Since I started watching K-dramas, this might be the third time I’m living through a bona-fide online K-drama watching phenomenon. The first was Boys Before Flowers in early 2009. Next came You’re Beautiful in late 2009. A few dramas got really close to be a drama crack craze, such as Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Secret Garden. Some just had a good-sized and devoted following, such as Playful Kiss and Mary Stayed Out All Night.
But the explosion of interest in Lie to Me in the last two weeks is something I’ve never seen happen so fast. LTM is currently the #1 viewed channel at China’s Tudou and Youku streaming sites, #1 at Viki and Mysoju, and the fastest-growing drama thread at Soompi. With that in mind, I’m curious about what’s so addicting about this drama (for you)?
This only reason I’m even aware of the extent of LTM’s popularity is somehow the playground got mentioned at DC Lie Gallery, as a US-site totally into LTM. Which, uh, is completely true. The next few weeks will determine just how strong LTM’s legs are, and whether this drama will snowball even more in the second half and leave us all completely unable to function for the next four weeks on days that aren’t Monday or Tuesday. So my question for you to chew over is this – why are you watching LTM? 😀 Share and discuss to pass the time, chingus! I’ll be back when SBS lifts the gag order and releases a video preview for episode 9.