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Netflix names most popular shows

Dec 31,2019
Netflix released its 10 most popular programs in Korea in 2019 on Monday.

At the top of the list was “Kingdom,” Netflix’s first Korean original series. Written by Kim Eun-hee, who also wrote tvN’s “Signal” (2016), and directed by Kim Seong-hun, who was behind the 2016 film “Tunnel,” the Netflix hit is a six-episode thriller series that revolves around a zombie plague that causes turmoil in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

Starring actors Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doo-na, Ryu Seung-ryong and Kim Sang-ho, the series begins with the king catching a strange disease that apparently turns him into a “zombie” who is only active at night.

At No. 2 was the Ryan Reynolds action blockbuster “6 Underground,” followed by “The Witcher” and “Crash Landing on You,” which stars actors Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin and Seo Ji-hye and revolves around a story of a South Korean heiress crash landing into North Korea by mistake.

Also included in the list were comedian Park Na-rae’s stand-up comedy act “Park Na-rae: Glamour Warning,” “Persona” starring singer IU and actor Bae Doo-na and “When the Camellia Blooms” starring Kong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul and Kim Ji-seok.

Netflix said it compared the viewing rates of the shows’ first 28 days to tally the rankings.

By Esther Chung