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[2019 Year in Review] Beanie Royale 2019

Welcome to the first-ever Beanie Royale! This year, we want to make voting more difficult exciting by having you pit each nominee against each other in a drama on drama match up, until only one show is left standing in each category.

Use the charts to deliberate over your choices, vote for your winning show in the polls, and let folks know in the comments how you arrived at the winner. Were some choices harder than others? Did your initial favorite end up being the one you chose in the end? (Feel free to campaign for your winning choices too!)

The polls will be open until Dec. 31st at 11:59 p.m. PST with the winners being announced after voting closes. There can only be one winner!

ONE LAST BEAN


BEST PROTAGONIST


BEST BADDIE


BEST CHEMISTRY


BEST SCENE STEALER


GLORIOUS CHAOS


BEST WORKPLACE


BEST WARDROBE


BEST DRAMA ACCESSORY


BEST DOCTOR DRAMA


 
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Got my last bean in!

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Waahhhh! This is exciting! I have marathoned two more shows to increase my bean count so now I know with even more certainty which shows I really liked!

May the best show win πŸ˜‰

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Awww... @ndlessjoie our Stabby OTP didn’t make it to the list 😒😩

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😒 My Stabby OTP had such a strong love though.

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At least Bang Won's fan made it!!

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You just have to love the fan!

Heh!

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I love the fan too! Let’s vote for the fan! Go, go FAN!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

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Haha. The Fan Club is still going strong, I see. 🀣🀣

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I hesitated for a second between the Fan and Magic Horse, but Magic Horse cannot be considered an accessory *snorts indignantly*. So I voted for the Fan. πŸ˜„

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Thank you @wishfultoki Sunbaenim! Every vote counts!
(Even as I feel that My Country is the underdog) *sniff* It was fun though☺️ πŸ₯³

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@wishfultoki. Rabbits do think alike. I was thinking the same! But nothing can win over THE fan. πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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@korfan,
I had to come back to vote for Bang-won's fan. Even though Magic Horse is too big to be an accessory like Paris Hilton's chihuahua (although he may be considered an accessory to crime by Ta-gon & the Arthdalians), he is one of my sentimental favorites, along with Eun-seom's carrots and Saya, former souvenir Neantal baby. ;-)

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My hesitant to vote for Magic Horse is because it's mostly none existence. Although it is impactful enough just by the mere minutes it appeared on screen that I would vote for it on other occasion.
#MagicHorseforPresident2020

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@pakalanapikake Another vote for the fan! Yay!

I have to agree that Magic Horse is a tad too big to be considered an accessory, plus that disappearing act towards the end didn't do him any favors, to be honest. But I know he'll be fondly remembered by many of us. As will Saya ...... *sigh**what could've been*

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@korfan Psycho Elf Boy 😭😭
I’m still going to be wailing like a Wahan over what could have been, at least until the end of this year.

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Also Bang Won & Hwi made it!!!

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At least the fan made it...I voted for it

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I would have voted for them. Jang Hyuk was the second lead who got between our Stabby OTP. πŸ™ˆ

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It was tough. It could’ve been a really good love triangle πŸ’•

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I don't k ow if I would vote for them, but I would definitely root for that than the other OTP that was forced down our throat.

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I’m squeamish when it comes to *bugs* @msrabbit

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🀣🀣 I had to think for a second there. Sorry for being slow.

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Was just thinking the same, Seunho and Hwi πŸ’”

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@mei123db Mei Geu-rae, @ndlessjoie mugyuljoie,
I am bereft, I say, utterly bereft. Hwi & Sun-ho 4ever!

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I feel you @pakalanapikake Sunbaenim.
It was the best bromance connection I had seen that went all the way back to their childhood.

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Since I can't vote for anything on this beanie royale because most dramas I watched are not even in it.....I created a new category: 'What made me want to throw stuff at the screen' award.

Options: Vagabond, Devil, Memories of The Alhambra, Trap
My pick: all of the above
Honorable mention: Melty, because even the article google trans nearly melted my brain (ref: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/katakwasabi/activity/927486/#)

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My top was Arthdal and your honorable mention never happened.

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It's a relief it didn't happen in the drama 🀣.

