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Celebrating 10 years with the tvN10 Awards

Cable network tvN held its first-ever awards ceremony in celebration of its ten-year anniversary as a station, and its biggest dramas and variety shows were awarded prizes left and right. Seriously, there were so many awards. While the Big 3 stations (KBS, MBC, SBS) hold awards every year, cable shows usually don’t get the same recognition, except for the ones big enough to win at the Baeksangs. With so much good content coming out of tvN, awards are long overdue for some shows, so I’m glad that they finally had the chance to be recognized.

I actually expected more diversity in the programs awarded, given that the pool was ALL of their shows for ten years on the air. But there was a much greater emphasis placed on their recent programs, and the big dramas were the expected ones from this past year: Answer Me 1988 and Signal. Between the Answer Me series and the Na PD shows (the Three Meals a Day and Over Flowers series), it was a sweep in the drama and variety categories, and the rest of the drama awards were split among Misaeng, Oh Hae-young Again, and Oh My Ghostess. But! You had so many other shows! Where was Queen Inhyun’s Man and Joseon X-Files? What about the Flower Boy series that you built your station on? And why the heck weren’t Go Hyun-jung and Jeon Do-yeon there?

In the end tvN’s awards were no different from the year-end awards given by the other broadcasters—there were so many categories that it hardly made a difference what the award was for, since everyone was going to be given a trophy of some sort (I mean, they had a Perfect Attendance award). There were FOUR Daesangs (Grand Prizes) because they were awarded to shows and performers in both drama and variety, though I’m just happy that Jo Jin-woong got one of them for Signal. Lee Seo-jin took home the other one for Three Meals a Day; I can’t believe he actually won a Daesang for being a crankypants, but that’s variety for ya.

I wish Misaeng had been given more recognition, considering what a massive syndrome drama that was. I was happy with the top nods in acting, at least: Lee Sung-min won the Best Actor award for his unforgettable performance as Chief Oh (I would’ve pitched a fit if he hadn’t won something for that character), while Best Actress went to Kim Hye-soo for her double-timeline detective role in Signal.

While I was hoping for more titles to be represented overall, it’s still nice to see some of my favorite shows getting some love. Hopefully it won’t take another ten years for tvN to do this again.

 
WINNERS LIST

Daesang, Drama: Answer Me 1988
Daesang, Variety: Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
Daesang, Actor: Jo Jin-woong (Signal)
Daesang, Variety Performer: Lee Seo-jin (Three Meals a Day)
Best Actor: Lee Sung-min (Misaeng)
Best Actress: Kim Hye-soo (Signal)
Best MC: Shin Dong-yup (SNL Korea)

Variety Icon: Lee Soon-jae (Grandpas Over Flowers),
            Shin Gu (Grandpas Over Flowers),
            Park Geun-hyung (Grandpas Over Flowers),
            Baek Il-sub (Grandpas Over Flowers)
Romantic-Comedy King: Eric Mun (Oh Hae-Young Again)
Romantic-Comedy Queen: Seo Hyun-jin (Oh Hae-Young Again)
Special Acting Award: Sung Dong-il (Answer Me series)
PD’s Choice Award, Variety: Jung Sang-hoon (SNL Korea)
PD’s Choice Award, Drama: Lee Je-hoon (Signal)
Best Comedian: Yang Se-hyung (Comedy Big League)
Best Comedienne: Ahn Young-mi (Comedy Big League)

tvN Asia Award: Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988)
Two Star Award: Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess)
Perfect Attendance, Variety: Lee Young-ja (Talk Show Taxi)
Perfect Attendance, Drama: Kim Hyun-sook (Rude Miss Young-ae)
Best Kiss: Jung Eun-ji & Seo In-gook (Answer Me 1997)
Trendy Actress: Hyeri (Answer Me 1988)
Trendy Actor: Ryu Joon-yeol (Answer Me 1988)
Scene-Stealer, Male: Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1988)
Scene-Stealer, Female: Ra Mi-ran (Answer Me 1988)
Variety “Slave” Award: Lee Se-young (SNL Korea),
            Kwon Hyuk-soo (SNL Korea)
Made in tvN, Drama: Seo Hyun-jin (Oh Hae-young Again),
            Seo In-gook (Answer Me 1997)
Made in tvN, Variety: Kim Seul-gi (SNL Korea),
            Sohn Ho-joon (Three Meals a Day)
Best Chemistry: Park Bo-young & Kim Seul-gi (Oh My Ghostess)

Variety Content Award: Teacher Baek, Homemade Food Master,
            Problematic Men,
            The Genius,
            Martian Virus,
            Comedy Big League,
            Roller Coaster,
            SNL Korea,
            New Journey to the West,
            Over Flowers series,
            Three Meals a Day series

Drama Content Award: Answer Me 1988,
            Answer Me 1994,
            Answer Me 1997,
            Oh My Ghostess,
            Signal,
            Oh Hae-young Again,
            Nine: Nine Time Travels,
            Rude Miss Young-ae,
            Dear My Friends,
            Misaeng

 

The big show of the night was Answer Me 1988, and cast members Ryu Joon-yeol, Lee Dong-hwi, Hyeri, Ahn Jae-hong, and Go Kyung-pyo arrived together. I really dislike Ryu Joon-yeol’s hair like that (Did he just come out of the shower? Why is that a look?), but the tux with the cummerbund is adorable. Hyeri looks great; I don’t like her hair, but the dress is a winner. Ra Mi-ran is a boss in her white suit, and Go Kyung-pyo looks amazing, even if he looks exactly like his chaebol character in Jealousy Incarnate.

Co-star Park Bo-gum wasn’t able to attend because he was filming on the set of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, but he gave his acceptance speech for his tvN Asia Award via live video call in his royal robes, and greeted Hyeri as his wife. Cheeky.








 

I wish the cast of Answer Me 1994 had been better represented. Sung Dong-il, Do-hee, Baro, and Kim Sung-kyun were there (and Sohn Ho-joon too, though he came with the Three Meals a Day crew), but without Jung Woo, Go Ara, or Yoo Yeon-seok there, the lineup looked sad compared to the other seasons. Sung Dong-il looks about as dressed up as I’ve ever seen him, if you can believe that. Kim Sung-kyun looks especially good in the brown three-piece suit, and Do-hee’s dress isn’t anything new, but she looks pretty and princessy.


 

Seo In-gook wasn’t on the red carpet with the rest of the Answer Me 1997 cast—Jung Eun-ji, Shin So-yool, Hoya, and Lee Shi-un (Eun Ji-won was there with the New Journey to the West crew)—but he joined them at the awards ceremony, where he sang a duet with Jung Eun-ji and they picked up the Best Kiss award. It’s another sea of white dresses on this red carpet, but at least Jung Eun-ji went for sexy. I don’t really love the white lace, but the cut of the dress makes her look amazing. And I really wish Lee Shi-un had worn socks.





