Character Moulds

Sometimes, there are certain types of characters actors like to play…all the time. Not that it’s bad, since they do play them very well. Often, this happens to rookie actors who need to establish a foundation for their acting before experimenting with more different types of characters. Other times, the older age group of actors are relegated to certain types of characters primarily due to just their natural aging. Let’s take a look at some notable ones I’ve noticed.

Lee Jong Suk- Let’s Go Back To School….to Slack Off.

We all got to start somewhere, right? Luckily he grows into different characters later.

School 2013 – Jjang yet class president

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Year in Review: Trendsetting, Come On and Jump on the Bandwagon!

We all know that when we watch Korean Dramas, we’ll often find certain tropes used over and over again. You know what I am talking about! For example, the cold chaebol who has a traumatic past but is really actually sensitive falls in love with poverty stricken, multiple job working, happy, but not so smart Candy? For formulas that have generated much success in the past, of course it’s going to be recycled again and again! The same goes for entire dramas! Once one drama has generated a following and experiences sky high ratings, you can be sure there will be 2-3 dramas following it in the same category! Let’s take a look throughout the drama years of 2009-2014!

2009

F4 Style – Male Harem

  • Boys Over Flowers
  • You’re Beautiful
  • Sungkyunkwan Scandal

2010

 This is Not My House, But I’m Gonna Live Here Anyways

  • Cinderella’s Sister
  • Personal Preference
  • Mischievous Kiss
  • Creating Destiny
  • Stars Falling From the Sky
  • Oh! My Lady
  • My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

2011

 Let’s Pretend to be Something I’m Not

  • Baby Faced Beauty
  • Myung-wol The Spy
  • Miss Ripley
  • My Princess

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