Two K-dramas You From Another Star and Boys Before Flowers Make Netflix Top 5 Most Watched Shows Worldwide Ranking

High Speed Internet organization ran a poll of the most watched Netflix shows around the world this last July and aggregated the findings to list the top 5 most watched shows on Netflix, and to no surprise two K-dramas made the list. The dystopian show 3% from Brazil takes number 1 as the world Netflix viewers most popular show. Second is the K-drama You From Another Star, with most of the viewers coming from Southeast Asia and a funny aside that it’s not the most watched Netflix show in South Korea which goes to The Walking Dead. Third place has 5 shows tied: 13 Reasons Why, Bones, Breaking Bad, Sense8, and also the second K-drama on the list Boys Over Flowers. Then we have Sherlock and Stranger Things co-sitting in the fourth spot, and finally Pretty Little Liars resides prettily in the fifth spot by itself. Surprising not to be on the list as its available on Netflix is Descendants of the Sun, whereas other super popular shows like Heirs and Goblin are only available on Dramafever and/or Viki so don’t count in this poll. Continue reading

K-ent Notices Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun Unable to Repeat You From Another Star Success in Subsequent Projects

It’s impossible to hit a home run in every at bat but base hits are fine until the percentages start to decline precipitously. The stunning depths of the failure of thriller K-movie Real puts Kim Soo Hyun in the position … Continue reading

Sequel to You From Another Star Debunked But Leads Jeon Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun are Considering Potential Drama Comebacks

There’s news from the You From Another Star front unrelated to how Descendants of the Sun recently broke many of YFAS’s ratings records. It’s been two years since the monumentally popular drama and since then there have been murmurs of … Continue reading

You From Another Star, Heirs, and Decendents of the Sun Take Top Three Rank in Most Popular K-dramas in China

With the conclusion of Descendants of the Sun it’s a perfect time to check in with the popularity of K-dramas in China and see where this newest ratings breaker resides. Polling website Vlinkage just released the Top 30 Most Popular … Continue reading

Media Comparing Song Joong Ki and Kim Soo Hyun’s Rise to Popularity in China in Part to Acting Opposite A-list Noonas

It’s only a matter of time before the C-media started comparing Kim Soo Hyun and Song Joong Ki, thanks to the success of Descendants of the Sun in Korea and China the drama is securely regarded as the next You … Continue reading

TV Report Releases Industry PDs Vote on Best Dramas in Recent Years

I often get asked to recommend dramas but its so hard to gauge what others like or are in the mood for, whereas I watch what floats my boat sometimes in line with the consensus on quality and other times … Continue reading

K-viewers Pick Male Leads of I Hear Your Voice, It’s Okay, It’s Love, and You From Another Star as Fave Characters

Stickiness has long been used as yet another barometer to assess a drama, performance, or character. Some successes vanish soon after while other less immediate wins steadily remain for much longer. It’s hard to say which one is preferable, ultimately … Continue reading

You From Another Star and Misaeng Top CPI Rankings for Most Influential K-drama of 2014

Television boxtop ratings are still important but less so now that online streaming of television shows, not to mention the ease of DVR recording and other alternate forms of consumption. The changing landscape means the unlikelihood of K-dramas garnering 50% … Continue reading

2014 Drama Reviews: Enjoyment in the Good and the Inexplicably Bad

Year end drama reviews always starts off like a looming chore, telling me to wash the dish one more time even though I’ve washed it thoroughly already. But then I grow to appreciate it, the added step may yield a … Continue reading