 

Misaeng’s salarymen Kim Dae-myung, Lee Sung-min, Im Shi-wan, Tae In-ho, and Jeon Seok-ho, looking dapper. Doesn’t it seem like Jang Geu-rae still has a crush on Chief Oh? It’s the cutest thing ever.



 

Signal’s Kim Won-hae, Jo Jin-woong, Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Je-hoon, who raked in the big acting awards of the night. Jo Jin-woong’s patterned tux is perfect, and I love that Lee Je-hoon is holding Kim Hye-soo’s hand in every single shot. He even showed a little aegyo on camera! The bottom of Kim Hye-soo’s dress is bit too ruffly for my taste, but the color is so fantastic, and nobody struts with confidence or wears the hell out of a dress like Kim Hye-soo. Oh, and I want that olive trench coat for me.





 

The cast of Oh Hae-young Again: Eric, Seo Hyun-jin, Yeh Ji-won, Kim Ji-suk, Heo Young-ji, Heo Jung-min, Lee Jae-yoon, and Jo Hyun-shik. Eric and Seo Hyun-jin are the best-dressed couple of the night. He looks flawless in that red velvet tux and coiffed hair, and she’s wearing my favorite dress on the carpet. I wish her overall look weren’t so safe, but that gorgeous beaded dress pretty much wears itself. Heo Jung-min’s head-to-toe plaid suit is all sorts of ridiculous, and totally adorable.





 

The cast of tvN’s longest-running drama series, the office comedy Rude Miss Young-ae. Lead actress Kim Hyun-sook won the Perfect Attendance award, but going on fifteen seasons this year, that’s no small feat.

 

Aw, I like Ahn Jae-hyun’s patterned tux. He looks boyish and cute. He’s here for variety show New Journey to the West, and his wife Gu Hye-sun made a surprise appearance to present an award, startling him in the middle of the awards ceremony.

 

Oh My Ghostess’s Park Bo-young, Kim Seul-gi (who also won in the variety category for her stint on SNL Korea), and Jo Jung-seok. I can’t make heads or tails of Park Bo-young’s dress, because it’s ugly, but she looks cute in it. Maybe that’s just the Park Bo-young effect. I wish she’d worn something more formal, but at least she ventured away from the one bubble skirt silhouette she wears at every other red carpet event? Kim Seul-gi looks great—the sheer panel on her dress is a little odd, but she’s so petite that it still looks like a whole dress instead of a slip. The girls won the Best Chemistry award (without Jo Jung-seok, lol!) but he picked up a trophy too, looking adorable as usual.




 

The cast of SNL Korea: Kim Min-kyo, Lee Se-young, Jung Sang-hoon, Jung Yi-rang, Jung Sung-ho, Lee Soo-min, and Kwon Hyuk-soo. Jung Sang-hoon won the PD’s Choice award in the variety category, and Lee Se-young and Kwon Hyuk-soo picked up trophies as well.



 

Three Meals a Day was the big variety show winner of the evening, and Fishing Village was the season that picked up the Daesang. Nam Joo-hyuk, Sohn Ho-joon, Yoo Hae-jin, and Cha Seung-won make up Chajumma’s crew, while Lee Seo-jin and Kim Gwang-kyu were there representing Seo-jinnie’s crew. I wish Lee Seo-jin had worn a classic tux, because the double-breasted jacket doesn’t really do his handsome face justice. And I know Cha Seung-won and Nam Joo-hyuk are models, but it’s not that apparent on the show where everyone is looking scruffy; it’s a totally different story on the red carpet, because they make the other guys look like miniature boys playing dress-up. I could watch Chajumma strut on the red carpet for days.





 

Flower halbaes Baek Il-sub and Park Geun-hyung were there representing Grandpas Over Flowers. Did Baek Il-sub halbae think “festival” meant “picnic”? You know what, we’re probably lucky he put on pants at all.


 

MCs Kang Ho-dong and Shin Dong-yup hosted the event, and Shin Dong-yup won the top honor for Best MC on SNL Korea, now in its eighth season.

 

The cast of tvN’s gag program, Comedy Big League. Yang Se-hyung and Ahn Young-mi picked up the Best Comedian/Comedienne awards (he’s in the gray suit, and she’s in the leather jacket).



 

The cast of army sitcom Blue TowerKim Ho-chang, Jung Jin-wook, Choi Jong-hoon, and Baek Bong-ki—with Roller Coaster’s Jung Ga-eun.


 

Jeon Hyun-moo, Lee Jang-won, and Ha Suk-jin representing brain-teaser variety show Problematic Men. I never thought I’d say this: Jeon Hyun-moo looks better than Ha Suk-jin. What bizarro world did I step into?? I really like the all-black look that Jeon Hyun-moo is sporting, complete with the velvet jacket and black bowtie. Ha Suk-jin, on the other hand, is wearing a combination of all of my least favorite things: turtleneck, white formal pants, no socks. It’s like a triple whammy of badness, and a waste of such a handsome mug. Don’t make that face at me until you put on proper pants!


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Biggest highlight for me was SIG and Eunji's duet (*tears of reply 1997 feels*)

I'm kind of bummed that Dear My Friends didn't get anything...

But overall the attendees' list is rather amazing. Look at all those stars.

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Am with you and everyone on the lack of Dear My Friends on this awards show, but understanding how these awards shows work and how publicity comes into play I expected these things to happen. Some other notable tvN shows were ignored as well since they're older and I personally think deserves some recognition ( Flower Boy series, QIHM and Nine!) but overall, the winner's lists are deserving and actually made sense. Which is a testament of the programming that they consistently produce. I also realized I watched most of the winner's shows and are favorites too!

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Im actually happy with the awards given but yeah where are the flower boy siries and qihm!? Anddd im still sad that trash and na jeong werent thereee the squad really looked sad :((

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To be honest if you look at the vote those drama get at the official TVN voting site they really really got such low vote that even if the judges give them high score they still will never win. Their criteria is 40% judges score, 30% public vote, 30% ratings, hype, public recognition etc. with this criteria it makes sense why the new dramas won more because of course people will vote for the most recent dramas they got addicted to. And they git higher ratings too. Honestly the judges vote should have been higher than 40% to make the old dramas still can win. They really have no fight in that 60%. Judges vote should have been 70%, public hype and ratings should be 20% and only 10% in fan vote. To make it more fair

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That's interesting since I wasn't aware of the judging criteria that they did, but anytime you throw public voting in there it makes up for interesting results. Knowing how tastes are different, and viewers obviously remember the most recent dramas that they watched and they tend to vote with their memory.

