Lee Min Ho And Kim Go Eun’s Upcoming Drama “The King: Eternal Monarch” Shares Character Relationship Chart
SBS’s upcoming drama “The King: Eternal Monarch” has unveiled a chart explaining the relationships between its cast of characters.
Written by Kim Eun Sook, “The King: Eternal Monarch” is about two parallel universes of a monarchy and a democracy. Lee Min Ho stars as Emperor Lee Gon, who tries to close the door between the two worlds, and Kim Go Eun stars as Detective Jung Tae Eul, who works with the emperor to protect people’s lives.
Lee Gon and Jung Tae Eul are at the center of the relationship chart, which is divided in two circles to represent the two parallel universes. The blue circle represents people in Lee Gon’s world, and the orange circle represents people in Jung Tae Eul’s world. A double-sided yellow arrow means that the actor is playing two different characters in each parallel universe.
For example, Kim Go Eun plays the detective Jung Tae Eul in one world, but the criminal Luna in the other. Woo Do Hwan plays Jo Young, the chief imperial bodyguard, in Lee Gon’s world, but Jo Eun Seob, a public service worker, in Jung Tae Eul’s world. Kim Yong Ji plays Myung Seung Ah, an employee of the imperial family’s press office, in Lee Gon’s world, but Myung Na Ri, the owner of the building Jung Tae Eul’s father uses to teach taekwondo, in Jung Tae Eul’s world.
Other people surrounding Lee Gon include Noh Ok Nam (Kim Young Ok), a court lady who raised Lee Gon after he was orphaned; Lee Jong In, a relative of the imperial family; Lee Rim (Lee Jung Jin), Lee Gon’s uncle; and Goo Seo Ryung (Jung Eun Chae), the prime minister. Lee Gon and Jung Tae Eul have a reciprocal romantic relationship, indicated by the double-sided pink arrow, but Goo Seo Ryung has a one-sided love for Lee Gon.
In Jung Tae Eul’s world, Detective Kang Shin Jae (Kim Kyung Nam), also has a one-sided love for Jung Tae Eul. Other members of her police investigation team include leader Park Moon Shik (Park Won Sang) and youngest member Michael Jang. Jung Tae Eul also has her father, Jung Do In (Jeon Bae Soo), and the mysterious Song Jung Hye (Seo Jeong Yeon).
Which relationship are you most looking forward to seeing?
“The King: Eternal Monarch” premieres in April.