Sageuk Timeline

Inspired by Curio’s amazing list and this topic on MyDramaList.com’s forum, this is for my own reference as well as a way to keep track of the historical dramas, which are getting more recognition and gaining popularity on big and small screens alike. Maybe I can challenge myself to watch as many sageuk dramas and movies too?

I’ve also added those featuring the period after Korean Empire, including creative works of Korea under colonial period, Korean War, and military rule, because my interest is growing on the history of that era. This page will be updated from time to time ๐Ÿ™‚

(Last Update: 11/11/2020)

Prehistoric

Fictional Prehistoric : ์•„์Šค๋‹ฌ ์—ฐ๋Œ€๊ธฐ – Arthdal Chronicles (tvn, 2019);

Gojoseon

Proto-Three Kingdoms

Three Kingdoms (Goguryeo, Silla, Baekje, Gaya)

 Year Ruler Drama/Movie
 37 BC~ Jumong (Goguryeo) ์ฃผ๋ชฝ – Jumong (MBC, 2006)
 4-18 AD Yuri, Daemusin (Goguryeo) ๋ฐ”๋žŒ์˜ ๋‚˜๋ผ – Kingdom of the Wind (KBS2, 2008)
 18-44 Daemusin (Goguryeo) ์ž๋ช…๊ณ  – Princess Ja Myung Go (SBS, 2009) โค
 Early 1st c. Kim Suro (Gaya) ๊น€์ˆ˜๋กœ – Kim Su Ro (MBC, 2010)
 341-375 Gogugwon (Goguryeo), Geunchogo (Baekje) ๊ทผ์ดˆ๊ณ ์™• – King Geunchogo (KBS1, 2010)
 Late 4th c. Gogugyang (Goguryeo) ํƒœ์™•์‚ฌ์‹ ๊ธฐ – The Legend (MBC, 2007)
 Late 4th c. Gogugyang (Goguryeo) ๊ด‘๊ฐœํ† ๋Œ€์™• – King Gwanggaeto the Great (KBS1, 2011)
 501-523 Dongseong, Muryeong, Seong (Baekje) ์ œ์™•์˜ ๋”ธ, ์ˆ˜๋ฐฑํ–ฅ – King Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang (MBC, 2013) โค
 551~ Jinheung (Silla) ํ™”๋ž‘ – Hwarang: the Poet Warrior Youth (KBS2, 2016)
 Late 6th c. Wideok, Hye, Beop (Baekje) ์„œ๋™์š” – Ballad of Suh Dong/ Seodongyo (SBS, 2005)
 Late 6th c. Jinpyeong (Silla) ์„ ๋•์—ฌ์™• – Queen Seondeok (MBC, 2009)
 Late 6th c. Pyeongwon (Goguryeo) ๋งˆ์ด ์˜จ๋ฆฌ ๋Ÿฌ๋ธŒ์†ก – My Only Love Song (Netflix, 2017) โค
 7th c. Uija (Baekje),Yeongnyu (Goguryeo), Taejong Muyeol (Silla) ์‚ผ๊ตญ๊ธฐ – Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms (1992, KBS1)
 598-666 Yeongyang, Yeongnyu, Bojang (Goguryeo) ์—ฐ๊ฐœ์†Œ๋ฌธ – Yeongaesomun (SBS, 2006)
 Early 7th c. Yeongnyu, Bojang (Goguryeo) ์นผ๊ณผ ๊ฝƒ – Sword and Flower (KBS2, 2013)
 7th c. Mu, Uija (Baekje) ๊ณ„๋ฐฑ – Gyebaek (MBC, 2011)
 7th c. Jinji – Taejong Muyeol (Silla) ๋Œ€์™•์˜ ๊ฟˆ – The Great King’s Dream (KBS, 2012)
 645 Bojang (Goguryeo) ์•ˆ์‹œ์„ฑ – Ansi Fortress/The Great Battle (2018)
 660 Bojang (Goguryeo), Uija (Baekje), Taejong Muyeol (Silla) ํ™ฉ์‚ฐ๋ฒŒ – Hwangsanbeol/ Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield (2003)
 668 Bojang (Goguryeo), Uija (Baekje), Munmu (Silla) ํ‰์–‘์„ฑ – Pyeongyang Fortress/ Battlefield Heroes (2011)

Fictional Goguryeo: ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ ํ™”ํ‰๊ณต์ฃผ ์ฒด์ค‘๊ฐ๋Ÿ‰์‚ฌ* – Princess Hwapyung’s Weight Loss (KBS2, 2010);

North and South States (Balhae & Unified Silla)

YearRulerDrama/Movie
 645-719 Dae Jo Young (Balhae) ๋Œ€์กฐ์˜ – Dae Jo Young (KBS1, 2006)
 Late 8th c. Heungdeok (Unified Silla) ํ•ด์‹  – God of the Sea (KBS2, 2004)

Later Three Kingdoms & Goryeo

YearRulerDrama/Movie
 870-936 Gyeon Hwon (Later Baekje),Gung-ye (Taebong), Taejo (Goryeo) ํƒœ์กฐ ์™•๊ฑด – Emperor Wang Geon (KBS1, 2000)
 941-969 Taejo, Hyejong, Jeongjong, Gwangjong (Goryeo) ๋‹ฌ์˜ ์—ฐ์ธ – ๋ณด๋ณด๊ฒฝ์‹ฌ: ๋ ค – Moon Lovers/ Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (SBS, 2016) โค
 943-949 Taejo – Gwangjong (Goryeo) ๋น›๋‚˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ๋ฏธ์น˜๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ – Shine or Go Crazy (MBC, 2015)
 943-975 Hyejong, Jeongjong, Gwangjong (Goryeo) ์ œ๊ตญ์˜ ์•„์นจ – Dawn of the Empire (KBS1, 2002)
 955-1031 Gwangjong – Hyeonjong (Goryeo) ์ถ˜์ถ”ํƒœํ›„ – Empress Chunchu (KBS2, 2009)
 1170-1219 Uijong – Huijong (Goryeo) ๋ฌด์ธ์‹œ๋Œ€ – Age of Warriors (KBS1, 2003)
 1215-1268 Gojong (Goryeo) ๋ฌด์‹  – God of War (MBC, 2012)
 1290s Chungryeol – Chungseon (Goryeo)์™•์€ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค – The King Loves (MBC, 2017)
 1320-1370 Chungsuk – Gongmin (Goryeo) ๊ธฐํ™ฉํ›„  – Empress Ki (MBC, 2013) โค
 1348-1374 Gongmin (Goryeo) ์‹ ๋ˆ – Shin Don (MBC, 2005)
 1375 Gongmin (Goryeo) ๋ฌด์‚ฌ – Musa/ The Warrior (2001)
 1351-1379 Gongmin (Goryeo) ์‹ ์˜ – Faith (SBS, 2012) โค
 1351~ Gongmin (Goryeo) ์Œํ™”์  – A Frozen Flower (2008)
 1351-1392 Gongmin (Goryeo) – Taejo (Joseon) ๊ฐœ๊ตญ – Foundation of Joseon Dynasty (KBS, 1983)
 1351-1392 Gongmin (Goryeo) – Taejo (Joseon) ๋Œ€ํ’์ˆ˜ – The Great Seer (SBS, 2012)
 1374-1398 Gongmin (Goryeo) – Taejong (Joseon) ์ •๋„์ „ – Jeong Do Jeon (KBS1, 2014)
 1375-1410 U (Goryeo) – Taejong (Joseon) ์œก๋ฃก์ด ๋‚˜๋ฅด์ƒค – Six Flying Dragons (SBS, 2015-2016) โค
 1388 Chang (Goryeo) ๋‚˜์˜ ๋‚˜๋ผ – My Country (JTBC, 2019)

