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2014 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year

The Beanie Awards are here! You know what that means — the Dramabeans annual Year End Review Extravaganza is underway, with lots of reviews, Editors’ Picks, and maybe even a visit from Santa to look forward to. First up: your chance to vote for your favorites of 2014, the swoonworthy, the shocking, the underwhelming, and everything in between.

Just in case you want to refresh your memories about past polls:

Our Year End Reviews are next (if we can stop procrastinating on them), so keep your eyes peeled in the coming days and weeks. Here’s a Year In Review tag for your convenient browsing purposes, in case you’re feeling nostalgic about years past.

May the voting commence!

 

FAVORITE DRAMA SERIES OF 2014

Limit your votes to your TOP 3 picks for the year.

 

FAVORITE COMEDY

 

FAVORITE HISTORICAL DRAMA

 

FAVORITE FAMILY OR WEEKEND DRAMA

 

FAVORITE ACTION OR THRILLER DRAMA

 

FAVORITE MELODRAMA

 

FAVORITE LEAD COUPLE

 

FAVORITE ALTERNATE PAIRING (THE ONES THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN)

 

FAVORITE SECONDARY (OR TERTIARY) COUPLE

 

FAVORITE CHARACTER

 

FAVORITE ODD COUPLE

 

FAVORITE BROMANCE

 

FAVORITE GIRLFRIENDS

 

FAVORITE VILLAIN

 

BEST KISS

 

MOST DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP

 

BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE

 

MOST DISAPPOINTING DRAMA

 

BIGGEST WASTE OF TALENT

 

OVERRATED DRAMA

 

UNDERRATED DRAMA

 

BEST ABS

 

BEST FRENEMIES

 

FAVORITE REUNITED EXES

 

FAVORITE ADAPTATION

 

FAVORITE DRAMA WITH PARANORMAL ELEMENTS

 

SHRINK MOST LIKELY TO BE HIT WITH A MALPRACTICE SUIT

 

MOST IN NEED OF A SHRINK

 

BEST NEW BODY (OR PARTS)

 

BEST SECRET IDENTITY

 

BEST MEMORY LOSS

 
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I was waiting for this! Off to vote =) TQ DB.

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Yea, but You who came from the stars kinda upsets this whole thing , for me it was a "special" no contenders so it's in a category all it's own just to give others a fair chance.

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Yeah like it's too good that I kind of don't want it here just to give the other shows a chance.

Also I love how it's 1st in most of the polls and yet it's 1st in most overrated drama LOL.

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AGREE! It was tough for me when it boiled down to:

Marriage Not Dating
Witch's Romance
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You From the Stars

Yes while somewhat over-rated, yet there were so many elements in it that made it work so enjoyably.

You fr the Stars kept weighing out the other two for me in so many categories (including bromance - Lawyer Jang! xo).

Real shame for those 2 other dramas which I otherwise enjoyed a lot too.

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The Three Musketeers is too underrated. it's a really good drama and the best for this year :( so sad to see it's not getting votes

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yes I agree.. I love the story.. I love the all its not kdrama like characters..

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Maybe it's because it wasn't seen so much. I mean it's The Three Musketeers, we all remember the last Movie :)

But thx for your comment, if people think this was one of the best dramas this year I think I will give it a try. Besides now I kinnda curious to see a Drama version of the Story. I think there is a chance that the 'Love' part could be slidely better then in Dumas' original work :)

PS. Someone should add the Drama to this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Musketeers_in_film

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Sorry to ride your comment lol,

But I just gotta say, there should be a Best OST category seriously!! That would be awesome!

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Omg I agree!! There are so many nice soundtracks!

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Beanie Polls are here! Of course, for every poll that has You From Another Star in it, it's THE one. Awesome drama!

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I was so tempted to vote for an underdog, just BECAUSE, but I still have buckets of tears sitting around from the last time I watched You From Another Star. I cannot lie. Best is best.

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You From Another Star...Best of the best of the best of the best drama!!!one of korean drama i will cherish until i grow old! <3

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As overrated as we all accept it as, there's no other drama this year (which was way too bleak until towards the end of the year) that has captured my heart the way YFAS has.

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I concur....YFAS is in a league of its own...and it all belongs to none other that.... Chun Song Yi....Jun Ji Hyun breathed that character... Sawry!

