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4 Fan Fiction Tropes Found in K-Dramas

K Dramas and fan fiction share a lot of common ground. Both are filled with inexplicable plot twists and couples coming together against all odds. Both often act as a form of wish fulfillment and fantasy for the audience. And both skew towards the same young & female demographic. So…

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Utopia Does Not Exist: Debt and Fantasy in Korean Dramas

Korean dramas are a fantasy space. They don’t show the world we live in but the world we wish we could access. The underdog conquers all obstacles; the painfully average person achieves greatness. Love is always true and good always wins. The poor gain opulent wealth without surrendering their…

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The majority of us have seen them, loved them, cried over them and envisioned ourselves being the lead in one many times before. Korean dramas have a way, just like dramas from all over the world, of drawing viewers in. But it seems many of us are starting to become…

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