‘New Journey to the West’ is a hit in China
The second season of the entertainment show “New Journey to the West” has seen a significant boost in its popularity in China.
The show’s production company, tvNgo, announced Wednesday that videos of the show uploaded to Chinese video platform Tencent Video have surpassed a total of 120 million hits, with just four episodes out so far. In comparison to the same time last season of the show, the number of hits has increased more than twofold.
“New Journey to the West,” named after the Chinese legend “Journey to the West,” features a trip undertaken by Korean TV personalities Kang Ho-dong, Lee Soo-geun, Eun Ji-won and Ahn Jae-hyun to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China.
An official from the show attributed its concept of featuring Chinese folklore and being set in the historically significant city of Chengdu as reasons for its successful run in the country.
“The show’s successful run may set a great precedent for other Internet shows to learn from,” the official said.
The show is available on Tving, Naver TV Cast, Kakao TV, Daum TV Pot and Gom TV at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. It also airs on Fridays at 9:45 p.m. on tvN.
BY JEONG BYUNG-KI