Who else loves historical Korean dramas? The stunning costumes aside, I’ve come to find that there’s an extra kick in terms of feelings and emotions when things are set in the olden days. That’s why I’m so excited for The King’s Affection, which is coming to Netflix soon.
The King’s Affection tells the story of how an abandoned female twin ends up disguising herself as her crown prince brother who passed away. The tale originates from a comic book series that was inspired by imaginations about a woman rising to the throne and having to disappear from history.
In the series, romance is part of the mix, too, of course – another thing that I absolutely love about historical KDramas. Disguised crown prince Yi Hwi (Park Eun-bin) and her teacher Jung Ji-un (Rowoon) become fatefully intertwined with one another in The King’s Affection. The heart-fluttering chemistry between the pair can already be felt in the poster itself, where we see their silhouettes facing each other, alluding to their secret romance.
Hiding her true identity and carrying a burdensome secret under the weight of the large ceremonial robes, crown prince Yi Hwi’s world changes when she meets Jung Ji-un through her royal lectures. While hiding that she is a woman, she meets a pure man in the palace setting which can be a cutthroat yet romantic place. As their love and affection for each other blooms and their feelings deepen, they face a destiny that they cannot avoid.
The producers of The King’s Affection shared, “On set, Park Eun-bin and Rowoon brought the charming atmosphere and feelings of wistful yearning to life realistically. Please show a lot of interest and look forward to the imaginations of what it would have been like to have a king disappear into the mists of history and the inescapable fate of the two people, which starts on October 11th.”
The King’s Affection is directed by Song Hyunwook, who directed the dramas Beauty Inside and Another Miss Oh, and written by Han Hee Jung who wrote Clean with Passion for Now. The first episode will premiere on Netflix on October 11 at 10:30PM.
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