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I created more awards for the dramas that I did watch:

character's journey that made me cry the most
My pick: Min Jae Hee and Seo Yi Do (Perfume)

character's death that I cried for the most
My pick: Lee Hyuk (The Last Empress)

most wasted character death
My pick: Ryu's secretary (Devil)

most annoying character death
My pick: Sec Seo (MoA)

most 🀯 ToD crash
My pick: ToD three-way and Luca ToD crash (Devil)

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So many more:

**Great drama opening...that then went of the rails earliest.

**Best OST

**Best invisible character
....(absentee, visions and ghosts included)

**Most jarring "Invasion of the body snatcher"

**Most "candy" male.

**Mother to fear

**Most changed appearance from last drama

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Thanks for the suggestion. Some of my picks below πŸ˜†

**Great drama opening...that then went of the rails earliest.
MoA and Vagabond

**Best OST
Tick Tock (Perfume)

**Best invisible character
....(absentee, visions and ghosts included)
Bullet Chicken (Vagabond)

**Mother to fear
Empress Dowager aka Evil Mum (The Last Empress)

**Most changed appearance from last drama
Yoo Teo: Ragaz in Arthdal vs Scarface in Vagabond vs Marshmallow in Chocolate

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i'm changing my **Most changed appearance from last drama award winner
My new winner: Shin Sung Rok: Lee Hyuk in The Last Empress vs Seo Yi Do in Perfume. From cray2 emperor to a pure as morning dew fashion designer.

How could I forget him πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜†.

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@katakwasabi
Shin Sung-Rok - such an interesting choice.

I like this category. Its like a battle between: Character, costume, makeup/FX, and yes even plastic surgery.

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Most candy male - Yeo Jin Goo in HDL
Death that made me cry most - Dasom in He is Psychometric
Wasted death - secretary in MofA
Worst nonsense - HDL
Drama I wanted to stab - Thrashy
Why does this exist - Trashdal
Best scam drama - Radiant
Worst propoganda drama - HDL, TCC
Most changed appearance - Yoo Teo

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Indeed,also i'd give Devil the best OST!!!

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@miky88
Just checking, are you referring to "When the Devil Calls Your Name"? Because "The Devil" (Aka: The Lucifer) also has an amazing OST.

For me The Devil's OST is one of the best in all KDrama - not for its catchy songs but how it become part of the story telling. @linda-palapala gave some brilliant insights.

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Heh heh heh... I thought that was you, T. MAWANG's soundtrack FTW. ;-)

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I was refering to When The Devil Calls your Name (my favorite sountrack of 2019) and yes, The Devil indeed has great soundtrack,i admit i wasn't considered it as it's such a classic already!

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My pick for throwing stuff at the screen is RIBB. because it could have been good so the anger I felt for where it went wrong was intensified.

Honourable mention: Arthdal

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Almost every kdrama I tried this year! This is the only category I can really vote! Memories was a heavy contender but since I finished Hotel del Luna I knew no other show could take this prize!

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Yes yes yes. The torture that was HDL. I couldn't even fast forward or 2x on Netflix.
Sobs 😭

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Memories of the Alhambra by a country mile.

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Jang Man-wol had a glorious wardrobe, there’s no doubt I’d love to steal them πŸ’œ

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yeah but none of her stuff would fit me.

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So trick... they set the category for drama and not the character. For me, HDL struggles in that case.

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I'm sad Veronica Park wasn't an option for best scene stealer 😭

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Posted that and just read this, me too friend.

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Me - when I read that my first thought was Veronica Park! But it wasn't even an option. 😭 😭 😭

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Or lee do hwa 😩😩😩

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Kinda sad that there's no mention of Haechi and A Beautiful World. At least Gal-hee's red cardigan made an appearance.

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I wish all the match ups were even to avoid dramas and characters getting to automatically advance (i.e., Best Baddie). Haru! with his exclamation mark can't beat Baek Kyung Seol Ji-hwan for me. Gong Myung and Han Ji-eun not ending up together was a tragedy, even more tragic than him getting back together with his toxic girlfriend.

