This allows you to fully engage with the magnificent acting.Even young actors (of which there are many) have a mastery of nuance and expression that is rarely seen in US TV.

If you hate characters whose personalities change depending on who wrote the episode this week, not to mention storylines forever unfinished due to abrupt cancellation, you’ll find a lot to like about this model.

It also reduces the lag between production and air date, so that Korean dramas often reflect recent events that are still in the news in their storylines.

You will notice a lot of American music in Korean dramas, especially during restaurant scenes. And the selections may surprise you (70s pop songs seem to be particularly popular).

Background music is almost always western in style as well.

Kpop songs may also be featured, and OST (original sound track) releases are common for hit dramas.

KDrama episodes are longer than US TV programs, from 40 minutes to an hour of actual episode time, with limited commercial breaks.

The bulk of the commercials may be played in one long session before or after the episode, depending on your viewing venue.

INTRO TO KDRAMA & SAGEUK KOREAN DRAMA AWARDS WHERE TO WATCH KOREAN DRAMA SUBTITLES & DUBBING WHAT IS THE NAME OF THIS KOREAN DRAMA??

MORE NEWBIE RESOURCES KDRAMA WEBSITES & BLOGS KOREAN DRAMA RECOMMENDATIONS JUMP TO COMMENTS Korean drama differs from American TV series in several significant ways.

First of all, most dramas are produced as a complete series with a fully developed storyline for a specific number of episodes (1-100+), after which the series ends and the actors move on to a new one.

Occasionally, extra episodes or even an additional season is added to extend an extremely popular drama, but this is unusual.