The BEST episodes of The King's Affection

Every episode of The King's Affection ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The King's Affection!

Set in the Joseon Dynasty, at that time, twins were considered an omninous sign for the royals. As a result, when the crown princess gives birth to twins, an order is sent to kill the daughter among twins. To save that daugther's life, crown princess secretly sends someone and moves her out of the palace. A few years later, the twin daughter Da Mi returns to the palace to work as a maid. When the male twin, Lee Hwi, loses his life through a case of mistaken identity. Their mother persuades Da mi to take Lee Hwi's place. From then, she distances herself from everybody while living in the lonely palace and hiding her secret. However, Lee Hwi starts developing feelings for Jung Ji Woon, her original first love and later teacher who comes from a noble family. However, as she needs to live her life as a king, Lee Hwi, she cannot confess her feeling to Ji Woon.

Last Updated: 7/4/2024Network: KBS 2Status: Ended
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Episode 11
star
8.70
27 votes

#1 - Episode 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/15/2021

Hyun visits Ji-un at his new clinic. A furious Hwi holds Prince Changun accountable for his wrongdoing, and faces staggering backlash as a result.

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Episode 15
star
8.59
27 votes

#2 - Episode 15

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/29/2021

Moving in silence, Hwi strategizes retaliation against her grandfather. Kim Ga-on reappears in front of the king with a startling confession.

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Episode 13
star
8.54
26 votes

#3 - Episode 13

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/22/2021

Hwi carefully reveals her secret to Ji-un. Lord Sangheon unleashes his royal ambitions and makes way for the future king.

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Episode 19
star
8.50
24 votes

#4 - Episode 19

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 12/13/2021

Prince Wonsan ruthlessly proves his ambitions — and worthiness — for kingship to Lord Sangheon. Hwi prepares to abdicate the throne.

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Episode 20
star
8.33
27 votes

#5 - Episode 20

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 12/14/2021

Returning to the palace with a vengeance and an army, Lord Sangheon and Prince Wonsan spare no one in their bloody path to the crown.

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Episode 12
star
8.31
26 votes

#6 - Episode 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/16/2021

The king is asked to answer to overwhelming appeals for the crown prince's removal. Reentering the palace, Ji-un promises to protect Hwi no matter what.

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Episode 18
star
8.28
25 votes

#7 - Episode 18

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 12/7/2021

Hyun and Lord Sangheon learn of Prince Wonsan's secret ploy to dethrone the king. Hwi prepares to take down her grandfather — alone.

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Episode 14
star
8.26
27 votes

#8 - Episode 14

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/23/2021

Hwi and Ha-gyeong spend their first night together. Reinstated into a palace operating around Lord Sangheon, Ji-un lies low to serve the the wounded king.

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Episode 9
star
8.13
30 votes

#9 - Episode 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/8/2021

The queen dowager tells the crown prince to wed. As Ji-un recalls previous night's events, he realizes the reason behind his rollercoaster of emotions.

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Episode 8
star
8.09
35 votes

#10 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/2/2021

Ji-un comforts a tearful Hwi in his arms. Hyun and Ji-un team up to figure out the envoy's secret after a suspicious man visits his quarters.

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Episode 16
star
8.08
24 votes

#11 - Episode 16

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/30/2021

Yoon Hyeong-seol sets out to find the damning ledger and keep his promise to the king. Prince Wonsan puts two and two together about Hwi's identity.

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Episode 17
star
8.08
26 votes

#12 - Episode 17

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 12/6/2021

Rumors about Hwi and Ji-un's close relationship circulate amongst the palace staff. To protect his son, Jung Seok-jo takes matters into his own hands.

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Episode 10
star
8.07
29 votes

#13 - Episode 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/9/2021

After a joyous day together, Hwi gives Ji-un her answer. Shin So-eun and No Ha-gyeong visit the palace as candidates to become the next crown princess.

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Episode 6
star
8.03
30 votes

#14 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/26/2021

A familiar book on the crown prince's desk baffles Ji-un. Running out of time and the means to save his friends, he asks Hwi for help.

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Episode 5
star
7.97
31 votes

#15 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/2021

Ji-un's good-hearted attempt to make his pupil warm up to people in the palace goes awry. Prince Changun tests Hwi with an intoxicating surprise.

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Episode 7
star
7.94
34 votes

#16 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/1/2021

Hwi earns a chance to gain the king's trust during the Ming envoys' visit, but an ill-tempered guest tests the limits of her patience.

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Episode 1
star
7.91
57 votes

#17 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/11/2021

Years after the crown princess delivers forbidden twins, Yi Hwi meets a court maid who looks exactly like him, to his amazement and his mother's horror.

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Episode 4
star
7.88
34 votes

#18 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/19/2021

Ji-un proves to be a formidable opponent for Hwi, who's determined to make her newest royal tutor resign. Yi Hyun takes Hwi out on the town.

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Episode 2
star
7.85
47 votes

#19 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/12/2021

Dam-i tearfully bears the weight of the crown in guise of her brother. Jung Ji-un races against time to find a herbal remedy for a peeved patient.

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Episode 3
star
7.71
38 votes

#20 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/18/2021

Hwi spares Ji-un his life thinking they won't ever cross paths again. Later, she's startled to see him lurking inside the palace walls.

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