Korean newspaper Joynews is celebrating its 17th anniversary this year and during the week of October 12th-19th it commissioned a poll of over 200 Korean industry insiders to vote for what drama they think was the best in 2021. The voters consisted of production honchos, producers, PDs, screenwriters, agency management heads, and entertainment news reporters. Hospital Playlist 2 received the most nods with 35 votes, followed in second place by Hometown Cha Cha Cha with 27 votes, then Vincenzo with 22, Beyond Evil with 21, and founding out the top five is Racket Boys with 20 votes. After that a handful of votes went to other dramas including Youth of May and Marriage Lyrics and Divorce Music each got 7 votes, Mine got 6 votes, then 3 votes went to a three way tie each of Bossam: Steal the Fate, The Veil, and One: The Woman. And the remaining dramas were The Uncanny Counter, Lost, Taxi Driver, and Mouse which got 2 votes apiece. This is a great list for those who may wonder what other good dramas aired in 2021 and you may have missed. For me it’s totally Racket Boys, that happened during the summer and I got busy and forgot to check it out, and I also want to finish Taxi Driver.