What Are The Most Popular Movies, TV And People In South Korea For 2016? Google Knows.

Descendants of the Sun, Yoochun, Tzuyu and more were one of the most searched terms of 2016 so far! 

Recently, Google Korea released the most searched terms on their site for the first half of 2016 and divided them into four categories: General, People, Television and Overall.

Descendants of the Sun and The Handmaiden were one of the most searched terms on the Overall category proving the popularity of the two projects. For People, there was a mix of idol grop members and actors with their respective scandals and fame included.

TWICE’s Tzuyu and Yoochun appeared on the searches with their recent controversy, while Song Joong Ki and Seolhyun were in the list for their sudden popularity from their respective projects.

Other terms included in the top rankings were Reply 1988, Produce 101, Show Me The Money 5 and more.


  1. Descendants of the Sun
  2. Overwatch
  3. The Handmaiden
  4. Song Joong-Ki
  5. Zootopia
  6. Reply 1988
  7. Produce 101
  8. Inside Men
  9. Lee Sedol
  10. Deadpool


  1. AlphaGo
  2. Netflix
  3. Filibuster
  4. Megalian
  5. Brexit
  6. Zika virus
  7. 더불어민주당
  8. Party of the People
  9. Terrorism Act
  10. Buttercups Gag


  1. Song Joong-Ki
  2. Lee Sedol
  3. Ha Hyun-Woo
  4. Park Yoochun
  5. TWICE
  6. Chou Tzuyu
  7. Lee El
  8. Park Bogum
  9. Seolhyun
  10. Yang Jungwon


  1. Descendants of the Sun
  2. Reply 1988
  3. Produce 101
  4. Signal
  5. Cheese in the Trap
  6. Another Oh Haeyoung
  7. Knowing Bros
  8. Six Flying Dragons
  9. Game of Thrones
  10. Show Me The Money 5


  1. The Handmaiden
  2. Zootopia
  3. Inside Men
  4. Deadpool
  5. The Wailing
  6. A Violent Prosecutor
  7. Our Times
  8. Civil War
  9. The Himalayas
  10. Kung Fu Panda 3
Image: Google Korea / Platum
Image: Google Korea / Platum

Source: Platum