“The Silent Sea” A Global Success: Indicating the continued effect of the K-Wave

“The Silent Sea” A Global Success: Indicating the continued effect of the K-Wave

On Wednesday, the 5th of January, Netflix announced that “The Silent Sea” was the most-watched non-English program between the 27th of December and the 2nd of January.

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  1. “The Silent Sea” Netflix Success
  2. The K-Wave and Global Streaming Platforms
  3. Other Articles
The Silent Sea
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“The Silent Sea” Netflix Success

Since the release of the sci-fi horror K-drama on the 24th of December, “The Silent Sea” has received incredible success and has become one of the most talked-about dramas of the holiday season as viewers can’t get enough.

  • The Korean drama stars star actors Bae Doo-na and Gong Yoo, as their characters get tasked with investigating an abandoned research station on the moon.
The Silent Sea
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The cast of “The Silent Sea”

According to the streaming platform, with 47.8 million hours watched by captivated viewers around the globe, the show currently sits on the top ten non-English TV show charts in 77 countries.

  • Further, Netflix states that “The Silent Sea” has grabbed the first spot on the list of non-English TV shows in South Korea, Thailand, and four other countries.
The Silent Sea
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The K-Wave and Global Streaming Platforms

The incredible interest and popularity of these brilliant produced Korean programs demonstrate the long-term effects of the continuing cultural K-Wave.

  • Examples of the K-Wave in the last year include world-dominating K-Drama shows like the Netflix-hit “Squid Game” and bestselling K-Pop artists like BTS and Blackpink, which have infinitely increased global interest in Korean culture and media.

The success of the K-Wave also spotlights how streaming platforms like Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube’s easy availability of subtitles and other conveniences, have broadened the way international audiences can consume foreign media.

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A poster of the Korean shows released in 2021

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