Definitely popularity vote! I think this should be re-named "Most Popular KDrama/Movie of 2016" instead of "Best of Korea 2016". Best indicates quality while popularity is not necessarily reflective of quality. Hence, the title of this post is misleading. There are a number of really good dramas and movies that are not in the list but because they are not popular, they didn't make it into this list. Personally, I think of dramas like Scarlet Heart Ryeo as total fluff. It is a drama made for fans, not for judgment of quality. Descendants of the Sun is okay but not THAT good to be taking top spot in most of the categories. W-Two Worlds started out promising but fell flat half-way through. We have Goblin that has just started in Dec this year and so far raking high ratings. It looks promising but I can already see signs of the story dragging out its storyline to make it into 16 episodes. I am crossing my fingers. Really hope Gong Yoo made a wise decision to act in Goblin. Let's hope it won't turn into another W-Two World case - great start but the writer ran out of good idea halfway through and the drama lost its initial impact towards the end. Takes a brilliant writer and exceptional storyline with great pacing, directing and acting to create the 'best' of dramas. In other words, all the elements MUST come together brilliantly for a quality product. Idol power can only do so much when the drama is placed under professional scrutiny! I suggest you re-name all the polling posts to better reflect what they are:- popularity votes.
and that s why for me SIGNAL it's the best drama of Korea 2016. Has all the above you wrote.Was great from the first moment to the last. I do hope GOBLIN will be the same . Like you I have faith in Gong Yoo
Totally agree, it looks more like popularity poll rather best and dots:( dominating all category even action thriller lol. As you mentioned Goblin looks awesome I also hope it won't go downhill make me drop like I did W.
1. Dots will win the most categories
2. Few movie nomination (I think some more deserves to be there)
3. Almost no one saw "Memory"
4. Winning a category is more likely just based on popularity
5. i hope im not wrong :)
You can seem to pick two - so be heartless and remember which ones you sobbed at (and how many boxes of tissues, bottles of water and blocks of chocolate were consumed), which ones you laughed until you cried at (and obviously ALL in the RIGHT places), remember which ones you've watched over and over and over........then....HAVE AT THOSE TICK BOXES!
Underrated and my faves of this year were Age of Youth and Drinking Solo. My sweethearts Onew and Key didn't disappointed AT ALL with their first time acting, they both did amazingly and I was glad they both got some praises for it <3
I'm genuinely PISSED OFF when I see the results. People are clearly voting for the hype/ what they prefer but not objectively for what/who was the best.
Also, I'm happy to end 2016 so I'll never have to hear about DOTS again. bye felicia