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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  • Mr. Queen
    Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Seol In-ah
    5,038 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
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
    Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul
    6,022 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
  • The Red Sleeve
    Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young, Kang Hoon
    1,533 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
  • Dong Yi
    Han Hyo-joo, Ji Jin-hee, Lee So-yeon
    1,950 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