BCM320 Contextual Essay K-Dramas


Within my digital Artefact I explored Korean Dramas specifically those available for western consumption on Netflix, I had very little to no actual exposure to K-Dramas in the past and even had somewhat of distaste for endeavouring to experience them. This was because I felt that the actual content of K-Dramas couldn’t possibly be appropriate for what I generally watch which is usually action content. I think the real issue here comes from the assumption that K-Drama implies that the medium can only be romantic drama and be unable to move beyond that yet I saw a great deal of K-Dramas with rom-com elements and even action and fantasy genres that I would never even consider to associate with them. The field site I chose to study this cultural medium was Netflix as there are a great deal of them on Netflix as their internationally is a widespread interest in…

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