Ok, What things in Kdramas make you think, “What the heck was that?!?”
Like, I wonder why, in SO MANY dramas, when eating, people take HUUUUGE spoonfuls of food and cram it in their mouths. Then they try to talk while gobbling even larger spoonfuls. I mean where do they put all that food and HOW on earth do they chew that without choking?
The character Go Eun-chan in Coffee prince was the funniest with the food cramming. She was an AMAZING royal piggie.
What kinds of things make you wonder about what planet your characters come from?
It’s the Korean audience’s idea of funny. It used to be like that in Western countries in, like, the '60s and '70s.
Thankfully Korean audiences have become a bit more sophisticated in the last few years and we don’t see that a lot. Of course there must be a portion of the population that still enjoys this sort of stuff, as well as toilet humor. So you can see it in very crude slapstick fare like the comic scenes of the three fairies in Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (which ruined an otherwise nice, if bland, show) and Waikiki 2, which I stopped at episode 1 exactly because of a scene like that
I recently saw a drama where they used this toilet humor and it instantly made me like the drama a lot less. Someone tried to fake being ill by faritng a lot on purpose right in front of a lot of people. Beause of that I lost my interest in what was actually a quite good drama.
When people get drunk after one sip of alcohol lol it always seems so unbelievable
GUILTY! I DO believe that! I have ZERO tolerance for hootch! Which is why I am the designated driver. I can’t even sip wine. My sister once made a yummy crab salad, which of course I ate, but then I got a severe headache, like there was a tight band around my head squeezing it to the point my right eye felt like it wanted to pop out and like I’d been slugged in the face. I felt dizzy and would have hit the floor if I had been standing, and felt generally ill. I told my sister, “If I didn’t know better, I’d say I was drunk!” She looked at me in surprise, then she had a guilty expression on her face. Then she swatted me across the shoulders saying, "I only put ONE TABLESPOON of rice wine in the dressing! and you didn’t even eat all of it, It was for the whole family! You light-weight! "
Yea, My life is a kdrama! See, I’ve told you guys elsewhere that while I like sake, it likes me a little bit too much! So I have to avoid it at all costs.
Yea, that is worrisome to see all those bottles… bad juju…
@irmar - I liked Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter even those annoyingly noisy three fairies. But yea, the toilet humor was a bit much.
I tought I’m the only one being so weak when it comes to alcohol. I have BPPV which is a common cause of vertigo and it causes brief dizzines time to time but these bppv episodes are so intense that I have to lay down and “fortunately” I even have panic attacks during the vertigo attacks (it sounds funny even to me, though it’s not when this is happening ) because they are so scary. So this is the story: My mom cooked…something (I don’t know if this food has an english name) using sour cherry conserve. While she was cooking it, I went to the kitchen and saw a lot of sour cherry in the bin. The food was ready about an ahour after it and I had eaten from it, not much maybe half a bowl while I was watching the last episode of I’ll Go To You. When it ended I started to feel something strange and I thought it’s not something I would feel because of the end of a drama. So I attempted to stand up and take the empty bowl to the kitchen but I fell to the floor instead. I tought I have a vertigo attack but it lasted too long (they only last max. 40-50 seconds) therefore I didn’t know what’s happening and when I’m scared like this, I just quietly lay near to others so I can tell them if I really need help. So I went to my mother’s room and layed down when I heard her telling in the phone that she had to threw away a sour cherry compote because it started to ferment… After hearing this I just got up and somehow managed to go back to my room bumping from wall to wall with relief in my heart. As it turned out the other conserve that she used also started to ferment but for some reason they didn’t feel it when my mother and my 11 year old brother tasted that. But I can tell that: That. Compote. Was. Not. Good. Either. But funny enough no one else “got drunk” because of it…so I can say that I am extremely week when it comes to alcohol. Something similar happened as well when I drank apple juice which also started to ferment after being in room temperature for some days. I was so scared (because my health is kinda poor and I wasn’t sure why I felt like someone is shaking my head) so I called one of my brother to my room and made him drink a cup of that apple juice (there were already bubbles in it) and then I send him off and quietly waited and observed him secretly if he feels dizzy but he said he felt dizzy just a bit, while I couldn’t walk normally like a decent homo sapiens.
