by Yuanwei & Old_Anime_Lady, February 6, 2019

Hi there and welcome to the MDL Best of 2018: South Korea edition based on the write-ins and the subsequent poll based on those results. The write ins were accepted in December and the poll for those results was taken by January 17th.  You, the fans, chose these as the Best of 2018. Like all fan polls, don't lose any sleep if your favorites didn't win. 

Best South Korean Drama of 2018:

3rd place with 12.48%
Mr. Sunshine
2nd with 14.47%
My Mister
  1st place with 54.67%
 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best South Korean Movie of 2018:

3rd place with  19.59%
Be With You
2nd place with 22.53%
On Your Wedding Day
1st place with 35.81%
Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days 

Best Screenwriter (and for which show?):

 3rd Place with 11.87%
Kim Eun Sook - Mr. Sunshine 
2nd place with 15.79 %
Park Hae Young - My Mister
1st place with 49.51%
Song Hye Jin - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best Director (and for which show?):

3rd place with 12.96%
 Kim Won Suk - My Mister
2nd place with 13.34%
Lee Eung Bok - Mr. Sunshine
1st place with  52.65%
Yoo Je Won - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best Mini Series/Webdrama:

3rd Place with 16.74%


2nd Place with 19.3%

You Drive Me Crazy

1st Place with 38.77%

Hymn of Death

Best Romance Drama:

3rd Place with 15.21%
Just Between Lovers
2nd place 16.9%
What's Wrong With Secretary Kim
1st place with 44.86%
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best Comedy Drama:

3rd Place with 14.68%
Terius Behind Me
2nd Place with 32.44%
 What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?
1st place with 32.73%
Eulachacha Waikiki 

Best Romantic/Comedy Drama:

3rd Place with 17.24%
Thirty But Seventeen 
2nd Place with 21.42%
I'm Not A Robot
1st place with 32.95%
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim

Best Family Drama:

3rd place with 21.93%
My Mister
2nd Place with 22.38%
Terius Behind Me
1st place with 28.82%
 Thirty But Seventeen 

Best Action/Thriller/Suspense Drama:

3rd Place with 11.86%
 Life on Mars
2nd Place with 12.46%
 Lawless Attorney
1st place with 58.25%
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best Historical/Sageuk Drama:

3rd Place with 15.26%
 The Hymn of Death
2nd Place with 34.76%
100 Days My Prince
1st place with 36.76%
Mr. Sunshine

Best Melodrama:

3rd Place with 13.06%
Come and Hug Me

2nd Place with 18.55%
Just Between Lovers
1st place with 54.03%

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best Actor (and for which role?):

 3rd Place with 13.66%
Seo Kang Joon as Nam Shin / Android Nam Shin III  [Are You Human Too?]
2nd Place with 13.69%
Park Seo Joon as Lee Yeong Joon [What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?]
1st place with 53.12%
Seo In Guk as Kim Moo Young [The Smile Has Left Your Eyes]

Best Actress (and for which role?):

3rd Place with 13.55%
  Park Min Young as Kim Mi So [What's Wrong With Secretary Kim]
2nd Place with 14.71%
IU as Lee Ji An [My Mister]
1st place with 44.90%
Jung So Min as Yoo Jin Kang [The Smile Has Left Your Eyes]

Best Supporting Actor (and for which role?):

3rd Place with 12.84%
Kim Kyung Nam as Yoon Hyun MooOh Dae Ki  [Come and Hug MeWhere Stars Land]
2nd Place with 14.42%
Yoo Yeon Seok as Gu Dong Mae / Ishida Sho [Mr. Sunshine]
1st place with 36.40%
Kang Ki Young as Park Yoo Shik / Kim Sang Ryul [What's Wrong With Secretary Kim / Terius Behind Me]

Best Supporting Actress (and for which role?):

3rd Place with 16.03%
Lee Da Hee as Kang Sa Ra [The Beauty Inside]
2nd Place with 17.52%
Kim Min Jung as Kudo Hina/Lee Yang Hwa [Mr. Sunshine]
1st place with 25.71%
Ye Ji Won as Jennifer the Mysterious Housekeeper [Thirty But Seventeen]

Best Up and Coming Actor in 2018 (and for which role?):

3rd Place with 16.68%
Yang Se Jong as Gong Woo Jin [Thirty But Seventeen]
2nd Place with  18.76%
Cha Eun Woo as Do Kyung Suk / Woo Yeon Woo  [My ID Is Gangnam Beauty / TOP Management]
1st place with 19.95%
Jung Hae In as Seo Joon Hee / Yoo Jeong Woo [Captain Yoo]  [Something in the Rain / Prison Playbook]

Best Up and Coming Actress in 2018 (and for which role?):

3rd Place with 20.06%
 Kim Tae Ri as Go Ae Sin [Mr. Sunshine]
2nd Place with 26.68%
Won Jin Ah as Ha Moon Soo [Just Between Lovers]
1st place with 28.64%
Shin Hye Sun as Woo Seo Ri [Thirty But Seventeen]

Best Idol Actor (or Actress):

3rd Place with 22.50%
Do Kyung Soo [100 Days My Prince]
2nd Place with 23.21%
Lee Jun Ho [Just Between Lovers]
1st place with 28.13%
IU [My Mister]

[*Contains Spoilers*] Best Villain:

3rd Place with 14.97%
Lee Ji Ah as Seon Woo Hye [The Ghost Detective]
2nd Place with 26.05%
Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook [Lawless Attorney]
1st place with 49.65%
Heo Joon Ho as Yoon Hui Jae [Come and Hug Me]

Best Couple:

 3rd Place with 10.43%
Yang Se Jong [Gong Woo Jin] & Shin Hye Sun [Woo Se Ri] in Thirty but Seventeen
2nd Place with 21.41%
Park Seo Joon [Lee Yeong Joon] & Park Min Young [ Kim Mi So] in What's Wrong With Secretary Kim
1st place with 45.23%
Seo In Guk [Kim Moo Young] & Jung So Min [Yoo Jin Kang]
in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Best Bromance:

3rd Place with 16.87%
Sixth Cell in Prison Playbook
2nd Place with 18.82%
Lee Byung Hun [Eugene Cho] & Byun Yo Han [Goo Dong Mae] & Yoo Yeon Seok [Kim Hui Seong] in Mr. Sunshine 
1st place with 22.19%
Kim Jung Hyun [Kang Dong Goo] & Lee Yi Kyung [Lee Jon Ki]
& Son Seung Won [Bong Doo Shik] in Eulachacha Waikiki

Best Korean OST:

3rd Place with 9.71%
Sondia - Adult [My Mister]
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2nd Place with 14.25%
Bumkey - When I Saw You [A Korean Odyssey]
Video Here
1st place with 46.13%
Ahn Ji Yeon - Lost [The Smile Has Left Your Eyes]

Video here

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the write-in ballots and the poll based on those votes!