Evolution of A Monster: How ‘Weak Hero’ built a villain right before our eyes

Those to whom evil is doneDo evil in return. W. H. Auden, September 1, 1939 Spoiler warning: This post contains spoilers for 'Weak Hero Class 1'. Rating warning: This drama is rated R and the content discussed in the following paragraphs reflect that rating. Trigger warning: child abuse, bullying The moment I realized what Beom... Continue Reading →

‘The Golden Spoon’ character vignette: Why we love a morally gray protagonist

Spoilers ahead for episodes 1-4 of The Golden Spoon. Lee Seung Cheon -- as one sharp Asianwiki commenter put it -- is a morally gray protagonist. By that, I mean that his actions are not always what one might consider noble or conventionally good. His motivations are sometimes flat-out questionable; for instance, a couple of... Continue Reading →

Abusing Jun: The Way This K-Drama Deals With Domestic Abuse Hits Different

Spoiler warning: This post contains spoilers for the drama At A Distance, Spring Is Green. Trigger warning [TW]: This post contains mentions and discussion of physical abuse and psychological abuse. I wrote on At A Distance, Spring Is Green when it had a mere two episodes out -- and as much as I casually enjoyed... Continue Reading →

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