5 K-Dramas That Can Stir Up Your Passion For True Journalism
Karen Jane Ng
Whether you're a journalist, want to be one or from another field of the society, chances are your life is greatly affected by the news - positively and negatively. It all depends on the content, how it's delivered, and even the media outlets themselves. But you've got to admit, all things considered, we have no choice but to keep up with the current affairs everyday. That's a habit expected from a responsible citizen of a country.
Still, if you're serious in putting the standards of truth, accuracy and fairness in the way media is set up, you might want to step up and get the ball rolling. And since, we assume, you're a lover of K-dramas as well, why not take inspirations from these shows:
1. Jealousy Incarnate
It tells the story of competitive anchors of a broadcasting station. Both working hard to maintain their place in the newsroom but from different social classes, one is from a well-to-do family and the other is short of resources and connections. It's definitely a tale of the pros and cons of ambition.
Courtesy: Viki Global TV
This series begins with an orphan who lost his family after his father was scapegoated mainly by the media as the person responsible for a fire that killed several men. Later, he decided to become a journalist after meeting the reporter that covered the said fire incident. There's the themes of rating points, sensationalism, and justice along the way.
Courtesy: SBS Drama
Anyone who has seen this would agree that it's one of the must-watch Korean masterpieces - not only for the romance. Following a team of night courier called "Healer" including a traumatized second-rate journalist and a star reporter (and genius hacker) who tries to uncover the truth behind a decade-old incident, it'll make you see what it's like to be the main subject of the news you're about to break.
Courtesy: KBS World
4. Uncontrollably Fond
Here's another one which some may only know as a tear-jerking love story. A female documentary producer values money over justice meets his childhood sweetheart who's now a famous actor. Regardless if it's cliche, this show may have just proven that personal issues can impact our job and our perspectives of things.
Courtesy: KBS World
5. Find Me In Your Memory
It's one of the new series that's not to miss with its fair share of journalistic plot. A man who can remember details vividly, hyperthymesia in medical terms, serves as a news anchor in a high-rated station and, due to his condition, was criticized for his tyrannical approach in asking questions during interviews. It's important to know the truth as well as to know the media ground rules.
Courtesy: KOCOWA TV
Indeed, K-drama land is thriving with content that's not only to entertain but to make us weigh the world through our eyes and news headlines.