The K-dramasthe series produced in South Korea, are becoming more and more successful all over the world, one of the most convincing proofs is Squid Gamewhich since its premiere became the most watched production of Netflix with more than 142 million viewers in the world.
Characterized by being very short, of 16 chapters in general, and with themes ranging from the classic story of the couple from different social classes who falls in love, going through plots of doctors, lawyers, schoolchildren, comedians, action and fiction, as mythological beings, among others, platforms such as Netflix have become a key factor in its internationalization.
Given its good reception, it is not surprising that the streaming platform even begins to bet on making its own productions, as is the case with Netflix with the second season of Hello, my twenties!, Black either My Only Love Song; AppleTV with Pachinko; either Disney+ with Snowdrop, among other more recent titles.
Therefore it is not surprising that Netflix It already has a ranking of the most watched K-dramas in South Korea; Here is the list of the most popular for the week of August 1 to 7:
1. Woo, an extraordinary lawyer
6 weeks at the top
Brilliant attorney Woo Young-woo, a woman on the autism spectrum, faces challenges in and out of court after starting a law practice.
Starring: Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh, Kang Ki-young
2 weeks at the top
Kim Yo Han works as a judicial trainee, is deliberate in his actions, and has a poker face. Kim Yo Han conducts an internal investigation and finds himself involved in an unexpected case. This leads to him becoming a prisoner and his fighting to hold a chance to change his fate in prison.
Starring: Kang Haneul, Lee Yoo Young, Sung Yi Roo, and more.
3. Alchemy of souls
7 weeks at the top
A powerful sorceress trapped in the body of a blind woman meets a member of a prestigious family who needs her help to change her destiny.
Starring: Lee Jae-wook, Jung So-min, Hwang Min-hyun
6 weeks at the top
A suspicious business offering the services of a shaman who claims to be omniscient draws the attention of a tenacious police inspector.
Starring: Seo In-guk, Oh Yeon-seo, Kwak Si-yang
5. The Good Detective
1 week in the ranking
An old murder conviction comes into question. Nothing like the experience of a veteran and the drive of a rookie to unravel the most hidden truths.
Starring: Son Hyun-Joo, Jang Seung-Jo, Lee Elijah, and more.
1 week at the top
Cleaning tells the story of three cleaners: Eo Yong-mi, Ahn In-kyung and Maeng Soo-ja in a financial company that turns to insider information. In order to feed their family and fulfill their dreams, after accidentally hearing financial information, they will seek to trade it for profit.
Starring: Yum Jung-ah, Jeon So-min, and Kim Jae-hwa.
7. Love After Divorce Season 3
5 weeks at the top
Newly single and ready to mingle, divorced men and women enter Dolsing Village looking to date, cohabit and find love again.
Starring: Sung Hoon, Park Joo-Mi, Kim Eung-Soo, and more.
8. VIP wishes
4 weeks at the top
Through an exclusive dating agency that caters to the ultra-rich, a woman plots revenge against her ex-husband’s manipulative lover.
Starring: Kim Hee-seon, Lee Hyun-wook, Jung Eugene
9. I’m Alone*
10. Days of Change, Season 2
9 weeks at the top
In a romantic destination, couples about to end their relationships have two options: make amends or find a new love.
Starring: Jang Do-youn, Yang Se-chan, Code Kunst.
Note: Titles marked with an asterisk
They are not K-dramas, but they enter the list of the most watched in that country. Some ofthese titles are also within the top 10 of the rankings of the most watched in other countries as is the case with Woo, an extraordinary lawyer, which in addition to being a success in several countries in Asia and Africa, is also widely seen in regions of America such as Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,Colombia Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,Mexico Panama, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Nicaragua, the United States andPeru
Lee Min-ho and Ko Hye-sun, stars of the hit teen K-drama Boys Over Flowers. (Netflix). To find out why series titles like Goblin, Boys Over Flowers, Moon Lovers, You Are Beautiful and other titles have been so successful you can’t stop talking about the origin of thehallyu
. This phenomenon was first named in the late 1990s when the Chinese newspaper The People’s Daily
he used the term to refer to the good reception of Korean culture in countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. Hallyu is nothing more than consolidation of television dramas, movies, kpop, celebrities or idols, gastronomy, makeup
among other aspects that have increased its consumption globally. A wave that has jumped oceans and has touched the farthest corners of the planet, even in those nations where barriers have been placed against what is foreign, such as North Korea. K-dramas are different from Hollywood productions, Arab soap operas or even Mexican soap operas, because after the war with Japan and North Korea they have provided an opportunity for korean society
to reconfigure itself before the eyes of the world.
Last but not least, there is also the Korean pop (K-pop) industry, which is intrinsically related to the television industry, since the original soundtracks (OST) are also one of the bases to publicize the productions and gain more viewers. .
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