There was a news update at starsnew on BH and JW today. Both were voted No. 1 in a survey by Oricon. I am glad to see that my fave K-coupled topped the list for most popular drama actor and actress also BH have not been on the small screen since “All In” which was in 2003? And I read from Oricon that my fave k-drama “Beautiful Days” is No.8 on the list for most popular k-drama. Congratulations to BH-ssi and JW-ssi !
Here’s the article translated briefly by me from the Chinese version from sina.com
Lee Byung Hun and Choi Ji Woo voted most popular.
Japan’s major music website, Oricon, recently held a questionnaire survey. Korean star Lee Byung Hun and Choi Ji Woo were elected “Most popular Korean actors.”
The survey “Most popular Korean Drama Actor” was conducted among 750 ladies aged 30s – 50s, and Lee Byung Hun and Choi Ji-woo topped the list. While in the drama section, “Winter Sonata” is in first place.
According to the netizens surveyed, they said that they like his “killer smile,” but also commented that Lee is a “charismatic man” which they are not able to find the same kind of charisma in Japanese men. Ranked at No. 2 is actor Kwon Sang Woo, and in third place is Park Yong Ha, followed by Bae Yong Joon and Won Bin.
In the actress category, Choi Ji-woo was ranked first followed by Lee Young Ae, Son Ye Jin, Song Hye Kyo and Kim Tae Hee respectively.
In addition, the most popular dramas were “Winter Sonata”, and in second place “Jewel in the Palace” followed by “Stairway to Heaven”, “Spring Waltz,” and “Summer Scent”.