DB kyaaaa...my heart was breaking when I had to choose between Chun Song Yi...my puppy Geu Rae...and pervy mermaid.

I adored all 3...but as expressed above, without Chun Song Yi, YFAS would not have the crazy popularity it has today...That is, not counting the amazing director and writer who brought all this out of JJH.

And lol for "walk of shame abs"...DB....your one liners are out of this world!

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Yeah, I think this poll is going to be about the runner-ups. I'm OK with the YFAS sweep, though I don't actually think it was the best drama this year.

Actually, my take-away is a good one: it was an excellent year for dramas. Some generic ones, some stinkers, but there were a lot of crack-dramas this year.

My only difference in the poll this year is that I think the break-out performances didn't even make the list:
Kim Seulgi had a great year (I couldn't decide which secondary pairing was her best), as did SSR, who is battling himself for villain.

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"Kim Seulgi had a great year (I couldn’t decide which secondary pairing was her best), as did SSR, who is battling himself for villain."

My thoughts exactly! SSR is currently sweeping the poll ans is dead even with himself..that says a lot for his acting and excellent roles.

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I know its funny to see SSR battling himself...I hope he doesn't get type cast though, I like him to do more than just be a villain....I was thing he would be great for Kill Me, Heal Me...7 personalities...no problem...lol

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*thinking...not "thing"

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I was just like, I don't know which SSR scared me more. I mean, I have to choose?!?

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I agree that Kim Seul Gi had a great year. I hope next year she can get a lead role in a drama, it's okay if it's in cable, I'd watch it either way LOL

And I notice that Surplus Princess is everywhere in the categories, though DB didn't recap it. Is it the Song Jae Rim effect? (Mary, I'm watching you) =D

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Hey! Get out of my secret Song Jae Rim basement!

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They didn't recap it but did a special review when it was done.
They apparently enjoyed it, as did i

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It's selfish, but I hope she only ever does TVN dramas. I feel like she's a great match for the TVN style. I liked her couple in the Eric drama (despite not really caring for the drama otherwise), but I thought she really was much better in Surplus Princess. The ensemble thing really suits her.

I have a pet theory that Surplus Princess may have been much bigger for international audiences than for the Korean audience, because the Mermaid in some ways was a reflection of an international viewer of Korean dramas. Think about it: she knows "land" people from Korean dramas, has a list of foods she wants to eat from dramas, and has her puppy in SJR, who's more of a fantasy than anything. I think we can all relate to that. My husband was invited to a conference in Busan next year, and I really hesitate, because there is absolutely no way that the reality will live up to what I want from it. And I don't have a surly uncle to make sure my dreams come true. :)

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Second that, I felt that 'reflected Kdrama viewer' vibe too.

Yes reality but also that element of 'fantasy'
Been to Seoul a few times BEFORe Kdramas (prior to 15 yrs ago), but nothing beat the 'magic' it took on AFTER Kdrama viewing.

Other than the surly Godmother uncle, I guess we don't get to save apple butt Song Jae-rim either. :P

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I'm here just for the one liners ! :D I watched too few of this year's dramas to vote.

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Its amazing you guise. Thank you so much!!

So hilarious.
My favorite : Yoona Street, I'll steal your vote if I have to!

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I really liked Can We Love. It had a drama of many genres and like the complication of 3 dramas. It had the best male character I've seen and a couple with amazing chemistry. I think it was an underrated drama.

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Yes! The ending could have been more conclusive, but it was a solid, enjoyable drama overall. It's so underloved.

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I really wanted to like this but just couldn't! It had so many makjang elements and the lack of communication was ridiculous! It lost me.

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Me too...i like CWL

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I know, can we love was awesome.the kiss between the director and writer made me feel like a peeping tom.it was hot.I kinda wished the film producer and the almost divorced ajumma ended up together, only disappointment.
Ps.Glorious Days was glorious And. Jang boring is here had an awesome villan at par with liargame even.

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I never heard anyone talking about it honestly.

For example, the only reason I found out about Yoon'a street was because there was a poster that would constantly recommend it to other people and now it's one of my favorite dramas of the year.

There are just too many dramas to keep up with. They churn them out so quickly!

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Yeeeeeeeeey~ It's here!

I think I had more fun reading the one-liners than actually voting. ^___^

(Because voting for or against Song Jae-rim dramas hurt my applebutt-shaped heart.)

