Aside from what image they paint of South Korea, the image they give about romance and relationships is far more damaging. Many fans, domestically and abroad are young women. Even teenagers are among them, despite the age rating.
I don't care if someone dislikes a country without looking into it further, but I do care about girls thinking this is normal behavior from men and what they deserve to get from them. And since abusive elements and characters being romanticized is a global problem in romantic fiction, it is one which has more power to influence perceptions on that than on one country.
Yes, I hate wrist-grabs and forced kisses and all manner of such disrespect. You yank someone's members to save them from a truck (of doom), not to discuss your dinner plans or keep them away from whoever they want to interact with.
I forgot the snacks. Two East Asian food stores opened up in my neighborhood recently. I'll need to stock up on stuff. I know the series is not mainly about the food, but even regular dramas destroy me, let alone a restaurant themed one.
For the sake of my sanity, stomach and ability to critique this properly, I need snacks! (excuses ftw) I hope the dishes in the show somehow reflect the client well. Like, their hometown or mood or such.
Ahaha. That's so cute. I think a happy set with actors who hit it off well is important. For their own enjoyment, which they deserve. It also can help with the chemistry sometimes and it's a good preview of what we might get in the actual series chemistry-wise.
I can't wait. ^_^. Thanks for the video, @jongski!
They do. Lee Beom Soo got an awesome photoshoot done recently and I was thinking a joined one would be really cool for this. Quite a missed opportunity for 'Last'. They should promote the "enemy OTP" more. A "couple" photoshoot would rock. Ahaha.
I am looking forward to the conflict and hope jTBC will be smart in promoting that bit. So far, its promos look great.
Ahaha! We all know the feeling. Frankly, as long as something gets subtitled, I am good. Even if it is slowly subbed. Waiting I can do and as sad as the lack of popularity might be, I'd rather have that than messy plots and messy idols.
I just hope jTBC is prepared and knows what type of show it's making. Its 'D-Day' is clearly a more hallyu one, hence the young cast and SM. But they should be aware that 'Last' is not the kind. The way I see it, this is for the local audiences, so it just needs to do well domestically.
My worry is not on the artistic side. JTBC does not go the Big Three way of altering entire works the minute someone coughs critically. My worry is potential shortening of it if it does not do well, which is something cable stations do. 'At the End of the World' suffered that. It was a great series and it managed to wrap up nicely too, but it was still quite a cruel thing for the channel to do to its own, good show. So as long as 'Last' does ok domestically, we should get subtitles and it should normally do its own thing. Let's just hope audiences bite.
Same here. I wish someone made subtitled/caption versions, but there are no idols or way popular hallyu stars in a major role, so it won't happen. At least we got it for the main leads, but then again we always get more info on them so it's the side-characters which would be nice to read more on.
I think this is too minor a drama for this specific idol to be doing it for major exposure. Those go for rom-coms and such. That said, there is apparently a big fan base for the manga and Japanese live-action, so it will get reasonable exposure.
At least on the Korean/Japanese side. The reason, @larus, we get so many articles on the boy is because he is kpop-related and a selling point abroad. The hordes of fans won't care about human drama, cooking or even a big "ajeossi" name. And most sites about Korean drama go for the popular coverage. He also has many fans who have fanclubs, blogs etc, and translate things that bigger portals might not. This is always the case with idols. Kpop is big.
Idols in dramas is a worrying thing for many of us, but if he can act and if the creators do not lose focus because of his presence, coverage is not important. I think he chose an interesting project and it's a choice which makes me somewhat confident that he is in this for the work itself and to develop his skills.
I am one of those who usually opposes this habit, but in this case, I do not worry just yet. Let's see how the boy does.