Not too long ago, it was confirmed that Kim Go Eun will be joining Lee Min Ho in the upcoming drama “The King: Monarch of Eternity,” both actors are set to take on double roles; here are more details on the drama.
However, the announcement was met with contrasting opinions; some fans found the pairing interesting while others didn’t like it. It came as a surprise because most people didn’t anticipate the pairing.
So was the idea of pairing Lee Min Ho And Kim Go Eun good or bad?
Today I shall discuss what I think of this and why some fans aren’t exactly happy.
[Note: this is an opinion based article. if you can’t handle opinions, don’t read]
Lee Min Ho is a good actor, he is not outstanding. He is just good. I haven’t seen him try to get out of his comfort zone for a while now. He plays your typical heroine male lead characters who all share the same traits so to speak, all handsome, in power, desired by others and charismatic.
The last time I personally thought he tried to challenge himself was with “City Hunter” which I still believe was his best drama performance to date. I actually saw potential then.
On the other hand, you have Kim Go Eun who is a terrific actress. She became famous for her great acting abilities and drew attention for that particular trait, unlike Lee Min Ho who gained lots of fans initially because he’s hella handsome.
I personally don’t like the pairing, I don’t hate it but I don’t like it. It came as a surprise because I honestly thought they were going to choose an actress that had a similar vibe to Park Shin Hye or Kim Ji Won.
I find the pairing unbalanced because of their different acting capabilities when compared. Lee Min Ho is probably trying to challenge himself, he’s taking on a double role which is not easy to pull off, we’re yet to judge how good that turns out to be.
Lee Min Ho can establish good chemistry with people he shares the screen with most of the time. On the other hand, Kim Go Eun is not like that, she sometimes exhibits good chemistry with her co-stars and other times, it just feels awkward and forced despite her acting abilities.
Some fans found the pairing awful because many don’t believe they suit each other, some wanted a different actress for that role. Others feel the two don’t match because their acting capabilities differ. There are also fans who like the pairing.
The pairing is unexpected. I personally had hoped that writer Kim Eun Sook would’ve picked other actors to work with instead of repeating. I would’ve loved to see other actors play roles in her dramas, other actors who need that BIG break. Both Kim Go Eun and Lee Min Ho had previously worked with her.
The pairing is interesting and the drama is already highly anticipated by many fans. The pairing might be off-putting to some but it piques my interest. I wanna see how this turns out to be. Its gonna be one interesting drama.
What do you guys personally think of the pairing?