“The King’s Affection” Surpasses “Hellbound” On Netflix’s Global Ranking

Netflix has released its Global Top 10 for the week of December 20 to 26, 2021. Squid Game remains on the list of Korean titles on its 15th week, followed by “The King’s Affection” that shows a record of 10 weeks.

While the thriller-survival “Squid Game” leads the hallyu content on Netflix with a whopping 2.2 billion viewing hours, “The King’s Affection” was viewed for 138.5 million hours since its release.

Meanwhile, Flix Patrol has also released its updated data for the most popular Korean content on Netflix worldwide. “The King’s Affection” surpassed “Hellbound” by 48 points.

“Squid Game” strongly remains the number 1 popular Korean show of the year on Netflix with 57,424 points, followed by “Vincenzo” with 20,305 points and “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” with 15,168 points.

“The King’s Affection” claims the 4th spot with 9,979 points while “Hellbound” now ranks 5th place with 9,931 points and “My Name” takes 6th place with 9,726 points.

Synopsis: During the Joseon Dynasty, the Crown Princess Consort gives birth to twins but sends the girl away to spare her life. Years later, the twin son dies in an accident and his sister must assume his identity and throne, all while hiding her true self.
Based on: Yeonmo by Lee So-young
Genre: Romantic-comedy, Fiction, Sageuk
No. of episodes: 20
Starring: Park Eun-bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon-su, Choi Byung-chan, Bae Yoon-kyung, and Jung Chae-yeon
Written by: Han Hee-jung
Directed by: Song Hyun-wook
Date: October 11 – December 14, 2021
Network: KBS2 and Netflix