I recently got into Korean dramas because I wanted to find out for myself what the hype really is all about. Romance fiction interests me greatly because I believe it’s amiss in the real world, at least not as pronounced as it is in fiction.
There are so many to choose from. And the titles? too funny. What the hell is, My Girlfriend Was A Nightingale Fox? Boys Over Flowers? Its Okay To Not Be Okay?
K-dramas are becoming more popular by the minute, and it is my honest opinion that all of you who watch it fanatically are weird. Here are 10 things I noticed as a consistent pattern with all the Korean dramas I watched:
- The girls are usually dumb
I don’t know how you people do it. Is there any heroine in a K-drama that is not mentally deficient? No, really. I watched ‘It’s Okay To Not Be Okay‘ because the female lead was supposed to be a badass according to reviews but alas, she was just a psychopath. All the girls in K-dramas swoon at the slightest provocation. What is wrong with them all? They also tend to be incredibly submissive and I mean sexually.
- The boys are even worse
They always take years to figure out that the girl who plays their love interest likes them. And when they eventually figure out they like them in return, it’s always a hug first. I saw this in one clip I was watching and I burst out laughing uncontrollably. Korean Dramas please now. They’ll now both go home and replay the hug in their heads one million times. The man will smile and ruffle his hair and the woman will be in her house smiling at her pillow and hitting her head asking herself why she likes him so much. What I just described is not lunacy to you avid watchers?
- The meet cute
I give it to K-dramas for this. I think only Bollywood possibly does it better.
A meet cute is a scene where the two leads in a romantic movie meet. You know how in a typical Hollywood rom-com, the girl drops her books “by accident” and the guy picks them up and then they stare into their souls and connect? Yeah that’s it. But Korean dramas do it so much better. It’s almost always an argument at first or a disagreement, or just even a glance but the power in that? I think I love that. You can judge me all you want.
- The fashion
No because, nobody does it better. Koreans know how to put an outfit together. I am not going to lie, I watch K-dramas for fashion now. The suits those men wear, I-. The shoes, dresses, the jewelry? inject it!
Lee Min Ho can wear a lacy blouse over straight pants with hard leather shoes and the fit will be both rakish and delicate. I don’t know how they do it so effortlessly.
- Beauty standards
I respect K-dramas because they are not like the rest of the world. They have their own standards of beauty, and who am I to judge? These people live to rival Dracula’s skin. They adore pale skin. You are also considered to be absolutely beautiful if you are really slim bodied. I’ve never seen a thick woman in a K-drama, have you?
- Past life
In K-dramas, all the couples have met in a previous world before their current world. It’s infuriating. And they didn’t just know each other then too, surprise, surprise, they were also in love. If it was not a past life, it’s when they were kids, and yes you guessed right, they also loved each other then.
- The love triangles
I don’t think I’ve seen a Korean movie where the girl wasn’t coveted by two other men. Sometimes, it’s even brothers that are in love with the same girl. Other times, it’s two other women in love with one mumu boy too!
- Crying.. all the time
Oh my God. Koreans created their own dictionary, erased the word emotion and inserted crying.
Dad cries, mom cries, children cry, everybody cries. Someone gets angry, he cries. Someone gets happy, she cries. You want to know the funniest part about these unnecessary emotions all the time? No tears at all. Picture a baby about to cry; that look on their face? That’s exactly how it is in K-dramas, but with no tears accompanied with all crying and wailing.
- Prolonged intimacy
Korean dramas can leave the first kiss till the last episode. It’s hugs and hand holding or nothing.