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Today, our hosts Afra and Ina are joined by friends and guests of the show, Professor Eileen Chow and journalist Muyi Xiao in our discussion of K-Drama.
While some of us jumped into the K-Drama obsession early on, for others, it was a new hobby from the pandemic days. We dive into fan culture and its influence on TV shows, South Korea’s TV and Film industry, how we each got into K-Drama and why we continued watching, how TV shows have been historically in the U.S. and other countries, and stay tuned till the end for our top recommendations.
6:33 Eileen talks about fan culture
9:30 Why we like K-Drama: pure happiness
11:20 Why we like K-drama, another reason: it’s variety in genre and plot
20:47 US television was historically designed to cater to male audience
25:32 how a new generation of showrunners familiar with fan culture are shaping our TV shows
30:10 K-Drama’s exoticization of foreign landscapes
41:50 Intimacy in K-Drama
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