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August 16, 2018
October 19, 2018
You know, everyone always *complains*
about Aristotle's "Poetics", but no
one ever *does* anything about it.
Except for the Korean television
drama, or course. It holds its thumb
to its nose, wiggles its fingers, and
makes rude noises at it.
Dramatic unity? Logical necessity? Aish!
In Korean dramas there's a common
plot element where it turns out
that disparate people happen to be One that they love: it
connected in unexpected ways, turns out that all of the
purely by coincidence. characters actually knew
each other when they were
For regular viewers that's long since kids.
stopped being a glaring absurdity,
it's edging over into an expected
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