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Lmangla

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hi ya chingus! dramaland is full of tropes and some of which we can predict in our sleep! hahhaha... but still there are some we love, some we roll our eyes at and some we just hate. but they make up our favourite dramas. so just like last year, we are going to see if we as a community can come up with 100 tropes we love and hate.

 

#1 -- the lazy second lead: okay, so yes, the second lead is all nice but he's lazy. why? he has been with the female lead for years and never made a move and just when the male lead shows up, he decides to make a move. so he wasted all this time for what? lazy! :tounge_wink:

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see, that was easy right? so add to the list (don't forget to mention the number), you can create a meme or just say why you like it or hate the trope. it can be one sentence or a small paragraph. (about 250 words max!!!). don't worry about your english. and if you are tech savvy, you can add a gif or screenshot or vid from your favourite drama as examples. tag a friend and get it rolling! have fun! 

 

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20 minutes ago, Lmangla said:

#1 -- the lazy second lead: okay, so yes, the second lead is all nice but he's lazy. why? he has been with the female lead for years and never made a move and just when the male lead shows up, he decides to make a move. so he wasted all this time for what? lazy! :tounge_wink:

There are so many of them!! So if I post another lazy second lead, does the number become #1a? Or a new number 2? New number is for new trope?

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5 minutes ago, ktcjdrama said:

There are so many of them!! So if I post another lazy second lead, does the number become #1a? Or a new number 2? New number is for new trope?

kekeke... no we are not naming second leads. just different tropes that we see in dramaland that we find hilarious. here's last year event which just made us laugh. :lol:

 

here's the first 10 we named:

#1 - rescued from truck of doom

#2 - The childhood friends turn into lovers
#3 Cliche pull and push realtionship
#4 Noble idiocy separation
#5 Rich boy poor girl
#6 Angry Encounters  
#7 The shopping/makeover scene  
#8 the rooftop room
#9 Piggyback ride
#10 Half-way through the drama amnesia trope

 

to see more,

 

 

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I would like to add.

#2 - Memory loss due to a certain accident or trauma.

#3 - Annoying prospective mother in law who tries to break up the couple.

#4 - Annoying 2nd leads (be it male or female) who tries to break up the couple. 

#5 - Bad boy turn good cos of the girl. 

#6 - Love at first sight.

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ah we are building a list! @DeePlatonicFan ~ just edited your post to include numbers. so people can keep adding to the list..

 

#2 - memory loss -- it is silly but am partial to the angst caused by memory loss when it is done right. a drama that I really enjoyed was birth secret. she was so confused to find this husband and child and could  not believe that she married such a man considering she is super educated, genius and rich.. her journey was actually fun to watch.

 

 

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#8 Also OTT Shipper mom's - Shipping captains for the OTP in question. These moms balance out the no so cool mom-in-laws who want to break up the couples.

 

 

These shipper moms will make them kimbap rolls, pack kimchi and side dishes and hide all the short comings of their kids! And also shock us all by pushing them closer!

 

 

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30 minutes ago, DeePlatonicFan said:

#5 - Bad boy turn good cos of the girl.

this trope really drives me nuts because it makes it seem like love has some restorative powers. if that was true, won't the world be a better place? guess, it is just fantasy no?

 

here's the list so folks can get numbering right!

#1 - lazy second lead

#2 - Memory loss due to a certain accident or trauma.

#3 - Annoying prospective mother in law who tries to break up the couple.

#4 - Annoying 2nd leads (be it male or female) who tries to break up the couple. 

#5 - Bad boy turn good cos of the girl. 

#6 - Love at first sight.

7 # Make Over 

#8 Also OTT Shipper mom's -

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45 minutes ago, DeePlatonicFan said:

#3 - Annoying prospective mother in law who tries to break up the couple.

 

18 minutes ago, staygold said:

#8 Also OTT Shipper mom's - Shipping captains for the OTP in question. These moms balance out the no so cool mom-in-laws who want to break up the couples.

 

for every break-up specialist, there is a matchmaker momma? hahahahha.... but what to do when you agree with the break-up specialist as the couple does seem idiotic? as in the reasons seem actually sane and practical? :sweatingbullets:

and some of these matchmaker momma get so excited that they pick the wrong guy! maybe they just want to shop for the wedding hanbok! :D

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Can we add husbands always cheating in daily dramas so that the main OTP get together in the end? Or a face off?? Someone changing another person's face so that they can hang on to this person. And of course, it includes amnesia lol:mrgreen:. @Ameera Ali knows what drama I'm talking about lol:sweat_smile::joy:

 

#10 Female Lead's Husband Always Cheats so that OTP can be together. 

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#11 Meet up at a fast food restaurant: Can we do it somewhere else other than subways or some coffee houses? There are many places that you can meet for a chat, pleaseeeee go somewhere else. Maybe taco-bell? You guys have taco-bell there! Dunkins Donuts maybe? You have that in korea too! Subway, just give other fast food restaurant a chance will yeah? hahah

 

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32 minutes ago, sushilicious said:

#11 Meet up at a fast food restaurant: Can we do it somewhere else other than subways or some coffee houses? There are many places that you can meet for a chat, pleaseeeee go somewhere else. Maybe taco-bell? You guys have taco-bell there! Dunkins Donuts maybe? You have that in korea too! Subway, just give other fast food restaurant a chance will yeah? hahaha

Thanks chingu:thumbsup::D. They really should change Subway by now lol. Don't they have McDonalds or Tim Hortons there?? Or any other fast food chains, as long as it's not Subway lol:sweat_smile:

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#12 annoying/ always perfect love confession  - didn’t they know how hard to come out with love confession in real life  :mrgreen::joy: But to have two amazing confession in same episode that crime to our little heart :yum:

 

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@Lmangla these second lead are lazy but maybe they spend there whole life to come up with love confession  - it’s was easy for him if he google it :phew:

 

 

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@lu09 don’t forget  point #13 changing feeling from no where  / double personality :joy:

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@Lawyerh They always highlight the verse number to pass messages lol. I'm surprised no cop ever found that out :mrgreen:.

2 minutes ago, Ameera Ali said:

@lu09  

 

15 # medical / miracle diagnosis :joy:

 

That no one can figure it out , may turn out to contagious between family members :joy:

 

This should have been in the top 10 lol:joy:. How did we forget this?:sweat_smile::mrgreen:

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#16 Serial killers or psychopaths are already hot Oppas lol. 

 

Their backstory is always interesting. It's either: they have been raised in an abusive environment; they enjoy killing people just for fun; or they kill someone accidentally and the cover up goes wrong so they end up killing some people down the line lol:sweat_smile:

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#17 The Car splash shield scene/shielding the FL from incoming bike. Recently seen in The Absolute Boyfriend ep 3.

 

And sometimes dramas know how to laugh at themselves for this trope!

 

 

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