We all know how K-dramas have been in almost everyone’s watchlist ever since the enhanced community quarantine was implemented. But it seems like not everyone is on board with this idea. Director Erik Matti, for instance, had a few things to say about them.
The daily top ten most viewed on #Netflix shows us how our movies and tv are doomed in the future. K-drama galore. Faux cinderella stories with belofied actors whiter than white. And it’s all about love in the midst of this pandemic. 🥵😠😫😤
In a tweet, the “Buy Bust” director criticized these series, calling them “[f]aux cinderella stories with belofied actors whiter than white.” He also pointed out how these shows “are all about love” despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
This was met with a lot of replies from netizens who thought that there’s a lot more to K-dramas than just a “shallow” plot. They pointed out that there are series that tackle social issues like class, gender and race.
Hi sir, may I suggest the following dramas (weren’t shown on Netflix realtime so they weren’t hyped but I believe they’re there). No love stories, just pure good storytelling ang acting.
– SKY CASTLE – MISAENG – REPLY 1988 (might have a bit love story but not the focus) – SIGNAL
Itaewon Class which is filed under “K-drama galore”, tackles social injustice, racism, class differences, and transgender issues, more than a love story if we’re not close-minded. I get your frustration but one might pick up a gem from that list.
Some people commented that watching K-dramas has become their form of escapism, adding that they watch it for “pure entertainment,” despite being “shallow.”
Allow us this coping strat. I enjoy your films as much as I enjoy kdramas. I know the difference & I know when & how to appreciate them. What’s ailing is the PH film industry. Not enough funds & courage for brilliant projects. Kdramas are “mababaw” but they’re pure entertainment.