While watching a drama, something else might grab your attention, aside from the beautiful actors or the catchy soundtrack. Something like a lamp or a car or whatever that’s part of the set. I’ve been watching Korean dramas of late and these are two of what took my attention:
I really love this globe that serves as a lamp in the office of the deputy director of the NSS (National Security Service). It would be so cool to have one at home too.
ALL ABOUT MY ROMANCE
This is the house of MP Kim Soo-young. Look at those book shelves and is that a staircase?
I love dramas that pay attention to the sets and some of them become iconic and profit-generating like the house in, well, FULL HOUSE. Nami Island is also a good example on why locations matter.
In general, South Korea has been good at marrying pop culture and tourism, which brings me to my long angst that I wish Taiwan would have been more adept at it. Coming from the METEOR GARDEN generation, they could have taken advantage of it then and did MG Tours. There was just so much potential and there remains to be a lot of potential (and getting pop stars like F4 and Fahrenheit to promote Taiwan is not enough because that tends to cater to a specific fandom). With all the Taiwanese dramas that pervaded the consciousness of fans everywhere, there is indeed a huge potential… but they all remain just that: a potential. Whereas, South Korea, they’re good at marketing. End of rant.
I need some YELLOW tea. Will that help make me sleep?
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