[HanCinema's News] "Arthdal Chronicles" Tops Good Data Report for Dramas, "One Spring Night" for Actors
By William Schwartz | Published on
"Arthdal Chronicles" is enjoying its second straight week on top of the Good Data report. Since its premiere on June 1st "Arthdal Chronicles" has attracted considerable attention in social media metrics. This particular report was based on data collected from the period spanning June 3rd to June 9th.
The success has not been quite so dramatic when it comes to the main cast, however. Song Joong-ki ranks high at number three and Jang Dong-gun is doing decently enough at number seven. The top two performers in that regard are Jung Hae-in and and Han Ji-min at number one and two respectively, from "One Spring Night".
"One Spring Night" ranks as the number two overall drama. This data indicates that in terms of the central project, "Arthdal Chronicles" is more popular, but that in terms of individual performances, "One Spring Night" is the main drama to talk about. However, extrapolating from this is difficult, as the two dramas are completely different genres.
New dramas "Search: WWW" and "Perfume" come in next at number three and four. At number five and six are "Voice 3" and "Angel's Last Mission: Love", which have received much negative attention for perceived defects in their stories.
Written by William Schwartz
"Arthdal Chronicles" is directed by Kim Won-seok, written by Kim Yeong-hyeon, Park Sang-yeon, and features Jang Dong-gun, Song Joong-ki, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-vin, Kim Eui-sung, Park Hae-joon. Broadcasting information in Korea: 2019/06/01~Now airing, Sat, Sun 21:00 on tvN.
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.