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Oh my god I laugh so much my roommate thinks I'm crazy.
Thanks dramabeans!!

Voted!

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Not watching ManStar, but ofc it will win in every polling/real award anywhere :)

Haven't watched many dramas this year...Love SSA/CSL. Not perfect/popular like the other, but Love this simple good drama with Joo Sang Wook & Lee Min Jung as a divorce couple :)

Thanks, DB!

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I liked it a lot, too. Felt like a drama made for adults. When you watch dramas for about 5 years, you start wishing for dramas to grow up, too.

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i only watched complete episodes from witches romance and Catabile Tomorrow. All of my votes goes to these two. Yay for beanie awards.

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Noooo why cant Favourite Character be multiple choice

DB how can you make me choose between Chun Song Yi, Chief Oh and poor puppy Geu Rae?!!

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I was very conflicted between Oh and Geu Rae... I never finished Love from Another Star, but year, Song-yi would have been another one to vote for!

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I decided on Oh in the end. Without him, Geurae wouldn't have achieved as much.

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Exactly, it's not fair to expect us to choose between characters to pick just ONE favourite. At least three should be allowed!

(I also can't choose between Geu-rae and Chief Oh.....especially not after episode 13!)

Same for breakout performance, it hurts my heart to have to choose between Im Shi-wan, Han Groo and Jo Bo-ah. (JBA deserves all the love for Surplus Princess, even if it got low ratings she never put one foot wrong in the role. Leading lady material, right there! Impeccable comic timing too!)

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Whole heartedly agreed on your choices of breakout performance, Pogo!

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Chief Oh was my pick. Just they way he talks to his kids and fanboys over Young Yi puts a smile to my face.

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tvN & MBC had the most watchable dramas this year for me. SBS was hit or miss as usual and had the most overrated dramas. Though their misses seem crazy plot-wise, it's still entertaining to watch.

Love Fated To Love You, Emergency Couple, You From Another Star, Three Musketeers, Marriage Not Dating, & My Spring Days.

Though it's not yet finished, Misaeng is one I'm gonna love too because it's just awesome. Hope Pinocchio, Pride & Prejudice, What Happens to My Family?, & Birth of a Beauty ends well too.

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I agree! I only want to watch tvn dramas now.

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This is probably a bit premature (or not, haha), but I find it hilarious that the two leads for the Favorite Villain poll are both played by Shin Sung-rok. He's winning either way. xD

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That bastard. ♥ ♥ ♥

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And he hasn't even nominated for "break out" performance? Really???

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My thoughts exactly. He's battling himself for villain, and Kim Seulgi is battling herself for secondary couple. These would be my votes for breakout performance.

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True. Kim Seulgi had an excellent year as well as Shin Sungrok. Those were my faves. Though I must say I really liked Park Seojoon too. Maybe a lighter drama, but he still delivered.

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yup, yup! he's the best in playing a villain you both love & hate

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You can say that again! Lol. The guy scared the crap out of me and somehow I still felt sorry for his character in Liar Game.

Checking out the poll results, and as of now, it's 39% to 38%. If there's a tie, I'll die laughing. xD

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one of them will find something in his drink...

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....or one of them should take care of his health....

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I would actually like to see SSR in double role plaing both his villains in an ultimate battle

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@redfox - with his Trot Lovers dorky weirdo character in the middle!

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And the elevator the other one gets in will plummet.

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they both murder each other. though technically, Do Young failed

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But KDY has to win! If JaeKyung wins I will protest that awards..lol.. Mission Possible: "Saving Private DoYoung"

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Lol a tie would be hilarious. I'm actually rooting for Do Young!

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Instead of a hero with 7 personalities, it could be an anti-hero (villain) w 7 personalities, all of them played by Shin Sung Rok.

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that needs to happen.

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But I want him to play a quirky, clumsy, ditzy vampire too!!!! like now. Even I don't like vampire shows, I can watch it without a blink! Well, that vampire can have 7 persona, right? :D

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YES! Please someone make this happen.

