On May 25, the Kapuso Comedy Queen posted on Instagram her thoughts about the Netflix K-Drama.
Failing to meet her expectations, she described it as "hindi kagandahan."
Ai-Ai wrote (published as is): "THE KING .. sa netflix kung hindi lang si leemin ho ang bida nito d ako mag tyatyagang bigyan to ng chance pero sorry hindi kagandahan itong palabas na to para sa aking panlasa..
"masyado ako dis appointed ... hindi mo maintindihan ang flow ng korean novela na to .. science fiction, ? Action? Love story? Ano ba talaga"
The 55-year-old star also pointed out the casual advertising in the series: "panalo lang to para sa kanila sa dami ng intrusion ..
"fastfood chain, coffee, energy drink, lipstick , makeup lahat na ata ng klase
"pero sana mas inisip nila yung ganda ng story bago yung kita.."
In the latter part of her caption, Ai-Ai wondered about the poor quality of the story of The King: Eternal Monarch, given that its script was written by Kim Eun-sook.
Kim Eun-sook wrote the hit K-Dramas Lovers in Paris (2004), Descendants of the Sun (2016), and Lee Min Ho's 2013 series, The Heirs. All were shown on Philippine TV.
The actress-host continued, "pero nabasa ko sa google magaling ang scriptwriter nito Kim Eun-sook, the scriptwriter behind several major hit Korean TV dramas, including tvN’s “Guardian” and “Mr. Sunshine” (2018) and KBS2’s “Descendants of the Sun” (2016), as well as “The Heirs” (2013) starring Lee, is in charge of the script for “The King.”( sya ang sumulat ang tanong ANYARE???)"
Ai-Ai also mentioned her more favorable experience watching another K-Drama series, Itaewon Class.
At the end of her post, Ai-Ai tagged Lee Min Ho and said that the story of his new series is "waley."
She said, "talagang hindi ako maka relate ., hindi ako makakapit sa story .. na compare ko sya tuloy sa ITAEWON CLASS simple pero aabangan mo eto 5 chances na nabigay ko para ayoko na talaga ..
"mag tataka ako bakit sya number 2 sa trending .. hayz ang lungkot???? sorry idol kita magaling ka pa din actor pero yung flow ng story waley talaga .. @actorleeminho"
The King: Eternal Monarch, which premiered on April 17 on Netflix and on Korean TV network SBS TV, serves as Lee Min Ho's comeback series after 2017's Legend of the Blue Sea.
It tells the story of Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho), a Korean emperor who tries to close the gateway between two parallel dimensions that were opened by demons.
Korean actress Kim Go-Eun plays Jung Tae-eul, a police inspector who wants to protect people.
The two end up working together to solve the crisis.
NETIZENS REACT TO AI-AI'S OPINION
Netizens, especially fans and avid viewers of the series, caught Ai-Ai's Instagram post.
At press time, Ai-Ai has turned off the comments section on her Instagram post, but she is now trending on Twitter because of the reactions to her post.
Some netizens raised their eyebrows, stating that Ai-Ai's projects are "not even at par" with The King: Eternal Monarch.
Others respected Ai-Ai's opinion, but said that she should not have tagged Lee Min Ho in her post or compared The King: Eternal Monarch with Itaewon Class:
A number agreed with Ai-Ai's opinion about the K-Drama:
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