Congrats to the NJttW members and production team for getting off to a great start with the teasers and Eps 1-5! ㅋㅋㅋ because as most people know (at least the non-delusional ones), there’s somewhat of a distinction between ‘General Public’ vs. ‘Fandom’ view counts/netizen comments:
VIEW COUNTS = General Public Interest vs. Fandom Clicks
NETIZEN COMMENTS = Public Response vs. Fandom Spamming
Innovating with the delivery of digital contents for variety programs, New Journey to the West (NJttW) can only be viewed online on NaverTVcast (and China’s QQ site). As opposed to the traditional variety program model of TV broadcast platform and uploading video clips afterward on an online portal site.
As such, the important traditional agb Nielsen TV ratings is not applicable to NJttW. Thus, video view count has been deemed as the primary barometer of positive response and success, per Na PD at the press conference.
Airens haven’t traditionally translated netizen comments associated with Seunggi’s articles because… well honestly, they’ve always been pretty positive lol. But mainly because we haven’t really looked to that kind of thing as the defining source of Seunggi’s success or popularity.
However, since NJttW episodes are being solely delivered online, I’ll try to translate/post Netizen comments for the NaverTVcast videos.
Read English translation…
2015.08.25 – NJttW Teaser 1
Lee Seunggi, Monk Xuanzang Who Takes Hold of Monster Hyungs?
BEST comments (top thumbs up)
English: LSGfan via NaverTVcast
[+6557, -523] Looks like it’s gonna be funㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[+4889, -398] Looks like it’s Lee Seunggi – Monk Xuanzang, Kang Hodong – Zhu Bajie, Eun Jiwon – Sha Wujing, Lee Sugeun – Sun Wukong ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Anticipating
[+4119, -312] Has a fresh feel. We can just laugh hehehe
[+3556, -405] Looks totally fun!!!!!! kkul-jaem (hilarious)!!!!! Daebak!!!! ㅋ
[+3474, -299] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Without expecting anything, bust out laughing just watching the teaser~~ Wanna see it quickly~~!!!! And Lee Seunggi is too cute~~
[+2787, -238] Looks fun. Good that everyone looks happy. Will be waiting for September 4.
[+2145, -241] Daebak looks like it’ll be fun~
[+1805, -203] Daebak kkul-jaem smell~^^
[+1671, -210] Funㅋ Need broadcast asap….
[+1523, -292] Seunggi oppa so handsome♡♡♡
[+571, -60] Looks funㅋㅋㅋ So Lee Seunggi is Xuanzang Monk.. Would’ve been great if broadcast on tv too..
[+515, -68] Looks fun. Lee Seunggi is cute. Hoping for NJttW success
[+495, -78] Oh~ I’ll have to show my dad. Looks like it’ll be fun. Seunggi oppa fighting!!!
[+438, -63] Looks like fun..ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
[+437, -60] Looks to be fun.. Anticipating Anticipating..