An act requiring scenes of suffering and/or death to be intercut with simpler, happier times to maximize audience grief.
Section 1. Whereas, the Majority of Kdrama Audiences are a cunning lot, fully aware that people rarely die in Kdramas.
Section 2. Whereas, there is a need to manipulate the audience’s feelings and to make them feel worried over a character’s suffering and/or possible death.
Section 3. Whereas, in accordance with Sections 1 and 2 of this Act, any scene in which an important character is suffering, dying, or in grave danger must be intercut with emotionally manipulative scenes such as, but not limited to:
(d) Focus on a symbolic object such as a engagement/proposal ring, a gift for a long-lost parent, a toy for a very adorable but sick child, etc.
Section 4. Violations
Any character who fails to squeeze the maximum attainable sympathy from the audience shall automatically lose its right to a tributary blog post, hashtag, or dedicated tumblr account.