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The power of words, jewels that give dramas life

2008/06/19 Source

If one word repays a thousand debts, then one word makes a drama shine.

In KBS "DdukBaeGi" on the 11th, Man-bong (Kang Kyung-joon), who is accused of stealing a wallet, states his innocence. He says, "I'm a fan of Na Hoon-ah. There's something I learned from him, and I will show you", and unzips his pants. The lines parody a scene from Na Hoon-ah's recent press conference.

The fitting lines that make us slap our knees unknowingly. Because of Man-bong's one line, "DdukBaeGi" feels newer.

Many dramas have produced well-known lines. The most well-known is 'I'll break it all', by Shim Eun-ha in "Trap of Youth", 'Are you hurting? I'm hurting too', by Lee Seo-jin in "Damo", 'You're inside here', by Lee Dong-gun in "Lovers in Paris", and 'Look at your state', by Han Ye-seul in "Fantastic Couple". There are more, too many to list.

"On Air", a drama that outlined the truth of working in a broadcasting company, had many famous lines. "How are there double winners for the best award? Is this for perfect attendance? Is this for good conduct?" and "Doing your best is not what makes a pro. You have to be good". and "To an actress, scandals are not scary. Time is".

But not all lines make the drama shine. One misplaced line makes viewers criticize the drama. 

For example, in "Ah-hyeon Dong's Madam", a line said, "Aren't male entertainers so funny on variety shows these days? They go crazy and are scared on a helicopter". This line alluded to the variety program "Infinity Challenge". Fans of the show criticized the drama, and the cursing in the drama was also an object of criticism.

Generally, dramas that produced famous lines became popular, and there were always famous lines in popular dramas. Do famous lines and a drama's popularity go hand in hand? Even today, drama writers are working hard to write excellent lines. We will look forward to more lines that make dramas shine like jewels.

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