Post by BungalowDweller on Jan 28, 2005 0:26:34 GMT -5
I do wish in some situations, however, that someone would just give the other person a hug. They seem so distant and lonely at times.
I agree. I wonder how realistic this is? What makes this program so remarkable is the unabashedly Romantic tone. In an era when people speak of "hooking up" or being in a "relationship', these characters eloquently portray what genuine relationship is all about. I'm thrilled to see that authentic romance is still a draw.
Many years ago (when I was younger and more foolish than I am now)my Grandmother told me that,"When you marry, you marry the whole family." I couldn't quite understand it back then but I do now and truer words were never spoken. The family can bless a romantic relationship or kill it. I am looking forward to seeing how the families resolve their conflicts almost as much as I want Joon to get the girl!
Very interesting thread. So I assume the writer of "will and grace" put in the comment about watching korean dramas as an inside joke. I mean, if I were watching this I wouldn't get the humor unless i knew anything about the popularity of korean soaps among gays. Which begs the question, " Are korean soaps popular among gays?"
I also agree that there is a certain relationship between the culture and what gets shown on TV. You should also compare korean soaps to hispanic ones in which the culture also traditionally revolves around conservative/family values. But I think hispanic soaps use american ones as a standard. And I've never really saw a hispanic soap before other than remembering my korean grandma liking it even though she couldn't understand a word.
I also heard and read articles from japanese commentors saying that k-dramas are much more similar to j-drama of the 50's and 60's. That is why so many japanese WLS fans are women in their 30s to 60s.