The Korean entertainment industry has had its fair share of struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite these challenges, there are many shining moments this year including the popularity of “Squid Game” and the comeback of the in person events like K-pop concerts for fans to enjoy firsthand!
To end the year right for Korean fans out there, here are some of the best Korean entertainment stories that hit 2021.
Best Korean Entertainment Stories of 2021
“Squid Game,” which has been dubbed the most popular show on Netflix ever with more than 142 million viewers worldwide in its first four weeks on the streaming service. The story revolves around debt-ridden individual who join deadly games to win a prize of 45.6 billion won (about $38.8 million).
BTS saw a lot of success in 2021: They sold tons of albums, gave a speech at the United Nations, set several world records, racked up plenty of awards and earned a Grammy nomination. Soon after that, they returned to doing live shows.
Youn Yuh-jung, 74, won the award for best supporting actress at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. This made her the very first actress of South Korea to win an acting award at the Oscars. She was also the second Asian who got the best supporting actress award.