Best of the Best - Drama Edition (2023)

On Sep 11th 2022, the Best of the Best - Drama Edition was started to unearth the best of best dramas among MDL users across time.
As the Best of the Best - Drama Edition, each user can only list his/her one and only one best drama.
If this drama is not currently on the list, simply add the drama by keying the name of the drama under "My votes" on the right column of the webpage.

Due to MDL algorithms that lean towards featuring new lists, this new list for 2023 update is created, so that it can hopefully get featured and more can list their BOTB drama, and be more representative of the MDL users. 

Notes: 

  1. Your BOTB drama need not be a drama screened in 2023, but can be any drama screened and watched in any year.
  2. If you have previously voted and would like a recap of the drama you have voted for, here's the link to the original list started in 2022.
  3. As the first time writer issue is still around, there wont be an analysis editorial. But will be keeping tab of the results as at 31 Dec 2023 2359H (UTC) or when there are at least 1,000 voters, so a comparison to 2023 and 2022 can be made when the editorial  issue is resolved.
  4. The article summarising the results of the inaugural Best of the Best – Drama Edition, based on the voting by the first 1,004 votes as of Oct 9th, 2022, is available here.
Wish Upon A Star Dec 25, 2023
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84 Voters Report
  • The Untamed

    1. The Untamed

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 50 episodes
    9.0
    2,400 points by 24 voters
    Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji, two talented disciples of respected clans, meet during cultivation training and accidentally discover a secret carefully hidden for many years. Taking on the legacy of ...more
  • Hidden Love

    2. Hidden Love

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 25 episodes
    9.0
    1,000 points by 10 voters
    Sang Zhi falls in love with Duan Jia Xu, the boy who often comes to her house to play games in her older brother's room. He is five years older than her. ...more
  • Nirvana in Fire

    3. Nirvana in Fire

    Chinese Drama - 2015, 54 episodes
    9.1
    800 points by 8 voters
    In sixth-century China, the Emperor of Great Liang orders the unjust execution of his brother-in-law Marshal Lin Xie alongside the Lin family, his 70,000 army soldiers, and Crown Prince Qi. Secretly surviving ...more
  • Alchemy of Souls Season 2: Light and Shadow

    4. Alchemy of Souls Season 2: Light and Shadow

    Korean Drama - 2022, 10 episodes
    8.9
    700 points by 7 voters
    Jang Uk returns from death, and three years later, the story of the mages unfolds anew. Jang Uk becomes a hunter of the soul-shifters when a young woman, a prisoner in her ...more
  • The Longest Promise

    5. The Longest Promise

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 40 episodes
    7.8
    500 points by 5 voters
    From the Kong Sang Continent comes the tumultuous love affair between Princess Zhu Yan of the Chi Yi Tribe and the Royal Prince Shi Ying. The framing of the queen results in ...more
  • My Dearest

    6. My Dearest

    Korean Drama - 2023, 10 episodes
    8.9
    400 points by 4 voters
    A love-story between a noblewoman and a mysterious man who shows up in her hometown set in the 1600s during the Qing invasion. Yu Gil Chae is a pretty, bubbly, and a ...more
  • Lost You Forever

    7. Lost You Forever

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 39 episodes
    8.6
    400 points by 4 voters
    The world of Dahuang was once divided into three kingdoms: Xiyan, Chenrong, and Haoling. Xiyan and Chenrong were at war, and General Chi Chen led the forces of Chenrong. At the last ...more
  • Doom at Your Service

    8. Doom at Your Service

    Korean Drama - 2021, 16 episodes
    8.4
    300 points by 3 voters
    Tak Dong Kyung has been working hard ever since her parents passed away. Her life seemed more stable after working as a web novel editor for 6 years, but then she gets ...more
  • Twenty-Five Twenty-One

    9. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

    Korean Drama - 2022, 16 episodes
    8.8
    200 points by 2 voters
    In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life. Na Hee Do is a ...more
  • Moving

    10. Moving

    Korean Drama - 2023, 20 episodes
    9.1
    200 points by 2 voters
    Kim Bong Seok, Jang Hee Soo, and Lee Gang Hoon, seemingly typical high school students, bear extraordinary inherited powers. Bong Seok can fly, Hee Soo possesses exceptional athleticism and rapid injury recovery, ...more
  • Till the End of the Moon

    11. Till the End of the Moon

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 40 episodes
    8.6
    100 points by 1 voters
    In an era when demons have dominion over cultivators and mortals, the cultivator elders believe it is imperative to send someone back in time to discover the origin of the demon lord ...more
  • While You Were Sleeping

