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What’s the hook of Korean romance dramas?

Korean romance dramas span a variety of sub-genres that generally entice old and new audiences but romance narratives typically and expectedly end one of two ways: the protagonist and love interest end up, or not. Even if predictable, why does it sell to the audience? What aspects make Korean romance dramas addicting?

Further topic: the heteronormative themes and couples of Korean romance dramas and its underlying effect on the audience

  • Good question As a K drama addict myself I think it has to do with good development of the characters. It could be high fantasy, a crime drama but the characters are what makes us love them – Amelia Arrows 6 months ago
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  • It would be interesting to compare similar dramas, comparing story structure and characters. – kerrybaps 6 months ago
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