What should we know about the new Korean series “The King’s Affection” which hits Netflix this Friday, October 22?
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ?
After the assassination of the crown prince, his twin sister ascends the throne while trying to hide her identity and feelings for her first love.
The King’s Affection with Eun-Bin Park, Lee Pil-mo, Chae-Yeon Jung – Two episodes every week on Netflix
THE WOMAN TAKES THE POWER
The phenomenal success of Squid Game has generated unprecedented enthusiasm for Korean dramas, a format hitherto popular with a small circle of fans and scholars of Korean culture. However, Squid Game is not really representative of all the dramas, evidenced by the new series The King’s Affection to discover now on Netflix.
From the webtoon signed Lee So-Young, The King’s Affection is a historical series retracing the fictional story of twins separated at birth; crossing each other a few years later, they become friends without knowing their true family link. Because of their physical resemblance, the two children have fun exchanging their identities. But when the young prince is killed, his sister must hide the truth from all of her subjects in order to be able to inherit the throne.
The pitch necessarily evokes the history of Mulan, but the series also stands out from the Chinese legend by offering a very light plot; if it is a question of plots and political coups, The King’s Affection also highlights the sentimental peregrinations of a young woman in a fundamentally patriarchal environment.
Feminist in more ways than one, the series also impresses for its aesthetics, with fabulous sets and sumptuous costumes. The actors are not left out, with convincing performances for the main actors Park Eun-Bin (Do You Like Brahms?) And Ro Woon (Extraordinary You). To note that The King’s Affection is offered on Netflix on a weekly basis: two episodes are broadcast every Friday on the platform (the series has a total of twenty episodes).