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Inspired by the original Anti-Kpop thread.
Reasons to hate K-dramas:>female characters lack depth and growth>crappy acting from idols and top actors alike>terrible sense of humor, too many toilet jokes>romanticizes domestic abuse and dating violence>characters don't act realistically, cringy kissing scenes>exaggerated emotions, cliche scenarios, predictable plot>production environment is very poor, often making headlines in newspapers >overacting and overused tropes, i.e. girl falling in love with the chaebol asshole
And let's not forget about Jang Ja-yeon's case:>In the seven-page letter, written a week before her death, the star of Boys Over Flowers, South Korea's most avidly watched soap opera, chronicled the sexual and other favours she was expected to extend to progress in the cutthroat "Korean Wave" of TV and film.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/apr/01/south-korea-entertaiment-jang-jayeon
Thread to discuss K-drama in general and why you love/hate it.
The humor in kdramas is truly the least funny thing on the plant. Do Koreans actually laugh at that shit? >>245698
Kdramas are even worse than kpop imo, it's just as flawed but unlike kpop, Koreans hold their garbage actors and actresses up as a paragon of talent and beauty.
One thing I fucking hate is their direction - something dramatic happened? Better show the same thing over and over and fucking over from different angles! They drag shit out for ages both within a scene and in the overall plot, it'll take the whole series for an awkward kiss to happen. That blue balling worked on me for the first couple of series I watched, I was hooked because I needed to see the couple get together, but once the initial novelty wore off it was just painful.
>>245703>something dramatic happened? Better show the same thing over and over and fucking over from different angles!
Kinda related but the constant flashbacks are painful. I know budgets are tight but maybe don't drag the episode over an hour long and you wouldn't have to reuse footage all the time?
It's even worse when kdramas go over the hour timeslot, like look at Answer Me 19whateverthefuck and their 2 hour episode. No TV show needs to be over 45-55 minutes, why hasn't Korea figured that out yet.
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why is every korean star plastic as fuck?
i used to think this guy was handsome
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why is she talking like a toddler
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Is Korea running out of ideas? Everything is a remake these days.>>246032
I wanted to like it but it's boring as fuck.
You forgot the nosebleeds.
nosebleeds=death in kdramas.
thank you that just made my day
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That's true, but she's obviously had a lot of work done. Losing weight won't give you double eyelids and a higher nose bridge
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This same scene is on Youtube and every comment there was made by some teenager girl who probably never had a bf saying they're 'relationship goals'.
Kdrama truly is cancer.
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So the KCSC doesn't have a problem with this but has a problem with gay kissing being shown? Plus knives and cigarettes have to be blurred in kdramas. Not surprising when an ugly rapist is the star of this year's highest rated drama
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LJS looks like a pig
jung hae in is qt tho
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Has anyone else here watched Misaeng? What are your thoughts?
Personally, it's one of the only K-dramas I mostly enjoyed watching. It's not amazing but I like how it addressed some problems in South Korean culture like it competitive nature and gender discrimination. It was a hit in South Korea and I'm glad that it was. I remembered that lots of K-drama fans didn't care for it because it didn't have some contrived romance between the male main character and one of the female main characters lmao
Huh, I thought it was really popular with international fans. The plot isn't terribly unique, pretty much every jdorama has the same exact storyline, but I'm still glad it was popular. I feel like more mature dramas have been made after its success and less and less pathetic chaebol/candy tripe is making it to TV.
There's a similar drama called Awl tha was tthankfully waaaay more critical and less forgiving of Korea's awful working practices. Misaeng could be too naive at times.
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I can feel the bad acting just from this pic
SM is so shameless, they push their idols into acting when they clearly have zero talent
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It's because they're so painfully fixated on always looking cute/pretty.
You'll never see any of them (no matter what age or gender) pulling an 'ugly' face…
https://www.koreaboo.com/buzz/insider-claims-huge-dating-news-will-leaked-soon/>On a recent airing of KBS‘ Morning Forum, celebrity reporter Baek Hyun Joo shared that the news of a new celebrity couple will soon be revealed!>Through her observations, she was able to determine that a new celebrity couple will soon be revealed!
Idk if this is true but I agree with knetz, it'll probably be:
So Ye Jin x Jung Hae In
Gong Yoo x Jung Yoo Mi
So Ye Jin x So Ji Sub
One of the EXO members
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I remember watching Suzy on While You Were Sleeping and thinking 'welp that was one the fakest crying scenes I've ever seen'. She had just discovered her mom had died for god's sake
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Look at this mess kek
>TV: 'The Great Seducer' exits at 2.2%
>[+1,614, -110] So this is what she skipped out on North Korea for? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
>[+1,215, -30] The most boring + worst acting in historyhttp://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com.br/2018/05/tv-great-seducer-exits-at-22.html?m=1
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Jung Hae In fucked up big time, I doubt his career is going to recover from this. I always thought he had a fake smile for some reason
>[+1,903, -227] He's like a male fox
I agree, there's something suspicious about him, he must be a douchebag behind the sceneshttp://netizenbuzz.blogspot.com.br/2018/05/jung-hae-in-criticized-for-standing.html?m=1
I don't disagree with your point, but the drama in the picture is a bad example, tbh. Her boyfriend was literally portrayed as an abusive creep who later imprisoned her in his apartment when she tried to break up. I don't think anyone thought he was romantic.
