Korean Times reported that korean saguek dramas are hitting the European local TV’s soon. The one that started the korean epic drama craze, Jewel in the Palace started airing last month in Turkey and in Hungary this month. More European countries will follow soon such as Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro and the like . If this will become successful, Jumong, will probably hit their screens as well.
These dramas were shown first to Asia and was successful and so it gave more boost on the already ongoing Hallyu Wave or popularly known as Korean Wave. Then they were exported to Africa, shown last year specifially in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zambia. They even had a Zimbabwe TV show that quizzed on korean words that around almost 5 million viewers participated out of their population of 13 million.
Another epic drama mingled with fantasy, The Legend, hit Japan’s movie screens as well as TV screens. It was their first attempt on showing the series in cinema houses depending on Bae Yong Joon’s huge popularity there even if the tickets are quite expensive.
Korean drama producers will definitely be inspired to do more and better dramas in the future.