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'While You Were Sleeping' Named the Most Buzzworthy Korean Drama

by John Rosca / Oct 11, 2017 11:10 AM EDT
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"While You Were Sleeping" has been named the most buzzworthy Korean drama in the first week of October, triumphing over "Age of Youth 2" and "Temperature of Love." This is the second time it has beat out "Age of Youth 2" and its second week as number one in online buzz.

Soompi reports that an analysis by Good Data Corporation has gauged the past week's most buzzworthy drama based on Internet users' activities on news sites, forums, videos, blogs and social media feeds in the period from October 2 to October 8. Good Data Corporation has ranked SBS drama "While You Were Sleeping" at number one for that week.

One thing that may have helped "While You Were Sleeping" was the release of music videos for the drama's OST tracks. Last week, Henry of Super Junior-M dropped the track and MV "It's You" (a.k.a. "While You Were Sleeping OST Part 2"). AllKpop reports that the song came out on October 4 on Genie, Melon, Bugs and other streaming websites, while the music video popped up on YouTube.

Roy Kim also released a track, "While You Were Sleeping OST Part 3" or "You Belong to My World." The song dropped on October 5, and while the MV was scheduled to come out on October 9, it seemed to be available on YouTube last week, as noted in a previous article.

After "While You Were Sleeping," JTBC's "Age of Youth 2" came in second place in the online buzz rankings. Kdramapal reports that SBS dramas "Temperature of Love" and "Sister is Alive" took third and fourth place, respectively. Rounding out the top ten were (in order): KBS2's "My Golden Life," MBC's "Hospital Ship," KBS2's "Girls' Generation 1979," MBC's "Return of Bok Dan Ji," MBC's "Borg Mom" and a KBS drama special, "Kang Duk Soon's Love History."

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