Legend of the Blue Sea Tops Chosun Daily Readers Poll of Favorite 2016 K-drama

Another poll result has hit the internet waves and this one feels like the readers had their hands on the pulse the entire time. Online newspaper Chosun Daily which despite it’s name is a Chinese publication covering all news in Korea, ran a readers poll for the past month from middle of December through middle of January that asked for the favorite K-drama of 2016. With a total of 118,085 votes cast, the winner with nearly half the votes was Legend of the Blue Sea, with 49,293 viewers picking it as most favorite. Coming in close in second place was Descendants of the Sun with 48,801 votes, which tells me that DotS should be top since it aired in early 2016 whereas Legend was still airing during the vote so had the freshness factor. Rounding out the top three was 11,308 votes for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Check out the full top 8 list below. Continue reading

Descendants of the Sun Highest Rated K-drama Broadcast in Taiwan in 2016 Followed by 4th Airing of The Master’s Sun

I was nearly bored to giving up on TW-dramas this year in 2016, the only one I finished entirely was Love @ Seventeen with Lego Lee and Nikki Hsieh. The depressed ratings for domestic dramas speaks the same for audiences … Continue reading

C-ent Discusses the Most Popular Chinese and Korean Onscreen Bromances of 2016

Recent years have had no shortage of small and big screen bromances with male leads sometimes stealing the show from even the central OTP romance. It proffers the guys being guys camaraderie tinged with wink wink emotional connection, the best … Continue reading

K-media Discusses How Descendants of the Sun is the Only Ratings Success Pre-produced K-drama in 2016

K-media is taking stock of 2016 and the results are not exactly promising for the future of pre-producing K-dramas. What was once a rarity such as the mega budget Legend felt like a norm in 2016 with a slew of … Continue reading

K-audiences Pick a Goblin and Another Oh Hae Young as Characters Most Desired as Christmas Date

This is the oddest poll ever even in the world of K-ent where anything can become the subject of a poll. With Christmas around the corner, typically polls are about which star the average Joe or Jane wants to spend … Continue reading

Descendants of the Sun Special Episode Dominates Wed Ratings with 17.7% and Entertainer Premieres with 6.1%

I thought the Descendants of the Sun ratings gravy train was over for KBS but apparently not. The production team and network wisely elected not to extend¬†DotS, not that it was realistically even possible anyways since it was fully pre-produced, … Continue reading

You From Another Star, Heirs, and Decendents of the Sun Take Top Three Rank in Most Popular K-dramas in China

With the conclusion of Descendants of the Sun it’s a perfect time to check in with the popularity of K-dramas in China and see where this newest ratings breaker resides. Polling website Vlinkage just released the Top 30 Most Popular … Continue reading