Chicago Typewriter

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Bridal mask is probably the best" jeoson / japan" era dramas.. i just love it, i am not comparing these two drama for they are different in theme but overall here are the similarities i saw:
1- the jeoson / japan era.
2- the freedom seekers and under-covered agents plus the under-covered male / female lead.
3- the bromance <3 (esp Chicago typewriter).
4- the war romance.
5- the old story of the male saving the female (become their first love).
6 - the goal of freeing the country which comes before anything else.
basically the main points u will notice too if u have seen both dramas.
and they are both worth watching although to me bridal mask is on a different level <3 :).
Recommended by misha2pm
9.1 Goblin (2016)
Both shows have ghosts/supernatural beings that deal with their pasts. Both are also two of the best dramas of the past couple of years.
Recommended by disthymia
Both about past lives and how that affected the characters' current lives.

In both dramas, the leads remember their past.

Both have supernatural elements outside of the past life/future life trope.

Both have wonderful OSTs. CT is more artfully done while Legend is more quirky and fun.
Recommended by Irene
Both male leads are writers who are fond of releasing consistent dark novels. Well, there's a story behind, but its story is interesting as characters' real personalities keep on developing. This is beyond a romcom drama! ^^

There's also a connection between Go Kyung Pyo and D.O. characters and the male leads that only them could experience.
Recommended by mickey
7.3 A Muse (2012)
Ghostwritting/book stealing is an important plot point in both. Both have a muse figure, a love triangle of sorts and are well shot and rather slow-paced. Bonus points for bookshelves galore (more reallistic in A Muse, carrying metaphorical hints to their owners personalities in Chicago Typewritter).
Recommended by namopanik
8.6 Duel (2017)
In both, main leads are carrying their past life memories to make correct their present. Both drama shows strong bromance.
Recommended by AngelRu
The dramas have the same writer. They involve books and the Japanese occupation of Korea...
Recommended by dannymikegatos
Ok, that's a long shot, but I have a theory there wouldn't be Chicago Typewriter without a Hawaii Pistol hype. If you want more 1930s badassery, resistance fighters and a decent cinematography, go for Assassination.
Assassination is more action/plot twists oriented, while Chicago Typewriter focuses on a friendship/love triangle with a literary theme.
Recommended by namopanik
8.7 W (2016)
Both dramas have a fantasy aspect. In Chicago Typewriter, the way the drama switches back and forth from present- day to the 1930s is similar to how W switches between the real world and manhwa world.
Recommended by sugacoatedwings
Both mystery dramas deal with objects that allow the protagonists to "time travel". In both dramas their is a main couple that is somehow intertwined with each ever time.
Recommended by Lou
Both have Im Soo Young, a great cinematography and two timelines connected by reincarnation and other means. CT is about unraveling the mystery shrouding lives of three friends/lovers during the Japanese Occupation in 1930s, in TR a series of killings starting in 1983 has to be stopped. Period parts in both the drama and the movie are visually stunning and nicely woven into modern timeline.
Recommended by namopanik
8.8 Circle (2017)
While Chicago Typewriter is more historical fiction and Circle is sci-fi, both shows present two stories in one (in Chicago Typewriter it is past and present day, while Circle is present day and future).
In both shows, there is a mystery that happened in the past that the future is trying to figure out. And in both, the viewer is (for the most part) unsure what exactly happened in the past, and everybody's role in it, until it gets revealed.
They both also play with memories.

However, they are still different as they are in different genres and there is a larger time gap in Chicago Typewriter than in Circle. The sequences are not as ordered in Chicago Typewriter as they are in Circle, however the transitions are incredibly smooth.

Bonuses:
- I really liked both the female leads
- Great acting
- The bromances ^.^
Recommended by Trinah101