Last year, netizens voted for South Korea’s “100 Days My Prince” starring EXO member Do Kyung-Soo as the Asian Drama of the Year (2018) beating China’s “Meteor Garden.” This year, which drama series will the chosen by couch potatoes from across the globe as the year’s ultimate favorite in the region?
Welcome to Asian Drama Awards 2019. This second edition of the global online poll aims to recognize the finest and most popular TV dramas produced throughout Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, and ASEAN countries) from November 2018 to November 2019. It will also recognize the most popular Asian drama actors and actresses who made an impact in the region via their drama series.
Here are the mechanics of the online poll for “Asian Drama of the Year.”
- The shortlist or the Top 40 Asian dramas will be revealed. The selection was based on the following criteria: Production quality – 50%; Popularity Index 50% (global appeal).
- The 12 finalists will be revealed on November 24, 2019.
- After the 12 finalists have been announced, we will open the poll for netizens around the world to choose their favorite and vote.
- The drama with the highest votes will be named 2019’s Asian Drama of the Year.
In alphabetical order, here are the nominees for Asian Drama of the Year for 2019 (with production countries) so far:
- Angel’s Last Mission: Love, SOUTH KOREA
- A Little Thing Called First Love, CHINA
- Arthdal Chronicles, SOUTH KOREA
- Beijing to Moscow, SINGAPORE
- Born Beautiful, PHILIPPINES
- Chandragupta Maurya, INDIA
- Dark Blue Kiss, THAILAND
- Dive, CHINA
- Flavour It’s Yours, CHINA
- Food Lore, SINGAPORE
- From Now On You Are Hostages, JAPAN
- Great Men Academy, THAILAND
- Grisse, SINGAPORE
- He is Psychometric, SOUTH KOREA
- Hotel Del Luna, SOUTH KOREA
- Kingdom, SOUTH KOREA
- Krong Kam, THAILAND
- Love Alarm, SOUTH KOREA
- Moments of 18, SOUTH KOREA
- My First First Love, SOUTH KOREA
- No Secrets, CHINA
- One Spring Night, SOUTH KOREA
- Put Your Head on My Shoulder, CHINA
- Radiation House, JAPAN
- Romance is a Bonus Book, SOUTH KOREA
- Sky Castle, SOUTH KOREA
- Takane & Hana, JAPAN
- The Bridge, MALAYSIA
- The Brightest Star in the Sky, CHINA
- The Descendants of the Sun (Vietnamese Remake), VIETNAM
- The General’s Daughter, PHILIPPINES
- The Heiress, PHILIPPINES
- The Naked Director, JAPAN
- The Secret Life of My Secretary, SOUTH KOREA
- The Teenage Psychic, TAIWAN
- The Untamed, CHINA
- The World Between Us, TAIWAN
- Vagabond, SOUTH KOREA
- Well-Intended Love, CHINA
- When the Camellia Blooms, SOUTH KOREA
If your favorite drama is not included above, we are leaving two slots for your suggestion. Simply post your nomination(s) in the comment section below. Who knows, maybe your nomination will make it to our 12 finalists to be revealed on November 23.
UPDATE: Completing the Top 40 are: “The Untamed” from China and “Angel’s Last Mission: Love” from South Korea.