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Empress Ki (2013)
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Empress Ki (2013)
Original name: 기황후
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
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, romantic, harsh, multicultural, semi serious, captivating
Plot: female warrior, empress, love, palace intrigue, chinese emperor, love triangle, historical figure, crown prince, betrayal, culture clash, sword fight, battles, throne, court intrigue, female protagonist, friendship, orphan, heir, chinese history, battle, korean, female rivalry, mistress, mongol, political intrigue ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea, china

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance
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Duration: 60 min.
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Princess Agents (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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Style: disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Great Queen Seondeok (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Queen Seondeok is a 2009 South Korean historical drama, starring Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Uhm Tae-woong, Park Ye-jin, Kim Nam-gil and Yoo Seung-ho. It chronicles the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla. It aired on MBC from May 25 to December 22, 2009 ...
Style: epic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, tense ...
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Time: ancient times, 7th century
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The King's Woman (2017)
Genre: Action, History, Romance
Country: China
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Story: Gong Sun Li is the grand-daughter and disciple of military commander Gong Sun Yu. Jing Ke and Li have been in love with each other since they were children. While trying to protect Li during an attack, Jing Ke is poisoned. Li’s beauty has seized ...
Style: sentimental, touching, romantic, uplifting, sweet
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: 10th century
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The Empress of China (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.
Style: romantic, cynical, touching, captivating, sentimental
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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