Every time a new drama airs it seems a member from one of the many idol groups, has a significant role in the series. Many of us countdown the minutes in each episode until our idol bias makes their grand entrance on-screen. We love seeing them in K-dramas! They keep us glued to the screen every week. This year, has been very generours with K-Pop goodness because so many stars landed great roles.

Today, I decided to list eight of some of the most popular 2016 K-dramas starring your idol  bias.

1. Descendants of the Sun

One of the most popular K-dramas of the year featured SHINee's Onew in a supporting role. DOTS is rebooting this decade's Hallyu Wave, and the idol star is enjoying an increase in his already massive fanbase. Everyone loved the stellar soundtrack to this military/medical love story! It's too bad his band didn't contribute s song to the OST. 

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Descendants of the Sun

Starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo

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2. Choco Bank

EXO's Kai plays the unemployed Kim Eun Haeng who finally gets his big break in this hit web drama. Millions of viewers enjoyed the success story, sweet chocolate and cute love that blossomed between the leading stars in this short series. 

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Choco Bank

Starring Kim Jong In (Kai) and Park Eun Bin

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3. Cinderella and Four Knights

CNBlue's Jungshin plays one of the rich Kang Cousins in this unique re-telling of the Cinderella tale. The story is loosely based on Cinderella and Boys Over Flowers, but the classy idol gets plenty of screen time! From the very beginning, he is definitely the nicest and most caring cousin out of the three.

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Cinderella and Four Knights

Starring Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

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4. Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

EXO's Baekhyun has been the cheerful and upbeat prince since episode one of the highly anticipated historical gem. Solo artist IU is the perfect Hae Soo! South Korean viewers are slowing warming up to Prince Wang Eun, his brothers and Hae Soo, but you helped the show rank number two last week on DramaFever. It already boasts one billion views in China! I hope IU is able to change his tragic fate so that Baekhyun can be around for several more episodes. 

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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5. Cheese In A Trap

Viewers tuned in every week to see 5urprise's Seo Kang Joon portray Baek In Ho on the DramaFever favorite. It enjoyed decent ratings in South Korea, but you made it a hit online. I know a movie is in the works, but this show seriously deserves a season 2!

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Cheese in the Trap

Starring Kim Go Eun and Park Hae Jin

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6. Uncontrollably Fond

No Eul's (Suzy) tragic yet beautiful love story had everyone bawling throughout the entire series. The Miss A member's acting has improved tremendously from her early days on Dream High, and you loved her latest series so much you kept it in the top five on DramaFever!

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Uncontrollably Fond (Lightly, Ardently)

Starring Kim Woo Bin and Bae Su Ji (Suzy)

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7. Click Your Heart

SF9 hasn't even debuted, but K-drama fans are already rooting for them! We met four members of the group in this cute short series where viewers choose their own happy ending. AOA fans were pleased with MinA in the starring role. The rest of SF9 made cameo appearances as fellow students.

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Click Your Heart

Starring Kwon Min Ah (Min A) and Baek Ju Ho

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8. Marriage Contract

UEE starred as a dying mom (Kang Hye Soo) who enters into a marriage contract. The popular series, which received over 20% ratings in South Korea, showed viewers how to cherish their lovers and make the most of their time with them. 

Which idol drama was your favorite this year? 


Shelly M is an author and blogger. Follow her personal blog at BTSCelebs.com