K-ent Industry Insiders Poll Mr. Sunshine as Best Drama and Hwayugi as Worst Drama of 2018

This is an interesting poll and I find myself agreeing with most of the selections with a few deviations. Joynews polled 200 Korean drama industry insiders to vote for their best and worst dramas of 2018, which admitted hasn’t ended yet with a few more high profile dramas to air. But the poll results more or less reflect the quality of things to date and it’s not surprising to see tvN hit period patriotic drama Mr. Sunshine topping the poll for Best Drama. Following to round out the top 5 list is Misty, 100 Days My Prince, My Ahjusshi, and Live.

On the opposite spectrum the drama voted worst for 2018 was Hwayugi (A Korean Odyssey) which I have to agree with as the first few episodes aired in 2017 were an awesome start but the remainder in 2018 was a straight shooter of narrative crap. The other four dramas voted as worst were Return with the leading lady switch debacle, the unwatchable The Undateables, Let’s Eat 3 ending abruptly with the male lead off to the military, and Time also with the narrative schism with a male lead who left the drama due to health reasons. Check out the full voted list below, and its worth noting that in the best drama category all the top vote getters are cable dramas and it’s not until 12th place does a big three drama in Where Stars Land gets on the list. Continue reading