Lies, Lies, Lies: K-Drama’s Hot New Topic


  Almost every k-drama plotline seems to involve a lie.

It’s hard to keep the complications in a plot going for a long time if everyone tells the truth.

With “The Liar Game” and “Pinocchio” using lies as a central theme, it may be time to examine the importance of lies versus the truth in k-drama plotlines.

There are different kinds of lies in k-drama plots, but they mostly break down into two categories: the lies made to benefit others and the ones characters make for their own benefit.

There’s lying about committing a crime, when really someone else did it.

That’s what happened to Hwang Jung Eum in “Secrets.” She pretended to commit a crime so that the man she loved would not have to go to jail.

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