The 25 Most Popular Korean Entertainment Topics At The End Of 2022, Based On Wikipedia

There have been a lot of huge K-Dramas lately!

With K-Pop and Korean entertainment becoming more popular worldwide, there are countless Wikipedia articles on various topics related to them, from individual idols and K-Pop groups to K-Dramas, actors, and athletes, and everything in between. Using WikiProject Korea, it’s easy to see which topics are trending among netizens based on how many views different articles are earning over a period of time.

Here are the 25 most-viewed Wikipedia pages related to Korean entertainment for the entire month of December 2022!

25. Jung So Min

In December, this article received 142.2k total views (averaging about 4.6k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jung So Min is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 2010 with a supporting role in the television series Bad Guy. She is known for her leading role in her 2010 TV series Playful Kiss, the Korean adaptation of the popular manga Itazura na Kiss. Jung is also known for her roles in the television series My Father Is StrangeBecause This Is My First LifeThe Smile Has Left Your EyesSoul Mechanic, and Alchemy of Souls, as well as the film Twenty.”

24. Running Man

In December, this article received 148.8k total views (averaging about 4.8k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Running Man is a South Korean variety show, formerly part of SBS’ Good Sunday lineup. Running Man was originally classified as an ‘urban action variety’; a genre of variety shows in an urban environment. The MCs and guests were to complete missions at a landmark to win the race. The show has since shifted to a more familiar reality-variety show concept focused on games.”

23. Jin (BTS)

In December, this article received 155.8k total views (averaging about 5.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Seokjin, also known professionally as Jin, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of the South Korean boy band BTS since June 2013. Kim has co-written and released three solo tracks with BTS: “Awake” (2016), “Epiphany” (2018), and “Moon” (2020), all of which have charted on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart.”

22. Song Hye Kyo

In December, this article received 156.9k total views (averaging about 5.1k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Song Hye Kyo is a South Korean actress. She gained international popularity through her leading roles in the television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Encounter (2018), Now, We Are Breaking Up (2021) and The Glory (2022).”

21. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

In December, this article received 162.2k total views (averaging about 5.2k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area is a Korean television series and second series in the Money Heist franchise, based on the original Spanish series. The Korean series directed by Kim Hong-sun and written by Ryu Yong-jae, is an original Netflix series, starring Yoo Ji TaeYunjin KimPark Hae SooJeon Jong Seo, Lee Hyun WooLee Won Jong, and Park Myung Hoon. It depicts a hostage crisis situation set in a unified Korean Peninsula, involving a genius strategist and people with different personalities and abilities.”

20. Revenge of Others

In December, this article received 166.7k total views (averaging about 5.4k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Revenge of Others is a South Korean streaming television series starring Shin Ye Eun and Lomon. The series depicts a teen revenge thriller when Chan-mi, who searches for the truth about her twin brother’s death, and Soo-heon, who starts revenge against an unfair world, get caught up in a shocking incident that shook her life.”

19. KARA

In December, this article received 169.1k total views (averaging about 5.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“KARA is a South Korean pop girl group formed by DSP Media in 2007. The group’s final lineup was composed of GyuriSeungyeonHara and Youngji. Members Nicole and Jiyoung officially departed from the group in 2014, but rejoined the group for their 15th anniversary in 2022, while ex-member Sunghee left in 2008.”

18. Lee Jong Suk

In December, this article received 170.7k total views (averaging about 5.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Lee Jong Suk is a South Korean actor and model. He debuted in 2005 as a runway model, becoming the youngest male model ever to participate in Seoul Fashion Week. Lee’s breakthrough role was in School 2013 (2012). He is also well known for his roles in I Can Hear Your Voice (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), Pinocchio (2014), W (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019), and Big Mouth (2022).”

17. Parasite

In December, this article received 170.7k total views (averaging about 5.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Parasite is a 2019 South Korean black comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho, who co-wrote the screenplay with Han Jin-won and co-produced the film. The film, starring Song Kang HoLee Sun KyunCho Yeo JeongChoi Woo ShikPark So DamJang Hye JinPark Myung Hoon, and Lee Jung Eun, follows a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family and infiltrate their household by posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals.”

16. Squid Game

In December, this article received 171.2k total views (averaging about 5.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Squid Game is a South Korean survival drama television series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk for Netflix. Its cast includes Lee Jung JaePark Hae SooWi Ha JoonHoyeon JungO Yeong SuHeo Sung TaeAnupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo Ryoung. The series revolves around a secret contest where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial hardship, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a ₩45.6 billion.”