Fictional Goryeo: ํ˜‘๋…€, ์นผ์˜ ๊ธฐ์–ต – Memories of the Sword (2015);

Joseon & Korean Empire

YearRulerDrama/Movie
 1388-1422 Chang (Goryeo) – Sejong ์šฉ์˜ ๋ˆˆ๋ฌผ – Tears of the Dragon (KBS1, 1996)
 1392 Taejo ํ•ด์  – Pirates (2014)
 1392-1910 Taejo – Sunjong ์กฐ์„ ์™•์กฐ ์˜ค๋ฐฑ๋…„ – 500 Years of Joseon Dynasty (MBC, 1983)
 1398 Taejo ์ˆœ์ˆ˜์˜ ์‹œ๋Œ€ – Age of Innocence/ Empire of Lust (2015)
 1400 Taejong ํ•˜๋…€๋“ค – Maids (jtbc, 2015)
 1400~ Taejong, Sejong ์žฅ์˜์‹ค – Jang Yeong Sil (KBS1, 2016)
 1409-1446 Taejong, Sejong ๋Œ€์™•์„ธ์ข… – The Great King Sejong (KBS1, 2008)
 1409-1446 Taejong, Sejong ๋ฟŒ๋ฆฌ๊นŠ์€ ๋‚˜๋ฌด – Tree With Deep Roots (SBS, 2011) โค
 1418 Taejong, Sejong ๋‚˜๋Š” ์™•์ด๋กœ์†Œ์ด๋‹ค – I am the King (2012)
 1418-1446 Sejong ์‹ ๊ธฐ์ „ – The Divine Weapon (2008)
 1443-1446 Sejong๋‚˜๋ž๋ง์‹ธ๋ฏธ – The King’s Letters (2019)
 1450-1506 Munjong – Yeonsangun ํ•œ๋ช…ํšŒ – Han Myung Hoe (KBS2, 1994)
 1452-1457 Danjong, Sejo ํŒŒ์ฒœ๋ฌด – Pacheonmu (KBS2, 1990)
 1452-1468 Munjong, Danjong, Sejo ๊ณต์ฃผ์˜ ๋‚จ์ž – Princess’ Man (KBS2, 2011) โค
 1452-1468 Munjong, Danjong, Sejo ๊ด€์ƒ – The Face Reader (2013) โค
 1452-1506 Danjong – Yeonsangun ์™•๊ณผ ๋น„ – King and Queen (KBS1, 1998)
 1452-1506 Danjong – Yeonsangun ์ธ์ˆ˜๋Œ€๋น„ – Queen Insu (jtbc, 2011)
 1452-1506 Danjong – Yeonsangun ์™•๊ณผ ๋‚˜ – The King and I (SBS, 2007)
 1462 Sejo ๊ด‘๋Œ€๋“ค: ํ’๋ฌธ์กฐ์ž‘๋‹จ – Jesters: The Game Changers (2019)
 1469 Yejong ์ž„๊ธˆ๋‹˜์˜ ์‚ฌ๊ฑด์ˆ˜์ฒฉ – The King’s Case Notes (2017)
 1469~ Seongjong ๋ถˆ์˜จ* – Unrest/Rebellious (MBC, 2013)
 1476-1506 Seongjong, Yeonsangun ์žฅ๋…น์ˆ˜ – Jang Nok Su (KBS2, 1995)
 1482-1545 Seongjong, Yeonsangun, Jungjong ๋Œ€์žฅ๊ธˆ – Dae Jang Geum (MBC, 2003)
 1482- 1506 Seongjong, Yeonsangun ์—ญ์ : ๋ฐฑ์„ฑ์„ ํ›”์น˜ ๋„์  – /Traitor: The Thief Who Stole for the People /Rebel Hong Gil Dong (MBC, 2017)
 1499-1506 Yeonsangun, Jungjong 7์ผ์˜ ์™•๋น„ – Seven Day Queen/ Queen of Seven Days (KBS2, 2017)
 1504-1506 Yeonsangun ์™•์˜๋‚จ์ž – The King and the Clown (2005) โค
 1504-1506 Yeonsangun ๊ฐ„์‹  – The Treacherous (2015)
 1506 Jungjong ์ „์šฐ์น˜ – Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard (2009) โค
 1506-1544 Jungjong ํ™ฉ์ง„์ด – Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006) โค
 1506-1544 Jungjong ํ™ฉ์ง„์ด – Hwang Jini (2007)
 1506-1565 Jungjong, Injong, Myungjong ์—ฌ์ธ์ฒœํ•˜ – Women of the Palace (SBS, 2001)
 1522-1562 Jungjong, Injong, Myungjong ์ž„ ๊บฝ์ • – Im Kkeok Jeong (SBS, 1996)
 1522-1551 Jungjong, Injong, Myungjong ์‚ฌ์ž„๋‹น, ๋น›์˜ ์ผ๊ธฐ – Saimdang, Light’s Diary (SBS, 2017)
 1527 Jungjong ๋ฌผ๊ดด – Monstrum (2018)
 1540-1565 Jungjong ์˜ฅ์ค‘ํ™” – Okjunghwa/The Flower in Prison (MBC, 2016)
 1544 Jungjong, Injong ์ฒœ๋ช… – Mandate of Heaven (KBS2, 2013) โค
 1550~ Myungjong ๋งˆ๋…€๋ณด๊ฐ – Mirror of the Witch/Witch Exemplar (jtbc, 2016) โค
 1554-1598 Myungjong, Seonjo ๋ถˆ๋ฉธ์˜ ์ด์ˆœ์‹  – The Immortal Yi Sun-shin (KBS1, 2004)
 1559-1615 Myungjong, Seonjo, Gwanghaegun ํ—ˆ์ค€ – Heo Joon (MBC, 1999)
 1559-1615 Myungjong, Seonjo, Gwanghaegun ๊ตฌ์•”ํ—ˆ์ค€ – Gu Am Heo Joon (MBC, 2013)
 1562~ Myungjong ์กฐ์„ ์ƒ์กด๊ธฐ – Joseon Survival (TV Chosun, 2019)
 1569-1618 Seonjo, Gwanghaegun ์ฒœ๋‘ฅ์†Œ๋ฆฌ – Roll of Thunder (KBS2, 2000)
 1570-1598 Seonjo ๊ตฌ๊ฐ€์˜ ์„œ – Gu Family Book (MBC, 2013)
 1572 Seonjo ์ฒœ๊ตฐ – Heaven’s Soldiers (2005)
 1575-1608 Seonjo ๋ถˆ์˜ ์—ฌ์‹ , ์ •์ด – Goddess of Fire, Jung-yi (MBC, 2013)
