2021 Year End Awards: THE POLL!!

In case you missed it, we’ve been enjoying a series of guest posts, by patrons on Patreon, and this is the finale poll, to top it all off!

You can find all the guest posts here: Shahz, JJ, Trent, Sean, Martina, lotusgirl & phl1rxd!

In case you’re wondering, yes, I will still be writing my usual Year-In-Review post, so stay tuned for that!

I hope you guys enjoy voting for your favorites!

A couple of important things:

1. These nominees have been gleaned from the various guest posts here on the blog, as well as the guest posts that have appeared exclusively on Patreon.

2. If you don’t see your favorites reflected among the options, you can add them in. When adding in your faves, please follow the format of the other options in the list, to avoid confusing others!

3. Only dramas that ended in 2021 are included in this poll.

I’ve always believed that it’s only fair to judge a drama after its completed its run, so shows that started in 2020, but ended in 2021 are included in this list, but not shows that started in 2021, but have not completed their runs.

Please bear that in mind, when considering whether to add a nominee to the lists!

4. You may revote, if you change your mind!

5. Voting closes at midnight, 6 January 2022, my time.

Edited to add: I realize that sometimes the votes don’t show accurately. We’ve determined that this is a server cache issue, and once I clear the server caches, your updates should be correctly reflected. I’ll be more diligent about clearing the server caches (so that they’ll be cleared more frequently than the automatic 30 minutes I’ve got it set for).

Still, sometimes it might take a while for your changes to show. If you give it up to 30 minutes and then refresh the page, your votes should be properly reflected! Thanks for your patience!

I’ll announce the winners in a separate post thereafter!

Best Drama

There are 39 contenders for Best Dramas, based on all the Top 10 lists that have been shared. Click on the 🔻 icon to expand the list! You may choose up to 10 options (so that you get to express your Top 10 too!). If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add it in!

You may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Drama
  • Mr. Queen 7%, 109 votes
    109 votes 7%
    109 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Hospital Playlist 2 7%, 107 votes
    107 votes 7%
    107 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha 7%, 104 votes
    104 votes 7%
    104 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Move To Heaven 6%, 93 votes
    93 votes 6%
    93 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Vincenzo 5%, 79 votes
    79 votes 5%
    79 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Red Sleeve* 5%, 76 votes
    76 votes 5%
    76 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Navillera 4%, 66 votes
    66 votes 4%
    66 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Beyond Evil 4%, 59 votes
    59 votes 4%
    59 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Happiness 4%, 58 votes
    58 votes 4%
    58 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Youth Of May 4%, 55 votes
    55 votes 4%
    55 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Yumi's Cells 4%, 53 votes
    53 votes 4%
    53 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Squid Game 3%, 49 votes
    49 votes 3%
    49 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Dail and the Cocky Prince 3%, 46 votes
    46 votes 3%
    46 votes - 3% of all votes
  • D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) 3%, 41 vote
    41 vote 3%
    41 vote - 3% of all votes
  • Mad For Each Other 3%, 40 votes
    40 votes 3%
    40 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Racket Boys 3%, 39 votes
    39 votes 3%
    39 votes - 3% of all votes
  • The King's Affection 2%, 36 votes
    36 votes 2%
    36 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Run On* 2%, 34 votes
    34 votes 2%
    34 votes - 2% of all votes
  • My Roommate is a Gumiho 2%, 30 votes
    30 votes 2%
    30 votes - 2% of all votes
  • She Would Never Know 2%, 26 votes
    26 votes 2%
    26 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Taxi Driver 2%, 25 votes
    25 votes 2%
    25 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Law School 2%, 24 votes
    24 votes 2%
    24 votes - 2% of all votes
  • My Name 2%, 23 votes
    23 votes 2%
    23 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Lost 1%, 20 votes
    20 votes 1%
    20 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Bossam 1%, 15 votes
    15 votes 1%
    15 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Inspector Koo 1%, 14 votes
    14 votes 1%
    14 votes - 1% of all votes
  • One The Woman 1%, 14 votes
    14 votes 1%
    14 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sell Your Haunted House 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Hellbound 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Imperial Coroner (China) 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Word Of Honor (China) 1%, 13 votes
    13 votes 1%
    13 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sweet Home 1%, 12 votes
    12 votes 1%
    12 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Bond (China) 1%, 12 votes
    12 votes 1%
    12 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Doom At Your Service* 1%, 10 votes
    10 votes 1%
    10 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Long Ballad (China) 1%, 10 votes
    10 votes 1%
    10 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Hello? Me!* 1%, 10 votes
    10 votes 1%
    10 votes - 1% of all votes
  • On The Verge Of Insanity 1%, 10 votes
    10 votes 1%
    10 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Day Of Becoming You (China) 1%, 9 votes
    9 votes 1%
    9 votes - 1% of all votes
  • True Beauty* 1%, 9 votes
    9 votes 1%
    9 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Silent Sea* 0%, 7 votes
    7 votes
    7 votes - 0% of all votes
  • You Are My Hero (China)* 0%, 7 votes
    7 votes
    7 votes - 0% of all votes
  • The Rational Life (China) 0%, 6 votes
    6 votes
    6 votes - 0% of all votes
  • My Fated Boy (China) 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Melancholia* 0%, 4 votes
    4 votes
    4 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Backstreet Rookie* 0%, 3 votes
    3 votes
    3 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Healer and Killer (China) 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Luoyang (China)* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Work Later, Drink Now* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Psychopath Diary* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • One and Only (China) 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • One Ordinary Day* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Chimera 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 1512
Voters: 349
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
Voting is closed

