As we welcome 2017, let's look back to see the top new Korean dramas that became our viewers' most favorite in 2016. These dramas included romance, adventure, fantasy, and other genres. Best of all, they are binge-worthy candidates when you are searching for a drama to watch during the holidays or for anytime viewing. Scroll down to reveal the list of the most popular new K-dramas in 2016.

Keep in mind that this list is based on Korean dramas that began and ended in 2016, and the popularity ranking is based on DramaFever viewership.

In reverse order of popularity, lets start!

10. Another Oh Hae Young - starring Seo Hyun Jin and Eric Moon, whose sizzling chemistry and steamy kisses practically ignited the screen.

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Another Oh Hae Young

Starring Seo Hyun Jin and Jun Hye Bin

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9. The K2 - starring Ji Chang Wook and Yoona, in a fantastic thriller with romance, action, and, of course, Ji Chang Wook's abs. The gripping story starts from the streets of Barcelona, Spain, to secret locations in South Korea. 


8. Jealousy Incarnate - starring Gong Hyo JinJo Jung Suk, and Go Kyung Pyo. The romance comedy sheds light on what happens behind the TV newsroom and also raises awareness of an unexpected health issue for men.

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Jealousy Incarnate

Starring Jo Jung Suk and Gong Hyo Jin

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7. High End Crush - starring Jung Il Woo and Jin Se Yun. Check out 5 Reasons to crush on this delightful, short romance comedy.

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High End Crush

Starring Jung Il Woo and Jin Se Yun

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6. Descendants of the Sun - starring Song Joong Ki, Song Hye GyoJin Goo, and Kim Ji Won, in perhaps the biggest smash hit of 2016. The drama is about a special-forces soldier falling in love with a medical doctor, as they learn to appreciate each other's profession and differences. 

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Descendants of the Sun

Starring Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo

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5. Uncontrollably Fond - starring Kim Woo Bin and Suzy, in a heart wrenching romance about two soulmates who are entangled in past misunderstandings that led to their separation. How will they find their way back to each other?

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Uncontrollably Fond (Lightly, Ardently)

Starring Kim Woo Bin and Bae Su Ji (Suzy)

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4. Cinderella and Four Knights - starring Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, and Choi Min Sung, about an independent modern-day heroine who will make the world around her a better and kinder place as she finds her true knight.

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Cinderella and Four Knights

Starring Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

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3. Scarlet Heart: Ryeo - starring Lee Joon Ki, Lee Ji Eun (IU), and Kang Ha Neul, in a timeless time-travel romance when a 21st-century woman finds herself in the Goryeo era in ancient Korea.

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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2. Doctor Crush - starring Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won, about doctors who find romance as they uncover truth behind hospital intrigues. Park Shin Hye shines in a role that is much different from her previous work.

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Doctor Crush

Starring Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won

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1. Cheese in the Trap - starring Kim Go Eun and Park Hae Jin. Check out 10 fun facts about the stars in this live-action adaptation based on a popular webtoon.

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Cheese in the Trap

Starring Kim Go Eun and Park Hae Jin

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Which dramas of  2016 did you love the most? Is your favorite on the list?

If you are new to K-dramas, it's also worth noting that by viewing these excellent dramas, you'll get to meet and find actors who you admire and want to watch more of their work. The stars who make the characters come vividly alive on the screen for us include established actors as well as newcomers with a bright future. Keep up with the dramas and the news at DramaFever as you enter a new and fascinating drama-land.

Happy New Year! 

Happy viewing!