While You Were Sleeping Tops C-netizens Rank of 10 Most Anticipated K-dramas of 2017

Many of the 2017 K-dramas were announced in late 2016, and a few even starting filming last year already. C-netizens are also taking stock of the offerings soon to come and there was a recent poll showing which K-dramas are most anticipated there. Topping the list is While You Were Sleeping with Lee Jong Seok and Suzy, two popular K-stars who are also well known in China. Second is Saimdang: Light’s Diary as Lee Young Ae‘s comeback vehicle with Song Seung Heon. Third is another sageuk, A King Loves with Im Shi Wan, Yoona, and Hong Jong Hyun.

Finishing up the top five is Shin Mina and Lee Je Hoon‘s Tomorrow With You in fourth and fifth place is Man to Man with Park Hae Jin and Park Sung Woong as the titular men. The full top ten is below for those curious which 2017 K-dramas are getting early interest. My personal anticipating works are While You Were Sleeping since I’m a huge Lee Jong Seok fan followed by the rom-com Strong Woman Do Bong Soon pairing up Park Bo Young with Park Hyung Sik.

2. Saimdang: Light’s Diary

3. A King Loves

4. Tomorrow With You

5. Man to Man

6. Ruler: Master of the Mask

7. Whisper

8. The Package

9. Introverted Boss

10. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon


While You Were Sleeping Tops C-netizens Rank of 10 Most Anticipated K-dramas of 2017 — 26 Comments

  1. Introverted Boss is the one that i am most excited for….It has actors, writers, producers, directors from my two favourite dramas …marriage not dating and age of youth.

  2. I’m so waiting impatiently for “While You Were Sleaping” as a big fan of Lee Jong Seok and I’m waiting for “Ruler: Master Of The Mask” for Yoo Seung Ho 😀 and Kim So Hyun!!, Par Hae Jin’s drama “Man To Man”, Lee Bo Young’s drama “Whisper” and Park Hyung Sik’s drama “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”!! 😀

    • Seems like not many people watch that drama, I saw a KYJ article on c-netz says and all of the chinese netizens seems to recognized her from her old moon/sun drama where she played the younger version of yeo wool (Han Ga In character)

    • The gossip goes like this ‘PBG offended Chinese by filming a commercial degrading the Great Wall’ so Officials there have banned MDBC. Whether it’s true or it’s just their excuse to ban Kdrama we will never know. Anyway, KYJ is underage in that drama and doing provocative scenes, another reason to ban the drama in China.

  3. My most anticipated is “Saimdang” because I am a sucker for sageuk and “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” because Park Hyun Shik is so damn dreamy in “Hwarang” that turn me into a fangirl.

  4. I d’ont know why spoiled a good drama on someone like hyung sick he does not deserve the leading role i like Park Bo Young a lot but cuz of that loser i won’t watch her drama that is too bad.???

    • Watch your dirty mouth!Resorting to call an actor or even a person a loser is such a low-class act, don’t you think? It’s not like anyone is forcing you to watch this drama after all, it’s just your loss. And please get off you high horse, stop acting like Park Bo Young is some kind of Goddess whose talent is unmatchable. Breaking news, there are many many actresses out there as talented as her or even better than her (I’m not hating on her FYI, she’s one of my favs, I’m just tired and sick of this elitism). Suck it up because Park Hyung Sik is the male lead, her main love interest in the drama and he’s here to stay!

  5. I’m sure they top the list not because of the story but because they are big stars. eventhough suzy acting is limited, she is very popular locally and internationally and same goes to LJS. They will benefit each other regardless of whether she can act or not. These A listers only works with A listers and only choose the best project from the best writers, kinda trend these days…Elitism at its best.

  6. mine will be
    1.strong woman for quirky story line
    2.tomorrow with u becos of stunning shin min ah.
    3. whiles you are sleeping for the writer
    4. introverted boss becos of all the production team.
    saimdang for the legendary and ageless lee young ae.
    praying that all these lives to my expectation

  7. any one can tell it fan voting only. noone in there right mind would anticpated suzy drama when her acting sux so bad. those fan are only looking at her face they could careless about the story of the drama. feel bad for LJS he have to act along side a woman who cant act.guess he have to carry suzy just like all her past lead male carry the drama for her she only there to look pretty for fan that why her drama flop in korea most of the time.

  8. I am looking forward to “Ruler: Master of the Mask.” This drama has two solid leads with proven track records of acting. And as much as I like LJS, I won’t be tuning in this time due to his female lead. Especially, after he has had previous co-stars like Lee Bo-Young, Han Hyo Joo and even Kang Sora, there is just no comparing anymore. As for Saimdang, I hope it lives up to the hype. There has been so much build up, but lately a majority of these “big” Kdramas have been disappointing or having very lackluster storylines. Even “Goblin” seems to have fizzled a bit in the storyline. Now, I’m just waiting to see if the sword ever gets pulled out or not…

    • Count me in. Love to see KSH and YSH growing to be the lead. Really looking forward. I’ll passed every drama that has idol as the lead coz they can’t really act. Pretty face can’t make up the limited acting talent. I wonder why they keep been selected as the lead. Must be for the rating i guess

  9. I wonder what were on last year’s list? Probably Moon Lovers, Dots and UF were high up on the list and then went on to top the Most Crappy Kimchee Awards.

    • clearly the most crappy kimchee award does not correlate well with popularity. despite topping the chart, UF,DOTS and ML have among the highest views online, UF even beat you who came from the stars as the most viewed k-drama in china.

  10. wow the top 3 sint my top3.
    Was initially interested in LJS’s While you were sleeping but they fell off the list when they casted Suzy.
    My top 3 is
    Strong Woman
    Ruler of the Mask
    Introverted Boss

    Am oso interested in Bride of Water God due to original manhwa but still depends who will be casted

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