Best Actor

These are the contenders for Best Actors, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add him! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Actor
  • Vincenzo: Song Joong Ki 19%, 82 votes
    82 votes 19%
    82 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Move To Heaven: Tang Joon Sang 11%, 47 votes
    47 votes 11%
    47 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Kim seon ho* 10%, 46 votes
    46 votes 10%
    46 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Youth Of May: Lee Do Hyun 9%, 40 votes
    40 votes 9%
    40 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Beyond Evil: Shin Ha Kyun* 8%, 37 votes
    37 votes 8%
    37 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Move To Heaven: Lee Je Hoon 8%, 36 votes
    36 votes 8%
    36 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Junho* 6%, 27 votes
    27 votes 6%
    27 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Lost: Ryu Jun Yeol 6%, 25 votes
    25 votes 6%
    25 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Taxi Driver: Lee Je Hoon 5%, 20 votes
    20 votes 5%
    20 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Jung Kyung ho* 4%, 16 votes
    16 votes 4%
    16 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Racket Boys: Tang Joon Sang 3%, 13 votes
    13 votes 3%
    13 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Yumi's Cells: Ahn Bo Hyun 3%, 12 votes
    12 votes 3%
    12 votes - 3% of all votes
  • The Bond (China): Bai Yu 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Mr. Queen: Kim Jung-hyun* 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Navillera : Park In Hwan* 1%, 6 votes
    6 votes 1%
    6 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Backstreet Rookie* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sword Snow Stride: Zhang Ruo Yun* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Red Sleeve: Lee Junho* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • One Ordinary Day: Kim Soo Hyun* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
  • Mouse: Lee Seung Gi* 0%, 2 votes
    2 votes
    2 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 439
Voters: 284
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
* - added by visitor
Voting is closed

Best Actress

These are the contenders for Best Actress, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. The reason there are fewer nominees, is that a number of guest writers had the same pick, for Best Actress! It’s definitely not because there’s less female talent in Dramaland!

If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add her! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Actress
  • Mr. Queen: Shin Hye Sun 34%, 129 votes
    129 votes 34%
    129 votes - 34% of all votes
  • Hospital Playlist 2: Jeon Mi Do 18%, 68 votes
    68 votes 18%
    68 votes - 18% of all votes
  • The King's Affection: Park Eun Bin 13%, 49 votes
    49 votes 13%
    49 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Youth of May: Go Min Si* 7%, 28 votes
    28 votes 7%
    28 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha , Shin Min Ah* 5%, 18 votes
    18 votes 5%
    18 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Bossam: Kwon Yu Ri 4%, 17 votes
    17 votes 4%
    17 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Inspector Koo: Lee Young Ae 4%, 15 votes
    15 votes 4%
    15 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Lost: Jeon Do Yeon 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • My Name : Han So Hee* 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • One the Woman, Honey Lee* 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Yumi’s Cells: Kim Go-Eun* 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • On the Verge of Insanity: Moon So Ri* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Sell Your haunted House: Jang Nara* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Red Sleeve: Lee Se Young* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Happiness: Han Hyo Joo* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Marvelous Women: Yang Rong* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 383
Voters: 263
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
* - added by visitor
Voting is closed

