5 Times Woo Do Hwan Whip Us Up With His Undeniable Charms In “The King: Eternal Monarch”

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Woo Do Hwan is surely treating K-Drama fans the best of both worlds for his cute and cold personas in The King: Eternal Monarch

As one-half of the endearing bromance line in The King: Eternal Monarch, Woo Do Hwan effortlessly attracts spotlight with his distinct portrayals of his characters: Jo Yeong and Jo Eun Seop.

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Woo Do Hwan portrays Commander Jo Yeong, Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho)’s best friend and right-hand man, in the Kingdom of Corea. In the Republic of Korea, he portrays Jo Eun Seop who is fulfilling his military service as a public service worker.

The actor has been delighting viewers with his commitment to his roles. Moreover, he makes writer Kim Eun Sook’s signature “bromance” element utterly fulfilling.

Choosing between Jo Yeong or Jo Eun Seop is a sweet dilemma fans would happily indulge on. And we have Woo Do Hwan to thank that for.

Check out some of the amusing moments of Woo Do Hwan in his dual roles below.

1. Unexpected meeting of doppelgangers

Crossing the halfway mark of the series, Woo’s characters in both worlds inevitably meet as they set forth to trace the sneaky villain of the series.

Fans had an adorable treat in the hilarious “first encounter” of Jo Yeong and Jo Eun Seop. Although, it was expected, Woo Do Hwan has really made the scenes epic comical frames.

2. A tale of two Jos

Switching to two contrasting characters is no easy task. In Kingdom of Corea, Jo Yeong as the King’s bodyguard holds an intimidating stance. His unfathomable thoughts draw curiosity as he shows off mutiple facets to his austere character. Who would have thought there are several types of deadpan faces until we met Jo Yeong?

For the parallel world premise to be successful, the challenge to create clear-cut definition to the dual roles is normal. We see Woo Do Hwan working hard not to have a tincture of similarity for the two characters he portray. Free spirited Jo Yeong appeals effortlessly owing to his charming Busan accent and bubbly country bumpkin attitude.

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3. Sweet Bromance

On his own, Woo Do Hwan overwhelms with charisma. Together with Lee Min Ho, it is a visual treat for the audience, particularly women. His bromance as Jo Yeong with Lee Gon is bound by loyalty and friendship. Hence they bicker easily due to the familiarity with each other.

On the other hand, the budding bromance shared by Lee Gon and Jo Eun Seop might look unstable. But them being less acquainted pushes Eun Seop to show the side of Lee Gon that is less unguarded.

Now, if bromance permits to happen between Jo Yeong and Jo Eun Seop, it would definitely be a “yes please!” response from drama fans.

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4. The strict and sassy bestfriend

Tied to his responsibility to the Kingdom and the King he serve, Jo Yeong usually concedes to Lee Gon’s orders. But the perks of being the King’s best friend since childhood is he can truly be honest to the King.

He does not sugarcoat his thoughts and responds smart quips to subdue the stubborn and sometimes hurried decisions of the King.

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5. Adorkable Joyeong

There’s a lot of stud appeal to Jo Yeong, but Woo Do Hwan shows he’s more than just his dapper look. Because hey, suiting up as Jo Eun Seop gifted his fans with an adorable and harmless goofball. His thick Busan dialect couple with his cute, carefree charm make for a delightful presence.

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What’s next on Episodes 9 & 10

Stay tuned because there’s more Woo Do Hwan to look forward to with next week’s episode of The King: Eternal Monarch!

There’ll be more entertaining hijinks to enjoy with Jo Yeong and Jo Eun Seop. Looks like Kang Shin Jae will grapple about his birth secret.

Meanwhile, Lee Gon and Lee Lim will start their battle against one another. There’s also a lot of romance to look forward to as Lee Gon asks Jeong Tae Eul if she can live in his world with him.

The King: Eternal Monarch tells the story of two parallel universes, one in which Korea is a constitutional monarchy and one which is similar to present-day Korea. Lee Min Ho stars as Emperor Lee Gon, who fights evil and tries to close the door between the worlds, and Kim Go Eun stars as Detective Jeong Tae Eul, who teams up with him to protect people’s lives.

Catch up on this extraordinary series via Netflix every Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. SGT.

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