 1583-1623 Seonjo, Gwanghaegun ์„œ๊ถ – Western Palace (KBS2, 1995)
 1589-1608 Seonjo, Gwanghaegun ์™•์˜ ์–ผ๊ตด – King’s Face (KBS2, 2014)
 1590s Seonjo ๊ตฌ๋ฆ„์„ ๋ฒ—์–ด๋‚œ ๋‹ฌ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ – Like the Moon Escaping from the Clouds/Blades of Blood (2010)
 1591-1623 Seonjo, Gwanghaegun ์™•์˜ ์—ฌ์ž – King’s Woman (SBS, 2003)
 1592 Seonjo ์ž„์ง„์™œ๋ž€ 1592 – Imjin War 1592 (KBS1, 2016)
 1592 Seonjo ๋Œ€๋ฆฝ๊ตฐ – Warriors of the Dawn (2017) โค
 1592 Seonjo ๋ช…๋ถˆํ—ˆ์ „ – Live Up to Your Name, Dr Heo (tvn,2017) โค
 1592-1607 Seonjo ์ง•๋น„๋ก – Jingbirok/Book of Corrections/Memoir of Imjin War (KBS1, 2015)
 1597 Seonjo ๋ช…๋ž‘ – Myeongnang/ The Admiral: Roaring Currents (2014)
 1598 Seonjo ํ‘ธ๋ฅธ ๋ฐ”๋‹ค์˜ ์ „์„ค – The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016) โค
 1600s Seonjo ์ฒญํ’๋ช…์›”Sword in the Moon (2003)
 1608-1645 Seonjo – Hyojong ํ™”์ • – Hwajung/ Splendid Politics (MBC, 2015)
 1613 Gwanghaegun ๊ฐ„์„œ์น˜ ์—ด์ „* – The Tale of the Bookworm (KBS2, 2014) โค
 1615-1623 Gwanghaegun ์กฐ์„ ๋กœ์ฝ” – ๋…น๋‘์ „ – The Tale of Nokdu (KBS2, 2019) โค
 1616 Gwanghaegun ๊ด‘ํ•ด, ์™•์ด ๋œ ๋‚จ์ž – Masquerade/ Gwanghae: the Man Who Became King (2012) โค
 1619 Gwanghaegun ํ˜ˆํˆฌThe Showdown (2011)
1623Gwanghaegun, Injo ๊ฒ€๊ฐ – The Swordsman (2020)
 1623-1649 Injo ์ผ์ง€๋งค – Iljimae (MBC, 1993)
 1623-1649 Injo ์ผ์ง€๋งค – Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
 1623-1649 Injo ๋Œ์•„์˜จ ์ผ์ง€๋งค – Return of Iljimae (MBC, 2009)
 1623-1649 Injo ํƒ๋‚˜๋Š”๋„๋‹ค – Tamra the Island (MBC, 2009)
 1623-1649 Injo ๋ช…๊ฐ€ – The Reputable Family (KBS1, 2010)
 1636 Injo ์‚ผ์ด์‚ฌ – Three Musketeers (tvn, 2014) โค
 1636 Injo ๋‚จํ•œ์‚ฐ์„ฑ – The Fortress/ Namhan Fortress (2017)
 1636-1637 Injo ์ตœ์ข…๋ณ‘๊ธฐ ํ™œWar of the Arrows (2011) โค
 1637 Injo ๋งˆ๊ท€* – The Devil Rider (KBS2, 2013)
 1637-1649 Injo ๊ถ์ค‘์ž”ํ˜น์‚ฌ โ€“ ๊ฝƒ๋“ค์˜ ์ „ – Cruel Palace: War of the Flowers (jtbc, 2013)
 1637~ Injo ์ตœ๊ฐ•์น ์šฐ – Strongest Chil Woo (KBS2, 2008)
 1641 Injo ํ™˜ํ–ฅ-์ฅ๋ถˆ๋†€์ด* – Return Home (KBS2, 2012)
 1645~ Injo ์ถ”๋…ธ – Chuno/ The Slave Hunter (KBS2, 2010)
 1649 Hyojong ๋ด‰์ด ๊น€์„ ๋‹ฌ – Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016)
 1649~ Hyojong ๋Œ€๋ช… – Great Vocation (KBS1, 1981)
 1659~ Hyeonjong ๋งˆ์˜ – Horse Doctor (MBC, 2012)
 1670-1701 Hyeonjong, Sukjong ์žฅํฌ๋นˆ – Jang Hee Bin (SBS, 1995)
 1680~ Sukjong ๊ถ๋…€ – Shadows in the Palace (2007)
 1674-1701 Sukjong ์žฅ์˜ฅ์ •, ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์— ์‚ด๋‹ค -Jang Ok Jung, Live In Love (SBS, 2013)
 1681-1701 Sukjong ์žฅํฌ๋นˆ – Jang Hee Bin (KBS2, 2002)
 1681-1724 Sukjong ๋™์ด – Dong Yi (MBC, 2010)
 1693-1728 Sukjong, Gyeongjong, Yeongjo ๋Œ€๋ฐ• – Daebak/Jackpot (SBS, 2016)
 1674~ Sukjong ๋‹ค๋ชจ – Damo (MBC, 2003)
 1674~ Sukjong ์žฅ๊ธธ์‚ฐ – Jang Gil San (SBS, 2004)
 1719-1728 Sukjong, Gyeongjong, Yeongjo ํ•ด์น˜ – Haechi (SBS, 2019) โค
 1724 Yeongjo 1724 ๊ธฐ๋ฐฉ๋‚œ๋™์‚ฌ๊ฑด – The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (2008)
 1724~ Yeongjo ๋Œ€์™•์˜ ๊ธธ – Path to Great Dynasty (MBC, 1998)
 1724~ Yeongjo ์–ด์‚ฌ ๋ฐ•๋ฌธ์ˆ˜ – Inspector Park Moon Soo (MBC, 2002)
 1728 Yeongjo ์—ญ๋ชจ-๋ฐœ๋ž€์˜ ์‹œ๋Œ€ – The Age of Blood (2017)
1734 Yeongjo ์†Œ๋ฆฌ๊พผ – The Singer (2020)
 1735-1762 Yeongjo ์‚ฌ๋„ – Sado/The Throne (2015) โค
 1742-1778 Yeongjo, Jeongjo ๋ฌด์‚ฌ ๋ฐฑ๋™์ˆ˜ – Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS, 2011)
