Hospital Playlist and Stove League are Highest Audience Rated 2020 K-dramas on Influential Chinese Review Site Douban

English speaking countries head to Rotten Tomatoes to check out how critics and audience viewers rate movies and shows but in China it’s all about Douban. It’s the most influential and mass aggregated site for viewers to rate shows and is actually quite objective as the volume of votes drowns out crazed fans and antis trying to affect ratings. For 2020, there has been high profile K-dramas but that doesn’t translate to quality fare, and vice-versa. The highest rated K-dramas on Douban for this year has Hospital Playlist with 9.4 followed by Stove League at 9.3. Both are considered among the best K-dramas of the year from many reviewers and clearly the Chinese watchers agree. The remaining in the top 10 list are: 365: Repeat the Year (9.1), Secret Forest 2 (9.2), Diary of a Prosecutor (9.2), Flower of Evil (8.8), It’s Okay to Not be Okay (8.6), Hyena (8.9), Kingdom 2 (8.3), and When the Weather is Fine (8.6).

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It’s Okay to Not be Okay, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Kingdom Top Most Popular Netflix K-dramas Watched in Asia in 2020

Streaming platform Netflix issued a press release (What Asia Watched) last week sharing internal data about it’s streaming numbers with the public. Focusing on the Asia region and on K-dramas, the three K-dramas with the most viewers in 2020 were … 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

K-dramas Crash Landing on You and Kingdom Make the Top 10 List of Most Watched Netflix Streaming Shows During 6-week Coronavirus Shutdown

The US media site Observer clearly was curious along with everyone staying home as to what entertainment is the go-to destination now that movie theaters, concerts, and sporting events are all halted. Television and streaming shows are available and Netflix … Continue reading

2020 Baeksang Award Nominations Out and Popular Dramas Crash Landing on You, The World of the Married, and When the Camellia Blooms Lead Drama Side

The 2020 Baeksang Awards held on June 5, 2020 will take place without an audience for the first time in its history but at least it will take place and be broadcast. The nominations were released today on May 8th … Continue reading

Japan Hits a Home Run with J-movie Adaptation of Popular Manga Kingdom with Perfect Leads Yamazaki Kento and Yoshizawa Ryo

Sorry this post is a few months late but I didn’t have the chance to watch it in the Japan theaters and only caught it last week on a long trans-Pacific flight but holy schmoly was it hella entertaining. I’m … Continue reading