What are the K-dramas that were loved abroad in 2022?
On Dec 19th, global OTT Rakuten Viki released the 10 titles that were most loved among Korean dramas that were serviced throughout the world, including North America, Europe and Oceania, in 2022.
The 10 K-dramas listed on this day included various themes and genres, including “Reborn Rich” (No.1), “Love in Contract”, “Sh**ting Stars”, “Why Her”, “Yumi’s Cells Season 2”, “If You Wish Upon Me”, “Woori the Virgin”, “Love Is for Suckers”, “The Law Cafe” and “Good Job”.
In particular, rom-com dramas “Sh**ting Stars” and “Love in Contract”, which are steadily loved by overseas viewers, entered the weekly top 1 immediately after launch and maintained first place in the Americas and Europe for 8~9 consecutive weeks. “Why Her”, which combines the mystery genre, also proved overseas users’ interest by ranking first in the Americas and Europe for about 2 weeks.
“Reborn Rich”, which is currently in service, entered the weekly top 1 right after its launch and is maintaining the No.1 spot throughout the four-week airing period in overseas countries such as the Americas, Europe and Oceania. A common response that can be seen in the reviews of Rakuten Viki viewers is the high evaluation for the unique story material and the main actors’ outstanding acting skills. It is loved to the extent that there are no rivals, and this atmosphere is expected to continue until the final episode.
In this regard, Hong Jae Hee, director of Rakuten Viki Contents, analyzed, “This year, various Korean dramas became popular with Rakuten Viki viewers aside from romance. Although the story set in Korea’s modern economic history may be somewhat unfamiliar to overseas viewers, ‘Reborn Rich’, where two actors Song Joong Ki and Lee Sung Min’s passionate performances, ‘Why Her’, ‘The Law Cafe’ and more showed good results. It is also positive that seasonal works, such as ‘Yumi’s Cells Season 2’, were able to consistently appeal to overseas viewers.“
On the other hand, the global OTT platform Rakuten Viki is a video streaming service that provides Asian dramas and movies. The platform is available in over 190 countries around the world, including the Middle East, Oceania, India, as well as the Americas and Europe.