Thanks truth-—all caught up for now. The Ok Jung Hwa series, I found that it’s also being called “The Flower in Prison” so I listed both titles as I usually do.
Stumbled across one more 2015 drama called “The Merchant: Gaekju 2015.” Actually it’s still airing; KBS2 drama and apparently it’s doing real well in the ratings. I see it on the Chicago schedule, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:40 – 9:00 p.m. if anybody’s interested. I’ll try to check it out.
And I even found an older series that I had missed. “Korean Mystery Detective Jung Yak Yong” from 2009-2010. Aired on a network called OCN. Just eight episodes and yes, they turned JYY into an investigator. I don’t know if it’s a fictional story or historically accurate, but I added it either way.
You list both Hwajung / Splendid Politics, and Princess Myeongjeong. Are you sure these are two different dramas that aired in 2015 on MBC for fifty episodes? If so, in what timeslot did Princess Myeongjeong air? Also, why do both English and Korean Wikipedias call the princess in question Jeongmyeong?
Hi, Joe--Thanks for visiting and looking at the timeline. That second entry, you're right it shouldn't be there. It was just a temporary placeholder when the series was first announced and I didn't even have a date range for it yet. It was supposed to be deleted when the full entry was added. It's gone now. The garbling up of the name was probably just me being stupid, I don't remember, but either way that's gone too.
Really appreciate the sharp eye; if you spot anything else incorrect in there, please do let me know. Thanks again!
Grand Prince (TV Chosun 2018, 20 episodes): Joseon dynasty ――Fictional; two princes in a love triangle (fictional princes based on Prince Suyang/King Sejo and his brother Prince Anpyeong)
The Hymn of Death (SBS 2018, 6 episodes): 1920s ――Drama version of 1991 film Death Song; romance between playwright and famous soprano singer
100 Days My Prince / Husband for 100 Days (tvN 2018, 16 episodes): Joseon Dynasty ――Fictional romance: Crown Prince gets amnesia and is lost for 100 days, and lives outside the palace
Does anybody know of any others that I've missed? There was a mention here a while back about a Japanese occupation drama called Yimong, later anglicized to A Different Dream, but I haven't heard or seen anything more about it. Also an SBS fantasy romance called Hong Cheongi about a female painter, same deal, mentioned a while ago but nothing recently.
Also there was mention about a four-episode miniseries about Shilla called "City of the Golden Knights" but is that another project that never made it to air?
A big thanks to you guys for posting updates on upcoming series here; makes it possible to keep the timeline current.
Mr. Sunshine (TvN 2018, 24 episodes): 1900 - 1905 ――Fictional: Joseon/American soldier fighting against the Japanese
Mr. Sunshine isn't completely fictional. Yes, the main characters are fictional characters, but they do re-enact some historical events accurately.
The disbandment of the Korean army is an example. Japan forcibly disbanding the Korean military as shown in the drama actually happened as well as the brutal killings of the Korean military that resisted.
Yimong / Different Dream (KBS 2019, ): Japanese occupation period ――Fictional: A doctor is the main character
The main character is actually a real person named Kim Wonbong and it looks like they'll try to depict some events in the life of Kim Wonbong in addition to the fictional love story between Kim Wonbong and his fictional doctor girlfriend, so I wouldn't call it completely fictional.