My Dearest, after a run of record-breaking ratings, will close its curtains on 18 November with a final episode that is 100 minutes long. The episode is expected to be a tribute to all the characters, with many heartwarming scenes. Drama blues are affecting fans as the historical Kdramas nears its conclusion. This saddening feeling makes you question your sense of belonging. If you’re the type to feel a drama slump when watching a beautifully crafted piece of work like My Dearest, and don’t know what to do after its conclusion today, we have listed five other historical K-dramas. Scroll down.
My Dearest, starring Namkoong, Ahn, Eun-jin Lee Hak-joo Lee Da-in Kim Yun-woo and Lee Chung Ah, was originally planned as a 20-episode television series, divided in 10 episodes each for Part 1 and Part 2. The makers added a new chapter to the series after a huge demand from fans. My Dearest is set during the Qing Invasion of Joseon and follows the lives of those who find hope and dignity in the most difficult circumstances.
Historical dramas are a staple of Korean entertainment for decades. Many K-dramas have been able to capture the essence of K-culture through their captivating storylines, set in South Korean periods like the Choson Dynasty or Joseon Era.
From Hwarang: the Poet Warrior youth to Alchemy Of Souls, here are our top five historical Kdramas that will help you beat drama blues after watching My Dearest.
1. Hwarang: the Poet Warrior Young (2016)
The historical K drama with an ensemble cast is a coming of-age romance story which follows a number of elite men as they strive to save their Silla Kingdom throne in the period between 57 BC – AD 935. The drama’s viewership ratings were consistently high during its 2016 run.
Star Cast Park Seojoon and Go A-ra are among the many celebrities.
Watch Out For: Netflix, Zee5
2. Moon Lovers : Scarlet Heart Ryeo 2016
This historical Kdrama is a mixture of fantasy and time travel. A 21st-century woman is transported to the year 941, where she meets a prince from the Wang family. The drama, which features a love triangle in which the modern woman has to choose between a good guy or a bad boy and is a huge hit overseas, featured a love triangular plot. Spoiler alert: It’s definitely not for the weak-hearted.
Star Cast Lee Joong-gi (left), Lee Ji-eun (right), and Kang Ha-neul are just a few of the many.
What to Watch: Netflix
3. Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Mr. Sunshine was one of the most popular K-dramas ever. At the time of its final broadcast in Korea, it was the third-highest-rated drama of cable television. The drama is about a man, born in slavery, who escapes to the United States and becomes a marine officer. When he returns for a mission to Joseon, he faces a new set of challenges as he tries to balance his romantic pursuit with his fight for his country’s sovereignty.
Cast: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae R, Yoo Yun-seok Kim Min Jung, Byun Yo Han, among others.
What to watch: Netflix
4. Mr. King (2020)
The story of Mr. Queen is about a young chef from the modern age who, after a near death experience, finds himself in the body a Joseon era queen. The historical drama, despite its controversy, is the tenth most-rated drama on Korean cable television.
Star Cast Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun, Baejong-ok, Kim Tae woo and Seol In ah are among the others.
What to watch? Netflix
5. Alchemy of Souls 2022
The historical K-drama set in a fictional country called Daeho follows the love and growth of young mages whose fates trick them due to a forbidden magic spell called the ‘alchemy of souls’, which allows body swaps. The series has two parts.
Star Cast Lee Jae Wook, Jung So-min Go Youn-jung and Hwang Min Hyun are among the others.
What to watch: Netflix
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