Best OTP

These are the contenders for Best OTP, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your favorite OTP is missing from the list, you may add them! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best OTP
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha: Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho 18%, 77 votes
    77 votes 18%
    77 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Hospital Playlist 2: Jeon Mi Do and Jo Jung Seok 13%, 57 votes
    57 votes 13%
    57 votes - 13% of all votes
  • Happiness: Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo 11%, 47 votes
    47 votes 11%
    47 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Red Sleeve: Lee Se Young and Lee Junho* 9%, 40 votes
    40 votes 9%
    40 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Vincenzo* 8%, 33 votes
    33 votes 8%
    33 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Youth Of May: Lee Do Hyun and Go Min Si 8%, 32 votes
    32 votes 8%
    32 votes - 8% of all votes
  • Dali and Cocky Prince: Kim Min Jae and Park Gyu Young* 7%, 30 votes
    30 votes 7%
    30 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Navillera: Park In Hwan and Song Kang 5%, 23 votes
    23 votes 5%
    23 votes - 5% of all votes
  • She Would Never Know: Won Jin Ah and Rowoon 5%, 20 votes
    20 votes 5%
    20 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha: Gong Min Jung and Kang Hyoung Suk 4%, 18 votes
    18 votes 4%
    18 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Bossam: Jung Il Woo and Kwon Yu Ri 2%, 10 votes
    10 votes 2%
    10 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The King's Affection: Park Eun Bin and Rowoon* 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Day Of Becoming You (China): Zhang Xin Cheng and Liang Jie 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Long Ballad (China): Liu Yu Ning and Zhao Lu Si 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Imperial Coroner (China): Wang Zi Qi and Su Xiao Tong 1%, 6 votes
    6 votes 1%
    6 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Bond (China): Big Brother and his siblings 1%, 5 votes
    5 votes 1%
    5 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Word of Honor (China): Zhang Zhehan and Gong Jun* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • One the Woman: Lee Ha-Nee and Lee Sang-Yoon* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • You are my spring* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 426
Voters: 264
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
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Voting is closed

Best Supporting Actor

These are the contenders for Best Supporting Actor, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add him! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Supporting Actor
  • Vincenzo: Im Chul Soo 19%, 63 votes
    63 votes 19%
    63 votes - 19% of all votes
  • True Beuty: Hwang In Youp* 17%, 54 votes
    54 votes 17%
    54 votes - 17% of all votes
  • The Red Sleeve: Lee Duk Hwa 14%, 47 votes
    47 votes 14%
    47 votes - 14% of all votes
  • My Name: Park Hee Soon 12%, 40 votes
    40 votes 12%
    40 votes - 12% of all votes
  • Sweet Home: Lee Do Hyun 11%, 35 votes
    35 votes 11%
    35 votes - 11% of all votes
  • D.P.: Koo Kyo Hwan 9%, 28 votes
    28 votes 9%
    28 votes - 9% of all votes
  • On The Verge Of Insanity: Lee Sang Yeob 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Happiness: Lee Kyu Hyung 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Youth Of May: Oh Man Seok 4%, 13 votes
    13 votes 4%
    13 votes - 4% of all votes
  • D.P.: Cho Hyun Chul 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Bond: Zhang Wan Yi 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Lost: Park In Hwan 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 327
Voters: 217
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
Voting is closed

Best Supporting Actress

These are the contenders for Best Supporting Actress, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. Again, there are fewer nominees in this category, because several of our guest writers picked the same winner, in their posts!

If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add her! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Supporting Actress
  • Squid Game: Jung Ho Yeon 25%, 81 vote
    81 vote 25%
    81 vote - 25% of all votes
  • My Roommate is a Gumiho: Kang Han Na 20%, 66 votes
    66 votes 20%
    66 votes - 20% of all votes
  • Mr. Queen: Cha Chung Hwa 19%, 61 vote
    61 vote 19%
    61 vote - 19% of all votes
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha: Lee Bong Ryun* 7%, 24 votes
    24 votes 7%
    24 votes - 7% of all votes
  • The King's Affection: Choi Myung Bin 7%, 23 votes
    23 votes 7%
    23 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Beyond Evil: Choi Sung Eun* 7%, 22 votes
    22 votes 7%
    22 votes - 7% of all votes
  • True Beauty: Im Se Mi 5%, 17 votes
    17 votes 5%
    17 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Bossam: Shin Dong Mi 5%, 16 votes
    16 votes 5%
    16 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Hospital Playlist: Ahn Eun Jin* 3%, 10 votes
    10 votes 3%
    10 votes - 3% of all votes
  • She Would Never Know: Wang Bit Na 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 329
Voters: 216
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
Voting is closed

Best Ensemble

These are the contenders for Best Ensemble, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. There are fewer nominees in this category, because a number of our guest writers picked the same winner, for this category!

