Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The irresistable appeal of South Korean soap operas

It's estimated that half of all young people in major [North Korean] cities have watched pirated South Korean TV dramas. ...

The shows are recorded from South Korean satellite TV broadcasts in China and burned onto DVDs or Video CDs that soon make it over the border and into North Korean markets.

There are occasional crackdowns, but even the police want to watch the dramas.
--Martyn Williams, IT World, on a vice everybody shares

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