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‘Kingdom,’ ‘Itaewon Class,’ ‘True Beauty’: Most-Trending K-Dramas On Twitter, See Full Rankings

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Oct 04, 2021 05:55 AM EDT
Cha Eun Woo

Beyond K-Pop, the Hallyu wave is taking over the world through movies, dramas, webtoons, and others. In particular, Twitter's head of K-Pop & K-Content Partnerships Kim Yeonjeong made a presentation on the globalization of Hallyu.

During the MU:CON 2021, Kim Yeonjung presented "#BeyondKPOP: Globalization of K-Culture from K-Pop music to Movie, Drama, Webtoon, and Beyond." Kim Yeonjung presented how Twitter has become a proven channel of discussion, especially for Korean content.

"Twitter has proven that K-Pop - along with many other fandoms - thrive due to the characteristics of Twitter: Live, public, and conversational. People are consuming K-content through various channels, but in the end, the conversations are being held on Twitter," Kim Yeonjeong explained.

Additionally, Kim Yeonjeong also presented the most discussed K-Dramas on Twitter in the past 3 years. 

Based on the statistics shared by Kim Yeonjeong, "Kingdom" is the most discussed K-Drama worldwide. The K-Drama aired its first season in early 2019 and it has piqued the interest of viewers for its historical plot with the added fantasy of a zombie apocalypse.

Following "Kingdom" at second place is "Itaewon Class" which aired in the first quarter of 2020. "Itaewon Class" stars Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Kwon Na Ra, and Yoo Jae Myung.

Third, on the list is "True Beauty" Based on a popular webtoon of the same name, "True Beauty" is a teen romance drama starring Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, Hwang In Yeop, and Park Yoo Na. The drama got traction from fans for the cast and the relatable plot.

Check out the top 20 most-discussed K-Dramas below.

#1 "Kingdom"

#2 "Itaewon Class"

#3 "True Beauty"

#4 "Vincenzo"
#5 "SKY Castle"

#6 "Hotel Del Luna"
#7 "Start-Up"

#8 "Hospital Playlist"

#9 "Goblin"

#10 "The Penthouse"

#11 "Vagabond"

#12 "Sweet Home"

#13 "Crash Landing on You"

#14 "Voice"

#15 "Love Alarm"

#16 "It's Oka to Not Be Okay"

#17 "Kairos"

#18 "Arthdal Chronicles"

#19 "Extracurricular"

#20 "Forest of Secrets" (also known as "Stranger")

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