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YesAsia 2022 Bestsellers - TV Dramas
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The below rankings are based on sales of television/drama releases on YesAsia.com from January 1 to December 31, 2022.
Published January 9, 2023
TOP 10 TV DRAMAS (OVERALL)
|1. Semantic Error||2. Bad Buddy||3. We Best Love||4. HIStory3: Trapped||5. My Beautiful Man|
|6. Not Me||7 (tie). HIStory3: Make Our Days Count||7 (tie). HIStory2||9. Goblin||10. My Love Mix-Up!|
CHINESE TV BESTSELLERSThe top four Chinese TV dramas of 2022 were the same as 2021's, but with a slight shuffle in the order. The 2021 Taiwan BL hit We Best Love starring Sam Lin and YU grabbed the top spot, followed by three installments of the ever-popular HIStory BL series. Be Loved in House: I Do, another Taiwan BL drama from 2021, came in eighth. Nirvana in Fire and Stained also continued to chart. New entries include the Hailu Hakka-language Taiwan period series Gold Leaf and Mainland costume dramas Joy of Life and Word of Honor.
|1. We Best Love||2. HIStory3: Trapped||3 (tie). HIStory3: Make Our Days Count||3 (tie). HIStory2||5 (tie). Nirvana in Fire|
|5 (tie). Stained||7. Joy of Life||8. Be Loved in House: I Do||9. Gold Leaf||10. Word of Honor|
KOREAN TV BESTSELLERSWith precious few Korean series getting English-subtitled video releases these days, the top ten K-Dramas of 2022 were all older titles with the exception of Semantic Error. The sensational Korean BL series starring Park Seo Ham and Park Jae Chan was the top-selling TV drama of the year. Goblin, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? stayed in the top ten for the sixth consecutive year.
|1. Semantic Error||2. Goblin||3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||4 (tie). What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?||4 (tie). Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo|
|6. Where Stars Land||7 (tie). Scholars Who Walk the Night||7 (tie). It's Okay, That's Love||7 (tie). The Legend of the Blue Sea||7 (tie). Another Oh Hae Young|
JAPANESE TV BESTSELLERSBL series occupy over half of the top ten Japanese dramas of 2022. My Beautiful Man starring Hagiwara Riku and Yagi Yusei was not only#1 in Japanese dramas but also #5 overall. It's followed by the Johnny's-led high school BL romance My Love Mix-Up! which also made the overall top ten. 2021's top seller Cherry Magic! stayed on the chart at #4, along with other BL series Old Fashion Cupcake, Minato's Laundromat and Mr. Unlucky Has No Choice But to Kiss as well as the BL-ish Kei x Yaku. Hagiwara Riku's presence in a supporting role likely helped to lift the NHK BS Premium drama Lion no Oyatsu to the top ten.
|1. My Beautiful Man||2. My Love Mix-Up!||3. Old Fashion Cupcake||4. Cherry Magic!||5. Minato's Laundromat|
|6. Mr. Unlucky Has No Choice but to Kiss||7. Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo||8 (tie). Kei x Yaku||8 (tie). Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo Special Making||8 (tie). Lion no Oyatsu|
OTHER ASIA TV BESTSELLERSIt's almost all BL across the board for Other Asia TV dramas which cover titles from Southeast Asia. The popular and acclaimed BL series Bad Buddy starring Ohm and Nanon was the top-selling Thai drama of 2022, and it followed very closely behind Semantic Error for second place overall. There are five more GMMTV dramas in the top ten: Not Me, A Tale of Thousand Stars, Fish Upon the Sky, Still 2gether and F4 Thailand, the only non-BL entry on the list. Don't Say No and the still-charting TharnType round out the Thai BL hits. The two seasons of Philippines BL web series Gameboys, which got Japan Blu-ray releases, both made the top five.
|1. Bad Buddy||2. Not Me||3. Don't Say No||4. A Tale of Thousand Stars||5 (tie). Gameboy Season 1|
|5 (tie). Gameboys Season 2||7. Fish Upon the Sky||8 (tie). F4 Thailand||8 (tie). TharnType||8 (tie). Still 2gether|
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Published January 9, 2023
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