so their opinion trumps everything.

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Man and here was I trying to be so civil with my government sponsored oPINion and everything... *smh*
... sorry, what was your point again?

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That KES knows what she's doing and fake critiquing her for a job she excels at when you have no experience at the job yourself is just being hateful for the sake of being hateful. Just to prove you have oh so much wit when you actually don't. Your sarcasm is neither smart nor constructive enough to be called an opinion.

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when I have.... ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ oh boy no please keep going this is highly amusing.

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I can confirm that @sicarius has no experience at being KES and should therefore never critique KES.

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Awwww but I've always wanted to be KES, LT! It was on the top of my Christmas List!!!

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Also can I say how hilarious it is that Sicarius is the one that got attacked when I referred to a KES drama with LMH and KGE as "my own personal hell".
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*tsk tsk* So unnacceptable @leetennant. This is discrimination and I won't stand for it.
@Flight, I demand you direct all farther discourse at LT also. We must be fair about these things.

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So calling KES an over rated writer when you have no writing experience yourself is not fake criticism but smart wit. Sure keep telling yourself that.

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How do YOU know I have no writing experience lmaoooo

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Please refer me to some dramas that you have written that have been major hits or have had an audience. Any audience. I'll be happy to oblige. Since you're so great and smart and witty and what not. I'm sure you're excelling at your writing career and earning millions. You must be flawless.

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Please refrain from personal abuse and do as your name says and take Flight.

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So it's not personal abuse when you do it to a public figure? Right I forgot this was all about hypocrisy since the start. Since celebrities are open season for everyone to "critique" irrespective of how many times they prove themselves.

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Oh yeah man, I am flawless. Just like KES.

But also, I think you should give @leetennant some love as well.
She's getting jealous that I'm getting all the attention. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Oh and behold you have obliged! So kind of you.

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Oh good Lord, why are these trolls always so incoherent? I can't even...

Critiquing someone's writing isn't personal abuse. It's critiquing their writing. Which is... I hasten to add... what comment sections are literally for.

By all means go FANGIRL ON US LOSERS and send us into FAST MOVING TRAFFIC. That's always amusing. But then take a deep breath and move on.

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God forbid only those who make money can critique things right. Like it's not like that perpetuates the elitist hollywood mindset of the entertainment industry or anything right? Nah... not at all.

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Critiquing someones writing by saying they are overrated is a critique how? Maybe the definition of critique changed in your world. If we're talking about incoherent then maybe you need to re read your comments. Nothing about it is coherent or logical. It's just bandwagon hate for the sale of hating something. That must mean you're the troll. By the way calling every comment that disagrees with you in a tone that you don't like doesn't make them trolls. That itself is a personal attack so don't sion t your proverbial high horse and pretend to have opinions on things you simply dislike for no reason. How about you take Flight instead.

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Those who make money at least know how hard it is to make money. There is nothing elitist about it. Holding a proper job let alone a high paying job in the creative field must be easy in your world but it's a struggle in the real world. If you understand how difficult the task is at the very least appreciate them for the effort of being creative. Especially someone who has never had a failure in their career.

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@flight

"That KES knows what she's doing and fake critiquing her for a job she excels at when you have no experience at the job yourself is just being hateful for the sake of being hateful."

This is not an argument my dear. Everyone can form an opinion on anything without being an expert. Are you a drama writer? If you aren't then what right do you have to say she is a good writer? Because if you use this argument then it goes both ways my friend.

Also, do you not even understand what an opinion is? It doesnt have to be constructive or smart. It's an opinion. Here let me get the dictionary definition as I think you aren't grasping the basic definition of what it means:

oยทpinยทion
/ษ™หˆpinyษ™n/

a view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.

I get you like KES which is fine because that's your opinion (even though you aren't a professional drama writer you are still allowed this opinion). But you need to be mature enough to understand that people will have opposing opinions and respect that not everyone will agree with you.

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I agree about the opinion part except when it's out right '" I think she's overrated" which is barely an opinion it's borderline hate and definitely not a critique. Calling anyone overrated negates their achievements and hardwork. It's like saying they don't deserve their success.

