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Samfann: The King Eternal Monarch is trending today on Twitter Philippines due to its episode 11 that aired Friday night. I read that so much happened in that episode, and many fans have gone gaga over Lee Gon’s action to save Tae-eul. These words caught the attention of many:
Protect her! She is the future Queen of the Kingdom of Corea.
The series is also trending on Netflix. It’s no. 1 in the Philippines as well as in many other Asian countries. Although the drama is becoming so popular worldwide, its TV rating in South Korea hit a record low of 5.2% that same night. This figure is not characteristic of a Kim Eun-sook drama, and considering the massive viewership success (in Korea) of Kim’s three previous works—Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, & Descendants of the Sun—we can already call The King: Eternal Monarch a flop as far as ratings are concerned.
Since I haven’t watched the drama yet, I can’t explain what went wrong for the series to fail to become the next DOTS on free-to-air TV. I’d like to hear your opinion. Comment your thoughts below or start a completely different topic!