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The 2021 K-drama that is unexpectedly climbing Netflix rankings and even surpassing “Narco-Saints” 

The popularity of this K-drama is especially rising in Latin America and the Middle East.

KBS2’s weekend drama “Young Lady and Gentleman” was aired in 2021 and easily surpassed 35% in viewership ratings. In the current era where ratings of over 10% are already considered great success, a drama exceeding ratings of 35% shows extremely outstanding domestic popularity. 

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“Young Lady and Gentleman” also became available to stream on Netflix earlier this year and gained impressive popularity outside of Korea. Even now, “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” and “Narco-Saints”, which previously rose to the top, have fallen out of Netflix rankings, “Young Lady and Gentleman” is still consistently maintaining its ranking and surpassing the new series “Narco-Saints”.  

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“Young Lady and Gentleman” was recently released in the Middle East and Latin America. Through this, the drama has successfully gained a new influx of audience, thanks to its nature of a weekend soapy drama with long episodes.

On Netflix Korea, “Young Lady and Gentleman” is out of the Top 10, but its popularity is soaring overseas. 

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“Young Lady and Gentleman” stars actress Lee Se Hee, who was cast through a 500:1 competition rate, and became a hot topic, and Ji Hyun Woo, who won Best Actor for his performance in the drama.

K-dramas have become a global trend. These days, it’s really hard to know which work will make a surprise hit next time.

Source: daum

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