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โ€œHolding a proper job let alone a high paying job in the creative field must be easy in your world but it's a struggle in the real world. If you understand how difficult the task is at the very least appreciate them for the effort of being creative. Especially someone who has never had a failure in their career.โ€

Shame on you good sir.
First of all, do not presume you know me, or my art, my writing, my creative life, my life in general or anything at to do with me at all. You are an unregistered bean and you know nothing about me.
Secondly I know exactly how hard it is to write a well-constructed piece of writing and I happen to be of the opinion that if you must write then you should write with all class, and integrity and respect of your craft that you can possibly muster from your fingertips and you should not just throw words at a screen and ride off the fact that people LIKE you in order to make money.
Just because I have an appreciation for creative skills does NOT MEAN that anyone who practices these is exempt from critique! Nor should they be! How else will they get better!
Honestly I am concerned that she has never had a failure in her career. Why? Because failure breeds strength and improvement in a skill. No failure breeds arrogance and complacency that one can just write whatever and fame will do the rest. I raise you that good Sir, and challenge every creative out there to continuously try and be the best they can ever be, no matter their success or their monetary gain, because there is worth and virtue in storytelling as a craft and art form and if you deny that then you are a hack and a fraud I have no time for you.
I would tell you to go endosolistrate yourself at the earliest possible convenience but that makes me the bad guy.
I will simply bid thee good day, Sir and I pray you have a fulfilling and wholesome life.
Auf wiedersehen.

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Shame on you good sir to assume she hasn't had any struggles just because none of her work have been failures. The struggles to reinvent or better herself which she has spoken about and assuming complacency when she is anything but complacent.

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You mean just like your comments and so called critiques. Ciao.

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Why people can't grasp that there will be people in the world who do not love what they love(which is not a bad thing!) is beyond me. I appreciate your opinions Sic, which ARE smart and constructive.

Ok going back to bed. Keep that wit alive ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Awww thank you Rue. *finger hearts*

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Staying on top of the game when people have high expectations from you is the hardest thing for a creative person. There are plenty of people like you who would love to tear her to bits if she ever has a failure. That fear is a great driver for creative people and the fact that she manages to come out on top of that expectations every single time proves how good a writer she is. The Hong Sisters don't get the same respect since they have failed and despite all their failures still can't reinvent themselves but they're trying their hardest. Don't assume complacency when most creative people would not dare to become complacent.

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I'm looking forward to this drama, but I have to admit I'm a little surprised that you are so upset. I thought that she was a writer that people either like or dislike. That criticism of her work is not unheard of though she is very popular.
https://seoulbeats.com/2017/06/kim-eun-sook-koreas-most-controversial-and-well-known-drama-writer/

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I sorry but there are way better writers out there and compared to them she is definitely overrated.

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@bcampbell1662, thanks for that link. Iโ€™m a totally pushover for Cinderella stories. Iโ€™m totally in her demographic of women in their 40โ€™s. I love fast talking. I love cheese. Lol. Sometimes a KGE show is what you need to feel like all is write (right) in the world. She knows what she is and doesnโ€™t make any apologies. I love that she says that what she does isnโ€™t an art, but Is just there to entertain for an hour. I feel much the same about my writings. But there are pieces of writing that are artistic, and make a difference in the world, as well as make you think about your place in it. There are dramas and drama writers that do this and I think thatโ€™s what @sicarius and @leetennant are more drawn to and probably respect more. They are both exceptional writers in their own right. Just to educate those not familiar with their writings, Iโ€™ll link them. Sic probably has the largest vocabulary of any Beanie here! And LT writes with such conviction. We all have regular jobs but we love kdramas because of the writing (most of us) and are closet writers and hopefully, real writers, someday.

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http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/05/dramas-and-food-comfort-food/

LT, this piece makes me cry every time. I love it.

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Ditto. I'd take both of them over LMH any day.
They're more diverse & better actors.

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Color me excited! I've enjoyed most of KES's dramas even though I'll admit they all had issues and things I'd write differently. The trailer gave away very little but I did not see a 900-year-old god imprinting on a toddler, I mean high-schooler(sigh, same difference) so I'm good.

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Is Lee Min Ho's voice becoming sexier as he get older? My heart is pounding by just listening to the teaser!!!

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I think that's Woo Dohwan's voice

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What a foolish remark to make ๐Ÿ˜ช

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Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun in a Kim Eun-sook vehicle? Where do I sign?!

