Tag Archives: jdrama
Romance Tropes: Love triangles (1)
“…because a triangle is not a geometrical figure but a romance prerequisite! ” So this man X is pining for girl Y, who is the sister of man R, who is the brother of a friend of X….and he also … Continue reading
Romance Tropes: Love Contract (1)
Love Contract : Let’s pretend to be together..and see where that leads us This theme in general bases on the idea of two vastly different people forced to team up together in one way or another and ending up falling … Continue reading
Rich man, poor woman, or a rich woman and poor man? Is RMPW just another typical romance tropes drama?
The hottest romcommy story from Japan this season…you either love it to extreme or hate it and drop it..These are a few points about the drama that I thought are worth debating, as even though the drama overall heavily relies … Continue reading
overcoming barriers and limitations: Considerable Age Difference in a couple.
These dramas focus on or feature romances with considerable age difference, in two variants: older man-younger woman and lately very frequently older woman-younger man. More to come in future installments of the theme.
Bladey’s Drama Picks in 2012
The first half of 2012 drama season nears its end with the ending of the hottest and most popular drama this summer- the Bridal Mask. These are the dramas that I think have become somewhat indicative of the trends in … Continue reading
Strange and Mysterious Things: Creatures from another world.
Those otherworldly creatures – in dramas. Ghosts, legendary creatures, magic users etc. More to come in future installments of the theme. ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THEMES
Character Types: The Naive Hero(ine)
As it happens, a lot of dramas may feature a clumsy, more or less silly, naive but good-hearted character who makes all sorts of silly mistakes, is submissive, stupid but strong, is characterised by the noble idiot syndrome, is warm-hearted … Continue reading
Things that Drama Characters never learn #1
This one is applicable especially to saeguks. Communication is vital. Learn to Communicate important things BEFORE the things you suspect happen will happen…Rather than blame Fate afterwards. So many things could be avoided if people stopped being taciturn and did … Continue reading
Healing Themes: Doctors Practising Medicine
Dramas which have doctors as protagonists, set both in the hospital and not, modern and historical. More to come in future installments of the theme.