Google PH announces ‘Crash Landing on You,’ Hyun Bin as top-searched K-drama, personality in 2020

Google’s annual “Year in Search” is finally out and according to the company’s headquarters in the Philippines, Crash Landing on You (CLOY), as well as its lead actor Hyun Bin, has turned up as the most-Googled Korean drama and personality in the country this year.

During their online thanksgiving party on December 10, Google Philippines revealed two main categories called Top-Searched Korean Dramas and Top-Searched Korean Personalities that capture how often the Filipino K-drama community took their interest in Hallyu (Korean wave) to the search engine throughout 2020.

Ranked as the 2020 top-searched K-drama and television show, Crash Landing on You tells the you-and-me-against-all-odds love story between Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin, Something in the Rain), a South Korean CEO of her own fashion company, and Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin, Memories of the Alhambra), a captain in the North Korean Special Police Force. The 16-episode series had its worldwide release via Netflix from December 14, 2019 to February 16, 2020 and instantly became a multigenerational hit among Filipino viewers.

Naturally, CLOY leading man Hyun Bin rose as the top-searched Korean celebrity on Google PH this year. With his brave yet adorably shy character in the series, Hyun Bin easily made many fans swoon over his handsome face and overflowing charisma. He became incredibly famous that he got signed up for commercials and fashion campaigns by known brands in the Philippines even after the run of the series.

Meanwhile, check out below the dramas and personalities that also made it to Google PH’s top-searched lists.

Google Philippines Top-searched Korean Dramas in 2020

  1. Crash Landing on You
  2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  3. Start-Up
  4. Itaewon Class
  5. The World of the Married
  6. Backstreet Rookie
  7. The King: Eternal Monarch
  8. Hi Bye, Mama!
  9. Record of Youth
  10. Hospital Playlist

Google Philippines Top-Searched Korean Personalities in 2020

  1. Hyun Bin
  2. Kim Soo-hyun
  3. Kaachi
  4. Kim Go-eun
  5. Aespa
  6. Jun Ji-hyun
  7. Son Ye-jin
  8. So Ji-sub
  9. Han So-hee
  10. Jo Eun-jung

Overall, K-drama content also dominated Google Philippine’s Top-Searched Television Shows and Series list this year:

  1. Crash Landing on You
  2. Money Heist
  3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
  4. Start-Up
  5. Itaewon Class
  6. The World of the Married
  7. Girl from Nowhere
  8. Backstreet Rookie
  9. Prison Break
  10. The King: Eternal Monarch

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Aurora Bae

Aurora Bae is a news and feature writer for Kdramapal. She first fell in love with Kdramas by watching Winter Sonata as a kid but it wasn’t until Secret Garden that she became an official fan. Now, she spends more time watching Kdramas in her home in Cebu and Kdramapal provides her a platform to write about them as a means of living. How cool is that? And oh, she obviously loves the northern lights too! | email: [email protected]

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