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Updated March 17th, 2024 at 22:34 IST

Reply 1988, Six Flying Dragons, Misaeng: Popular K-Dramas Inspired From True Stories

From period drama series Six Flying Dragons to 2015's Reply 1988, here's taking a look at popular K-Dramas believed to have been inspired from real life.

1/7: Reply 1988 follows a group of five friends and their families residing in the same neigbourhood in the 1980s. The characters may be fictional but the premise draws from the writers' real lives. / Image: X

2/7: Six Flying Dragons, which aired between 2015 and 2016, is based on the life of multiple key figures during the Joseon dynasty. The show also traces King Taejong's ascent to the throne. / Image: X

3/7: Misaeng, which aired in 2014, has been lauded by many for accurately being able to grasp the essence of Korea's work culture. / Image: IMDb

4/7: Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, which aired between 2016 to 2017, is based on the life of the Hwarang warriors - an elite group of young men of extreme prominence in the Silla Kingdom. / Image: X

5/7: Deep Rooted Tree, which aired in 2011, is based during the rule of King Sejong, the focus of the K-Drama is the creation of the Korean script, Hangul./ Image: X

6/7: 2011 K-Drama Dong Yi is inspired from the life of Choi Suk-bin who later went on to become the Royal Noble Consort Suk of the Joseon Dynasty. It follows her journey from being a maid to a concubine./ Image: IMDb

7/7: Queen of Tears, currently streaming on Netflix, too earns a place on this list. It has been speculated by many that the show is based on the marriage of Samsung heiress Lee Yoon-hyung. / Image: X

Published March 17th, 2024 at 22:34 IST