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Welcome CDrama voters! 

The responsibility to crown the "2021 Most Anticipated Dramas" rests upon your shoulders (or should I say, upon your fingers :SquirtleSquadCool: ). 


How to vote:

  • There will be 3 rounds of voting:

          Quarter Final (14 Jan 6pm KST - 15 Jan 3pm KST)

          Semifinal (15 Jan 6pm KST - 16 Jan 3pm KST)

          Final (16 Jan 6pm KST - 17 Jan 6pm KST)


  • Please cast your votes on each round and on each draw; using the designated emojis. There will only be two emojis used which are image.png.47d37f7d7ad3a0c4263b6dac2d178eca.png   &  image.png.9ff7fc4625bbad42a734bc98efa9e8a6.png . Click the reaction button on each draw to vote: the starry-eyed emoji to choose option 1 and the heart-eyed emoji to choose option 2. For example: If I prefer Hot Stove League on the draw that has Hyena vs Hot Stove League; then I should click on the heart-eyed reaction button to vote for it. 


  • The winner of each draw will advance to the next round until we will have the ultimate winner. Votes will be counted at 3pm KST everyday except for the Final. Votes that are cast or changed afterwards will not be considered. Make sure you come and visit this thread everyday to cast your vote~


Easy right? Maybe... 


There's no pressure but expect to spend time scratching your head and being torn between difficult choices :BulbaConfused:


cc @stroppyse


This is generated randomly using one of the tournament brackets generator


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Nominated Chinese Dramas (7) listed according to the alphabetical order:


Being a Hero

Chen Xiao; Wang Yi Bo


Five years ago, Wu Gang was killed by a drug trafficking organization named "K", and his son Wu Zhenfeng was expelled from the police force. Utterly dissipated, Wu Zhenfeng boards the bus to the borders, while his best friend Chen Yu chases after him relentlessly. Along the journey, the two were almost kidnapped. While saving his best friend Chen Yu, Wu Zhenfeng was brought away by the drug traffickers, and there was no news of him ever since.

When the two meet again, Chen Yu became a narcotics policeman while Wu Zhenfeng is now a famed murder suspect known by the nickname "Addict Lord". 




Leo Luo; Arthur Chen; Sabrina Chen; Zhou Qi


The story is set in a tumultuous era where the world is facing a probable invasion by the demon world due to a rift in the heavens.

The world's most powerful grandmaster Chu Wanning did not forget his original intention of joining the world to help the Dao cultivation, sets out on a mission to protect the beings of the world. He uses his abilities to prevent the heavens from splitting and at the same time, his compassion and love influences his misguided disciple Mo Ran to return to the righteous path he has strayed from. Chu Wanning also successfully imparts the value of putting the greater good before personal desires to Mo Ran.

In the end, the pair of teacher and disciple forgo their lives and work together with the rest of the cultivating heroes to stop the villains' conspiracy and protect the world.



Jin Xin Si Yu

Tan Song Fun; Wallace Chung; He Hong Shan; Tang Xiao Tian; Wu Mian; Fang Xiao Li; Ying Er; Liu Yun; Li Sheng


In the Ming Dynasty, the distinguished Luo family suffers a downfall, and wanted to solve the crisis through a marriage arrangement. The intelligent and introverted Shi Yiniang was chosen, and she rose from a lowly concubine's child to become the much coveted madame of the Yong Ping Duke Manor. Facing the complicated web of relationship as well as the distrust of her own family, Shi Yiniang uses her kindness and purity to win the Xu family's trust and respect; while her love and tolerance eventually won the respect of the people who used to look down on her. Shi Yiniang also uses her intelligence and wits to help her husband Xu Lingyi to put forward plans and ideas, saving the Yong Ping Duke Manor from peril situations; and also improving the lives of the people. When the country faced invasion from external forces, Shi Yiniang and Xu Lingyi work together to lead the army, emerging victorious in their battles. Their relationship also deepens in the process.



Medical Examiner Dr Qin: Corpse Whisperer 

Leo Luo; Jocelyn Zhou


When Qin Ming was seven, he went to the seaside with his parents. During their time there, his parents are found dead and his mother is holding on to a copper button. This heralds the beginning of Qin Ming's lifelong search for the truth behind his parent's death.



Ryan Ding; Esther Yu


Modern drama, depict author and editor relationship which at odd with each other. They also actually an online friend. 



Princess Changge 

Leo Wu; Dilraba Dilmurat; Zhao Lusi; Liu Yuning; Alen Fang


The tale of “The Long Ballad” takes place in ancient China. During the Xuanwu Gate incident, the entire family of Li Changge was slain by the Emperor of Tang, Li Shimin. The lone survivor of her bloodline, she departs to Shuo Province while disguised as a man, planning to launch and train an army to assassinate Li Shimin, and to avenge the death her family and kin. However, as a captain of the Shuo Province Army in Zhangzhou, Li Changge loses against a siege led by the Eastern Turkish Khaganate General Ashina Sun. The General would then take her to serve him as his personal military strategist.



