I can't say enough good things about the Korean television serial Dae Jang Geum. (available on dvd) I don't understand Korean, but the subtitles were very good. It's a historical drama about a woman's rise to the post of royal physician. There are isolated scenes of mild hand-to-hand combat (no blood, acrobatic with stylized "kung fu" sounds) and some emotional storylines involving beloved characters dying, but the overall message is about being true to yourself, having hope, working hard and not giving in to corruption. And it's very, very pretty.