Explain why the rating of "The King: Eternal Monarch"- Lee Min Ho failed before "Good Casting" and "The World of the Married" ?

Apr 29, 2020


In recent times, the newly released dramas of SBS's "Good Casting" and JTBC's "The World of the Married" have received a lot of attention from the Korean public with a positive response. At this time, SBS's fantasy-romance drama "The King: Eternal Monarch" was also a hot topic in the public opinion and loved by international fans.

However, the reason why a project is invested nearly 610 billion, a leading screenwriter Kim Eun Sook and famous actors like Lee Min Ho - Kim Go Eun led by a number of dramas other pass rating. Despite possessing a beautiful young cast, "The King: Eternal Monarch" has not only surpassed viewership ratings and film content, but also has been criticized for lack of acting skills.


Lee Min Ho – Kim Go Eun.

"The King: Eternal Monarch"


"Good Casting" recorded a rate of 12,3% during the first broadcast, 10,8% in the second episode and it was judged that it had a good start. Meanwhile, "The World of Marriage" broke the rating record of "SKY Castle" last year to top JTBC with 22.9% viewer rating.


Choi Kang Hee.

Good Casting


Kim Hee Ae.


According to experts, compared to "The King: Eternal Monarch", the two films mentioned above are attracted by the way the story develops quickly, creates excitement and avoids repetition with previous scripts.


"Good Casting" stars actress Choi Kang Hee, Yoo In Young, Kim Ji Young and male actors Lee Jong Hyuk and Lee Sang Yeop. In particular, Choi Kang Hee is in charge of the central position in the movie, the acting master with the nickname "the funny action queen" or is widely believed in the audience: "Just Choi Kang Hee plays,anything will be nice. "


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Yoo In Young.


On the other hand, "The World of the Married" received high ratings right from the broadcast and all the attention was focused on veteran actress Kim Hee Ae. She became an actor the audience could trust to see her works thanks to her professional acting. Kim Hee Ae returned to the small screen after 4 years and really created a fever in the public opinion.


Meanwhile, Lee Min Ho was the one assigned to "The King: Eternal Monarch" thanks to his experience in many hit movies and handsome looks. This is a project that marks the return of the 32-year-old man after he was discharged from the army and after the drama "The Legend of Blue Sea" in early 2017. Despite his influence, his acting is still considered no different. with the previous roles.


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"Good Casting" showed excitement and created many comedic scenes with dramatic action, even taking the audience's tears in the first episode. It performs quick scene change functions, such as eliminating time with excellent action, as a special element that makes the viewer unable to take their eyes off.
The heroine Choi Kang Hee has shown bloody action with female prisoners since her first appearance. While, Kim Ji Young nimbly defeats an aggressive guy into the female restroom and she even brings laughter by her cute act. Unlike the weak female character, they bring a sense of comfort to the strong and cold-headed act.


"The World of the Married" doesn't have any action scenes or laugh situations, but it does show the content through the stifling minds of the viewers. There is a rapid development from episodes 1 to 6, and Kim Hee Ae's revenge towards her deceitful and careful husband. Specifically, Kim Hee Ae showed her intellectual charm about the situation in the film and still had a luxurious and thorough attitude in each situation.


While the story of "The King: Eternal Monarch" caused boredom for the audience. The content is fragmented, making it impossible for viewers to capture the story of the protagonists. Love stories "flourish" quickly or the stories that occur in both parallel worlds become chaotic. Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, and Lee Jung Jin seem to be doing separate things instead of trying to connect the plot together.