K-Factor – Episode 2: K-Drama
In this episode titled Hallyu Binger, on Annyeong Station, curated and hosted by our Korean language student, Dilnaz, we look at K-dramas as exemplars of cultural immersion, how binge-worthy K-dramas keeps one hooked and how K-dramas in particular and movies more generally, have acted as a catalyst for students to learn Korean.
“Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” – Bong Joon Ho, Director of the Oscar-winning film, Parasite.
From their intriguing plot lines to creating emotional connections with their viewers, Korean dramas and movies have taken the world by storm. Korean dramas are so binge-worthy that one loses count of how many Korean shows one has watched, especially during the countless lockdowns due to the pandemic. Korean dramas are focused on friendship, lifestyles, family, career, love and have provided a sweet escape for us all.