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The only bad part of Be Melodramatic was Gong Myung's ending. His girlfriend killed me every time she was on screen. I've never hated a character more. And yet, he STILL got back together with her with Ji-eun's encouragement. I was furious.

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I cursed every time the scene switched to Jae-hoon and Ha-yoon in their home. "BREAK UP WITH HER!! MOVE OUT!!" They were toxic for each other. In comparison, Jin-joo and Hwan-dong were also toxic for each other, so I never understood why he wanted to get back together with her, but at least all of their fighting was flashbacks. But with Jae-hoon and Ha-yoon, we were watching their toxic relationship play out in real time, which gave me an aneurysm.

In spite of that, I unexpectedly found myself defending Ha-yoon every time people blamed her for cheating. Yes, she cheated on him, but the truth was Jae-hoon was cheating on her emotionally. He undeniably liked Han-joo even though he had a girlfriend.

Han-joo's younger boyfriend was so out of the blue that her ending felt unsatisfying. The writer trolled us by showing a smiling Jae-hoon in his bed after Han-joo's confession.

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Can there be a poll on the most ridiculous names of characters? I have this teeny weeny request to the writers regarding naming characters. As a non-Korean, but an avid Kdrama follower, i certainly and so easily get confused with the names; couldn't easily identify them by gender either. At some point, a writer names 3 totally unrelated characters as Ms. Park, Mr. Park or Mrs. Park..??? To top them all, a husband is named Sung Jun And the wife is called Jung Sun. Is there a rule regarding names of characters or are writers given limited choices?

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It definitely took me a really long time to learn who was Sung-jun and who was Jung-sun in VIP. In Korea, there really isn't a variety of common last names. The large majority of the population has one of maybe 15? 20? last names, so Koreans probably get used to the confusion. A lot of international viewers turn away from K-dramas because they can't figure out the names, so I agree that it's an issue.

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5 last names!
Kim
Park
Lee

I forgot the other 2 but 50% of their population have any of those 5 last names. :) I used to get confused but after years of watching kdramas more than anything, Iβ€˜m so used to their names that now find our local names harder to memorize. LOL

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Han and Choi

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Oh and Sung

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Meanwhile there’s Ong Seungwoo who has never met another Ong in his life XD

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I laughed at the moment in Life where a character said she'd never met a Dr Ye before.

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wasn't the otp in A Poem A Day called Dr Ye?

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Song is also fairly common I believe. Add to the confusion is that some family/clan names are also Chinese family names- Song and Han were even the names of Imperial Chinese dynasties- not to mention that both Lee and Song are also English family names.

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Either a man or a woman may be called Baek; a leading lady named Man. Also, even actors, actressess and idols have similar names: how many are Taecyeons, Ji Soos, Ji sungs, Parks, Seung Ki, Seung Gi? Seung Ri? Oh help pls...!

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It can be confusing. Also, I'm not sure that they have traditionally male and female names? The only time I've heard something like that mentioned is in Because This is My First Life.

I like names though and some I love the way they sound.

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That some names can be both male or female was even used as a standing joke in the family drama YOU'RE THE BEST LEE SOON SHIN, where IU's character was (apparently intentionally) named after the greatest admiral in Korean history: Yi Soon Shin. In the first episode there is even a brief scene where IU's character is standing in from of Admiral Yi's statue after being humiliated in a job interview and says "let's just keep this between the two of us, OK?".

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I have been wondering about something for some time. Are Choi and Cha the same surnames just with different romanizations? Or not?

I presume Kwak is a rare surname?

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Choi (졜) and Cha (차) are two different surnames with two different pronunciations.

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Kwak seems pretty rare. I personally like Yook, since it's apparently stuck a small clan that all Yooks are vaguely related!

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@mindy Thanks. It is the fault of a recent show with mediocre subs. It kept switching between the two surnames and made me second guess if they have always been the same. Thank you.

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Some other uncommon surnames are Jung & Yang.
Kang, Seo etc. I know more variety of surnames due to kpop than kdramas though.

The kdrama world does seem small many times.

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Not to mention there's always a Secretary Kim in every drama

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Its the most common surname, so not a surprise...

