'Something in the Rain' lands in top 10 on China's iQIYI
JTBC’s hit romance television series “Something in the Rain” (2018) landed within the top 10 most popular shows on Chinese over-the-top video platform iQIYI on Friday.
The show, which was recently approved by the Chinese government to stream in the country, has been available on iQIYI since Thursday.
The show debuted at No. 9 on the ranking of most popular shows on the same day.
As of Friday, the show ranks at No. 7.
It is the first time a Korean drama series has been available on iQIYI since KBS’s television series “Descendants of the Sun” (2016), which was released in China soon after its release in Korea.
China imposed a tacit ban on Korean content in 2017 after Korea deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (Thaad) antimissile system, and since then it has been difficult to stream Korean content within mainland China.
The show was put up for review in January and gained the Chinese National Radio and Television Administration’s (NRTA) approval a month after.
"Something in the Rain" stars actors Son Ye-jin and Jung Hae-in and has recently been confirmed for an Indian remake.
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