Married couple Arrie Adi Nugraha (left) and Arien Karina watch the ending of the Korean drama The World of the Married. K-dramas were already popular in Indonesia, but lockdowns have seen even more people become addicted to them. Photo: Agoes RudiantoMarried couple Arrie Adi Nugraha (left) and Arien Karina watch the ending of the Korean drama The World of the Married. K-dramas were already popular in Indonesia, but lockdowns have seen even more people become addicted to them. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
Married couple Arrie Adi Nugraha (left) and Arien Karina watch the ending of the Korean drama The World of the Married. K-dramas were already popular in Indonesia, but lockdowns have seen even more people become addicted to them. Photo: Agoes Rudianto

From The World of the Married to Crash Landing on You, why Indonesians have fallen for Korean dramas – sometimes too much

  • Indonesians have increasingly turned to already popular K-dramas for relief from coronavirus-enforced isolation, as well as from the country’s own shows
  • A storyline about infidelity in one series hit too close to home for some in the conservative Muslim-majority nation
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Married couple Arrie Adi Nugraha (left) and Arien Karina watch the ending of the Korean drama The World of the Married. K-dramas were already popular in Indonesia, but lockdowns have seen even more people become addicted to them. Photo: Agoes RudiantoMarried couple Arrie Adi Nugraha (left) and Arien Karina watch the ending of the Korean drama The World of the Married. K-dramas were already popular in Indonesia, but lockdowns have seen even more people become addicted to them. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
Married couple Arrie Adi Nugraha (left) and Arien Karina watch the ending of the Korean drama The World of the Married. K-dramas were already popular in Indonesia, but lockdowns have seen even more people become addicted to them. Photo: Agoes Rudianto
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