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i know right!! it's like the Kim's are eternally destined to be secretaries. Or it could be a case of the writer recycling characters >.<

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Ha this reminded me of the absolutely ridiculous names in some cdramas like Bei Er Duo

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I wanna vote but I’m bad at stuff like these because it’s hard to choose step by step. :’(

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It would have been nice if the charts were interactive, so we could click on our choices between the match ups. I used Web Note to write my winners in each bracket.

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I wanna do that interactive thing so much T__T gotta balance time though.

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My votes are extremely Search query:www biased. I absolutely loved this drama! The women are badass, wonderful wardrobes, adorable and swoonworthy romance, perfect girl friendships and awesome script!

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WWW may have been a fashion store, but best wardrobe was Pegasus Market by far. Oh so unexpected.

**Bok-Dong's flash dance white tights
**Mi-Ran's 40's inspired suits (a silhouette not often associated with SK women - but wow she rocked them)
**Kim Gab's fur collar hilarious and pointless. It was pure "emperors new clothes" in one item.
**Bbaya tribe's gourds re-imagined as head horns and probably no one else noticed - but their clothes that meant that at times they merged into the store's very walls.

Its biggest fashion statement was the store set. Brilliant in its olive green carpet and stained timber panelling. It said everything about this place forgotten in time and harking back to an innocence that never existed.

It is amazing how much this little show had hidden in it.

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Lee Da-Hee is becoming fashion to watch. However for me, her outfits in "The Beauty Inside" were in another league. The earrings in that drama are a tour de force in character design.

Also, I know but there isn't an award for set design so I am borrowing wardrobe.

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aw, why isn't eun dan oh x haru an option for best chemistry?

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Because Do-hwa might cry if he’s left out kkkk

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Why isn't Do Hwa in breakout? *sobs*

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Same. Either Eun Dan Oh and Baek Kyung would also be fine.

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that's what I want to ask. MBC gave me headache when they include Baek-kyung as third wheel in best couple nomination Dan Oh x Haru, and DB didn't include them too. I think DanOh Haru chemistry in overflowing on screen and off screen

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Sigh. I have watched 17 shows this year but as always, not even a quarter of the shows listed in the poll.

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@midnight
Similar. I have seen your posts on so many of the same drama comment sections all year.

The DB Beanies get to see the dramas in their own way...It's their site and have worked so hard this year and I am just an interloper.

All the best for 2020 and it just means you get to see things from a slightly different angle....I have learnt so much from so many beanies who have different takes. For me, they have shown me so much more of the SKDrama world.

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I just wish the polls had more options.

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The polls could have added way more options. Like for Best Chemistry, why are Moon Geun-young & Kim Sun-ho and Jang Hyuk & Yang Se-jong by themselves when there were thousands of ships this year? They even included secondary ships (Jung Yoo-jin & Wie Ha-joon, Lee Da-hee & Lee Jae-wook) and ships that did not sail (Gong Myung & Han Ji-eun).

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So this.

Even in Be Melodramatic - Jin-Joo/Beom-Soo were totally in the shadow of Eun-Jung/Hong-Dae.

And since its "Best chemistry" not OTP - there was something tense and special about Dong-Baek and Hyang-Mi. Theirs was such a painful friendship...then once the true history was revealed - wow just wow.

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Reading 'ships that did not sail'....I remember my Rock Candy ship aka Ki Tae Woong x Go Hae Ri from Vagabond. But I have no one else to blame other than myself for building a ship that was bound to sink like Titanic 😭.

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@katakwasabi My ship that did not sail was my Sunflower ship Kang Sung-mo and Eun Ji-soo from That Psychometric Guy, so at least both halves of your ship made it out of the drama alive. 😭

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I watched almost of the dramas listed in the poll, but still, for almost all of the categories, I would have chosen something different than the options listed. Oh well.

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BEST OST
Which is your favorite OST?

My vote goes to REACH OF SINCERITY: Good Night by Jeong Sewoon. I also loved HOTEL DEL LUNA: All About You by Taeyeon and EXTRAORDINARY YOU: The Story That Has Never Been Told by Sondia.

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Sondia's OST are really good in When The Devils Call My Name and in Extraordinary You.

