The Crowned Clown

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Both involve identity switching to protect someone of high status. Both are historical dramas with the following included genre's 'romance', 'drama', and 'political'. Both are also set in the Joseon Dynasty.
Recommended by hideyourheart
strong heroine | royal intrigues | chemistry of lead roles | strong dialogues | comedy / romance / mystery | visuality / acting / cast
Recommended by hfzednz
Many reasons revolve around the protagonist:
- protagonist of low(er) status takes on the role of the emperor
- falls in love with empress
- initially happy-go-lucky
- idealistic, wants uphold justice/equality for the people
- naive in his actions to achieve ideals, suffers because of it
- struggles with harsh reality of palace politics and human nature
- struggles with reality that he can't create a happy ending for everyone

The rest is pretty standard for almost any historical drama:
- fight for throne
- power struggle between different groups of nobles
- revenge
- assassination
- deception
- etc
Recommended by Jay
"Masquerade" with actor Lee Byung Hun in it, was the movie that inspired the Kdrama "The Crowned Clown".
Recommended by HaveNoJams
basically the same plot only in The Crowned Clown the King requests a look-a-like and an Eunuch stumbles upon Clown Ha Seon.
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