Playlist is a YouTube based web drama production company. Established in 2017, they hit is big with their first web drama called Love Playlist, which was a success. Currently boasting 2.51M subscribers on YouTube, they have gone onto produce more quality web dramas. Moreover, they have a sub-channel called Playlist Global where videos are supplied with English subtitles to accommodate international fans like us.
- Love Playlist
Playlist’s first web drama, “Love Playlist,” proves its continuous popularity with four seasons out on YouTube. This drama is about university students and their life as they transition from being in their early 20s to mid 20s. From dating and becoming a CC (Campus Couple), to being involved in club activities, to MTs, to struggling to balance time between part-time jobs and schoolwork, to concerns over the future, to men’s required military service, this drama details the ups and downs of university students as they engage in diverse interactions and shape their future.
“A-TEEN” is one of Playlist’s high teen dramas. The drama tells the stories of a group of high schoolers who transition from their teens to their twenties together. Moreover, viewers are able to grow with the characters and grow familiar with the different characteristics of each high schooler in the group.
- Just One Bite
An interesting combination of food and drama, “Just One Bite” details the typical image of best friends in Korea and their time spent together that involves going to mat-jip, or popular restaurants and cafes. This web drama focuses on the value of friendship and is especially perfect for those in their 20s.
- The Best Ending
“The Best Ending” is a web drama about couples in their 20s and 30s and their look towards marriage and the future. Depicting the difficult reality couples face, it explains the pressure they face to get married by others and the additional pressure of steep marriage expenses. Moreover, the drama focuses on one set of long-term couples and another set of short-term couples, adding variety to the plot.
- In Seoul
“In Seoul” highlights the pressure that Korean high school seniors face with their SAT test taking and scores, and the need to get into the top universities that are “in Seoul”. This drama focuses on three students who support and rely on each other during their last year as high schoolers. Full of realism, it is easy to relate to this drama.
Each web drama is produced to serve a range of ages. They produce content that reflect Korean society and are easy to empathize with. Moreover, many actors and actresses that have appeared in these web dramas are either rookies and unknown talent, a perfect platform for growth. Playlist understands this and ensures that it uses casting to help actors step into show biz.
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Written by Jessica Lee