North Korea in dramas are progressive and surprisingly hopeful for unification (oh, and they have nuclear capabilities)
All North Korean military training segments must be based on the movie Full Metal Jacket and involve a female protagonist.
When there is a bomb in your treadmill, keep running fast even though walking will not set off the bomb,it is not dramatic
The ultimate sign of the Korean hard work (“fighting”) mentality is to wake up in the hospital with an IV
An international incident and implications of terrorism are not as important as the embarrassment of showing your panties locked in a black briefcase.
Quote: “Korea is not the only country in the world.” According to Korean Dramas: “no but is it most important!”
Tear drops are synced to fall at a dramatic crescendo of a constantly repeated soundtrack.
Dates held at designated tourist sites like N-Tower, Hangang park, gwanghwamun square, cheongaechun are destined.
The new wife will never cook well for her husband until her mother-in-law puts her through “spoiled son” boot camp.
Guy Perms are the ultimate sign of style (and not metro sexuality)
Be it king or person from high society, the most desired food is instant ramen.
Important notes and business cards have a tendency to fly off on their own.
Money and power makes you more attractive. Oh, wait. That’s just common sense.
Korean clothing designers can work without sleep and make more outfits than santas elves can make toys.
America on Green Screen is prosperous, clean, and full of Koreans that speak Konglish.
When a character drives an American car, he is obviously evil.
The ultimate sign of craziness is to throw and break your Samsung cellphone.
When someone is obviously your daughter it only takes 17 episodes to discover it.
Old rich people with stairs tend to fall down them…dramatically.
The evil guy will still be evil. Don’t get in the same car as him regardless of his promises.
Two evil people dating and trying to lie to keep up lies are still good looking but with more eye shadow.
One of the best ways to calm down if angry is to drink water in one gulp and slam down the glass.
A recent trend in death of the main character in a drama is by a mysterious shooter. Can you say sequel?
Capris with a v-neck t-shirt, fedora, and a blazer is the height of fashion according to the fashion king.
A nose bleed is a sign of cancer. If the lead character gets one they will die by the last episode.
Fashion King episode 20 proves that the K-Drama universe is confusing, angering flux.
Quote: “it is useless to dwell on the past.” Taemoo 1 day after a hit and run which sends Park Ha to the hospital.
A typical Korean Drama threesome: One rich asshole + one nice guy + one cinderella tomboy.
iPhone? What’s an iPhone?
A bow tie signifies diabolical evil or fool or diabolically evil fool.
Breaking up: “It’s not you, it’s your poor upbringing and ancient family curse & I am really a dude and your brother.
By Daniel Grey http://www.seouleats.com/