15. Lee Jae Wook

In December, this article received 172.9k total views (averaging about 5.6k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Lee Jae Wook is a South Korean actor and model. He made his acting debut in the science fiction thriller Memories of the Alhambra (2018–2019) and gained popularity after starring in the office romance Search: WWW (2019). This project was quickly followed by a big screen debut in the war film The Battle of Jangsari (2019), and appearances in the school series Extraordinary You (2019) and melodrama When The Weather Is Fine (2020).”

14. Decision to Leave

In December, this article received 175.8k total views (averaging about 5.7k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Decision to Leave is a 2022 South Korean romantic mystery film produced, co-written and directed by Park Chan-wook. It stars Tang Wei and Park Hae Il.

13. Jackson Wang (GOT7)

In December, this article received 178.8k total views (averaging about 5.8k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jackson Wang is a Chinese rapper, singer, dancer, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director. He is the founder of record label Team Wang and is the creative director and lead designer for fashion brand Team Wang Design. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Wang initially gained widespread recognition after joining JYP Entertainment’s K-Pop boy group, GOT7, in 2014.”

12. Under the Queen’s Umbrella

In December, this article received 188.4k total views (averaging about 6.1k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Under the Queen’s Umbrella is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Kim Hye SooKim Hae Sook, and Choi Won Young. Set in a fictional period within the Joseon dynasty, the series deals with the top 1% education method to make the troublemaker princes, who cause nuisance for the royal family, into proper princes.”

11. Lookism

In December, this article received 192.5k total views (averaging about 6.2k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Lookism is a South Korean webtoon written and illustrated by Park Tae-joon. The webtoon was first published weekly on Naver Webtoon in November 2014. Its story revolves around a high-school student who can switch between two bodies: one fat and ugly, and the other fit and handsome. A Korean animated series adaptation by Studio Mir was released globally on Netflix in December 2022.”

10. BLACKPINK

In December, this article received 215.1k total views (averaging about 6.9k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“BLACKPINK is a South Korean girl group formed by YG Entertainment, consisting of members Jisoo, JennieRosé, and Lisa. The group debuted in August 2016 with their single album Square One, which featured “Whistle” and “Boombayah”, their first number-one entries on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart and the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, respectively.”

9. Go Yoon Jung

In December, this article received 224.2k total views (averaging about 7.2k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Go Yoon Jung is a South Korean model and actress signed under MAA. She made her acting debut in the television series He Is Psychometric (2019) and gained recognition for her supporting role in the Netflix series Sweet Home (2020). She is also known for her works in television dramas Law School (2021) and Alchemy of Souls (2022), as well as the film Hunt (2022).”

8. Jungkook (BTS)

In December, this article received 249.1k total views (averaging about 8.0k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Jeon Jungkook, known mononymously as Jungkook, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is the youngest member and vocalist of the South Korean boy band BTS.”

7. Song Joong Ki

In December, this article received 250.7k total views (averaging about 8.1k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Song Joong Ki is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man (2010–2011) as one of the original cast members. Since then, he has played a diverse spectrum of roles in the television series The Innocent Man (2012), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Vincenzo (2021), and Reborn Rich (2022), as well as the hit films A Werewolf Boy (2012), The Battleship Island (2017), and Space Sweepers (2021).”

6. V (BTS)

In December, this article received 258.1k total views (averaging about 8.3k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Kim Taehyung, also known professionally as V, is a South Korean singer and songwriter. He is a member of the South Korean boy band BTS.”

5. Cho Gue Sung

In December, this article received 295.1k total views (averaging about 9.5k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Cho Gue Sung is a South Korean footballer who plays as forward for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and the South Korea national team.”

4. BTS

In December, this article received 430.5k total views (averaging about 13.9k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a South Korean boy band that was formed in 2010 and debuted in 2013 under BigHit Entertainment. The septet—consisting of members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook—co-writes and co-produces much of their own output. Originally a hip-hop group, their musical style has since evolved to incorporate a wider range of genres.”

3. Alchemy of Souls

In December, this article received 470.4k total views (averaging about 15.2k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Alchemy of Souls is a South Korean television series starring Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min, Go Youn Jung, and Hwang Minhyun. Written by the Hong sisters, it depicts the stories of young mages dealing with heaven and earth.”

2. Son Heung Min

In December, this article received 475.4k total views (averaging about 15.3k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

“Son Heung Min is a South Korean professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and captains the South Korea national team. Considered one of the best forwards in the world and one of the greatest Asian footballers of all time, he is known for his explosive speed, finishing, two-footedness and ability to link play.”

1. Reborn Rich

In December, this article received 680.0k total views (averaging about 21.9k views per day). Here is what it opens up with:

Reborn Rich is a 2022 South Korean television series adapted from the original web novel of the same name, starring Song Joong Ki, Lee Sung Min, and Shin Hyun Been. Reborn Rich received audience acclaim, with its final episode recording 26.9% nationwide ratings, the second highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history in both viewership ratings and number of viewers.”