Want to know a secret? We can predict the long run in any K-drama. Yes, together with that one you simply began watching, with the spunky feminine lead and her considerably moody male counterpart, and the love triangle that’s already beginning to take form with the good-looking good man. Well, no, we will’t let you know precisely what your present drama has in retailer for the principle characters; you’ll have to seek out out for your self whether or not it can finish in blissfully satisfying happiness or devastatingly bittersweet heartbreak. But there are some staple plot units which are prone to occur in the midst of any K-drama, and we guess the drama you’re watching proper now has various of those. Curious as to what you may see? Read on!
1. The shoulder nap on the bus
K-drama characters go to sleep on buses so usually that we marvel what occurs when their love curiosity isn’t there to ensure they get up in time for their cease. Do they only trip buses round Seoul for hours in blissful slumber? Do they go to sleep on strangers? Regardless, if the character in your K-drama frequents public transit, you’ll be able to fairly anticipate that one in every of these scenes may crop up:
“While You Were Sleeping,” “Sassy Go Go,” “Reply 1988”
2. The dramatic stumble
The feminine lead goes to journey, as a result of she’s a relatable character, however she’s going to fall proper into the open arms of a good-looking, chivalrous male lead, as a result of she will solely be so relatable when she’s destined to finish up with such a good-looking, chivalrous male lead.
“The King Loves”
3. Surprise! They grew up collectively
The principal couple are literally long-lost childhood finest buddies, or one in every of them saved the opposite’s life after they had been youthful, or they had been really one another’s first loves. Of course, you’ve recognized this all alongside, as a result of the drama has been dropping hints since Episode 1, however the present will proceed to play out this revelation as dramatically as in the event you had no clue who the oppa in all these flashbacks was.
“While You Were Sleeping”
4. They want to maneuver in collectively
And at the very least one celebration, if not each, is none too comfortable about it. But that may clearly change rapidly, as a result of nothing brews romance like two exceedingly engaging individuals being pressured into cohabitation.
5. Eating recent
A K-drama couple has no likelihood of staying collectively in the event that they don’t have at the very least one date at Subway. It’s only a reality.
Every K-drama ever
6. The Truck of Doom
Look out! There’s a —
Sometimes we will inform this plot system is coming, and typically it hits us when we least anticipate it, like… nicely, like an enormous 18-wheeler careening uncontrolled down a Seoul freeway and smashing into the one pedestrian or occupied automobile on an in any other case empty street.
7. The hospital journey
Sometimes — however not at all times — associated to the aforementioned Truck of Doom, the hospital is the one place (moreover Subway) to which you might be positive your K-drama characters can pay a go to. After all, how else are we imagined to know a pair’s true emotions till one celebration is crying over the opposite’s hospital mattress, or till somebody has taken a bullet, knife, or on the very least some punches for their beloved?
“Boys Over Flowers,” “The Liar and His Lover,” “Descendants of the Sun,” “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”
8. The piggyback trip
If the feminine lead is drained, injured, or drunk off the bottle of soju that she downed whereas ranting to her buddies about how frustratingly aloof the male lead is, mentioned male lead is certain to swoop in to show that he’s not so aloof that he’ll go away her to stroll residence!
“Hwarang,” “She Was Pretty,” “Moonlight Drawn By Clouds,” “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo”
9. Uncomfortable skinship
Perhaps at some point we might be gifted with a K-drama that’s totally devoid of wrist grabs, awkward again hugs, and open-eyed kisses. But till that day comes, anticipate to cringe at at the very least one in every of these bizarre skinship moments within the drama you’re watching.
“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” “W,” “Heartstrings,” “City Hunter”
10. They’re breaking apart!
Because each K-drama couple must undergo at the very least one breakup. Usually extra. In reality, the extra breakups, and the extra obscure the reasoning behind them, the higher.
“Flower Boy Next Door”
11. Traumatic household historical past
At some level, you’ll discover out about the principle couple’s household secrets and techniques or sob tales, which at the very least ought to clarify (however not excuse) the male lead’s angle issues and/or worry of dedication. After all, each household has its quirks, proper?
Are there just a few episodes left in your drama, and does it appear as if all the things may prove simply effective for everybody? Sounds like the proper time for some amnesia! There’s no feeling fairly like the despair over simply having spent hours watching a drama that even the principle character now now not remembers. Except perhaps the frustration from the accompanying flashback montages that additional drive residence this level.
13. “5 years later…”
This one tends to sneak up on you, and it’s not till minutes earlier than that you just’ll start to get the sinking feeling that the present is transferring in the direction of the dreaded time leap. Whether somebody decides to go overseas for a few years, or dies and has to only casually be reincarnated and develop as much as an acceptable age once more, the time leap is one of the best ways to present lovers a while aside. If you’re fortunate, they’ll develop and mature to allow them to have a extra purposeful relationship sooner or later. Or they may simply spend years brooding forlornly.
14. The male lead sees the sunshine
Whether it was worry of dedication or downright coldheartedness, the male lead had just a few wrinkles to iron out, however he lastly grew to become the great man that the main woman knew he had inside him all alongside. Will they dwell fortunately ever after? Perhaps! But we didn’t say this checklist was in chronological order, and it’s by no means too late for the Truck of Doom to sneak in and wreck all the things.
“The Legend of the Blue Sea”
Have you encountered any of those K-drama clichés just lately? Which do you’re keen on or hate? Let us know within the feedback!
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