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Netflix K-dramas: The most popular titles to watch this week

Streaming platforms such as Netflix have opted to incorporate various K-dramas titles into their content and even produce them. (Infobae)

The K-dramasseries produced in South Korea, are becoming increasingly successful globally, one of the most recent tests is Squid Game, which since its premiere became the most watched production of Netflix with more than 142 million viewers in the world.

Characterized by being very shortwith 16 chapters in general, and with themes that range 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 such as Netflix have become a key factor in its internationalization.

Currently, several notable titles have arrived on Netflix Latin America, such as Alchemy of souls, Who are you: School 2015, Angel’s Last Mission: Love, Oh My Venus, No wedding without chaos, Hwarang, Healer, Dream High and Café Minamdang, among others. .

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 the list of the most popular of the week of July 25 to 31:

1. Woo, an extraordinary lawyer

5 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. Alchemy of souls

6 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

3. VIP wishes

3 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

5 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. Who rules the world*

1 week at the top

Love blossoms between a beloved prince and a fearless princess as they venture into the fight for justice in a war-torn world of martial arts.

Starring: Yang Yang, Zhao Lusi, Zhang Fengyi, and more.

6. Love After Divorce Season 3

4 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.

7. Insider

1 week 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.

8. I’m Alone*

9. Days of Change, Season 2

8 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.

10. An unfamiliar family

1 week at the top

A family that has grown apart over the years tries to fix their situation while facing life’s obstacles.

Starring: Han Ye-ri, Choo Ya Hyun, Kim Ji Seok, and more.

Note: Titles marked with an asterisk

They are not K-dramas, but they enter the list of the most watched in that country. Some of these titles are also found within thetop 10 rankings of the most watched in other countries as is the case with Woo, an extraordinary lawyer, that in addition to being a success in several countries in Asia and Africa, is also very popular in regions of America such as Bolivia, Brazil,Chili Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras,Mexico Panama, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic andPeru


The role of K-dramas
Minamdang Cafe K-drama poster. (Netflix)

Minamdang Cafe K-drama poster. (Netflix) To find out why series titles like Goblin, Boys Over Flowers, Moon Lovers, You Are Beautiful

and other titles have been so successful that you can’t stop talking about the origin of hallyu.

This phenomenon was first named in the late 1990s when the Chinese newspaper The Peoples Daily used the term to refer to the positive reception of Korean culture in countries such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Hallyu is nothing more than the consolidation of tv 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 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 (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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Reference from www.infobae.com

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