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#20 Broken and troubled main lead being healed by love

 

Some tragic event happens in the past (usually in childhood) of our main lead that shapes his/her personality and still affects his/her life. Some of the tragic events that could have happened to our main lead are one or more of the list above:

  • Being betrayed by a lover or a friend  (Nice Guy)
  • Being abandoned or neglected by both or one parent
  • Being bullied by everyone around 
  • Suffered of physical abuse by parents or a member of his/her family (if the main lead is an orphan)
  • Lost a loved one: parents, girlfriend/boyfriend, sibling, best friend (sometimes our main laid can lost everyone he/she cared about)

The outcomes could be our main lead having a cold demeanor, poor social skills, distrustful personality, rude, distant, selfish, self hate. Sometimes they could have severe psychological conditions such as dissociative identity disorder (Kill me, heal me), psychosomatic disorders (I am not a robot).

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The troubled past of our main lead is usually revealed little by little trough flashbacks. The story could go like this: our main lead would meet his/her one true love whom at first would hate him/her but then would feel attraction and compassion because would see through that wall the broken soul and golden heart that is inside our main lead, who all this time is being misunderstood because he doesn't now love, so she/he would teach him how to trust, and socialize and will be with him/her through hard times so at the end our main lead will believe love conquers all and will have his/her happy ending.

 

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Call me cheesy but I love this kind of story he he he 

 

 

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Continuing from last time Drama Trope Central continues to bring all of you posters new offers and specials in regards to the request.

 

 

Regardless of all here is the next Trope.

 

 


 

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Trope # 21

 

Popular Drama Spots

 

 

So you decided that perhaps Investing in Door Locks or Cameras is not your cup of tea. Have no fear grab a sandwich from your local Subway though we hear Quiznos is getting just as popular and move on to this next area where investment is optional.

 

 

Aka the Sauna.

 

 

After your long day of searching for investments to no avail we just you just relax in one of Korea’s more popular area of Dramas aka the Sauna.

 

 

This may be a reaction of someone who may be visiting Korea for the first time.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

No Dears this isn’t a place for refugees as he thinks. :)

 

 

This spot is visited in nearly every drama at some point unless it is a period drama. J We have it on good authority that drama leads are bound to pay it a visit at some point because they don’t have money to stay in a nice place anymore or they have suddenly gone broke for some reason, kicked out of their house etc So you can expect them to stay a night or so at a Sauna. They may also end up here due to them hiding from loan sharks temporary or from some family members that one of them may have caused problems for the family such as an Immature Adult may have been scammed and doesn’t want to show their face out of shame or knows that they will get into trouble with the people at their house. So they will decide to lay low over here for a few days till the matter has cooled down. Then again a Sauna may just be used by family members for recreational purposes but as we have noticed at some point someone from a drama will eventually end up here.

 

 

In other words, this is also not a bad place to invest in. Perhaps if you get lucky you may end up looking after someone who is rich and doesn’t even know that till later on. Perhaps they may decide to even reward you for being kind to them.

 

 

So now that you have visited the Sauna you require some other popular spot to visit perhaps even add it in Your Regular Tour Package. Have no fear we have something else and no we aren’t talking about Rooftop Meeting Places since that has been covered already in the last post.

 

 

We now cover the Han River.

 

 

We have it on good authority that after the Sauna this will be a great place to visit not only for the scenic view that it provides which enables this to be a great spot if you are planning on going on a date but also to vent out all your frustrations if you are alone. If you enjoy being an Evil Second Lead have no fear this area supports said need as well. We can arrange group reservations where evil second leads can meet up here for secure evil planning of their next best evil schemes with their partners in crime. This place makes it nice and secure with little chance of any of you being disturbed when coming up with your schemes. And all. Though we hope that the calm and beautiful scene actually makes you change your mind and go on the correct path.

 

 

Though if all your plans end up failing or backfiring we suggest you use this place to attempt suicide as well. Fortunately for you we recommend that you inform us of the person that you have wronged along the way. This is for your own safety and wellbeing because we know that said person will preferably not let you die and will come to your rescue in the nick of time and we take this very seriously so for the right price we will inform them secretly. Making this a Win Win situation for all of us.

 

 

Finally, the Han River serves one Final purpose. This Trope that it can also turn into is as follows.

 

 

Toss The Ring

 

 

 

You are suffering from a bad breakup or have just discovered that you can’t be with your loved one for some reason or the other whether it is a noble sacrifice or you find out that he has been cheating on you for some reason or other. So what are you going to do now with the expensive Ring that they may have gifted to you. Certainly not sell it as that would be to good and one isn’t that smart enough to either think of that or want anything from said person even though you probably deserve it. Fortunately for you the Han River serves its other purpose as well. Just throw your ring in one of our designated Toss The Ring Spots and be done with your sad memories while we just fish it out later and profit from your misery or if we are feeling generous donate said rings or items for charity. Offcourse you can also try and discard some kind if incriminating evidence as well if you are the Second Lead or one of their family members. Don’t worry the Han River Guards your secrets well. :)

 

 

 

 

Hope you all enjoyed another report from Drama Trope Central and found it useful. Be sure to tune in next time for another trope from us if it hasn’t been covered. So till next time and continue to post another Trope which I can enjoy. Take Care all of you. :)

 

 

PS : After your tiring day from visiting all these places we recommend that end it all by ordering Pizza from Papa Johns. We also offer Special Discounts for all Trope Group Members so be sure to avail this deal

 

 

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#22 Birth secrets

 

Hehe. I remember city Hunter was the first ever drama I watched that had a huge birth secret, and I was so taken aback when it was revealed. I was like so surprised and thought they must be the most genius writers ever. I was young and inexperienced then, ok? LOL. I only came to know that it is one of the Makjang troupe that is commonly used in kdramas that is supposed to shock the viewers. Well only the viewers are more clever and they can sense a birth secret coming from miles away. Haha. 