If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add them! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Ensemble
  • Hospital Playlist 2 38%, 141 vote
    141 vote 38%
    141 vote - 38% of all votes
  • Vincenzo 25%, 92 votes
    92 votes 25%
    92 votes - 25% of all votes
  • Hometown cha cha cha* 17%, 62 votes
    62 votes 17%
    62 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Yumi's Cells 7%, 24 votes
    24 votes 7%
    24 votes - 7% of all votes
  • The Bond 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Law School* 3%, 11 votes
    11 votes 3%
    11 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Bossam family 2%, 7 votes
    7 votes 2%
    7 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Taxi Driver* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Racket Boys* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Luoyang* 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sword Snow Stride (China)* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Revolutionary Sisters 0%, 0 votes
    0 votes
    0 votes - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 368
Voters: 244
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
Voting is closed

Best OST

These are the contenders for Best OST, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add it! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best OST
  • Hospital Playlist* 18%, 53 votes
    53 votes 18%
    53 votes - 18% of all votes
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha* 17%, 48 votes
    48 votes 17%
    48 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Vincenzo* 10%, 29 votes
    29 votes 10%
    29 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Dali and Gamjatang* 7%, 19 votes
    19 votes 7%
    19 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Mr Queen* 6%, 17 votes
    17 votes 6%
    17 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Happiness 6%, 17 votes
    17 votes 6%
    17 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Beyond Evil 5%, 14 votes
    14 votes 5%
    14 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Inspector Koo 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The red sleeve cuff* 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Lost 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Lovers of the Red Sky 5%, 13 votes
    13 votes 5%
    13 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Nevertheless* 4%, 12 votes
    12 votes 4%
    12 votes - 4% of all votes
  • The Long Ballad (China) 4%, 11 votes
    11 votes 4%
    11 votes - 4% of all votes
  • The Imperial Coroner (China) 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Bond (China) 1%, 4 votes
    4 votes 1%
    4 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Miss Crow With Mr. Lizard (China)* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Youth of May* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Show Window: The Queen’s House* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • One and Only* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Move To Heaven* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Yumi's cells* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 288
Voters: 201
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
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Voting is closed

Best Song

These are the contenders for Best Original Song, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add it! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Best Song
  • Mr. Queen: Bong Hwan A, by Norazo 14%, 32 votes
    32 votes 14%
    32 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Romantic Sunday - Hometown Cha Cha Cha* 11%, 25 votes
    25 votes 11%
    25 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Run On: Run to You, by LUCY* 11%, 24 votes
    24 votes 11%
    24 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Hospital Playlist: You Have A Crush On Me, by No Brain, Jeon Mi-Do* 11%, 24 votes
    24 votes 11%
    24 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Yumi's Cells: Like the stars, by NCT Doyoung* 7%, 17 votes
    17 votes 7%
    17 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Lost: From Me, by Sondia 7%, 16 votes
    16 votes 7%
    16 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Inspector Koo: Yeah (Round and Round), by TRPP 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Bossam: Love Song, by Jung In 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Dali and the cocky prince: U hoo hoo, by Klang* 5%, 12 votes
    12 votes 5%
    12 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Bond (China): Life Should Always Be In The Light, By Zhou Shen 5%, 11 votes
    11 votes 5%
    11 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Vicenzo: I'm always by your side, by John Park* 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Racket Boys: Focus On Me, by Coffee Boy 4%, 9 votes
    9 votes 4%
    9 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Lovers of the Red Sky: Opening Title, by J.Season, Ahn Soo Wan 4%, 8 votes
    8 votes 4%
    8 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Taxi Driver: Silence, YB* 3%, 7 votes
    7 votes 3%
    7 votes - 3% of all votes
  • The Long Ballad (China): Cocoon, By Charlie 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Racket Boys : To find my self, by Danwoo Lim* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Luoyang (China): Wind From Luoyang by Winky* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 227
Voters: 154
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
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Voting is closed

