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Who was the best K-drama villain of 2020? (The Milkies 2020)

Who was the best K-drama villain of 2020? (The Milkies 2020)
Who was the best K-drama villain of 2020? (POLL)

With only a few days left in the year V, O, and I thought it’d be fun to conduct a few polls. The purpose of these polls will be to sum up how the Drama Milk community felt about the dramas that aired in 2020.

For a turbulent year rife with real life villains, it was fitting 2020 gave us some of the most memorable K-drama villains yet. We got two sociopaths, a relentless royal, businessman, soldier, and husband. And a mythological snake.

They were all horrific, but the villain who scared me the most was Do Hui-jae from It’s Okay To Not Be Okay. She managed to work in a mental institution for years, successfully fooling psychologists and other healthcare professionals. And she did it just so she could torture her husband for the rest of his life. Talk about discipline and determination. I’ll also never forget the way she turned around and smiled at the security cam after adding her own butterfly to Moon Sang-tae’s mural. I get chills just thinking about it.

Baek Hee-sun from Flower of Evil was a close second for similar reasons, followed by Lee Tae-oh from The World of the Married. Any person that horrible, but is always whining about being the victim deserves to be high on the list.

With that said, who do you feel was the best K-drama villain of 2020? Vote below and let us know why in the comments.

(To keep things short, sweet, and organized, we included villains who sparked conversation from dramas that aired/concluded in 2020. Any dramas currently airing with dastardly villains will be considered in next year’s poll).

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  1. December 26, 2020 / 1:02 pm

    I voted! Ain’t nobody better than Baek Hee-sung! Though Lee Tae-oh is up there.

    • Adri
      December 26, 2020 / 3:28 pm

      Baek Hee-sung was scaaaarrrrryyyy! That’s why he was my number 2. There was just something that scared me on a personal level about Do Hui-jae’s commitment to misery and torture XD And the fact that she tricked psychologists for so long.

      • December 26, 2020 / 7:46 pm

        He was the creepiest scariest villain and also like a little puppy as well? It was so strange 😂

        • Adri
          December 27, 2020 / 12:21 am

          Yeah, I resent them for choosing someone so attractive. But hey, Ted Bundy was considered “attractive” for his time.

          • December 27, 2020 / 9:16 am

            I heard a ton of serial killers are attractive! What out for the pretty ones 😂

  2. ~Cat~
    December 27, 2020 / 8:31 am

    I’m going to vote but need to choose between Jo Cheol-gang and Do Hui-jae (for me, I think Yu Rim and Imoogi are after these two. I haven’t watched, Itaewon Class, Fower of Evil and The World of the Married so…).

    Anyway, my choice is done ^_^

    • Adri
      December 27, 2020 / 3:41 pm

      Jo Cheol-gang is a good choice too. He was annoyingly persistent. If you end up watching The World of the Married, prepare to be stressed.

    • Flower
      January 2, 2021 / 11:28 am

      Baek heesung is my top choice. Do hui jae gave me chills, but the way her character is written still has flaw.. It is still unclear how she escaped from her husband after getting injured in the head.

      Meanwhile, i think baek heesung’s character is perfectly written: from his childhood, his parents’ background, to his actions and decisions… He didn’t hesitate to kill seven persons and had their finger nails as souvenirs. That’s scary. His acting also gave me chills.

      In addition, well… He is hot. 😆

    • Flower
      January 2, 2021 / 11:31 am

      I think imoogi is too cute… Which is actually interesting. Behind the cute face, there is an evil soul.

      • Adri
        January 3, 2021 / 2:28 pm

        I didn’t watch the drama, because I avoid paranormal dramas (mostly because I’m a scaredy cat) but the actor is adorable. It’s hard to imagine he’s the bad guy.

  3. WPB
    December 29, 2020 / 1:28 pm

    I only watched 3 out of the 7 dramas. Unfortunately, none of the villains in those 3 would I say “scary”. I would see who end up winning, as that would be my motivation to watch that show. 🙂

    • Adri
      December 29, 2020 / 1:31 pm

      What were the three dramas?

      I think you can judge a villain in different ways. Some aren’t scary, but just awful people. And some are scary, but they view themselves as a good person in their mind. The topic of villainy is varied and interesting.

  4. ksenija
    January 3, 2021 / 11:03 am

    voted for lee tae-oh because his character wasn’t written as apparent villain. he was n0t a murderer and psychopath, he was just an ordinary, selfish human whose actions ruined many lives

    • Adri
      January 3, 2021 / 2:39 pm

      I agree! He wasn’t an obvious villain, but his selfish actions made him one. He was truly despicable. He is the type of villain you are more likely to meet in real life.

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