Historical Korean dramas to watch

Joseon Exorcist, a fictional horror drama set in the Joseon dynasty, received heavy backlash in 2021 for historical inaccuracies and the presence of Chinese influence. SBS had no choice but to cancel it only after two episodes – a drastic move that shocked international viewers. As netizens debate over the extent of distortion allowed in period dramas, here are 20 historical Korean dramas that have withstood the test of time, and you can binge-watch them in peace.

1. Dae Jang Geum (2003)

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Main Cast:

  • Lee Young-ae as Seo Jang-geum
  • Ji Jin-hee as Min Jung-ho
  • Hong Ri-na as Choi Geum-yeong
  • Im Ho as King Jung-jong

During the Joseon dynasty, the patriarchy was especially strict. Jobs, particularly the higher skilled ones, were available for men only. 

But that didn’t deter Seo Jang-geum, who is skilled in treating illnesses and taking care of patients. A lower-class woman, she climbed her way up the social ladder first by becoming a royal cook, then a royal physician, and finally the King’s physician. 

Her journey to the top isn’t easy. She meets various obstacles along the way and has to deal with toxic masculinity. However, she stands her ground and even finds romance along the way.

Dae Jang Geum, also known as Jewel in the Palace, is an inspiring drama especially in the current age of female empowerment. It scored one of the highest ratings at the time of its release and is a classic Korean drama that brought international attention to Korean culture. 

2. Dong Yi (2010)

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Main Cast:

  • Han Hyo-joo as Choi Dong-yi/Choi Suk-bin 
  • Ji Jin-hee as King Suk-jong
  • Lee So-yeon as Jang Hee-bin 
  • Bae Soo-bin as Cha Jeon-su
  • Jung Jin-young as Seo Yong-gi
  • Park Ha-sun as Queen In-hyeon

Based on real-life historical figures, Dong Yi is a Korean drama that tells the story of a servant girl named Dong-yi, who becomes a royal consort even with her commoner status.

This drama is set during King Suk-jong’s reign during the Joseon dynasty. Dong-yi was originally a maid in the palace, but she’s promoted to a court lady position – and eventually a royal consort – because of her intelligence and investigative abilities. During her time as a court lady, she uncovers the schemes of Jang Hee-bin, the King’s favoured consort. 

Jang Hee-bin, also known as Jang Ok-jeong, is greedy for power and longs to become Queen. Dong-yi’s interference quickly creates bad blood between Dong-yi and Jang Hee-bin. Jang Hee-bin continuously attempts to stop Dong-yi and Queen In-hyeon by any means necessary – she even uses black magic. 

With 60 episodes, this drama is longer than usual, but it’s worth watching. Dong Yi is full of plot twists, romance, and betrayal. Remember to have a box of tissues ready when you binge-watch this drama.

3. Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)

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Main Cast:

  • Park Yoo-chun as Lee Seon-joon
  • Park Min-young as Kim Yoon-hee/Kim Yoon-shik
  • Song Joong-ki as Goo Yong-ha
  • Yoo Ah-in as Moon Jae-shin

Faced with her family’s increasing financial difficulties, Kim Yoon-hee decides to take the national exam in place of her brother, who is ill. The national exam, which can help her secure a high-paying job, is only for males, so she disguises herself as a boy. She meets Lee Seon-joon at the exam venue. 

Both of them pass the exam and enrol in Sungkyunkwan University, where Yoon-hee meets Goo Yong-ha and Moon Jae-shin.

If you are a fan of the romance comedy genre, the love rectangle and cheesy moments in Sungkyunkwan Scandal will appeal to you. This is also a fictional historical drama that isn’t heavy on politics and fighting, so it’s suitable for those who are looking for a light-hearted drama to watch.

The plot of Sungkyunkwan Scandal has withstood the test of time, even if the lead actor has not.

