An act prohibiting the airing of actual violence or acts of aggression to portray real badassery in dramas categorized under the “light” genre, providing Kdramaland-authorized alternatives thereof.
Section 1. Definition of Badass
Whereas a badass is a kdrama character who defies physical, social, legal, or implicit rules by his habits or actions.
Section 2. Limitations of Badasses in Light Dramas
Whereas light dramas are prohibited from displaying actual acts of violence or aggression and are not allowed to portray a Badass Character in such a manner.
Section 3. Acceptable Forms of Badassery
Whereas in lighter kdramas, the following actions, habits, or visuals may be interpreted into their more sinister meanings accordingly:
(a) Wearing headphones – I shun the world.
(b) Lollipop or chewing gum – I’d smoke, but the kids are watching…
(c) Feet on desk – Look at me disrespecting your workplace and authority with my miraculously spotless shoes.
(d) Unbuttoned or jacket over shoulder – I don’t abide by stupid rules like uniforms or prescribed dress codes.
(e) Band-aid on face – I punch people and people punch me back.
(f) Riding a motorcycle (and weaving through traffic) – I give Trucks of Doom the middle finger. Bring it on, Fate!
Section 4. Violations and Penalties
Any drama which fails to use the provided metaphors in depicting badassery shall immediately be turned over to the hands of South Korean Law for actual censorship, suspension, or any action they deem fit.
(It’s been 3 months since the last law and it’s also the start of our 2nd year! Ehe. Time sure flies when you’re busy watching kdramas. Thank you everyone for following Kdrama Laws and helping me improve and brainstorm new laws! Let’s do this for 10 more years, ok?)