100 Days My Prince (1/16)

Network: tvN

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: Crown Prince Lee Yool manages to survive an assassination attempt, but the attack leaves him with amnesia. He ends up taking the alias Won Duk while he tries to figure out who he really is. Meanwhile, Hong Sim starts the first ever detective agency in Joseon. She and Won Duk partner up for one hundred days to solve crimes while his memory recovers—and they start to fall for one another.

Mr. Sunshine (1/24)

Network: tvN

Availability: Unknown

Summary: During the 1871 U.S. expedition to Joseon, a slave boy boards one of the boats and leaves his home—but not forever. He returns years later as an American soldier, Eugene Choi (Choi Yoo-jin), and is far more interested in maintaining U.S. interests than the country he was born into, now under Japanese occupation. That begins to change when he meets Go Ae-shin, an aristocratic daughter turned revolutionary, who is determined to fight for her country’s freedom. But Eugene isn’t the only man in Ae-shin’s orbit: Gu Dong-mae, a member of the Black Dragon Society, and Kim Hee-sung, her betrothed, are focused on her exploits as well. Meanwhile, the widowed Kudo Hina returns to Joseon with her Japanese husband’s fortune, intent on building a life that her collaborator father can’t control.

Grand Prince (1/20)

Network: CSTV

Available: Viki.com

Summary: Sung Ja-hyun is the daughter of a government official. Her beauty and personality attract the attention of not one, but two princes: Lee Kang and Lee Whi. Lee Kang is the heir to the throne, and his ambition to keep his place in succession and desire to win Ja-hyun’s heart make him dangerous. Lee Kang, meanwhile, is third in line for the throne, and he falls for Ja-hyun just as deeply. How far will these brothers go to win Ja-hyun’s heart?

Deserving of the Name (1/16)

Network: tvN

Available: DramaFever.com (as Live Up to Your Name)

Summary: Cardiac surgery resident Choi Yeon-kyung is a firm believer in modern medicine. Her cold and logical outlook means she doesn’t put much faith in traditional medicine—or romance. Heo Im, an acupuncturist and practitioner of moxibustion, has been held back in the Joseon Era due to his status as the son of a concubine. He ends up traveling 400 years into the future, and Yeon-kyung is neither impressed by his medical practice nor his insistence that he’s a time traveler. Heo Im soon falls in love, despite their clashing personalities and views on medicine, and he decides he needs to prove his worth to Yeon-kyung.

The King Loves (1 & 2/40)

Network: MBC

Available: Viki.com

Summary: Crown Prince Wang Won is eager for his father’s throne. His closest friend and trusted ally is Wang Rin, who also serves as his bodyguard. The two of them meet and become friends with the beautiful Eun San, daughter of the wealthiest man in the Goryeo Dynasty. The trio’s deep friendship is eventually put to the test when Wang Won and Wang Rin both fall in love with Eun San.

The King Loves is an adaptation of a 2011 novel of the same name by Kim Yi-ryung.

Seven Day Queen (1/20)

Network: KBS2

Available: Viki.com

Summary: This drama portrays the tragic story of Queen Dangyeong, who held her position for just seven days, the shortest reign of any Joseon queen. In her youth, she caught the attention of two royal brothers: the future King Yeonsangun, a jealous man who would become a tyrant, and his half-brother, the future King Jungjong. She fell in love with and married the half-brother, and although they survived King Yeonsangun’s rule and were crowned king and queen, the two of them were torn apart when her father attempted a coup against King Jungjong. The king was forced to depose his beloved queen due to pressure from rival political factions.

My Sassy Girl (1 & 2/32)

Network: SBS

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: Scholar Gyun Woo, a serious and studious man, has been tasked with teaching the crown prince. He wasn’t expecting to meet Princess Hye Myung and have her turn his world upside down. Hye Myung is anything but the model of a Joseon princess. She isn’t graceful or demure; instead, she is sassy, loud, and uninterested in conforming to expectations. Gyun Woo is completely unprepared to fall in love with Hye Myung.

This drama is a Joseon-era remake of the 2001 romantic comedy of the same name.

Ruler: Master of the Mask (1 & 2/40)

Network: MBC

Available: DramaFever.com

Summary: In the 18th century, Crown Prince Lee Sun discovers that Joseon is being run from the shadows by an organization called the Pyunsoo Hwe. This organization controls the clean water supply throughout the country, and that has given them an unbelievable amount of political power and wealth. Meanwhile, Han Ga-eun, the daughter of an executed military commander, seeks revenge upon the crown prince for his part in her father’s unjust death. Despite this, the two of them fall in love, and they join forces with their allies to take on the Pyunsoo Hwe and free Joseon from the organization’s powerful grasp.

 

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (1/30)

Network: MBC

Available: Viki.com and DramaFever.com

Summary: Hong Gil-dong, the illegitimate son of a nobleman, becomes a hero of the people by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. His revolutionary ways soon catch the attention of the King Yeonsangun, the tyrant king of the Joseon Dynasty, and it isn’t long before the king tries to stop him.

Saimdang: Light’s Diary (1/28)

Network: SBS

Available: Viki.com and DramaFever.com

Summary: Seo Ji-yoon, a Korean art history professor, discovers the diary of Shin Saimdang, a Joseon-era artist, poet, and calligraphist. When Ji-yoon reads through Saimdang’s diary, she learns more about Saimdang’s unconventional life–and the life of Lee Gyeom, a famous (fictional) writer, painter, and musician who was in love with her. As the historical tale unfolds, Saimdang’s husband, Lee Won-soo, becomes increasingly jealous of his wife’s close relationship with Lee Gyeom, while Choi Whieumdang blames Saimdang for being rejected by Lee Gyeom. Will Saimdang’s diary help Ji-yoon uncover the secrets behind a famous painting of an unknown Joseon woman, one of art history’s great unsolved mysteries?