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Gulp , ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜

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Lee Min-ho gets bashed a lot, but he IS the actor that got me into K-dramas. I understand he's not the best, but they guy's got boundless charm and I'm pleased to see him back in dramaland. With Kim Go-eun & Woo Do-hwan joining him and a fun, promising plot, I absolutely cannot wait to catch this drama.

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I'm excited for this one too. For some reason though I kind of wish the romantic pairing was between Kim Go eun and Woo Do hwan.

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Have to agree. I think that's a better pairing too.

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(in the meantime, I'll take Lee Min-ho ๐Ÿ˜‚)

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Him being the first guy to bring me to kdramas is the reason I would still check out his shows because there's some sort of endearment with him even if I haven't liked him in anything since City Hunter.

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Same. Only liked him in City Hunter & Faith and one of them had majorly problematic behind the scenes issues. But still do have that feeling of endearment haha

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Yeah i check out his shows knowing full well I would be disappointed and leave them midway, but Have to check them once ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Oh ok. Thanks Wapz!

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What issues?

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Faith had some financial issues with not paying the crew and maybe even cast, the producer ended up suiciding because he couldn't pay off his debts.

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I'm not a fan but I hope that he'll do more movies especially with director Yoo Ha (GANGNAM BLUES). He seems to bring out the best in Lee Min-ho.

I love Go-eun to pieces but it hasn't been a smooth transition for her, from movies to dramas.
I hope her character would be better written here than GOBLIN.

I have a thing for Do-hwan after MY COUNTRY so I'm excited to see him in a Kim Eun-sook drama. She may not be the best writer in dramaland but she does wonders for a growing actor's career.

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Well said kiara. I've watched Gangnam Blues and do have to agree that it was great to see this different side of the Lee Min-ho. He's actually quite versatile it turns out, in the hands of the right director.

Yes, to Kim Go-eun's transition being tough. To think she's now appearing with another actor who may or may not have rabid fans. I hope her experience is better this time.

Yes also to Kim Do-hwan. :)

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I think Kim Go Eun has been more or less typecasted in Korean romance.

She hasn't been a success in films either, and I think her Korean fans are concerned because ever since her film Eun Gyo, she hasn't been in any blockbuster movies.

Out of all Chungmuro darlings, I think she and KTR are trying to find the proper place. Though I do think KTR is making more intelligent decisions in picking drama than Kim Go Eun despite it's from the same scriptwriter.

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Lately yes, she has been on the rom.com route.
I think she has done well in "Eun Gyo", "Monster", "Coin Locker Girl" to retain her reputation as a talented actress with great range.
"Coin Locker Girl" did better box-office wise in the first 2 weeks than "Eun Gyo's" whole run.

I think the lack of roles for female actresses in their 20s is the problem so when they get a decent offer they take it because they need to keep that momentum even if it's not a role they seek.

Han Suk-kyu was the it actor in Chungmuro before Song Kang-ho, Choi Min-sik, Hwang Jung-min etc but taking a long break cost him his film career imo.

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You're right about Coin Locker Girl. I forgot that Coin Locker Girl is a success.

I don't think Monster is box office hit though. I don't think it make that much money back. Though Monster is the one that shows her range a bit, but KGE needs vast improvement in dialogue delivery.

KGE is not good with delivering clear and sound dialogue. That's her biggest weakness, I think. Also, she tried to use voice techniques to deliver dialogue. I just think it doesn't work on her.

Which is why I think KGE receives so much criticism on her acting in Goblin is because of her dialogue delivery. She has no problem in emoting, but chemistry acting and dialogue delivery need improvement.

And I think KGE is relatively shy person, which is why she needs to step out of her box to act in chemistry with her costars.

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Directors can do wonders for actors. I think PD Jin Hyuk suited him in CH and LotBS too. I sometimes wonder what he'll do if someone like Shin Won Ho or Kim Won Seok decide to work with him because he seems like the actor whose potential needs to be tapped and extracted. I hope next time he goes for such a director.

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Regarding KGE, I'm already thinking this girl is going to be cruahed again but I hope this doesn't happen to her. I keep thinkong this is KES's redemption project for LMH in Heirs and KGE in Goblin.

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Thats what I'm thinking too. I really hope it goes well for them!

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Need to know more to know if I should get excited. KES dramas is a hit or miss for me.
But I really liked that trailer.

