[Theme of the Month] Hey, that’s me
Sometimes art imitates life in the strangest ways. Dramas usually serve as an escape from reality for me, but there have been several times that I’ve been watching a show and felt like a character and scenes overlapped with my life. I lived and worked in Korea for several years, so workplace dramas and editor characters in particular have a way of making me feel seen and working themselves into my heart. At times, it even felt like a drama and character took a page out of my life.
While I was watching Romance Is a Bonus Book, the passionate editor Hae-rin felt like a mirror version of me. She was dedicated and passionate about her job, but was a little less successful in love (at least for a little while). Then there’s Misaeng, with its depictions of office culture in Korea that were so close to some of my experiences that it was downright uncanny. So:
Tell us about the character or scenes that made you stop and say, “Hey, that’s me!” How did you feel seeing yourself represented on screen and which parts deviated from your life?
- Email your submissions to [email protected] If you have a registered Dramabeans account, include your handle so we can link to it.
- Include at least 1 image, though more is preferred.
- Suggested length: Between 500 and 1,000 words.
- Deadline: We will post these on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions now. We will cut off accepting submissions on August 26. If you miss this month, join us for a new theme next month!
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