This drama's actually pretty good, it tackles a lot of real life issues that others avoid, like domestic abuse, homosexuality, sugaring, etc.
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>Actor Seo Kang Joon recently filmed a scene for Are You Human? where he aggressively hit Gong Seung Yeon‘s character in the head.
>Viewers who saw the scene felt disturbed as netizens began criticizing the scene’s violence.
>The backlash became worse when it was revealed that the director insisted that Seo Kang Joon hit Gong Seung Yeon for real, claiming anything else would look too fake.
>Seo Kang Joon revealed during an interview that he hesitated for a while, but the director insisted that they try it for real once.
>But it didn’t happen just once. Gong Seung Yeon revealed that they had to retake the scene multiple times that her ear began to hurt.
Seriously what the fuck??? https://www.koreaboo.com/buzz/netizens-criticize-seo-kang-jun-assaulting-gong-seung-yeon-human/https://pann-choa.blogspot.com/2018/06/enter-talk-seo-kangjoons-new-dramas.html?m=1
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i'm sorry but pic related made me laugh. that poor actress though…
the korean shooting system is downright insane, i thought they would have moved past this sort of shit by now.
>filming and editing may even take place on the same day the episode is being aired
>Kwon Sang-woo complained that he had been shooting the last episode of the drama “King of Ambition” up until 30 minutes before it was aired.
>Joo-won, said that in his recent hit drama, “Yong-pal”, he might need to continue filming without sleep for six days and get IV shots between scenes to boost his energy.https://koreancultureblog.com/2016/10/03/k-drama-series-live-shoot-system/
Multiple actresses also talked about getting hit by directors for not doing well enough.
It angers me how glorified K-dramas are by foreign fans. With the shit they pull, they don't even deserve to get called a 2nd world country…
>>257275>continue filming without sleep for six days and get IV shots between scenes to boost his energy
lol korean celebs and their constant lies in order to appear like they are so hardworking to their brain dead audience
no sleep for six days? lol ok
The world record for not sleeping is 11 days, but others already died after that.
All of this seems so strange to me, there I'm from people do their best to appear as if it didn't take them any effort, downplay everything in order to seem humble and talented without having to try hard. If you don't manage to finish filming until shortly before it's aired, doesn't that indicate that you're simply not good enough…?
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Some of it's bragging because of Korea's messed up culture, but kdrama production and sets are hell on earth
>The most noticeable problems were the glaring glitches that marred the broadcast: audio cut in and out, sometimes repeating, editing was choppy, and an error screen with color bars was sent up halfway through.http://www.dramabeans.com/2011/03/sign-apologizes-for-glitchy-finale-promises-a-do-over/
>On Wednesday, local media reported that a staff member of the drama had fallen from a height of more than three meters while setting up a chandelier at the set in the early hours of Sunday morning. He is said to have broken his spine and pelvic bone in the fall and was transferred to the hospital unconscious. http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20171227000565
>Because of unregulated script changes and tight shooting schedules, actors are almost continuously on standby, and have no time to leave the set or sleep properly. The Korean media have a separate word to describe irregular, short sleeps that actors resort to, in often uncomfortable positions, or within the set: jjok-jam (쪽잠), or "side-sleeping"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_drama#Production
>Almost a year that they’ve been delaying payment to its cast.http://www.dramabeans.com/2017/04/actors-remain-unpaid-for-mbcs-night-light-and-kbss-master-god-of-noodle/
>Lee Seung Gi damaged his cornea during “You’re All Surrounded.”>Actress Moon Geun Young was struck in the face from falling camera equipment on the set of “Goddess Of Fire, Jung-Yi.”>Ha Ji Won reportedly slipped herself an IV drip in between takes of “Secret Garden.” >Park Hae Jin was hospitalized after shooting “Bad Guys” for six days straight.https://www.soompi.com/2015/02/04/safety-on-set-why-are-there-so-many-accidents-in-k-dramas/
>While filming The Scholar Who Walks The Night, lead actor Lee Joon Ki suffered a fractured nose. While his co-star, Lee Yu Bi, suffered a very major herniated lumbar disc. https://aminoapps.com/c/k-drama/page/blog/accidents-on-drama-sets/eYms_3uXvqjkr1lz0GEXKBLmQQD1xkR