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

“Lie to Me” (Series Review)

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One of the things Korean television does very well is romantic comedy. While the rom-com genre dies a slow, painful death in the U.S., it’s thriving in Korea, and “Lie to Me” (2011) is a pretty typical example. It’s entertaining to watch and completely forgettable once the credits roll. Sometimes, this might be exactly what you’re … Read more

“Coffee Prince” (Series Review)

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Why is Coffee Prince responsible for drawing in so many new K-drama fans? It’s not like this 17-episode series from 2007 is flawless. Nor is it typical. Its character-driven plot and naturalistic style set it apart from most K-dramas. But it has so much quiet charm that it’s a touchstone for overseas fans of Korean television. … Read more