K-drama Crash with Lee Min Ki, Kwak Sun Young, and Heo Sung Tae More Than Double Ratings and Becomes 2nd Highest ENA Drama After Extraordinary Attorney Woo

So while all the K-drama attention this spring started on Queen of Tears and after it ended moved to Lovely Runner, we now have the first buzzy hit of the start of summer. Small cable network drama Crash premiered to around 2% ratings in mid-May and 2/3rds through its run has more than doubled to 5.870%. It’s a brisk 12-episodes so four more left but word of mouth has been strong as reflected by the steadily increasing ratings, and even more impressive is that Crash is now the second highest rated drama on ENA after Extraordinary Attorney Woo. Now it’s nowhere near breaking that rating or even getting close but Crash felt like there was zero talk, buzz, or promotion when it premiered and is simply gaining traction because it’s a good drama. The stars are Lee Min Ki, Kwak Sun Young, and Heo Sung Tae with the story set in the traffic investigation unit of the police force. The vibe I get from the drama stills is very Train with all the blues and whites contrast with the warm oranges and beige. I’m planning to check this out now so sharing an underdog success story for those interested.

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It’s Okay to Not be Okay Highest Viewership Among K-dramas Making the Netflix Top 100 Shows List for 2020 as of October 1, Next is The King: Eternal Monarch and Crash Landing on You

One of the positives of 2020 was the increased exposure of K-dramas to global viewers thanks to the licensing deal with Netflix for many of the high profile dramas that aired this year. This year a site called Flixpatrol also … Continue reading

Chosun News Passes the “God Screenwriter” Baton from Kim Eun Sook Failing with The King: Eternal Monarch to Park Ji Eun with Runaway Hit Crash Landing on You

Complacency is the insidious foe, like termites you can’t see but it’s slowly eating away at the foundation. If I am the most successful drama screenwriter of all time in South Korea Kim Eun Sook and I just read the … Continue reading