Would I Want My Brother to Date Her? The King: Eternal Monarch
Is a female character worthy to date someone I care about such as my brother? For this installment of Would I Want My Brother to Date Her? I reflect upon the female lead from the series The King: Eternal Monarch.
Our candidate. Detective Jung Tae Eul, portrayed by Kim Go Eun, encounters a man that claims to be from a parallel world. Naturally skeptical, in time she realizes he’s telling the truth.
Background. Tae Eul has a positive life – good job, coworkers, friends and father. When she meets Lee Gon, who claims to be from a parallel world she naturally doubts him. But the evidence can’t be denied and she realizes he’s telling the truth. In Lee Gon she finds a partner, friend, and lover.
STRAIGHT FORWARD. Tae Eul is a direct and capable officer that doesn’t suffer fools. Her brain power is as good as her brawn.
SUPPORTIVE FRIEND. Tae Eul has close relationships with her friends and co-workers. She has their backs. When she decided Lee Gon was telling the truth about the parallel world and his goals to defeat Team Evil, Tae Eul didn’t hesitate to lend her (and her friends’) support.
ACTION ORIENTED. Tae Eul didn’t sit on the sidelines in solving the mysteries and working to beat the evil forces. In the finale she risked her life and directly engaged with the big bad. Beyond that, once Tae Eul realized she should not waste time with Lee Gon, she admitted her feelings and acted upon them.
DISBELIEF. Tae Eul took a while to come to the conclusion that Lee Gon was telling the truth. During that time, she kept him at arm’s length and wasn’t always kind. Granted this Writer Kim’s character development path for this character. None the less, it took me a while to warm to Tae Eul.
Would I Want Her to Date my Brother?
👍 Yes. I want a woman that would be “all in” for my brother. Tae Eul is such a woman. If she commits to you as a friend, family, or lover, she’s there for you and will support you no matter what.