“XO, Kitty” Ranks 2nd Globally on Netflix: Korean Shooting Locations and Characters Revealed

Netflix’s “XO, Kitty” has achieved second place in the global Top 10 TV (English) category.

Netflix original series “XO, Kitty” entered the top 10 in 90 countries, recording 72.08 million viewing hours in just four days since its release on May 18th, and climbed to second place in Netflix’s global Top 10 TV (English) category.


“XO, Kitty” depicts the story of Kitty, the younger sister of Lara Jean from Netflix’s hit romance movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” Kitty enrolls in the international high school where her mother attended and her boyfriend goes, and embarks on an exciting journey in Korea.

With K-content receiving global attention and love, the series offers special enjoyment to viewers worldwide, from the cast, the production to shooting locations in Korea, and the inclusion of Korean culture, and K-pop.


First, familiar faces surprise Korean viewers by making appearances in the series. Actors such as Kim Yoon Jin, Lee Sung Wook, Michael Lee, Han Chae Young, Cherry Bullet’s Chaerin, and Ok Taec Yeon, appear in various episodes.

In addition, various shooting locations and traditional Korean culture add to the enjoyment. From Kaywon University of Art and Design, which serves as the main background, to Myeongdong, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Gangnam Station, and Sejong Forest, these locations appear in the series, showcasing Korean unique culture such as traditional food for Chuseok and holidays, fan dance, and hanok (traditional Korean houses), bringing joy to Korean viewers and a fresh charm to international viewers.


The K-pop music featured in “XO, Kitty” is also a hot topic. BTS’s “Telepathy,” BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” and “You Never Know,” Seventeen’s “HOT” and “Dar+ling,” ITZY’s “ICY,” Somi’s “XOXO,” TWICE’s “I Can’t Stop Me,” Stray Kids’ “VENOM” and “MANIAC,” and (G)I-DLE’s “Hann” are among the K-pop songs that are globally popular, and are used as BGM in the series.

Jenny Han, the creator of Netflix’s movie “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” series, also the creator for this new project, said, “XO, Kitty is a new story unfolding in a new place. It shows Kitty’s inner side that wasn’t shown in ‘To All the Boys.’ It carries a message about growth that everyone can relate to.

Source: Gukjenews. 

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