Weekly Top 10 K-dramas
We have a new surprise winner! Which drama took the #1 spot from My Amazing Boyfriend in our brand new Top 10 K-dramas? Is your favorite drama among the Top 10? Let's find out.
Congratulations to Les Interprètes for winning #1 this week. It's an amazing feat because we haven't had a back-to-back winner from Chinese dramas, ever. A toast (preferably champagne) to the French-speaking Chinese interpreters who cannot resist falling in love, and another toast to cheer up leading man Huang Xuan who has confessed that he has no dating life.
Daebak enters a new stage following a tragic loss. The battle between two brothers, one a crown prince, the other the lost prince who grew up dirt poor, seems imminent. Will they fight or help each other against a formidable foe? Why does the evil enemy keep on winning time after time? This fantastic drama really knows how to keep up the tension and suspense. The most recent club recap says it right: Trust No One.
In South Korea, Monster and Daebak have similar ratings, but as you've probably noticed, Monster hasn't entered the Top 10 for international viewers, but it is clocking in at a respectable #14. Although it is a 50-episode-long revenge drama, it's kept the viewers interested with twists and turns, and with an extra hook about the leading couple disliking each other at first because they didn't recognize their first love. I've waited many episodes to finally see Kang Ji Hwan realize that his first love is still alive. It was a very emotional moment. Too bad he has to keep it a secret for now. Stay tuned for even more suspense and betrayle now that there is also a love triangle.
Beautiful Gong Shim has entered the Top 10 at #8. I have always like Namgoong Min, even when he played the bad guys in other dramas. This is a lighthearted romcom that I'd like to watch as soon as I can clear my plate. How are you liking it? Please comment below.
I can't resist plugging for Another Oh Hae Young again. I love how the love triangle (or maybe 2 triangles?) is not framed with an easy decision based on a character being a good or bad person. Each person is conflicted and affected by past actions and consequences. It feels like the scriptwriter is not just writing about romance with complications, but is also deliberately making the viewers reflect on life's unexpected turns. In the meantime, the comedic and light elements persist. I'm sure we're all hoping for a happy ending.
Descendants of the Sun not only won Grand Prize at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, its leading stars, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Gyo, also won Popularity Awards and Global Star Awards. Check out their fantastic red carpet looks HERE and HERE.
If you want a drama suggestion for what to watch, take a look at this list of winners.
New Weekly Top 10 in order of popularity:
2. Running Man
3. Heirs (Only on DramaFever)
Ok Minoz, Heirs is at #3 again! A Twitter follower asked me if the 2013 hit drama will rise to #1 again. Well, never say never. It's not impossible even though we haven't seen it happen before. xD
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