Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1
Why do dramas do that? Korean television dramas aren't just for Korea anymore—their popularity has exploded across the globe, picking up rabid followings and spawning addictions worldwide. Maybe it's the glossy production value or the fast-paced, addictive storytelling of dramas like Boys Over... show more
Why do dramas do that?
Korean television dramas aren't just for Korea anymore—their popularity has exploded across the globe, picking up rabid followings and spawning addictions worldwide. Maybe it's the glossy production value or the fast-paced, addictive storytelling of dramas like Boys Over Flowers, Coffee Prince, or Secret Garden. Maybe it's the family bonds that pluck the heartstrings, or it's the pathos of a hard-won love that rings true with its universality.
Yet for all the universal themes at play, inevitably things will get lost in translation. Like why heroines always get swindled out of house and home, or why heroes will fight tooth and nail to win their beloveds, only to send them away "for their own good." Or perhaps it's the language itself that doesn't quite clear the cultural gap—why does nobody call each other by name? Why is everyone always encouraging each other to go "fighting"?
The authors created the wildly popular blog Dramabeans.com to explore these questions and more, where they deconstruct Korean dramas and pop culture on a daily basis. They take their trademark irreverence to Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1, where they answer those questions and explore the most common tropes that arise from drama to drama. A must-read for anybody who's ever fallen headlong into a drama addiction, puzzled over a story turn, or wondered, "Why do dramas do that?"
Publish date: September 30th 2013
Publisher: Dimension Four LLC
Pages no: 97
Edition language: English
Short and to the point, the first part of Why Do Dramas Do That? is a fun overview of the wide expanse of Korean dramas. From culture specific terms/honorifics to common filming locations to the overuse of clichés, the two authors do their best to explain the cultural norms and expectations that mig...
This informative book is written eloquently with good humour, wit and intelligence. The themes and concepts are explored thoroughly. Highly recommended not just for the Korean drama fan but fan of drama, romance and TV. The book is short but that is reflected in the price. I'm looking forward to ...
Well, it wasn't what I was expecting (not all of it), but I still had fun reading through this little "guide" for K-dramas. Some sections I kind of hoped would have been a little bit longer with some more examples from dramaland, but we take what we get, right? Still, it was just as entertaining ...