When it comes to the best historical K-Dramas of the romantic-comedy genre, perhaps the following 6 series are tough to beat.
Besides the dramas set in the modern time, the historical genre of Korean dramas is also well received and enjoyed by the audiences. If you are not interested in watching fighting and political details and want to enjoy historical dramas that are both fun and sweet, check out the 6 series below!
1. Mr Queen
Mr. Queen tells the story of a chef at the President’s Blue House, Bong Hwan. Because of an incident, his spirit is accidentally trapped in the body of queen Kim So Young (Shin Hye Sun) of the Joseon era. He is then forced to marry King Cheoljong (Kim Jung Hyun). Since then, a series of funny situations between this “unfortunate” couple take place.
2. The Tale of Nokdu
The Tale of Nokdu brings a new “flavor” to fans of Korean historical dramas thanks to Nokdu’s (Jang Dong Yoon) brilliant disguise as a woman. In order to avenge the family, Nokdu has to escape into a village of widows. He then becomes roommates with Dong Joo (Kim So Hyun), a kisaeng trainee. Living under the identity of a beautiful widow, Nokdu becomes the most famous widow when “he” is constantly pursued by other men.
3. 100 Days My Prince
100 Days Prince is a historical rom-com drama about Crown Prince Lee Yul (D.O). During a hunt, he falls off a cliff and loses his memory. He then reluctantly becomes the husband of Hong Shim (Nam Ji Hyun), the girl that Lee Yul used to fall in love with at first sight. Without the tense political factors, 100 Days My Price brings the viewers not only a good laugh but also heart fluttering moments because of the sweet scenes of the main couple.
4. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’ follows Yoon Hee (Park Min Young) on her journey to disguise herself as a man to get into the prestigious Sungkyunkwan school. Here, many troubles happened, causing Yoon Hee to constantly find ways to circumvent the school rules, deal with her roommate and even “handle” those who like to cause trouble.
5. Live Up To Your Name
Compared to the historical film titles mentioned above, ‘Live Up To Your Name’ is somewhat less popular. However, the film has stormed all over Korea thanks to a new and unique plot between a 17th-century healer and a 21st-century doctor. In one accident, he fell into a river, Heo Im (Kim Nam Gil) travels to Seoul and falls in love with the charming female doctor Choi Yeon Kyung (Kim Ah Joong).
6. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds’ is one of the most successful Korean historical drama titles when it has a high rating of up to 22.5%. The film revolves around the love story between the crown prince Lee Young (Park Bo Gum) and his ‘eunuch’ Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung). The sweetness of the couple Lee Young and Ra On always impressed the audience throughout 18 episodes.