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How to know you're in a Korean Drama:

Updated on August 2, 2012

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1. You like someone, who likes someone else, who conveniently happens to like you. It's like a spider web of confusing love. And to make it worst, the person you like most likely will have romantic feelings for either a childhood sweet heart or a really, really older woman/man. How do you even compete with these two category?

2. The guy that likes you is handsome, charming, well educated, stable, rich, and he adores you to the core whole heartedly. But you will always choose the asshole. You must have stolen candy from a baby. Unfortunately for you, that baby was cupid. And now karma is a b***p.

3. It rains when you cry. At least you know farmers love you and as long as you still reside in that city, there's never going to be a drought season. Your country needs you. Plus, whenever you're sad, nothing helps drown away worries and sorrows better than hard on, pouring rain, right?

4. You will most likely walk in the pouring rain while crying. I don't know why but it's Korean physics that dark clouds follow people who cry. But what makes it extra amusing is your willingness to walk IN the rain instead of seeking shelter. A miserable person should always emphasize how miserable they are by walking slowly in the rain clutching their heart while sobbing uncontrollably. If you want to go down with a bang and add more dramatic effect, then get down on your knees in the middle of the sidewalk while doing all of the above.

5. You'll faint from a fever. Fevers always make people feel woozy, hyper-ventilate and faint right? This happens ALLLL the time. (Probably wasn't the best idea to be mourning in the rain on the side walk like a maniac now, is it? )

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6. You'll probably have a terminal illness or get into a car accident and have amnesia. But don't worry, even with your cancer and multiple tumors or the excess chemotherapy treatments, you'll still always keep your luxurious hair and smooth skin. Just dab on a little beige lipstick and slightly less concealer and you're good to go! Everyone looks this beautiful with cancer.

7. You'll meet and fall in love with a handsome, intelligent, well educated, sensitive, honest, loyal, devoted, and SINGLE man. Oh, and he's a Chaebol. Just for people who don't know what a Chaebol is. Well,... they make businessmen and entrepreneurs like Donald Trump look like sh!t in comparison. These men are so filthy rich with so many international enterprises that it may take a whole dozen other article to list their net worth and they can probably build another Dubai. And you'll be the lucky girl to win the heart of this one of a kind specimen. This is like winning 10 lottery tickets in one day and surviving the Titanic.



8. You run towards the airport in full on anxiety attack, searching frantically for your departing lover. This is your last chance to express your feelings to the one you love and you may never be able to see them again if you don't. You run through intersections and highways, steal a stranger's cars and nearly miss killing a dozen people on the way. And guess what? NO COPS! Sweet! Then you run frantically through the airport screaming, crying, and yelling your lover's name until you finally find them just as they are about to enter the forbidden gate. What a heck of timing you have there. ...I'm going to make a bold suggestion, but maybe next time, try using something called "a cellphone?"


9. You're really poor. Can't afford eggs kinda poor. ...And you have an Iphone/Samsung/android phone. It's amusing how you are struggling through life. barely able to afford rent or food. And during extreme cases, you are whoring around low status bars and districts, but for some miracle by the Korean gods, you have the most luminous hairstyles, really nice put together outfits, expensive handbag, watches, AND an android (most likely requires a data plan) phone.

10. As you walk out the door, you turn back with slight tears in your eyes, a generous, sincere smile spreads across your face, and your hair flips back perfectly. ...You're going to die. You know you're about to be killed off for the sake of mankind when you exit a scene with dramatically sad music and you get your last 5 seconds of limelight to bash in all the glorious beauty that is you. Enjoy it while you can cause your impending death is coming in the next scene. And if we all know Korean drama, it's going to be a really painful, dramatic death.

Oh yeah, this doesn't look nasty at all.
Oh yeah, this doesn't look nasty at all.

11. *(recently added)* BIG AGE GAPS. Love ain't no getting the way of love for Koreans. Newest dramas like "I love Italy/Lee Tae Ri" or "BIG" or " Flower boy ramen shop," all incorporate sick, put-you-to-jail-if-you-lived-in-North-America types of love. Now I'm not against age when it comes to love, but that big age difference should come AFTER, when the person is far more legal. Say pass 21? 22? Come on, humour me drama! Give me something pass high school students to help ease my mind that my little boy isn't losing his virginity to his 10-years-older home room teacher. If I ever live in Korea, I'm going to make sure I home school! Or actually, during old age, I would definitely go to Korea to look for suitors =p bwuahahah!

I would recommend watching "I love Italy/Lee Tae Ri" to see the big age gap in full blown light. The kid, who is 14 years old IN the drama, falls in love with a women 14 years his seniors. Yup, that makes her 28 years old, dating a 14 years old, kissing a 14 years old, dating a 14 years old. This would get you put in the gutters where I come from, but hey, that's just North America right?

