As has happened with k popthe television series produced in South Korea known as K-dramas are being increasingly successful globally, one of the most recent tests was Squid Gamewhich since its premiere became the most watched production of Netflix with more than 142 million viewers in the world.
And it is incredible how despite cultural differences, different languages and geographical distance, the hallyu (translated as Korean wave) has had such a robust impact on Western audiences, especially in Latin America.
Characterized by being very brief, with 16 chapters in general, and with themes ranging from the classic story of a couple from different social classes who falls in love, going through plots of doctors, schoolchildren, comics, action and fiction, such as mythological beings, among others, platforms like Netflix have become a key factor in its internationalization.
Given its good reception, it is not surprising that the streaming platform 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 April 25 to May 1:
our blue horizon
my liberation diary
Love (special guests: marriage and divorce)
twenty five, twenty one
Love Again: Season 2
The Iron Squad: Season 2
The most viewed titles in South Korea are also popular in other countries such as:
our blue horizon In Asia: #1 South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam
morning In Asia: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, Hong Kong, #1 Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Job offer In America: Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, ColombiaCosta Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, MexicoNicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, PeruDominican Republic and Venezuela.
In Europe: Portugal
In Africa: Morocco and Nigeria
In Asia: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Qatar, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Philippines, #1 Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
my liberation diary In Asia: South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam
twenty five, twenty one In America: Bolivia, El Salvador and Peru
In Asia: Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Qatar, South Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam.
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 the hallyu.
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.
The hallyu is nothing more than the consolidation of tv dramasmovies, kpop, celebrities or idols, gastronomy, makeup among other aspects that have increased their 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 to what is foreign, as in 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 industry (K-pop) which is intrinsically related to the television industry because the original soundtracks (OST) are in the same way one of the bases to publicize the productions and gain more viewers.
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