I guess in a way we were expecting tVN to do something different since they tout themselves as "Contents Trend Leader" after all, but they still somewhat fell under the same old business that we've gotten used to in K-ent award shows. But definitely not as bad considering the top winners on the acting awards.

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It was again More of a Popularity Award. Rating System didn't do any justice.

The award clearly lacked critical Judgement. Also customer base of paid channels is increasing Year by year so without any doubt they will generate better ratings than Previous years shows. Same goes for Hype and social media.

It was more of a Yearly Award and i don't think it can even be taken seriously.

TVN again is all showoff and buzz than something Original or new. They play quite safe.

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I don't know why, but I was expecting a little better from TvN. I should have known better, when the awards are determined by viewers who seem to have memories with the lifespan of a mayfly. The reason TvN is on the map at all is because of the killer, unusual shows they started out with, like Nine/QIHM and Joseon X-Files and the Flower Boy series. Lately they have become quite a bit more conventional and a lot less interesting. It would have been nice to celebrate the innovation of those early years, but in a fan-driven show you are always going to end up with the lowest common denominator.

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Yes, you cannot take an award ceremony seriously where Lee Je-hoon win a trophy! Seriously he is not a good actor, his acting in signal was toooooo awkward... I thinks his kid version actor was even better than him

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30% public votes is more like fans voting..lol

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IKR OMG. I was soooo disappointed that QIHM, Let's Eat series, I need romance series and Nine were just BRIEFLY mentioned in the video clips..... QIHM was not even mentioned under the 'Fantasy drama' clip but under the 'Romantic Comedy Queen' nominee list with Yoo Inna. I was like... omg this drama is not only about Yoo Inna but the chemistry between the leads and the good plot. The same goes to the Let's Eat series, with Yeon Doo Joon nominated for Romantic Comedy King. The flower boy series and the I need romance series suffered the same fate. All of them not in the clips for dramas but rather, mentioned through nomination of that one or two actors/actresses.

Before the Reply series became a hit, it were those dramas which formed a strong base for TVN. I really hope they were given more recognition - no need to win awards, but at least ensure they were properly reminisced through more appropriate categories. For example, QIHM can easily go under the 'Fantasy dramas' part with Nine and OHY.

I feel that they should have a 'series' award too. And since Reply series won the daesung, maybe a tiny award can be given to either the Lets eat or I need romance series or Flower boy series? TVN was the channel which started off this 'series' trend.

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Nine at least did a win drama contents award.

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I would've loved it if writer No Hee-kyung would at least get some recognition. We know Kim Hye-Ja, Ko Hyun-Jung and the rest of the cast can act and have years of experience.

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I was only following my TL on twitter and not livewatching, but I read that she's there by herself without DMF cast. I could be wrong. And what could have been. Although I love that Kim Hye Soo actually acknowledged this on her Best Actress speech which was really lovely of her, even if she was very much deserving of her award.

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Awww would've love to see it.

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I expected they sing the full version
it's a sweet song and they get massive appreciation from viewers
despite of the short duet performance, they still have Reply 1997 chemistry

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Yeah, I hope so too..
But I think they are too busy right now, I bet they didn't practice or something like rehearsal for their duet (because SIG are filming SKL and eunji have busy schedule for Apink's comeback)

And they didn't use ear-piece monitor (or something like that), it's really difficult to sing in the large place with big crowd without that. But they are still awesome and professional

So I'm still happy for this sort reunion. SO NOSTALGIC

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Here's the official tvN clip for Seo In Guk and Eunji's All for you performance. Gotta post it to increase the views. lol

Oh my 1997 feels.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2S2dwdWgog

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Also official clips for the Best Kiss Awards (with all nominees kiss played. Park Bo Young was soooo embarrassed.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd1fjGNso6I

In the speech, Seo In Guk explained that he had to kiss at that angle because the director told him that his short philtrum made his upper lips protrude too much. Eunji said that they had 10 takes for the kiss scene (probably took hours), and that Seo In Guk was the one who was the coldest because of the weather and shirtless scene. And Eunji also said she will work hard for future kiss scenes and Seo In Guk's reaction totally cracked me up.

Seo In Guk individual tvN made award official clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwi5V33cc_U

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Park bo young was so cute. During the interview at the oh My ghostess table, she said she's watching Jo Jung Suk being an announcer well. And then she said she felt slightly jealous about him with Nari/GHJ. hahahaha.

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Damn !!! These feels!!!!
I have forgotten how awesome they were together! All those screencaps in the screen back while they and are singing.. Gahhhhhhh !! My heart!

Guess who is gonna be rewatching Reply 1997 on a weekday night!!!!

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Speaking of Reply/Answer Me feels.

The casts of 1997, 1994 and 1988 got together after to have dinner together. Hyeri, Eunji, Seo In Guk, Hoya, Baro, Ra Mi Ran, Ryu Jun Yeol and more... <3

My Feeels. T___T

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLW7zs7A7ES/

Helps that Eunji and SIG were standing close together on the picture too.

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Reply 1997 will always be special in my heart. First drama that taught the meaning of withdrawal symptom, a real and serious one, that it took me months before I could re-watch it, only to give me another serious withdrawal symptom lol. And that's when I found my precious, Seo In Guk, oh that moment when he just stole my heart completely. He never gives it back to me, and I don't think I want it back haha. SIG is LOVE.

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Same with you
Reply 1997 feels like first love for me ?
It's feel warm and nostalgic every time I remember it
Actually this is the first drama that I watched during the airing time in Korea (without subs), watched the subbed version, went to forum, and read the recaps
(Back then I only watched completed dramas)

And I had serious withdrawal syndrome for this awesome drama! (Even this award bring back those syndrome again ahahaha)

Cheers! ??
Cheeers

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Reply 1997 will always be my favourite reply series. It touched more on friendship and fandom, also they didn't troll us with the "finding husband" story arc. The 2nd and 3rd one will always piss me off with the way they dealt with it.

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Liked the characters and friendships best for 1994, followed by 1988.

1997 had the most concise story (altho the whole crazy fandom part really didn't interest me) in part due to the least amount of airtime, but it also had the ickiest and least believable husband ? (older brother who was not only a teacher, but the former fiancee of deceased sister).

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"older brother who was not only a teacher, but the former fiancee of deceased sister"

yes I was so creeped out that he asked her out immediately after she graduated high school, like dude you were her teacher!

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you make me want to watch Reply 1997 right now, maybe this weekend if I have time or definitely during the holiday season

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For me tvn is "nine time travel" that is the most memorable drama from tvn, i think it should get more attention, like other award in korea it's popularity contest

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I didn't realize Subong from W was in 1997 until I watched the red carpet yesterday night and went ????? HOW COME I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT!!! didn't compute they were the same actor until today. facepalm.

I wished Kim Ji Suk joined his Problematic Men crew instead of OHJ cuz I love the bromance going on. lol.

