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[2020 Year in Review] Beanie Polls 2020

Welcome to our annual vote-a-palooza! This is your chance to vote and campaign for all of your favorites.

For some categories, choosing a winner may be easy, and for others it may feel like you’re being forced to choose between Woo Do-hwan-as-Eun-seob and Woo Do-hwan-as-Jo Yeong. Let us know in the comments how you arrived at your winners and who you’re rooting for! May the drama odds be ever in your favor.

The polls will be open until Dec. 31st at 11:59 p.m. PST.

ONE LAST BEAN


YOUR 2020 QUEEN


YOUR 2020 KING


BEST CHEMISTRY


BEST SCENE STEALER


SURVIVING IN THE FACE OF DISAPPOINTMENT


BEST CAST CHEMISTRY


BEST WARDROBE


FAVORITE JI-SOO


BEST BAD PPL


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LOL the PPL question

We don't get to allocate all our hard-earned beans between our favorite shows this year????? My suffering thru Forest (mostly) for the Bean Count was for nothing?? :(

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Yes, but all I could do was type my allocation in comments. I was really hoping for a chance to actually cast my bean-votes in an official poll.

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Ohhh, I don't think that was ever a feature but that would be really cool!

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I checked FOREST for the I Survived question- but the should have been the ability to add a "but just barely" to it.

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Some of us enjoyed Forest by playing in the Field of Clams.

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I'm too early :))

Btw, I'm not expect my majority votes goes for IONTBO (esp Seo Ye Ji) best wardrobe, 2020 queen, best chemistry, even when nomination Best Ost included I will choose IONTBO (or maybe Start Up/Piece od Your Mind?)

Ah, I'll come back when beanies already voted to check the result again

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I voted Memorials in all 4 categories I could so I've done my duty

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Goo Se-ra salutes you! It was hard for me to pick between Memorials and Brahms 😔

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Me too!!

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I did for a lot of categories because I knew it would be an underdog!

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I can only vote for no 1...so I made my own list~

My 2020 King: Kim Seo Jin (Shin Sung Rok) - Kairos
Best chemistry : Kairos- Han Aeri x Kim Seo Jin (chemistry even only via phonecalls and text messages 🔥 )
Best cast chemistry : Kairos - teamwork wins!!!

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🤣 Kairos for the win!

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My 2020 Queen : Han Ae Ri (Lee Se Young) - Kairos

Best wardrobe : Kairos: Han Aeri + Kim Seo Jin + Kang Hyun Chae - I can't choose. Aeri has the best normal wardrobe and Seojin has the best normal wardrobe+long jackets+suits. I also like Kang Hyun Chae's dresses 😂.

In case anyone wonders...if I can only give 1 bean...I would give it to Kairos 😎.

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Hahahahaha ok i think you can vote for Kairos again next year. So they win twice for you!

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So...Kairos will be included in 2021 bean count and bean poll? Good~~~ and...@parkchuna watch Kairos and vote for it next year 🤓

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I think so. Cos DB doesnt count shows after Nov right? It’s a bit weird cos Kairos already finished but 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Dramabeans doesn't count shows after November 27, so Kairos counted on October 26.

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@panshel nooooo...you're reminding me how underappreciated Kairos is here, not only on bean count also in bean poll 😭. Anyways...because it didn't finish until 22nd Dec, it will be included next year too.

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Oh, no Zombie Detective Ji soo for the favorite Ji soo question? 🤔 I liked her there, haha! If anyone would fall for a zombie, she would 😂

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Her love for frying pan was the best :p

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I was disappointed that Zombie Detective didn't even get nominated for anything... :(
It would have gotten all my votes lol

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whoh droppin' mad jisoo knowledge yo!

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In the survival poll, I only watched Welcome and Record of Youth, and I enjoyed them both.

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Too bad there's no Zombie Detective in here...

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You know it was a good year when my answer to "If you had one last bean to give away" really could have gone to any one of nine shows.

