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Poll: Korean drama vs Japanese drama


Dec 23, 2011 4:24 PM

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Stopped watching Jdrama after discovering Kdrama
 
Dec 27, 2011 10:01 PM

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Korean. The stiffness in Japanese dramas drives me crazy. >_>
 
Dec 29, 2011 5:14 PM

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I like both, but my first drama was korean, and I just always end up watching more korean than jap.
 
Jan 1, 2012 9:20 AM

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Korean. The stiffness in Japanese dramas drives me crazy. >_>


True
 
Jan 15, 2012 10:39 AM

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Dorama seems goes with a more realistic story while Korama can be too much melancholy. Both are good depend on the situation and mood. But I admit that one of korama plus point is there are so much bisshies actor/actress in korea than in Japan. We all know that Korean actor/actress goes well with plastic surgery... For me everything is good alas the drama itself suits my criterias...
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Jan 15, 2012 5:31 PM

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imo i think korean dramas are better bc they are more entertaining and they usually catch your eye to watch the other episodes after the pilot ;;

but my opinion isn't that valid since i barely watch japanese dramas(=`〜´=)
 
Jan 28, 2012 8:21 AM

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not a fan of korean drama because they sound so foreign to me.
 
Jan 29, 2012 3:21 PM

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The differences between them from what I've observed:

K-Drama - aesthetics, aesthetics, aesthetics. All those actors better look damn good or no one will watch the drama, well, in the case of k-industry. Take for example the differences between Hana Yori Dango and Boys Over Flowers. Chemistry between actors in HYD is a lot better than in BOF, BUT, overall, the guys in BOF are much more pleasing to the eyes. Settings and atmosphere are more planned out, down to their outfits which are also extremely glamorous. There's gotta be snow falling, beautiful houses with fireplaces, the works. You gotta give the Koreans credit at how hard they work to make everything extravagant and gorgeous.

However . . .

Storyline wise, yes, the comedic ones are pretty hilarious, and some actors do click, whereas some do not. If you take a step back from the razzle dazzle, you find that Korean dramas tend to lack...characterization? There's a set main couple in the beginning, and then your usual villains/rivals that'll do anything possible to break them apart, yadayada. Never really felt the soul in them, ya know? Perhaps the writing is lacking after all the planning, but I never saw a real good reason why the characters in K-drama fell in love the way they did. Winter Sonata was probably the most unbelievable, in my honest opinion.


Japanese dramas seem less budgeted, and aesthetics tend to not take the forefront, (excluding live actions.) Sometimes it's a bit awkward, but when there's a really good drama with a good cast of characters, the acting really shines through.
 
Jan 29, 2012 3:27 PM

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comparing K-drama to J-drama like comparing BIEBER to THE BEATLES or TWILIGHT to HARRY POTTER

K-drama just satisfying your lust of good looking boys with plastic surgery over good story.
J-drama no need that kind of formula because they want the audience noticed the story that they made.
that's why most of K-drama just disgusting love story with bunch of plastic artist that definitely attract more ppls to watch.

 
Mar 8, 2012 2:54 AM

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I like Japanese dramas better, but Korean dramas are great too :)
 
Mar 8, 2012 6:05 AM

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Vinefeather said:
Korean. The stiffness in Japanese dramas drives me crazy. >_>

what
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Mar 8, 2012 7:57 AM

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honeycherish said:
I like Japanese dramas better, but Korean dramas are great too :)


Agree.
 
Mar 17, 2012 2:37 PM

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Korean dramas ftw c:
 
Mar 21, 2012 2:13 PM

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I keep trying to see some Korean drama but I find them really annoying so Jap for me.
 
Mar 24, 2012 3:05 AM

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Japanese Dramas.
K-dramas are so... bloody... long.
I can't finish them.
 
Mar 29, 2012 1:22 PM

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Japanese dramas all the way. Korean dramas seem to use the same formula over and over (girl pretends to be a guy/girl and guy hate each other). They're also a lot longer and tend to drag everything out.
 
Apr 1, 2012 10:03 AM

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i like korean dramas better.
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Apr 13, 2012 3:45 PM

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I've got to say I'm more of an K-drama girl since their dramas are much more creative, interesting and cute. Plus the actors and actress's are good at playing their individual roles and almost all of k-dramas have really good comedy involved. And maybe the reason why I prefer k-drama to j-drama is that the men are waaayyy hotter and good-looking same goes for the women they always look so flawless and glamorous PLUS I love their sense of style they always look so cool, cute and quirky :D With j-drama its more on always looking cute and kawaii and at times quite unrealistic :/

 
Apr 21, 2012 9:26 AM

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I like both but I have more problem to finish a korean drama than a japanese. It's just too long, there are too much episodes. And sometimes (when for example an episode lasts one hour) it becomes soooo boring !
Oh and maybe I prefer Japanese drama because the first drama I saw, was japanese.
The language is also a little problem. Usually, I don't care but I don't like to listen Korean too much. BUT I must admit that actors in K-Drama are better. The characters are more realistic.
 
Apr 23, 2012 12:51 PM

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koreans take the spot if it is a boysxgirls love themed drama as its story is rather shallow.... or lighthearted if you say nicely . Of course good looking actors&actresses play major role on its success. It's love story , ppl dont need complicated stuffs for it.

Japan take a larger spot on family themed or sad story of someone/something. Series like 1 litres of tear just take the cake.

I'd choose Japan of coz , the amount of corny'ness of korean love story kills me inside.
 
