Don’t Miss Out The 10 Best Saeguk K-Dramas You Should Watch!

Hwarang (2016)


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In Korean, Hwarang means knight as beautiful as a flower. Based on the Kingdom of Silla, this drama tells the story of six servants of the country directly chosen by the Queen to protect the King. Not arbitrarily, there are conditions, they must come from noble families, be educated, be able to defend themselves, and look attractive.

The Cast

  • Park Seo-joon as Moo-myung/Kim Seon-u/Kim Isabu/Dog-Bird

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  • Go Ara as Kim Ah-ro

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  • Park Hyung-sik as Sammaekjong/Kim Ji-dwi/King Jinheung

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The Reasons Why You Should Hwarang!

  • Sprinkled with popular artists and K-Pop idols!
    The thing is that this drama is studded with a popular cast who isn’t just cute but also promises to present perfect acting. Hwarang tells the story of a group of elite warriors in the Silla Kingdom. So, we can witness the self-defense skills of these handsome guys. Remarkably, this drama stars popular artists and members of popular boy groups. There are Park Seo-joon, Park Hyung-sik, Go Ara, SHINee’s Minho, BTS’ V, and others.
  • It has an interesting story plot!
    Hwarang tells about the love between Park Seo-joon who competed with Park Hyung-sik to get Go Ara’s love, who is the female lead. Hwarang, which means Flower Knight, is a group of public servants in the Silla era. The Hwarang cast in the story act as an elite group with intelligence and martial art abilities, which is used to uphold justice in the city of Seorabeol.

 

The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017)

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Ruler Master of the Mask tells about the situation that occurred in the 1700s. Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung-hoo) is a lonely figure, who tries to fight Pyunsoo Hwe (PyunSoo Group). PyunSoo Hwe is a secret organization that collects wealth and power by controlling water supplies throughout Joseon. As a result, Lee Sun is the only hope of the people who feel the suffering. On the other hand, there is Han Ga-eun (Kim So Hyun), an intelligent woman who must be willing to have her father executed by Lee Sun’s orders. That also made Han Ga-eun intend to take revenge. Instead of revenge, Han Ga-eun falls in love with Lee Sun and Lee Sun also has the same feelings: he likes Han Ga-eun. Both also help each other overcome the problem of water supply.

The Cast

  • Yoo Seung-ho as Crown Prince Yi Sun or Lee Sun

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  • Kim So-hyun as Lady Han Ga-eun

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  • Kim Myung-soo as Commoner Yi-sun
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The Reasons Why You Should Watch The Emperor: Owner of the Mask!

  • Has a politics and romance genre!
    Colossal drama is indeed synonymous with politics and has its own charm. Because it tells the story of the royal government system. This drama is more interesting in a romantic sense. Because of the amazing stories, it’s appropriate if used as an excuse to watch Ruler: Master of the Mask.
  • It has an interesting story!
    Ruler: Master of The Mask is a drama that is quite interesting because it lifts the story of the royal government in the Joseon era. This drama tells the story of Crown Prince Lee Sun, played by Yoo Seung-ho and fighting against Pyunsoo Hwe.

The Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015)


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Scholar Who Walks the Night tells of Jo Yang-sun who is a woman who lived in the Joseon era. Jo Yang-sun is also a noble daughter but her family must lose everything because Jo Yang-sun’s father is accused of being a traitor. Because of her family, Jo Yang-sun had to work as a bookstore keeper. But, her life changed when she met Kim Sung-yeol.

The Cast

  • Lee Joon-gi as Kim Sung-yeol

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  • Lee Yu-bi as Jo Yang-sun/Seo Jin

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  • Shim Chang-min as Crown Prince Lee Yoon

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  • Lee Soo-hyuk as Gwi

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  • Kim So-eun as Lee Myung-hee/Choi Hye-ryung

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Jang Ok Jung (2013)


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K-Drama Jang Ok Jung tells about a woman named Jang Hee-bin (Kim Tae-hee), who was a famous concubine during the Joseon Dynasty. But the nature possessed by her is very cruel and crazy about power. However, before becoming a concubine, she was a fashion designer and cosmetics maker in the Joseon era. This drama is about Jang Hee-bin’s life before she became a concubine. What is Jang Hee-bin’s life story?

The Cast

  • Kim Tae-hee as Jang Ok-jung, later the concubine, Jang Hui-bin/Jang Hee-bin

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  • Yoo Ah-in as Lee Soon, later King Sukjong
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  • Hong Soo-hyun as Queen Inhyeon

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  • Jae Hee as Hyun Chi-soo

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  • Lee Sang-yeob as Lee Hoon, later Prince Dongpyeong

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  • Han Seung-yeon as Choi Sui Chee Musuri, later Choi Suk-bin
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The Reasons Why You Should Watch Jang Ok Jung!

  • Lifting the love story of women hungry for power!
    Korean history about the royal concubine named Jang Hui-bin during the Joseon Dynasty is well known. Her cunning and power-hungry figure made the public’s attention focused on her.
  • Based on a true story!
    Jang Ok Jung, played by Kim Tae-hee, tells the story of King Sukjong’s savings. Jang Ok Jung is a talented designer and maker of cosmetics. In addition, she also won the title of the most beautiful woman who is very fashionable in her era. The story in this drama is quite unique because it follows the ambitious woman who became a thorn in the community. She is also known as a woman who is hungry for power because she wants to get the title of Queen. In order to get the title as Queen, she reportedly had the chance to persecute her son to not have children. The true story about Jang Ok Jung, who is referred to as Queen Jang Hui-bin, is quite tragic. As a result of persecuting her son, she was sentenced to death by poisoning on November 9th, 1701, at the age of 42 years.