Can you believe that 2017 is half over already? Let's take this opportunity to look back at which dramas have become DramaFever viewers' top favorites so far this year. These historical and modern dramas have enthralled us with intriguing romance, stunning fantasies, and more. They are also the perfect candidates when you are searching for a drama to chill out with during the summer, or for viewing anytime.

We already publish our exclusive top 10 most popular dramas every week. The list presented here is selected from the most popular dramas, based on ranking and viewership, on DramaFever during the first six months of 2017.

In reverse order of popularity, lets start!

10. Lovely Love Lie (aka The Liar and His Lover), starring Lee Hyun Woo and Park Soo Young (Joy).

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Lovely Love Lie (The Liar and His Lover)

Starring Lee Hyun Woo and Park Soo Young (Joy)

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9. Ruler: Master Of The Mask, starring Yoo Seung HoKim So Hyun, and L (Kim Myung Soo).

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Ruler: Master of the Mask

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Kim So Hyun

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8. Love in Trouble (aka Suspicious Partner), starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun.

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Love In Trouble (Suspicious Partner)

Starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun

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7. My Shy Boss, starring Yeon Woo Jin and Park Hye Soo.

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My Shy Boss

Starring Yeon Woo Jin and Park Hye Soo

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6. General and I, starring Angela Yeung (Angelababy) and Wallace Chung.

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General and I - 孤芳不自赏

Starring Angela Yeung (Angelababy) and Wallace Chung

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5. The Princess Weiyoung, starring Tiffany TangLuo Jin, and Vanness Wu.

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The Princess Weiyoung - 锦绣未央

Starring Tiffany Tang and Luo Jin

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4. My Secret Romance, starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun.

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My Secret Romance

Starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun

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3. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, starring Park Bo YoungPark Hyung Sik, and Kim Ji Soo.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Starring Park Bo Young and Kim Ji Soo

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2. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms, starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao.

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Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (aka Eternal Love) - 三生三世十里桃花

Starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao

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1. Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, starring Gong Yoo, Kim Go EunLee Dong Wook, and Yoo In Na.

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Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

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Note 1: Although some stellar dramas from prior years may still show up on our weekly top 10 lists, they are excluded from this special list so that we can focus on 2017's new dramas. (Yes, I'm looking at you Cinderella and Four Knights, Love O2O, and Boys Over Flowers.)

Note 2: Goblin is included even though it started in December 2016. However, it was excluded when we reported on the most popular K-dramas in 2016, so it's only fair to include it for this year.

Honorable MentionsRebel: Thief of the PeopleDoctor Romantic, and Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo.

What conclusions might one draw from this list of top dramas?

The Korean dramas reign overall and are the most diverse in genres, but the Chinese dramas are fast rising in popularity, especially in the historical romance category. The three C-dramas listed here are all sprawling epics with engaging characters and filmed with stunning costumes and vivid landscapes. Overall, historical dramas really dominate as a genre. Fantasy is also a popular element that can be combined with either historical or modern stories. The top three dramas are all fantasy romances. 

For the thriller category including the darker crime and action dramas, there are some excellent candidates, such as Voice, which entered the weekly top 10 list a few times but didn't make it to the final six-month list.

Are you surprised by the results? Which dramas are your favorites? Include them in the comments below. Thanks.

Happy Viewing!

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The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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