K-Netz Tease Netflix Over Snubbed of Giant K-Dramas — ‘Still Salty As Ever’

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 Netflix, the streaming giant renowned for its vast collection of international content, finds itself under the scrutiny of netizens once again.

This time, the spotlight is on its recent social media activity, sparking speculation that the company may still be ruing missed opportunities with two highly anticipated K-Dramas.

In the ever-expanding realm of Korean entertainment, Netflix has established itself as a go-to platform for fans worldwide.

However, recent developments have left some questioning the streaming service’s decision-making process, particularly regarding the acquisition of certain K-Dramas.

Two notable productions, “Lovely Runner” and “Twinkling Watermelon,” have caught the attention of avid K-Drama enthusiasts.

Lovely Runner
Lovely Runner (Photo : Instagram)
Twinkling Watermelon
Twinkling Watermelon (Photo : Instagram)

Despite generating considerable buzz within the community, both series found homes elsewhere, leaving Netflix on the sidelines.

“Twinkling Watermelon,” a captivating sci-fi drama, captured hearts with its enchanting narrative of time travel and friendship.

Starring Ryeo Un and Choi Hyun Wook, the series resonated deeply with viewers, yet Netflix opted not to secure distribution rights, allowing rival platform Rakuten Viki to claim the spotlight.

Similarly, “Lovely Runner,” adapted from the popular webcomic “Tomorrow’s Best,” enchanted audiences with its romantic-comedy elements and stellar cast.

Featuring Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon in leading roles, the series offered a unique twist on the time-slip genre, garnering praise from critics and fans alike.

Once again, Netflix missed the opportunity, as Rakuten Viki swooped in to secure the rights.

The aftermath of these decisions has been palpable on social media platforms, with netizens expressing their disappointment and frustration towards Netflix.

Comment sections flooded with remarks highlighting the streaming giant’s apparent oversight, prompting discussions on what could have been.

Netflix
Netflix (Photo : Instagram)

 Netflix’s attempts to divert attention with unrelated K-Drama content have only added fuel to the fire.

Netflix
Netflix (Photo : Instagram)

 A recent post featuring performance clips from various series failed to escape scrutiny, as netizens pointed out the absence of iconic bands from “Twinkling Watermelon” and “Lovely Runner.”

Despite the streaming service’s efforts to maintain a positive image, it appears that the lingering regret over missed opportunities continues to haunt Netflix.

As netizens continue to jest and speculate, only time will tell if the company will learn from its past oversights or face further backlash in the fiercely competitive world of K-Drama distribution.