KBS Mon-Tues Youth Sageuk The King’s Affection Wraps Up 20-episode Run with Drama High Ratings of 12.1%

The entirety of the run of The King’s Affection felt unexpected. The promos looked so good, lyrical and gorgeous, but I didn’t love the drama at the outset and the general viewing public didn’t love it either that much so the first four episode ratings were low. But then it started picking up slowly and then steadily until it hit 10%. But it it treaded water there for the subsequent episodes though the ratings didn’t decrease. This Tuesday was the final episode 20 and it ended with the highest ratings for the drama at 12.1%. Good job to the cast and crew and it really did earn all the improvements, accolades, and fan love. You can tell everyone working hard especially female lead Park Eun Bin, even in the early episodes she was hard carrying the drama. Ro Woon I don’t know if he got better as the two episodes I watched after he arrived as the adult male lead was not impressive in the least lol. But I have such a soft spot for him and I’m glad he flexed in doing a sageuk after dipping his toe in the genre for bits of Extraordinary You. This drama also got a huge boost from airing on Netflix, it even made it to the worldwide top 10 watch rank and definitely topped the viewer lists in many Asian countries. Congrats to the cast and crew and thanks for creating a solid youth sageuk that got better instead of getting worse during the run.

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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

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

Ro Woon and Park Eun Bin’s Romance Sageuk Affection Adds New Cast Members Jung Chae Yeon, Nam Yoon Soo, Byunchan, and Bae Yoon Kyung

This is a very youth visual heavy drama but since it’s adapted from a manhwa I can totally see the push to cast per the shoujo style drawings. The upcoming romance sageuk Affection (Yeonmo) has reportedly started filming with a … Continue reading