This is why you should home school your little boy in Korea
This is why you should home school your little boy in Korea

There you have it folks. Just in case one day any of these things or ALL of these things start happening to you, then most likely you're being followed by a film crew and director from Korea meddling with your fate and destiny. This is how you can tell you're in a Korean Drama. :)

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      dana 17 months ago

      in the third point, does anyone know what's the title of the drama when a man used suit in the rain? sorry for my bad english

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      Lady Jen Palven 4 years ago from Philippines

      I love korean drama..I super like your photo Perfect Match..Why are Koreans so HOT!darn..:p

      Great Hub by the way :)

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      febriedethan 5 years ago from Indonesia

      Hi Loveme..it' s so hilarious , add it with :

      - shower brooding hehe..when main actor specially with great choco-abs feels depress and need to think.

      - soju, soju, and soju. Hangout with colleagues, friends after working hours. It a must in K-Drama :)

      - karaoke scene.

      - jimjilbang or sauna scene.

      - skinny main actress with big appetite who will finish 5 or 6 kind of dishes within minutes.

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      Big, NO 5 years ago

      It's not an "age difference" issue but adult~child intermingling being portrayed or wrapped up in the "pretty". Let's keep it straight shall we and not mix what is being communicated by these execs.

      Pedophilia pretty and approved is not a first but the international audience is collaborating by buying into it. There is definitely a market because international fans are clamoring for this immoral/illegal behavior (at least in the US it is viewed as such). My gender is letting me down as the relationships portrayed in these dramas are nothing to rave about. This must be why porn is addictive AND destructive in relationships. Tsk. Tsk.

      I guess I’m not enamored but skeptical by what my eyes see when it comes to kdramas.....I wonder what secret or embarrassing organizations some members of the entertainment industry execs are active in. Then again, since they are building the SK "brand", I guess it can be overlooked by the nation.

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      Hi big, thanks for the comment and opinion. I don't get it either. It's actually quite popular in Korea for older women to date younger men. It's actually a big thing in Korea, and I'm not against this, but it has to be in good proportion. If I had a son and he was 14 years old, dating a 28 year old, I'd have a problem with that. a 14 year old still has the mentality of a child and should explore relationships with females with similar, not-yet-matured, mindset.

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      Big, NO 5 years ago

      I have not watched ANY of those SK drams with this theme because I do not approve nor know what the agenda is. Do these corporate execs want to have sex with children is that it? The more I see about SK, the more curious (and not in a good way) I become.

      Perhaps they are pushing to be the next international gateway for man-child sex to be allowed with all the PS being done there to enhance and improve things that nature did not give....Sad. Parents are allowing themselves to be used by corporate execs and calling a nation to follow.

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      Big, No - thanks for reading. Yeah, they're pushing it to the extremes these days. have you seen I love italy /tae ri? lol the picture above looks sooo wrong.

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      Big, NO 5 years ago

      I have to agree on the minors in love with adults theme SK has been celebrating in the dramas of late. Wrong on too many levels....

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      Deb - try

      "scent of a women = leukemia" or

      "big = unconscious/leukemia" or

      "dr jin = breast cancer, baby giving death, accident, leukemia, widespread academic, this series as ALL the sicknesses." And it also shows it in the grossest format possible too.

      "Best love/The greatest love = heart condition"

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      thanks for reading guys! i just recently added number 11 =) check it out

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Awesome! Hilarious!

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!1

      Whew, my sides are hurting. Going to get some bulgogi. This was funny, and am glad Epi shared it. HAAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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      deb 5 years ago

      I agree, i just got into korean dramas and have mostly watched recent ones...maybe 9 or more at this point (holy crap) and I've yet to encounter anyone being diagnosed with cancer or any potentially deadly illness. I remember hearing that it happened all the time. I gues the writers caught on that people were sick of it hehe....

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      thank u thank u! why yes. Im new to hub. it's only been one week so im excited to be joining the online blogging community. please take me under ur wings and show me the ways of the ninjas =)

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....often with satire, clever wit and tongue in cheek writing lies the truth - and you have scored so highly here on all counts - can't say I am too familiar with Korean drama - lol - but I am a big film buff and there are some seriously brilliant world class Korean filmmakers.

      Love your writing here once again and I will promote you so happily and with pride at my FB group Let's just talk cinema or music and also at the Hubpages group and on the FB group, Creative writing , ...... we need to get your name out there and please be my guest and comment on some of my buddy's hubs like Martie Coetser, Amy Becherer, Lucky Cats, A.A. Zavala and Lord de Cross ...... lake erie time 1:49pm

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      amnesia is still ever so popular in ktown

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      oh I still am. These days they are a little more inventive. Not terminal illness but still some sort of illness. the terminal illnesses are still around tho lol "scent of a women." "big" "dr jin"

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      Viel 5 years ago

      If you've been watching a lot of dramas these past few years, then you'll know that the 'terminal illness' thing doesn't happen a lot in dramas now... It might be true ten years ago... but these days? Not really.

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      Giselle Maine 5 years ago

      Hilarious article, loved it!

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      Lovelovemeloveme 5 years ago from Cindee's Land

      =D thank u thank u! oh yes! Go kpop != D

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      Bob Zermop 5 years ago from California, USA

      Hahaha, very funny! Too true for all of the above :D Go Asian dramas!