Tag Archives: kdrama

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.

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We are family: Supportive Family Members

These dramas focus on the good, supportive family relationships, where the family members are willing to go to any lengths to support their family and or individual members of their family.  More to come in future installments of the theme. … Continue reading

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Teachers and Us: Relationship with Teachers in or outside Classroom

Dramas exploring the relationship  teacher vs student(s)  but not necessarily in the school setting. Includes also interns and disciples and similar relations.  More to be added in the next installment of this theme

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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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Lessons from Dramas – Drama Theme Overview (2)

More overview of  themes fromAsian Drama Land.

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Some Common Themes – An Overview (1)

A story depends on schematas. The more common the schemata, the easier identifiable a story becomes…and perhaps more watachable as it offers pleasure rather than challenge. Here are some of the recognizable themes in Asian TV series.

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Welcome to my Dramaland

I am interested in studying themes cropping up in Asain soap operas -tv series, popularly referred to as dramas. Let me invite you on  this journey with me. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. There is a … Continue reading

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