3 Most Popular Dramas Aired by TVN in the First Half of 2024

Explore the top 3 TVN dramas of 2024, featuring gripping plots, stellar performances, and global popularity. Don't miss these standout Korean dramas!
3 Most Popular Dramas Aired By Tvn In The First Half Of 2024

The first half of 2024 has seen a surge in popular Korean dramas, with TVN delivering three standout hits that have captivated audiences and generated considerable online buzz. These dramas are not just widely viewed but have also inspired numerous memes and legendary dialogues that fans love to quote. Here’s a closer look at the top three TVN dramas you shouldn’t miss.

1. Marry My Husband

Marry My Husband Marry My Husband (doc. tvN/Marry My Husband)

Starring Park Min Young, Na In Woo, Lee Yi Kyung, and Song Ha Yoon, Marry My Husband premiered on January 1, 2024, with a gripping story of time travel and revenge. The drama reached an impressive rating of 11.95 percent for its final episode. The plot revolves around Kang Ji Won (Park Min Young) who travels back in time to prevent her husband’s affair with her best friend, aided by Yoo Ji Hyuk (Na In Woo).

This drama not only achieved double-digit ratings but also became the first Korean drama to top the daily rankings on Amazon Prime Video, holding the number one spot in 67 countries. Despite some personal controversies involving the lead actress, the show’s success remained unaffected, earning accolades and even a celebratory trip to Vietnam for the cast.

Good Reviews:

“A breathtaking drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat with every episode. Park Min Young’s performance is absolutely stellar!” – KDramaFan123

“The time travel and revenge plot is so well executed. One of the best dramas I’ve seen in years!” – DramaLover98

2. Queen of Tears

Queen Of Tears trailer for the drama Queen of Tears (doc. tvN/Queen of Tears)

Queen of Tears paired Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won as a married couple, instantly becoming a hot topic. Written by Park Ji Eun and costing 56 billion won, the drama recouped its investment before airing. It narrates the tumultuous relationship of a married couple on the verge of separation, blending romance, comedy, and intense family and business conflicts.

Achieving a peak rating of 24.85 percent, Queen of Tears became TVN’s highest-rated drama and the third highest on cable TV channels. With over 400 million viewing hours on Netflix, it also ranked as the second most talked-about drama in the past decade, just behind Descendants of the Sun. Kim Soo Hyun won the Popularity Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards and was nominated for Best Actor, thanks to his powerful performance and strong on-screen chemistry with Kim Ji Won.

Good Reviews:

“Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won’s chemistry is off the charts! This drama is a perfect blend of romance and comedy.” – KDramaQueen

“An emotional rollercoaster that will make you laugh and cry. Truly a masterpiece!” – Viewer99

3. Lovely Runner

Lovely Runner excerpt from the drama Lovely Runner (doc. tvN/Lovely Runner)

Initially underestimated, Lovely Runner turned out to be a surprise hit, becoming the most talked-about drama in recent weeks. It ranked first in 133 countries on Rakuten Viki. The story features Im Sol (Kim Hye Yoon) who travels back in time to save her idol singer, Ryu Sun Jae (Byun Woo Seok), from committing suicide.

With stable TV ratings of 3-4 percent and a huge hype, Lovely Runner also topped popularity surveys by GoodData Fundex. The drama’s theme songs, performed by the fictional boy group ECLIPSE, also saw significant success on South Korean music charts.

Good Reviews:

“A heartwarming and touching story that stays with you long after the final episode.”HeartStrings

“Kim Hye Yoon’s portrayal of Im Sol is so moving. This drama is a gem!” – DramaAddict

These TVN dramas have set a high bar for Korean television, blending compelling stories, high production values, and stellar performances. If you haven’t watched them yet, it’s time to catch up on these phenomenal shows!

I can’t help but be impressed by the diverse range of themes and storytelling techniques in these dramas. Each show offers something unique, from the emotional depth of Marry My Husband and the comedic yet poignant Queen of Tears to the unexpectedly touching Lovely Runner. It’s clear why these dramas have resonated so strongly with audiences worldwide. Their success is a testament to the creativity and talent within the Korean entertainment industry. If you’re looking for top-tier drama, TVN’s lineup for 2024 is definitely worth your time.

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