NewsLetter DailyWeekly
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

The K-drama Cliché We Can't Get Away From

2017/07/30 | 401 views | Permalink | Source

K-drama has a lot of clichés: Rich man with his cinderella, (required) hospital scene, mean in-laws, water splash on the face, and the most frequent out of all is the secret of the birth. Even in the drama "Father is Strange", the pandora's box was opened recently.

This cliche has been used so many times through out the history of numerous k-dramas and sometimes it's so predictable. Yet, it's hard to resist the dramatic suspense that comes from this secrecy and it sure increase more tension through out the show. Let's take a look at some of the dramas that used this ultimate cliché.

"My Daughter Seo-yeong"

Thought he was a biological son and raised him for over 20 years, but found out he wasn't.

"Smile, Dong-hae"

Thought he was an arch enemy, but found out he was a hidden step-brother.

"Lee Soon-sin is the Best"

There was a biological mother and a mom who raised her, and found out the father wasn't a biological father either.

"Heaven's Promise"

Thought he was a biological father but found out their DNA doesn't match up.


He lived as an orphan since he was abandoned after birth but found out he is a royalty.

"Father is Strange"

Finally found his biological father after all the difficulties just to find out he's actually a friend of the biological father.


By. Lily Lee

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations