Every year folks get bent out of shape because they feel this poll is biased. But if we’re speaking realistically, this isn’t some awards show where professional critics evaluate dramas based on stringent criteria. We're just regular people who enjoy kdramas, and vote based on personal preferences. Key words being, “personal preferences,” which doesn’t always equal “the best.” Understandably it can be frustrating for those who watch a wide variety, to see the gems outranked by the top 2 or 3 “it” dramas of the year. But regrettably, shows like Signal or SFDs, while extremely good, weren't as highly viewed by MDLers. By default they'll get less votes. It sucks, but that’s how it is. Personally, I have more fun nominating my favorites, than voting.
Note to all the people so stressed about the nominations/rankings -
every voting on every website is based on popularity and not everyone watched every drama.
That being said, DOTS was more like "THE" drama this year, everyone watched and loved it in Korea, China, and probably many other countries. It's like You Who Came From The Stars/My Love From Another Star based on the popularity. If you don't like it (I didn't really like it that much either tbh) than that's cool but it is the most popular drama 2016.
Okay... This might sound like out of nowhere... Or the least concerned thing about this poll....
But, to me the most shocking thing was.. how come Ma Deong Suk and Seo In Guk end up with THAT much low ratings( very few votes compared to others)???!?!!? They had the best bromance out of all in that list! Or maybe it's just me.....
Totally agree with both of you! Sad that 38 Task Force was so underrated... and SIG does have great comedic chemistry in his bromances...he and Oh Dae Hwan also from 38 Task Force were hilarious together in Shopping King Louis too...I actually dug their bromance more than w/ Yoon Sang Hyun!
It's actually not biased, because it's been made based on votes.
It's just that not everyone prefers the same types of shows (even if some are technically better; better in production, in terms of actors, of plot, etc.). So it's not that the poll is biased, it's that people are biased in what they like, but that's always going to be the case.