Most Underrated Gem

These are the contenders for Underrated Gem, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your favorite is missing from the list, you may add it! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Most Underrated Gem
  • Navillera 19%, 60 votes
    60 votes 19%
    60 votes - 19% of all votes
  • Youth Of May 14%, 46 votes
    46 votes 14%
    46 votes - 14% of all votes
  • Happiness* 11%, 36 votes
    36 votes 11%
    36 votes - 11% of all votes
  • Move To Heaven* 10%, 33 votes
    33 votes 10%
    33 votes - 10% of all votes
  • D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) 7%, 24 votes
    24 votes 7%
    24 votes - 7% of all votes
  • My Roommate is a Gumiho 6%, 21 vote
    21 vote 6%
    21 vote - 6% of all votes
  • Lost 6%, 18 votes
    18 votes 6%
    18 votes - 6% of all votes
  • Law School 5%, 16 votes
    16 votes 5%
    16 votes - 5% of all votes
  • The Imperial Coroner (China) 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Inspector Koo* 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Mad For Each Other* 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Would You Like A Cup Of Coffee? 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Sell Your Haunted House* 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Search 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Yumi's Cells* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Killer and Healer (China) 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Lovestruck in the City* 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Times 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
  • Dali and the Cocky Prince* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 324
Voters: 223
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
* - added by visitor
Voting is closed

Razzie Award

These are the contenders for the Razzie Award (the worst show, or the show that promised so much but delivered so little), based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your pick is missing from the list, you may add it! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Razzie Award
  • Doom At Your Service 24%, 79 votes
    79 votes 24%
    79 votes - 24% of all votes
  • Sisyphus: The Myth 17%, 56 votes
    56 votes 17%
    56 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Nevertheless 15%, 48 votes
    48 votes 15%
    48 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Jirisan 9%, 29 votes
    29 votes 9%
    29 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Oh! Master (Oh! My Ladylord) 9%, 29 votes
    29 votes 9%
    29 votes - 9% of all votes
  • The Devil Judge 5%, 17 votes
    17 votes 5%
    17 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Lovers of the Red Sky* 5%, 17 votes
    17 votes 5%
    17 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Dali and the Cocky Prince 4%, 13 votes
    13 votes 4%
    13 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Monthly Magazine Home* 3%, 10 votes
    10 votes 3%
    10 votes - 3% of all votes
  • The King’s Affection* 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Beyond Evil 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Veil 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • You Atr My Spring* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • My Sweet Dear 1%, 2 votes
    2 votes 1%
    2 votes - 1% of all votes
Total Votes: 324
Voters: 212
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
Voting is closed

Most Worthy of a Rewatch

These are the contenders for the show considered most worthy of a rewatch, based on the winners picked from all the various year-end lists that have been shared, here and on Patreon. If your pick is missing from the list, you may add it! You may choose up to 2 options, and you may also revote, if you change your mind!

Most Worthy of a Rewatch
  • Mr. Queen* 17%, 56 votes
    56 votes 17%
    56 votes - 17% of all votes
  • Hometown Cha Cha Cha* 15%, 50 votes
    50 votes 15%
    50 votes - 15% of all votes
  • Yumi's Cells 10%, 34 votes
    34 votes 10%
    34 votes - 10% of all votes
  • Hospital Playlist 2* 9%, 29 votes
    29 votes 9%
    29 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Vincenzo* 7%, 23 votes
    23 votes 7%
    23 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Beyond Evil 7%, 22 votes
    22 votes 7%
    22 votes - 7% of all votes
  • Happiness 6%, 20 votes
    20 votes 6%
    20 votes - 6% of all votes
  • NAVILLERA* 5%, 15 votes
    15 votes 5%
    15 votes - 5% of all votes
  • Mad For Each Other 4%, 14 votes
    14 votes 4%
    14 votes - 4% of all votes
  • Move To Heaven* 3%, 10 votes
    10 votes 3%
    10 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Lost 3%, 10 votes
    10 votes 3%
    10 votes - 3% of all votes
  • My Name 3%, 9 votes
    9 votes 3%
    9 votes - 3% of all votes
  • Word Of Honor (China) 2%, 8 votes
    8 votes 2%
    8 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Imperial Coroner (China) 2%, 6 votes
    6 votes 2%
    6 votes - 2% of all votes
  • Youth of May* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • She Would Never Know* 2%, 5 votes
    5 votes 2%
    5 votes - 2% of all votes
  • The Day Of Becoming You (China) 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Sell Your Haunted House* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • Run o* 1%, 3 votes
    3 votes 1%
    3 votes - 1% of all votes
  • The Red Sleeve* 0%, 1 vote
    1 vote
    1 vote - 0% of all votes
Total Votes: 326
Voters: 213
December 26, 2021 - January 7, 2022
* - added by visitor
Voting is closed

..And that’s it!

