Yes, I’m making my own awards; since 2013 is coming to an end I decided to look back at this year’s aired Korean dramas and shout from my point of view my favorite and worst picks from OST until writers.
Again, keep in mind, these “awards” are my point of view/personal opinion on certain actors, characters, dramas and so on, if I give something like “worst acting” don’t take it to heart, it’s my own opinion. Others may like it I may not, I may like it others may not!
I may give more people the same award….
Best actress of the year goes to: Han Ji Hye (I summon you Gold) and Hwang Jung Eum (Secret)
I give this award to two actresses because both deserve it.
Han Ji Hye did a great job portraying to characters in the same drama. She had to act as the twins Yoona and Mong Hee, giving those two characters complete different feel. Not to mention that she also had to make her Mong Hee character act/post as Yoona but still managing to make a difference between the two. Although Mong Hee would impersonate Yoona from time to time, thanks to Han Ji Hye’s acting even when Mong Hee acted as Yoona there could be seen bits of Mong Hee’s personality but still not making it too obvious.
Hwang Jung Eum also did a great job with her character in “Secret”, she has my respect because she doesn’t care how she looks on screen while doing her crying or mental breakdown scenes. She just dropped all that useless “self respect” that normally Korean actresses have which restrains them for giving an actual great acting performance, well Hwang Jung Eum throw it away and gave the viewers an awesome drama.
Best actor of the year goes to: Lee Jun Ki (Two Weeks) and Jung Kyung Ho (Cruel City/Heartless City)
Again, I give the same award to two actors because both of the deserve it.
“Two Weeks” reminded me how great of an actor Lee Jun Ki actually is, in every episode he made me feel the fear Jang Tae San (his character in the drama) had while on the run from the police and the other guys that tried to kill him.
On the other hand, Jung Kyung Ho made me feel his despair and hardships he had to endure and hold in his heart while working as an undercover agent in the middle of the Korean drug mafia.
I’m a model but don’t worry, I can act award goes to: Song Jae Rim (Two Weeks)
He played the role of Killer Kim/Professor in Two Weeks, although he didn’t manage to have his popularity break out, Jae Rim is a must follow in the future. Slowly but surely he will get what he deserves.
I’m an idol but don’t worry, I can act award goes to: Jin Young (She is WOW), Baro (Reply 1994) and Lee Jung Shin (Seo Young, My Daughter)
I normally don’t expect much from idols, mostly because I have a somehow image of their agencies forcing them into the dramas, or because the directors use them as a last resort for ratings and the opportunity of selling the drama oversea on a large sum. But leaving aside all that, both Jin Young (B1A4) and Baro (B1A4) can act, neither of them had any “awkward” camera acting or stuff like that, giving a rather natural display.
I actually debated if I should also give this award to Lee Jung Shin, but I remembered when he’s character found out that his mother wasn’t his real mother. During those episodes where Kang Sung Jae wandered around after the shock he had, made Jung Shin deserve this award.
You tried but …. award goes to the drama: When a Man Loves
What the heck is this drama?
Siblings of the year award goes to: Young Chae,Young Soo and Go Young Joon (Wonderful Mama)
The drama didn’t have two digits ratings, however for me these 3 siblings and their development throughout the drama, from episode 1 until the last, learning the importance of money filled the drama with joy for the viewer.