4. The Princess’s Man (2011)

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Main Cast:

  • Park Si-hoo as Kim Seung-yoo
  • Moon Chae-won as Lee Se-ryeong
  • Kim Yeong-cheol as Prince Su-yang
  • Song Jong-ho as Shin Myeon
  • Hong Soo-hyun as Princess Gyeong-hye
  • Lee Min-woo as Jeong Jong

Se-ryung, daughter of Prince Su-yang, finds out that she’s to be married to Kim Seung-yoo, the Prime Minister’s son. To find out more about him, she swaps places with Princess Gyeong-hye, who was going to be tutored by Seung-yoo.

They gradually fall in love. When the King announces that Seung-yoo will marry the Princess, he is elated because he thinks that Se-ryung is the Princess. He learns of the truth when Princess Gyeong-hye exposes Se-ryung, and is devastated to find out that she is the daughter of Prince Su-yang, who had murdered his family.

Prince Su-yang managed to overthrow King Dan-jong, who took over the deceased King Mun-jong. This part of the drama, when Prince Su-yang stages a coup to become King Se-jo, is actually a true historical event. Prince Su-yang, King Dan-jong, and King Mun-jong are real-life historical figures.

The Princess’s Man is a drama that’s filled with betrayal and anguish, but the sweet romance that blossoms in the midst of the turmoil is worth watching. 

5. The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012)

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Main Cast:

  • Han Ga-in as Heo Yeon-woo/Wol
  • Kim Soo-hyun as King Lee Hwon
  • Jung Il-woo as Prince Yang-myeong
  • Kim Min-seo as Yoon Bo-kyeong

The drama starts off with the main characters as children. Heo Yeon-woo, daughter of the palace’s Chief Scholar, falls in love with the Crown Prince, Lee Hwon. The King takes a liking to Yeon-woo and decides to declare her the Crown Princess, which angers the Queen Dowager and Prime Minister Yoon. 

To replace Yeon-woo with Bo-kyung as the Crown Princess, the Queen Dowager instructs Nok-yeong, a shaman, to place a curse on Yeon-woo. Yeon-woo “dies” from an illness, but the curse wasn’t actually meant to cause death. Nok-yeong had promised to protect Yeon-woo on behalf of a friend.

Yeon-woo is taken away to be buried, but she is revived and renamed “Wol”. She can’t remember anything before she “died”, so she lives on as Wol and becomes a shaman. Later, she is recruited to help cure Lee Hwon, who is now the king, of an unknown illness. They start to develop feelings for each other and the truth eventually comes to light.

The Moon Embracing the Sun is a romantic fantasy drama with a captivating storyline. Make sure you are comfy before watching because it will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride.

6. Arang and the Magistrate (2012)

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Main Cast:

  • Lee Joon-gi as Kim Eun-oh
  • Shin Min-ah as Ah Rang/Lee Seo-rim
  • Yeon Woo-jin as Joo Wal
  • Kwon Oh-jung as Dol Soe
  • Kim Yong-gun as Nobleman Choi
  • Han Jung-soo as Moo Young
  • Kang Moon-young as Hong Ryun
  • Hwang Bo-ra as Bang Wool

Kim Eun-oh, a government official, is able to see and communicate with ghosts. In Miryang, he meets Ah Rang, a ghost seeking answers to her death as she has lost all her memories and can’t remember her name. After knowing that Eun-oh can see ghosts and speak to them, she tries to get him to help her find out her name, but he refuses.

Eun-oh finally agrees to help when he sees that Ah Rang is wearing a binyeo – a traditional hairpin – that’s the same as the one he gave to his mother. 

Arang and the Magistrate is based loosely on the legend of Arang. Arang, daughter of the magistrate of Miryang, was murdered by a secret admirer. Ever since then, all new magistrates of Miryang die on their first night, until one of them is able to help Arang identify her murderer because he could see and communicate with ghosts.

If you are a fan of historical fantasy dramas, Arang and the Magistrate has a supernatural concept that will intrigue viewers. The seemingly impossible romance between Eun-oh and Ah Rang will also appeal to those who love the idea of star-crossed lovers.

