Filmmaker Erik Matti recently had some strong things to say on Twitter after noticing that most of the most-streamed shows on Netflix are Korean dramas. He tweeted, “The daily top ten most viewed on #Netflix shows us how our movies and tv are doomed in the future. K-drama galore. Faux cinderella stories with belofied actors whiter than white. And it’s all about love in the midst of this pandemic.”
The daily top ten most viewed on #Netflix shows us how our movies and tv are doomed in the future. K-drama galore. Faux cinderella stories with belofied actors whiter than white. And it’s all about love in the midst of this pandemic. ????
— Erik Matti (@ErikMatti) April 14, 2020
This has caused various netizens to react. Some users feel the same way:
He’s not wrong. I share his sentiments. https://t.co/mpmUxEOPEy
— Sarah Pacificar (@SPacificar) April 17, 2020
Other users had a bit more to say on the subject. Twitter user @nikkodelumen, for one, points out that while K-dramas are really good, it’s not their fault that local shows and movies can’t keep up.
K-dramas are really good but it’s not their fault local shows and movies can’t keep up. https://t.co/SeJfE75Bpm
— ? nikko (@nikkodelumen) April 17, 2020
Twitter user @xdjhomel apologizes to Matti and then explains that this is probably because our shows in the Philippines always have the same themes of infidelity. “While some may start out well, in the end, they’re all just the same. It’s boring and repetitive,” he tweets.
Sorry po pero kasi po talaga, hindi na maganda mga teleserye natin dito sa Philippines laging iisa ang tema, kabitan, agawan ng anak, agawan ng yaman, minsan may maganda sa una tapos same din pala story sa iba. Boring at paulit ulit po kasi ?
— xdjhomel #MassTestingNowPH (@xdjhomel) April 17, 2020
Twitter user @_bhieusername asks Matti not to ruin things for other people, suggesting: “Just make your own movie or drama with a better production and storyline.”
walang basagan ng trip derik! gawa nalang kayo ng movie or drama nyo ng mas bonggang production at storyline! https://t.co/WgMRu9imdL
— ✿ (@_bhieusername) April 17, 2020
Twitter user @magayonliz points out that it’s not because of KDrama but about improving your craft. “There are a lot of good Filipino movies out there,” she says, “but the plot and stories are always the same.” She adds: “Also, not all K-Dramas are Cinderella stories. There are lots of different and unique ones.”
It’s not because of KDrama, its about improving your crafts. Actually marami namang magagandang Pinoy movies kaya lang paulit ulit nalang yung plot ng istorya.
btw, hindi naman lahat ng KDrama Cinderella story, marami at kakaiba. https://t.co/9Z36RwB6xy
— ?️ᴘʟᴜᴠɪᴏᴘʜɪʟᴇᴬᴰᴺ?️?☀️ (@magayonliz) April 17, 2020
Twitter user @HaliyaJam requests for the removal of ‘love teams’ in Filipino shows. “Local movies and TV shows will be doomed if y’all don’t change the model on how you make and market these shows,” she says. “First, remove the love team model because we’re getting sick of it.” She explains that K-dramas are constantly fresh because actors can be paired with ANYONE.
Local movies and TV shows will be doomed if y’all don’t change the model on how you make and market these shows. First, tanggalin ang love team model kasi nakakasawa. K-dramas are constantly fresh because actors can be paired with ANYONE. https://t.co/W9eDLU90sH
— Free Mass Testing Now | Hanbin 2020 (@HaliyaJam) April 17, 2020
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