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I feel the same way, sometimes I adore her dramas, sometimes I detest them:
On Air - Boring to me; did not finish
City Hall - Absolutely adored, one of my favorite dramas ever
Secret Garden - Watchable but problematic
A Gentleman's Dignity - My first real Hatewatch
Heirs - My second real Hatewatch
DOTS - Silly but fun
Goblin - A solid show, I liked it
Mr. Sunshine - Haven't watched
So she is all over the map, for me, and I haven't really liked any of her female characters since Shin Mi Rae of City Hall. But I will watch, to see which KES shows up this time.

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This drama also marks KES's return to SBS. Seems she had a really working relationship with the station. 2 of her dramas were in tvN and 1 in KBS, other than that they were all in SBS. I would be curious to see how she would work with MBC.

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IIRC she went with KBS because SBS wasn't able to finance DotS's โ‚ฉ13 billion budget.
SIX FLYING DRAGONS was already pretty pricey at โ‚ฉ30 billion.
I'm glad there were no hard feelings there.

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I really like KES's dramas. I think she's the one who finds the good balance between usual tropes, humor, sadness, characters.

For the casting, from all her actors who already acted for her, she picked the wrong one. LMH is not bad but he's not very good neither. He's more a second lead for me.

For the rest, I'm really happy!

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LMH even tho he is not the greatest actor of ktown but his screen presence his charisma are unmatchable to anyone the guy is god of hotness

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It's a crime that LMH is the male lead and not the extremely talented Woo Do-hwan.

Yes, I said it! Fight me!!

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Also, that face. That beautiful face.

I just checked his age and at 27 he is still way to young (Come back to dramas Gong Yoo), but I think we can safely assume he has stopped growing.
I hope Beanies decide to make lots of gifs of That Face.

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There is a reason he is part of my harem ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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Well LMH is the lead, deal with it

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Fight me!!

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Totally agree. Please, LMH is not maybe the best actor in Korea, but heโ€™s without doubt the right ML. All of his kdramas are been hits with more or less followers but all of them are watch all over the world. If you ask someone that doesnโ€™t know too much about dramas to mention a korean actor is going to say LMH for sure, the guy is the korean star with the biggest fandom worldwide. Why is that?, because heโ€™s handsome?, How many korean actor are handsome and not so famous. Is he the best actor of Korea?, No, but he is quite better than woo Do- hwan that started yesterday in Kdramas. He is the whole package: is hot, is good actor and the guy Is charismatic you can denying it. So, itโ€™s very intelligent to use him as the ML. Just with him the drama has guaranteed the success. How many fans has LMH worldwide, just with that this is gonna be a hit, and it doesnโ€™t matter the writer, the second leads and whatever.Now, how many people know Woo Do-hwan, just the ones that care about him, but even me, a doramaniatic have to see his name to write it because I forget it, just imagine who is beginning in this world, they donโ€™t care about him, so, heโ€™s the correct ML without doubt

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Lol ๐Ÿคฃ

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I ain't gonna fight you on LMH, but offense intended, I think Woo Do Hwan has serious case of flat face. Especially in prior photos. It makes his face look like flat pan.

Not a good look for him, imo.

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"Offense intended"? Really?

What's wrong with the people on this news post, seriously...

And I hope when you're criticizing his face you're talking about expression and not his actual appearance. While I definitely don't think that Woo Do-hwan is expressionless, I can respect that opinion, and that's much more acceptable that stooping to even further immaturity by coming after someone's looks.

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*shrug*

I did say offense intended. If you get hurt by my opinion about WDH's flat face, which judging by the photo prior, then sure.

Can't stop you from being pressed or butthurt about it.

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Ok my dear, take a step back and review your comments. You are going straight to hate by attacking his looks. It's fine if you don't like WDH acting or even find him ugly (we all have different tastes). It's fine that you love LMH. But attacking anyone like this is not acceptable behavior here. We are above this as Beanies. I honestly don't care that you don't find him attractive or even find him 'flat faced' but you are trying to use this comment as hate and to try and use it to hurt because I had a difference of opinion, which is quite honestly, disgusting. I'm not pressed or butthurt or even hurt by your comment, I quite honestly just pity you.

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Pffft offense intended? Why would I be offended you don't agree with my opinion? I'm not an immature child to be upset over an opposing opinion, unlike you very clearly are ๐Ÿคฃ

You gave me a good laugh my friend, thank you.

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LOL, no offense is exactly as offense intended, so if people get butthurt, I might as well use offense intended.

