After spending the past three days cooped up in my aircon room watching Korean DVD during the CNY, I must say I’ve finally found the formula for writing a perfect script for Korean dramas. You don’t need good looking leads, for any good script can endear the leading actors (or actresses) to the primarily female audiences. Most scripts I watched are quite good, and have the element of surprises in their dialogues. Mediacorp should learn from them.
Any good Korean drama would have the following acts/scenes:
1. Washing beddings scene – If any two characters were not on good terms before, this act of washing beddings in a tub by stomping on the beddings together can bond them pretty quickly. Great way also for bonding with kids if there’re any stepmothers/fathers involved. Fun for courting couples as well.
2. Camping trip – The best way for the relationship between any couple to advance is to go on a camping trip, where intimacy can go up a notch when you have to share a tent, or splash each other wet in a river.
3. Piggy back – No other countries has more people piggy backing than Korea. The man has to piggy back others when they are drunk, asleep, sick, fainted, tired, show love, etc. I’ve never seen anyone done that in Singapore, but I swear it happens in every single Korean drama that I had watched.
4. Getting dead drunk – The Korean (an ex-ICI) chap I know can hold his drink so well no one in ICI Asia Pacific can beat him to it. So I’m surprised to see the characters in the dramas get drunk, and often so drunk they have no recollection what had occurred before.
5. The story must also have the “savior moments” where he saves the girl from a shameful situation and GET THE GIRLS HAND and hold it so tightly and drag her away . All of a sudden the scene would turn into a romantic page of the story. – Contributed by Melanie.
6. Eaves-Dropping scene- Some sinister person is always waiting to eaves-drop on your conversation. Either the bad guy happens to be outside the door when you reveal a secret, or your best friend unwittingly reveals it when she speaks too loudly and gets you in trouble.
7. Intimate part – there isn’t any, at least between the two leads! 😦
Goodbyes between lovebirds don’t even warrant a hug. A peck on the forehead is a show of love. (?) But that’s how one keeps the lead actress virginal and the love pure.
If I can think of some more, i’ll add in. Please feel free to contribute to the above points if you can think of any!