 1750~ Yeongjo ๋ถ‰์€ ๋‹ฌ* – Red Moon/Crimson Moon (KBS2, 2015)
 1754-1762 Yeongjo ๋น„๋ฐ€์˜ ๋ฌธ – Secret Door (SBS, 2014)
 1762-1800 Yeongjo, Jeongjo ์ด์‚ฐ – Yi San (MBC, 2007)
 1776 Yeongjo, Jeongjo ๋ฐ”๋žŒ๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ์‚ฌ๋ผ์ง€๋‹ค – The Grand Heist/Gone with the Wind (2012)
 1776 Jeongjo ์—ญ๋ฆฐ – The Fatal Encounter/King’s Wrath (2014)
 1776~ Jeongjo ์™•๋„ – The Royal Way (MBC, 1991)
 1776~ Jeongjo ํ™๊ตญ์˜ – Hong Guk Young (MBC, 2001)
 1776~ Jeongjo ๋ฐ”๋žŒ์˜ ํ™”์› – Painter of the Wind (SBS, 2008) โค
 1776~ Jeongjo ๋ฏธ์ธ๋„ – Portrait of a Beauty (2008)
 1776~ Jeongjo ๊ฑฐ์ƒ ๊น€๋งŒ๋• – Merchant Kim Man Deok (KBS1, 2010)
 1776~ Jeongjo ์†Œ์„ค ๋ชฉ๋ฏผ์‹ฌ์„œ – Novel Admonitions on Governing Officials
(KBS2, 2000)
 1776~ Jeongjo ์„ฑ๊ท ๊ด€ ์Šค์บ”๋“ค – Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2, 2010) โค
 1793 Jeongjo ์กฐ์„ ๋ช…ํƒ์ •: ๊ฐ์‹œํˆฌ๊ตฌ๊ฝƒ์˜ ๋น„๋ฐ€Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2011)
 1795 Jeongjo ์กฐ์„ ๋ช…ํƒ์ •: ์‚ฌ๋ผ์ง„ ๋†‰์˜ ๋”ธDetective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)
 1795 Jeongjo์กฐ์„ ๋ช…ํƒ์ •: ํกํ˜ˆ๊ดด๋งˆ์˜ ๋น„๋ฐ€ – Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018)
 1776~ Jeongjo ์„ฑ๊ท ๊ด€ ์Šค์บ”๋“ค – Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2, 2010) โค
 1800 Jeongjo ํ•œ์„ฑ๋ณ„๊ณก-์ • – Conspiracy in the Court/Seoul’s Sad Song (KBS2, 2007) โค
 1803-1840 Sunjo, Heonjong ์ƒ๋„ – Sangdo (MBC, 2001)
 1808 Sunjo ํ˜ˆ์˜ ๋ˆ„ – Blood Rain (2005)
 1827~ Sunjo ๊ตฌ๋ฅด๋ฏธ ๊ทธ๋ฆฐ ๋‹ฌ๋น› – Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/ Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016)
 1830-1843 Sunjo, Heonjong ๋ช…๋‹น Fengshui (2018)
 1837-1900 Heonjong, Cheoljong, Gojong ํƒœ์–‘์ธ ์ด์ œ๋งˆ – Man of the Sun, Lee Je Ma (KBS2, 2002)
 1843-1897 Heonjong, Cheoljong, Gojong ์ทจํ™”์„  – Chwihwaseon/ Painted Fire (2002)
 1847 Heonjong ํฅ๋ถ€: ๊ธ€๋กœ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ฐ”๊พผ ์ž – Heung-boo: The Revolutionist (2018)
1849-1866 Cheoljong, Gojong ๋ฐ”๋žŒ๊ณผ ๊ตฌ๋ฆ„๊ณผ ๋น„ – Wind, Cloud and Rain (TV Chosun, 2020)
 1850s Cheoljong ์งํŒจ – The Duo (MBC, 2011)
 1850s Cheoljong, Gojong ๊ณ ์‚ฐ์ž, ๋Œ€๋™์—ฌ์ง€๋„ – The Map Against the World (2016)
 1850s Cheoljong ์žฅ์‚ฌ์˜ ์‹ -๊ฐ์ฃผ 2015 – The God of Trade-Gaekju (KBS2, 2015-2016)
 1857-1898 Cheoljong, Gojong ํ’์šด – Poongwoon (KBS1, 1982)
 1861-1898 Cheoljong, Gojong ๋ช…์„ฑํ™ฉํ›„ – Empress Myeongseong (KBS2, 2001)
 1863-1895 Gojong ์ฐฌ๋ž€ํ•œ ์—ฌ๋ช… – Dazzling Dawn (KBS1, 1995)
 1863~ Gojong ์กฐ์„ ์ด์žก์ด – Joseon Gunman (KBS2, 2014)
 1863~ Gojong ์กฐ์„  ๊ณผํ•™์ˆ˜์‚ฌ๋Œ€ ๋ณ„์ˆœ๊ฒ€ – Chosun Police (MBC, 2005)
 1863~ Gojong ๋ณ„์ˆœ๊ฒ€ ์‹œ์ฆŒ1 – Chosun Police Season 1 (MBC, 2007)
 1863~ Gojong ๋ณ„์ˆœ๊ฒ€ ์‹œ์ฆŒ2Chosun Police Season 2 (MBC, 2008)
 1863-1910 Gojong, Sunjong ๋…๋ฆฝ๋ฌธ – Dokripmun/ Independence Gate (KBS1, 1984)
 1866~ Gojong ๋ถˆ๊ฝƒ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋‚˜๋น„์ฒ˜๋ŸผThe Sword with No Name (2009)
 1867 Gojong ๋„๋ฆฌํ™”๊ฐ€ – The Sound of A Flower (2015)
 1871-1909 Gojong, Sunjong ๋ฏธ์Šคํ„ฐ ์…˜์ƒค์ธ – Mr Sunshine (tvN, 2018) โค
 1876~ Gojong ์ œ์ค‘์› – Jejoongwon (SBS, 2010)
 1893-1896 Gojong ๋…น๋‘๊ฝƒ – Nokdu Flower/ Mung Bean Flower (SBS, 2019)
 1896 Gojong ๊ฐ€๋น„ – Gabi (2012)
 1896 Gojong ๋Œ€์žฅ ๊น€์ฐฝ์ˆ˜ – Man of Will (2017)
 1910 Sunjong ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ž ์‚ด์ธ – Private Eye/ Shadow Murder (2009)

