The Best Historical KDramas Of All Time

If you're looking for shows like Moon Embracing the Sun, here are the best Korean historical dramas ever, ranked by fans everywhere. From royal historical dramas, like Moon Lovers, to shows set during the late Joseon period, like Mr. Sunshine, this list of historical Kdramas features comedy, fantasy, action, and of course, romance. Some good Korean historical dramas include The King in Love, starring Girls' Generation's Yoona; supernatural horror series Kingdom; and Jumong, one of the most popular Korean dramas of all time. 

Vote up the top Korean historical drama series, and keep checking back as we update the list with new historical Kdramas as they premiere. 

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  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
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    Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul
    6,006 votes
    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean historical romance television series, based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua. During a total solar eclipse, a 25-year-old ...more
  • Mr. Queen
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    Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Seol In-ah
    5,177 votes
    Mr. Queen (tvN, 2020), also known as Queen Cheorin, is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television series. When a modern day chef gets trapped in the body of a queen in the Joseon era, chaos ...more
  • Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist
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    Kim Min-jae, Kim Hyang-gi, Kim Sang-kyung
    40 votes
    After getting himself involved in a conspiracy, a genius physician for the royal family (Kim Min-jae) facing expulsion from the royal court meets an eccentric teacher (Kim Sang-kyung) and a widow ...more
  • The Red Sleeve
    3
    Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young, Kang Hoon
    1,627 votes
    The Red Sleeve (MBC TV, 2021) is a South Korean historical romance television series based on the novel The Red Sleeve Cuff by Kang Mi-kang. A romance blossoms between the King of Joseon who believes ...more
  • 100 Days My Prince
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    Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun, Jo Sung-ha
    3,223 votes
    100 Days My Prince (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television series. After losing his memory from a failed assassination attempt, Lee Yool wanders for 100 days under a new ...more
  • Dong Yi
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    Han Hyo-joo, Ji Jin-hee, Lee So-yeon
    1,964 votes
    Dong Yi (MBC, 2010), also known as Jewel in the Crown, is a South Korean historical romance television series. In the Joseon Period, a young palace servant reaches one of the highest ranks in the ...more
  • Dae Jang Geum
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    Lee Young-ae, Han Ji-min, Jin-hee Ji
    1,581 votes
    Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003), also known as Jewel in the Palace, is a South Korean historical drama television series. Based on true events, an orphaned kitchen cook becomes the king's first female ...more