Netflix sure is diversifying its K-drama offerings: a healing drama in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, a dramatic series in D.P., a survival show in Squid Game and an action drama in My Name. Now, it’s time for a historical drama in The King’s Affection.
The newest K-drama follows an abandoned female twin (Park Eun-bin) who has to disguise herself as her crown prince brother, Yi Hwi who passed away. She is tutored by Jung Ji-un (Rowoon) and the two become fatefully intertwined with one another all while Yi Hwi keeps her disguise.
We list down some of the reasons why The King’s Affection is a must-watch.
1. Gender bender story set in the past
It’s not the first time that a saeguk (historical) drama centres around a gender bender story—think Love in the Moonlight. But The King’s Affection’s charm is that the person in disguise is actually the rightful heir to the throne?
Oftentimes, historical dramas have the king falling in love with a member of the court of an outsider but this time, it will be a King (or rather a king in disguise) that will fall in love with her royal tutor.
The King’s Affection is a story filled with misfortunate but at the same time, a heart-fluttering a dizzying historical romance.