Fictional Joseon:

  • ํ™๊ธธ๋™ – Hong Gil Dong (SBS, 1998)
  • ๋Œ€๋ง – Daemang/ Great Ambition (SBS, 2002)
  • ํ˜•์‚ฌ – Duelist (2005) โค
  • ์Œ๋ž€์„œ์ƒ – Forbidden Quest (2005)
  • ํ™๊ธธ๋™ – Hong Gil Dong (KBS2, 2008)
  • ๋ฐฉ์ž์ „ – The Servant (2010)
  • ๋ฏธ๋ จ* –  Lingering Affection (KBS2, 2011)
  • ๊ฐ•์ฒ ๋ณธ์ƒ‰* – The True Colours of Kang and Cheol (KBS2, 2012)
  • ํ•ด๋ฅผ ํ’ˆ์€ ๋‹ฌ – The Moon Embracing the Sun (MBC, 2012) โค
  • ํ›„๊ถ: ์™•์˜ ์ฒฉ – The Concubine (2012)
  • ์•„๋ž‘์‚ฌ๋˜์ „ – Arang and the Magistrate (MBC, 2012) โค
  • ์ „์šฐ์น˜ – Jeon Woo Chi (KBS2, 2012)
  • ์ƒ๋†ˆํƒˆ์ถœ๊ธฐ* – Swine Escape/ Escaping Slavery (MBC, 2013)
  • ๊ณก๋น„* – The Dirge Singer (KBS2, 2014)
  • ์กฐ์„ ๋ฏธ๋…€ ์‚ผ์ด์‚ฌThe Huntresses (2014)
  • ์•ผ๊ฒฝ๊พผ ์ผ์ง€ – The Night Watchman’s Journal (MBC, 2014)
  • ์ƒ์˜์› – The Royal Tailor (2014)
  • ํ˜•์˜๋‹น ์ผ๊ธฐ* – Hyeongyeongdang’s Diary (MBC, 2014)
  • ์›๋…€์ผ๊ธฐ* – Diary of a Resentful Woman (MBC, 2014)
  • ๋ฐค์„ ๊ฑท๋Š” ์„ ๋น„Scholar Who Walks the Night (MBC, 2015)
  • ์กฐ์„ ๋งˆ์ˆ ์‚ฌ – The Magician (2015)
  • ์—ฝ๊ธฐ์ ์ธ ๊ทธ๋…€ – My Sassy Girl (SBS, 2017)
  • ๊ตฐ์ฃผ: ๊ฐ€๋ฉด์˜ ์ฃผ์ธ – Ruler: Master of the Mask (MBC, 2017)
  • ๊ถํ•ฉ – The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018)
  • ๋Œ€๊ตฐ: ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์„ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๋‹ค – The Grand Prince (TV Chosun, 2018)
  • ์ฐฝ๊ถ – Rampant (2018)
  • ์—ฌ๊ณก์„ฑ – The Wrath (2018)
  • ์™•์ด ๋œ ๋‚จ์ž – The Man Who Became King/The Crowned Clown (tvn, 2019) โค
  • ์‹ ์ž…์‚ฌ๊ด€ ๊ตฌํ•ด๋ น – Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung (MBC, 2019)
  • ๊ธฐ๋ฐฉ๋„๋ น – Homme Fatale (2019)
  • ๊ฝƒํŒŒ๋‹น: ์กฐ์„ ํ˜ผ๋‹ด๊ณต์ž‘์†Œ – Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (JTBC, 2019)
  • ๊ฐ„ํƒ – ์—ฌ์ธ๋“ค์˜ ์ „์Ÿ – Queen: Love and War/ Selection (TV Chosun, 2019)

Japanese Annexation & Provisional Government [1910โ€“1945; 1919โ€“1948]