7. Jang Ok-jung (2013)

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Main Cast:

  • Yoo Ah-in as King Seok-jong
  • Kim Tae-hee as Jang Ok-jung
  • Hong Soo-hyun as Queen In-hyeon

Jang Ok-jung, the daughter of a slave and a merchant, becomes a seamstress. One day, she meets Crown Prince Lee Sun when he saves her from thieves. Lee Sun quickly falls in love with the beautiful Ok-jung.

Ok-jung opens her own clothing store to make money in order to save her mother from slavery. Her plan is ruined by her mother’s owner, but she receives a request to make clothing for a member of the royal family.

The royal member turns out to be Lee Sun, who finds her familiar but can’t recall who she is. 

Jang Ok-jung tells the background story of Korea’s most infamous royal concubine, Jang Hui-bin. However, certain parts of the drama are fictional – Jang Hui-bin wasn’t recorded as a seamstress in the annals of history before she entered the palace. 

8. Empress Ki (2013)

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Main Cast:

  • Ha Ji-won as Empress Ki Yang/Ki Seung-nyang
  • Ji Chang-wook as Emperor Toghon Temur/Ta Hwan
  • Joo Jin-mo as King Wang Yoo
  • Baek Jin-hee as Tanashili

To escape from being sent to the Yuan Empire as a gong-nyeo, Ki Seung-nyang grew up as a boy rather than a girl. She is a person who dealt with many difficulties growing up – her mother was killed in her attempt to escape from slavery, and she doesn’t have a father to take care of her. 

Seung-nyang goes on a mission to save other women from being sent away to the Yuan Empire. One day, she meets the King of Goryeo, Joo Jin-mo, and falls in love with him. Jin-mo reciprocates the feelings after finding out that Seung-nyang is actually a woman.

However, Seung-nyang also meets the Prince of Mongolia, Ta Hwan. Ta Hwan also falls in love with her, resulting in a love triangle.

The drama tells of Seung-nyang’s story and how she rose to power to become the Empress of Mongolia. While some parts are true to history, much of the story is fictional. When Empress Ki was released, there was some backlash regarding Empress Ki’s “watered down” character in the drama compared to the ruthless Empress Ki in reality.

Nevertheless, the drama enjoyed high ratings. Not many historical Korean dramas are set during the Goryeo dynasty, so Empress Ki gives an insight into what the Goryeo dynasty was like. 

9. Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015)

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Main Cast:

  • Lee Joon-gi as Kim Seong-yeol
  • Lee Yoo-bi as Jo Yang-seon/Seo Jin
  • Shim Chang-min as Lee Yoon
  • Lee Soo-hyuk as Gwi
  • Kim So-eun as Choi Hye-ryeong/Lee Myeong-hee

Kim Sung-yeol, who has spent 120 years as a guardian vampire, removes any vampires who step out of their boundaries. He is seeking revenge against Gwi, who is responsible for the deaths of his family and love, Lee Myeong-hee.

Sung-yeol enlists the help of Jo Yang-seon to find the memorandum of the late Crown Prince Jong-hyeon, which will give Sung-yeol information on how to kill Gwi. 

Yang-seon finds herself tangled in the feud between Sung-yeol and Gwi. The two of them go on a mission to get rid of Gwi, facing multiple dangerous situations and deadly schemes.

Korean dramas involving vampires are uncommon, so the plot and concept of Scholar Who Walks the Night is unique. If you love watching vampire shows, you can place Scholar Who Walks the Night on your to-watch list.

10. Love in the Moonlight (2016)

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Main Cast:

  • Park Bo-gum as Crown Prince Lee Young
  • Kim Yoo-jung as Hong Ra-on/Hong Sam-nom
  • Jung Jin-young as Kim Yoon-seong
  • Kwak Dong-yeon as Kim Byeong-yeon
  • Chae Soo-bin as Jo Ha-yeon

After her father passes away, Hong Ra-on changes her name to Hong Sam-nom and lives as a boy so that the people who killed her father cannot find her. She becomes a relationship counsellor. 

