Article: Ten Korean Period Dramas Which Are A Must Watch

If you are into the genre of romance with a bit of historical touch, Korean period dramas are the solution for you. Today, we present to you a list of Top 10 Korean Period Dramas which are a must-watch if you are a K-drama addict or a new explorer of this vast world. So, without any further ado, let's get into it.

1. Empress Ki

What happens when a young woman saves the Chinese Emperor who is to be murdered and gets associated with his eventful life? Well, Empress Ki is a drama that tells the story of a poor young girl who rises to become one of the powerful empresses of China. This drama traces the empress's life as she works her way through love, politics and, war.

Starring - Ha Ji-won, Ji Chang Wook, Joo Jin-mu

Episodes - 51

Available on - Netflix, Kissasian, Viki


2. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryo

What happens when Ha Jin, a modern-day girl travels back in the time of the Goryeo Dynasty and gets mixed up in a feud for the throne between brothers? This drama presents an elaborate description of king Gwangjong of Goryeo's life. It is one of those famous period Korean dramas which bring tears in the end. So, if you are up for an angsty ending, give it a watch.

Starring - IU, Lee Joon-gi,Kang Ha-neul, Nam Joo-hyuk, Exo Baekhyun, Ji Soo

Episodes - 20+2 special episodes

Available on - Netflix, Kissasian, Viki


3. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Set in the kingdom of Silla, a group of young men discover their purpose of life through friendship, love, passion and politics.

Starring - Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung-sik, Kim Taehyung or V of BTS, Go Ara, Choi Min-ho of Shinee, Seo Yea-ji

Episodes- 20+4 special episodes

Available on - Netflix, Viki, Kissasian


4. Love In The Moonlight

Story of a poor girl who disguises herself as a eunuch and the Prince Lee Yeong of Joseon Dynasty. This drama traces Lee Yeong's romance with his eunuch Hong Ra-on as well as his struggle for the throne.

Starring - Park Bo-gum as Prince Lee Yeong, Kim Yoo-jung as Hong Ra-on

Episodes- 18+1 special episodes

Available on - Netflix, Viki, Kissasian


5. Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung

A female historian falls in love with an abandoned prince who is a romance novel writer under a pen name. Free-spirited Goo Hae-Ryung and frivolous prince Yi Rim work hand in hand to establish justice and break taboos and binaries as they become lovers.

Starring - Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun Woo

Episodes - 20

Available on - Kissasian, Viki, Netflix


6. Sungkyunkwan Scandal

This is the story of Kim Yun-hee, a poor young woman who's smart and responsible and who becomes a student at Sungkyunkwan University with her own abilities. She befriends three young men from upper class and they embark on a journey of youth through love, passion and politics.

Starring - Park Min-Young, Park Yoo-Chan, Song Joong-ki, Yoo Ah-In

Available On - Viki, Netflix, Kissasian


7. The Moon Embracing The Sun

A poignant love story of a female shaman and a king set in the backdrop of a traditional Korean palace.

Starring - Kim Soo-hyun, Han Ga-in, Kim Yoo-jung, Jung Il-woo, Yeo Jin-goo, Kim So-hyun

Episodes - 20

Available on - Viki, Netflix, Kissasian


8. Queen For Seven Days

This is the story of a powerful politician's struggle to keep her post and her love story with the crown prince of Joseon dynasty.

Starring - Park Min-young, Yeon Woo-jin, Lee Dong-gun

Episodes - 20

Available on - Viki, Netflix, Kissasian


9. 100 Days My Prince

A crown prince withstands an attempted assassination but loses his memory and roams for 100 days with a new name and personality. He meets a young woman, Hong Sim, head of the first detective agency of the Joseon era. Together they unravel the conspiracies and fall in love with each other.

Starring - Nam Ji-hyun, D.O, Kim Seon-ho, Han So-hee

Episodes - 16 + 2 special episodes

Available on - Netflix, Viki, Kissasian


10. Mr. Queen

A modern-day famous Chef, Jang Bong-hwan, exchanges his soul with the queen Kim So-yong unexpectedly and wakes up in her body and finds himself surrounded by court politics and conspiracies. He works his way to the top and falls in love with the king. Basically, it presents a BL love story in a heterosexual robe with a comedic touch. Mr. Queen was one of the most anticipated dramas of 2020. If you are an avid BL lover, then do give it a watch.

Starring - Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Na In-woo, Seol In-ah, Choi Jin-hyuk

Episodes - 20

Available on - Netflix, Kissasian, Viki