Series TV of Asian production are called drama. The word drama comes from dramma that in turn comes from Greek theatrical Works, this term means “to play, to do action” so it can be used to identify any work of any genre. In fact, the specialty of K-dramas is to mix different genres in one drama. An example is the K-drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo; it mixes the historical, melodrama, romance, fantasy and adventure genres.
Anyway, we have different types of Asian dramas:
• K-drama (Korean drama);
• C-drama (Chinese drama);
• J-drama (Japanese drama);
• Th-drama (Thai drama);
• Tw-drama (Taiwanese drama);
The thing I like the most about dramas is that the plot starts and finishes in only one season, it sometimes has many episodes but that’s it. They are smart to make them in one season if you think about it: would you rather watch a serie with 10 season where the characters brag about the same thing or a serie that lasts for a season only and has a complete plot?
MOON LOVERS: SCARLET HEART RYEO
Go Ha Ji’s (IU) present-day was betrayed by her boyfriend and best friend. While sitting around the deck, she saw someone who was close to drowning and had the urge to save that person. An eclipse suddenly happen and Ha Jin sank in the waters, she woke up to a traditional Goryeo Korea and is part of the Royal Household because her cousin is married to the 8th Prince, Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul). Go Ha Jin, now known as Lady Hae Soo, fights her way to survive in Goryeo. She has to deal with too many near-death experiences. She falls in love with Wang Wook but as his thirst for the throne grew, she becomes close friend with the 4th Prince, Wang So (Lee Joon Gi) who falls for her. She is victim of visions of the future and as she falls in love with Wang so, she makes her mission to change his future so that he could be remembered as good king. Choi Ji Mong (Kim Sung Kyun) is an elemental character for the entire plot, we find him both at the start and at the end. All the princes fight for the throne and many people are bound to die because of them. Throughout the episodes, we’ve found out who the traitors were, who deserves a lot of love and that some people died for love. The ending is for you to find out and for you to judge if it is a happy one or not..
The drama teaches us how parents can actually shape their child’s behavior as they grow up, especially when Queen Yoo (Park Ji Young) ignored Wang So throughout her life. We’ve learned how someone can sacrifice their life for someone they love, be it a person or their nation (we can relate with the actual situation in Ukraine).