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FOS2 for almost everything... Sadly it will not win anything :/

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I feel you.

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Yeah:( at least we tried.

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i had a lot of dramas that i survived through this year but the worst was more than friends and it wasn't even an option.

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I dropped it! It was the worse leads.

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Dropped it around episode 7 or 8 I guess when my patience reached saturation.

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Didn't watch King Eternal Monarch, but really enjoyed the photos of the PPL above.

And damn that's a lot of Ji-soos.

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I voted and rooting for the win for Hospital Playlist for best show/one last beanie and the best cast (chemistry) ever! Even I voted IOtNBO (DB Queen, Best Costumes/Wardrobes, Scene Stealer) and CLoY (DB King, Best Chemistry)... but for the Survival Poll, I picked my fave Record of Youth despite of my fave actor Park Bo-gum while on his second military stint.

The last two categories were easy for me. For the Ji-soo poll, I picked Extracurricular and for the bad PPLs poll with all of TKEM, I picked the first of four bad TKEM PPLs.

I'm sad that my faves Lies of Lies/Lie After Lie, Train and Missing: The Other Side (which had no DB recaps/weecaps yet :/) were not a nominees of each category. I hope that my underrated show The Spies Who Loved Me and theshow that I dropped after grimsome episode 10, Do Do Sol Sol La Sol will not win at all.

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No Lee Jun-Gi and Moon Chae-Won in chemistry poll? What an oversight! Definitely would have gotten my vote. Voted for Memorials in it’s stead though (Nana crushed it, and was charming enough just on her own).

Record of Youth got my disappointment of the year for sure though. Solid year for Kdrama in general though, especially considering that the end times are upon us. A bunch of surprises, and a bunch of disappointments, so a bit of a rollercoaster.

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Best Bad PPL is gold hahahaha :P

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It's always hard to choose just one.

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Best scene stealer. Why, why, why, only one vote?

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"it may feel like you’re being forced to choose between Woo Do-hwan-as-Eun-seob and Woo Do-hwan-as-Jo Yeong." I see what you've done here, @stroopwafel 😉

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Kim Seo-hyung has been ROBBED in the Queen of 2020 category!

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Legit disappointed that I can't vote for my Queen and girl crush for life KANG AH REUM!

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Amen.

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Sad that Dramabeans didn't even nominate Kairos for anything!

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ONE LAST BEAN - HOSPITAL PLAYLIST. Forest of secret came way closer, but Hospital Playlist was just too good.
YOUR 2020 QUEEN - Jung Geum-ja (Kim Hye-soo). So much badass! A true queen to rule 'em all! Kim Hye-soo was truly amazing. This is how women should be. Intelligent, strong and a firm grip of her own life.
YOUR 2020 KING - FOREST OF SECRETS 2: Hwang Shi-mok (Jo Seung-woo). I'm just biased to the silent sexy genius. Sorry not sorry.
BEST CHEMISTRY : HYENA - Kim Hye-soo & Joo Ji-hoon. This is what I call sizzling chemistry. Both of them were a king and a queen on their own way. Memorials came very close.
BEST SCENE STEALER - IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY: Oh Jung-se. Hat's off to this actor. He is one of the best Korean actor I have came across.
I survived... - BACKSTREET ROOKIE. Yeah, I truly survived. Sadly, it could have been much better. Oh well....
BEST WARDROBE - IT'S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY: Go Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji). Quirky, modern and fun. I want the earrings so bad!.
BEST BAD PPL - LOLLLL....

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Sorry Not Sorry. Me too.

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I'm a little sad that Sweet Home wasn't featured at all - I literally couldn't stop myself from going 'oh, just one more episode, just one more' until straight up just binged it all. Would have definitely thrown a bean or two its way!

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Sweet Home will be included in The 2021 Bean Count since it premiered in December.

