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13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts

13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts

Typecast (verb): To assign (an actor or actress) repeatedly to the same type of role, as a result of the appropriateness of their appearance or previous success in such roles.


Whether you’re someone who likes seeing actors and actresses in familiar roles or prefer them to experiment, I think it’s safe to say typecasting is something that happens often in the entertainment industry. And the Korean entertainment industry is no exception.

Another phrase related to typecasting is “character concept”. Have you been able to pinpoint a consistent character concept when it comes to your favorite Korean actors and actresses? Twitter and Instagram have! Take a look at the memes below and see if you agree.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @kdramadaisy

Accurate! Lee Min-ho must’ve told casting directors he’s not about that middle class life.


Suzy’s roles have consistently taught us not to wait around for these boys 😉


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
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Sometimes the bromances were better than the actual romances.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
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Why can’t this dude ever have parents???


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @kdramadaisy

One Lee never has parents and the other always has powers. Together they are a superhero origin story.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @kdramanews

I personally love IU’s “attitude problem” in every role.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @kdramanews

A “daesang” is the grand prize in a Korean award show. A singer can win a daesang for music and an actor can win one for a drama. Kim Soo-hyun has six of them. That means the man is so talented, his character concept is “winning”.

But judging by this meme, an alternate character concept could be “tortured”. Tortured King. Tortured PD. Tortured alien. Tortured caretaker. His characters need a hug.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @kdramanews

Can we start a GoFundMe and raise money for said therapy? His characters also need hugs.


I feel like all his characters are INFJs.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @vibes0318 via @kdramanews

These screenwriters just don’t want my girl to be happy…


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @hallyusphynx via @kdramanews

…or my boy.

Although, Ji-soo’s character trajectory is a lesson in perseverance. He finally gets a girl


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @aesiiinchoi via @kdramanews

Let’s just say, in real life his sons are gonna have some competition.


13 Hilarious (and accurate) K-drama Character Concepts
Credit: @kdramanews

At this point, she’s my mom too.


So, do you agree with the typecasting/ character concepts that were identified? Which actors and actresses would you like to see branch out and take on different roles?

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5 Comments

  1. SO
    February 23, 2021 / 2:55 pm

    I really love this. Am having a serious lmao moment, thanks for this.CUS I was a little sad this evening

    • Adri
      Author
      February 23, 2021 / 3:39 pm

      Awww. I’m so glad this was able to put a smile on your face. I hope you feel better. It made me chuckle too.

  2. Laura
    March 3, 2021 / 9:36 pm

    I love this post! This site is a great find. Being back soon.

    • Adri
      Author
      March 3, 2021 / 9:41 pm

      I hope you got a good laugh out of it 😀

  3. Gianna
    May 27, 2021 / 3:13 pm

    You made my afternoon. I cackled about Lee Min Ho.
    Another typecast actress is Kim Ji Won. Has attitude and can be annoying but redeems herself in the end

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