Park Seo Joon's popularity is going up and up in China with the success of the tvN drama 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim'.
On July 12, Park Seo Joon overcame BTS and ranked #1 on Weibo's Hallyu chart. In addition, 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim' and the phrase 'Secretary Kim Finally Kissed' topped Weibo's real-time search; proving the drama's immense popularity in China.
MBC drama 'She Was Pretty' from 2015 starring Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum has also gained great attention in China. Ever since then, Chinese viewers had their eyes on Park Seo Joon and his popularity escalated even more with the success of his latest drama. Chinese media outlets Tencent, Sina, and more are also publishing numerous headlines about the trending actor.
Regarding Park Seo Joon's skyrocketing popularity, an insider commented, "Chinese netizens, who have fallen in love with Park Seo Joon's romantic and funny charms, have also fallen for 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim' - leading to a great synergy." The insider continued, "Chinese netizens that are rewatching Park Seo Joon's productions have significantly increased. They are also exchanging reviews on social media, referring to him as 'Young Joon oppa', or 'Vice Chairman'."
Korean netizens believe Park Seo Joon is following the footsteps of Song Joong Ki, who shot to Hallyu stardom following the huge success of 'Descendants of the Sun'.
Meanwhile, 'What's Wrong With Secretary Kim' starring Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young have been topping Wed-Thursday dramas. The latest episode aired on July 11 recorded 8.4% in viewer ratings.