Everything you want to know about Korean dramas/series/K-Dramas
Posted On July 6, 2023
Korean dramas are Korean-based television series that are popular all over the world under the name of K-dramas. They are widely available through streaming services like Netflix with multi-language subtitles. They draw attention for their unique culture, fashion and style, which are being adapted all over the world.
Korean drama genres
K-dramas are produced in many genres such as historical, action, comedy, magic, and romance. The current trending theme of K-dramas shows social stigmas such as classism, gender inequality, racism, bullying, etc.
Korean historical series
Historical K-drama is known as Sageuk, which means historical drama. In the mid-2000s, the historical K-drama gained worldwide popularity. Yi San and Dae Jang Geum (Jewel in the Palace) are among the most popular series in the Korean historical drama.
Korean romance series
Korean romance series often show family ties. Male characters are usually depicted as intelligent, handsome, and emotional, usually in search of their ‘one and only’. K-dramas are usually family series that barely progress beyond kissing. This is because of the Korean culture.
The Reasons Behind The Rising Popularity Of Korean Dramas
Certain reasons are listed here, which essentially attract the attention of the viewers.
attractive characters – The stars of Korean dramas are usually young and attractive. Viewers love to see beautiful girls and handsome men. It keeps them engaged and interested.
Culture – Korean culture shown in K-dramas is gaining popularity these days. People love to see a different culture.
ordered content– One of the possible reasons for the popularity of K-dramas is that the content shown is never dirty for the audience.
Korean series broadcast
K-dramas started airing in the 1960s. The contemporary times series contains episodes ranging from 12 to 24. The length of each episode is around 60 minutes. Historical series are also known as Sageuk, which are usually longer, and sometimes the number of episodes can extend to 200. Korean drama episodes air on any two consecutive nights of the week, and the broadcast time is from 22:00 to 23:00:00. The networks that broadcast the episodes are the Orian Cinema Network, a total variety network, Channel A, the Korean Broadcasting System, the Seoul Broadcasting System, the Corporation of Munhwa transmission etc. Some of the best Korean series are now available on Netflix for the global audience.
Korean series ratings
The highest ratings and audience have been taken by series such as You and I, First love, What is love, Hourglass, Hur Jun, A sunny place for young people, etc. The production and broadcasting of all the series took place between 1992 and 2000. The networks that broadcast the episodes of these series are the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, the Korean Broadcasting System, and the Seoul Broadcasting System. The top-rated Korean dramas viewers can watch are World of the Married, Sky Castle, Crash landing on you, Reply 1988, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Mr. Sunshine, Mr. Queen, etc. All of these Korean series are broadcast on cable channels that target a smaller audience compared to public broadcast networks.