Koreans still continue to love Korean dramas and today, we are going to learn about Creatrip's followers' favorite Korean dramas, chosen by our Instagram followers themselves.
Let's take a look at the rankings of popular dramas by country as well as information about the dramas!
1st Place: Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활)
Percentage of Votes: 10.38%
Hospital Playlist is a drama about the chemistry between people living their everyday but special lives in a hospital and the relationships between five doctors in their 20 year friendship.
It is divided into two seasons, each with a total of 12 episodes.
2nd Place: Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988)
Percentage of Votes: 7.67%
Reply 1988 is a comic family drama about five families living in an alley in Ssangmun-dong in 1988.
Among the Reply series, Reply 1988 is the most recently released series following Reply 1997 and Reply 1994 and consists of a total of 20 episodes.
3rd Place: My Mister (나의 아저씨)
Percentage of Votes: 6.88%
My Mister tells the story of three brothers struggling with the burdens of life and a woman who has lived a rough life healing through each other.
This work also served as an opportunity for IU's acting skills to be recognized.
1st Place: Goblin (도깨비)
Percentage of Votes: 13.9%
Goblin is a mysterious romantic story about a goblin who needs a human bride to end his immortal life, an amnesiac grim reaper who started a strange cohabitation with him, and a girl who claims to be a "goblin bride".
In this work, you can see not only Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun's chemistry, but also Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook's chemistry, which is so great that it even became a bigger focus of attention than the main couple!
2nd Place: Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활)
Percentage of Votes: 8.6%
Hospital Playlist, which ranked first among Taiwanese followers, is clearly very popular as it ranked second in Japan!
The various soundtracks of the drama that can be heard in each episode are sung by the actors in the drama themselves and is another point that makes this drama so special.
3rd Place: Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예)
Percentage of Votes: 7.7%
Descendants of the Sun is a blockbuster human melodrama that captures the value of life through young soldiers and doctors dreaming of love and success in an extreme environment in an unfamiliar land.
It was so popular that the highest viewer ratings are 38.8%.
1st Place: Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988)
Percentage of Votes: 7.51%
Reply 1988, which ranked second in Taiwan, was first place when Creatrip Thailand's followers voted on their favorite K-Drama!
The soundtrack in this drama actually consists of songs that were famous in Korea in 1988. It is said that advertisements and various props from 1988 were also used to try to recreate what life was really like in 1988.
2nd Place: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인 - 보보경심 려)
Percentage of Votes: 5.63%
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo is the story of rival princes in a battle for the throne during the reign of King Taejo of the Goryeo Dynasty. Ordinary 21st century woman Go Ha-jin is transported a thousand years into the past into the body of Hae Soo in the Goryeo Dynasty.
It is a remake of a Chinese novel and a drama based on the novel, Bobogyeongsim, in Korea.
3rd Place: 18 Again (18 어게인)
Percentage of Votes: 5.16%
18 Again is a drama about a husband about to get a divorce who returns to his glory days 18 years ago.
It's a fantasy drama made to talk about dreams, love, and family, with the main story revolving around the rejuvenation of youth, recovery of relationships, and reflection on the past.
Hong Kong Results
1st Place: Goblin (도깨비)
Percentage of Votes: 17.6%
Goblin, which topped the list in Japan, was also chosen as the number one drama in Hong Kong!
Goblin is the follow-up work by Kim Eun-sook, who recorded record success with Descendants of the Sun, and is a monumental work that overturned experts' predictions that it would be difficult to surpass Descendants of the Sun again in her career.
2nd Place: Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예)
Percentage of Votes: 9.8%
Descendants of the Sun, which ranked 3rd in Japan, was the 2nd favorite drama among Hong Kong followers!
In Korea, it was a super popular drama that won seven awards at the Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Awards in 2017 and the KBS Acting Awards in 2016.
3rd Place: Hotel Del Luna (호텔델루나), Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988)
Percentage of Votes: 5.8%
In third place are Hotel Del Luna and Reply 1988.
Hotel Del Luna tells a special story about a beautiful but cranky elite hotelier who became the manager of Hotel Del Luna due to a fateful event.
Reply 1988 was selected as followers' favorite Korean drama not only in Taiwan and Thailand, but also in Hong Kong.
1st Place: Goblin (도깨비), Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예)
Percentage of Votes: 25%
Goblin and Descendants of the Sun both topped the list of Creatrip Vietnam followers' favorite dramas.
Both of these dramas are hit works by writer Kim Eun-sook, and both of them were published as novels after the drama ended!
In the novels, you can understand the characters' emotions in more detail as the narration can explain what can't be communicated on film, so I think it would be good to read them at least once.
2nd Place: Vincenzo (빈센조), When the Camellia Blooms (동백꽃 필 무렵), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까), Kill It (킬잇)
Percentage of Votes: 12.5%
Four dramas tied for second place in Vietnam! They are Vincenzo, When the Camellia Blooms, What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, and Kill It.
Vincenzo is the story of an Italian mafia lawyer who comes to Korea due to the betrayal by his organization who works together with a feisty veteran lawyer to defeat villains in a villainous way.
When the Camellia Blooms is a romance drama about country boy Hwang Yong-sik who tries to break down the walls Oh Dong-baek has up.
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim is a romance between a narcissistic Vice Chairman who has everything, but is obsessed with himself, and his secretary, who has always assisted him to the fullest, but wants to quit her job.
Kill It is a killer action drama between a veterinarian killer who saves animals and a detective who saves people.
1st Place: Goblin (도깨비)
Percentage of Votes: 8.22%
I think Goblin is an internationally loved drama.
Among the voting results, it topped the list of best dramas chosen by followers a total of four times.
2nd Place: True Beauty (여신강림)
Percentage of Votes: 6.96%
True Beauty is a drama based on popular Naver webtoon!
It tells the story of a girl who became a goddess through makeup and her love story.
3rd Place: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인 - 보보경심 려)
Percentage of Votes: 5.06%
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, which was also seen in the Thailand results, is seen again in the results of the vote on our global Instagram account.
This drama stars not only IU and Lee Joon-gi, but also famous actors, such as Kang Ha-neul, Nam Joo-hyuk, and Hong Jong-hyun!
We've taken a look at the Korean dramas Creatrip followers chose as their favorites.
Did you enjoy the list? Let us know your favorite drama too!