An act prohibiting open communication in kdramas to preserve misunderstandings and add conflict
no matter how senseless to the story.
(Sorry for the hiatus and thanks for sticking with me, everyone. Please choose a fitting punishment in the form of Dr Jin or Fashion King.)
Section 1. Definition of misunderstanding
Whereas a misunderstanding is an issue that, if left unexplained, may cause people to do hurty things to each other such as ignoring one another, pretending to like someone else, being an ass, treating a long-lost child indifferently, etc.
Section 2. Importance of misunderstandings in kdramas
Whereas misunderstandings create conflict and drive characters to dig deeper graves so the resolution becomes more satisfying for the audience.
Section 3. Promotion of misunderstandings
Whereas a kdrama may use one or more of the following to introduce misunderstanding between people:
(a) Be caught in a compromising situation (ie walking into/out of a hotel with another person).
(c) Not calling beforehand to inform your date that you can’t make it as specified in Communication Devices Act.
(d) Trusting things to Fate instead of explaining the situation to the opposite party (eg If he comes here before 12:05 today despite me telling him not to, then this relationship is meant to be.)
Section 4. Penalties and violations
(a) Failure to incorporate misunderstanding – any kdrama that does not include a juicy secret shall be ignored by the audience regardless of a high Chaebol Count.
(b) Failure to prolong misunderstandings – any kdrama which immediately resolves one misunderstanding must manufacture another conflict to replace it.
Section 5. Effectivity – this act shall serve to protect misunderstandings until the last few episodes. After which, a kdrama may use any and all means to expose birth secrets, cure all tumors, gloss over historical inaccuracies, vanquish internal conflicts, and the like without fear of rebuke from the law. (From the kdrama audience is another matter.)