Also, highlight for me was Seo In Guk going beetred whenever he and Eunji were mentioned together. Poor boy was so shy.
Louis and Boksil are my favourite couple in dramaland right now, even over adorable Raon and Crown Prince, and I loved last year's Lee Won GeunxEunji from SGG so it's really credit to EunjixSIG chemistry that I still think they look the best with each other. Can't believe they cut their duet short. T___T But it was adorable while it lasted.

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Say what you will, 1997 will always be my favorite ever.

I personally think 1988 and 1994 did many things better than 1997, but overall, 1997 still holds my feels so much more, because the central romance shone best there. And the friendships was nothing to scoff at either.

Seo in guk seems to have lots of bromance in his dramas. Hoya x SIG. SIG x PBG. SIG x MDS. :D

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My girl Eunji went cheeky during the red carpet when asked where SIG was. She improvised and said he was still busy "shopping." Hahaha.

@shilla Don't blame SIG too much. I would would have blushed like crazy too if I was with Eunji. She was HOT in that dress. I think SIG reverts back to his old self whenever Eunji is involved. It's cute.

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LOL at Eunji's comment. Clever.

Do you guys think his crush on Eunji was real or media play? Or a bit of both? Either way, it's still so cute after all these years haha.

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Oh, I think it was definitely real. He wasn't that experienced at the time, a bit of a bumpkin compared to how he is now.

My favorite moment is during their Best Kiss awards, Seo in guk's face went completely meme worthy when Eunji said she will work hard to produce good kiss scenes in the future as well.

You can watch the full cut of SIG and Eunji here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITBmFgNr_3I

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Ooh. That's what she said. LMAO. I didn't understand what made Seo In Guk so shocked during her speech yesterday. Lol. He's such a kid.

If you watch this fancam of their performance of All for you, at the end, you can see Seo In Guk holding his hand to his chest, as if he had too much feels. Adorbs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUhHtq31eP8

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Oh I think he definitely had a little bit of an actual crush on Eunji too - most likely held off doing anything for real, but definitely channeled it into their scenes and media appearances together.

And boy did it make for AMAZING chemistry.

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Reply 1997 will always hold a special place in my heart. The show had unknown actors with both leads just started acting that year. They success it got was crazy knowing how it's such an underdog. I wish Reply 1997 had won something more like an appreciation award for a pioneering success in their network perhaps. I don't know I feel like they put too much emphasis on recent dramas too much considering it's an award for the entire 10 years of TvN.

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I'd watched the awards live and was a little miffed that Answer Me 1997 didn't get the Drama Daesang.

But it was the show that launched you to mainstream recognition tvN!

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Yeah, there are dramas that are successful but a year later people forget about them, then there are dramas that end up becoming the 'legacy' dramas that the public still remember with love even a decade later, and Answer Me 1997 was the latter.

I'm miffed it didn't get the Drama Daesang either. I would have understood if Misaeng got it because that drama is as close to perfection as a drama can get, but :(

I really wish 1997 and Misaeng had more awards,

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Yeah, 1997 was the OG - without it, tvN would really not be what they are today. And it did it with no existing buzz and pretty much half the screentime that 1994 and 1988 got.

It's telling that even now, four years later, 1997 is still the Answer Me drama that gets brought up most in (Korean) drama discussions - not the more higher-rated 1994. And it really did have the best OTP chemistry of all three seasons so far - Shi-won and Yoon-jae are one of those romances that you just remember forever.

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I am with you. There are things that I loved more in 1988 and 1994, but 1997 is all about the romance for me.

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But the competing suitor for '97 was the worst done (not only much older and a teacher, but also the former fiancee of deceased sister).

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1997 will always be my fave! Seo Inguk and Eunji seem to have this special quality that they creat great chemistry whoever they work with. But of course...them together will always be my fave

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Kim Jisuk was adorable with Eric when they got out of the car for red carpet though! Did you see him escort Eric out of the car the same way he escorted the ladies? xD

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Lol I did too! I was thinking what a perfect gentleman and ladies man helping both the ladies ..and then him helping Eric out of the car. Lol so cute

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yeah! it was so funny that even seo hyun jin can't hide her laughter! lmao

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Look, SIG and Eunji are one of those ships (like Sungjoy <3<3<3, PMY x JCW, JGS x PSH, etc.) I know aren't a couple so I can't exactly ship them, but wished SO HARD they were real because they are so cute together. They literally do nothing but stay together, and the chemistry is already sparkling like insane. Sigh.

It's cute how Seo In Guk posted their duet together on instagram, making loads of shippers happy.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWH_jqjZO_/?taken-by=seo_cccc

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omomomomo never thought I would see sungjoy being mentioned on DB.

I'm a new shipper (started yesterday :3 ) because I saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJMxA3O6KUg and started marathoning all their episodes and unaired episodes. what is sleep. T_T

Why do I keep ending up with impossible ships. Before that, I was shipping Borene huhuhu (still ship it if im honest T___T)

And my first impossible ship is still Eunji and SIG.

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You're not alone in shipping impossible ships. Until this day, I still secretly ship the Soulmate couple (Kim So Eun and Kim Bum), even though So Eun and Jae Rim are also ultra super cute.
They're in my top 3 WGM couples, along with Sungjoy (ur fanvid made me tear up *pout*) and Teukso. I always feel like I'm a traitor to the soulmate couple when I ship Soeun to Jaerim. And since I'm a PBG wang fan, I feel like a traitor to myself when I ship him with Irene. kkkkk.

Caro, does JGS x PSH means jang geun suk and Park Shin Hye??? If yes, wow. Nostalgia. Totally forgot about them with the many dramas Park Shin Hye did, but they were such a hot ship back in the day.

I also ship Gong Hyo Jin with So Ji Sub (or maybe Jo In Sung) depending on the day. So you're definitely not alone in the impossible ships department.

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Omo omo omo --- a fellow Bbyu/Sungjoy shipper on DB!!! Honestly, I loved Goguma couple but Bbyu (especially Joy) became my favorite because they are more expressive and Joy is just the sweetest girl ever. My feels. But that said, Eunji x SIG and their duet is just so much love!!!!

And I totally squeed when PBG called Hyeri his wife.

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It's so good to see bbyu fans in unexpected places!!!

I also fell for this couple because of how honest they were with each other about their feelings, pettiness and all attached. And I liked how considerate they were with each other as idols. In short, fresh, thoughtful, bright, and incredibly cute. It's incredible how well they fit with each other's energy and were just having fun and a good time with each other, without trying to force anything. They were themselves all the way through.

I never stanned a girl group member before (more into actresses and dramas) but Joy became my ultimate fascination. She's not perfect, and yet, everything she does just melts my heart. She has star magnetism for sure.
I also like how subtly considerate and thoughtful Sungjae is, even though he appears playful. Not easy to find a guy like him nowadays.

