If you are looking for a historical Korean drama with all the twists and turns, Dong Yi will definitely make on the top of the list.
Set during the reign of King Sukjong in the Joseon dynasty, this koreanovela is based on the historical character Consort Suk. The story revolves around the character of Dong Yi, a slave who works under Queen Inhyeon. Despite of her dark and tragic past – her father (leader/chief of the Sword Fraternity) and brother was killed because they are wrongly accused for killing some nobleman yet she manage to have a positive outlook in life and persevere to be the best person that she can be.
Dong Yi portrays an excellent example of a great woman. Being a slave challenge her to improve herself more, allowing her to rise in the top level position, first as a Lady of the Court and eventually moves up as a Concubine.
She’s also your typical type of girl who falls in love and cries over it just like anyone of us does. Dong Yi tries to resist the King since she valued Queen Inhuyeon a lot, but the later told her to accept the love that her husband is offering (King Sukjong) to her. Eventually, Dong Yi gave birth to their first child and they named it Prince Yeoning (which becomes King Yeong Jo after his father King Sukjong surrenders his throne).
How sweet is that?
Overall, Dong Yi is a must watch koreanovela especially when you love historical tv drama. And by the way, this show will be over soon so if you love to watch it from its first episode until the last one, you can find it here:
Note: Prepare to laugh, cry, get excited and fall in love over and over again while watching this Korean series because I’m pretty sure you will. J