Recently I began to see KDrama. I've read several topics in this forum and other forums. I'm not too much knowledge about life in this country, nor about the customs of Asia. I would like to ask some questions and I apologize if my question will seem childish or silly, but I'ma rookie at this, please be patient with me...
1. Atitude about children/adolescents education
In KDrama, Korean children are listed as subjects totally submissive to parents. I realized there are no comments on the decisions of parents and stoically endure the criticisms and comments, even when it is unjust. It is also true in real life?
Several kdrama, show scenes with physically abused adolescents (eg, My Lovely Sam Soon, My Girl, Only You, etc.). Almost always the mothers ... and not just the teenagers, adults also frequently bear same treatment.
This is a local custom, or what is the explanation? The Korean woman, or rather the Korean mother is a sort of Cruella de Vil? I can not say that in my country are only mothers milk and honey. There are also mothers who physically abuse children, but the way these scenes are presented in kdrama, makes me think that corporal punishment (especially head injuries, which occur frequently), are a common way to solve a conflict or enforcement action.
If, indeed, the methods of correcting the inappropriate behavior of young people are these, there is no civil society's views on physical aggression ... or this form of behavior the civil society does not consider non-teaching approach!?
2. Atitude about situations of domestic violence
The same question about the relations between spouses. There are several scenes that are presented as the husband, almost always in a conflict situation supports beatings from his wife without saying anything and almost seems to say, OK .. hit me because I deserve and more.
3. About behavioral attitude
In conflicts between two people of opposite sex, the female character most of the time is screaming (when the male character's voice rises) immediately condemned the stance taken by the male characters, demanding respect ... is somehow a purely matriarchal atitude on relations between the sexes and... if so, how they came to the matriarchal rule seems valid ... only in the Far East, because in Europe the attitude of the presentation is completely opposite. The respect that women is calling to the man, does not apply in her case?
4. Social attitudes
Most of the characters when they are under stress and tensions of any kind, always choose to defuse tensions by excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages. There are some scenes where one character consumed so much alcohol that needs help to go home and are in most cases the person suffering from digestive disorders (is vomiting). It's just an image issue of alcohol (to highlight the manhood against the vicissitudes of life) or alcohol abuse is common? How does this attitude of Korean society?
5. Attitudes to inter-relate
What is it touching the other's hands?
Why in the case of couples involved in relationships, the maximum emotional expressiveness moment, is considered the kiss ... but the kiss that is described in KDrama is very in appetitive! Because, as I have seen so far (about 25 kdrama), kissing wobble, no spark, only an approximation of the lips and unfortunately, it seems forced, unnatural and does not transmit any kind of emotion ... that make me feel that I've missed an important moment in the display and therefore did not understand the interaction of the two characters. True, shamelessly kisses belong to XXX movies, but I find it hard to believe that in real life in intimate relationships, the kisses are so ... shy (and not even talk about chastity here).
The actors, are defined as people with extensive knowledge of chameleon, for conveying feelings and emotions on screen, what ordinary people can not externalize giving a visual expression. Or, if an actor does not convey the message as a true performance, its performance falls into ridicule.
Still have questions about Korean life and society, but for now await comments.