Brought to you by Subway. (Just kidding. I think every K-drama watcher has had enough Subway PPLs to last many lifetimes.)
Everyone else: Ooo! This is about to get dramatic, angsty, and deep — and if teas going to be spilled, I. Am. Ready.
You, a K-drama binger: Like what kind? Theres rom-com dramas, historical dramas, melodramas — there are so many types!
As demonstrated by the lovely Jun Ji Hyun.
Drama is usually used to describe a type of genre in western shows, but in K-dramaland, its used just like the word show.
Everyone else: I cant believe the next season will be out in two years! WHY?!
You, a K-drama binger: Welp. I guess thats over. Im not sure what I should do with my life now.
A season of a show/drama means something different in Korea. Rarely do K-dramas get a second season, and often times, its not a continuation of the original story, but a spin-off. And also a nice (or slightly painful) thing about K-dramas is that most are 16-24 episodes. It makes for easier and faster binging, but of course, a speedier end. *sobs*
Everyone else: Nothing special. The couples are ALWAYS making out.
You, a K-drama binger: Please dont open your eyes. Please dont open your eyes.
K-dramas are known for their awkward deer-in-the-headlight kiss scenes — but well take what we can get! Kiss scenes can be hard to come by, especially if our main couple becomes an actual couple in the last episode, so its better than nothing right?
Everyone else: Haha, that Lexus is totally product placement. But it looks like a pretty sick ride.
You, a K-drama binger: Subway. Subway. Subway. I see it everywhere. In my dreams. In my dramas. EVERYWHERE.
Product placement is not unique to western TV shows and movies, but its taken to another level in K-dramas — with good reason. Take Jun Ji Hyuns lipstick, for example, when she was in My Love From the Star — which completely sold out.
The amount of power she wields is a little bit frightening and a whole lot of awesome.
No K-drama is safe from product placements — unless its a historical drama. Even then, Im sure, Subway will eventually find a way.
Everyone else: Theyre a bit annoying sometimes, covering up the screen, but helpful, I guess, if the actors are muttering.
You, a K-drama binger: Without these I am nothing. Absolutely nothing.
The struggles of watching something not in your language is so real.
Heres to more late nights binging K-dramas! Aja!
mayme22’s favorite Bible verses at the moment are Psalm 8:3-4.