Tag Archives: themes
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
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:
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
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
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
More overview of themes fromAsian Drama Land.
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.