Between the holidays and the damned virus fucking shit up, finding stuff to watch on TV is a pain in the ass so, one night, we were looking for something to watch on Netflix after watching “Squid Game” and, well, for some reason, Netflix is loaded up with a lot of foreign language shows and a lot of them are Korean.
We saw, “The King’s Affection” and despite the fact that the actors are speaking Korean and we have subtitles,we decided to give it a look… a d wow, it is one hell of a show!
If you’re not used to watching such shows, it can be hard to figure out what’s going on and why since you’re looking at some cultural differences and some historical stuff that can be even more confusing… but this show? It does have you wondering what the hell is going on and why it is; it has some despicable characters that I know I’ve been yelling at the TV that they need to die and the sooner the better…
And then there’s the love affair between the Crown Price and his teacher… except the Crown Prince is really a princess. Her mother gave birth to twins but in the Korean royal court, that was very bad juju so the girl was to be killed… but she wasn’t. She was spared and hidden in plain sight as a maid to the royal court.
Until someone figured out that she was still alive and had to be killed for real but since she and her twin were identical, um, they wound up killing her brother… and let the deception and intrigue begin!
This show is good. The acting is top-notch and there’s a lot of comical stuff mixed into the intrigue and treachery taking place as the princess takes in the role of her brother and what goes on to keep her secret.
Even with subtitles, this show is so good. I’d normally not recommend such a show since it’s a soap opera but, damn, if you have Netflix, I highly recommend that you binge watch every episode and maybe you’ll be like me and wish that a second season is in the works.
I’d be pissed if they don’t have a second season. Man, this show is unexpectedly good.