Netflix Japan Daily Top 10 Dominated by K-dramas Led by The King’s Affection and Squid Game

Every few years K-drama will get super popular in Japan, the trend starting with the granddaddy of them all Winter Sonata and continuing most recently into Crash Landing on You, with plenty in between. But those standalone hits did not seem indicative that K-dramas were fully mainstream there which makes sense since J-doramas are still being churned out in droves. With that said, Netflix has not capitalized on J-doramas and instead it’s focus and investment into K-dramas has yielded the medium conquering Japanese streaming viewing habits. The most recent Daily top 10 in Netflix Japan had 7 K-dramas on the list! Starting with The King’s Affection in the top spot, which I totally understand why J-viewers would love it as it’s so gorgeous to look at on top of a compelling story. Then it’s global hit Squid Game, followed by oldies Touch Your Heart, Crash Landing, then Itaewon Class. Then another Netflix produced drama My Name made the list, with the final K-drama in the top 10 being Hometown Cha Cha Cha. I’m sure not having much J-dorama selection available on Netflix helps direct Japanese viewers to the next most similar thing, I mean there is only so many times one can watch Alice in Borderland.

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K-ent Reports on Legendary Supporting Male Lead Performances in 2020 with Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos

This article is literally the most obvious topic with zero surprise but it’s still nice to acknowledge the well-earned success of both talented actors. K-ent this week wrote an article on the “legendary level” of supporting male lead performances turned … Continue reading

K-ent Discusses Last 4 Year Netflix Success Through K-dramas Culminating in 2020 Global Hits Crash Landing on You, It’s Okay to Not be Okay, and Itaewon Class

An article in K-ent is making waves this weekend and just in time for the finale episodes of It’s Okay to Not be Okay. The article (click here) looks into the Netflix investment and expansion into its K-drama offerings starting … Continue reading

US Time Magazine May 2020 Article List 10 Best K-drama Dramas to Watch on Netflix Including Crash Landing on You, Itaewon Class, Kingdom, Mr. Sunshine and More

Even influential US news magazine Time is getting on the K-drama train, and timing is about a good as any for the medium to get broader exposure thanks to “Netflix and Chill” being the sole source of visual entertainment for … Continue reading

jTBC Drama Itaewon Class Ends with 16.548% Along with Park Bo Gum Cameo and A-list Arrival for Park Seo Joon

There’s no denying it now, K-actor Park Seo Joon is officially an A-lister and totally deserving of it. His headlining jTBC drama Itaewon Class finished this Saturday with a ratings high 16.548% which is a series high though not a network … Continue reading