Fine Lines (Of Dialogue): Kdrama’s Opening Lines

Gotta start somewhere.

Here are the opening lines of the new dramas that premiered recently, as well as some currently airing ones. Some writers began with dialogue, while others began with narration.

Was it kdrama love at first line?

chief kim ep1 opening

“During the Joseon Dynasty, during the reign of King Sukjong, a region of Chungcheong Province was full of thieves.” -Chief Kim

rebel ep1 opening

“Gil Dong, have you ever heard of The Mighty Child? ” -Rebel: Thief Who Stole The People

And in Defendant, the show’s opening scenes go on for a full two minutes before any scripted dialogue begins.

Defendant ep1 opening line dialog

“Shin Cheol Sik, you bastard!” -Defendant

Saimdang Light's Diary ep1 opening line

“Signor Lee!” -Saimdang, Light’s Diary

tmy ep1 opening line

“You are all about to witness a human beat what is to come in the future.” -Tomorrow With You


“President.” -Introverted Boss

missing9 ep1 opening line

“Father, you shouldn’t get angry.” -Missing 9
voice ep1 jang hyuk opening line
“Hey. even though I really hate stakeouts, what I hate the most is that we’re not allowed to turn the engine on.” -Voice

hwarang ep1 opening line

“1500 years ago, King Jin Heung was the ruler of Silla, the smallest and weakest of the Three Kingdoms, for 12 years.” -Hwarang

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