The Darker Side of Korean Drama Industry
Are you a fan of Korean dramas? Read this article/opinion on Donga.com. It’s an “eye-opener”. I specially love this part:
“Korean dramas love secrets of one’s birth, affairs, losing one’s memory, a good girl winning against a bad girl, Cinderella-like characters, incurable diseases, and conflicts between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. Without these seven topics, they are left with nothing.”
I still watch Korean dramas, but I don’t watch every drama shown on TV. I’ve become more discriminating and historical dramas are my current favorites. I don’t like watching the same stories with different actors over and over again.
My husband said that screenwriters in Korea are paid almost as much as the actors in a drama. I wish the writers of my favorite US dramas enjoy the same. They deserve it.