The Popularity of Korean Drama Across the World

The Popularity of Korean Drama Across the World

The Korean entertainment industry has gained popularity across Asian and the world. In the 1990s, the Korean Wave(Hallyu) became popular among East, South and Southeast Asia during initial stages and evolved from regional development to global popularity because of internet and social media. In this article, you can read about K-drama and movies.

The Korean Wave

In the 20th century, the Korean entertainment industry gained global popularity of South Korea’s cultural economy exporting TV dramas, movies, pop culture, and entertainment. South Korea has a dedicated goal to become the world’s leading exporter of popular culture. Even the former president of the US made a reference to the Korean Wave during his visit to Korea in 2012. Korean culture has become popular in Japan after a 50-year ban on the exchange of popular culture was partly lifted. The broadcast authorities have been sending delegates to many countries to promote their TV programs and cultural content. The Korean Wave has been contributing to Korea’s GDP and boosting the economy. Movies like “Autumn in my heart”,           “My Sassy Girl”, “Winter Sonata” became very popular in Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. The Censorship board lifted bans on showcasing many topics considered controversial which allowed movie makers to make a movie of their choice. Many Asian countries are investing in film and drama industry. K-pop music is gaining attention in the US and other countries. PSY is a popular Korean singer and his song “Gangnam Style” became popular worldwide when released and has a billion views on YouTube. K-pop groups like BTS and BLACKPINK have a huge fan base all around the world. There are nearly 100 K-pop groups that are active.

Korean Drama Industry

K-dramas became popular because of the Korean Wave. The dramas are telecasted on nationwide networks like Seoul Broadcasting System(SBS), Korean Broadcasting System(KBS), Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) and on the cable channels, Channel AtvN, Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (jTBC),  and Orion Cinema Network (OCN). People in other countries can watch K-dramas and movies on websites. You can stream series online free and download it if you want. You can watch completed and ongoing dramas online. Dramas like Boys Over Flowers, My Love from the Star, Descendants of the SunUncontrollably FondMoon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and  Guardian: The Lonely and Great God are popular internationally. You can also watch Korean movies online. A movie “Train to Busan” gained attention internationally.

Watch Dramas Online

Websites update dramas with good quality and you can choose the drama genre of your type and watch it. Not only K-dramas, but you can also watch dramas online produced in different countries. The memory can differ for every drama based on the quality and downloading the drama can occupy more memory in your laptop or computer. If you are a K-drama addict, it is the best option to watch dramas online instead of filling the memory in the computer. You can also protect your systems from viruses and other malicious issues while downloading dramas.

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