Apr 24, 2012 7:24 AM

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I prefer Korean dramas over Japanese dramas, but my ever-favorite will always be Taiwanese dramas.
Though I like Japanese movies than Korean ones... If that makes any sense.
 
Apr 25, 2012 1:01 PM

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I both like K-dramas & J-dramas. All asian dramas are great, and english dramas are too ^-^
 
May 21, 2012 8:02 AM

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I prefer Korean Dramas although there aren't that many differences. I'm not sure but i guess I'm just digging the style a lot at the moment.

I like Korean fashion and the music they use, I think Korean guys are hotttttt too. ^_^
 
May 23, 2012 10:06 PM

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I tend to like Japanese dramas more.
 
May 25, 2012 12:19 AM

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I prefer korean dramas. I find Korean actors better and let's be honest, generally, hotter. Also, I feel like korean dramas are more 'western' if you know what I mean, and I prefer that style when it comes to live action.
 
May 25, 2012 8:20 PM

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I love korean dramas than japanese dramas. :) Korean actors and actresses are more beautiful and handsome.. :) although I love some of the jdramas such as hungry and detective conan live action..
 
May 26, 2012 7:21 AM

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I prefer Japanese dramas. Korean dramas tend to be too melodramatic and long-winded for my liking.
 
May 28, 2012 7:37 AM

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I used to watch both. But after a while, once you watch a few K-dramas, I feel that that's it. The love story pattern is too similar from one to another that I got bored. J-dramas seem to offer more variety.
 
May 28, 2012 8:47 AM

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I actually hesitated. I liked both of them ~_~
 
Jun 10, 2012 12:15 AM

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They are different. I enjoy both.
 
Jun 11, 2012 2:43 PM

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I love korean drama but i watch japense movie
 
Jun 30, 2012 9:37 AM

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I take back my vote.

I vote for Korean drama. I've gotten a better taste of them over these past few months and I have to say, I do prefer them. Although both are still great.
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Jul 2, 2012 5:26 PM

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Korean drama gets my vote. I've tried watching Japanese dramas but after a couple minutes in I can't take it. I'm extremely picky and anyway, I'm more familiar with k-dramas.
 
Jul 15, 2012 6:25 AM

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Korean for drama

Japanese for anime

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Jul 22, 2012 2:56 PM

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i prefer japanese even though my first drama was korean.
jap>korean taiwan>korean taiwan?jap
korean does the same formula with adding drop dead gorgeous guys, and it's love triangle plot. also there is always someone in the cast that is rich.
japanese sucks at doing live actions with the exception of manga and the wallflower, but even though the people are all sexy i find japanese more realistic. plus japanese has good comedy and offer variety. people say japanese act stiff. i don't see it(unless its a live action of an anime), but i do see it in some korean drama. also i am a bigger fan of japanese music and i like the openings in the japanese drama more. plus no asian drama does delinquents better than japanese. kiss scene wise they both suck. taiwan does it the best. i can't decide though out of taiwan and japanese

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Jul 27, 2012 7:17 PM

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I personally love both, but I got to say that I like Korean dramas a touch more!
 
Jul 27, 2012 10:48 PM

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Koreans for me, better acting i guess. japanese dramas just seem to make everything funny or from what ive seen so far. But its not like korea has all these epic animes.
 
Aug 7, 2012 3:16 PM

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I actually like Korean dramas more, too.
 
Aug 29, 2012 7:05 PM

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I like Japanese dramas much better, and I've seen my fair share of both. I feel like Korean dramas have too much sappy and cliche romances while J-dramas branch out into other genres. I've never seen a K-drama as good as Liar Game, for example.
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Sep 6, 2012 8:44 PM

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I love korean dramas than japanese dramas. :) Korean actors and actresses are more beautiful and handsome.. :) although I love some of the jdramas such as hungry and detective conan live action..


And more than 90% of the Korean actor/actress made plastic surgery.
 
Sep 15, 2012 6:20 PM

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I've watched both of them an equal amount (read: equally as little), but if I had to choose which one was better, I'd have to say Korean.

They're both "meh" compared to my enjoyment with anime, and atrocious compared to good movies.

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And more than 90% of the Korean actor/actress and singers have had plastic surgery.

oh and +1


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Sep 16, 2012 10:43 AM

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hong kong dramas > japanese/korean dramas
 
Sep 16, 2012 12:03 PM

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I like the Japanese actors ..
Japanese dramas are the most plausible.

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Sep 23, 2012 3:32 AM

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Dorama is the best... Majisuka Gakuen FTW
 
Oct 8, 2012 1:18 PM

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JDrama > Kdrama
 
Oct 11, 2012 2:03 PM

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ok, both kind of dramas are good, contrair to some people opinions their acting isnt bad is just they focus in something else, that we arent use to see
beyond that korean dramas are better than the japanese, couse they get more deep, the others are like a bad copy of anime.....
 
Oct 23, 2012 3:51 PM

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They're both terrible; terribly acted and terribly cheesy lol.

And all the "hot men" look like girls.

Give me a European or American show any day! Now THOSE are good.
 
Oct 23, 2012 7:36 PM

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Japanese people are horrible at acting.
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Oct 23, 2012 7:42 PM

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Japanese people are horrible at acting.


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Oct 23, 2012 7:46 PM

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mokona_mushroom said:
They're both terrible; terribly acted and terribly cheesy lol.

And all the "hot men" look like girls.

Give me a European or American show any day! Now THOSE are good.

right id lke to see a us tv studod do a 52 episode historoc drama eatch year hmmm that it they cannot caue us history has been done to death in mpvies
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