10 Korean Dramas Based On History

This historical drama tells the story of a young girl who becomes the first female royal physician in the Joseon Dynasty. 

Jewel in the Palace

Based on a novel, this drama is set during the reign of King Sejong the Great and focuses on the creation of the Korean alphabet, Hangul.

Deep Rooted Tree

Set in the 18th-century Joseon Dynasty, this drama follows a crown prince who wears a mask to hide his identity.

The Emperor: Owner of the Mask

This time-traveling historical drama centers around a modern-day woman who is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Based on the real-life folk hero Hong Gil-dong, this drama follows a commoner who becomes a leader of a band of outlaws.

Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

Set during the late 19th century, this drama tells the story of a Korean-born American soldier who returns to his homeland and falls in love with an aristocrat's daughter.

Mr. Sunshine

Set during the transition period between the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and the start of the Joseon Dynasty, this drama depicts the friendship and rivalry

My Country: The New Age

Based on a true story, this drama tells the tragic love story between Queen Dangyeong and King Joongjong during the Joseon Dynasty.

Queen for Seven Days

Inspired by the Hwarang youth group during the Silla Dynasty, this drama tells the story of elite warriors who navigate political intrigues and romance.


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