2012 was an amazing year thanks to all our fans and community members! To celebrate we ran the 1st annual Viki Fan Favorite vote. The power was in your hands and you all voted for your favorite shows, dramas, and more. Thank you to all who voted. And don't think that the fun stops here because we have tons of great TV shows and movies coming in 2013!
Here are the winners of the Viki Fan Favorites 2012 as chosen by you, the fans!
Celebrity of the Year: Psy
Is there any doubt that 2012 was Psy's year? His infectious K-Pop hit 'Gangnam Style' took over the world, becoming the first video in YouTube history to surpass 1 billion views. The music video has been translated into 24 languages on Viki, helping it travel across geographic and language boundaries. Don't miss our infographic of the viral video here.
Favorite Body Swap Show: BigK-Drama 'Big' was a big hit with viewers earning the top spot from fans. 18-year-old Kang Gyung-Joon's becomes trapped in the body of 30 year old doctor Seo Yoon Jae after a car accident. Seo Yoon is engaged to Kang-Gyung's high school teacher.
Favorite Comeback: Lee Min Ho 'Faith'Lee Min Ho made his return to acting in the drama 'The Great Doctor AKA Faith.' This show was hotly anticipated and fans loved it.
Favorite Love Ballad: Lunafly 'How Nice Would it Be'Lunafly took the k-pop world by storm with their song 'How Nice Would it Be.' In December we hosted a Google+ Hangout with talented guys, and fans from around the world. Check out the highlights of this fun event, including hair jokes, photo tricks, and live singing!
Favorite Melodrama: The Innocent Man (Nice Guy)Fans were hooked on the show 'Nice Guy' Starring Song-Joong-ki and Park Si-Yeon. In the dark drama a man in betrayed by the woman he loves. He sets out to get revenge revealing a web of lies and romance.
Favorite Dance Music Video: Super Junior 'Sexy Free and Single'Super Junior's 'Sexy Free and Single' was fans top pick for their favorite dance music video. There is no wonder thealbum won the "Album of the Year" award in the MNET Music Awards in 2012.
Favorite Romantic Comedy: To The Beautiful YouTo the Beautiful You brought together idols from several groups including Sulli of f(x) and Choi Min-Ho of Shinee. A high school girl in love will do anything to meet and get close to a boy she idolizes, including cutting her hair and pretending to be a boy to be admitted to the all boys school he attends.
Favorite Time Travel Drama: The Great Doctor aka FaithLee Min Ho's comeback 'Faith' also earned fans vote as their favorite time travel drama of the year. Lee Min Ho plays Admiral Choi Young who travels 700 years from the Goryeo Dynasty to modern day Korea. There he kidnaps a surgeon and returns to his time period so the doctor can save an injured Princess.
|Lee Min Ho in 'Faith'|
Most Outrageous Scandal: IU & Eun Hyuk Dating?In November IU accidentally Tweeted a photo of herself and Super Junior member Eun Hyuk. Rumors about the two's relationship were first sparked during an Episode of 'Strong Heart' where IU was a guest. On the episode Eun Hyuk's band-mate Leeteuk wrote, “Meeting Eunhyuk’s woman again“ Eunhyuk wrote a simple heart on his board, and IU wrote, “Oppa, I’m here“. Reps for both stars have denied a relationship, but the photo was enough to earn fan's vote for the biggest celebrity scandal of the year.
|IU accidentally Tweeted this photo, setting off a firestorm of rumors|