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Oh I didn't realise! Thank you for letting me know :)

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I survived almost all of the shows on that list 😐 (excluding Rugal and Sweet Munchies) so I had to choose the worst of the worst and in spite of stiff competition from Forest, Born Again and Good Casting, the award went to Was it Love for having possibly the worst female lead I have ever seen in a drama 👏
The rest of the votes deservedly got distributed mostly between CLOY and Hospital Playlist, my two favourite shows this year 🥰

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Something was actually worse than Forest??? Wow.

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The female lead's character was just so infuriating that it even overrode Forest for me. I'd suggest a better use of your time might be to just read the recaps and skip the drama if you haven't suffered through it already!

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Was It Love - had to look it up. Had erased it utterly from my memory. Even erased the fact that I had erased it from my memory... hmmm...why am I commenting on this drama? I’ll have to go look it up...

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Deeply rooting for anything IOTNBO or Hospital Playlist... They made this year a little more bearable. But in the end my love for troublemaker trio and KSH+SYJ 's sizzling chemistry won the battle and got my last bean.
But how can I forget the music
Best OST (single) - Aloha~Hospital Playlist❤️
Best OST (album) - IOTNBO (can't choose a single song I've not loved in this! even the background scores were amazing!!!)

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Best Drama- Itaewon Class (really resonated and the message was a powerful one, would however love to delete the last 4 episodes)
2020 drama queen- Jo Yiseo (Kim da mi played the heck outta this character and gave it the best interpretation)
2020 drama king- (not surprising I couldn't just pick one to save my life. I pronounce you all Kings)
Best chemistry- Memorials (need I say more???)
Best scene stealer- Kim sun ho (this guy has been stealing scenes since his strongest deliveryman days, just glad he finally got recognition for it)
I survived- Record of Youth ( didn't watch any other drama in this category for obvious reasons(I don't live-watch) but I got into the bandwagon with Bogummie. But I guess this is a case where the writer just has a skeletal script thinking the actors will do the rest. Tanked)
Best cast chemistry- loved both main and supporting casts, anxiously waiting for season 2)
Best wardrobe- it's okay to not be okay Seo YeJi (Not that I want to steal any of her clothes, they are so over the top but she carries it with grace, I just love them on her. Sooo pretty to look at)
Favourite Jisoo- Didn't notice that Jisoo is now a thing but still, my favorite one is the REAL Jisoo
Best bad PPL- Eternal monarch really outdid itself in this category, I'm remembering those PPL and it Wow, just WOW

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The diversity in One Last Bean. I mean, I'm surprised that a lot of shows are getting one or five votes. That its not heavily concentrated on one show.

Beanies have different preferences after all.

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What polls? All I see is a bunch of pictures. Am I missing something? There's nothing to click on to make a vote!

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Never mind. I tried another browser and it worked ok. Microsoft edge blocked the interactive content.

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In my heart, I voted Lee Do-hyun in 18 again.

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Where is Kingdom? 😕

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Why I can’t vote? I have tried from different browsers and asked fellow kdrama fan to vote but neither mine nor her votes haven’t been casted.

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Well, apparently I utterly failed at watching current year things this year. There's nothing on the "one bean" poll that I even managed to make it through, much less would give it my only bean. Haha. My bean would go to Nobody Knows, so at least I got to vote for it somewhere :)

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Nobody Knows - the FL was wonderfully drawn and acted.

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Its not you. Sadly categories this year are so limited. Its all star love and best dressed.

Where is anything about the beautiful sound/OST work that fills all our favourite SK Dramas. Nothing for writing, celebrating new acting breakout performances, or even camera work that forms the beautiful visuals and world creating.

Even wardrobe was limited to who's wardrobe you would steal ...when so much great wardrobe design has build many of the most memorable characters again this year.