I don't expect anything from them right now. Maybe in years. I am just happy they've got to meet each other, and we got to watch the process of them having fun together.

Never thought I'd encounter bbyu fans on DB.

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Hohoho. Bbyu fans on DB? Daebak.
I like most about them is that there was no room for pretense or ego between them. No mind games. No pride. It was flirtatious, but youthfully innocent. They tried to cover what the other lacked. I think they couldn't give each other 100% of what the other wanted, but they always were 100% doing their best for each other. Sungjae wasn't the great romantic, always playful, but he always took care of her behind her back. And he cared a lot more than it appeared. In times, I felt like he was the clingy one instead of Joy. And Joy might want to move too fast, but she always made sure to let him know she liked him anyways and received him just as he was, weirdo prankster and all.

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OMG fellow bbyu shippers! T____T Joy totally became one of my favs after WGM. Sungjae is a great kid too. I always feel like a mom whenever I watch them haha.

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Heol.... What's up with all the bbyu/sungjoy fans coming out of the woodwork? lol.

I'm kinda shocked since DB is kind of anti wgm. But as a fan, I'm happy.

If we're talking about the ultimate Sungjoy/Bbyu fanvid.

For me, it's definitely this one. Never fails to make me grin like an idiot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9lUukFWP8M

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I definitely ship SIG and Eunji...and I'm miffed that Answer Me 1997 didn't win over 1988. I liked both, but 1997 was the ORIGINAL one, and it set the precedence for all others!!

But, ship them as I might, I do think BEST KISS should've been given to Eric and Seo Hyun-Jin from Oh Hae Young Again...seriously, was tvn afraid their kisses were too racy??

As for the Daesang, c'mon... Signal or Misaeng ought to have won. *sniff*

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I agreed with you on Eric's couple on kissing scene..ughhh..?????

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When I read Best Kiss, I was like "surely there are better kisses. R97 was so long ago." And then this played through my mind on replay "confirm."

Best Kiss indeed!

And I don't even care for kiss scenes. Seo In Guk & Eunji are just that good. Plus, I've only seen the pictures here but he totally still loves her. And that makes me so freaking happy. My irl OTP isn't dead yet. Great singers turnedgreat actors! They just belong together.

To answer above question: 85% real, 15% media play. If an actor like SIG has a crush with the intensity he does, who wouldn't play it up?

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my gosh, Ggukkie!was it the cleavage? haha

but I am a bit sad that the Bogummy connection hasnt carried into RL at all...

oh well, they are nice to see on their own, as well. certainly my favorite "brothers" are both chemistry kings in their repspective projects.

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The interesting thing is he changed the caption on his instagram post. you can read at the fans comments. Hihihi... he still has something there.

Yeah, I'm a bit sad too when PBG didn't said hello to her 'brother'.

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lmao I didn't realise Su-bong and Sung-jae were the same actor until seeing him in the pic here, like '????Lee Shi-un, isn't that Su-bong?' and then I realise and go '!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Eunji and Seo In-gook are one of those all-time favourite OTPs that just stick in your memory forever. They both have good chemistry with their later costars too (I loved her with Lee Won-geun so, SO MUCH omg, and I badly need her to work with Ji-soo again - tvN get on that please!) but the image of them together is iconic.

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The guys look great!

And... when will Kim Ji-suk ever ever get a lead role? *sigh*

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Someone please give this man a lead!

I've loved him since his first scene in Personal Taste.

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KJS's best role as the 2nd male lead/competition was in INR2012 (which may be the best depiction of the 2nd male lead in a K-romcom) - way better than the waste that was his character in OHYA.

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I never miss a TVN drama. I love all the dramas they have produced. Keep up the good work guys!

Seeing these actors on stage together I remember how I loved watching them all.

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With those legs, Nam Joo Hyuk and Cha Seung Won turned the red carpet into runway.

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Lmao ikr theyre SO tall others looked like minions

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I couldn't even barely look at my fave Sohn Ho Joon. When I would try, my eyes would he drawn to NJK and then remember CSW. Come on, eyes! Let me see SHJ puppa.

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i have watched more tvn drama's and remeber them more than other channels. so happy the actors are getting the recognition .

that said sad about reply 1997 , miseang

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My thoughts exactly! I'm sad for Joseon X-Files too!

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Well, seems everyone forgot about the I need romance serie too! That is what had me hooked up on TVN though ...

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YAAAAAAAAAAAAS!
JO JIN WOONG<3
*all the feels* me, my mom & dad all grinned like happy children with icecream when we saw that he won...bc we luff him so much. LOL

kinda sad Misaeng didn't get more recognition. I thought it was a better drama than Reply88 (... not hating, but i preferred 97 + 94 more than 88 LOL)

still, glad they made it a fun awards party ^_^
so nice to see all of them in one place! (this was probably my favorite awards show... ever XD)

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Although I liked Answer Me 1988 among all 3 AM series, I still feel that Misaeng deserves more recognition.

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yeah! i love 1988 also among all and i just wished they give Im Siwan an award too.

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Reply 1997 was better produced comoared to 94 and 88. There os no unnnecessary drama, no excessive husband hunting. That drama was gold. Although I liked 88 better 97 should have win daesang. They totally deserved it. If not for stupid trolling and husband hunting of 88 it would have easily surpased 97. But then again there will be no 94 and 88 if not for 97. The daesang still Should have went to reply 1997.

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Reply 1997 is still the gold standard for me. It was a true lightning in a bottle drama. Two rookies as leads (both turning out to be a great actor and actress) was such a big gamble for TvN, along with the handling of homosexuality as a subplot. It also had the best portrayal of what it's like to be a fangirl.

Although Reply 1994 was great, the drama lost it's way when it decided to focus mostly on the husband mystery. I can't even remember a single OST from that drama.

Reply 1988, on the other hand, was almost at par with 1997. The main difference for me was the time investment. I can easily re-watch Reply 1997 while 1988 seems like a daunting task (since each episode is on average 1 hr and 30 min with 20 episodes).

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@Bi & Aigoooo -- You both say it so well! I don't hate the other two, but Reply 1997 was SO DIFFERENT from anything I'd seen, so raw, and true. By the time I watched 1988, it was all "been there, done that," even though I loved 1988 as well.

1988 was also unnecessarily long.

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Yep, "raw" is the best word to describe Reply 1997. The director and the writer sure knows how it feels to be young and restless. And both leads was gold in that drama. Eun Ji's facial expression after the fountain kiss and SIG's when he said goodbye in that karaoke room, oh my feels! I love Reply 1988 but Reply 1997 will always be the winner in my heart.

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I reckon is better than the big three stations. May be they should do one every four years like the Olympics.

