Mon-Tues Youth Sageuks Pause Ratings Rise as Both The King’s Affection and Secret Royal Inspector Joy Start to Tread Water

I may have spoken too quickly when episode 13 of The King’s Affection hit 10% ratings because since then it’s not been able to surpass it. The next two episodes got 9.6% and 9.9% and the most recent episode 16 dropped to 8.8%. There are four more episodes left but I really wanted a sageuk to break free this year and really hit a home run. Still, batting what will end up being a second or third base hit for this drama is notable and great for the cast and crew. On the other Mon-Tues youth sageuk front, Secret Royal Inspector Joy seems to have settled into a ratings range as well. The highest ratings so far is episode 3 with 5.257% and since it has been in the 3%-4% range, the last two episodes got 3.912% and 4.332% respectively. Inspector Joy is midway through its run but the drama appears to have a stable core of viewers that like the comedic and problem solving combination done with hearty earnestness.

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Netflix Japan Daily Top 10 Dominated by K-dramas Led by The King’s Affection and Squid Game

Every few years K-drama will get super popular in Japan, the trend starting with the granddaddy of them all Winter Sonata and continuing most recently into Crash Landing on You, with plenty in between. But those standalone hits did not … Continue reading

The King’s Affection and Secret Royal Inspector Joy Give Hope to Mon-Tues as Both Rise in Ratings and Also Garner Increasingly Positive Reviews

The slow but steady rise in ratings the last three weeks for KBS Mon-Tues sageuk The King’s Affection (Yeonmo) paid off as the most recent episode 12 this Tuesday broke 8% for the first time to hit 8.8%. Even better … Continue reading

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