    12. While You Were Sleeping

    Korean Drama - 2017, 32 episodes
    8.7
    100 points by 1 voters
    Nam Hong Ju, endowed with the ability to foresee events, resides with her widowed mother who runs a small restaurant. Despite her gift, she often finds herself powerless to change the outcomes. ...more
  • Love and Redemption

    13. Love and Redemption

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 59 episodes
    8.7
    100 points by 1 voters
    A thousand years since the battle between the demons and heavens took place, the souls of the Star of Mosha and the God of War are sent to the mortal realm to ...more
  • Hospital Playlist

    14. Hospital Playlist

    Korean Drama - 2020, 12 episodes
    9.1
    100 points by 1 voters
    The stories of people going through their days are seemingly ordinary but actually special at the hospital, a place known as the microcosm of life, where someone is being born and someone's ...more
  • Love Me, Love My Voice

    15. Love Me, Love My Voice

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 33 episodes
    8.5
    100 points by 1 voters
    A university student has another identity - online she is "Sheng Sheng Man" who does music for the historical genre. Although she is still a nobody, it doesn't stop her from dreaming ...more
  • Mysterious Lotus Casebook

    16. Mysterious Lotus Casebook

    Chinese Drama - 2023, 40 episodes
    9.0
    100 points by 1 voters
    Ten years ago, Li Xiang Yi, the master of the Sigu Sect, dominated with his superior swordsmanship and was a symbol of light in the martial arts world. However, he suddenly disappeared ...more
  • The Long Ballad

    17. The Long Ballad

    Chinese Drama - 2021, 49 episodes
    8.7
    100 points by 1 voters
    In the year 626 C.E., the Tang Dynasty faces upheaval following the successful Xuanwu Gate Incident, a coup orchestrated by a cunning prince. During the chaos, Li Chang Ge's family is slaughtered, ...more
  • Eternal Love of Dream

    18. Eternal Love of Dream

    Chinese Drama - 2020, 56 episodes
    8.6
    100 points by 1 voters
    Queen of Qing Qiu, Bai Feng Jiu, is the only red nine-tailed fox in the world. One day, Feng Jiu is attacked by a savage beast while seeking cultivation in the mountains ...more
  • Reset

    19. Reset

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 15 episodes
    9.0
    100 points by 1 voters
    An unexplainable phenomena finds college-going student, Li Shi Qing, trapped in a never-ending time loop where she is always stuck on a public service bus which is due to explode, bringing death ...more
  • 1 Litre no Namida

    20. 1 Litre no Namida

    Japanese Drama - 2005, 11 episodes
    9.0
    100 points by 1 voters
    15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya is an ordinary girl, the daughter of a family who works at a tofu shop, and a soon-to-be high schooler. However, odd things have been happening to Aya lately. ...more
  • Mr. Sunshine

    21. Mr. Sunshine

    Korean Drama - 2018, 24 episodes
    8.9
    100 points by 1 voters
    Mr. Sunshine centers on a young boy born into a house servant's family who travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea). He returns to his homeland ...more
  • Love and Destiny

    22. Love and Destiny

    Chinese Drama - 2019, 60 episodes
    8.4
    100 points by 1 voters
    A love story between the God of War and a young maiden whose very existence can bring harm to the world. Fifty thousand years ago, Jiu Chen, known as the god of ...more
  • A Dream of Splendor

    23. A Dream of Splendor

    Chinese Drama - 2022, 40 episodes
    8.5
    100 points by 1 voters
    Zhao Pan Er, is a smart and savvy teahouse owner in Qiantang, living alongside her two best friends Sun San Niang and Song Yin Zhang. When she finds out her fiancé left ...more
  • The Rise of Phoenixes

    24. The Rise of Phoenixes

    Chinese Drama - 2018, 70 episodes
    8.4
    100 points by 1 voters
    Feng Zhi Wei is the unfavored daughter of the Qiu Family, who has to flee due to unfortunate circumstances. Owing a favour to the 6th prince Ning Yi, Zhi Wei cross-dresses as ...more
  • Twinkling Watermelon

    25. Twinkling Watermelon

    Korean Drama - 2023, 16 episodes
    9.2
    100 points by 1 voters
    In 2023, Eun Gyeol is a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) high-school student, but he has a passion for music. During the day, he is a studious model pupil, but at night, ...more

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