All of the K-Drama lovers out there will surely understand these 6 overused K-Drama Clichés. Whenever we watch a K-Drama, we are sure to look out for these clichés and predict what will happen in the next episode. These are definitely the habits of a K-Drama lover. Let’s check out whether you relate to these overused clichés or not!
1. Second Lead Syndrome 조연 증후군
The second lead syndrome happens when the second male lead (남주인공) falls in love (사랑에 빠지다) with the female lead (여주인공). This usually happens is most of the K-Dramas out there. But unfortunately, the second lead are always not destined (인연) to be with the female lead.
As seen in: True Beauty, My Roommate is a Gumiho
2. Bad Boy Becomes Good 나쁜 남자가 좋은 남자로 변신
Another overused K-Drama cliché is when the male lead finds the female lead annoying (성가신) at first. They will hate the sight of the female leads, then suddenly like to make fun or tease (놀리다) them. After that, they slowly realize (깨닫다) their own feelings (감정) for the girl and slowly treat her nicely.
As seen in: Shooting Stars, Crazy Love
3. Hate At First Sight 첫 만남부터 싸움
Hate is the total opposite (반대) of love. However, if you see the leads in the K-Drama hating each other at the starting of the series, you know for sure they will love each other later. It always starts of with both of the leads hating, scolding (말싸움하다), fighting (싸우다) and annoyed at each other.
As seen in: Secret Garden, The Uncanny Encounter
4. Poor Girl, Rich Guy 가난한 여자, 부자 남자
Surprisingly, dramas with “chaebols” (재벌) always have extremely high ratings. It might be because every girl dreams to have a rich (부자) and handsome boyfriend who only loves you. The male leads will spend a fortune on buying dresses, bags and accessories for the female lead in a department store (백화점).
As seen in: What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, The Heirs
5. First Love Returns 첫사랑이 돌아왔다
This is one of the most common ways for the writers to tease the audiences (시청자) hearts. It usually happens when both of the leads almost have a chance to get together. Before they realize each others feelings, the female lead will get jealous (질투) when the male lead’s first love (첫사랑) suddenly returns.
As seen in: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Start Up
6. Drunk Piggyback Rides 취해서 업혀가기
Almost every single romance K-drama will have a piggyback ride (업다) when the female lead gets too drunk (취하다) and can’t walk (걷다), dead asleep or sprained an ankle (발목을 삐었다). The female leads will end up calling or have their drinking mate calling the male lead, making him run over (달려가다) to her.
As seen in: Lonely Enough to Love, Suspicious Partner
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