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Signal, Answer Me 1988 and Misaeng are my favorites. I'm glad that they all were recognized in different fields.

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Scrolling through these pictures made me so emotional. tvN really is consistent in its quality ,and it has produced an impressive amount of masterpieces (yes, you read that right, they are MASTERPIECES) in its 10 years.

I'm crying seeing all of these great casts together again.

Also, Eunji looks GORGEOUS. Like, wow. I've never seen her look so pretty! And that's saying something! She does look a bit tired though, probably because Apink's promoting right now.

And yaaaay for Seo In-gook winning 2 awards <3

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Same here. I had to hold back my tears and scream because I'm reading this in the office. I just love seeing all the (almost) complete cast from each show, although I'd love it more if the trio from Reply 1997 appeared (I miss Oppayaaa~).

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I'm disappointed that there was such a focus on the most recently aired dramas, and I wish Misaeng and Reply 1997 took home more. And I wish the old ones at least got a shoutout!

Actually, I wish Shin PD got the daesang for all 3 Replys instead of selecting out 88 (although he earned a point for bringing everyone up on stage and acknowledging that the success of the series was predicated on the previous installment and without 97 there would be no 94 and so on).

I loved SIG & JEJ's duet. Brought back so many feeeeeels. Holding hands! The way he's looking at her when singing (see fancam for SIG closeup looks -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUhHtq31eP8)

UGH, cements them once again as best OTP of all time. And they both looked SO GOOD together.

Also the photos of JEJ hugging Shin PD and Sung Dong Il are beyond adorable. I love all their faces to death. Shin PD has such a lost look while Papa Sung is so expressive.

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuVveG4UIAAHiPf.jpg
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuVvi08UAAECT0I.jpg
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CuVvfLCVIAEVtaV.jpg
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Can you tell how much I've missed this cast? It's been 4 years and I've spent all morning catching up!

On another note, YES FOR SIGNAL ACTING AWARDS. Much deserved.

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I watched the whole show (red carpet to the awards show) and I loved it. Its so great to see all these amazing stars again. Some of the shows from tvN are my faves!

Fave part was seeing Seo In Guk and Jung Eunji again. Sad that their duet was short coz they were so amazing when they sang "All for you" live 4 yrs ago. Some loves reply 1988 more but 1997 will always be the best for me!

Looking forward to more great things from tvN (yasssss Goblin!)

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Am i the only one who loves reply 1994 the most :( and its sad that the squad wasnt complete

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Me! I love Reply 1994 the most too!

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I love Reply 1988 the most but Reply 1994 will always hold a special place in my heart so it'd have been perfect if Chilbong-NaJeong-Oppaya were there too.

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I was soooo heartbroken in 1994 coz of Chilbongie

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I didn't love R94 the most but I connected to the characters the most. Trash, Na Jeong, Ho Joon, and Do Hee were so me.

For me its, R97 -> R94 -> R88. And it's mainly because of my ships and the focus slowly changing from teens/young adults to the whole "family" unit.

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'94 had the best characters/friendships.

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CHAJUMMMMMMMMMMA ???

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I was so happy that they had this awards ceremony / festival but I Need Romance series didn't get any love!! Why?

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wow.. so many stars.. congrats for the winner..
but the most hillarious part for me was when everyone get Subway sandwich.. hahaha The Power Of Subway

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Lmaoo ikr subway everywhere

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LOL! I scream when Subway made appearance. They've infiltrated award ceremony.
Beware guys.

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My first thought upon seeing the tray of Subways making its grand entrance was that I'm gonna go to Dramabeans right away and wait for people to notice Subway (senpai?) and here you guys are LOL

Subway is like 'I can't go to sageuk? Aha~! The award ceremony!' Seriously their marketing team deserve an award!

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Ha my mom and I were actually watching this and I was wondering if you'd post this on DB or not. XD But anyways, omgg when Jung Ga Eun came out of her car along with the other men who were dressed in army clothes, I got so excited because for a sec, I thought it was Song Hye Kyo and the ever so pretty Song Joong Ki... But then it wasn't Y-Y

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(I forgot that DOTS was on KBS not tvn XD)

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i wonder what happened to grandpa Baek Il Sub, he was limping and had to be fully supported by Lee Seo Jin and Na PD during award presentation.
I laughed when the grandpas won the awards and they were so nonchalant about it that NA PD and Lee Seo Jin had to politely prod them to go up the stage.
Can Eric and Seo Hyun Jin have a dating rumour already??!!! Eric looks darn fine!

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lol they already rumored to be dating but their agency was so fast in clearing the issue, both agencies denied the rumor so fast that eric and seo hyun jin shippers were so disappointed! hahaha!

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the dissappointed one is here. i am their shipper but quietly sad over this award. they kinda looked so distant last night. even eric seem awkward, walked alone himself, and slightly refuse to take her hand when they arrived together. sigh..

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@greentea -- I thought Eric even looked distant in the very last wedding scene in Oh Hae Young again.. :(

I totally wish they were dating in real life! Please be a real-but-denied rumor! I've watched OHYA three times already, because it seems to me that their chemistry is truly the one to beat. And I've watched soooooooo many dramas.

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Yesssss finally justice for Jo Jin-woong and Kim Hye-soo!!! I don't understand how they hadn't been winning their perspective categories in other award shows. Bts politics I guess. *The* performances of the year for sure. Misaeng deserved more recognition. Also, seeing the Reply 1988 cast together makes me so emotional. Those characters are still with me I guess. ?

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Honestly, I wasn't a big fan of Kim Hye Soo's yellow dress. I love her don't gemme wrong here, but I felt bad for the boys because it seemed like they were trying to not accidentally look at her boobs... XD oops

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Lol I'd be shock if her boobs were hidden in any red carpet appearance. I do love her though.

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LOL. Agree. She actually did more than this before. I no longer surprise with her braveness :P I can never be a fan of her style, but I respect her with her braveness and uniqueness. And of course I love her more as an actress ;)

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It's difficult to choose the winner when the award is worth 10 years of their shows and they've been producing some of the best shows in Korea. You can't agree on one winner because you think everyone deserves to get something.

I watched the whole show from red carpet to main show live and it was really fun, it wasn't like other boring award shows. tvN stays true to their slogan as 'contents trend leader'. Even their award show sets a new standard.

As for the winner, there are some I thought should've won, but overall I'm satisfied. The drama daesang might have gone to Reply 1988 but I personally think they meant it for reply series, seeing how all the reply series cast including team 1997 and 1994 also came up on stage during the winning speech. But they probably had to pick one specific drama, so they chose the highest rating and the most recent one, which is Reply 1988 (and IMHO it also gave the biggest impact out of three installments). In the end, I wish tvN would make this as an annual program so that we don't have to wait another 10 years to see all those quality shows get appreciated.

