“The King’s Affection” is currently the hottest drama of this month.
“The King’s Affection” is receiving remarkable attention among K-drama lovers. This is an KBS’s project which is streamed through Netflix. Based on the webtoon with the same title, this drama starring Park Eun-bin and Rowoon is proving its potential after its first 2 episodes went on air. This drama might be able to break the “Monday-Tuesday drama curse” even. Below are top 5 reasons why “The King’s Affection” deserved to be your next favorite historical K-drama.
1. The thrilling games of power between royalties
“The King’s Affection” takes place in the Joseon dynasty, where twins are considered bad omen. The Crown Prince’s wife gave birth to a boy and a girl. The King and his men forced the baby girl to be killed, and all servants at the palace were executed in order to keep that secret.
However, the Crown Prince’s wife pitied her daughter, and she decided to fake the child’s death before ordering her men to take the child far away from the palace. The little girl Dam I then grew up in a temple. However, after the temple was ruined by fire and took away the Head monk’s life, she started to wander before deciding to enter the palace as a servant.
The Crown Prince’s son, Lee Hwi, found out about the girl who had the same face as him and asked her to exchange identity with him in order to go out of the palace and play. However, he was soon murdered by an official. Since then, Dam I had to continue pretending to be Lee Hwi to save her own and other people’s lives.
2. Perfect crossdressing from both the child actress and Park Eun Bin
Ever since the first teasers, netizens cannot stop talking about the high-quality crossdressing visual from actress Park Eun Bin. Dressing up as her brother Lee Hwi, our female lead Dam I still radiates a handsome vibe, and unlike other historical projects, no feminine trait at all.
Not just Park Eun Bin, even the child actress did splendidly. In the first 2 episodes, her crossdressing was so perfect that even the audience fell for her lies. “The King’s Affection” might have had the most perfect crossdressing performance in K-drama’s history.
3. Perfect acting, perfect chemistry
In the first 2 episodes, the story is mainly about the mains’ childhood. However, the audience wasn’t bored at all because the chemistry between the lead couple was extremely interesting. Even just by standing afar, the child casts have made the audience shed a tear.
Only until the end of episode 2 did the grown-up Lee Hwi and Ji Woon get to reunite with each other. This moment was short, but exploded with emotions.
4. Dreamy scenery, as if they were in heaven
The production team has invented a lot in researching and building the drama’s background scenery. As a historical drama, aside from the boring royal palace background, “The King’s Affection” has added many dreamy scenery, such as the “knife throwing” scene at the end of episode 2.
5. Stable performance, rising on many countries’ trending charts
After its first 2 episodes, “The King’s Affection” has received countless positive feedback regarding its pictures, stories and acting. The drama has received a 7.6 score on Douban rated by the Chinese audience, which is a pretty good score for a romantic historical drama. On Netflix, the drama is currently in the top 10 trending of many countries, including Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore and Vietnam. The rating also rose from 6,2% to 6,7% after 2 episodes. A pretty good start for them.
“The King’s Affection” is aired on Monday and Tuesday on Netflix.
Sources: k14, netflix