Ai Ai Delas Alas drew flak for her honest opinion on ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’, which stars Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun.
In an Instagram post, the Comedy Concert Queen posted a screenshot with a caption expressing her confusion and frustration of the star-studded drama.
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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 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.. 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???) 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
Her reasons were the questionable flow [genre] of the story (“Science fiction? Action? Love story?”) and the intrusions [product placement] (“fastfood chain, coffee, energy drink, lipstick, makeup lahat na ata ng klase pero sana mas inisipnila yung ganda ng story bago yung kita”).
She also noted that Kim Eun Sook is the scriptwriter behind the said drama and recalled several major hit dramas like “Goblin”, “Mr. Sunshine”, and “Descendants of the Sun”.
The actress also couldn’t help compare the storyline of Itaewon Class (starring Park Seo Joon), which she mentioned was “simple pero aabangan mo [simple but worth anticipating for]”.
Her post gained mixed reactions from K-drama fans.
Hindi porket hindi mo naintindihan yung palabas eh panget na. Ms. Aiai Delas Alas, this isn't a typical, predictable drama like yours. Charot.
I know #TheKingEternalMonarch has flaws but this is one of the best stories that I've ever seen.
At talagang tinag mo pa si LMH. 😂 pic.twitter.com/WcG8oPrJ1A
— Eme (@megdj24_) May 24, 2020
Ms. Ai Ai Delas Alas expressing her disappointment over The King, I can understand. After all, it's abt preferences. Di nya gets yung story? Ako gets ko naman. But tagging LMH is unprofessional. They're both actors. What would she feel if someone tagged her & says her films suck?
— ssarahh ✨ | #LeftnRight (@laviedesades17) May 25, 2020
The following day, Ai Ai posted again on her Instagram sharing a message from an anonymous netizen and disabling her comments section.
Her name was even included in the Philippine Twitter trends.
In an article from Soompi, the fantasy romance drama recovered from their ratings slump (only 5.2 percent in their May 22 episode) at 6.1 percent and 8.1 percent nationwide.