Good OK-Drama: Love Rain

Good OK-Drama is a very occasional series looking at various examples of Korean drama (the almost-popular, not-quite-underground wave of television excitement oozing out of your favourite digital video outlets).Watching two couples awkwardly sacrifice for each other over and over again can be beautiful and ennobling. It can also be aggravating. This is part of the dilemma of the selflessness to which we're all called. And it's part of the delicious, excruciating charm of a recent, … [Read more...]

Good OK-Drama: Coffee Prince

Good OK-Drama is a very occasional series looking at various examples of Korean drama (the almost-popular, not-quite-underground wave of television excitement oozing out of your favourite digital video outlets).In even the small sample of kdramas my wife and I have recently enjoyed (we've so far watched seven series to completion), we notice the reccurance of a handful of tropes. Sometimes it's plot devices that have evidently proven popular with the shows' intended audiences. Sometimes … [Read more...]

Good OK-Drama: Queen In Hyun’s Man

Grief is a hard thing. Hard to experience. Hard to convey. Hard to empathize with if you're not already emotionally invested. Hard to talk about in ways that aren't banal and obvious. Which is why I'm thankful for Korean dramas.My wife and I have been on a bit of a kdrama kick lately. Honestly, it's the only television I'll take the time watch these days. I'd been surprised by how involving and multifarious these shows could be. It's as if these writers and programmers distilled the concept … [Read more...]


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