SEOUL – It’s been over 7 months since the release of Daily Dose of Sunshine, the heartwarming Korean drama that charmed viewers on Netflix earlier this year. But despite critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase, the show’s renewal for a second season remains in limbo.
Netflix has yet to make an official announcement regarding Daily Dose of Sunshine’s future, leaving fans anxious for news. The streaming giant is typically very selective regarding renewals of Korean content, weighing factors like viewership and production costs.
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Daily Dose of Sunshine originated as a popular Kakao webtoon before being adapted into a live-action drama led by director Lee Jae Goo of All of Us Are Dead fame. Praised for its emotional authenticity and portrayal of nursing life, the show garnered modest but steady ratings.
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While not a breakout hit, Daily Dose of Sunshine earned a loyal following for its empathy-driven narrative. Much rests on whether Netflix deems its viewership sufficient to warrant further investment.
As K-dramas often have self-contained stories, renewals are less common compared to American series. Fans cling to hope, however, pointing to the show’s positive critical reception.
For now, the fate of a second season remains uncertain. Barring an official renewal, the first season of Daily Dose of Sunshine may be the beginning and end of this poignant story. Yet its central message of resilience continues to resonate.