We’re not saying the two events are directly connected, but it’s still a strange coincidence that a brand new Korean series revolving around characters with superpowers has arrived on Netflix Strong girl Nam-soon comes hot on the heels of the Disney Plus sensation Moving.
The latter broke records as the country’s most-watched series on both the Mouse House’s home platform and Hulu, with Netflix’s latest offbeat K-drama debuting just over 24 hours later Moving added “Awards Season Sensation” to his long list of accolades.
In the case of Strong girl Nam-soonit appears six years after its predecessor Strong girl Bong-soon, with the titular heroine returning home to search for her parents after disappearing in Mongolia as a child. There she meets her relatives before three generations of the uniquely equipped clan become embroiled in a citywide drug investigation closely monitored by local law enforcement.
The two-day premiere on local channel JTBC just happened last Saturday and Sunday, so Netflix wasted no time in making the most of its distribution deal Strong girl Nam-soon to make it available to subscribers as quickly as possible, which makes sense given that Korea has long been a hotbed of hugely popular episodic content.
Will it stand out from the crowd and reach the top of the most viewed charts? We’ll find out in 24 hours, but based on its origins and appealing concept alone, it would be foolish to rule out making an immediate splash.