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I would pay to see this

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ROFL. YES! +Infinity to KDaddict's comment! xDDDD

On a side note - wow, just came back from taking my final and I'm so surprised to see this explosion of hilarious comments. Thanks guys - definitely needed a laugh. xD

And woah - as of now, it's a tie. o_0

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But then we have to chose favorite persona among: creepy one, scary one, bad one, good one, quirky one, odd one, clumsy one, adorkable one, dizzy and giddy one, and deadpan one... Don't forget to play all of this he has to be forgetful one. It will be hard to choose!

So I'm good with my clumsy, quirky, dizzy, singer vampire =) Well, we will have a doctor vampire right? Then we can have singer one too!

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+777777777 to him doing KMHM as 7 different anti-heroes.

Then in 2015 Beanie Awards, Favorite Villain category:

> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: Vanilla creep.
> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: Sekshi creep.
> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: Kiss me, heal me.
> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: I killed your kokoro.
> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: I'll heal your kokoro.
> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: No wait, I'm not really evil.
> Shin Sung-rok in Kill Me Heal Me: Oh wait, I am. nvm

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koren remake of Being John Malcovich but Being SSR

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Oh my gosh, you're right, Red Fox! He's the Korean John Malkovitch! I second the 2015 SSR category. It's killing me to choose between two SSR villains.

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Hahahaha mary, it will be hard choice really! But are you "mary" or "notmary"? =D Seems like SSR is coming between your SJR love? Btv, what kokoro means? Even the sound comes funny.

Should I watch Being John Malcovich and think SSR? lol.. He can play "V for Vandeta" too, w/o that mask!!

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Lol yes! Shin Sung rok for best villain!

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I saw that too lol, he definitely deserves a win for both lol

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I'm just laughing cause as of now he's taking up 75% of the poll votes, technically. No competition there, hahaha.

Except we all know his liar game char was tons better in terms of writing.

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He is really rocking the bad guy character.

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Isn't that the best? Winning and losing against himself. He's a born villain!

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I hope some production company put Shin Sung Rok and Kim Seul Gi as main leads in a drama. That would be epic.

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Favourite character: Jang Jae-yeol from It's Okay, It's love.

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Yes! I wanted to vote for him too.

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I wanted to vote for him, sadly DB didnt include him :(

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Yessssssssss, Jang Jae yal is definitely the best character of the year. Hands down.
My second pick would be cheong song yi,I can still hear her say saawrrry.

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Me too. He's my total win for the year. (Maybe this is what people mean when they say they have to vote for YFAS in every category? JJY is my every-category win.) I not only have a forever crush on him, I also identified with him. In some weird metaphysical way that character IS me. The crazy patron saint of crazy writers everywhere. Bring me my yellow armchair.

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this is fun! thx for setting these polls up!

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Yes! I wanted to vote for him too.

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Most of my votes went for Misaeng and It's Okay It's Love – I found the rest of the dramas this year okay to underwhelming, mostly because of the same tired tropes and the same stock characters.

But I wanted to vote for Lee Kwang-soo for Breakout performance! Im Si-wan wasn't a bad alternative option, but I very much think Lee Kwang-soo would have deserved to be on that list. More so than his pairing (which I did vote for), it was his specific character & performance that was incredibly touching.

Can I also suggest a "best ensemble performance" category for next year, not just "bromance" or "girlfriends" because sometimes it's the boys & girls together that make a drama shine. As applies for Misaeng. And although I personally dropped Cantabile Tomorrow long ago because I found it a weak-sauce adaptation, I'm sure some people would have liked a category like that for that drama too.

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Yes, I said the same thing below. How come there is no best ensemble ???? I'd have voted for IOIL but this year the ensembles were quite strong and I think many would have liked to vote for Cantabile, Liar Game and Misaeng.

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and You're All Surrounded

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Exactly, I would have loved to see an ensemble category for dramas like Misaeng, It's Ok It's Love, Liar Game, etc.

Sometimes the magic of the whole cast coming together like that can't be adequately praised by just recognising couples or pairings of specific people. Like in Misaeng, characters like Young-yi, Dong-shik, etc don't really fit in a category easily but the actors do a flawless job of portraying them and it'd be nice to acknowledge them all, when even the actors in small supporting roles are doing so well.

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Me too. I voted for It's Okay, It's Love in most category when mentioned. It has to be one of the best well-written drama series. All actors played their role so well and you're right I think "best ensemble" should be considered.

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yea me too...Misaeng and its ok thats love were my two favorites this yr.

