Sam Soon is an old-fashioned name in Korea and it literally means “third daughter”. Sam-soon is a loud and brash (nearly) 30-year-old woman who is not confident with her self-appearance and body weight. After few times “coincidental” meeting, she promises to pretend Jin-heon’s girlfriend in exchange for the money (she needs a large amount of money in the emergency). They signed a complicated contract and the most important stipulation is they should never fall in love with each other for real. Continue reading
“Save the Last Dance for Me” is another typical example of Korean romantic drama, which has a lot of melancholic twists in between the plots. It also has the typical quadrangle love relationship formula – the main guy A and the main girl B love each other; another guy C loves the girl B and another girl D loves the main guy A; the guy C and the girl D are the obstacles of the love of two main characters. (Sometimes, the guy C and the girl D fall in love to each other at last, to make it a happy ending.)
“Dae Jang Geum” is another major proponent of Korean Wave that heightened the popularity of Korean pop culture internationally.
Joseon Dynasty, a time that female had little influence, Jang-geum became the first female royal physician which is the legend. This drama is based on the true story of Jang-geum, it shows her perseverance and portrayed the traditional Korean culture. The legend of Jang-geum who started to work in the royal palace at her young age, learned medicine and eventually became the king’s first female physician is catching the eye.
This is a drama that can be considered as the originator of TEARJERKERS and the typical relationship pattern in Korean drama – love quadrangle.
Yoon Joon-suh and Yoon Eun-suh were siblings, yet after an accident, Eun-suh is found out that she is not the biological daughter of the family. The reason that caused the later dramatic plots is the accidental exchange of name cards of the two female babies many years ago… They have been returned to their own biological family, nevertheless, the destiny between the fated “siblings” is tightly tied. They fall in love secretly after meeting each again after years…