Thursday, July 5, 2018

Google's top Korea searches for 1st half of 2018

Google has released their top 20 searches in Korea for the 1st half of 2018. Here's the list real quick.

Top Google searches in Korea, 1st half of 2018. Image: Google

  1. 미세먼지 - Fine dust. Apparently this was ranked #12 last year. Shows how nasty it was this year. 
  2. 신과 함께 - Along with the Gods. Extremely popular movie based on a webtoon. Interesting premise where a guy dies and gets assigned an afterlife lawyer to argue his case. Featured adorable Kim Hyang-gi who I still remember from Queen's Classroom. Feels weird seeing her grown up. I'm getting old. 
  3. 하트시그널 시즌2 - Heart Signal season 2. No idea what this is. Looks like Korean version of Celebrity Big Brother. 
  4. 블랙 팬서 - Black Panther (movie)
  5. NBA
  6. 나 혼자 산다 - I Live Alone. Reality TV show.
  7. 조민기 - Jo/Cho Min-ki. Actor who committed suicide from fallout of #metoo. Left behind a star-wannabe daughter too. Also see here and here.
  8. 외모지상주의 - Lookism. Very popular webtoon that makes this list all the time. 
  9. 평창 동계올림픽 - PyeongChang Olympics. Man I totally forgot that even happened. 
  10. 토르: 라그나로크 - Thor Ragnarok
  11. 윤식당2 - Yoon's Kitchen season 2. Reality celeb cooking show where they open up a K food place. 
  12. 곤지암 - Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum. Korean horror movie set in, you guessed it, a haunted asylum. My opinion? 0% scary. Or teens these days confuse "weird" with "scary." Pretty sure it's a real place you could (not supposed to) visit for urban exploring. 
  13. 안희정 - Ahn Heejung. Politician and governor caught in the #metoo snare. Interesting case for the highlight of gender issues.
  14. 나의 아저씨 - My Mister. Drama with IU 
  15. 일곱 개의 대죄 - Seven Deadly Sins. Some kind of Japanese comic I guess. 
  16. 가상화폐 - Virtual/Cryptocurrencies 
  17. 어벤져스: 인피니티 워 - Avengers Infinity War
  18. 카카오 배틀그라운드 - Kakao Battleground. Super popular game. I hadn't realized it was Kakao that's publishing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds here
  19. 야생의 땅: 듀랑고 - Durango: Wild Lands. Game by Nexon. 
  20. 천애명월도 - Moonlight Blade. Game by Nexon. 

See their post here:
Google 한국 블로그: 2018년 상반기에 가장 인기 있었던 검색어는 무엇일까요?

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