It is a great time to be a Korean drama fan, Soompiers! There are more dramas, TV stations, producers, directors, and actors than ever before to deliver the content we love. Streaming sites like Viki bring Korean dramas to our personal devices and into our homes for some quality entertainment. Years ago the international audience didn’t have it as good as we do now, but boy have there been a slew of amazing dramas to keep our eyes, hearts, and minds fed. This summer, let’s pay homage to the last 10 years that brought dramas to where they are today.
Legendary K Dramas Characters That Were Meant To Be Played By Someone Else176 Articles
On June 13, a recent survey by Munhwa Ilbo revealed that the average age of actresses in currently airing K-dramas is 26.8 years.
The survey looked at six actresses in mini-series currently being broadcast across the three public broadcasting stations (KBS, MBC, and SBS). They found that youngest lead actress was Kim So Hyun (born 1999) in the MBC drama Ruler: Master of the Mask and the oldest actress was Lee Si Young (born 1982) in MBCs Lookout.
MBCs Ruler: Master of the Mask has reached its halfway point, and there are so many conflicts between characters that its a little hard to keep up. Lets take a look at a couple of these conflicts to keep an eye out for.
First, there is the relationship between the crown prince Lee Sun (played by Yoo Seung Ho), and Ga Eun (played by Kim So Hyun). They were forced to separate, and Ga Eun has hostile feelings towards the prince. She is seeking revenge after mistakenly thinking the prince is the one who got her father killed. The prince has yet to tell her the truth to clear his name.
The K-drama universe is evil. Why? Because once youve stepped into that world, there is no return. There is no escape. Your life will be forever subject to the madness within. I tried to escape once. . . it wasnt pretty. I attempted to watch a US show again, but I discovered that everything I once knew was ruined because I was so used to the structure and style of K-dramas. Im sure youll recognize quite a few of my struggles as you read below.
Lets start with the basics, shall we? The plot in a K-drama is like the perfect cupcake. Not too long, not too short. Mainly, this is due to the fact that there are usually only 16-20 episodes. Each episode is around an hour long, so time is an issue; but because each episode connects to the larger plotline, nothing is wasted. Once the plotline is finished, the show is over and you can feel satisfied.
The mysterious identity and past of Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang) will be revealed in Lookout.
In episodes 17 and 18, Cho Su Ji (Lee Si Young) and Kim Eun Joong (Kim Tae Hoon) notice something suspicious about Jang Do Han and set out to investigate into his past.
So far, Jang Do Han has spurred the curiosity of viewers as he masterminded the Lookout team to get revenge against corrupted prosecutor Yoon Seung Ro.