Twitter has published the top ten most talked about Korean dramas on the social media platform.
Twitter is the social networking platform that we often use to talk about countless issues related to idols, music and especially films around the world, right? Recently, Twitter published the top ten most talked about Korean dramas on the social media platform; let’s see which dramas are getting the most attention this year!
Penthouse: The War of Life is set in a 100-story luxury apartment building. Three women Shim Soo Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah), Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon) and Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) have different living situations and different goals. However, they bond with each other in many ways.
Since the drama was broadcast, intense discussions have broken out on social media platforms. The appeal of three sections of this series is based on frightening plots and thrilling details.
Happiness, despite its joyful and happy name, is a “horror – action” drama about a deadly disease that turns people into zombies. Set in an apartment building stratified by social status, high-rise apartments were blocked at the time of the outbreak. The drama depicts a sequence of fearful days, psychological fights, and people’s effort to survive in the face of danger.
It’s quite surprising that Happiness, which aired recently but came in at No. 2. The drama became so hot not only thanks to the unique and attractive storyline, but also due to the visuals of the two main actors, Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo.
3. Sisyphus: The Myth
Sisyphus: The Myth is a series on the 10th anniversary of JTBC. The drama is inspired by a famous story in Greek mythology. The drama is about the journey back in time and space to return to the past of female warrior Kang Seo Hae (Park Shin Hye). Her main goal is to save Han Tae Sul (Jo Seung Woo), a genius engineer, and therefore assist Korea escape the war.
Compared to other Korean dramas, Sisyphus: The Myth is a rare science fiction drama, so right from its release, the series has attracted attention on film forums as well as social networks.
4. Sweet Home
Taking the theme of the post-apocalyptic world, Sweet Home has impressed many audiences since it was a comic version co-written by Kim Camby and Hwang Young Chan. The drama revolves around the life of Cha Hyun Soo, a high school student suffering from antisocial disorder and can only immerse himself in the virtual world. After moving to a new place, strange things keep happening around him and then the story gets really intense when monsters start to arrive.
Sweet Home became a “hot” topic because the story took on a survival motif like Alive or Train To Busan. It takes the audience from one surprise to another and leaves everyone curious as to what will happen next. Therefore, the drama became hot on social sites.
5. Sell Your Haunted House
Sell Your Haunted House revolves around the character Hong Ji Ah (Jang Na Ra) – an exorcist who opens a real estate business center called Great Real Estate with the help of Joo Hwa Jung (Kang Mal Geum), the person in charge of sales. The two specialize in dealing with haunted houses, thereby helping customers sell homes at market prices. However, the closer they are to each other, the more Hong Ji Ah and Oh In Bum get caught up in the secrets of the past, gradually uncovering the secret behind her mother’s death 20 years ago.
Since its premiere, Sell Your Haunted House has received many compliments from the audience for its skillful combination of mystical themes and humanity. In addition, the film is also discussed a lot on social networks due to its novel content and unpredictable development.
6. Uncanny Counter
The Uncanny Counter is adapted from a popular Korean webtoon, revolving around the journey of hunting and catching the devil of the quartet So Mun (Jo Byeong Gyu), Ga Mo Tak (Yoo Joon Sang), Do Ha Na (Kim Se Jeong) and Choo Mae Ok (Yeom Hye Ran).
All four were originally just ordinary people, but thanks to being chosen by the “underworld”, they possess outstanding strength and many unique abilities. However, they must also commit to devoting their lives to the work of catching demons. Because of the four members’ different characteristics, the drama always succeeds in making the audience laugh in the most natural way. The drama succeeded in establishing a reputation and was widely discussed by viewers by using a mystical concept to critique several social ills.
7. Police University
Ranked seventh in the ranking, Police University revolves around the crime hunt taking place at the Police University of talented young students and a professor who is a former detective with 20 years of experience. In addition, the drama also tells the story of the lives of college students and their growth on the road to becoming real policemen.
The drama succeeds in building a relationship between the main characters when integrating both bromance and romance elements. In addition, the combination of three people who are not the same in personality and circumstances causes many funny situations, but they are completely compatible when necessary.
8. Squid Game
It’s quite unbelievable to see Squid Game only rank No.8 in this list, isn’t it? Squid Game tells about a survival consisting of 5 games created based on Korean traditional games that are often played by children. The survival is carried out by a secret organization at a hidden location with 456 players who risk their lives participating in the games in order to win 45,6 billion won.
Squid Game became famous due to its extraordinary and unique content. At the time this drama was released, most hot topics on the Internet centered around the thrilling “Red Light Green Light” game in episode 1 and the Honeycomb Candy game.
9. Hometown Cha Cha Cha
A “healing” drama finally appears in this list! Hometown Cha Cha Cha depicts the story that takes place when a dentist leaves the city and moves to a small sea village to start her own business after having a big fight with her boss. She begins to adapt herself to the peaceful and simple life at this small sea village Gongjin and meets the all-rounder man Chief Hong.
Among all topics related to this drama, netizens mostly talked about Chief Hong (Kim Seon-ho)’s bright smile and the cute dimples of dentist Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-ah). With their warm and friendly visuals, the two actors formed a lovely couple that fluttered the hearts of many fans.
Jirisan centers around the work life of the Jirisan National Park rangers and stories of when they rescue lost trekkers and protect the mountainous environment. Seo Yi Kang is the top ranger with the most experience. Throughout the series, the rangers have to face mysterious events that happen to the tourists and trekkers in the mountain.
This drama tells stories of different people. Some climbed the mountain to kill people, while others went up there just to end their life. Jirisan not only brought thrilling moments to audiences but also added several meaningful stories.