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LOL, only in kdramaland would there be a poll to vote for "best memory loss"! :D

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It's so necessary! We also need a category for finales that take place after a protagonist goes abroad for a year. (She's So Lovely, Fated to Love You, Discovery of Romance... what else am I missing?)

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It's Okay It's Love. That now-I'm-jaunting-around-the-world-WITH-ZERO-CONTACT-and-now-I'm-back-and-magically-mommy-now-likes-you part was the weakest bit of the drama for me....

As much as I loved that drama otherwise!

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Absolutely. But before we go into crazy specifics we should have a BEST ENDING category period. If we are fair since kdramaland gives such bad endings very frequently we should also have WORST ENDING so stuff like Blade Man could get a award. :) Don't hate me, it's just hearsay. :)

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Oh my gosh! Blade man was such an awesome drama right up until it wasn't. That ending was a crime.

I know there were no rating to support the drama but please could they show a little respect and end it right.

I feel like this underrated drama will be discovered later and there will be much gnashing of teeth because the ending was so bad.

Work of art ruined.

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Argh! Still tearing my hair over Blade Man. The awesome parts were so awesome! Before someone at the network destroyed it.

If there was a Most Frustrating Drama, that would be Blade Man. (Frustrating Drama would be slightly different from the existing Disappointing Drama, which of course goes to Rain and Krystal and My Deadly Girl. That show almost deserves a category of its own. Best Breakout Performance by a Purebred Dog?)

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Yes! I knew I was missing a big one!

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Well don't forget TroutLovers!

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Hahaha love it.

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Is everyone always going abroad, though? Or do some characters simply get Lost in Seoul?:) I would also propose a "Best Conflict That Could Be Fixed With One Conversation" and "Worst Instance of Noble Idiocy".

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Shin Sung-Rok sure knows how to play the crazy villain well!

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Best abs... yummmmm...

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This was a pretty good year for dramas, no lie. Also a big year for 'WTF are the writers on that they ended it like this?' scripts. I count a bunch of shows that I enjoyed until the end, and then I wanted to throw things (Surplus Princess and Blade Man, I am looking directly at you.)

I have to ask, though: Under "Best Comedy"? Do people really think You're All Surrounded is a comedy?

(A 15 year old sees his mother strangled in the first episode! That's kind of a personal boundary for 'not funny'.) Angst! Heartbreak! Violence! (and maybe 20% humorous shenanigans?) I don't know why people keep calling it a comedy. Y'all are weird. ::and they all moved away from me on the bench::

And while we're on the subject of how weird other people are, tell me why my broody ghost-seeing detective is getting so little love - don't worry, Cheo Young, ajumma will make it allll better. (Ghosts! Snappy dialog! Bickering crime-fighting duo, one of whom is dead! How can you not love that? Pffft, y'all don't even know. ::waves hand::)

My fave of the year is, of course, Marriage not Dating, because it was snappy and funny and sexy and finished strong. Also, it was populated with wildly attractive actors. Jung Jin Woon: Daaaang, son.

Voting was big fun (thanks for including the 'overrated' category, so I could vent my annoyance at the show I hated but that everyone else thinks is da bomb. It made this old curmudgeon happy.) ;)

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Agreed on YAAS, my personal opinion was the show was awful because it had an big identity crisis.

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I really enjoyed the show, but kept wondering why Viki (among others) kept calling it a comedy. Cause it wasn't. I think maybe it should have been two shows - that serious one about betrayal and revenge, and the hilarious cop show that it could have been.

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Jung Jin Woon will always win best abs in my heart. (Even Flabby Abs knows it!)

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I did a cartoon doubletake when he took off his shirt in that episode. Holy cow, that boy looks photoshopped. Daaaaaaang.

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I enjoyed Blade Man until the end as well and then I, too, felt the sudden urge to throw things. I wonder if your most overrated drama is the same as mine. I loved Ghost Seeing Detective! It's a snappy, unpretentious procedural with an interesting crime fighting duo twist plus Oh Ji-ho. I also liked Reset a lot for the same reasons except it was a lot darker in tone than GSD. And Reset did have the most unrelentingly evil villain imaginable. I never could figure out if we were supposed to be horrified by him or view him as comedy relief.

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Oooo, I haven't tried Reset; think I will now, based on your description. I don't mind darker and grittier, and I loooove procedurals. (If it had ghosts, it'd be perfect, but one can't have everything, I suppose.)

