The much-awaited Netflix Korean show Castaway Diva has gotten its Netflix release very recently. The Korean drama has been produced by tvN Network, Park Eun Bin is the main character.
The show is on track to win the hearts of the audience with its inspiring tale about a girl who is not going to give up on her dreams. This much-awaited show was released on Netflix in late October.
Park Eun Bin is making her comeback after a remarkable performance in Extraordinary Attorney Woo. The choices of her scripts have been intriguing from the start, and in Castaway Diva, she is seen as a singer and dreams of becoming a diva one day.
In an interview, she mentioned that while reading the script of the show, the emotions that she felt made her get into the show. She added that the script moved her a lot, and she was compelled to work in the show.
But her journey is not easy as she will see many challenges along the way. We also see Cha Hak Yeon and Cha Jong Hyeop who have been liked by the K-drama audience. Definitely check out the show if you like Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
When was the show premiered?
Before the release, Netflix took to Instagram to reveal the release date of the show, which was set to release on 28 October.
The show was announced with a teaser trailer. The caption said Queen Eun Bin is coming back as an aspiring singer. Will she follow her dream of becoming a diva after being stranded for 15 years on an island?
Naturally, the core fans of the Korean drama could not hold back after looking at this teaser. Many of the fans praised Park for the selection of scripts and roles after her impactful role in Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
What is the show about?
Castaway Diva is a rom-com about a girl who dreams of becoming a famous singer, with aspirations of becoming and getting regarded as a K-pop idol. Seo Mok Ha, played by Park Eun Bin, wins a UCC competition and goes to Seoul for an audition.
But suddenly, everything changes for her. Call it fate or bad luck, and she gets stranded on an isolated island for 15 years because of an accident. You will know what actually happened when you watch the show.
The drama shows how Seo Mok navigates through her life on a stranded island after being rescued and how she stands tall over all the difficulties she faces and finally returns to the music space, which is very different from what it was 15 years ago.
Early Viewership of the show
As per Nielsen Korea, the first episode of the show got the top position in its time category across other cable channels, with an avg. of 3.2% viewership nationwide. The initial viewer comments are also in.
One viewer commented that the first episode was a total wild ride and was totally different from her expectations. The color grading and the beach scenes were bright, but because of the dark tone of the episode, the overall vibe was somber.
Another viewer said that she was happy to see queen Park Eun-bin make her return on screen. She did not know what to expect from Castaway Diva other than the brilliance of Park Eun-bin, of course, because the premise looked a bit cramped.
A third viewer added that Castaway Diva was one of the most anticipated shows, and nothing comes close to it. The premise of the whole drama is unique, and with Park Hye Ryun at the base, surely it will be a well-written show.
The cast of the show
The Netflix Korean Drama has a star-packed cast with everyone’s favorite Park. Other than her, the cast includes Kim Hyo Jin, seen in The Taste of Money, and Kim Joo Hun, seen in Big Mouth. Chae Jong Hyeop, seen in Unlock My Boss, and Cha Hak Yeon, seen in Joseon Attorney.
Other than these famous faces, the show is organized by a South Korean screenwriter, Park Hye Ryun. She became famous for her work in Start-up, Pinnochio, and Page Turner.
The first four episodes of Castaway Diva are already streaming on Netflix from 21 October. You can see the release schedule of each episode and follow it for the latest releases.
As of now, only the people who have active Netflix subscriptions can enjoy the episodes as they are released. So to check out this Korean drama and others like it, you can log in via the official website or Netflix app.
From there, you can select any of the three plans that they offer. The three subscription plans are a standard Plan With adverts at $6.99/month, a standard plan without any adverts at $15.49/month, and lastly, a premium plan without any adverts at $19.99/month.
Episode Schedule and Release Time
The Castaway Diva will have a total of 12 episodes. New episodes will be released on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:20 PM KST and will have an average runtime of 45 minutes to 1 hour.
For a detailed release day of each episode, you can check it out below.
- Episode 1: Saturday, October 28, 2023
- Episode 2: Sunday, October 29, 2023
- Episode 3: Saturday, November 04, 2023
- Episode 4: Sunday, November 05, 2023
- Episode 5: Saturday, November 11, 2023
- Episode 6: Sunday, November 12, 2023
- Episode 7: Saturday, November 18, 2023
- Episode 8: Sunday, November 19, 2023
- Episode 9: Saturday, November 25, 2023
- Episode 10: Sunday, November 26, 2023
- Episode 11: Sunday, November 26, 2023
- Episode 12: Sunday, December 03, 2023