Asian, first of all, Japanese, television series are called doramas, although in the Russian fan-space these are the so-called series produced by South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Initially, it was believed that the drama is the series that film manga, Japanese comics, but now the concept is much wider.
The dramas differ significantly from Western or Latin American serials, although most of them were remakes in the West and here in Russia. Many will be interested to learn that the sensational Russian series “Stairway to Heaven” is just a remake of the 2003 Korean drama of the same name. It is precisely Asian Dorams that we owe to the appearance of such serials as “Pregnancy Test” and “Save the Boss”. And even there is an opinion that the sensational “Fizruk” is nothing more than a remake of the Korean drama “Cool Teacher Onizuka”.
However, not only Russia and Ukraine sin with remakes - the American creators of the series also do not stop buying from South Korea, Japan and China their interesting serials, and not only ideas, turning them into their own way.
In terms of their technical characteristics, dramas are also very different from Western serials: as a rule, one episode lasts about an hour, and only fifteen twenty episodes in a season. Those who are not yet fascinated by the dramas call them "Asian TV soap for the busy," but not fascinated, it seems, by those who simply never watched the drama.
What is captivating in dramas? The Asian mentality does not allow authors to display on the screen most of those things that you will easily meet in Western television shows: they return us to long-forgotten, but still relevant values, recalling that love is much more than sex or passion, and taking off shoes at the entrance to home is normal, that respect for parents and teachers is what human morality is based on, and that the most luxurious interiors are stunning landscapes of nature that need to be cherished and taken care of.
You sit down on the drama somehow easily and imperceptibly. You get stuck in unbelievable ways, squeeze yourself with the characters, watch their experiences and even after the final series you keep mentally wandering around the plot of the series, you think about it, you think about its heroes who have already become relatives.
Thanks to that tact, that care and meticulousness with which the most simple and most important human feelings are shown in dramas, as if you are rediscovering for yourself that true love lies in the views and touches, and not in insane sex after one evening of acquaintance. In Korean melodramas, love does not begin with a bed, there is nothing at all less less chaste than a light kiss on the screen.
Despite the fact that the very concept of a drama is connected with the Japanese television industry, now all over the world the most popular ones are, perhaps, the dramas of South Korean production. As a result of the so-called Korean wave, TV shows from South Korea have literally conquered the whole world since the beginning of the nineties.
Koreans shoot really well, a lot and they publicize their work all over the world so intensely that the fans of K-Dram, as the dramas are called, already make up a multimillion army. Moreover, in recent years, dramas are closely related to the so-called K-pop culture: often Asian idols (idols, youth idols) that have gained popularity as pop stars are also removed in dramas, most of them discovering bright acting talent and so remain in the television industry.
If you also want to join the amazing, very beautiful and sensual world of doors, then you should probably start with these TV shows.
“Boys are more beautiful than flowers” (Kkotboda namja) - a bright youth dorama, the screen version of the Japanese manga “Hana Yori Dango”, which was filmed in Japan in 2005, but after that, they made a remake of Taiwanese, and then Koreans, and their version “Boys are more beautiful than flowers” became no less if no more popular. This series tells how four beautiful and rich boys, students in a prestigious school, declared war on a poor classmate with a keen sense of justice.
“When a man is in love” (When a Man's in Love) - South Korean gangster Khan Te-San's love story for a young girl who confronts her adversity in life with surprising perseverance and perseverance. It is from her that he will learn that no past can prevent a person from becoming happy if he really wants it. Becoming a successful businessman, Khan tied up with violence, but perhaps his main battle he has yet to win, and this time the main prize will be the woman he loves.
"Forbidden Love" (Majo no jouken) - Japanese TV series 1999 with a breathtaking Hideaki Takizawa in the title role. This is a piercing story of the school’s first love for her young teacher, Michie. Such novels are a taboo subject, but two loving hearts decide to defend their feelings, even if they have to confront the whole world.
"Secret Romance" (Secret Love Affair) - the 2014 South Korean melodrama about the love of a woman Oh Heh Won, who works at the Sohan Art Center, to her protégé, a young self-taught pianist of the genre, Lee Sang Zhe. This is a story about how you are afraid to admit to yourself that, despite having a husband and a luxurious home, personal life does not bring happiness, and a middle-aged woman can give all the riches of the world for the love of a poor young pianist.
"Pretty Man" (Pretty Man) - a dorama about love and passion, where “Prince of Asia”, one of the most famous young actors of South Korea, Japan and China - Chan Keun-suk, starred in the main role.
His hero is a surprisingly handsome young man, while the real alfonso, whose tutor is the rich beauty Hon Na Na. She instructs her ward Dokgo Ma Te to seduce ten different women, but this cynical task will help the hero find his only love in the end.
"Descendants of the Sun" (Taeyangui hooye) - a surprisingly touching dorama of 2016 about love, which broke out in the middle of a war in a foreign land between military physician Kang Mo Yong and the captain of the UN peacekeepers unit, UC Jin.
Of course, this is not all dramas that are worth seeing: I would like to dwell on the rest in more detail. So do not switch!