Tag Archives: drama themes

Identity Issues: I (Don’t) Wanna be you!

Soul swapping,  cross dressing or otherwise disguisng-pretending to be someone to deceive others are fairly popular themes  in Asian mini soaps. They problematise the question of identity inasmuch the subject deconstructs himself/herself by adopting a new coating layer. A variant … Continue reading

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We are Family: Looking for Lost Family Members

Theme showing the struggles of finding and trying to reconnect with family members who were lost to us, orphaned children, children abandoned who want to find the truth about their origins. INDEX: 

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Imposing Family Members

Slightly related to the theme of evil relative inasmuch as imposing family members tend to be seen as meddlesome and ununderstanding, wanting to force their own mind on the young ones.  However, their intentions are not always bad, they often … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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We Are Family: Dealing with the Death of a Family Member

When they are good, they often do not last long enough. We may not always meet them on screen, sometimes they remain in the background, but they often serve as a plot device for changing the characters or their priorities … Continue reading

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