KBS Sageuk The King’s Affection Hits 10% Ratings in Episode 13 as the Dramatic Rise Continues

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.

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KBS Youth Sageuk The King’s Affection Pivots Midway in Increasing Ratings and Takes the #1 Spot in Netflix Korea and Also Breaks into Top 10 in Netflix Worldwide

Hul, did I drop this drama too soon? A combination of being traumatized by the ending episode crazy of Lovers of the Red Sky and also not having enough time led me to hit pause after episode 4 of The … Continue reading

2021 Year of the Youth Sageuks with Grown Up Child Actresses Kim So Hyun, Park Eun Bin, and Kim Yoo Jung Fails So Much Talent with Lee Se Young on Deck for the Final at Bat

It hurts my drama loving heart to have seen so much talented wasted so far and I wish these young actresses came of age a decade ago when there was actually good female lead sageuk roles and amazing scripts. The … Continue reading

Ro Woon and Park Eun Bin Only Have Eyes for Each Other in New Couple’s Poster for KBS Sageuk The King’s Affection

Man, this drama could be the sanitized version of A Frozen Flower except totally het instead of BL, and that would be fine with me but probably couldn’t air on network television as yet. The way The King’s Affection is … Continue reading

Park Eun Bin Transforms From Blushing Princess to Serious King in New Preview for KBS Romance Sageuk The King’s Affection

Okay, I’m totally going to openly two-time my lovely Lovers of the Red Sky with the equally pretty The King’s Affection. And when the two shall meet on October 11th when King premieres on KBS in the same Mon-Tues slot … Continue reading

Ro Woon and Park Eun Bin Bring the Height Difference and Slow Burn in First Teaser Poster for KBS Sageuk Drama Affection

This drama is cross-dressing on a life-or-death scale, and I couldn’t be happier. In K-drama cross-dressing stories it’s always the fear of being found out but here the female lead posing as her dead twin brother is cross-dressing as the … Continue reading

K-netizens Come Up with Dream Sageuk Pairings that Will Break 10% Ratings and Milk the Tears

The Ji Soo debacle in River Where the Moon Rises has rekindled the gripe K-netz has with younger actor/actress casting in sageuk, which is held to a much higher standard thanks to the record breaking ratings in the early Hallyu … Continue reading