9 KDrama Cliches That We Love!


Cliché : an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has become overused.

Kdramas are full of cliches, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. There are some cliches that we enjoy watching a lot. Here are 9 such cliches. 

                         #9: EATING RAMEN

(Almost) Every character in a drama develops a midnight (or morning, evening) craving for ramen. While this scene has been played numerous times, it's still an enjoyable (and yummy) one.

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                       The K2                                                          Cheese In The Trap

                       #8: SHOWER SCENES

For some reason, the male leads in kdramas find it easy to brood over their problems in the shower. But hey, we are not complaining. *Wink, wink*

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        Descendants Of The Sun                                             Something About 1%

                #7: I HATE YOU- I LOVE YOU

Though sometimes it can be a bit frustrating to watch, this is one of the most entertaining plot-lines to watch. The excitement to watch them finally admit their feelings to each other is worth any frustration. It's a roller-coaster ride.

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                 Another Miss Oh                                                Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

                       #6: GENDER-BENDER

How someone can confuse a girl for a guy is beyond my understanding. But that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. The misunderstanding, as well as our main lead being confused about his feelings, makes for quite a fun watch! 

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                     Love in the Moonlight                                                    Splash Splash LOVE

                #5: SLEEPING ON SHOULDER

These scenes are just so sweet and cute to watch.

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             Uncontrollably Fond                                                  Legend Of The Blue Sea

                   #4: PIGGYBACK RIDE

This is without a doubt, one of the best transportation methods present in dramaland. Watching our oppa carry the passed out female lead to her home is so sweet. (The reverse piggyback ride where the female lead piggybacks her oppa is also available. and just as sweet.)

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                   Blow Breeze                                                       Beautiful Gong Shim

                          #3: BACK HUG

Well, they are just so damn romantic, and that's all I will say.

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         Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo                                                       Goblin

               #2: FORCED COHABITATION

Our leads forced into cohabitation are just one of the best things that can happen in a dramaland, whether it's due to a ghost-busting business or amnesia. 

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              Bring It On, Ghost                                                             Shopping King Louis


When/Because parents force our leads to get married, they choose contract marriages as their way out. It's taking the cohabitation thing one step further. Watching them stumble their way to love is just...amazing.

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            Something About 1%                                                         Marriage Contract      

Which one do you enjoy watching the most?

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    Shay May 30, 2017

    Am a sucker for #1, 5, and 7

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    RayRay Mar 2, 2017

    Ramen(^◇^) I'm craving for it rn!

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    FreakingScary Feb 12, 2017

    Bringt it on, Ghost ~ I finished it recently, my life is meaningless now. Such a great drama, why did it have to end *cry*

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    nad Feb 11, 2017 - edited

    These are the reasons I enjoy Kdramas so much. The love triangle and b***chy mom and/ex girlfriend can also be added

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    Parknara Feb 10, 2017

    Jjang!! hahah

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    Trouble-chan Feb 9, 2017

    Back hugs make go all smiley. :) Piggybacks are cute, but for me back hugs ALWAYS win.

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    sagwao_o Feb 8, 2017

    Back hugs for me too!!!

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    ikki94 Feb 8, 2017

    BACK HUGS are my favourite one

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    mahgikkow23 Feb 8, 2017 - edited

    Gotta love them piggyback rides XD especially when the female lead has to carry the male lead ;D

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      XiaoYu Feb 9, 2017

      I remembered a scene in Coffee Prince...it was so funny.

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    PurpleOwl Feb 8, 2017

    Clichés and tropes are two different things. At least 1 cliché happens in every show. A trope is what sets up the plot.
    So the list should go



    Some of my favorite clichés
    Makeover - male or female
    Wrist grab - especially when it turns to hand holding
    Sick care - swoon

    I don't know if this counts as a cliché in directing but TRIPLE plays!

    Love your tropes
    Reverse harem is another favorite of mine but rarely done well
    Exs is fun as well

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    Unnie25 Feb 8, 2017

    I love all of those! Lol

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    fiflydramalover Feb 8, 2017

    Back hugs and ramen are my fav <3 <3 <3

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    uyujeon Feb 7, 2017

    Drinking soju and getting absolutely drunk too lol

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    alexa Feb 7, 2017

    Forced cohabitation is one of my faves omfg

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    StephStephieTeff Feb 7, 2017

    1 and 2 are my fave! Fitting right before this article was posted I made a post asking everyone's fave cohabitation / contract marriages dramas!

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