 Year President Drama/Movie
 Early 20th c. ๋ฐฑ๋ฒ”์ผ์ง€ – Journal of Baekbeom (MBC, 1989)
 Early 20th c. ๊น€๊ตฌ – Kim Gu (KBS1, 1995)
 1910s~ ์ž์ „์ฐจ์™• ์—„๋ณต๋™ – The Cyclist King/ Race to Freedom: Uhm Bok Dong (2019)
 1911-1969 ์ตœ์Šนํฌ  – Choi Seung Hee (MBC, 1995)
 1912~ ๋•ํ˜œ์˜น์ฃผ – Princess Deokhye/ The Last Princess (2016)
 1918-1972 ์•ผ์ธ์‹œ๋Œ€ – Rustic Period (SBS, 2002)
 1919~ ํ•ญ๊ฑฐ:์œ ๊ด€์ˆœ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ – A Resistance/ Yu Gwan Sun’s Story (2019)
 1920s ๋ฐ€์ • – Secret Agent/ The Age of Shadows (2016)
1920s ๋ชจ๋‹จ๊ฑธ* – Modern Girl (KBS2, 2020)
 1920s-1930s ๊ฐ์‹œํƒˆ – Bridal Mask (KBS2, 2012) โค
 1920s-1930s ์ข‹์€ ๋†ˆ, ๋‚˜์œ ๋†ˆ, ์ด์ƒํ•œ ๋†ˆ – The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008)
 1920๋ด‰์˜ค๋™ ์ „ํˆฌ – The Battle: Roar to Victory (2019)
 1921-1926 ์‚ฌ์˜ ์ฐฌ๋ฏธ – Hymn of Death (SBS, 2018)
 1923-1926 ๋ฐ•์—ด – Park Yeol/ Anarchist from Colony (2017) โค
 1925 ๋Œ€ํ˜ธ – The Tiger (2015)
 1926 ๊ฐ•๋•์ˆœ ์• ์ • ๋ณ€์ฒœ์‚ฌ* – Kang Deok-sun’s Love History (KBS2, 2017)
 1928-1948 ๋งˆ์ด ์›จ์ด – My Way (2011)
 1930 ์›ํ˜ผ* – Vengeful Spirit (KBS2, 2014)
 1930s ์ ˆ์ •* – The Peak (MBC, 2011)
 1931-1932 ์ž์œ ์ธ ์ดํšŒ์˜ – Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe Young (KBS1, 2010)
 1931-1933 ์ด๋ชฝ – Different Dreams (MBC, 2019)
 1930s ๊ฒฝ์„ฑ์Šค์บ”๋“ค – Capital Scandal (KBS2, 2007) โค
 1930s ์ด์ƒ ๊ทธ ์ด์ƒ* – Lee Sang That Lee Sang (MBC, 2013)
 1930s ๊ฐ๊ฒฉ์‹œ๋Œ€: ํˆฌ์‹ ์˜ ํƒ„์ƒ – Inspiring Generation (KBS2, 2014)
 1930s ์•„๊ฐ€์”จ – Agasshi/ The Handmaiden (2016)
 1930s ์‹œ์นด๊ณ ํƒ€์ž๊ธฐ – Chicago Typewriter (tvn, 2017) โค
 1930s-1940s ๋ˆˆ๊ธธ – Snowy Road (2015)
 1930s-1940s ๋™์ฃผ – Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet (2016)
 1930s-1940s ๊ท€ํ–ฅ – The Spirits’ Homecoming (2016)
 1930s-1950s ๋™์–‘๊ทน์žฅ – Orient Theater (KBS1, 2001)
 1933 ์•”์‚ด – Assassination (2015) โค
 1937 ๋ชจ๋˜ ๋ณด์ด – Modern Boy (2008)
 1937 ๋งŒ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ ํ•ด, ์ฃผ์˜ค* – Let Us Meet (KBS2, 2017)
 1938 ๊ฒฝ์„ฑํ•™๊ต: ์‚ฌ๋ผ์ง„ ์†Œ๋…€๋“ค – The Silenced/ Gyeongseong School: The Lost Girls (2015)
 1940s ์ „์Ÿ๊ณผ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ – War and Love (KBS2, 1995)

Independence, 1st & 2nd Republic [1948โ€“1961] (Korean War 1950-1953)

 Year President Drama/Movie
 1930-1950 Syngman Rhee ์„œ์šธ 1945 – Seoul 1945 (KBS1, 2006)
 1930s-1950s Syngman Rhee ๊ตญํฌ – Kukhee (MBC, 1999)
 1930-2004 Syngman Rhee – Roh Moo-hyun ์˜์›…์‹œ๋Œ€ – The Age of Heroes (MBC, 2004)
 1940s-1970s Syngman Rhee – Park Chung-hee ๋ถˆ๊ฝƒ ์†์œผ๋กœ – Into the Flames (TV Chosun, 2014)
 1940s Syngman Rhee ๋ง๋ชจ์ด – MALยทMOยทE: The Secret Mission (2019)
 1943 Syngman Rhee ํ•ด์–ดํ™” – Haeeohwa/ Love, Lies (2016)
 1943-1953 Syngman Rhee ์—ฌ๋ช…์˜ ๋ˆˆ๋™์ž – Eyes of Dawn (MBC, 1991)
 1945 Syngman Rhee ์„์กฐ์ €ํƒ ์‚ด์ธ์‚ฌ๊ฑด – The Tooth and the Nail (2017)
 1945 Syngman Rhee ๊ตฐํ•จ๋„ – The Battleship Island (2017)
 1945-1960 Syngman Rhee ์ œ1๊ณตํ™”๊ตญ – The First Republic (MBC, 1981)
 1945-1987 Syngman Rhee – Chun Doo-hwan ์‚ผ๊น€์‚ฌ๋Œ€ – Samgimshidae (SBS, 1998)
 1950s Syngman Rhee ๊ฒฝ์ˆ™์ด ๊ฒฝ์ˆ™ ์•„๋ฒ„์ง€ – Kyung-sook’s Father (KBS2, 2009)
 1950s Syngman Rhee ํ•˜๋Š˜์žฌ ์‚ด์ธ์‚ฌ๊ฑด* – Haneuljae’s Murder (MBC, 2013)
 1950s Syngman Rhee ์†๋‹˜ – Guest/ The Piper (2015)
 1950s Syngman Rhee ์„œ๋ถ€์ „์„  – Western Front/ The Long Way Home (2015)
 1950s Syngman Rhee ์˜ค๋น ์ƒ๊ฐ – A Melody to Remember (2016)
 1950 Syngman Rhee ์ž‘์€ ์—ฐ๋ชป – A Little Pond (2009)
 1950 Syngman Rhee ์ธ์ฒœ์ƒ๋ฅ™์ž‘์ „ – Operation Chromite (2016)
 1950 Syngman Rhee์žฅ์‚ฌ๋ฆฌ: ์žŠํ˜€์ง„ ์˜์›…๋“ค – The Battle of Jangsari (2019)
 1950-1951 Syngman Rhee ๋กœ๋“œ ๋„˜๋ฒ„์› – Road Number One (MBC, 2010)
 1950-1953 Syngman Rhee ํƒœ๊ตญ๊ธฐ – Taegukgi (2004)
 1950-1953 Syngman Rhee ์›ฐ์ปด ํˆฌ ๋™๋ง‰๊ณจWelcome to Dongmakgol (2005) โค
 1950-1953 Syngman Rhee ํฌํ™” ์†์œผ๋กœ71: Into the Fire (2010)
 1950-1953 Syngman Rhee ์ „์šฐ – Comrades (KBS1, 2010)
 1951~ Syngman Rhee ๊ตญ์ œ์‹œ์žฅ – Ode to My Father (2015)
 1951 Syngman Rhee ์Šค์œ™ํ‚ค์ฆˆ – Swing Kids (2018)
 1953 Syngman Rhee ๊ณ ์ง€์ „The Front Line (2011)
 1952-1970 Syngman Rhee – Park Chung-hee ์ˆœ๊ธˆ์˜ ๋•… – Gold Land (KBS2, 2014)
 1957-1963 Syngman Rhee – Park Chung-hee ์ œ2๊ณตํ™”๊ตญ – The Second Republic (MBC, 1989)
 1950s-1970s Syngman Rhee – Park Chung-hee ์‚ผ์ƒ์ด – TV Novel Samsaengi (KBS2, 2013)
 1950s-1970s Syngman Rhee – Park Chung-hee ์€ํฌ – TV Novel Eunhee (KBS2, 2013)