Ra-on coincidentally meets Lee Young when she writes a love letter for a client, but she doesn’t know he’s the Crown Prince. Somehow, she ends up as a palace eunuch assigned to Crown Prince Lee Young. 

As they spend more time together, Lee Young starts to develop feelings for Ra-on, which makes him question his sexuality. 

Lee Young is actually a real-life historical figure. He was named Lee Young at birth and became Crown Prince Hyo-myeong during the reign of King Sun-jo in the Joseon dynasty. He was well-liked and known to be very talented, but passed away at the age of 20 due to an unknown illness. The romance between Ra-on and Lee Young in the drama is fictional.

Love in the Moonlight enjoyed high ratings because of its unique storyline and star-studded cast. There is also a love triangle between Lee Young, Yoon-seong and Ra-on, so beware of second lead syndrome.

11. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

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Main Cast:

  • Lee Joon-gi as Wang So
  • IU as Go Ha-jin/Hae Soo
  • Kang Ha-nuel as Wang Wook
  • Hong Jong-hyun as Wang Yo

Go Ha-jin is sent back in time to the Goryeo dynasty and finds herself in the body of Hae Soo, a 16-year-old girl. Hae Soo’s cousin is married to the 8th Prince, which makes Hae Soo part of the royal family. Ha-jin, now named Hae Soo, meets the princes and a few of them develop feelings for her. 

The princes consider one another as rivals, and this results in a struggle for the throne. Hae Soo ends up tangled in the mess with no idea how to return to her world.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is a drama to watch when you are in the mood to cry. It’s all about tragedy, romance, unrequited love, and family. Have a box of tissues ready when you watch this drama.

This drama has an earlier Chinese version called Scarlet Heart, released in 2011. It also has a sequel, Scarlet Heart 2, released in 2014. While there have been talks about a sequel for the Korean version, there hasn’t been any updates so far.

12. The Flower in Prison (2016)

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Main Cast:

  • Jin Se-yeon as Lee Seo-won/Ok Nyeo
  • Go Soo as Yoon Tae-won
  • Jung Joon-ho as Yoon Won-hyung

Ok Nyeo was born and raised in prison. She doesn’t have a childhood that most children usually have, but her place of birth opens Ok Nyeo’s eyes to the prejudice and ill treatment of the lower class. 

When she is able to leave the prison, she takes it upon herself to fight for the rights of the peasant class and ensure that justice is served for everyone. She meets Yoon Tae-won, the illegitimate son of the King, who is also as compassionate as Ok Nyeo.

The Flower in Prison, also known as Flower of Prison, is a heartwarming and inspiring drama about human rights in the Joseon era and how Ok Nyeo makes a difference to the lives of others. 

13. My Sassy Girl (2017)

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Main Cast:

  • Joo Won as Gyun Woo
  • Oh Yeon-seo as Princess Hye-myeong
  • Lee Jung-shin as Kang Joon-young
  • Kim Yoon-hye as Jung Da-yeon

Gyun Woo is an exceptional scholar who’s eager to share his knowledge by working for the royal family. He runs into Princess Hye-myeong, a troublemaker who doesn’t behave like a “proper” princess. She is determined to know the truth behind her mother’s dethronement and eventually drags Gyun Woo into her mission. Both of them fall in love over time.

Don’t mistake this drama with the one released in 2001, starring Jun Ji-hyeon and Cha Tae-hyeon. Both dramas have the same name but have different storylines. 2017’s My Sassy Girl was based loosely on 2001’s My Sassy Girl, but in a historical setting.

This drama is a romantic comedy with many hilarious scenes. We recommend watching this if you are feeling down, because the main characters’ silly antics will cheer you up.

14. Queen For 7 Days (2017)

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Main Cast:

  • Park Min-young as Shin Chae-kyung
  • Yeon Woo-jin as Lee Yeok/Prince Jinseong
  • Lee Dong-gun as Lee Yoong/King Yeonsan

Shin Chae-kyung, based on the real-life historical figure Queen Dan-kyeong, finds herself trapped in a love triangle with two royal brothers, Lee Yeok and Lee Yoong. Lee Yoong is the King and Lee Yeok is the Prince. Both brothers are deeply in love with Chae-kyung and are constantly at loggerheads with each other over the throne and their love interest.

