Japanese Hallyu Fan Poll of Over 150K Votes Selects the Best OTP of Iconic K-dramas

This is a fascinating poll result piece and usually the Japanese fans of K-dramas aren’t heard as much as the I-fans or C-netizens so I usually go by what gets high ratings when it airs over there to gauge popularity. A recent Japanese Hallyu fan poll of over 150,000 votes selected the Best K-drama OTPs and it’s clear that some of the most iconic ones have now fallen low on the list probably due the the passage of time. The #1 vote for Best Drama OTP goes to Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds with 50,192 votes. Second place is Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young in Why Secretary Kim with 33,615 votes with Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum rounding out the top 3 with 20,798 votes for Kill Me, Heal Me. I always forgot just how wildly popular the K-version of Fated to Love You was in Japan because Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara came in 4th with 11,690 votes, then it’s a surprise of the two Jeon Ji Hyun dramas that Legend of the Blue Sea with Lee Min Ho at 9,132 votes for 5th place edged out You From Another Star with Kim Soo Hyun which got 7.505 votes. Check out the full top 20 below.

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K-ent Discussing KBS’s Prolonged Ratings Woes for the Past Two Years

This is certainly a depressing way to get some press, and even the old adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity doesn’t seem to apply here as I can’t see an upside. K-ent media is addressing the … Continue reading

Producer and The Girl Who Sees Smells Leads the Drama Content Power Index for First Half of 2015

The Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings are out, tabulating the most influential dramas of the first half of 2015. The ranking was for the period between January-June of 2015 and included all dramas aired on the big three as well … Continue reading

Yay or Nay: Recent K-drama Trend of Older Established Actors Supporting Younger Male Leads

I was a little hesitant around the casting of Healer when it was first announced with┬áJi Chang Wook as the titular character. I wondered what the drama was going to do having Yoo Ji Tae around as well. Thankfully the … Continue reading

Healer Readies for Monday Premiere Posters, Press Conference, and Exciting Long Preview

The upcoming KBS Mon-Tues drama Healer has remained consistently intriguing in all the promotional materials. Now all it has to do is actually deliver when it premieres next Monday. It can’t possibly be worse than its predecessor Tomorrow’s Cantabile in … Continue reading