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I wonder if your most overrated drama is the same as mine

It was a tie between "You Who Came From the Stars" (I watched three episodes and thought it was terrible), and "Fated to Love You" (UGH. I kept going back for a long time because everybody was raving about it, and it was awful. Was I watching a totally different show?)

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Agreed! I stuck it out and watched both of those through to the end, and was wondering if I was watching a different show than everyone else. Especially with "you who came in from the stars" (I didn't see the chemistry everyone else was raving about) FTLY was so slap sticky that I figured it's a matter of taste. Nice to know I'm not alone :-)

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Thank goodness it's not just me. Maybe I would have liked "You Who" better if I'd gotten to Shin Rok's bad guy? But I'm with you.

FTLY...oy. Clearly, I was not their target audience.

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I didn't watch FTLY because Jang Hyuk kind of bugs me. I liked him in Chuno but I suspect that was because he spent most of the drama half dressed but as an actor he seems to act with his teeth most of the time. My most overrated drama, 2014 edition, was You From the Stars. For me, it was the very definition of the expression "all hat and no cattle." It was slick, glossy, had high production values and was beautiful to look at but it had absolutely no heart. Except for the Joseon widow of course; she nailed it.

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Jang Hyuk kind of bugs me.

He really bugged me, that's for sure. I dunno what was up with that laugh, but he overacted so much it was clearly a directorial choice, so...

For me, it was the very definition of the expression “all hat and no cattle.”

YES.

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I agree that he overacted, but I wouldn't say that he bugged me. His style of acting is not very appealing, but the drama was good if you ignore those parts. And I thought Jang Na Ra was fantastic in her role.

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Me too. YFAS was the not the best drama this year ...I think JJH's acting what made me watch the drama because she was crazily funny ....I know lots of you like Kim soo-hyun but he didn't match JJH's amazing precense on screen

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"thanks for including the ‘overrated’ category, so I could vent my annoyance at the show I hated but that everyone else thinks is da bomb."

- THIS. Even I, someone who actually enjoyed that show, took so much satisfaction in the 'overrated' category precisely for that reason. What can I say? It's a little bit annoying to see that show winning in every single freakin' category that isn't Best Character (because, at least for that one, I get it). It's funny because I actually do like the drama quite a bit, but when it continuously beats out my favorites, my claws come out LOL!

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Oh and this is assuming that your most overrated drama is the drama that is currently winning in the overrated drama section.

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Yes. Yes, it is. And FtLY was a close second.

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Funny because I just talked to my friend before taking this poll how that drama is overrated even though I do love the show. Then I saw the exact drama in that category and I almost laughed out loud.

Everytime I see my favorite in a category and then the winner is from that drama (again) I always think "ah of course, because the show is THAT good", yet part of me still feel a lil bit sad about it.

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::laugh:: It's clearly well-loved. (Just not by me, alas.)

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Marriage not Dating was the shit.

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It was awesome - a rom-com that actually stayed funny all the way through! That's a rare beastie, indeed. :)

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Definitely my favorite this year!

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I got my friends to watch it with me (rare occurrence!) and every time somebody gave Jang Mi alcohol, we started chanting, "Drink! drink! drink!"
Because it was about to go DOWN.

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Heh. That would be a deadly drinking game: Drink everytime Jang Mi drinks.

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YES! honestly, few dramas keep me entertained ALL THE WAY. this was one of them!

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Possibly the best straight romcom (as in not a fusion with any other genre and legitly a romantic COMEDY) that I have seen.

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It's my gateway drug to K-dramas for my rom-com loving patrons at work (I convinced one guy to go on Viki and watch it - he came back the next week raving about how awesome it was and could I recommend any more just like that.)

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The ending thing was why I was hesitant to vote for currently airing shows. There were several shows I really liked until the end or almost the end and then it was like BAM!...and I'm worried ones I like right now may not turn out so great by the time they're done.

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Shhhhhhhh, the writers will hear you. ::laugh::

Honestly, I dare to hope that Misaeng will end just as well as it has gone along from the beginning. And Bad Guys...well, I'm not sure where they're headed in the first place, so I'm just hoping and crossing my fingers.

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*looks around nervously*

I still did vote for some of the currently airing shows, but especially in the overall favorite shows of the year it was a tough sell for me.