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I liked:
-Reach of Sincerity: Make It Count, Chen
-Bonus Book: The Story I Couldn't See, Jannabi
-Every OST for Spring Night
-And my favourite, Be Melodramatic: Your Shampoo Scent in the Flowers, Jang Beom-june

(It was really hard to narrow this down!)

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It's one thing I love in Kdramas, their OST!
I love the One Spring's songs. They really fit the story.

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I love you for loving Good Night.

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Because of Jeong Sewoon? Or because of DAY6?

If because of Ponyo, by coincidence, I have watched every drama Sewoon has sung an OST for and love every one of his OSTs this year: EXTRAORDINARY YOU: Draw You and FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY: You.

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Because it's a great song written by great people (yes day6) but also it's sung well regardless of who wrote it (but the writers are the best human beings on this planet)

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Good Night is full of DAY6 vibes. Melancholy ballads meant to make you cry.

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@panshel,
Thanks for the reminder of "You" from FLOWER CREW, a sweet song from an underrated sageuk that had its moments. When Ma Hoon (Kim Min-jae) and Gae-ddong walked down the walled path with the pair of trees with arching branches, I did a double-take and thought I was seeing Yeo Jin-goo and the queen in CROWNED CLOWN. ;-)

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Extraordinary you wins for me in OST category.
Sondia - First love
Sondia- The story that never had been told
Stray Kids song
Veryvery beauty something song.

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My Beauty by Verivery, sadly the one song fr the OST not on spotify

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Is My Beauty by Verivery not on Spotify for you?

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Last time i checked no. Maybe i shud try again

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Forrestella's "Saeya, Saeya, Parangsaeya" [Bird, Bird, Blue Bird] from NOKDU FLOWER. By turns melancholic and gloriously epic, it is a piece of history from the Donghak peasant uprising sung by four stunning voices. Daebak!

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Yes!!!

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Graceful Family should win the Battle Royale.

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My top 2 choice for each category is either Camellia or Be Melodramatic. πŸ˜…
Had a hard time choosing best chemistry and ended up with Han Joo and Jae Hoon from Be Melodramatic. Although they didn’t end up together πŸ€“
Scene stealer Seol Ji Hwan was an easy win 🀭

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Jae-hoon and Han-joo were the greatest, the only fault I can find in the drama was that they didn't end up together.

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Frabby I keep meaning to ask, which drama specials are your favourites? Which ones would you recommend?

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It's difficult to choose favourites! There's a drama special for everyone, so what kind of stories do you like?

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If I may join in on this conversation, exactly how are the drama specials? I mean what's so interesting or different about them. I haven't watched any.

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Basically @amy1009, the appeal is that drama specials can be anything. New writers can show off unique stories that wouldn't necessarily have been approved of as a full length drama. Directors get to be as artsy or off the wall as they want. It's just a breath of fresh air.

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I've only watched a couple of them, I liked Notebook of my most embarrassing days & if we were a season.
I'm open to any genre or story, I've been looking to expand my drama horizons.

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Hmm, okay @maybemaknae, if you want another romance then I like Buzzcut Love or Bride in Sneakers. For a thriller, I recommend Forgotten Season every time because I'm still chilled to the core by it. If you want great characters with unique bonds, maybe Madame Jeong's One Last Week or Red Teacher. Aaaaand I'll just throw I Introduce My Father and Summer's Dream in because I like them πŸ˜‚

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Agree. I screamed in frustration when they didn’t end up together but then again, maybe it’s the way the show wanted to tell that platonic kind of love is also possible, especially between coworkers. Jae hoon and Hae Yoon are better off without each other though..

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Yeah, I didn't mind his reconciliation with Ha-yoon too much because you can tell they've grown as people and learned from their mistakes. But still, they just don't seem right for each other anymore. It's lovely that there's at least one platonic boy-girl best friend situation in dramaland, but I saw Jae-hoon and Han-joo working great as a couple.

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Wouldn’t mind watching another season if the two of them might have another ending that we all want πŸ₯°

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looking at the dramas in the list..feels like all good dramas are not part of the list..i am sure there were some kdramas which were amazing

and then i also realize..i guess this year was a c-drama year

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It indeed was. But even then many good dramas weren't nominated & so many essential categories are missing.