We didn't even go down any of the SK Drama tropes,
- Best OST
- Best cry,
- Most devastating funeral - or death that made you cry,
- Great drama opening -that then went of the rails earliest.
- Mother to fear,
- Noble idiocy to rule them all,
- Epic self-centred,

And my new favourite (apologies I can't recall which Beanie penned it)
- Kick ass heroine for the opening week only

There was much discussion about in last year EoY but it goes nowhere. Thats OK, DB is what DB wants to do.

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Nobody Knows is a terrific drama.

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Favorite category in this poll:

“ Who is your favorite Ji-soo?”

I could only vote for “ WHEN I WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL: Seo Hwan (Ji-soo)” - after all Ji-soo took one for the team and failed once again to get the girl, thereby saving all of space time.

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Seconded! Haha

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So, for the category “ Which character's wardrobe would you most like to steal? “, has there ever been a male character In a kdrama who would have shown in that category???

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I steal Lee Dong Wook’s for sure.

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Perhaps I can nominate Lee Joon-hyuk (1984):
He looked great going casual as Det. Ji Hyung-joo in 365: REPEAT THE YEAR;
He fills a suit better than most. See his performance as Prosecutor Seo Dong-jae in STRANGER 2.

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Oh my goodness, that was fun! I not only survived Record of Youth, but I actually liked it! I didn’t watch any of the others—my sanity is better intact when I don’t torture myself with things I don’t like!

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I really liked Hwang Jung-eum's wardrobe in Mystic Pop-up Bar. Surprised it didn't rate a mention here.

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I think there is some problem with the poll. I've tried to vote from 2 different devices but my vote wasn't submit.
For example, in the 1st question I voted for The King from 2 different devices, but The King got only 1 vote in this question.
In addition, the total votes in this qusetion is the same for several days (300), as if there are no new votes, which doesn't make sense

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Lol the things to vote for said a lot about KDramaLand2020 😂😅😢

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My Unfamiliar Family was the true, unexpected gem of the year to me (especially Chan-Hyuk and Eun-Hee's relationship)!

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In number 2 I voted for (Un) Queen: Detective Cha Young-jin (Kim Seo-hyung). Det. Cha is the Korean Jane Tennison.

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On a high-class PPL note I would give an honorable mention to Steinway & Sons for the pianos in DO YOU LIKE BRAHMS?

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My 2020 King is from ITAEWON CLASS Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon).
IC was only my second PSJ drama with the somewhat maligned HWARANG being the first. He did a great job with his role.

Now if I could choose the 2020 Best Father-Son pair in a kdrama I definitely would vote for
ITAEWON CLASS: Father (Son Hyun-joo) and Son (Park Seo-joon). The father/son scenes early in IC were my favorite in the drama.

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I didn't get to put a bean in the pot for two categories, because I didn't watch any of the dramas listed.

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BEST CHEMISTRY: TALE OF THE 9 TAILED COUPLE LMAO!

A ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, this must be a joke, right? What chemistry? They were universally panned for no chemistry whatsoever! Worst thing about that show. So this smacks of damage control. I hope they get zero votes to go with their zero chemistry.

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"So this smacks of damage control"

Lol what. Dramabeans has no stakes in the drama or its couple's chemistry. They included it because it's a popular show.

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Popular show does not equal popular couple. The show had its high points, such as the Show Stealer, but romance/couple/chemistry was not one of them. Or FL acting for the matter. But fair enough, no damage control though I did notice obvious astroturfing in favor of this pairing on Youtube.

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The lists needed to be expanded a little, a few underrated dramas should have been in the lists, few more couples, few scene stealers (like the parents or Eun-joo in My Unfamiliar Family). Best cast chemistry is a good question, and the Ji-soo and PPL ones funny!

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In PENTHOUSE, I would more like to steal Lee Ji-ah's character's wardrobe over Kim So-yeon's.

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I was torn between the ducklings (CLOY) and seo dong jae (FOS2) for the scene stealer category 😂 I like them both although from very different genres.

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After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every
time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment.
There has to be a means you are able to remove me from that service?
Appreciate it!

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The Best Bad PPL had me laughing!

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