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Why Korean Soap Opera Sucks, Yet Popular_Part 1

This would be the best joke I’ve ever seen made about South Korean soap opera:

American Soap : Doctors cure disease, Lawyers handle legal stuff, Detectives catch criminals
Japanese Soap: Doctors give life lessons, Lawyers give life lessons, Detectives give life lessons
Korean Soap: Doctors in romantic love, Lawyers in romantic love, Detectives in romantic love

Mushy-gooey romance, tackiest and cheesiest lines delivered by beautiful young faces- are the essence of network TV soap opera. There is nothing wrong with it, though it surely opens up discussion if it is the only thing soap opera is about– which happens to a majority of Korean soap opera. Not only everything comes down to romance, but the route to the romance is nothing but identical. To cover up for formulaic plots and poorly written scripts, they depend more heavily on emotion.

1) Emotional. Emotional. Just Too Emotional.

2) Idol Stars and Degradation

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