Ranking K-drama screenwriters whether by quality or personal like is much harder than the actors and actresses that bring their narratives to life on television. Very few become household names, requiring hit after hit after hit and a longevity that is made even more difficult when storytelling creativity must be repeated. Like her or not, Kim Eun Sook has become the biggest star of her field, with a name recognition as high as the actors and actresses that star in her dramas, even going as far as churning out two ratings breaking drama hits in the same year 2016 with Descendants of the Sun and Goblin in an era where there are very few hits to be had anymore. That’s why it’s no surprise that she was voted the most favorite K-drama screenwriter in a recently released poll, gathering 42.7% of all the tops. Second was writer Kim Eun Hee of Signal, Phantom, and Sign fame, with Noh Hee Kyung round out the top three with her Dear My Friends, It’s Okay, It’s Love, and That Winter, The Wind Blows.
Following the top three favorites of Kim Eun Sook, Kim Eun Hee, and Noh Hee Kyung, the very veteran screenwriter Kim Soo Hyun came in 4th, then Park Ji Eun at 5th, and 6th place was none other than the Hong Sisters.