• 2016 Korean Drama. KBS Media. Oh! The Drama, Korean Dramas are Coming to America. Alwaysuttori.com

    Oh! The Drama, Korean Dramas are Coming to America

    The Rise of Korean Television in America If you’ve read the blog long enough, you may have seen some of our past articles about Korean dramas. For the uninitiated, Korean dramas are a more like a movie than a television series. A drama tells a story from beginning to end, usually in 16 to 20 episodes for each production. Kdrama genres range from melodramatic tearjerkers to gritty crime procedurals. More importantly, Korean dramas (Kdramas) are one of the top cultural exports of the South Korean economy.  With an economy that is the fourth largest in the region, estimated at $1 trillion USD, and a GDP expected to expand by 2.8…

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    Top 5 Always Uttori Obsessions

    Going with our theme for the month of July (If you haven’t heard, Always Uttori is celebrating our one year anniversary this month), I think it’s time for me to share the inspirations behind our editorial focus. So, these are my confessions . . . oops, I meant obsessions, or, let’s put it this way, here are the Top 5 Always Uttori Obsessions. Fashion Ok, this one is pretty obvious; after all, this is a fashion blog, right? In part, yes, but while fashion was an inspiration for me to start this blog, it’s not the sole focus of the blog, nor is it a personal all-encompassing obsession. The truth…

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    5 Date Ideas Inspired by Korean Dramas

    If you’re a long time reader of this blog, you might have noticed that I’m a fan of Korean Dramas (K-Dramas). For those not familiar with k-dramas, they are Korean television shows, typically 12-24 episodes in number. The shows focus on both historical and contemporary fictional stories. As of 2012, K-dramas, along with other Korean cultural exports, had a total value of $5.02 billion (USD). Broadcasting alone earned $2.2 billion (USD), or $213.5 billion won (KRW) in export revenue for the country. They are popular globally, with advances in streaming increasing the number of viewers. According to advertiser site Ad Age, in April 2016, the well-received Korean drama, Descendants of the Sun,…

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    An INTJ’s Top 5 Favorite Korean Dramas

    An INTJ’s Top 5 Favorite Korean Dramas So, you already know the 10 reasons I love Korean dramas, but what are some of the dramas, I as an INTJ, like? If you’re really into K-dramas, chances are you’ve seen at least one of the dramas listed here.  Even if you’ve seen them before, hopefully, you can still enjoy revisiting some of these entertaining stories. An INTJ’s top 5 favorite Korean drama list is in order, but not necessarily ordered. I don’t know that I have a favorite drama, at least I have a hard time picking just one. This list is skewed toward more light-hearted offerings, as opposed to anything overly…