MBN’s weekly drama “Graceful Family” gains huge popularity overseas

2019.09.02 16:01:19

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“Graceful Family,” a new weekly drama series on Maeil Broadcasting Network (MBN), a general programming cable TV channel in South Korea, is gaining huge popularity overseas amid the booming K-drama industry.

The mystery melodrama – which premiered on August 21 and is broadcast on Wednesdays and Thursdays – has been sold to eight countries and is being simulcast in four countries.

Graceful Family, starring actress Im Soo-hyang and actor Lee Jang-woo, centers on an heiress of a large conglomerate who lost her mother to murder 15 years ago and an ordinary but tenacious lawyer, who together uncovers the truth behind the murder case.

The drama is highly applauded for not only the performance of actors and actresses but also the script and production.

Demonstrating its popularity, Graceful Family has been sold to broadcasters in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, and North and South America. The drama is also being simulcast on Southeast Asian pay TV channel, K-Plus TV, in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines, and on an over the top service platform in Taiwan.

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Graceful Family is also being broadcast on an online platform in North and South America, gaining large viewership and fandom.

Graceful Family, meanwhile, is also widely seen in Korea. According to Content Power Index rankings announced by CJ ENM, the entertainment unit of Korean conglomerate CJ Group, Graceful Family ranked as the fourth-most influential program in the fourth week of August. It also made its name as the eighth-most talked drama in a survey conducted by Gooddata Corporation.

According to its production company Samhwa Networks, Graceful Family received much attention from overseas channels even before its first telecast last month, and as a result, has been sold to eight countries, is being simulcast in four countries, and played on overseas online channels.

By Park Chang-young and Lee Eun-joo

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