The Try Guys Take On K-Drama With The Nutty Nomads In The Latest KCON BuzzFeed Video
BuzzFeed's The Try Guys discover the fantastic world of Korean drama, as they attempt to recreate iconic scenes for the latest installment of their KCON LA coverage.
In the video, the adventurous BuzzFeed troupe is joined by YouTube sensations, The Nutty Nomads. The Nutty Nomads act as guides for the tentative crew, walking them through moments from K-Dramas like "The Heirs" and "My Love from the Star."
While the segment relies on humor to reach new audiences, Dr. Suk-Young Kim, a Korean Culture Expert at University of California Santa Barbara provides commentary about the impact of drama on the Hallyu Wave.
"K-Dramas became really popular before K-pop rose to the prominence it has today," said Kim.
She went on to explain the globalization of Korean drama, "It's interesting to see how it became a global phenomenon."
The Nutty Nomads noted the diversity of the fans who were present at KCON 2015 in Los Angeles, were the footage was filmed.
"There are K-Drama cliches that people identify with," said Kim, in response to the Try Guys question about drama tropes.
The video serves as a crash course for BuzzFeed viewers who are unfamiliar with Korean drama, but also appeals to audiences who are well versed in the genre.
What are your thoughts on the Try Guys attempt at K-Drama acting and their on-going series, which can be found on BuzzFeed Video?
Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramastars. She is also a contributing music writer at Kpopstarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "We Like 2 Party," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).
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