Editor’s Note: This is a satirical response to Christine Ma-Kellams’ “K-dramas cured my prejudice against Asian men” op-ed and does not represent NextShark’s views. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author’s.
As a mixed white and Korean woman who saw Asian men being incredibly romantic in K-dramas on TV, it informed my dating practices.
In an official statement released on Oct. 5, the producers of tvN’s “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” asked viewers to stop entering the real-life houses where the K-drama was filmed.
Statement of tvN Producers: The production team explained that the houses featured in the drama belong to real people who had leased their property for the duration of filming, reported Soompi.
K-drama fans have another series to look forward to with the highly anticipated release of “All of Us Are Dead” on Netflix.
Worth the wait: “All of Us Are Dead,” the live-action adaptation of the webtoon “Now at Our School, All of Us Are Dead” (“지금 우리 학교는”) by Joo Dong-geun, is set to release in January 2022, according to Rappler.
Almost two years since its release and subsequent rise to global popularity, the K-drama “Crash Landing on You” continues to leave an impact on its fans. In North Korea, where the drama’s storyline is based, several teens caught watching the series are allegedly facing prison time among other harsher sentences. The incident, while unconfirmed, has heightened awareness of the country’s human rights atrocities after being shared in a viral video.
Seoul-based publication The Daily NK, which specializes in North Korean news that relies on a network of sources from inside the hermit kingdom, reported in late August that eight teens were put on public trial for watching and imitating the characters of various South Korean dramas including the popular “Crash Landing on You.”
‘You have to sleep with me’: Korean actress Heo Yi Jae reveals the moment she suddenly decided to retire from entertainment
South Korean actress Heo Yi-jae revealed to Way, a member of disbanded K-pop group Crayon Pop, why she left the South Korean entertainment industry.
What happened: On Way’s popular YouTube channel, Heo appeared as a guest on Sept. 10 to talk about her experience in the entertainment industry in a Korean-language video titled “The reality of a Korean actress (slapping, shameless actors).”
A popular South Korean Webtoon series is getting a K-drama version on Netflix and reports indicate that the streaming service is spending mad cash to get it right.
Netflix is reportedly investing about $2.4 million per episode in producing “Sweet Home,” a live-action series based on its Webtoon predecessor.
A former member of K-Pop girl group After School has opened up about her sexual harassment experience involving the CEO of an entertainment label.
Netflix is cooking up a special Korean drama slated for 2018 and it’s something K-drama fans should be excited about.
Announced last Wednesday, the new 12-episode show titled “Love Alarm” will be Netflix’ first original Korean drama production, Huffington Post reported.
A huge part of the world has collectively embraced two of South Korea’s main exports: K-pop and K-drama. Their influence has so far transcended into fashion and even beauty standards in many countries, creating a huge market for Korean beauty products and fashion brands.
International companies, including top luxury brands, have started pouring investments into Korean products after realizing the enormous market potential brought about by the “Hallyu” phenomenon, according to Asia One.