Welcome to the fifth episode of Pass the K-popcorn, where the Seoulbeats team get together to discuss their thoughts on K-entertainment and share their personal experiences.

In the world of K-dramas, romcoms are a staple and the tropes that come with this genre are endless. As we delve into the world of Korean romcoms, we discuss which of these tropes have lost their relevance, and which ones are changing for the better. Walk with us ten years back into the past as we assess dramas from way back in the early 2000s, before we return to more recent releases!

Listen to it here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6pIZl1OP1DlNlNFwt5VFy9?si=ecf09abe5fbd4070

0:03:43 Begone male control as love! Don’t fall for your bullies!

0:09:17 Deua ex machina, amnesia, and comas

0:14:14 Don’t fall for your bullies, appreciate a nice guy

  • The Heirs, Extraordinary You

0:19:42 Subverting the love triangle trope and the Candy character

  • Don’t Dare to Dream

0:22:58 “She’s not like other girls!” — A toxic mentality

0:24:14 Independent and complex females

0:26:55 Female friendships as the focus

  • Thirty-nine, In My Twenties

0:29:28 Stop with the transactional and domineering relationships!

  • My Shy Boss

0:34:28 Childhood friends — Yes or No?

0:40:13 A good team, a relationship that works, and friendships

0:51:25 Drama Recommendations

(Music by lrobinson_sds from Pixabay)