The Daily Rant is where I will speak freely without bias (actually, not sure if that is possible in a rant) and honestly about issues in the Asian entertainment world. Today’s Daily Rant is: nice guys never get the girl.
Have you ever noticed? You’re watching a drama, be it Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, and a love triangle ensues between the girl, the main lead actor and the secondary lead actor. Main lead actor is always a jerk, but the girl loves said guy and the secondary lead actor is the nicest, kindest guy who always listens to the girl, and though he yearns for her, he always watches from a distance. Oh my goodness, it drives me nuts! Especially when the girl complains to the second guy that the first guy is never nice to her! And I’m just sitting there, pulling my hair and screaming at my screen, “There’s a guy who loves you and is nice to you all the time and will never make you sad!” Of course, I’m screaming on the inside because if I were to actually scream it out loud, my parents would wonder what was wrong with me.
But seriously. What’s wrong with the knight in shining armor? The prince on the white horse? Why must the girls always love the bad boys? They’re so hopelessly in love with said bad boys that no matter what sense her friends or nice guy tells her, she doesn’t give up. And I’m just sitting there, bashing my head in. I must be a masochist, then, since I still keep watching the drama until the end. I do suppose in a way that bad boys always have their way of being nice, it’s just not very orthodox. And I do suppose that it wouldn’t make for a good storyline if the nice guy got the girl. But can dramas change it up, pretty please? So that it’s not always the same! Though in the lines of Dream High….
I shall not spoil that for you.
Honestly, ladies, we all need a little JiHoo or Shin Woo in our lives, right? They were my favorite characters in their respective dramas, and to be quite honest, I was secretly rooting for them the entire time to hook up with the girl even though I knew what the outcome would be like. Oh well. Hey guys, I’m free, come to me!
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