On February 20th, the hashtags #OneYearWithVincenzo and #Vincenzo went viral online to celebrate one of the most outstanding and popular Korean dramas of all time, Vincenzo (2021).
Starring Song Joong-ki and Jeon Yeo-been, it premiered on February 20, 2021 and ended on May 2, 2021, attaining its highest nationwide viewership rating of 14.6%. The series also made it to the list of highest-rated dramas on cable TV and tvN’s history.
Globally, it’s one of the most watched and popular Korean shows on Netflix in 2021 alongside Squid Game and Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.
According to the 2021 streaming analysis data from Flix Patrol, Vincenzo ranked 2nd place among the most watched Korean titles and 15th place among TV shows on Netflix’s global charts, acquiring a total viewing score of 20,307 points.
So far, Vincenzo has received the following awards:
- “Top Excellence Korean Drama” at the 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards
- “Drama of the Year” at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards
- “Special Award for Foreign Drama” at the 2021 Tokyo Drama Awards
- “Best Drama Series” at the 2021 Asian Television Awards
- “Top Excellence Korean Actor” for Song Joong-ki at the 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards
- “Actor of the Year” for Song Joong-ki at the 2021 Brand of the Year Awards
- “Best Artist Award” for Jeon Yeo-been at the 2021 Asia Artist Awards
The screenwriter, Park Jae-bum, also received recognition for “Presidential Commendation” at the 2021 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards. While Director Kim Hee-won was recognized at the 2021 Korea Content Awards for “Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation”.
With all these accolades, recognition, and popularity, fans of Vincenzo express delight and gratitude to the whole cast and crew for creating such a masterpiece. Here are some messages from fans on Twitter:
Synopsis: During a visit to his motherland, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer gives a conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with a side of justice.
Genre: Dark comedy, Crime, Drama
No of episodes: 20
Starring: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taec-yeon, Kim Yeo-jin and Kwak Dong-yeon
Written by: Park Jae-bum
Directed by: Kim Hee-won
Date: February 20 – May 2, 2021
Network: TVN and Netflix