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Are you a fan of historical drama? Last year, there was plenty of exciting ones such as "Haechi", "Mung Bean Flower", "My Country", “Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung”, “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency”, "The Tale of Nokdu", etc.

However, in 2020, there were very few historical dramas. This is sad news for those of us who like the genres.

Here are the only 4 historical dramas of 2020.

 

"Kingdom 2"

 4 Historical K-Dramas Of 2020

Netflix

When: From Mar. 13

Cast: Ju JiHoon, Bae DooNa, Ryu SeungRyong

Summary: The story revolves around a crown prince of the Joseon dynasty attempting to uncover the truth about what happened to his father while fighting off zombies and internal political strife amongst the ruling elite.

Why watch?: Korean zombie in a historical setting is definitely a must-see for people who like thriller and horror. It makes the story different from previous zombies' story. Moreover, the storyline is entertaining in both seasons.

For more information, and characters’ descriptions, you can check our cast and summary here.

 

"King Maker: The Change of Destiny"

 4 Historical K-Dramas Of 2020

TV Chosun

When: From May 17

Cast: Park SiHoo, Ko SungHee

Summary: It tells the sad love and beautiful challenge of Joseon's best fortune teller who uses fame and wealth as a weapon. He and his love will be threatened by Kingmakers and the struggles to get the throne.

Why watch?: The drama's plot built up anticipation. TV Chosun had made quite a lot of interesting historical drama in the past years so this one is.

For more information, and characters’ descriptions, you can check our cast and summary here.

 

"Mr. Queen"

 4 Historical K-Dramas Of 2020

tvN

When: From Dec.12

Cast: Shin HyeSun, Kim JungHyun, Bae JongOk, Kim TaeWoo

Summary: Due to a sudden accident, the soul of a wild man from modern Korea entered Queen Kim SoYong's body in Joseon. It tells the scandalous story of a soul that ran away from its body and the King CheolJong who has two faces.

Why watch?: The cast is definitely the main reason to watch. Shin HyeSun and Kim JungHyun both proved to have superb acting. Moreover, the plot seems quite innovative and the first teasers were hilarious.

For more information, and characters’ descriptions, you can check our cast and summary here.

 

"Secret Royal Inspector"

 4 Historical K-Dramas Of 2020

KBS

When: From Dec. 21

Cast: Kim MyungSoo (INFINITE's L), Kwon NaRa, Lee YiKyung, and Lee TaeHwan

Summary: It is the comic investigation story of late Joseon secret royal inspectors who are the secret ears of the palace. They actively and cheerfully eradicate corruption and help victims of injustice.

Why watch?: It sounds like a new theme for historical drama as it is focusing on the works of Royal Inspectors. The story looks funny but yet serious and intriguing. The cast also is one more reason to watch.

For more information, and characters’ descriptions, you can check our cast and summary here.

 

Note: Article first published in June, fully updated in December.

 

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marie
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marie
Dec 19, 2020 01:45 pm

can't wait to watch mr. queen❤️❤️❤️love it❤️

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Dec 10, 2020 08:05 pm

Excited for Mr. Queen

Daniella
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Daniella
Sep 25, 2020 06:04 am

I can't waittt

Justinemkb
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Justinemkb
Jun 10, 2020 06:15 pm

The painter story seems the best
but I was hoping for a romance comedy historical drama 🙁 why there is no much