How to Describe K-Dramas to Friends and Critics (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

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Good morning! There’s nothing I’m excited about in currently airing shows, so I’m catching up on old stuff: watching King of High School Savvy for the first time (absurd but, boy, does it make me smile) and working on my Deep Thoughts about how to explain K-dramas to the non-fan crowd. Here are some of the … Read more

Discussion: Favorite K-Dramas?

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When regular reader Pranx recently challenged us to name our favorite K-dramas, I paused. Out of the ridiculous number of K-dramas I’ve watched, which ones really deserve to be favorites—and which ones are favorites just because I was in the right mood at the time? Even more troubling, what about all the great shows I haven’t … Read more

What’s with K-Drama Angst? (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

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The weather is beautiful today on the American East Coast, just like it was 14 years ago today. I was living in Brooklyn, then, working on a graduate degree in Middle East studies. September 11, 2001, was a long day for all of us living in New York, a long day for many around the … Read more

Best Summer Vacation K-Dramas

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Hi everyone! K-Drama Today has been having a summer vacation the past couple weeks, while I’m going through a busy period at work. Sorry about that! Because of work, I’m putting Hwajung uncaps on hold until late July. Then I’ll be back to kvetching about my second lead syndrome (choose In-Woo!) and the latest plot … Read more

5 Secrets of Korean Drama Kisses (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

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Updated, March 2015 Elements of K-Drama Style: Getting Deep about Screen Kissing— It’s easy to complain when television shows repeat familiar stuff, but repetition isn’t necessarily a bad thing: take the Korean drama kiss. When the central couple finally kiss in a K-drama, no one complains. We expect it, and if a romantic couple don’t … Read more

2014 Fan Favorites: Polling the Polls

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(Note: If you’re in the Philippines, I hope you’re staying dry and safe during the typhoon tonight!) Everyone agrees with my opinion, right? Or so I hope whenever I vote in year-end polls. I have a love/hate relationship with polls. I want to know what others think and I want them to know what I … Read more