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Empress Ki (2013)
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Empress Ki (2013)
Original name: 기황후
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Story: The story of the woman that would become Empress Ki, and her struggles as she worked her way through war, political conspiracies, and the imperial palace to become Empress of China. This Korean Drama re-imagines the historical figure as a fierce, independent woman who goes to extreme lengths to protect those she loves.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, romantic, multicultural, harsh
Plot: empress, love, love triangle, battle, betrayal, female warrior, palace intrigue, culture clash, friendship, orphan, crown prince, throne, sword fight, arrow, court intrigue, harem, mongol, heir
Time: 14th century
Place: china, korea

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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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