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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

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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

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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.

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Journeying: Meeting Transcending Time

These dramas and films rely on the idea of time travel as as their  plot device and/or mechanics. There are a few which deal with reincarntation. They deal with meetings transcending time in a broad sense of the phrase. More … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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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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