Winner is King

Chen Zhe Yuan; Tan Jin Ci; Li Hong Yi; Song Ji Yang


In the age of the Great Liang Dynasty, the Kingdom of Northern Xuan gained a short reprieve after a war. Chang Geng, who resides in a small town, was attacked by a pack of wolves during an outing but was saved by Shen Shiliu. To repay his kindness, Chang Geng now acknowledges him as his foster-father. The enemy forces, the Heavenly Wolf tribe, waited for an opportunity to invade and set off a war. In a critical moment, Chang Geng discovers that he is the fourth prince of Northern Xuan, and Shen Shiliu is Gu Yun, the commander of the Xuan Tie army. Gu Yun defeated the Heavenly Wolf tribe and escorted Chang Geng to the capital city. (Credit)

The current Emperor of Northern Xuan passes away, and Li Feng ascended the throne as the new Emperor. However his foundation is not yet stable. The ambitious Prince of Wei is eyeing his throne, and saw this as an opportunity to create a crisis. Li Feng, wary of Gu Yun's military prowess, sends Gu Yun to guard the boarders. Chang Geng also chooses to join the Lin Yuan Pavilion, and followed the experts of the pavilion around the world to travel and experience life. After several years, he grew up into a someone with lofty ambitions and a talent for governing. At this time, Northern Xuan faces both internal and external problems. Chang Geng returns to the capital, and uses his knowledge and new-found skills to assist the Emperor in securing his reign. However, problems continuously pour in, such as rebellion by the inner court officials, assassination of Li Feng and attack of Jiang Nan by external forces. At last, Chang Geng manages to ascend the throne and resurrect Northern Bei, fulfilling his vision of world peace.



Thank you for nominating these great dramas! Please cast your votes too~

@SilverMoonTea @Lynne @40somethingahjumma @Tofu @Tothestars @NiteWalker @MayanEcho 


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If everyone thought the pairing in K-Drama was bad, these pairings are worse. :pandasadspoon:


I'll say it again to @SnowBlob, it is completely pure evil pinning Wang YiBo and Dilireba against each other. I had a hard time choosing this one because I absolutely adore Wang YiBo but Princess Changge has Dilireba, who I've enjoyed many of her dramas and Zhao LuSi, another actress I also enjoyed watching. Ultimately, I went with Being a Hero because I think most will vote for Princess Changge. :laugh:


Winner is King and Immortality. Are you sure these were done randomly?! How do you choose between Chen ZheYuan/Tan JianCi and Luo YunXi/Chen FeiYu? I'm equally excited for both, but I think the steampunk themed to Winner is King is a bit more interesting to me. However, the lesson of doing what's best for the greater good of the world instead of giving into personal desires in Immortality can be equally as interesting too. Even though I adore Chen ZheYuan the most out of the four, I'm not too familiar with Tan JianCi. This makes me like the Immortality pair a tad bit more. Sigh, I went with Winner is King because I should probably pick the one I nominated. :eeeee:



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@Tofu 100% randomly by the generator..although i think i sorta noticed a pattern there hmmm.. But anyway..sooner or later those dramas you mentioned will still go up against each other :laugh: although i feel you... Bian.


Never watch C dramas...but Dilireba doesnt sound like the average Chinese name?


And i saw the name Leo ..i think he is said to star in two of these dramas :shocked2:

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1 hour ago, SnowBlob said:

Dilireba doesnt sound like the average Chinese name?

She is of Turkic descent, so maybe that's why?


1 hour ago, SnowBlob said:

And i saw the name Leo ..i think he is said to star in two of these dramas

They are actually two different Leos. :laugh:

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8 minutes ago, SnowBlob said:

Ooopps :pandahehe: @Tofu just goes to show my limited knowledge on cdramas. But the two Leos got the same surname too? That's rather peculiar...

They actually have different surnames. Haha! One is Leo Wu and the other one is Leo Luo (also known as Luo YunXi). :laugh:

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34 minutes ago, SnowBlob said:

@Tofu Immortality and Medical Examiner both have Leo Luo:Ghastlel: I actually got the Medical one from google

Hahahahaha! I forgot he was in that drama because it was filmed so long ago. But you are correct, they are the same person. Wow, we must really like Leos here. :laugh:

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Damn, Dr.Qin is my weakness...., but it's not the original cast so i gotta think about this, but Jin Xin Si Yu...it's also my soft spot

8 hours ago, NiteWalker said:


hmmmm Leo Luo in Medical Examiner??? i thought it was Zhang YuJian?

there are too many version with too many doctor Qin :cry:

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Semifinals Result


Moonlight vs Immortality = 3 vs 2

Princess Changge vs Jin Xin Si Yu = 1 vs 6





The final is here~~ Although surprise surprise I though Princess Changge would have more votes (this is coming from non-watcher) and that Immortality would be beaten by Moonlight. Who would have thought but shrugs :idk: Worry not, now it's your chance to decide once and for all (LOL~~ not really, surely you are allowed to ditch even your most anticipated one in the future) who will be crowned the 2021 CDrama most anticipated drama!


The BIGGEST SHOCK is... none of the Leos is going to be the ultimate winner ... errr.... 

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