[DramaFever Editorial] 10 historical K-dramas for those who don't like historical K-dramas - #1 SKKS, #6 RTP
Whether it's because they can be confusing, extremely long, or just hard to relate to, historical K-dramas are not everyone's cup of tea, but if you're someone who sees a saeguk and automatically says no, then you're missing out! Here are 10 fun, romantic, fantastical, and unique Korean historical dramas that are perfect for those who don't know they like historicals—yet!
Sungkyunkwan Scandal is set in the famous Sungkyunkwan university, a 500-year-old establishment that exists to this day. Kim Yoon Hee is a brilliant young woman at a time that women are not allowed to attend the university. Supporting her family by doing odd jobs at a bookstore, she grows increasingly desperate at the hands of her family's debt. When her younger brother falls ill, she winds up entering Sungkyunkwan University disguised as a boy. Even though she'll certainly be beheaded if her true identity is discovered, Yoon Hee will do anything to help her brother. In school, she falls in love with Lee Sun Joon, the brilliant son of the Prime Minister. She is also befriended by Goo Yong Ha, a wealthy playboy, and street ruffian Moon Jae Shin. With all-male roommates, Yoon Hee will have to keep her wits about her so she is not found out in this fascinating look into Korea's most prestigious university. Micky Yoo Chun of top K-pop group TVXQ/JYJ takes the lead in this drama based on a series of novels, while Park Min Young, Song Joong Ki, and Yoo Ah In round out the cast.
A prince from the Joseon era travels to present-day Seoul with a special team he put together, in order to solve the mysterious death of the woman he loved. To his surprise, when he arrives, he meets a woman that looks exactly like her. However, it's not only the princess who has a modern-day doppelganger—everyone seems to have one, including the prince himself. Popular singer-turned-actor Micky Yoochun ( Sungkyunkwan Scandal ) stars in SBS's newest romantic comedy.