3rd Republic – 6th Republic [1961โ€“Today]

 Year President Drama/Movie
 1958-1972 Syngman Rhee – Park Chung-hee ์ œ3๊ณตํ™”๊ตญ – The Third Republic (MBC, 1993)
 1960s Yun Bo-seon – Park Chung-hee ํŒจ์…˜ 70’s – Fashion 70s (SBS, 2005)
 1960s-1970s Yun Bo-seon – Park Chung-hee ๋ณตํฌ ๋ˆ„๋‚˜ – TV Novel Dear My Sister (KBS2, 2011)
 1960-2002 Yun Bo-seon – Kim Dae-jung ์—๋ด์˜ ๋™์ชฝ – East of Eden (KBS2, 2011)
 1961-1982 Yun Bo-seon – Chun Doo-hwan ์ œ4๊ณตํ™”๊ตญ – The Fourth Republic (MBC, 1995)
 1968-1971 Park Chung-hee ์‹ค๋ฏธ๋„ – Silmido (2003)
 1969 Park Chung-hee ๊ทธํ•ด, ์—ฌ๋ฆ„ – Once in a Summer (2006)
 1970s-1980s Park Chung-hee – Chun Doo-hwan ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์•„ ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์•„ – Love, My Love (KBS2, 2012)
 1970s-1980s Park Chung-hee – Chun Doo-hwan ๋น›๊ณผ ๊ทธ๋ฆผ์ž – Lights and Shadows (MBC, 2011)
 1970s-1990s Park Chung-hee – Kim Young-sam ๋ชจ๋ž˜์‹œ๊ณ„ – Sandglass (SBS, 1995)
 1970s-1990s Park Chung-hee – Kim Young-sam ์Ž„์‹œ๋ด‰ – C’est si bon (2015)
 1970-2010 Park Chung-hee – Lee Myung-bak ์ž์ด์–ธํŠธ – Giant (SBS, 2010)
 1970s-1990s Park Chung-hee – Kim Young-sam ๋์—†๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ – Endless Love (SBS, 2014)
 1970s Park Chung-hee ๋งˆ์•ฝ์™• – The Drug King (2018)
 1971 Park Chung-hee ๋‹˜์€ ๋จผ๊ณณ์— – Sunny/My Dear is Far Away (2008)
 1972 Park Chung-hee ์•Œ ํฌ์ธํŠธ – R-Point (2004)
 1972-1994 Park Chung-hee – Roh Tae-woo ๋‚˜์˜ ๋…์žฌ์ž – My Dictator (2014)
 1977-1979 Park Chung-hee ์ฝ”๋ฆฌ์•„๊ฒŒ์ดํŠธ – Korea Gate (SBS, 1995)
 1978 Park Chung-hee ๊ตญ๋น„์ˆ˜์‚ฌ – The Classified File (2015) โค
 1979ย Park Chung-hee ๋ž€์ œ๋ฆฌ ์†Œ๋…€์‹œ๋Œ€ – Girls’ Generation 1979/Lingerie Girls’ Generation (KBS2, 2017)
1979 Park Chung-hee ๋‚จ์‚ฐ์˜ ๋ถ€์žฅ๋“ค – The Man Standing Next (2020)
 1979-1997 Choi Kyu-hah – Kim Young-sam  ์ œ5๊ณตํ™”๊ตญ – The Fifth Republic (MBC, 2005)
 1979~2017 Choi Kyu-hah ๋น™๊ตฌ* – Ice Mound (MBC, 2017) โค
 1980s Chun Doo-hwan ์ธ๊ฐ„์‹œ์žฅ – Human Market (MBC, 1988)
 1980s-2011 Chun Doo-hwan ์จ๋‹ˆSunny (2011) โค
 1980~ Chun Doo-hwan ๊ฝƒ์žŽ – A Petal (1996)
 1980-1999 Chun Doo-hwan ๋ฐ•ํ•˜์‚ฌํƒ• – Peppermint Candy (1999)
 1980-2006 Chun Doo-hwan ์˜ค๋ž˜๋œ ์ •์› – The Old Garden (2016)
 1980 Chun Doo-hwan ํ™”๋ คํ•œ ํœด๊ฐ€ – A Splendid Holiday/May 18 (2007)
 1980-2006 Chun Doo-hwan 26๋…„ – 26 Years (2012)
 1980 Chun Doo-hwan ํƒ์‹œ์šด์ „์‚ฌ – A Taxi Driver (2017)
 1982 Chun Doo-hwan ํ”ผ๋“๋Š” ์ฒญ์ถ˜ – Hot Young Bloods/ Blood Boiling Youth (2014)
 1983~2015 Chun Doo-hwan ์‹œ๊ฐ„์ดํƒˆ์ž – Time Renegades (2016)
 1985~1987 Chun Doo-hwan ๋นจ๊ฐ„ ์„ ์ƒ๋‹˜* – The Red Teacher (KBS2, 2016)
 1985~2015 Chun Doo-hwan ๋‹น์‹ , ๊ฑฐ๊ธฐ ์žˆ์–ด์ค„๋ž˜์š” – Will You Be There (2016) โค
 1986~2016 Chun Doo-hwan ์‹œ๊ทธ๋„ – Signal (tvn, 2016) โค
 1986~2017 Chun Doo-hwan ํ„ฐ๋„ – Tunnel (OCN, 2017)
 1987 Chun Doo-hwan 1987 – 1987: When the Day Comes (2018) 
 1988-1995 Chun Doo-hwan ์‘๋‹ตํ•˜๋ผ 1988 – Reply 1988/ Answer Me 1988 (tvn, 2015) โค
 1989 Roh Tae-woo ์ˆ˜์‚ฌ๋ถ€๋ฐ˜์žฅ-์™•์กฐํ˜„์„ ์ง€์ผœ๋ผ!*- Save Wang Jo Hyun! (MBC, 2013)
 1990s Roh Tae-woo – Kim Dae-jung 2014 ์ธ๊ฐ„์‹œ์žฅ – New Human Market (SBS, 2004)
 1990s-2000s Roh Tae-woo – Roh Moo-hyun ํ™ฉ๊ธˆ์˜ ์ œ๊ตญ – Empire of Gold (SBS, 2013)

Other Sources: here here here here

My personal favourites are marked with โค

Titles marked with asterisks(*) are parts of Drama Special (KBS) or Drama Festival (MBC)

39 thoughts on “Sageuk Timeline

  1. I love watching historical drama and to have this list, thumbs up! It’s really nicely done. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Mind if you share your fave historical dramas / movies also? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. You’re welcome! Glad the list can be of help to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Hmmm maybe I should put some asterisks indicating my favourites but for now, here are some of them: Tree with Deep Roots, Princess’ Man, King’s Daughter Soo Baek Hyang, and War of the Arrows.