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"It’s difficult to choose the winner when the award is worth 10 years of their shows and they’ve been producing some of the best shows in Korea. You can’t agree on one winner because you think everyone deserves to get something."

Yes! Throughout the award show, I found myself repeating stuffs like this: "Misaeng should have won", "Signal should have won", "but Reply __ deserves it too!". I was torn because all the nominated shows and actors/actresses deserve something <3

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It really is difficult with all the wonderful shows they put out there from the very beginning. I'm sad that my old favorites weren't given awards, but I understand why the recent ones and memorable ones got the recognition. Sure QIHM and Flower Boy series were good, but they were from years back and people are more attached to the recent ones. Moreover the recent ones pulled in the numbers. In my opinion, the drama series that really made TvN known/paved the way are Reply 1997 and Misaeng. I wished Im Siwan was given recognition as well. Overall, I think those who won deserved their awards.

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speaking of Siwan, what is he up to recently? i feel like he just disappeared after Misaeng.. or is he strictly chungmuro these days? i wish he'd do another drama soon, i love his acting

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He filmed a movie or two, I believe.

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Im Shi Wan's recent and upcoming movies:

Robber (2017)
One Line (2016)
A Melody To Remember (2016)

DB also wrote an article on his upcoming drama slated for next year's broadcast, here http://www.dramabeans.com/2016/09/im-shi-wan-yoon-ah-headline-new-historical-drama-the-king-loves/

Im Shi Wan is bae. And Bae needs more love.

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Oh dear, Yoon-ah as his leading lady? In a historical drama? /sigh it could be worse, I suppose.

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ah yeas, idk how i forgot that post considering i made a comment about yoona burning through my actor bias list hard and fast lol
i'm really not looking forward to another sageuk tho..

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If it were up to me, Misaeng would have more awards - Im Shi-wan especially should not have walked away empty-handed.

(and I know this is blasphemy on db but I'd even have put him ahead of Lee Je-hoon for the PD's choice award, considering he never put a foot wrong in his entire performance as Jang Geu-rae while LJH himself admitted being awkward in the early episodes of Signal. But I get that, as with all the other dramas, the more recent ones win)

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While I agree that Im Shi-wan should've got some recognition, I feel that rather than the PD's choice award, he should've won the Made in TvN award instead of Seo In-guk (performance wise, and objectively speaking, because he's nominated in that category), and instead of Kim Sung-kyun in AM1988, Byun Yo-han should've won the Scene Stealer category, that would've really satisfied the Misaeng fan in me.

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Yes yes! Im Shi Wan deserved much more recognition as Jang Geu Rae. I can't say this enough - even tho I've posted a separate comment on this matter, I think I can go on for days. Like I've said, Im Shi Wan is bae, and bae needs more love.

(With no disrespect to Yoona as the leading lady, I reallyyyy hope there'll be a stronger actress, or that Yoona will surprise us with her growth as an actress. Let's hope the best for everyone! )

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Im Shi Wan wasn't completely "made" in tvn. He had other roles before Misaeng like the one in Moon Sun. Seo in Guk was a complete rookie coming into the Reply 97, which made him into a star.

I wouldn't put Shi Wan above Lee Je Hoon, who was far from perfect in Signal, but he had a more difficult role. In his limited role, Shi Wan was perfect as JGR.

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I haven't seen AM1988, but Byun Yo Han is one hella good scene stealer in Misaeng. His character was like an oasis in the middle of a desert. I always look forward to his scene whenever it gets a bit tense in the drama :)

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Great award ceremony. TVN has really brought up the quality in Korean television. Just looking at the series that they all produced in only 10 years is impressive. Reply 97 is the kickstarter for that franchise and in my eyes still the best out of them. Misaeng was flawless from start to end and Signal lived thorugh it amazing writing and the leads.

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Yea Joseon X-files did not have high ratings but it was the best show I've seen from tvN, writer Kim Eun-suk, Kim Gab-soo <3. I'm not a fan of multiple season shows but I wouldn't mind a JXf season 2.

Park Geun-hyung <3. Aging well and still kicking butt on screen.

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Best show tvN has aired and maybe the best Korean drama period.

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Yay! Congratulations to Signal and AM1988, they're definitely the big winners of the night in the drama category.
They were a few awkward moments during the ceremony but also some memorable ones:
1. I have to give it props to the performers (PSY and Lee Moon-sae) who managed to liven up the atmosphere and got the celebrities on their feet and singing and dancing along. I don't think this ever happens in any other award ceremonies as usually they're very reluctant. It was such a fun night in general.
2. I thought Lee Je-hoon's acceptance speech for his PD's choice award was very good. Eloquent, concise, with the right amount of modesty and sincerity. Some comedians' microphone went down because they exceeded the time limit. I also liked Jung Sang-hoon's one about working hard to create miracles every week for SNL Korea (because it's almost impossible to be funny all the time).
3. I love that all four halbaes got up the stage to receive the Entertainment Icon award (with LSJ in tow, of course), even though Baek Il-sub halbae seemed to be struggling with his knee pain. I hope he'll be well enough to make the next trip.
4. PBG's video conference in his Crown Prince robe, it was cute that he made the effort to show his appreciation in the middle of a grueling shooting schedule.
5. Kim Hye-soo's best actress award (but where's JDY and the rest of The Good Wife crew? I don't see GHJ either)
6. Kim Sang-joong was seriously scary (poor Park So-dam), it was so awkward when he asked who she wished would win the best actor award and she said JJW, and he's like "try again" (because he's seen the card) and she was speechless. It ended up being LSM (well-deserved).
7. Shin Dong-yeob (the MC) teasing JJW for not winning the best actor award, but was secretly relieved because it meant he would win the Daesang, and he did! :)
8. The whole AM crew got up the stage for the final award, and SWH PD who received the award said that AM1994 was possible because of 1997, and 1988 was possible because of 1994.

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2. - true, it is hard to be funny especially when one has expectations to be funny on them. I once had a group in the museum and they had ordered a funny guide and it was given to me with the words, well, be extra funny - hello, I cannot do that just per order! It is not like I switch on a program and there. I admire people who persistently make others laugh with warmth, sincerity and smarts. but it is very draining. sometimes you feel so empty yourself and try so hard and people can be really mean when they expect funny and you´re not game.
6. hehe Bad Daddy scared her? aww. can´t blame her though.

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1. This. Someone said (was it Lee Moon Se?) that he hopes that the atmosphere in an acting award ceremony should be always fun like this, not the usual boring one, because the actors are all holding back from having a blast for god-knows-why.

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Sorry, I can't get behind Eric for Romantic-Comedy King.

And with all those categories, they couldn't arrange a cutest puppy award for Minki ???