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BOKSOO BOKSOO BOKSOO!!!

2019 is almost over I promise I will stop

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I make no such promise.

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I'm sad Veronica Park wasn't on best scene stealer, I literally said her name out loud when I read the title.

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I thought the little girl from Tale of Nokdu should have been in that category, too.

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Oh yeah, yes, I agree.

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I only struggled to answer one of these: Best Protagonist! How could you make me choose between Dan-oh, Nokdu and Bok-soo? 😭

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BOKSOO BOKSOO BOKSOO!!!

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I only voted for the first category, I didn't watch the dramas in the rest of the categories.

My honourable mentions are

1. The Last Empress - I walked around with a hole in my heart for a week after the show ended. I felt numb. I haven't felt this way about any drama before. Hyuk stole my heart. Hyuk broke my heart.

Best Hero/Villain: Hyuk

2. Memories of the Alhambra
Hyun Bin was so charming and so gorgeous he took my breath away every scene he was in. And I loved the chemistry he had with Park Shin hye. They were such a goodlooking couple, and I loved the contrast between his cynicism and hardness and her sweetness and fragility. This couple made my heart skip a beat every time they were together.

Best Smile, Most Goodlooking Character - Hyun Bin
Favourite Couple - Hyun Bin and Park Shin hye.

3. The Light in Your Eyes - Most Heartbreaking Drama. Cried from start to finish.

4. VIP - Rawest Drama of the Year. It made me so angry, and I felt so much pain that at times it was unbearable to watch. Every episode left me drained, and tight. But, ultimately, it was a tribute to the resilience and dignity of the betrayed wife, and Jang Nara delivered, and I ran the entire gamut of emotions with her. Such nuanced acting, a look, a tightening of the lips, a flash of pain, hidden the next - Jang Nara did it all, and I feel so proud of her character.

Best Lead Actress - Jang Nara
Most Painful Drama - VIP
Best Ending - VIP

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Hyuk!!!! He stole and broke my heart big time. He wins my most shed tears award. He died and I cried 😒.

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We were so sad, weren't we? I became so addicted to him. It was so hard to move on.

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Love your mention of MoA!

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I really didn't watch my K-dramas this year. Dang.

This is a cool concept. I just think that getting to see the results before voting could make people vote differently.

Were the brackets drawn randomly? How were the byes chosen?

I'm guessing Hotel Del Luna will clean house. Extraordinary You coming in a close second.

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One Last Bean :-
Surprisingly not hard because I wasn't that enamoured with this years crop. I have a feeling if I had finished Graceful Family it'd get the bean, but as it is among the choices given (Between RIABB & [email protected]) I'd choose RIABB. However my one kdrama bean would go to Rookie Historian Goo Hye Ryung, which wasn't nominated. Why? πŸ‘€

Best scene stealer :-
Omg how? Haru vs Seol Ji Hwan (Sorry, Rowoon, Ilu 🀟🏻 fantasy forever, but Seol Ji Hwan wins....) But how can I choose between Kang Sung Mo & Cha Hyun? Well Cha Hyun will have other fans I'm sure..

Btw where do I vote? The polls aren't available for all the categories *scratches head* [Edit now they are!]

Best chaos -
I loved Kill It's nonsense & Graceful Family's makjang & Trashdals hot trash but What's wrong with my mother in law wins hands down. I'd pay to watch it, ngl.
[WTH why did you name the poll question differently? I voted for Trashdal because it said strangely glued instead of chaos. Ugh]

Best Chemistry -
Scarlett & Seol Ji Hwan. Burn baby burn. Oh the lovely cinders, they still sizzle. What a couple. What a girl. What a guy. [Sorry Jang Hyuk & Yang Se Jong. I love you guys, I solemnly swear I refrained from being dazzled by abs & muscles πŸ’ͺ.... Please star together again... But I guess I'm too straight for this. Sorry. I wish I could. But hey you're my No 2!]

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That was fun! Can't wait for the results!

Also, didn't vote for the Best Doctor Drama, I did watch Doctor John but I wouldn't say it was the best without checking the other two

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I hesitated over the 'one last bean' category. "Light in your eyes" is objectively the best series but viewers didn't realize HOW great it was until the big episode 10 reveal. 'Be Melodramatic', in contrast, was objectively great all the way through though the stakes were much lower. In the end I picked 'Be Melodramatic'.