    2. Just new into sageuk dramas since lockdown. Absolutely love the history, music and acting. Can you suggest a series to watch that has a happy ending. The ones Iโ€™ve watched have ended so sad with the women sacrificing so much. Too sad for my system to endure

      1. Hi Amelia!

        Have you watched Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency? It’s a fusion sageuk and from what I know, it ends well for the characters so you might want to check that out. Sageuk’s middle name is ‘death and pain’ so happy ending is quite a rare sight in historical kdramas ^^;

  2. Thank you so much. I have some favourite sageuks and it’s nice to have an idea of where they all fit in. You’ve worked hard.

  3. I am new fan of ur blog. It’s lovely. The contents, especially this one. It’s a good idea. Thx for ur hardwork. Hug hug hug i love you

  4. OK, so based on your recommendation, I finally watched Faith and I REALLY liked it. The whole time travel thing turned me off which is why I was hesitant from the get-go. But it worked. Thank you!
    Anyway, based on what I gathered, I would say the drama ended in the year 1379. Without giving too much away to those who haven’t seen it, 1379 would have been 5 years into the reign of King U ์šฐ์™• who followed King Gongmin.

  5. HI,

    This is LACruiser from the Sageuk Channel on Viki.com. I added a link to your site there.

    There is one sageuk from 1996 called Tears of the Dragon that I would really like to find where I can watch it online. I am hoping you or one of your fans will know. You have it listed from Sejong’s time but I have never been able to find a place to watch it.

    Thanks for all you do!

  6. This is a really great list – extremely comprehensive. Here are some more you might want to add on the list:
    1) ์•„๋ž‘์‚ฌ๋˜์ „ – Arang and The Magistrate (MBC 2012) – Perhaps this one was an oversight. This was a great drama – I loved it! Although there is not a specific date in the drama, it is based on a Korean folktale called “The Tale of Arang” that was set during the reign of King Myeongjong (1545-1567).

    The following are sageuks are part of KBSโ€™s “Drama Special” Series. They can be viewed on YouTube or on the KBS app on AppleTV.
    2) ๋งˆ๊ท€-The Devil Rider (KBS2 2013) 1-episode – drama starts in the year 1637 (during the reign of Injo)
    The following have no specific dates, but are Joseon Era:
    3) ๊ฐ•์ฒ ๋ณธ์ƒ‰ The True Colors of Gang and Cheol (KBS2 2012) – 4 episode (very cute comedy!)
    4) ๊ณก๋น„ – Dirge Singer (KBS2 2014) 1 Espisode
    5) ๊ฐ„์„œ์น˜์—ด์ „ – The Tale of the Bookworm (KBS2 2014) 1 episode

    And one super tiny correction: Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe Young takes place from 1931-1932 (with some occasional flashbacks to early times in Joseon).

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for the addition and correction! I tend to miss lots of shows O.O

      Regarding Arang, I’m torn in between listing it as a story set in fictional Joseon because it’s a folklore, or putting it according to the year it is published. Ahh yes, the drama specials! Gotta make time to watch them~ Thanks again ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Arang…..yeah, that’s a tough one. Since we know the time period based on the actual folktale then perhaps it should go on the actual list…but then it again it is totally fictional. I trust you’ll make the best decision. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    2. Talking about drama specials, there are some drama specials depicting sageuk.
      Like Story of Hyang Dan (Hyang Dan Jeon) starring Siwon.

      Btw Mimi, I love your list.. Very comprehensive. Thank you so much for pouring your effort into this! Gotta catch some dramas and movies as well!

      1. Thank you for the lead Kanz! I love the story of Chun-hyang. Can’t wait to watch it. It’s only 2 episodes, so I can bang it out this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Awww you’re welcome! It won’t be complete without the help I received from fellow fans. If you happen to see any that I haven’t included in the list, feel free to leave a comment!

        Oh, KBS has a recent sageuk drama special, Crimson Moon (๋ถ‰์€ ๋‹ฌ) about Crown Prince Sado ^^

  7. I’m a sageuk addict…love the history….I was just thinking how cool it would be to have a comprehensive collated list….and what do you know…I found it in ‘The Cupboard’!
    I’m sure I’ll pick up some more interesting things from your site….THANK YOU for the great effort you put in, you’ve worked hard!

  8. Thanks for such a dandy list of sageuks. It’s a wonderful reference! I’d like to return the favor with another entry (unless I somehow failed to see it listed already).

    DER YALU FLIESST aka AMNOK RIVER FLOWS (2008-09) 3 eps.; joint production of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting) and SBS.

    A touching and evocative account of the winds of change observed by the Confucian scholar Li Mi Reuk (Maitreya). Born around the turn of the 20th Century, he came of age after the last Joseon monarch abdicated to the Emperor of Japan. On the lam following a student demonstration, he made his way to Weimar Germany and eventually became a professor of Oriental philosophy. He was encouraged to write his memoirs, which were published as an autobiographical novel in German after the Second World War.

    I was left with a peculiar, peaceful feeling after watching this drama. I’d never heard of Li Mi Reuk before, and was intrigued to learn of his connection with Weimar Germany… and the White Rose, who opposed the National Socialists. His translation of Lao Tse provided ethical support for the resistance movement.

  9. I’m so glad I came across this list!! Extremely helpful especially for people who are truly interested in Sageuk dramas.

    By the way, I’m just really curious, hope you’d reply…. have you already watched everything in this list? :O

  10. The Duo ? They named an insurrection at a specific location, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the location now. I looked it up at the time though, and it did really happen. I remember thinking it was earlier than I thought it would be given the types of guns they had.

  11. Wow, I’ve been looking for a list like this for so long! Thanks. Question: Where can I watch “The Railroad” with Kim Kang Woo? I think it takes place around DMZ. Should it be added to the list?

Rant Out, Souls!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s