Hello gorgeous people!
Wow it’s been a long time since my last post. Well, you know my lame excuse, been busy and stuff. But man, I’ve missed raving slash fangirling and of course, ranting! Yes, it’s my double personality to be a (rather reluctant, sometimes out in the open, sometimes closet) fangirl myself and annoy other fangirls, lol. So! Let me first tell you a little background about this post. I was cleaning my DVD stash when I came across this really old copy of Winter Sonata, a Korean drama that’s one of those series that started the whole hallyu (wave) across Asia. I mean, come on, who can resist a buff bespectacled Bae Yong Joon , right? I mean, most of us wouldn’t like to admit it but yes! WE ARE ALL SUCKERS FOR MUSHY AND PERPETUALLY SAD AND DEPRESSING LOVE STORIES.
I know there are a lot of forums about drama cliches but well, let’s all relieve those unforgettable (mostly overused, tried and tested, however you may call it) moments in Korean and Japanese dramas!
BEAUTY AND THE GEEK
QUIRKY GIRL CHARACTERS
Why do girls always have to be the crazy ones? Just a question. I mean, it’s always the guys who are dull, jaded, indifferent, insensitive and angry. Hmmm.. I guess that’s a good thing?
GAMBATTE (You can do it! Do your best!) SCHOOL STORIES
GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD… ER, AND BECAME BOYS
RICH/ FAMOUS GUY, POOR GIRL
THOSE GESTURES THAT MAKE YOU GO.. AWWWW…
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER
THE REVENGE OF THE JILTED DUMPED ONES
Speaking of dumped ones… Why do they always have to be hotter than the one the girl ends up with???
Girls don’t like the doormat, too-good-to-be-true guys who always lend a shoulder to them when their love interest treats them like dirt. Apparently they prefer to be treated badly?
1 the character had amnesia
3 someone has to go blind or die in the end
TAKE YOUR PICK.
Stairway to Heaven tops it all.Choi Ji Woo had an accident and had amnesia, is hated by her evil stepmother and stepsis, is liked by is half-brother, and goes blind in the end. As if that weren’t enough. SHE DIED. NIce!
I simply don’t get how incest (but wait, there’s more! It turns out they’re not siblings in the end!) stories are considered romantic. It’s just plain creepy.
One litre of tears. Cried a bucket.
Same goes for Winter Sonata. Childhood sweeties. Guy gets amnesia, thought he died, comes back "alive," thought his love was his half-sister, but then ended up being blind. But the good news is that he didn’t die in the end.
Man, those endings are torture!!! WTH. And don’t you just hate it when in the middle of the story one of the characters mention the TITLE of the series? Idunno, like, uhm… "Someday I’ll meet you on the Stairway to Heaven" or something. But you still watch and love them!