In history, Queen Dan-kyeong was dethroned only after 7 days because of political conflicts. Lee Yoong is based on King Yeonsan and Lee Yeok is based on Prince Jinseong, who later became King Jungjong. The drama is about these three figures but isn’t 100% historically correct. Still, we won’t reveal who Queen Dan-kyeong married in reality, so there won’t be potential spoilers.

If you are a sucker for romance, Queen for 7 Days is a drama that’s right up your alley. 

15. The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017)

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Main Cast:

  • Yoo Seung-ho as Crown Prince Lee Sun
  • Kim So-hyun as Han Ga-eun
  • Kim Myung-soo as Commoner Lee Sun
  • Yoon So-hee as Kim Hwa-geon

Crown Prince Lee Sun has worn a mask ever since he was born in order to protect him from a dangerous secret society named Pyungsoo-hwe, which can be translated as “Pyungsoo Group”. 

One day, Lee Sun slips away from the palace to uncover the truth and find out why he always needs to have his mask on. On the way, he befriends Han Ga-eun and a commoner with the same name as him, Lee Sun. 

When the King, his father, is assassinated, Lee Sun realises that he needs to reclaim the throne from the imposter King, who has been placed on the throne by the Pyungsoo-hwe. 

The Emperor: Owner of the Mask is a romance drama that deals with a lot of politics and scheming. It is a fictional historical drama as the characters do not exist in reality. 

16. 100 Days My Prince (2018)

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Main Cast:

  • Do Kyung-soo as Crown Prince Lee Yul 
  • Nam Ji-hyun as Hong Shim/Yoon Yi-seo
  • Kim Seon-ho as Jung Jae-yoon

Prince Lee Yul meets Yoon Yi-seo for the first time while playing with commoner children from the village. He starts to have a crush on her because of her strong and kind character.

Lee Yul’s father, the King’s brother, overthrows the King and murders his subjects, including Yi-seo’s father. But before his murder, Yi-seo’s father manages to instruct his son, Seok-ha, to make sure Yi-seo is taken away to safety. She finds refuge in Sungjoo Village and grows up there with an adoptive father under a new name, Hong Shim.

Lee Yul, who is now the Crown Prince, grew up unhappy because he knows that his father had staged the assassination of the previous King. Later, he manages to escape from an assassination attempt and is found injured by Hong Shim’s adoptive father.

What follows after is 100 days of comical situations as Lee Yul tries to adapt to life as a commoner. Although he lost his memories when he got injured, he still behaves like royalty and his mannerisms are very much out of place.

To complicate matters, Lee Yul and Hong Shim get married without knowing each other’s true identity because of the pressure she faces to get married quickly.

100 Days My Prince is a light-hearted drama despite the assassinations that occur in the earlier episodes, which is unique because most historical Korean dramas have heavy themes of betrayal and death.  

17. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (2019)

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Main Cast:

  • Kim Min-jae as Ma Hoon
  • Seo Ji-hoon as Lee Soo/Kim Soo
  • Byeon Woo-seok as Do Joon
  • Gong Seung-yeon as Gae Ddong/Yoon Su-yeon
  • Park Ji-hoon as Go Young-soo/Chil Nom
  • Go Won-hee as Kang Ji-hwa

Joseon’s top marriage agency, Flower Crew, consists of three good-looking men: Ma Hoon, Do Joon, and Young-soo. One day, Lee Soo, the son of a blacksmith, approaches the Flower Crew to help him marry Gae Ddong. 

In a twist of events, Lee Soo doesn’t show up for his wedding because he unexpectedly becomes King. 

Lee Soo is trying to adjust to his new royal life but hasn’t given up on marrying Gae Ddong. Once again, he employs the help of Flower Crew to help Gae Ddong become a noblewoman so that he can marry her. This proves to be a difficult task because Gae Ddong has a personality that’s nothing like a noblewoman.

