Weekly Top 10 K-dramas
Are you sitting down? Be ready for a surprising Top 10, as something different has happened that we haven't seen ever since we started reporting our Top 10 rankings. Is it about Cinderella and Four Knights? Is your favorite drama among the Top 10? Let's find out.
Cinderella and Four Knights keeps its throne as our Cinderella, spunky heroine Ha Won (Park So Dam), is pondering where her heart lies. Or, maybe her heart is lying to her. How about you? Are you staying with your original prediction, or are you picking a different knight?
The real winner of this week is China's heartthrob Yang Yang, whose drama Love O2O reaches a romantic happy ending and holds the #2 spot, while he turns 25 on September 9. Although he is new to DramaFever viewers, he has made many popular dramas and I hope we'll see him again soon. Actually, I wouldn't mind watching Love O2O a few more times again.
Uncontrollably Fond concluded at #3 to a surprise ending. I say "surprise" because the drama could have taken the easy exit to give us a "happy ending." Nope, the story stayed true to a dying man's wish to clear his conscience, shine justice and inflict punishment to the wrongdoers, and take care of his true love, Suzy. Early on when I realized this drama was mis-categorized as a romcom, I changed my expectation and was enthralled by Kim Woo Bin's emotional appeal in this heart-wrenching and complex drama.
I am now a confirmed addict for Scarlet Heart: Ryeo. It's fantastic to see the Korean version take the best elements from the original Chinese drama Scarlet Heart to presents a new and compelling story. The sensitive portrayal of 8th Prince and his wife is a prime example. Will the ending be the same? It's too early to speculate. For now, I'd rather guess which prince IU will kiss first, Lee Joon Ki or Kang Ha Neul? IU has done a great job as a 20-something woman from the 21st century but stuck in a 16-year-old Goryeo girl's body and fate.
Thanks to Uncontrollably Fond and Love O2O finishing last week, I finally started Jealousy Incarnate, which has risen to #7. Gong Hyo Jin is simply incomparable as a romcom queen. I really like Jo Jung Suk, but love Go'Dreamy Kyung Pyo. How about you? Who do you prefer? Since I've only just started, does anyone know what "Jealousy Incarnate" refers to?
Here's the stunning surprise: Ice Fantasy and Cheese in the Trap climbed back into the Top 10, skipping over Heirs, which has been in every Top 10, if I remember correctly. Some readers have wondered why Heirs has continued to be on the list, please understand that the list is based on our audience's actual viewing results every week. It truly confirms Lee Min Ho's star power that has kept Heirs in the Top 10 for so long, and I wouldn't be surprised if it returns next week. His Boys Over Flowers is still at #9.
New Drama News
New Weekly Top 10 in order of popularity:
1. Cinderella and Four Knights (Only on DramaFever)
2. Love O2O
3. Uncontrollably Fond (Only on DramaFever)
4. Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Only on DramaFever)
5. Running Man
6. Doctor Crush
8. Let's Fight Ghost (Only on DramaFever)
10. Ice Fantasy - tied
10. Cheese in the Trap - tied
Honorable Mention — Revenge drama Monster has risen to #14 as it rushes to a showdown and hopefully a happy ending. In the meantime, actress Jo Bo Ah posted that she has recovered after being hospitalized.
Previous Top 10: Weekly Top 10 K-dramas - September 6, 2016
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