I’m super curious to see the winners selected by you guys, as a community!!

Remember, voting closes at midnight, 6 January 2022, my time, so if you want to to revote, you can do so anytime before then.

As promised, I will announce the winners in a separate post thereafter, along with Editor’s Picks, just so you know where my votes would have gone, in each category.

Happy voting for your favorites, everyone!! ❤️

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[…] PS: In case you’re wondering, I will be using my tried-and-tested annual format for this post, and will share my top picks separately, when I announce the results of the Year End Awards Poll. […]

BE
BE
25 days ago

Ah I am so out of step with everyone, but I will say this: inre Most Underrated Gem--On the Verge of Insanity, an office dramedy, which to my taste eclipsed everyone’s favorite over the past few years, Misaeng, by a country mile, maybe a country mile and a few leagues as well, with its top to bottom ensemble, cracky plot, and terrific music, by getting the small vote count it did only proves me more certain it was the most underrated drama of the year, a show I would have ranked as the best comedy I saw after Mr. Queen, and it was a more evenly presented show–certainly its plot better, and the fourth best show I watched all year.

Sisyphus was the worst tv show I have ever seen all the way through in my entire life, and the biggest waste of talent and production money, so my Razzie would have to go to that overblown piece of garbage.

Finally, I dropped Hometown Cha Cha Cha, early on (around 7 or 8) because the OTP seemed like a ridiculous pairing to me. What that Thoreau loving, drop out guy could have seen in that uptight, prissy gal, other than her physical attractiveness–will she go surfing with him? Just asking–is beyond me. Of course, it is easy to predict even from where I dropped show her road to redemption through him, but it begs the question, why on earth was this terrific guy not with someone really terrific before the dentist comes to town.

Where I am in tune with folks is with Shin Hye Sun, who delivered the single best performance of the year. She along with Cha Chung Hwa (who was also terrific in On the Verge of Insanity, but at least as far as I saw poorly directed–another reason I dropped it, what a waste of such a great talent–in Hometown Cha Cha Cha) and Choi Jin Hyuk carried along what was otherwise a rather pedestrian sageuk in high style.

I would only add this–the best K Drama I saw all this past year other than in our group watches was the 1990’s series, Sandglass. That it was produced even before the Sopranos was in the US, and delivered such an epic novelistic treatment of the troubled 70s and 80s decades in South Korea speaks to how cutting edge even then K Drama was. The performances by the leads were spectacular; the ensemble top to bottom just perfect; the plotting amazing; the ost haunting and atmospheric. And after seeing the show deliver such a gritty and realistic presentation of South Korean life from that period with the combo of tragic romance and bromance from childhood in great detail through youth and maturity and the by far best presentation of political corruption in South Korea, I have seen, the dystopic servings up of this year’s crop seem pale, thin, lazy by contrast. It was one of the great dramatic series I have ever seen, and one can only hope now that SBS is forming a special tv series branch, it will be recovered, remastered, and given first rate subs and delivered to international sources like Viki and Netflix so people can access it without going over to the darkside to do so.

For me 1-4

Youth of May
Navilerra
Mr. Queen* (*I was under the impression that this was largely considered a 2020 drama, but since we included it here, this is where I would place it)
On the Verge of Insanity

j3ffc
j3ffc
24 days ago
Reply to  BE

Wow, Sandglass does sound fascinating. Hopefully a way of witnessing it w/o having to reset to one of those icky sides would arise….

Geo
Geo
25 days ago

I am singularly unqualified to vote on this poll, having seen only two of all the shows mentioned above but I had to give Nevertheless the Razzie award even though it’s the only show of the ones listed I’ve seen. There was so much hype that I was very disappointed in the final product, mainly because of the OTP. I found the secondary relationships much more interesting.

D33ps
D33ps
25 days ago

This was super fun. Thanks kfangurl.

