Top 7 K-Dramas Chosen by Overseas Fans


Last Month, Arirang TV’sShowbiz Korea,” which airs in 188 countries, opened up a three-week poll on its homepage, asking netizens to vote for their favorite kdrama. 2,024 international netizens participated in the poll and voted SBS’sSecret Garden” as their all-time favorite.

“Secret Garden” took home the number one spot with 16.1% of the votes, while “Boys Over Flowers,” “You’re Beautiful,” “Coffee Prince,” “Goong” (aka “Princess Hours”), “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” and “Full House” followed, beating hallyu classics like “Daejanggeum,” “Winter Sonata,” “Autumn in my Heart,” and “All In.”

When asked which male character they would like as their boyfriend, 15.3% of the voters chose “Secret Garden’s” Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin). 13.9% of the voters then chose “Secret Garden’s” Gil Raim (Ha Ji Won) as the female character they would like to be reborn as. 

What are your favorite kdramas?