I know the feeling of What was that?!..I may add…all about!
That cute guy from Mr. Black or Good bye Mr. Black destroyed my heart since I had this man on a pedestal; with that so gorgeous face and great decent body. I don’t remember what drama it was, but he suddenly develops ‘‘diarrhea’’ and all that horrid noisy disgusting splattering stuff scene was slapping me in the face! I don’t know why he falls in top of the disgusting mess and the scene was so real I had to clutch my chest from the pain and disgust in disbelief!!! I had to run away to stop watching before i passed out, and now i don’t care less to see any of the dramas he’s in. Total disgust and disappointment.
Oh! Oh! OH! Here’s another one! What in the WORLD is wrong with some of the GROWN women in KDRAMAS! Over the top, complaining, pouting, carrying on, whining! I would never allow my TWO YEAR OLD to behave that way! It looks incredibly stupid! Like is she mentally or emotionally challenged? And the male protagonists respond favorably to that kind of behavior? Like GET REAL! It’s a ridiculous plot device! Makes me want to take up some minor violence and smack them upside the head - RESET!
I don’t really mind the eating scenes although some are quite disgusting to look at and then with those sounds.
But what annoys me more is the obsessive drinking habits in Kdrama. I know alcohol abuse is a problem in Korea (and many other places). But those Kdrama make it look like it’s okay to drink away your problems and that it’s cool to be able to drink multiple bottles of soju on your own as if it’s water. Soju usually contains more then 19-20% alcohol. I did drink soju a few times myself but no more then 1 or maybe 2 very tiny shot glasses. I hardly drink, never been drunk in my life, but still I cannot believe that anyone really can finish one bottle of soju on their own without being totally wasted.
Ohh and I also hate us seeing people vommit in Kdrama. That makes my stomach turn so much at times. Specially in those historical ones its really disgusting. Once I really had to run to the toilet because it was so disgusting. If you have a sensitive stomach with those scenes DO NOT watch kdrama Dr. Jin. I ended up skipping though most of it to only see the parts with Jaejoong. Couldn’t handle the rest. It’s worse then medical kdrama which can be pretty disgusting but also more obviously fake.
But really why must they shot scenes of people doing their business on the toilet?!
Actually the Koreans in real life love to make wraps and cram it in their mouths, they do it to themselves as well as others when at the table eating. I love watching it, one of my close friend is korean and when we are out eating she make a wrap and cram it into my mouth, I honesty have a bit of a time getting it all down my pipe. It’s like trying to cram a hamburger in your mouth all at one : Now the one that make me say “Not Again” is the Piggy Back ride on the back. And it seem like they are walking for miles with a person on their back. It always make me say here we go again. And if it’s a drama where doctors have to perform surgery I always have to turn my head from looking at the blood pouring out.
I want to share with you the way I watch medical dramas. I have an appropriately sized Notepad document open, which I position strategically. I can still see subtitles, and the doctors’ expressions, but not the actual surgery.
When surgery ends, I minimize it. The moment I guess something gruesome is going to happen I click on it on the Windows taskbar and it snaps back into the desired position.
Girl, hahaha you are so funny, I love what you do But I don’t watch the drama here on the web I have always use my Roku device on my TV, I do come here just to see what new and what going on in community discussion. Do you do that Movie watch with other here? I have not sign up for that, plus I like to choose my own drama to watch in private, but you gave me a laugh today.
I need to do that next time… I usually look away. To bad this method won’t work with segging. Then I also try not to watch but you have to to check the timing. So I always hope they won’t talk to much.
In King 2 Hearts, during the WOC games, the Korean and American team compete against each other (episode 15). At one point, a few of the American soldiers make racist remarks about how the Asian digestive system probably doesn’t work the same way as theirs. I’m watching this whole scene thinking “WTH?” So hard to watch.
But then again, during the whole drama “foreigners” made snide remarks about Korea and so many scenes are “WTH?” in this drama.