Cunning Single Lady initial #Video Review/ Preview

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  1. Now I must see the J-drama version. I liked Suspicious housekeeper, but I felt some of the secondary characters were useless caricatures rather than actual people. Like her weird old hag boss with her green teeth, and the buffoonish grandfather and sister-in law. Choi Ji Woo seemed like a robot most of the time. Even when she gave her heartbreaking story, I had tears and feels, but it still felt like an android mimicking human emotions. Then when the evil and insane stalker comes in, well he just stirred things up good! But with it's long length they couldn't give us one flashback as to why this man was so obsessed with the automaton? Except for that smiling picture. I had my issues with the drama, but overall I liked it.

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  2. A Korean in AmericaApril 22, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    The #Jdrama version is much more cleaner.
    Kaseifu no Mita is what I call a Japanese Gothic type of show in which the reality is warped to create a new reality that the story works in. The #Kdrama version then just did a straight Kdrama out of it,

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  3. I think J dramas are sometimes at an advantage because they can tell entire stories and trim all the fat in just 8-12 episodes. I like that. However they tend to lack the romance and deep emotions of a K-drama, instead focusing on moral life lessons with lots of wackiness in between. lol I guess it could be a cultural thing.

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  4. A Korean in AmericaApril 22, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    it is but also the writing in #Jdrama is more developed

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  5. I notice that. When it's not too crazy Manga style, the stories are very tight, I particularly like the mysteries. They really keep you guessing. And then there's robots, love that! I would love to see a K-drama handle a robot. haha.

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  6. Great article! Just finished Kaseifu no Mita (4 years on)
    Loved your dissection!

    From what I see, Kdramas seem to have a lot more "over acting/ emoting" (if that is a word) as compared to Jdramas... Is it a cultural thing?

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  7. somewhat!

    Read this

    Acting and the lack of love for individuals in Korean drama. Class 3 of Kdrama 101

    http://www.akiatalking.com/2013/12/acting-and-lack-of-love-for-individuals.html

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