2016 was a busy year for the KPop industry. Many new groups, the veteran idol acts came back with stronger tracks, and great dramas were seen. Television networks worked hard in producing quality dramas that featured romance, comedy, and fantasy that gave the fans nothing but satisfaction. Among all of the programs that aired this year, there were 5 Korean dramas 2016 that stood out and gained a lot of success.
Here’s the list of the 5 Korean dramas 2016:
Most Popular Korean Dramas 2016
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Descendants of the Sun
Who could forget the powerful chemistry between Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki? The hit KBS drama captured the hearts of local and international fans. Its simple but sweet plot revolves around the conflicts in a love story between a doctor and a soldier. The show was so popular that fans of DOTS began to ship Hye Kyo and Joong Ki in real life and request for a second season.
The Legend of the Blue Sea
Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji Hyun’s recent drama made fans swoon with their onscreen romance as mermaid and con man. With the two artists’ unconventional pairing and the show’s plot, it was no surprise the drama soared high in the ratings. And because it is still airing, The Legend of the Blue Sea will likely face more success in 2017.
Although it is one of the newest dramas, Goblin has taken the primetime by a storm. Featuring a powerful immortal on the search for his destined bride, fans are on the edge of their seats to find out what will happen next in the fantasy drama. With sweet love stories and an adorable bromance between Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook, it’s no wonder this show has high ratings on its first few episodes.
Cheese in the Trap
A slice-of-life drama, Cheese in the Trap follows the life and relationships between university students. Fans love this drama because people can relate to it and each character has a unique background story. Though the main characters clash at times, their likable personalities and the show’s plot pushed Cheese in the Trap to become a successful Korean drama 2016.
W was a unique drama that centers around a woman who found herself caught in the parallel world of her father’s webtoon. The show has loveable characters with strong relationships. In addition to that, the unique plot and chemistry between Han Hyo Joo and Lee Jeong Suk had many fans beg for a second season even after the show ended.
Korean Dramas 2017
2016 will end in a few days and many fans are already looking forward to new Korean dramas that will air in 2017. With the success of these five Korean dramas 2016, it’s not surprising that the fans have high hopes for the KDrama industry.
— Song Joong Ki (@besnijoongki) December 28, 2016