“Together with Me” (Thai Series Review)

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Note to my beloved subscribers: I’ve felt let down by the K-dramas I’ve watched recently. But I do have one recommendation just in time for Valentine’s Day—”Together with Me,” a new Thai drama (or lakorn, since “T-drama” was taken by Taiwanese drama). If you have suggestions who should play these leads in a Korean remake, … Read more

Editing the K-drama Part 2 of 2 (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

I wrote in part 1 about video editing—how Korean TV tends to use relatively lengthy scenes and shots. This is one reason K-dramas sometimes recall Hollywood movies of the thirties and forties. (K-dramas also resemble Asian movies, but non-Asians like me are usually struck first by the resemblance to old Hollywood flicks.) But I felt … Read more

Perfect K-Dramas for Men: Why They Don’t Exist

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My brother-in-law recently had his first encounter with a K-drama. And it was a certain rom com about a woman weightlifter. I want to share his reaction with you. But first, a question that haunts many K-drama fans—and every K-drama producer looking for a big ratings hit: What are good K-dramas for men? Now and … Read more

Editing the K-drama Part 1 of 2 (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

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The first time I watched a K-drama, something just felt different. Besides obvious stuff like the language and culture, there is something else, a difference in the rhythm of the shows. A rhythm that draws us into the everyday lives of the characters and leaves us refreshed afterwards. This is partly because the K-drama style … Read more

2016 K-dramas (Six-Word Reviews)

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I’m grateful to everyone who reads this blog. To all my readers: Happy Valentine’s Day! Also, Happy V-Day to everyone who put in the time and effort to make some amazing 2016 K-dramas. I love you! 사랑해요! When I finish watching an interesting show, I want to write a full essay, but I usually don’t have … Read more