Final Review: What “The King Loves” Did Right And Where It Missed The Mark

We’ve reached the end of historical drama “The King Loves,” and it’s been quite a ride. The drama started out lighthearted and fun, and while it maintained notes of this until the very end, it also left me with a whole lot of bitter feelings ranging from dissatisfied to completely devastated. But along with this frustration, there was […]

First Impressions: You’ll Fall Deep Into “Manhole” And Its Fun, Kooky Antics

Once a famous Korean actor or pop star finishes his military service, he is at a crossroads — either he goes back to his usual, tried-and-tested image that has garnered him zillions of fans, or he turns a completely new leaf to revive the public’s interest. After all, several fresh and trendy newbies continue to come into the […]

First Impressions: “The King Loves” Has Solid Start With Plenty Of Conflict, Romance, And Aesthetics

This week, MBC aired its new traditional drama, “The King Loves,” based on Kim Yi Ryung’s novel by the same name. The drama stars Im Siwan, making his return to dramas after three years and his first sageuk in five years; YoonA, starring in her first sageuk ever; and Hong Jong Hyun, taking a new role after […]