Whatever the reason you like Korean historical dramas (sageuks) … the culture … the costumes … the history … the martial arts … the love stories … the innocence … they have long been ratings blockbusters.
How many times when you have been watching a sageuk, have you wondered “just where does this fit in history”? The Sageuk Channel here on Viki was designed to help you with that exact question, and a little more.
On The Sageuk Channel we are attempting to provide as many sageuks as we can in chronological order, or as close as we can come to it. The shows are listed with very brief explanations but include indications as to whether they are available under license on Viki. If the name is in red then you can just click on it and off to the Viki channel you go. There are no shows here though. Over time there will be links to as many trailers as we can come up with as well as other info. One useful tool is a link to all of the Korean Monarchs thanks to Wikipedia. Eventually we will try to have something to show what sageuks are currently airing in Korea.
The reason for this channel is to help boost interest in sageuks and hopefully viewership. With higher viewership perhaps Viki will be more successful negotiating for licensing rights for more of the shows.
The channel is far from finished although there is a pretty good start on the list. There are a few movies listed but the channel is primarily for TV series. If you have info or ideas to share please leave a comment and favorite the channel while at it.
Join us at … The Sageuk Channel: http://www.viki.com/tv/22648c-the-sageuk-channel
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