K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 23-24

  “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may bent, stretch or tangle but it will never break.” – ancient Japanese belief According to the Asian folklore, people who are destined to meet are tied together with an invisible red string. This means that our encounters…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 21-22

Our favorite Goryeo trio is together once again for a mission to save the Minister of Finance from the hands of the greedy villain. The Yuan Princess left us one important question in this episode that I want to share with all of you: what good would it be for a man to have an…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 19-20

This drama brings out the best in Siwan, Yoona, and Jong-hyun as actors. Both Siwan and Yoona previously faced criticisms for being just visuals with lackluster acting skills, but I am confident that after The King Loves, they will gain the credit of being rightful leads in their own rights. I already put my trust…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 17-18

We go back to two days prior to the cliffhanger of last week's episode, and we get a glimpse of how the events unfolded and how our characters came up to every decision they made. We may not understand yet the reasoning behind their respective decisions, but I trust that Won (Siwan), Rin (Hong Jong-hyun),…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 15-16

Some of you might think that roles have been reversed by now. Wang Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) is the weak one, always willing to sacrifice himself for the welfare of every one he loves. And Crown Prince Wang Won (Im Si-wan) is getting fiercer and bolder in protecting his friends against his evil parents. But hang…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 13-14

What would you do if you are torn with the timeless question of choosing between friendship and love? Are you willing to let go of your love for the sake of your friend? Or are you willing to sacrifice the friendship and fight for the love of your life? This is the main conflict that…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 11-12

The romance is on a roll in this week's episodes! I loved how we get a fair share of our two leading men's moments to shine. Won (Im Si-wan) was able to get his time alone with San (Yoona) when Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) was comfortably staying in jail. But don't ya worry Team Rin fans,…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 9-10

To be honest, this episode did not strike me as I am so fed up with political conflicts hindering the blossoming love of the main characters in sageuks. I have watched too many sageuks in my life, and this one is no different. Anyway, let's try to give the most balanced reaction to The King…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 7-8

This week's last two episodes are a mix of intrigue and excitement as I discover some important plot points and major eye candies that will keep me going until this show ends. GRUMPY ALLEY VAGUE ROYAL CONSPIRACY The bromance of Crown Prince Wang Won (Im Si-wan) and Wang Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) prevailed in this episode…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 5-6

This hour has been eventful so far, with all the character arcs getting tangled along the way. I admit that I am a bit lost and confused with all the ongoing events, mainly because there are too many unexplained (or skipped?) scenes in these episodes. On the positive side, I still liked the choreographed action…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 1-2

I had high hopes that this show will finally cure my K-Drama rut, and honestly, it did not disappoint. I love how the backstory unfolded on its own without much effort. Some points are still vague, but it's forgivable because it's just the first two episodes. And for a pilot episode, I can say that…