The King: Eternal Monarch was dubbed as Korean heartthrob actor Lee Min Ho’s comeback project, and viewers were full of anticipation for his on-screen romance with actress Kim Go Eun of Goblin fame. The addition of Woo Do Hwan to the cast also created a lot of buzz because of his brilliant acting skills.
However, despite Min Ho being perfect in his role as the regal monarch of the Kingdom of Corea Lee Gon, Go Eun being a badass by taking down bad guys as police detective Jung Tae Eul, and Do Hwan killing it by portraying both Jo Yeong and Jo Eun Seob and providing so much comedic relief, the character that stood out to me the most was Jung Eun Chae’s confident and sophisticated Prime Minister Koo Seo Ryung.
Elegant and poised, but armed with a sharp tongue and always ready with a stinging remark, the scheming and manipulative Seo Ryung may not be the most pleasant person to be around, but you can’t deny that she’s tough as nails and a go-getter who fought hard to get to where she’s at in a man’s world. Here are six reasons why I think she’s the best character in The King: Eternal Monarch.