Nothing for Queen Inhyun's Man or Bring It On Ghost? Recount !!!

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Why? Because until now, the only romcom drama that has super high ratings and most popular one is Oh Hae Young again.

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Park Bo-young and Jo Jeong Suk's Ghostess was pretty popular with rating at (7%).

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But the air time for Oh My Ghostess was 8.30 pm while Oh Hae Young was 11 pm. none of dramas broke OHYA ratings in that time slot yet.

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8:30pm slot had the most competition public channels and jtBC. Oh Hae-young had no competition at 11pm weekday.

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Jo Jung-suk or Yoon Doo-joon were more deserving.

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Yes! Definitely yes!
Haven't seen Yoon Doo-joon's work so can't comment - But if you were to choose a romantic lead out of Jo Jung Suk and Eric - Hands down Jo Jung Suk. Chef Vs Park Do-kyung- definitely Chef.

Eric was among the few things that I thought wasn't good enough in Oh Hae Young.

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Didn't watch the awards (probably should?) but based on the photos, I'm loving the vibe. It totally fits tvN's image that's geared towards youthful energy. I wished they had an awards show earlier because there were so many gems from a few years back. Technically the past couple of years has been amazing, but only because of the trust that was earned from the earlier years, where no names can earn themselves a leading role by sheer talent and creative freedom is (mostly) given to the creative heads. Those two aspects have always been my favorite things about the cable channels in Korea. I'm hoping they'll retain these aspects in the future.

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Go Kyung Pyo channeling some Jung Won vibes right there!

Eric is hot, JJS too but the Chajumma's were hands down the best.

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Gosh, seeing the Signal cast together automatically brings tears to my eyes. I love them so much! ?

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Man! I'm still bummed that Seo In guk didn't win for the best rom-com actor! I mean Eric is fine but winning for OHYA doesn't really sit right with me..i mean...Rom-Coms are made for SIG!
But...Well deserved win on the best kiss..cuz SIG Knows how to kiss! :-D
After Lee Min ki, I haven't seen any other actor kiss with so much passion like SIG..I mean i can feel the sensation when these guys kiss..not eachother..definitely not..

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My bet for the award is Jo Jeong Suk. He won a different award though.

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sorry but seo hyun jin deserved the RomCom Queen

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Nope. Jung Yumi is much better than her.

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Agree! Jung Yu Mi is the best for romcom.

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Did you watch Oh Hae Young Again? if not, then you should not give comments like that. That drama had highest ratings for romcom in TvN and could not be broke up until now.

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I liked OHYA, especially in the beginning, but I'm not sure about Eric as Best Rom-Com Actor, either. I guess with Rom-Coms I really get hung up on the "comedy" part, which Eric honestly didn't do much of in that show (but Seo Hyun-jin certainley did!).

In that respect, I agree with both of the other posters that Seo In-gook (who was HILARIOUS in both AM1997 and King of Savvy) and Jo Jung-seok (who KILLED it in Oh My Ghostess) would have been better choices.

But that's just me. Again, I like Eric, and it's not his fault that his character wasn't given as many laugh-out-loud parts as Seo Hyun-jin, but...

Plus, in an ideal world, TV ratings would not equal awards, because we all know that high ratings don't necessarily mean quality. But I do think OHYA was good, and tvN's biggest hits also tend to be of the highest quality (Answer Me, Misaeng, Signal).

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Agreed with Jo Jung-seok <3. I'm glad he gets recognition for his talents in the film industry.

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Seo Hyun Jin's character was meh and she sometimes overact. The supporting characters like nuna french and her boyfriend were better. And Eric won't give any laugh because his character was written like that. Just saying.

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Mindy, with you on the rom-com thing - Seo In Guk or Jo Jung Soek deserved that one.

Eric, really? Where was the comedy bits he did in OHYA? There was no comedy for him to perform in that script. Then how does he become the king of rom-com? That's just an insult to In Guk's and Jo Jung Soek's amazing talents.

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First awards show I watched from the red carpet til the end, so many feels cos Urgh, all the dramas in my top list are from TVN!

I squealed so much seeing the casts of Misaeng, Signal, Reply - made me want to watch them all over again! Ryu Jun Yeol is forever love! But of all the Reply Series, 1994 was my fave because the characters of the whole gang, each and everyone of them was much more memorable. Sad that Trash and Chil Bong weren't there.

And I do agree that there were so many awards given out they lost me cos obviously everyone present would get one, but since they were all so great anyway, I didn't mind. Obvious too that the ones with the higher ratings were the ones most recognized. Probably why Misaeng was overwhelmed by Signal and Reply 88.

The highlights for me were SIG and Eun Ji singing - reminds me that before SIG became the actor that he is, he was first of all an uber talented singer. That voice! Sigh. Then there was Kim Sung Kyun whose voice broke when trying to sing high pitch and Sung Dong Il laughing his head off! lol

Ultimate highligh though, was when Kim Hye Soo tripped on the stairs and took quite some time to free her dress - Jo Jin Woong came to help her and she holds out her hand to stop him like "Don't bother, I got this" then proceeds to walk like nothing happened.. *Whistle* Damn sexy confidence right there!

Great job TVN, looking forward to more great content from you!

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Every pic of RJY I was like "fave!" Then the next "fave!"

I mean does the man ever not look good? Do bad angles exist for him?

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I know! My breath catches everytime they showed him..lol. He was so adorbs when the comedians were impersonating him. Haha!

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In general I liked the distribution but I'm so sad QIHM didn't get anything.
Also Eunji and SIG was the cutest thing ever eep

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I thought it was a tribute to the decade history of tvN. But it really is more of a tribute to the past year. It is also similar to the year end awards, that they will give recognition to anyone. And that is short of a shame, since Misaeng and Answer Me 1997 made tvN such a contender in producing quality dramas

Still, It's a great big reunion. And I'm sure all the cast members were happy to be see each other and reminisce the good ole days. I'm also grateful for tvN for having many of my favorite dramas. I'm looking forward to add many more.

The elephant that's not I'm the room is definitely Cheese in the Trap. I don't think Oh Have Young would have gotten anything if Cheese didn't have that drama behind the scenes.

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I think the only time cheese in the trap was even mentioned was with seo kang joon nomination for something (rising actor? made in tvn? I can't remember exactly) it was a bit weird, even with all the behing the scenes drama... looks like everyone involved (writer, actors, tvn) wants to erase this drama from existence.

it's was like the-drama-that-can't-be-named lol

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Nope! Another Oh Hae Young deserved all the awards theyve got. CITT had a messdd up ending.

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OMG I noticed only now that there was almost zero mention of Cheese that I almost forgot about it and that it is a TvN drama. I remember the early days when people were excited about it and you'd think it will get tons of awards, but then drama happened... sad.

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