Hello, I’m Anna!
As I said last week, I’m going to recommend some Korean historical dramas.
Sometimes, they are more interesting and popular.
In Korea, historical dramas is loved by people of all ages.
I think you also like them.
If you watch historical dramas, you can learn Korean history. but as you know they can be fictions.
For example, there is a drama Jewel in the Palace.
The main character Jang Geum didn’t exist in the past.
In other words, she is an imaginary person.
Last year, I saw a Korean historical drama with my younger sister.
I was surprised because she thought the story was Korean history lol
I hope you don’t think like my sister haha
There are ten dramas I like.
1. The Scholar Who Walks the Night
Stars: Lee Joon Ki and Lee Yoo Bi
Related Themes: melodrama, romance, riches to rags, supernatural, forbidden love, based on a comic book/manga, gender bender, and vampires
2. Six Flying Dragons
Stars: Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung
Related Themes: melodrama, action, power, war, and political
3. Tamra, The Island
Stars: Seo Woo and Im Ju Hwan
Related Themes: romantic comedy, action, romance, love triangle, politics, uplifting, and adventure
4. Tree With Deep Roots
Stars: Jang Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung
Related Themes: melodrama, mystery, murder, conspiracy, royalty, Joseon Dynasty, King Sejong, and Hangeul, Korean alphabet
A high-budget historical thriller with an unusual concept, Tree With Deep Roots stars Jang Hyuk as a brilliant Joseon-era investigator. Kang Chae Yoon is an ordinary guard in the imperial palace during the reign of King Sejong. The King has a vision to create a written language for Korea, and has worked with scholars to create the first Korean alphabet. In this project he is helped by So Yi, a beautiful, mute lady of the court. When palace scholars begin getting murdered seven days before the release of the official hangul (alphabet), Chae Yoon takes it upon himself to investigate. He begins to uncover a vast, labyrinthine conspiracy behind the serial killings, which leads him to a group of shadowy, powerful men who seek control of Korea’s fate. As Chae Yoon inches closer to the truth, he discovers how far the roots of their powers extend, and finds his own life in danger. Based on a bestselling novel by Lee Jeong Myeong, Tree With Deep Roots is a tense, finely-crafted series, laced with mystery and romance.
5. Shine or Go Crazy
Stars: Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon Seo
Related Themes: romance, comedy, marriage, fantasy, and gender bender
6. The Painter of the Wind
Stars: Moon Geun Young and Kim Yoo Jung
Related Themes: melodrama, mystery, and gender bending
Korea’s sweetheart Moon Geun Young stars as Shin Yoon Bok, a gifted, cross-dressing painter. In 1776, a prominent court painter is killed after being secretly commissioned by the crown prince to paint a portrait. His friend and fellow painter Seo Jing begins investigating his death, but he and his wife also end up dead. His daughter goes missing. Ten years later, a young student named Shin Yoon Bok enters the Academy of Painting, where master painter Kim Hong Do takes the talented Yoon Bok under his wing. As they work together, he begins to fall for her without knowing her true identity as a woman. With an all-star cast, this beautifully filmed, award-winning drama was one of the highlights of 2008.
7. Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love
Stars: Kim Tae Hee and Yoo Ah In
Related Themes: melodrama, romance, fashion, conspiracy, career oriented, modern, destiny, Joseon Dynasty, and royal
Haute couture meets the high court in this drama based on Lady Jang Hui Bin, or Jang Ok Jung (played by Kim Tae Hee), one of the most celebrated royal concubines of the Joseon Dynasty. Lady Jang establishes herself as a coveted fashion designer who quickly finds herself sought after not only by fashionable noblewomen, but by the king himself (Yoo Ah In). Political drama and the catwalk collide in this tale of fashioning dreams into reality!
8. Arang and the Magistrate
Stars: Lee Joon Ki and Shin Min Ah
Related Themes: romantic comedy, mystery, thriller, politics, amnesia, supernatural, fantasy, and ghost
9. Hwang Jin Yi
Stars: Ha Ji Won and Shim Eun Kyung
Related Themes: melodrama, romance, Korean geisha, conspiracy, career oriented, destiny, and Joseon Dynasty
The illegitimate child of a noble and a noted musician gisaeng, Hwang Jin Yi is taken into a gisaeng home to train as a courtesan. The road to becoming a successful gisaeng is not easy, and she struggles to perfect her art. Hwang Jin Yi’s beauty and her spirit attract the attention of the Magistrate’s son Eun Ho (Jang Geun Suk), but class differences prevent her from ever being with him. This drama follows her path to becoming one of the most well-renowned gisaeng in Korean history, and the four men who love her but can’t have her.
10. Jewel in the Palace
Stars: Lee Young Ae and Ji Jin Hee
Related Themes: melodrama, romance, tearjerker, food, cooking, medical, blockbuster, Joseon Dynasty, and ambition
I provided Korean titles, English titles, and short stories about the dramas.
The information is from the Dramafever.
The Dramafever features the international content including Korean Dramas and Movies, and variety shows. All for free.
It offers English subtitles for all videos.
Here is the link of Dramafever!
Today, I introduced some Korean historical dramas I like.
I hope you get a lot of useful information from this posting.
See you next time : )