Empress Ki

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Jewel in the Palace

Nirvana in Fire

Princess Agents

Battle of Changsha

The King's Woman

Queen Seon Duk

The Princess Wei Young

Dong Yi

Personal favorites:

  1. Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan
  2. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms ---- this is more xianxia (Chinese fantasy) but xianxia always has historical clothing/elements
  3. Nirvana in Fire
  4. Battle of Changsha 

Historical dramas are my favourite genre so I've watched most of them! I'l tell you some of my favourites.

Empress Ki

Hwang Jin yi 

Queen seon deok

Battle of changsha 

Sungkyunkwan scandal

Scarlet Heart ryeo

Jejoongwon- I don't watch historical dramas often, but this one was really good. It's based on a real guy, and a real hospital.

Not sure if this is quite what you're looking for, but Oshin is a great asadora designed to be a tribute to the struggles of the Japanese generation that grew up in the early 1900s and lived through both Japan's industrialization prior to WWII as well as the rebuilding of its economy afterwards.  It follows Oshin, a girl born to a rural family, as she attempts to earn money to help support her family.   The framing device is Oshin traveling with her grandson and reminiscing about the different places she lived, and from the first episode it is evident that Oshin will eventually become financially successful, so the question is not whether she will succeed, but rather how she will get there.

If you like stories about hardworking protagonists raising themselves up out of poverty, it's definitely one to check out.


Scarlet Heart Ryeo: Moon lovers. Historical with a tiny touch of fantasy. Its my personal fav;3

Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo


Sound Of The Desert

Six Flying Dragons

Empress Ki

Nirvana in fire

Rebel Thief who stole the people

Eternal love

Moonlovers Scarlet heart

Jewel in the palace

[CH] Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan (!!!)
[KOR] Warrior Baek Dong Soo (!!!)
[KOR] Six Flying Dragons (!!!)

[KOR] Deep Rooted Tree (!!!)
(watch after SFD doe as it goes for a sequel really)

[KOR] Empress Ki
[KOR] Hwang Jin Yi

[KOR] Iljimae
[KOR] Joseon Gunman

[KOR] Moon Embracing the Sun
[KOR] Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

[CH] Sound of Desert
[CH] Nirvana in Fire

- personally not that into it but i do see why some people love it so ~

[CH] Battle of Changsha
- missing subs?? but the start was promising though
and i only hear good things too??? probably worth a try if u find em subs ~

Empress Ki 

Ten Miles of peach blossoms

Queen In Hyun's Man (modern and historical at the same time) 

Scarlet Heart ( the chinese one ) 

The Princess Wei Young

Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan is a must watch.

Warrior Baek Dong Soo

The Bridal Mask

The Advisors Alliance 

The Advisors Alliance