Squid Game #1 in Netflix Shows in Terms of Total Hours Watched, Hometown Cha Cha Cha in 10th Place and Newly Premiered All of Us are Dead Hits 37th in One Week

Well this is an interesting tabulation of Netflix shows in terms of popularity. A new list is out through January 30, 2022 showing the cumulative hours watched of each Netflix show. I think it’s more accurate in some ways than number of people who clicked on it because some could watch and then drop it, whereas total hours means the most people who watched it all the way through. And maybe even re-watched! Topping the list is K-drama Squid Game, no surprise here, and the second K-drama on the top 100 is Hometown Cha Cha Cha in 10th so major props to that. My Name comes in 21st, above Hellbound at 29th, which is surprising because in the US market Hellbound got a lot more news coverage albeit mixed. Sageuk The King’s Affection takes 31st then it’s newcomer All of Us are Dead in 37th which I expect to keep rocketing up the list though unlikely to topple Squid Game. Cult favorite Our Beloved Summer lands in the 47th place then rather lackluster reception for the big name The Silent Sea in 53rd. Hospital Playlist 2 comes in at 60 followed by reality dating show Singles Inferno. And last but not lead Nevertheless makes the top 100 in the 71st spot, which makes two Han So Hee dramas on the top 100 so slow claps for her.

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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 … Continue reading

The King’s Affection and Secret Royal Inspector Joy Give Hope to Mon-Tues as Both Rise in Ratings and Also Garner Increasingly Positive Reviews

The slow but steady rise in ratings the last three weeks for KBS Mon-Tues sageuk The King’s Affection (Yeonmo) paid off as the most recent episode 12 this Tuesday broke 8% for the first time to hit 8.8%. Even better … Continue reading

KBS Youth Sageuk The King’s Affection Pivots Midway in Increasing Ratings and Takes the #1 Spot in Netflix Korea and Also Breaks into Top 10 in Netflix Worldwide

Hul, did I drop this drama too soon? A combination of being traumatized by the ending episode crazy of Lovers of the Red Sky and also not having enough time led me to hit pause after episode 4 of The … Continue reading

2021 Year of the Youth Sageuks with Grown Up Child Actresses Kim So Hyun, Park Eun Bin, and Kim Yoo Jung Fails So Much Talent with Lee Se Young on Deck for the Final at Bat

It hurts my drama loving heart to have seen so much talented wasted so far and I wish these young actresses came of age a decade ago when there was actually good female lead sageuk roles and amazing scripts. The … Continue reading

Ro Woon and Park Eun Bin Only Have Eyes for Each Other in New Couple’s Poster for KBS Sageuk The King’s Affection

Man, this drama could be the sanitized version of A Frozen Flower except totally het instead of BL, and that would be fine with me but probably couldn’t air on network television as yet. The way The King’s Affection is … Continue reading

Park Eun Bin Transforms From Blushing Princess to Serious King in New Preview for KBS Romance Sageuk The King’s Affection

Okay, I’m totally going to openly two-time my lovely Lovers of the Red Sky with the equally pretty The King’s Affection. And when the two shall meet on October 11th when King premieres on KBS in the same Mon-Tues slot … Continue reading