1. Surprised dead fish kisses
I can not tell you enough about how much I hate these types of kisses in kdramas. I mean it’s one thing for a drama to have a bad kiss scene, but too look absolutely terrified is another. Did these girls not know it was possible to put ones lips on another for a show of affection?? Is it that strange of a notion? Have they been locked in a room away from civilization or what!!! (sigh) smh Anyways, I can let these types of kisses pass if the drama is mainly for a younger audience. Can’t have highschoolers having an R-rated scene now can we lol But when the characters are in their 20s, 30, maybe 40’s and they still don’t know how to kiss is when I want to punch them in the throat. Sorry not sorry:)
Is it just me or are older ladies in kdramas the most nosy, judgmental, and disrespectful women you have ever heard of? Kdramas are notorious for this. They do their best to emphasize the worst of older women stereotypes. For example, if the stereotype is that older women are judgmental, kdramas take them to a whole new level. They judge and criticize people they have barely met to their faces.
Sorry had to put that last one in. Sums up my feelings for these ahjummas:) Who else loves Mean Girls?
3. Overly naive leads
Yet again something that is very common in kdramas. Why are you doing this? Why is my heart beating so fast? Why do I feel so happy when I’m with this person? Blah blah blah. Why can’t these people just admit their feelings instead of asking stupid, redundant questions all the time?
4. Gender discrimination
I know this topic isn’t just a big issue in kdramas, or rather in society as a whole, but I can’t help but seem to notice more of it in kdramas. I’m sure it’s most likely due to the fact that Korean society is more conservative and old fashioned than other countries. Women seem to always get the short end of the stick. The same things that society let pass for men, women get judged for. For example, let’s take the oh so popular playboy character in dramas. He goes out, parties, and hooks up with different women all the time. While he may get teased about his lifestyle, it is still sociably acceptable. Now take that exact same scenario but with a women instead. Ha! Yeah right! There’s no way they would even let that pass. She would be called a whore for the rest of her life. In kdramas, people even view girls just laughing at another man’s joke a slut. Smh
I just love this picture haha
These are just some of the few things that get on my nerves while watching kdramas. Let me know yours in the comments below!:)