Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Betrayal and Revenge

Intense words for a blog post! But friends, please don't worry. The two words are not meant for me and an enemy. Though I have a personal struggle to settle, such is far from betrayal and revenge. The two powerful words perfectly exemplify the theme of the two Korean drama series I've been watching over the rare holiday breaks.

I admit that I'm not yet over with My Princess. I'm still in love with the team up of Lee Seol and Mr. P. And I'm secretly dreaming of my own Mr. P too. :D But on those lazy mornings and afternoons, I accidentally discovered these two Korean drama series,

Two Wives
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 Pink Lipstick
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Here's an overview of the two drama series

Two Wives

As the title relates, the story evolved from an unfaithful husband. Yvonne has the perfect family. She was happy with his son and husband, Victor. Their perfect story was rattled when Janine, a single mother, falls in love with Victor. When Yvonne discovers the affair, she filed for divorced and started a new life with Ji Sook. Just when Yvonne is starting her new life, Victor encountered a car accident. Destiny played on Janine because when Victor wakes up from comma, all he remembers was Yvonne.

Pink Lipstick

It relates the story of Andrea who gave her life for the man she loves. She married Aldwin who did nothing but betrayal. Aldwin planted anomalies in the business owned by Andrea's family. At the same time, he hooked up with Marivic, who happens to be Andrea's bestfriend and adopted sister. Worst about Aldwin's infidelity is Andrea's discovery that their adopted daughter, Bella, was Aldwin and Marivic's child.

After discovering her husband and bestfriend's betrayal, Andrea wanted her own revenge. She eventually married Maeng Ho Geol, a wealthy business man, and used her advantage to plot her own story of revenge.

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One of my friends once told me that I should avoid watching these heavy drama series. Like a typical Filipino, I become affected with the struggle and heartaches of the often oppressed and betrayed protagonists. Haha, partly true.

Setting aside the heavy drama, I really appreciate stories that involve females who were able to redeem themselves after experiencing a period of betrayal and abuse. I love how smart writers can incorporate a phase of character development to a person, who was once loving and innocent. Why I love such transition? Perhaps, it's because I see myself in their shoes. You see, I have my own share of oppression stories. I admit that I was tempted several times to plot my own moment of revenge. But my parents' and Catholic upbringing prevailed in me. I never pursued my own set of evil revenge. Most of the time, I allowed destiny to play on its own. The kind of revenge that I would rather choose is self-redemption. As they say, the perfect way to get back to your oppressors is to show them that life became better for you after everything. I guess this is one reason why I enjoy these Korean dramas. They provide me with the reality that every member of the female populace is bound to have her own moment of redemption and more often than not, destiny will make a way to favor those persons who have nothing but a good heart. 

10 comments :

  1. Pink Lipstick sounds interesting! Haha, it's a good thing you find happiness in Korean dramas, I sometimes can't get them and filipino dramas are mostly predictable! :)Keep blogging!

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  2. Hi Diane, uyyy,, mahilig din ako sa korean drama, kaso problema ko pag naumpisahan ko ayaw kong tantanan nakakapuyat hehehe,, have u watched "A Rosy Life" matagal na itong na air sa GMA 7, di ko lang makalimutan kasi sangkaterbang niluha ko sa drama na yan. Good night!!!

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  3. Those soaps are a nice way to escape and find yourself at the same time! LOL.. Good plots are important and will help in your own writing.

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  4. the soaps sound pretty intriguing!! do they have subtitles?

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    1. Yes Amanda, they have subtitles. In our country though, they dub it in our local language.

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  5. I chanced upon that Two Wives on ABSCBN here.. Pero once lang. Anyway, have you seen Secret Garden? I swear i fell out of love with Mr. P and now wishing for my Kim Joo Won. Hahahaha

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    1. Ay hindi pa... What channel ba yun? might check thanks for the reco.

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    2. i dont know.. they said it was shown on GMA. pero i downloaded it na lang e. 2011 pa ata sya pinalabas jan. pero pramis you will love it too. :D

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  6. We don't get any Korean series here. Pink Lipstick has quite a few twists and turns ;-)
    Don't worry, all of us have feelings of revenge at some time or another. It's totally normal. The trick is not to act on it :)
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my post the other day. Yes, the cake is indeed covered with pink fondant!
    Hope your week's great so far...

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  7. yung OST ng two wives (ngayon alam ko na), trip namin ng bestfriend ko. x)

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