What Korean dramas had high viewership ratings in the fourth week of January? According to KinoRights, a content viewing analysis service, ‘Marry My Husband’ topped the OTT Integrated Content Ranking. So, which dramas are Korean viewers watching these days? Let’s find out about the Weekly Top 7 Korean dramas.
Marry My Husband
The newly premiered ‘Marry My Husband‘ tells the story of a protagonist who, after witnessing her husband’s affair with her best friend and being murdered, wakes up to find herself 10 years in the past and struggles to change her fate. It’s a drama that I myself am currently enjoying, and I’m already looking forward to how the story will unfold next week.
‘Marry My Husband’ is also being released overseas through Amazon Prime. According to the production company Studio Dragon, it is the first Korean drama to enter the top 10 in the U.S. region through Amazon Prime. It consists of a total of 16 episodes, with 2 episodes being released every Monday and Tuesday, and so far 8 episodes have been released.
The MBC drama ‘Night Flower‘, which premiered on the 12th, tells the story of a widow who has been on her own for 15 years and jumps over walls to help those in need when night falls in the Joseon era. The unique cheeky comic acting of actress Lee Ha-nui matches well with the character, making it a drama that keeps viewers laughing throughout.
‘Night Flower’ is said to be the first work directed by PD Jang Tae-yoo at MBC, who has directed drama ‘My Love from the Star‘. It is also a project sponsored by the Korea Content Promotion Institute. It consists of a total of 12 episodes, with 2 episodes being released every Friday and Saturday, and up to episode 6 is scheduled to be released this week. Currently, this drama can be watched on Apple TV.
A Shop For Killers
The drama ‘A Shop For Killers‘, which premiered on the 17th, is about a nephew’s survival story after becoming the target of suspicious killers due to the dangerous legacy left by his uncle. This drama entered the Weekly Top 7 Korean dramas at third place just one week after its release. I haven’t watched this drama yet, but the interesting subject matter and the dazzling action shown in the trailer leave no reason not to watch this drama.
‘A Shop For Killers’ consists of a total of 8 episodes, with 2 episodes being released each week, and so far 4 episodes have been released. This drama can be watched on Disney Plus.
The Netflix original drama ‘The Bequeathed‘, which premiered on the 19th, ranked fourth in the Weekly Top 7 Korean dramas. This drama tells the story that unfolds when a small inheritance left behind after the death of a forgotten existence is inherited.
Just by watching the trailer, you might think it’s an occult genre, but in fact, this drama can be classified as a crime thriller. Therefore, viewers who expected occult fantasy elements were unable to hide their disappointment. ‘The Bequeathed’ consists of a total of 6 episodes, all of which were released on the day of premiere.
My Happy Ending
‘My Happy Ending‘ is a drama that tells the story of a protagonist who confronts the self she had been avoiding in order to regain happiness after all the truths she believed in shattered and only unhappiness remained. It created a buzz as actors Jang Na-ra and Son Ho-jun, who had once worked together in ‘Confession Couple‘, were cast once again.
I haven’t watched this drama yet, but it’s receiving rave reviews for its solid story where tense events are organically linked, and for well depicting inherent human psychology such as doubt, fear, and terror. This drama consists of a total of 16 episodes, and so far 9 episodes have been released. This drama can be watched on Netflix.
Welcome to Samdal-ri
‘Welcome to Samdal-ri‘ is a drama that tells the story of a photographer who returns to his hometown after experiencing an unsavory event and coincidentally meets a childhood friend, finding love again. This drama has received reviews for being filled with relatable and subtle content, drawing a lot of empathy from viewers who have lived in other places.
Moreover, set in Jeju Island, a tourist destination in Korea, it gives off a sense of life, making it one of the dramas recommended for those in need of healing. All 16 episodes were released last week on the 21st. This drama can be watched on Netflix.
‘LTNS‘ is a drama that tells the story of a couple who, disheartened by their tough reality and even their relationship, start tracking cheating couples to make money. Naturally, since it deals with infidelity, it has an age restriction for viewers under 19, but reviews suggest that the dialogues are more provocative than direct exposure based on the episodes released so far. This drama consists of a total of 6 episodes, and so far 4 episodes have been released. ‘LTNS’ can only be watched on Tving.