Buzzing: K-drama hits 100 million views

South Korean Web drama The Sound Of Your Heart has hit 100 million views on Chinese online portal Sohu.
South Korean Web drama The Sound Of Your Heart has hit 100 million views on Chinese online portal Sohu.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

K-drama hits 100 million views

The Sound Of Your Heart, a South Korean Web drama based on a cartoon and starring Lee Kwang Soo, has hit 100 million views on Chinese online portal Sohu, says Yonhap News Agency, despite Chinese government restrictions on Korean cultural content.

The restrictions were imposed after South Korea angered China by deciding to deploy a United States anti-missile system on its soil. On Korean online portal Naver, the show has hit more than 29 million views to become the country's most watched Web drama ever.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe