It’s time for our third annual “Drama of the Year” episode!
We are bursting with excitement to share the very best of 2016 with you!
This episode is 2 hours of the very best that 2016 had to offer. And what a year we had!
Like previous years – we pick winners in categories that we hope are a little bit more personal and fun – than all the other end-of-the-year lists out there. Enjoy!
Korean drama podcast:
Our drama of the year 2016
- Drama that made us grin like idiots
Sofia’s pick: Ryo Joon Yeol in Lucky Romance
Frances pick: Sweet Stranger and Me a.k.a. The Man Living in Our House
Honorable mentions: Goblin, Moonlight Lovers, Let’s Fight Ghost, Cinderella and Four Knights, Shopping King Louis
- Drama that made us go through boxes of tissues (or made us depressed)
Frances pick: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Sofia’s pick: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Honorable mentions: Just… everything!
- Most rewinded kiss scene
Sofia’s pick: The locker room-kiss, in Jealousy Incarnate
Frances pick: Against the wall-kiss, in Another Miss Oh
Honorable mentions: All the other kisses in Jealousy Incarnate, making out on the couch in Another miss Oh, the first kiss in Moonlight, Marriage Contract-kisses, the prison kiss in W… we also mention the webdrama “7 first kisses”
- Most rewinded scene (that’s not a kiss scene)
Frances pick: Baek In Ha’s reaction to getting a nudie picture, in Cheese in the Trap
Sofia’s pick: Jin Go, running in slow-motion, in order to save Joong Ki, in Descendants of the sun
Honorable mentions: The almost kiss between the guys in Another Miss Oh, “I said I love yoouuuu!”-drunk scene in Cinderella, the morning shirtless jog in Descendants, the episode 4 shower-fighting-scene in K2, anything bromance-related in Goblin
- Biggest jaw-dropping surprise of the year
Sofia’s pick: The cartoonist seeing the sportscar being erased, in W
Frances pick: Daddy no-face, in W
Honorable mentions: The car-splitting scene in Goblin, the way that Yoo Jung acted in Cheese in the Trap
- Biggest wah-wah-waaah dissapointment of the year
Frances pick: The K2
Sofia’s pick: Goodbye Mister Black
(Dis)Honorable mentions: One more happy ending, Legend of the blue sea, Woman with a suitcase, The Royal Gambler, Uncontrollably fond
- Best side character that nearly stole the show (or actually did)
Sofia’s pick: The drunk sister in Another Miss Oh
Frances pick: The Baek-siblings in Cheese in the Trap
Honorable mentions: Too many to mention. <3
- Listener suggested category: Best shower scene/fan service-moment
Frances pick: The shower fight-scene in The K2
Sofia’s pick: Kissing Kang Cheol for the shock-value, in W – Two worlds
- Listener suggested category: Best Korean fashion-moment
Sofia’s pick: The suits that Lee Soo Hyuk’s character wore in Sweet Stranger and Me
Frances pick: The red dress Gong Hyo Jin wore in Thailand, in Jealusy Incarnate
Honorable mentions: Walking in, in slow-motion in Cinderella, the shorts-suit in Lucky Romance, the “Amish-hat” in Goblin AND Entourage
- Couple we shipped the hardest (that didn’t work out)
Frances pick: Baek In Ho and Hong Seol in Cheese in the Trap
Sofia’s pick: The goblin and the grim reaper, in Goblin
Honorable mentions: Eric’s friend in Another Miss Oh, the childhood friend in Doctors
- Couple we shipped the hardest (that became the OTP)
Sofia’s pick: Ra On and the prince, in Moonlight Drawn by Blouds
Frances pick: Sweet stranger and me
Honorable mentions: Weight Lifting Fairy
- Up and coming actor to look for in 2016
Frances pick: Lee Tae Sun
Sofia’s pick: Lee Tae Hwan
- Best drama we didn’t watch
Sofia’s pick: Signal
Frances pick: Signal
And that brings is to….
- Best drama of the year according to our hearts
Frances pick: Sweet Stranger and Me
Sofia’s pick: Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
Honorable mentions: Weightlifting fairy, Goblin, When a snail loves, Singing all the way, Princess Wei Young
- Best drama of the year according to our brains
Sofia’s pick: W – Two Worlds
Frances pick: Jealousy Incarnate
Honorable mentions: When a snail loves, Princess Wei Young
Bonus! Drama to look out for in 2017:
- Missing nine
- While you were sleeping
- Introverted boss
- Tomorrow with you
There is a wooshing sound that comes and goes in this recording. That was my computer’s fan acting up and blowing hot air straigt at the microphone. Gah! It’s noticable but not too distracting. I hope.
Until the next time… keep in touch!
Instagram: This is where all the action is. On Instagram. We interact with the listeners via our Instagram account. Currently at 13,000 followers.
It’s updated daily, with a funny scene, a juicy kiss or something else that’s K-drama related. So don’t miss out on that if you’re an Instagrammer.
Facebook: If you don’t Instagram… the goodies from there is also cross-posted to our Facebook page.
iTunes: Subscribe! Many of you already are. This is the best way to not miss a new episode when it comes out.
Thanks for your continued support. See you in 2017, and as always… Fighting!