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Oh okay, I just get so irritated where American originality is concerned. So many foreigner say it lacks it, even when there own country do remakes and stuff of there own. They have bad acting and good acting. Good stories and bad stories. I must admit my least favorite is TW drama but even they have good stuff like My Queen and Smiling Pasta. I am the type to absorb everything and throw out the things I don't like. I'll still recommend anyway if you change your mind. Like you said they way you worded your statement lead me to believe you meant something else. But I don't think American sitcom should be compared to asian dramas. Cause sitcom is more like slap-stick comedy while dramas are more plot-driven. American sitcoms for the most part aren't plot driven. They are more for that episode. and once in a while that plot would extend to the next episode. Of course they are always connected though. But even Asian dramas are copies or spin-offs of older Asian dramas just we don't usually see them over here. Like prior to popular belief. Meteor Garden was not the first HYD. The Japanese actually made a movie of it before the TW. Just an example. I research these things, Cause I love stories and writing. And I love seeing how other cultures work and as well as their outlook on what good story telling. I study my own culture as well. Which is hard cause American cultures is probably the most varied culture on earth even beating Canada. Shoot going from California to Georgia is like two different worlds and cultures. Living in a white community and a black community or a Hispanic or Asian community is the same feeling. Then they too are different depending on where you live. How I know, Cause I am a military brat and lived in most communities and over half of the states in America. I've Also lived in Korea. And you would be surprised How similar African-Americans are to Koreans. Right down to there values, mannerisms, and jokes. I know I was. Okay now i am going off on a tangent. Sorry, I'll stop now. My major has to do with sociology and psychology and ecology. Also international relations. I get carried away. But you should definitely watch Beloved
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Posted 3/2/09 , edited 3/2/09
All this ranting I didn't post my opinion on the topic. I do think America's have a more realistic acting style and therfore more convincing. I guess because ever since the 70's American's want to feel that 'this could really happen' kind of feeling. While a lot of foreign drama and movies tend to like to take the plots to the extremes. Mind I don't count American sitcom because for the most part it really isn't the same thing cause they never have a continuous plot for beginning to end like foreign dramas. Few exceptions. German Drama is highly dramatic as well as Korean dramas, they differ in only that they reflect there own cultures. Indian and Filipino dramas or also over dramatic, Though Indian movies and dramas are more musical and theatrical while Filipino is more flippant. J Drama and Thai drama is more for laughs and good humor, though they go about it differently (I prefer the J way of doing it, Thai is just too much and unrealistic and I only like on of there dramas so far). TW is the most exaggerated. But they all have their good stories lines and plots too.
J Drama, Anego, Majo no Jouken, Kimi wa Petto.
K Drama, Bad Couple, Coffee Shop Prince, And Love Marriage
TW Drama, The Rose, My Queen, Smiling Pasta
Thailand, Kaew Tae Pee
Filipino, Prinsesa ng Banyera
Not going to recommend German stuff unless asked as well as French. Don't watch too much Hispanic stuff to Thai for me, even though I am sure they have one movie I like like the Thailand did. LOve Kaew Tae Pee.
Also the Indian movies I've seen are all very musical. And Bollywood mainly. So unless you like that, I would recommend some of those too.
American stuff, Color Purple, Pride and Prejudice (all versions old and new), Cailito's Way.
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Damn that was alot to read! xD
and no im not comparing american tv shows to anything really. i think your thinking of something else. Im more the less comparing american tv shows to its previous ones. Unlike many other people i really enjoy american remakes and encourage it.
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In my opinion,

You can't really say which acting style is more convincing. It really depends on the actor/actresses. If any drama/show or movie can make me cry their acting is pretty convincing to me. I think Asian movies/dramas make me cry more and American movies/shows make me laugh more. As for the anime-ish/unrealistic acting, it makes the drama a little funnier in a way and lots of Japanese dramas are based on mangas, so they kind of have to be unrealistic. Honestly, the acting doesn't need to be perfect to make a good drama/movie. If it's good enough to make me laugh or cry then it's good enough for me.
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GENERALLY (jz for k/tw/jp).....

i lyk jp acting
dr actng s mor convincng
....sum tnds 2 be anime---ish....but,cmon, 8s dr culture-----manga n anime characters were dervd from real lyf japanese people....so 8s nt rily surprisn if deyr lyk dt...
actualy, i cnt gt d jp humor b4...but overtym...i got usd 2 8-----n i find them real FUNNY WEIRD>---


