Must! Watch Korean Drama ‘The King’s Affection’. Lovers of Korean dramas, in particular, Sageuk dramas or historical dramas, must watch this drama. Ready to compete with another historical drama, Lovers of The Red Sky, the first episode of The King’s Affection has even started its rating well.
According to Nielsen Korea, the premiere of The King’s Affection on October 11 yesterday recorded an average nationwide viewership rating of 6.2 percent. This is similar to the score achieved by its predecessor drama Police University with a final episode of 6.3 percent.
Seen from the rating that started well, of course, the story presented is quite interesting to watch. Besides that, the actors are not playing games, you know, Bela. To make you more curious, here are some reasons why you should watch The King’s Affection drama.
Presented by TV stations and directors who always produce hit dramas
Since then, KBS has been known for continuously releasing hit historical dramas including, such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Love in the Moonlight, and The Tale of Nokdu. The lineup for the first half of 2021 also presents refreshing stories that have brought folklore to life, such as Royal Secret Agent and River Were the Moon Rises.
The King’s Affection, which airs in the second half of 2021, is also expected to captivate viewers with its extraordinary love story. This drama will also be director Song Hyun Wook’s first historical drama.
The director is known for leading many popular romance projects including Beauty Inside, Another Oh Hae Young, and Marriage, Not Dating. Director Song Hyun Wook is an expert in the romance genre. He subtly describes the emotions of the couple in detail but is also careful to capture the interesting narrative of the other characters around the main cast.
Have a unique story, the crown prince of this drama is a woman
Adapted from the manhwa (Korean comic) of the same title, the interesting point in this drama is the topic of the female crown prince. The King’s Affection will tell the story of a pair of royal twins, one boy, and one girl. The sister was exiled or abandoned from the kingdom because she was a woman, she was named Lee Hwi.
When he heard his twin brother died, he came to the kingdom disguised as a man to become the crown prince in his brother’s place. The original webtoon started with the idea of what would happen if a woman in the Joseon dynasty ascended the throne and became king, but had to disappear from history because she was a woman.
This drama focuses on the romance that develops when a fierce battle takes place between those who want to protect the secret of the ‘crown prince’ and those who want to reveal the truth. Wow, what’s the fate of that one ‘crown prince’, huh?
Emotional narration not only from the main character but also from the other actors
Quoting Soompi, the production team shared about this drama. They said, there will be a thrilling romance, secrets at stake, a beautiful and sentimental story of the ‘Hwi-Woon’ (lead couple) couple.
In addition, what should not be missed are the various narratives from the surrounding characters that will captivate viewers with magic and plot twists that will make the audience want to watch it until the end. Especially Lee Hwi’s bodyguard named Kim Ga On who is mysterious and full of action scenes that you can highlight.
We hope that viewers will experience this magic together in the first episode, which will air soon.” The director also added that this drama is a combination of all genres.
Viewers may be whisked up and down to see romance, politics, and complex dynamics in kingdom, action, mystery, to humor.
Full of young actors and actresses as well as famous idols
Not only in terms of the story that is interesting to follow, but the star actors are also young actors and actresses who are on the rise with good acting. The two main characters are Park Eun Bin as Lee Hwi the ‘crown prince’ and Rowoon as Jung Ji Woon, Lee Hwi’s teacher.
The main supporting characters of this drama are played by several popular stars and some of them are idol-actors, namely Nam Yoon Su, VICTON’s Choi Byungchan, Bae Yoon Kyung, and DIA’s Jung Chaeyeon.
“They are all great actors and actresses,” said Song Hyun Wook.
Other actors who will balance the drama with their outstanding performances are Bae Soo Bin, Lee Pil Mo, Baek Hyun Joo, Go Kyu Pil, Kim Jae Chul, Kim In Kwon.
Dazzling historical background visuals
Not only charming actors, but historical background with beautiful architectural buildings are also presented in this drama. From magnificent palaces to small villages that are no less charming, this drama will take the audience on a journey to a whole new world.
The elegant beauty of the four seasons of Korea, the serene atmosphere of the drama, as well as the beautiful traditional hanbok clothes will also be an attraction at The King’s Affection.
That’s the reason why you must watch this historical drama The King’s Affection. Presenting a unique story with a star-studded cast and equally captivating background visuals will make you want to watch it until the end.