 

Calling @triplem @stroppyse @USAFarmgirl @lynne22 @dhakra @themarchioness @phikyl @bedifferent @angelangie to come and participate here. I'm only watching dramas for 3 years now, I bet you people have more to add to the list than me. 

 

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#23 The Wrist Grab

 

Apparently, according to kdramas, there must be at least 1 wrist grab, usually more, and usually from the male member of the OTP to the female member of the OTP in a drama to show the OTP are truly in love. Who the heck decided a wrist grab is romantic anyway? And, how did the rest of us live without our wrists being grabbed and dragged around? :tongue:

 

Thanks for the shoutout @kokodus.

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@kokodus My fave 

#24 fan service shower scenes !!!

i’m not sure why all these male leads need to brood or make life decisions in the shower but heck I’m not complaining   :D

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I think @triplem's #24 may be my fave as well. :D

 

#25 Kdramas seem to only have 2 endings. Either:

 

1) Everyone, including villains who have miraculous changes of hearts, gets happy endings, aka A Really Big Kumbaya Ending, or

2) The lead(s) die.

 

With some very rare exceptions, there seems to be no middle ground in kdramas in terms of endings.

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hahaha 

 

#26 Dramas - 2nd female lead evil usually

 

i hate the most is the evil female / male lead that always act like they should be entitled to their wishes and they should get it .... 

 

what i almost hate is how when one thought that by leaving they are saving the other party? for goodness sake it doesnt help you know lols

22 minutes ago, stroppyse said:

1) Everyone, including villains who have miraculous changes of hearts, gets happy endings, aka A Really Big Kumbaya Ending, or

 

i prefer to see that the evil heart get some of their retributions....they need to really go thru the hardships....i'm not being a devil but still some times seeing them having the easy way out kinda like seeing ppl taking a shortcut :x

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#27  How a woman who does tons of part time jobs for a living or other low paying job, but can afford several pairs of Christian Louboutin shoes and at least one change of outfit a day.

 

#28 How people in kdramas can fit their copious wardrobes into one suitcase whenever they have to move, including jackets, dresses, slacks, tops, overcoats, shoes, purses, and accessories.  If they have 2 suitcases, they can also pack up their entire house. The gag in Hwayugi about the suitcases was pretty funny because it made fun of this. :)

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#29 how they always make the girl character strong at the beginning but turn them into a total mush later part of the stories almost like they lost the grip of the story lines all together.....

 

#30 they make the female lead to be a total saint sometimes that she is so forgiving and will forgive even the devil themselves for the kill

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#31 - a pair of glasses

 

as someone who wears glasses, it annoys me that characters sometimes get makeover and the first thing that goes is glasses. does the person get magic vision and they can now see? did they get a pair of contacts? what is the story here? what is hilarious is when characters wears glasses that have no lens! hahahahah..

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like this pic of @kokodus oppa -- only the frame which is so weird because even in shops when you buy, the frames are never empty. is it because the camera lighting person thinks the light will reflect off the lens? but what makes me laugh is how characters start wearing glasses and then all of a sudden through the drama, they are no longer wearing them. these are young leads -- only old people have reading glasses. hahahhaha.... :lol: considering how expensive frames can be especially when they are branded, it amazes me that no PPL company orders these leads to wear them the whole time. hahahah...

 

but what really irks me is how the frames are often all wrong for the face -- as a public service announcement, when you pick a pair of glasses, you should smile -- if your cheeks push up your frames or hides your smiley cheeks, then it is too big for your face.

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#32 - Babe Falls .. Oppa catcha

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:wacko:ops... this one for real...heeee *juz for laughs*

 

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#35 Genius trope

 

Do we not all love the character descriptions in which the male lead is either a genius doctor (with revenge thoughts *cough* Cross *cough*), genius restaurant owner, genius company CEO or genius chaebol son? :tongue:

 

But only male leads... never female leads. Just saying.

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#37 In kdramas, people have sex with clothes on.

 

Or they get up afterwards to put some clothes on before they jump back into bed to cuddle? Not really sure since we get the passionate kissing shot followed by the cuddling in clothes in bed shot, so not entirely sure of what happens in between. Btw, this is only in kdramas. In kmovies, they seem to have no compunction about taking it all off. :D

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#34 - when oppa is hot but his style is confusing.

maybe the stylist wants to make oppa more normal looking by putting him in bad sweaters, sparkly sweat suits, weird printed suits, tight pink pants or part of a children's costume (mask is missing)....

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#39 Let's kiss like a stone hits a tree trope

 

This is pretty old and the kisses in k-dramas got a lot better compared to k-dramas a couple years ago. But we still find it: the stone hits a tree kiss. The unrealistic und without any passion executed first kiss between the OTP which is supposed to make the viewer scream in relief that they finally are able to confess their feelings and show affection.

 

I remember being left behind with a feeling of deep disappointment watching the first k-dramas back then. ROFL

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@Lmangla that pullover was also worn by the Goblin (red) and Lee Jongsuk (powder blue, in Weightlifting Fairy cameo), making it the It(chy) Shirt of 2016.

 

#40 Everyone eats at Subway

 

#41 Kim Nam Gil is the Korean Sean Bean

He dies in 16 out of 26 credited works. I'm sorry, oppa, we can't protect you from this cruel world.

 

 

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This looks fun! Here's mine.

 

#42 Cutting your own hair will give you a cool haircut

Whenever the kdrama char decided to cut her/his own hair the end result is always cool or at least a salon-quality haircut which is impossible to do in real life :lol: 

I don't hate it but it's kind of funny.

 

 

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