The acclaimed 2019 film "Parasite" by director Bong Joon-ho has topped the Japanese Netflix charts. "Parasite" was released in on the Japanese version of the streaming site on January 1st and has led all films in the subsequent days of its availability. To date Japan is the only region to have acquired the streaming rights for "Parasite" via Netflix. As of January 4th the only other South Korean movie in the Japanese Netflix top ten is "Train to Busan" in the tenth position.
Dramawise the South Korean media presence on Netflix is more robust, with "Crash Landing on You" leading the drama charts following the revelation that lead actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin are in a romantic relationship. "Crash Landing on You" has long show resilience on the Japanese Netflix chart, leading such other dramas as "Itaewon Class", "Start Up", and "Sweet Home" even before the announcement. As of January fourth those dramas were sixth, seventh, and eighth place respectively.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
"[HanCinema's News] "Parasite" and "Crash Landing on You" Top Japanese Netflix Charts"
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