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How To Have A Serious Dramatic Conversation In The 3rd Person, Kdrama Style

Since you’re asking, these Fine Lines (Of Dialogue) are from Hwarang. Asking for a friend.

Our scene of discussion is between Ji Dwi (Park Hyung Sik) and Moo Myung (Park Seo Joon) in Episode 16.

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MOO MYUNG: Did you live like this all your life? That king, I mean. Worrying if someone is trying to kill him, worrying if the people around him will get hurt. Being too worried to sleep. That’s what it was like for me.

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JI DWI: That can’t be all.

MOO MYUNG: It’s not? Would he think about how to make the world more of a mess and if it’s possible for just the king to fill himself?

JI DWI: How could the king who was never treated like a king ever think of things like that?

MOO MYUNG: You think that the king knows the people?

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JI DWI: Not that he knows the people, but he probably lived like one of them.

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MOO MYUNG: I heard that king who lived like one of the people kills anyone who sees his face.

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JI DWI: That’s right, probably. He may have found out later or passed by without even realizing it. But most of the time, he probably didn’t know that someone died because of him. Because he is stupid, foolish, and weak to tell them not to kill them.

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MOO MYUNG: And what can a king like that do? Can he change the world? Why must he still be alive? I said, why must he still be alive?!

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JI DWI: You want to kill him? Then kill him.


Fine Lines: What To Say Before A Fight To The Death

What to say when your friend is about to fight for his life, your life, everyone’s lives.

And this short, sweet, and perfect line goes to King Jin Heung (Park Hyung Sik) on Hwarang, Episode 15.

As Myung Moo (Park Seo Joon) prepares to fight the Crown Prince of South Buyeo, lest he and errbody meet a truly bloody and certain death (him, the other Hwarangs, the Princess, and the citizens of Silla – no pressure), Jin Heung, the real King, drops him this awesome line:

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“Don’t die.”


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10-4, Jin Heung. 10-4.

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
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“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