‘My Name’ ranks fourth on global streaming chart

Lee Sooyeon

                  Netflix’s new series “My Name” has ranked fourth on a global streaming chart, following Netflix sensation “Squid Game,” the U.S. series “YOU,” and “Maid,” according to the streaming analytics platform <FlixPatrol>, Sunday.

                  The action crime series, which premiered on the platform Friday, topped the daily streaming chart in Korea on the day of release and ranked second in five other countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The series has ranked among the top 10 on charts of daily streaming rankings in various countries, including fifth in Mexico and New Zealand, and sixth in the U.S. and Turkey.

                  Directed by Kim Jin-min, who led Netflix’s hit crime series “Extracurricular,” the female-centric series revolves around a revenge-driven woman named Ji-woo (Han So-hee). After witnessing her father’s murder, she follows in his path and becomes a member of the criminal gang he was part of. His father’s closest friend and gang boss Moo-jin (Park Hee-soon) supports her course of action to infiltrate the law enforcement agency related to the murder by impersonating a cop under the alias, Oh Hye-jin. Going undercover in the narcotics team, she searches for the truth while working as a partner with the detective Pil-do (Ahn Bo-hyun).

                The series is written by Kim Ba-da, who wrote the 2012 action series, “Hero.” Following the “Squid Game” boom, “My Name” is surging in popularity. Some experts see this as a K-Wave in the Streaming contents industry.

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