“Lovely Runner” Becomes Viral Globally, Ranking No.1 In 133 Countries

The drama “Lovely Runner”, starring Byun Woo-seok and Kim Hye-yoon, is arousing keen interest beyond Korea

According to the global OTT platform Rakuten Viki on April 18th, tvN’s Mon-Tue drama “Lovely Runner” rose to No.1 in 133 countries, including the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, India, etc. in the first week of its broadcast.

On Rakuten Viki, the drama not only got a high score of 9.8 but also received a lot of favorable reviews from viewers, such as “A perfect drama that has everything, from great acting to a good storyline to amazing chemistry”, “Kim Hye-yoon and Byun Woo-seok’s delicate emotional acting makes me immerse in their love triangle of more than 15 years even more”, etc.

Lovely Runner

“Lovely Runner” is a time-traveling rescue romance that revolves around famous idol Ryu Sun-jae (played by Byun Woo-seok) who gave up on life and passionate fan Im Sol (played by Kim Hye-yoon) who was in despair over his death. Im Sol, however, was sent 15 years into the past, and attempted to change the course of fate and save Ryu Sun-jae – who also once saved her life.

Boosted by the tender and sweet romance narrative of Byun Woo-seok and Kim Hye-yoon, “Lovely Runner” has garnered attention in Korea as well, ranking second in TV-OTT drama popularity surveys just one week after its broadcast (according to Good Data Corporation), with a viewership rating of 4.1% in the Seoul metropolitan area (according to Nielsen Korea).

Meanwhile, Rakuten Viki is a video streaming service based in the United States that provides Asian dramas and movies, serving over 190 countries worldwide, including the Americas and Europe, as well as the Middle East, Oceania, and India.

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