These are all the K-dramas I watched in 2012, carefully listed in order of preference. A couple of things to keep in mind:
I define a “2012 K-Drama” as a drama that ends in 2012. An ending can too easily make or (unfortunately more often) break a drama for me, so until the final cast-and-crew pictures roll, I ain’t counting it done. Which means there are a few dramas here that might be considered 2011 K-Drama’s in other lists since they barely squeak into 2012. But this is the way that best works for me.
Of course, any list of this kind is subjective. I know there are people who loved the dramas I hated, and vice versa. The middle categories especially, where I separate “the good” from “the better,” falls into deep subjectivity. Something that bugged the heck out of me might be only a minor blip to another viewer (and again, vice versa). The links go to my reviews, so you can see what my thoughts are (and get a clearer sense of where I went so crazy wrong *g*). Within each category I’ve gone with alphabetical order. Because tweaking it at that level would have driven me mad with indecisiveness and over-thinking.
Let me know what you think! And definitely let me know if there’s a 2012 K-Drama I’ve totally missed.
Here, I really dive deep into subjectivity. Because there can be only one and, as far as I’m concerned, any of “The Best” is deserving of the win. It honestly comes down to what sort of story I prefer. And I do adore a good romance so…
Best K-Drama of 2012:
Queen In-hyun’s Man