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"My Lovely Girl" Is A Big Hit In China

BY Chin D | Sep 29, 2014 09:48 AM EDT


Rain and Krystal's drama "My Lovely Girl" is doing well among Chinese viewers.

SBS's Wednesday-Thursday drama "My Lovely Girl" is raking in impressive views from Chinese audiences, as reflected in the show's viewership from two of China's largest video-hosting sites, Youku and Tudou.

It was reported "My Lovely Girl" received over 7.5 million views in its first day of broadcast, reaching more than 40 million views within its first ten days. As of writing, it is the most viewed Korean drama, and the third most viewed drama in China.

This shows that "My Lovely Girl" surpassed the hit dramas "Man From The Star" and "It's Okay, It's Love" when it comes to viewership for its first few days.

On the average, a Korean drama would reach around 150 million views over its broadcast period, and with the rising numbers of the viewers of "My Lovely Girl" for its first episodes, it would be no surprise if the drama reaches this figure soon.

At the frontline of the drama are Rain and f(x)'s Krystal, and being K-pop singers, they are both popular among overseas fans. In addition, INFINITE's L and Hoya, WINNER's Kim Jin Woo, and BESTie's Hae Ryung are also part of the cast, making the drama more palatable towards viewers who enjoy K-pop.

"My Lovely Girl" is grabbing the attention of K-pop lovers across China, especially since the Korean entertainment industry is being put into perspective.

According to director Park Hyung Gi, the cast was chosen specifically because of their experience in the entertainment industry so that they would be able to portray their characters accurately.

He also expressed, "We're working hard to make 'My Lovely Girl' a worthwhile hour to watch. We're glad that these talented actors and actresses are here to give life to the drama."

"My Lovely Girl" is about the romance and healing of an entertainment company CEO and an aspiring singer.

The drama airs every Wednesdays and Thursdays on SBS.

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