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‘Descendants of the Sun’ going viral in North America

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Updated : March 23 2016

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(KBS)

The KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun,” hit the North American continent, following its explosive popularity in Korea and China.

The American video streaming website Viki-- the only provider of the drama in the region -- reported on Wednesday that the it has topped the list of most viewed videos out of more than 50 other dramas aired.

“Descendants of the Sun” is currently open to the public with subtitles in over thirty languages available, often translated by users of Viki themselves.

Despite the fact that the videos are only provided to those who pay a monthly fee of $3.99, it has been going viral, even leading to a huge increase in commercial users.

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(Screenshot from Viki)

By Kim Ji-young (christinekim@heraldcorp.com)

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