‘My Name’ inherits the success of Netflix’s original series ‘Squid Game’?
Han So-hee‘s action noir ‘My Name‘ exuded an unusual spirit. Shortly after its release, it rose to the 4th place in the ‘top TV shows on Netflix around the world’ category. ‘My Name’ tells about the harsh truth and revenge that Ji-woo (played by Han So-hee), who enters the organization to find the culprit that killed her father, faces after infiltrating the police under a new name.
‘My Name’ was directed by director Kim Jin-min of ‘Extracurricular’. Han So-hee, who has emphasized femininity through a number of works, attempted to transform into a 180-degree different character. According to ‘FlixPatrol’ – a global OTT content ranking site, ‘My Name’ earned 398 points and charted at No.4 as of October 17th. It ranked 1st in Korea and 2nd in major Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore. The 1st place in these countries belonged to tvN’s ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’, which ended on October 17th.
Reviews from overseas viewers are generally good. In the comment section of the trailer, there are many reviews in English such as “It’s the best Korean drama I’ve ever seen”, “I ordered soju on Amazon after watching it”, “I watched it all in one day. The action, directing and acting are all great”…
Beside, ‘My Name’ is also well-received in Korea, which raises expectation of the so-called success march. When these results were announced, the production company’s stock price rose sharply. Studio Santa Claus’ (204630) shares are recording 4,125 won as of 10 AM on October 18th, which increased 24.25% (805 won) from the previous day.
Meanwhile, Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-joo and Jang-ryul showed immersive performances in ‘My Name’.