Netflix’s new South Korean original “The Sound of Magic” has risen to fourth place on a global popularity chart for TV shows available on the streaming service.
According to data released on Sunday (US time) by streaming analytics company FlixPatrol, the drama starring Ji Chang-wook ranked fourth on Netflix’s daily global chart for TV programs two days after its release. The ranking had risen three places from seventh on Saturday.
In 13 countries, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, it was the most popular TV show.
It came in second place in Japan, Bahrain, Egypt, India, Morocco, and Thailand, and third place in Nigeria, Singapore, and Vietnam.
The new show finished seventh in South Korea but did not make the top ten in the United States or Europe.
The six-part series, based on a Korean webtoon from 2010, tells the story of mysterious magician Lee Eul (Ji Chang-wook), who uses his magic to help a teenage high school student named Ah-yi (Choi Sung-eun) find her own dreams.
Jin-soo does not believe Min-hyuk is capable of violence. When he escapes police custody, he returns to the theme park, where things escalate to a standoff, or, one assumes, the titular “last performance.” What we can deduce from the musical moment, I believe, is that Min-intention hyuk’s with his “magic” was to help people who were struggling to believe in themselves and the possibility of something greater than the restrictive paved road that Il-deung has lamented. It’s not so much about magic as it is about knowing you don’t have to conform to society’s expectations of you. You can believe in something greater, something other than and possibly better than the norm.
Aside from that, two more Korean dramas were among the top ten TV shows. “Business Proposal,” starring Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Se-jeong, and “Twenty Five Twenty One,” starring Kim Tae-ri and Nam Joo-hyuk, were ranked seventh and tenth, respectively. (Yonhap)