We are family: That Evil Bastard

One of the frequent themes in these tv series is a thoroughly exaggerated presentation of family members. They are portrayed as excessively greedy, rotten to the core, even bent on doing harm, stopping at nothing out of jealousy,  greediness and materialism. The theme acquires new dimension for instance when we look at how buisnesswomen mothers  tend to be portayed as witches.  Elsewhere, family members are shown as completely selfish and overcontrolling. The theme is prominent in, but not limited to, revenge dramas- someone’s parents killed someone elses parents, and that someone else is consequently seeking revenge. other forms of evil relatives emerge becaise of misconceived rivalry. This applies predominantly to modern dramas. In sageuks, that often has to be often understood through the implications of private political interests at stake.


  • Secret garden
  • Boys before flowers
  • Hana Yori Dango
  • Can you Hear my Heart
  • Cain and Abel
  • Bad Guy
  • Nagareboshi
  • The Princess Man
    However, do note that the ending will shed a slightly different light and add some other dimension to this perspective.
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