One thing I love about K-dramas is how they can entertain and touch people around the world.
I made a graphic showing a few places where fans are watching Korean dramas with English subtitles. When I explain K-dramas to new viewers, I point out that roughly half the world’s population has access to subtitled Korean drama on local airwaves. And that’s not to mention the millions who watch online.
I know I missed a lot of places. This is a highly unscientific report based on my casual observations online. Because I do my surfing in English, Latin and South America got left out, even though they have a ton of K-pop and K-drama fans. It’s too bad that they don’t get much love in English-language media but I did find one article on the K-wave in Latin America. Something I want to know more about is which shows travel best. How does a small country like South Korea with a relatively “small” language spread its culture so widely?
If you’re watching in any of these places—or somewhere completely different—leave a comment and let us know!