Agonizing Drawn-out Scenes in K drama: Why do they do it? The K2 Parody

If you’ve watched a K Drama then drawn out scenes in slow motion are not new to you.

EVERY drama uses slow motion and that’s because they have an important function:

  1. Suspense: Slow motion is used as a device to heighten suspense and to torture the viewer.
  2. Build relationship: these scenes set the two leads up for a romantic encounter. These moments slowly strengthen their relationship and shows them getting closer to one another. These moments set the viewer up for the final resolution when the two main characters will finally fall in love and either sleep together or get married.
  3. Playing hard to get: The oftener you have these near misses, the more the audience wants the event (kiss) to happen. If they compile these scenes well, there will be a point when the viewer can hardly handle it anymore- it increases the audiences desire for that moment to take place as it becomes the embodiment of the viewer’s plot desire.

You will recognize these moments when you see

  • long shared glances
  • watching their crush sleep
  • leaning in for a kiss

And when you see them- you know that the episode will probably end RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of the slow motion- carrying over to the next episode- leaving the viewer EXASPERATED, and ya, you’ve got to watch the next episode or else you won’t be able to sleep.

My advice to you? always stop watching a K drama 10 minutes into the NEXT episode. You’ll get a peaceful nights sleep that way.

When we watched The K2, we found one of the MOST aggravating, agonizing, exasperating drawn out scene we have ever seen in a k drama.

We almost couldn’t handle the stupid suspense. It was too much.

If you’ve seen the scene in episode 9 , you know- it takes them 6 minutes to decide whether they should speak to each other/ knock on a door. 6 MINUTES+

It was too much. One of the most agonizing moments I’ve ever experienced in a drama.

All things considered – it is hilarious.

In good humor we decided to mock the moment. Check out our parody of this epically drawn-out moment!



For those of you who have yet to watch The K2– No, THEY NEVER OPEN THE DOOR to talk to each other. So all that suspense WAS FOR NOTHING

We took great pains to mimic the camera angles and costume- YES I even cut my hair to pull off the Ji Chang Wook/ Justin Bieber hairstyle.

Enjoy the bloopers at the end!

What is the most drawn out moment in K drama that got you?

Do you like this device?

let us know in the comments below!


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