[K-Drama] Damo : The Legendary Police Woman [2003]

Damo adalah salah satu drama Ha Ji Won yang paling mencuri perhatian. Di negeri asalnya pada tahun 2003, Damo menjadi fenomena. Pada saat penayangan perdana, website MBC langsung overload (server-nya down) gara-gara saking banyaknya orang yang menulis komentar tentang drama ini pada waktu yang hampir bersamaan. Para netizen Korea memecahkan rekor jutaan posting di hari perdana penayangan Damo, bahkan rekor itu belum terpecahkan hingga beberapa tahun.

Film ini tak hanya sukses di Korea dan Asia, tapi juga ditayangkan di Eropa dan Amerika. Leonard Norwitz di dvdbeaver.com memberi opini positif terhadap film ini:
Little did [MBC] know that on a hot night in July [2003], Korean TV Dramas would never be the same again. One of the first obvious consequences of the ‘wired’ culture in Korea was the changing attitudes towards Drama viewership and their importance vis-à-vis the role of the Internet. Whereas before producers would only look at the ratings, now legions of netizens would start writing, commenting, discussing about the shows, regardless of their popularity. You didn’t just have a bunch of numbers, but a collection of a thousand, ten thousand, sometimes a hundred thousand opinions. Was last night’s show good? Did the lead actress’ acting stink? . . . An amazing number of people got together, discussed about the Drama, went back to the spots and locations which left a lasting impression on them after watching the series. Yet, that was nothing compared to ‘Damo’. Within hours of the end of the show, the official website went down. No, it wasn’t the occasional server failure, it’s just that a few hundred thousand people tried to post at the same time, and the site’s message board was literally flooded with comments. Hundreds per hours, thousands per day. A few weeks after the show started airing, the message board hit the Million post mark, something which never, ever happened for anything shown on Korean TV. ‘Damo’ had become more than a simple TV Drama. It was a full fledged cultural phenomenon.

Kebetulan pas saya blog walking dan mampir di forum-forum, banyak banget yang menanyakan dimana bisa mendapatkan drama ini. DVD-nya udah ngga ada, dan kalau mau nonton memang harus online. Tapi syukurlah @ivageje upload dramanya hari ini, jadi yang belum nonton bisa download.

Intinya, drama ini recomended banget.

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