Not sure if anyone here is into Korean Dramas like I am, but I just marathon through 39 episodes of Empress Ki. Now that I am current with airings, it's kind of painful waiting for the most recent episode. I guess you could say it's the equivalent of a Korean Game of Thrones, minus all the sex and goriness (hey, this is Korean TV after all). The story is insipired by history, though a lot of the characters and situations are probably made up, but it tells the story of Empress Ki, a Korean concubine to the Emperor of Yuan who rose to power and became Empress.
Yes, the story takes liberties and all with actual history, but whatever. As a history major I don't even care it's so entertaining.
Normally I don't go for the Korean historical dramas, but this stars Ha Ji Won, who is my favourite Korean actress. Plus she's pretty bad ass, and her character grows super vengeful throughout.
Dat stare of death!