K-dramas continue to drive Korean Wave 2014/05/09, Source,
Set of SBS drama "My Love from the Star" (Courtesy of HB Entertainment and SBS)
Although hip-hop and pop music have been receiving a fair amount of global attention lately, television shows continue to be at the core of the upswing in Korean cultural exports.
The recent soap opera sensation "My Love from the Star" (2013) has reignited the Korean Wave across East Asia, particularly in Chinese-speaking regions. Even though "Winter Sonata" (2002) and "Dae Jang Geum" (2004) first gained popularity abroad some 10 years ago, the impact of the new drama series seems to be far greater, and to be reaching farther, than past generations of Korean soap operas.
"My Love from the Star", which ended on Feb. 27, catapulted actor Kim Soo-hyeon-I to international stardom, with attention spilling over to other fields such as food, fashion and tourism,...More
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