This time on “Would I Date Him?” I reflect upon the leading man from the series The King: Eternal Monarch.
Our candidate: The King: Eternal Monarch’s King Lee Gon, portrayed by Lee Min Ho, finds a parallel world being leveraged by the traitorous uncle that killed his father and almost killed him 24 years prior.
Lee Min Ho, one of my cadre of cuties, chose this series to return to kdramas after a three-year hiatus and completing military service. Lee Min Ho starred in Boys Over Flowers, the first kdrama I watched. I’ve watched most of the kdramas he’s starred in.
Background. King Lee Gon and his traitorous uncle both possess half of the magical flute that allows them to travel between the Kingdom of Corea where Lee Gon rules and the Republic of Korea where the traitorous uncle plots a second coup to wrest control of the magic flute from Lee Gon. When Lee Gon travels to Korea he meets Detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) whose badge he’s had since the night of the coup. He falls for her.
SMART. Lee Gon had a heck of a brain. It was appealing. His scientific thought processes deciphered the mystery of the travel between the parallel worlds, the doppelgangers, and his uncle’s plan. He may not have the right answer initially but he determined an effective countermove. Though continually challenged, he was never defeated.
HONEST. Lee Gon told it like it was to the people that mattered. Yes, there were times when kept things to himself, but he shared when the time was right.
YOU WANT TO HANG WITH HIM. Lee Gon was considerate, polite, fair, yet had an edge when needed. I’d support him not only as king but as a political leader. I’d drink and dine with him. He can cook too!
NEVER GAVE UP ON LOVE. Lee Gon refused to let the odds defeat his chance at love. The woman he loved lived in the parallel world. Initially she wasn’t interested in him. But time and shared experiences forged a bond of friendship and love. But the path to forever was fraught with obstacles that Lee Gon refused to bow to.
DIDN’T WANT OTHERS TO RISK FOR HIM. Lee Gon didn’t want his love or friends to put themselves in jeopardy or he wanted to control how much jeopardy they encountered. But they refused to listen, knowing no one should solve this alone and carry the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Is he my next date?
👍 YES, while Lee Gon’s physical package was superior, his mind and heart were equally appealing. He was kind, considerate, protective, and fought against evil using his brains and brawn. I’d be willing to dally in his world and date.