Netizens on Twitter were clearly not happy after comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas shared her two cents on the Korean drama, The King: Eternal Monarch, starring K-drama superstar Lee Min Ho.
In her Instagram post, the 55-year-old actress said she was disappointed and confused over the plot’s flow.
“THE KING .. sa Netflix kung hindi lang si Lee Min Ho ang bida nito d ako magtyatyagang bigyan to ng chance pero sorry hindi kagandahan itong palabas na ‘to para sa aking panlasa. Masyado ako disappointed. Hindi mo maintindihan ang flow ng Korean novela na ‘to,” she wrote.
The Kapuso star added that the creators of the show should have focused more on the story rather than the money it would make with the product placements.
Upon finding out that its scriptwriter was Kim Eun-sook, the woman behind hit dramas The Heirs and Descendants of the Sun, she only had one word in mind — “ANYARE?”
“Talagang hindi ako maka relate, hindi ako makakapit sa story … na compare ko tuloy sa ITAEWON Class, simple pero aabangan mo eto,” she said.
Itaewon Class is another popular K-drama on streaming platform, Netflix.
To end her controversial post, she addressed The King’s Lee Min Ho.
“Sorry idol kita. Magaling ka pa din actor pero yung flow ng story waley talaga @actorleeminho,” she wrote.
In another post, Ai-Ai uploaded a photo of a netizen agreeing with her. The post said the show looked more like an advertisement and not a K-drama.
On Twitter, K-drama fans were irked by Ai-Ai’s sentiments. “Aiai” even landed the second spot on Twitter’s top trending list for the Philippines.
A netizen said she should have given criticism with substance.
Another asked that she respect other people’s work of art the way they respect some of her “cringe-worthy” movies.
Based on Netflix’s Daily Top 10 list, the fantasy drama is the most-watched content among Filipino subscribers of the streaming service as of Monday.
In South Korea, however, The King: Eternal Monarch has struggled in the ratings game, “sinking to an all-time low” after its May 22 episode, the Korean entertainment site Soompi reported, citing figures from Nielsen Korea. The 16-episode series, however, managed to record an increase in viewership on May 23 after airing its 12th episode.