And I agree, Bad Guys is so up in the air right now. I hoping for brilliance but the ending could also make the whole thing a throw away. Ahhhhhhhh!

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::crosses fingers and wishes reallllly hard::

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I think Misaeng would have to seriously F it up in order to make it bad enough to not be the best drama this year. Chief Oh turns out to be an alien? Gu Rae gets cancer? Baek Ki is an undercover chaebol? These might make me hate it enough to take it from the top spot this year for me, but I just can't imagine that would happen.

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I love that there were enough shows to allow for a 'best memory loss' award and a best 'shrink most likely to hit by a malpractice suit' award.
I guess next year, there'll be a category for 'best multiple personality disorder'.

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lol

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what does "SHRINK MOST LIKELY TO BE HIT WITH A MALPRACTICE SUIT" mean?

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I miss these ^^

>>MOST GLORIOUS MANE OF GLORY

>>MOST SHAMEFUL MANE OF SHAME

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Me too! But there were only a few sageuks this year compared to past years.

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These are not for sageuk only but also for the modern kdramas too. :)

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true true!

few sageuks, but still enough to vote for. You can always include fluffy hair a la Pinnochio.

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Me too. Ji Chang Wook for mane of glory, Lee Jong Suk for mane of shame

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IDK, Yong Hwa wasn't my favorite character, but he was very very pretty in his main of glory.

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Jang Hyuk as Lee Gun for both! Mane of glory in that opening episode with the shampoo commercial and then just as I was getting on board with the hair they gave him that really bad haircut like 10 episodes in.

Perhaps we could also have a best boy bun category...

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Most Glorious: Ji Chang Wook (Empress Ki)

Most Shameful: Shin Sung Rok (King's Face)

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Javabeans, I wonder if it would be possible to also show the two runner ups (2 and 3) in the final awards? Pretty please. This really snick up on me, can't believe 2014 is almost over.

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I think you will continue to be able to see the percentages for every drama even after the poll is closed.

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It's here! What a delightfully fun poll.

Though I must confess I'm sad that My Spring Days wasn't an option in the 'overrated drama' category. Possibly I'm the only person who thought it was (incredibly) overrated. I know a lot of people liked it, but personally I found it punishingly boring.

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I don't think it was overrated, it wasn't popular, it didn't get much praise , and the ratings were average. I did enjoy it, till the last few episodes where it got too soppy for my taste. The prime exemples for an overrated drama would be You from another star or Fated to love you ;)

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Maybe it just wasn't your cup of tea. Ppl who liked it possibly enjoyed its slow pace and tenderness.

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I actually liked it or more like, I did not hate it. It was good even though every time I saw Soo Young in that hospital bed with hair perfectly styled, I started cursing at celebrities and their image.

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Thanks girls - that wraps up another year!!

Think I liked the bromances better than the romances this year. But why do you keep making me choose between Chief Oh and Geu Rae?! Just kidding! If I have to choose, it's Chief Oh every time!

Thanks for reminding me of all the other great moments of 2014 - the popcorn moments, the apple moments, the ddeokbokki moments...

Recurring patterns/themes this year seemed to be interracial interactions (eg, YFAS, Surplus Princess), and actors playing double duty: Bride of the Century, King of High School Savvy (not to mention all the side characters hopping between dramas)!

It was a good year for blurring the boundaries between good/baddie characters, too (eg Secret Door's King-Sun relationship; and Joseon Gunman's Merchant Choi: I'm the Best Dad Ever, but don't tell my daughter I'm also a cold-blooded assassin).

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I noticed a pattern that took the eccentric male lead a tad further to just shy of insane--if not insane. I think FTLY male lead played that way and of course It's OK, It's Love. I guess Obsessive Compulsive is just too normal now.

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Just a tiiinnnyyyy suggestion: Can we have a best gramp category? Some nominations in mind:
Granpas Over Flowers in Spain: Flower gramps x 4
High School King of Savvy: Angel wings gramp
Pinocchio: Fairy godmother gramp

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Yoo-na's Street: Best Gangsta-gramp

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You From Another Star: Secretly ancient alien gramp

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I'm giving a hundred votes to this in my heart!

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Hhahaha! My favorite crabby gramp too.

Down to the retro music and tea rooms he prefers.

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yes there were some great grandpas this year

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