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Global Perspectives

Arts and entertainment: K-drama

December 11, 2019

Introduction: As writing instructors in UWRF’s English Language Transition (ELT) Program one of our missions is to involve English learning students in campus activities while strengthening their knowledge of English. We could think of no better way to do this than to have them publish an article in the Student Voice. What you are about to read is the final product of several sessions of brainstorming and writing followed by consultations with native speakers including some from the TESOL program and the Student Voice. — Kiki Augustin (ESL 211 Intermediate Writing) and Alex Hatheway (MODL 310 Advanced Composition)

Hotel Deluna is a famous TV show. These days Korean drama is famous around the world. I’ve even heard a lot about K-drama from American, Chinese and Japanese students, who are interested in K-drama.

This drama has famous Korean singers like IU and P.O. Besides, the story is interesting and well-organized. The story of the drama is about a love story between a guy and a main character who manages a hotel for ghosts. The main character’s name is Jang Man-wol. Many people bought her things that she was wearing in drama. Her things were popular because she always wears fancy dresses and beautiful accessories.

I think the first reason why this drama is so popular is the main character’s popularity. This drama is particularly popular in China, so I asked some Chinese students about why this drama is popular in China. Most of them said they usually enjoy watching Korean dramas because the contents are mysterious, and the subject is interesting; especially Hotel Deluna. I expect many Korean dramas to become more popular all over the world in the future.