But yeah, I laugh as little when I type out offense intended. At least I'm honest about it. LMAO >V<

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Being honest about being needlessly shallow and rude doesn't make it any better. Intentional offense about something like this isn't cool.

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*a little*

Correcting my typo.

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You don't have to drag someone else down to bring your favourite up.

I think it says a lot that you would counter 'talent' with looks.

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Do you think you're being cute with this comment? Because this is flat out racist.

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It's a must watch for me because of WDH. Even if I have to fast forward to his portions.

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Woo Do-hwanna hang out sometime?

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You are truly my sister ๐Ÿ˜‚

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KES is a hit or miss for most ppl but has been a miss for me! Heirs--I liked some aspects of Tan's character. DOTS--I liked it but that's it. No lingering feelings for this one. Mr.sunshine--The best out of all her dramas. I enjoyed this but did not love this one as well. So I think I'm probably not going to watch this one!

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Oh yes there was Goblin too-- A complete miss!!

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CITY HALL is one of her best but had the lowest rating in all her dramas.

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@kiara shout out to a fellow City Hall fan!

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@skelly Good times! I miss those days and the likes of samsooki etc.

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I am such a nerd, I kept all of samsooki's recaps in a file. Good times!

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I don't really know why people complain so much about everything.
If someone don't like Lee min ho as male lead and wo do hwan as second male lead than please don't bother yourself and don't "waste" your time on this go watch something else in which do hwan is male lead but don't spoiled our mode since we are waiting for Lee min ho for so long
Why you guys think that everyone will like something that you like.its really okay to dislike or like someone but it's really hateful to tell everywhere that you hate or dislike someone.
Lee min ho is most famous Korean actor.He has a huge fandom.wtiter, director etc are not follish people that they can select anyone who can't give them success.so plz don't waste your timing in proving others wrong l.If you don't like it than don't watch it it's that simple for me I am so happy that Lee min ho is back so that I can finally watch something as for other actors I don't really care who they are I am okay with everything ๐Ÿ™‚โœŒ

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I am sorry but if you want only comments in favour of, this is not the site for you. You can't expect there to be no complaints either.

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Sis I just wonder why people are filled with hatered they won't learn from there mistakes.
How many life's they are going to take just because they want to prove there self right.when this cyber bulling will be stopped.I am just so annoyed.
It's ok if people don't have anything nice to tell but at the very least don't make fun of others don't tell everywhere how much they dislike someone
It's ok if someone dislike something but if someone really dislike something why just can't they ignore that thing
Now this article is clearly about Lee min ho and his new drama so I ask those haters of him why they came this for just to tell him that they don't like him.is not it ridiculous

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Now wait a minute some of comments retaliating against people simply saying they find the actor or writer mediocre or not liking them that much are far more worse. What are they doing then?

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This will only end up making things looking worse which is not a good thing in my opinion.

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Can I just applaud, @amy1009 ?

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Let's take a step back and review the comments. I don't think really anyone was saying anything hate filled against LMH. Just because people don't like an actor doesn't make them a hater my friend. Even my comment above had absolutely no hate. I simply prefer WDH over him. I definitely don't hate him as an actor or person, as I'm sure most people here don't either. So please, enlighten me to how mine or others have been hate comments.

Also, like @amy1009 has said, the ones defending LMH have been full of more vitriol and hate than those who aren't fans of LMH. If we are going to condemn those who aren't fans of LMH than don't be a hypocrite and accept those who support him and are also being nasty.

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It depends on how you think about hatered
First of all I will tell you that we minoz are not telling you to like Lee min ho you can reread my comment or other minoz comments so plz just don't assume anything like that
Look if you don't like someone and you just have suggestions showing article about him/her what you will do will tell you if you are a hater or not
If you dislike someone you will just skip that article and if you hate someone or you dislike someone sooo much you will open that article and you will dislike or write something bad about that person because you want to hurt that person plus those who are favoring them that's all...
Now if you believe it or not that's all I can tell you
Just think before you say anything may hurt someone badly don't forget suli,go hara,jonghyun etc it's really not necessary to tell someone you dislike that you hate him or dislike him you can just ignore him

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@noor That's not how it works. How many times... these weren't hate comments. If it's not a hate comment it's not. The comments you are comparing with were really bad, the ones you are getting offended at here aren't. These weren't trying to hurt anyone. If you can't differentiate between those then I don't know what to say to you. And yeah you can ignore negative comments too if you want. Otherwise agree to disagree whatever.

