My mom has a pet peeve where she thinks one must always be low key, do not be flashy or get caught up in superficial outer trappings, the true value is within. I think it’s the right mentality but needn’t be as extreme as she’s always harping on. For the recent batch of K-dramas that have premiered in the last two months, so many high profile ones like Jirisan and Now, We are Breaking Up have turned out to get less than expected level of ratings. Others have faltered for simply being too quirky for the masses such as Inspector Koo or zero promotion like Chimera or subject matter tonal hybrid weirdness like Happiness. So it’s such a genuine comfort to see a slow and steady drama that has always stayed true to its story and presentation like The King’s Affection really overcome a shaky start and take advantage of it’s rolling momentum. This Monday’s episode 13 hit a sweet rating of 10%, the highest so far and first time the drama has broken double digits. Congrats to the cast and crew and I’m super excited to see where this will go by the end episode 20.