The traditional K-drama male lead is normally wealthy and or highly effective, ridiculously enticing, and, most of the time, fighting some darkish backstory that triggers both womanizing tendencies or suits of blind rage. He at all times reforms, grows, and learns from the heroine, and we come to like him by the tip of the season. But some dramas (these particular few) begin out with a brilliant good lead and simply get sweeter from there.
Here’s our record of six issues that good K-drama leads do this get us wishing they weren’t so uncommon in dramaland.
1. Creative dates
Please, no extra compelled make-overs or shock undesirable visits to our houses; that’s not fairly romantic, generally it’s bordering on creeper stage and we’re over it. Nice guys in dramas have the suitable thought! Like Enrique (performed by the lovely Yoon Shi Yoon) in “Flower Boy Next Door.” Ko Dok Mi (performed by Park Shin Hye) was so finished with the world by the point this man confirmed up, however he dragged her out of her consolation zone and so they went to the seashore! Look at that sand fortress! What a pleasant deal with.
Watch “Descendants of the Sun”:
2. No wrist pulling
I imply, it’s probably not romantic. A fast “Come over right here” is simply as enough, so why are drama leads dragging everybody round by their wrists? It’s so frequent in reveals now that even good characters are doing it!
3. They let the lead be completely satisfied
In “Let’s Eat 2,” Goo Dae Young (performed by the charming Yoon Doojoon) sacrifices himself for Baek Soo Ji (performed by Seo Hyun Jin) when he thinks she’s fortunately relationship one other man and that it’s not in her greatest curiosity for him to pursue her. No dramatics, no stress, only a very nice man who ultimately finally ends up with the girl.
We see far an excessive amount of egocentric conduct from leads nowadays that’s painted as an act of determined and unflinching love, however it’s not lifelike. In the true world, that scorching chaebol can be kicked to the curb for performing like a toddler.
Watch “Let’s Eat 2”:
4. They take accountability
Cha Do Hyun (performed by the very gifted Ji Sung) is a complete mess in “Kill Me Heal Me.” His a number of personalities are ruining his life and leaving havoc in their wake, however he takes accountability and cleans up after himself. When he’s not chasing different males round calling them “oppa,” he’s a swoon worthy grownup with actual appeal! Though maybe a part of the enchantment of the character was the swap forwards and backwards from good man to scorching dangerous boy with any given episode… eyeliner actually regarded good on him.
Watch “Kill Me Heal Me”:
5. They keep constructive
Ugh, there’s lots of drama in K-dramas! And don’t get me mistaken, I adore it! I usually discover myself on the sting of my seat, popcorn falling out of my mouth as I gasp on the cat battle between the heroine and her boyfriend’s mom or the mad sprint to cease the heroine from leaving the hero after he’s finished one thing actually crappy. But when you’re in search of a drama with a lead you may pine after, you’re in search of somebody constructive. We can’t all be sunshine and smiles on a regular basis, however it’s undoubtedly one thing to goal for.
Remember this man? In “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” Do Bong Soon (performed by the lovable Park Bo Young) had eyes for a a lot broodier man, however couldn’t assist being seduced by the lovely puppiness of this ray of sunshine! Hell, he buys her ice cream and writes their names within the sand; it doesn’t even matter that he seems like that… not an element… didn’t even discover.
Watch “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”:
What do you like about good guys in K-dramas? Let us know within the feedback!
MizWest is an English Teacher working in South Korea, by chance strolling up mountains and struggling to make use of chopsticks…