Korean TV: An Intolerable Trope

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A character who is persistently obtuse and can’t recognize urgency after 50 near-death scenarios is not plucky or independently-minded or endearing. They are simply a death-trap. And their shrill chattering at every moment is not cute to have around, they are intolerable.

It’s a particularly problematic trope that Korean TV writers use for female characters, often. It may be the one thing which pushes me to end viewing after 20 minutes or so. It truly is intolerable. The very sound grates on my nerves.

Note to self: don’t ever use this kind of character as a plot device.


from FB post 12/8/16

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