the king + his love

The first stills are out for Im Si Wan and Yoona for their new drama, When The King Loves. Yoona is actually styled quite similar to her dual roles in her previous  Chinese period drama.  I would be sorely disappointed if Yoona ends up wallowing in a classic damsel in distress role. I like the title of the drama and hope it is inferring not to just the superficial act of a king falling in love – I am craving a narrative along how power and control can be abused when a king loves a woman. Be it leading to the destruction of friendship, loyalty and even the very love and woman he seeks to jealously guard. I just want something darker and deeper….