Stickiness has long been used as yet another barometer to assess a drama, performance, or character. Some successes vanish soon after while other less immediate wins steadily remain for much longer. It’s hard to say which one is preferable, ultimately even the most sticky works fade from memory as the fickle audience mind continues to look to the latest and greatest treats. There are so many K-dramas released annually (prime time, weekend, daily, cable) and most do their thing and shuffle off to be forgotten right away.
It’s getting harder and harder for a drama, performance, or even character to be memorable, but there are still some that stand out among the recent crowded field. The K-media is reporting that a poll of drama viewers asking what recent drama character they most wanted to see again onscreen yielded three popular choices that remain fan favorites. The top three vote getters are Lee Jong Seok‘s Park Soo Ha in I Hear Your Voice, Jang Jae Yeol played by Jo In Sung in It’s Okay, It’s Love, and Kim Soo Hyun‘s alien professor Do Min Joon in You From Another Star. Congrats to these three actors for leaving indelible memories in the minds of viewers among all the recent years dramas. Were any of these three your faves?