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Everyone raves about this show so i'm kinda on a mission to finish it before the year ends..but i keep getting distracted with other stuff and can't move past ep 5 (5 fine eps but obviously not so wow i gotta finish it all now!) So with your view, i'm tempted to skip to 10 directly.

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We're supposed to follow the match-ups given right? then there's shows that i didn't watch pitted against what i did..and shows i watched but not in the match-up..
I appreciate the effort DB but i'll just vote directly yeah..

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i wanted to vote Hoo Ja as best baddie but i guess she isn't as bad as the other contenders. the fact that What's Wrong With My Mother In Law made it as a nominee - kudos to WWW πŸ˜‚

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I played along the Beanie Royale, but honestly, your favoritest will win out every time. Like for One Last Bean, my favorite drama of the year was Be Melodramatic, so no matter which drama was pitted against it in the first, second, or third match-ups, I would always chose Be Melodramatic.

What Dramabeans should have done is award one vote per bracket, so your winner in each category can win up to four votes.

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Yeah thats why i just looked at the list n picked my favorite directly πŸ˜…. Honestly If i had one last bean i would give it to VIP. I actually haven’t finished allocating my beans, will do it later.

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The Glorious Chaos one took me the longest time to think but I lost it when I saw What's Wrong With My Mother-In-Law. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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What's Wrong With My Mother in Law is the greatest drama of all time.

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What's Wrong With My Mother-In-Law is the most makjangtastic of all makjangs. I was hoping we could get a "best makjang" category this year but it really suits the "best chaos" category.

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The wardrobe I really want to steal was Dong-baek's, from When the Camellia Blooms...but it's not on the list. Excepting the Rosemary's Baby dress, I adored her warm autumn colors and casual yet dressy look. Where can I get my hands on the clothes from that show? Of course, Gong Hyo-jin is 5 inches taller than me so her clothes probably wouldn't fit.

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I wished Reach for Sincerity was up for more categories. This may be my puny bean count talking but I really did love the OTP, LDW was a great protagonist, and it would be a fun office to join!

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So there’s a difference between best objective show but also best show that kept you hooked. And the hooked one is overcoming my objective side (extraordinary you)

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As I was going through the list this year I learned that....2019 was the year other countries stepped up their game because some of my truly favorite series this year were not kdramas.

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Which ones? Cdramas? Jdramas? Thai? English?
I'm curious.... Tell Meeeeee!!

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C drama, The Untamed. Damn if that was just not perfect.
Put Your Head On My Shoulder was just fantastic fluff.
Mr Fighting was really good as well ( although I am still salty about that ending. Still. Salty).

Jdrama- If Talking Paid.
Nippon Noir was so bad it was good.

Thai drama. Until We Meet Again so far is done really well.

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Ahhh. I've watched & liked PYHOMS & untamed, PYHOMS is among my favourites this year.

If talking paid is in my PTW.

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Why wasn't Veronica Park a choice for scene stealer? She would have won hands down.

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I realise the title makes it sound so, but Doctor Detective is not a doctoring drama. I know because I watched about six episodes, really hoping it would be good. I can't tell if it's there as a joke, or if the mysterious Dramabeans overlords just didn't research it and guessed πŸ˜‚

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You a mess.

I watched all 32 episodes and yes, they were doctors. And yes, they were not the greatest detectives.

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Okay, fair enough, they may have done some doctoring after I dropped it.

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There were not working in hospital. But they were doctors and they had to find out what was causing the symptoms of the workers who came to see them. They defined the symptoms and then went to the workplace to find the source.

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That was kind of my point. I wouldn't call it a medical drama but any sense of the word.

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I've been watching dramas for almost 10 years now and this year I've probably watched the least amount! This page made me realise how many dramas I need to catch up on Lol thank you dramabeans for giving me about 8 dramas to watch.

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They didn't mention many other good dramas, if they had your list might have grown even more!

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Why isn't Dan Oh x Haru a contender for best chemistry?!?!? What a travesty!

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