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LMH - mediocrity at its finest
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You literally have nothing to offer and you have the audacity to call THE LMH mediocre? Please stay pressed

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I am asking because I am actually curious. Why reply to the people you disagree with instead of fangirl with the ones who agree with you? Or join in on the conversations that are talking about the projects or directors that best support LMH?

I've only seen him in one project which was Boys Over Flowers and so am not for or against him. I'm just really curious.

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Sis I just want to aks why those people even came here when they dislike Lee min ho that much.just because they wanted to tell everyone how much they dislike him?? Is it's good in your eyes? I am not even Lee min ho yet I am feeling stressed about all those bad words people are talking about him.just think how will he feel about these things?
How many celebrities die because of cyber bulling why people can't stop all this.why they don't just leave those celebrities alone whome they don't like just why????

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If I thought any of these Beanies would actually go and put negative comments on his personal instagram or Twitter then I'd be distressed.
If they were commenting on his personality or disparaging his looks that would be a problem.

The original post says that they find him mediocre. I'm making the leap that they find him a mediocre actor and not mediocre at being a human being.

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"If I thought any of these Beanies would actually go and put negative comments on his personal instagram or Twitter then I'd be distressed." ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Daum and Naver suspended comments on their sites, which I think is cool. And those aren't individual celebrity accounts.

I'm Team SunshineRainbows&Butterflies ๐Ÿ˜„

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Noor, do you realize how much of a cult fan you sound like? And do you really think that he is reading any of the comments? I think you need to calm down a bit.

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Miss @windsun33 it's also a personal attack that you are calling me a "cult fan"(but you will say no it's just my opinion ๐Ÿ˜)
Let me tell you one thing it's not like that if any other clecbrity will get that much hate for no reason I will speak for him/her and yes Lee min ho is my only favorite actor in this whole world but he is not my crush or I am not dying with love etc he is just my favorite actor.
From the day this drama and cast has been confirmed I am reading so many hateful things about him and I was bearing.I thought maybe now it's going to end,now it's going to end but it actually never ends.(just think how many months have been passed)
Well after I watched first teaser this article pooped up in my suggestions and I made a bad choice to come here because I wanted to read something related to this drama and I accidentally read comments here this was the end of my patient so I made another mistake I thought people will understand what I am talking about and they will stop but if it were that easy won't every thing be okay in this world here people are not even accepting that they are personally attacking and more amazingly I got this honourable title of a "cult fan" from you well thank you Soo much for respecting me so much
Anyways it's a good bye I am not going to waste my time on this anymore
Think whatever you want to think do whatever you want to do if you guys think that only by bringing down someone you can bring up someone else than keep doing it (this is what you call supporting your favorite one anyway) and see what you are going to get from these tactics
Have a good day bye bye take care

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Why reply to the people you disagree with instead of fangirl with the ones who agree with you?

This โ˜๏ธ.

The internet, heck even Dramabeans is a big enough space that you can find people who love what you love. Just find those people and squee with them. It has helped me enjoy some less popular dramas and I highly recommend it.

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There is this thing called 'debate.' It happens when people exchange differing opinions with the object of perhaps learning something. It is a dying art.

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@skelly absolutely. Or just conversation, but both sides have to be open to it.

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I don't mind a good, mature debate(emphasis on mature). I will, however, not be roped into "Love my Oppa because I do" situations. I have, on occasion avoided certain debates if I feel it will ruin my drama watching experience. The internet can be a mad place and I'd like to preserve my sanity.

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LMH has never impressed me much. Some of his shows good, some awful - but in most cases I did not see where he added much either way. Not really bad, but far from the best Korean actor around.

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Lol you are going to get egg soaked by the almighty oppa fan girls. But I get you.
Heโ€™s superbly mediocre. For me itโ€™s because he choses those roles that ask for nothing. He can do better. This role maybe? I donโ€™t know

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I also think he can do better, you can see some glimpses of better in Faith.
And I really liked him in the Thai scenes in City Hunter.
Why doesn't do any better. Big mystery.

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I did really enjoy Faith! It went down a slightlyyy confused avenue, but I found him and Kim Hee-sun really charming. But yes, in other places, he's left less of an impact.

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