KYLIE
KYLIE
25 days ago

Anyone watched Kim soo hyun’s One Ordinary Day? It’s getting good reviews from critics and viewers. It’s considered KimSooHyun’s best performance. It’s intense. Only 8 eps. Totally recommend it. 10/10 for me.

lotusgirl
lotusgirl
27 days ago

Fun poll. I had to listen to some of the songs and OST to have an honest opinion on those.

j3ffc
j3ffc
27 days ago

What a fun exercise! Although I haven’t seen enough of these shows to vote, I will be interested in seeing the results as it will help me pick shows for next year. BTW, love the super slick graphics that go with the various categories! Sign KFG up for the Oscar design team!

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know some of our posters and Patreon friends this month – thanks so much for this cool manner of community cooperation.

One thing that struck me from all of these posts is that each and every participant seemed to have a good number of shows that they were very enthusiastic about. Some might even grow in stature in short order. For example, KFG listed 19 dramas in the past 5 years as “iconic” in her “Dear Fangurl” post a bit back. An acknowledged classic, My Mister, is barely four years old.

The point is that I’ve read many comments about how K-drama “ain’t what it used to be” over the last year or so, question the results of “westernization” or “Netflixation” on the genre, or ask if the field is getting too popular for its own good. All of these are certainly questions to consider or debate, and my intention is not to say that any of these opinions are invalid. However, what seems clear, based on thoughtful commentary and insightful watching on the part of some of our most active members of our community, that there are still quality shows being made and that they are worth watching.

All in all, I’d like to end a fairly crappy year with one positive thought, and this one is enough to put a smile on my face heading into 2022. Thanks to all.

reaper
reaper
27 days ago

Nice idea.
Too hard to vote. Would have to add shows and actors to the categorys for me to be satisfied but I don’t want to :DDD

CarpControl
CarpControl
27 days ago

The hardest was the Razzie Awards category. Having watched 5/10 of them, and dropped all 5, it was tough. Pretty evident that 2021 was an average drama-year for me… 😅

lotusgirl
lotusgirl
27 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

I dropped 10 of the 2021 shows I started I didn’t count how many of the shows from other years I dropped this year.

phl1rxd
phl1rxd
27 days ago

That was fun Fangurl!

Vivie
Vivie
27 days ago

Thank you , for another year of awesome reviews. You have really helped me make my viewing choices! I enjoyed reading the guests’ posts too, thank you all! I voted for what I liked in this list but I felt I wasn’t being fair because I haven’t yet watched a fair number on it. Tsk tsk, too many dramas, so little time indeed. Also this year, I invested more time in Chinese dramas than Korean. I’ve been watching Luoyang – a cdrama mystery set in Empress Wu’s time – it’s been pretty good that I’ve followed it avidly. So I would add it as one of my picks this year for Best Ensemble cast and Best Series since it ends on time on Dec 30th. I loved The Long Ballad and its outstanding OST – I watched it twice and have the OST on my playlist! Sword Snow Stride has started off strongly and I have high hopes for it. For Korean drama, The Red Sleeve has been consistently great but that will be for next year’s poll too. I’ll be returning to My Roommate is A Gumiho soon (I like Hye Ri and Kang Ha Na in this!). Here’s to another year of entertaining and visually exciting dramas in 2022!

Vivie
Vivie
27 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

It’d be a pity for it to have to wait till next year end! Technicalities, bah!

lotusgirl
lotusgirl
27 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Ooops! Yeah. I did include The Red Sleeve as an honorable mention in mine. I have enjoyed it so. I was just wondering if it ends before the end of the year or if I was missing something. Jan. 1. So close.

MC
MC
27 days ago

It is very strange but when I went in for the first time it shows me that I’ve voted in a few categories but not for others! A bit like what happened for the Group Watch. Strange!

MC
MC
27 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

Ah yes ! Now it’s working! Thanks 🙂

JJ
JJ
28 days ago

So Awesome!!! Thanks for putting this together KFG!!!!

seankfletcher
seankfletcher
28 days ago

Done and dusted. This is an awesome polling and voting format, kfangurl 😊 I am looking forward to the result 😳😱🙀

MC
MC
27 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

It works now! So all is good!

seankfletcher
seankfletcher
27 days ago
Reply to  kfangurl

We do have some early leaders!

Shahz
Shahz
28 days ago

Done! Looking forward to the awards ceremony!