Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

The two dramas came from the same source material, Tong Hua's novel - Bu Bu Jing Xin. If you loved Moon Lovers, you might also want to check the 2011 Chinese drama adaptation.
Recommended by Fumichan
Both female leads are sent back in time. Although there are huge plot difference between the two dramas, they share a similar sense of direction. They both start very light-heartedly and joyful only to go down a much deeper path with an emotional twist. However, the time travel aspect is a heavier story element in Faith than it is in Moon Lovers, but still, Moon Lovers is pretty entertaining without having to surround its' plot around time travelling.
Recommended by MistyMaid
Both drama's are Time Period dramas. Both have an evil Queen. In SHR the Queen is more evil, whereas in Hwarang the Queen is more neglectful.
Recommended by ChaErica
Okay, I know some of you may be like "Whaa?" but hear me out on this one.

Both are about girls stuck in a political battle between kings.

Both have two (or more) love interests fighting over them.

Both have feelings for two characters.

Both are historical (duh).

And they both have main leads who are humanly flawed and aren't always the best people - which is understandable in this era and time.
Recommended by IvyTorres
both are set in historical period.
both the male main character “Wang So” are cursed princes destined to become king.
Recommended by Alessandra
Both of these dramas feature a similar mix of poignant political (mostly historically accurate) intrigue, life and death situations, and a passionate romance at its core. Therefore they give of a similar feel.
Recommended by MyOwnJudgement
Both tell a story about founding a kingdom. Moon Lovers is based on the beginning of the Goryeo dynasty while Six Flying dragons is based on the foundation of the Joseon dynasty.

Both dramas have a similar vibe to them, be it the plot or the acting. Both dramas will make you smile and cry a lot. The music & cinematography in both dramas is also superb.
Recommended by HAVA-RAVA
Both have time travel and romance. Both are great dramas and On Dal reminds me of Wang So, a little bit.
Recommended by Lulu
One of the main leads in both dramas travel back in time by falling into water, but Go Princess Go puts an extra twist to the concept with it being a guy waking up in a girls body, which kinda adds another dimension to the ensuring love story. However, neither lead seems to be overly concerned to have traveled in time and neither tries to intentionally (yet) change any course of action in history (such as e.g. Faith) while being perceived as a bit weird/too freely spoken by the other characters. Moon Lovers is more visually stunning while Go Princess Go relies on some sassy comedy.

Both dramas incorporate modern elements, Moon Lovers seems to be big on modern themed music while Go Princess Go tries its hand on more visual and modernized outfits & settings.
Recommended by ayacherry
This drama is a Historical drama and it's also starring Lee Joon-gi as the 4th Prince Wang So.
Recommended by Jojo
There is similarity betweeen princes in ML and three friends in GF, characters was changing from harmonious friends to enemies in both shows.
Recommended by loranar
Similar plot of a modern girl travelling back time (maybe that's the only similarity haha). But you won't regret watching Moon Lovers (my favorite period drama, along with The Moon Embracing the Sun)
Recommended by Fumichan
both set in an older era. good-looking male leads, love for a woman, a betrayal.
Recommended by Sylvia
Actually it is not a historical period drama like this one yet you can watch it if you hate the end like me. Indeed, Scarlet Heart 2 is the second part of Scarlet Heart chinese version. In this version , you'll see the two main leads in the 21st century.
Recommended by MissHoly
More then anything, because of historical facts. if you got interested in historical events from Scarlet Heart, you should give it a try ( like I did). This drama takes time just after Gwangjong's reign, and starts with story of Gwangjong's son, Gyungjong. There're some more couple of characters that you will recognize from Scarlet Heart.. As well, all the tragedies start because of the battle for the throne...
Recommended by marylin511
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
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Alternative Titles

  • Native title:

    달의 연인 - 보보경심 려
  • Also Known as:

    Moon Lovers; Time Slip: Ryeo; Daleui Yeonin - bobogyeongsim Ryeo; Moon Lovers – Scarlet Heart: Ryeo; Scarlet Heart: Goryeo; Scarlet Heart: Ryeo;


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Aired:

    Aug 29, 2016 to Nov 1, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday
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  • Duration:

    60 min.


  • Score:

    8.7 (scored by 11,451 users)
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