If you love bromance, romance, and comedy, you can find all 3 in Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency.

18. The Tale of Nokdu (2019)

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Main Cast:

  • Jang Dong-yoon as Jeon Nok-du/Lady Kim Nok-soon/Yeon Soo
  • Kim So-hyun as Dong Dong-joo
  • Kang Tae-oh as Prince Cha Yool-mu

Jeon Nok-du has never been to the capital because his father forbids him to leave the island that they live on. But one day, they are suddenly attacked by female assassins, which leads to Nok-du chasing one of them to the capital. 

He comes across Dong Dong-joo, who is about to shoot the King, but he stops her in time. Meanwhile, the assassin leads him to a widow village and he decides to disguise himself as a woman to find out why his family was attacked.

He meets Dong-joo again, who happens to be training to become a gisaeng in the widow village. A friendship blossoms between them, but Dong-joo is unaware that Nok-du, whom she knows as Kim Nok-soon, is a male.

Prince Cha Yool-mu is lightly based on the historical figure Grand Prince Neung-yang, who became King Injo of Joseon. In the drama, he is involved in a love triangle with Nok-du and Dong-joo – this part is fictional.

The Tale of Nokdu is a drama full of surprises and unexpected twists. Plus, it’s uncommon to see a man disguised as a woman in Korean dramas, but Dong-yoon pulls it off with his pretty face.

19. Haechi (2019)

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Main Cast:

  • Jung Il-woo as Lee Geum/Prince Yeoning
  • Go Ah-ra as Chun Yeo-ji
  • Kwon Yool as Park Moon-soo
  • Park Hoon as Dal Moon
  • Lee Kyung-young as Min Jin-hun
  • Jung Moon-sung as Lee Tan/Prince Mil Poong
  • Bae Jung-hwa as Chun Yoon-young/Bok Dan
  • Han Sang-jin as Wi Byung-joo

The plot is centred on Lee Geun, also known as Prince Yeoning, and his journey to claiming the throne as King Yeongjo of Joseon. He works together with Cha Yeo-ji, Park Moon-soo, and Dal Moon.

Yeo-ji is one of the best investigators at the Saheonbu, an inspectors office. Moon-su is an aspiring public officer who genuinely strives to help others, but he isn’t very bright. Dal Moon is a master of martial arts.

Haechi is a drama based lightly on real-life historical figure King Yeongjo, who was well-known for his generosity and kindness. He was one of the few kings who were willing to step out of the palace and interact with commoners. However, before his reign, there were issues regarding his low-born status despite being a Prince.

The title of the drama, Haechi, refers to a mythical creature that ensures that justice prevails.

This is a heartwarming drama that encourages viewers to chase their dreams. Anything is possible when you have good friends and a genuine heart. 

20. The Crowned Clown (2019)

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Main Cast:

  • Yeo Jin-goo as Ha Sun/King Lee Heon
  • Lee Se-young as Queen Yoo So-woon
  • Kim Sang-kyung as Lee Gyu

Ha Sun, a clown, takes the place of King Lee Heon in the midst of protests and a power struggle. As a clown, he often plays the part of King Lee Heon because they look similar. Now that he is posing as the King, he has to learn how to behave like one so that others don’t find out that he’s a fake. 

Unfortunately, he starts to fall in love with Queen Yoo So-woon, who is already married to the King.

The Crowned Clown is an intense drama about forbidden love and politics. The royal characters are loosely based on real-life historical figures. Prince Gwanghae, who was named Lee Heon at birth, became King but was deposed in a coup. Princess Munseong, who became Queen Yoo after marrying the King, was exiled together with him after the coup.

Historical Korean dramas that withstood the test of time

These historical Korean dramas will introduce you to Korean history, but don’t regard everything in these dramas as facts. The characters and storyline of the dramas may be based on real-life historical events, but some scenes are dramatised. 

It’s always good to do your own research after watching the dramas to make sure you have the correct information about Korea’s history.

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