---IMAO 8s jz a mattr of understndin dem....f u cnt get dr humor..u wnt enjoy der shows+ u wnt b convincd----


wt i lyk bwt sum jp. artists r der versatility; i am amazd bwt hw toma,shun n etc cn play varying characters so diff.---8s rily cool....

korean acting s okay....i c mst korean artists as idol faces..(notng much 2 note bwt d actng ability)...also,most of dr artists plays d sme roles ovr n ovr agen....so dey tnd 2 bore me........
TW acting---dnt lyk 8:phew:


...uhm...though i thnk...indiv...dr r a lot of convincng actors/ress n every country....
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I'm guessing that the "Taiwanese dramas" you've watched mostly consist of idol dramas. But that's simply what they are: dramas that are popular mostly because of the shoujo-style storyline and celebrity actors/actresses. The Taiwanese entertainment industry, as well as many Asian entertainment industries, focus a lot on image and appearance. Many actors and actresses in TW dramas don't just focus on their acting career; they also do a lot of commercials, modeling, and quite a few are also singers. However, in America, the vast majority of actors and actresses are just that-- their full-time job is to act. They aren't there just to look pretty and cute, but to realistically portray their characters. In Taiwanese dramas, everyone looks nice and pretty with clear complexions (they even wear mascara when they are 'going to bed' =3=;;; I mean, you're not supposed to wear make-up when you go to sleep but you can clearly see their mascara, etc. in TW dramas...) The popular TW dramas tend to be dramas that are simply meant to entertain, oftentimes through exaggerated storylines and acting (as well as the eye-candy characters). I mean honestly, most of the storylines aren't even that believable because they are exaggerated and very idealistic. So if that's the case, would the acting even possibly be incredibly realistic?

But the image thing and overacting is common in East Asia, especially in idol dramas. Those kinds of dramas are literally filmed one or two weeks before it is aired on TV. However, American movies and such take around a year, with multiple shots of the same scene, rehearsals, etc., through the span of weeks with dedicated actors and actresses whose jobs consist of mostly acting. Should people really compare works like Asian dramas with American movies?

-I haven't watched any Filipino dramas so I can't say anything about that. I've watched Korean and Japanese dramas as well but I know more about Taiwanese dramas mostly because... well, I'm Taiwanese. XD -
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GENERALLY (jz for k/tw/jp).....

i lyk jp acting
dr actng s mor convincng
....sum tnds 2 be anime---ish....but,cmon, 8s dr culture-----manga n anime characters were dervd from real lyf japanese people....so 8s nt rily surprisn if deyr lyk dt...
actualy, i cnt gt d jp humor b4...but overtym...i got usd 2 8-----n i find them real FUNNY WEIRD>---


---IMAO 8s jz a mattr of understndin dem....f u cnt get dr humor..u wnt enjoy der shows+ u wnt b convincd----


wt i lyk bwt sum jp. artists r der versatility; i am amazd bwt hw toma,shun n etc cn play varying characters so diff.---8s rily cool....

korean acting s okay....i c mst korean artists as idol faces..(notng much 2 note bwt d actng ability)...also,most of dr artists plays d sme roles ovr n ovr agen....so dey tnd 2 bore me........
TW acting---dnt lyk 8:phew:


...uhm...though i thnk...indiv...dr r a lot of convincng actors/ress n every country....


just gotta ask: did you post this via cell phone or something?
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i will ALWAYS think that japanese actors are the BEST!!
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For me, I love Korean dramas. I think most of them are really incredible actors.
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garcon wrote:

GENERALLY (jz for k/tw/jp).....

i lyk jp acting
dr actng s mor convincng
....sum tnds 2 be anime---ish....but,cmon, 8s dr culture-----manga n anime characters were dervd from real lyf japanese people....so 8s nt rily surprisn if deyr lyk dt...
actualy, i cnt gt d jp humor b4...but overtym...i got usd 2 8-----n i find them real FUNNY WEIRD>---


---IMAO 8s jz a mattr of understndin dem....f u cnt get dr humor..u wnt enjoy der shows+ u wnt b convincd----


wt i lyk bwt sum jp. artists r der versatility; i am amazd bwt hw toma,shun n etc cn play varying characters so diff.---8s rily cool....

korean acting s okay....i c mst korean artists as idol faces..(notng much 2 note bwt d actng ability)...also,most of dr artists plays d sme roles ovr n ovr agen....so dey tnd 2 bore me........
TW acting---dnt lyk 8:phew:


...uhm...though i thnk...indiv...dr r a lot of convincng actors/ress n every country....


just gotta ask: did you post this via cell phone or something?


no, why?
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Korean dramas/movies: Sometimes I find it hard to find a good korean drama/movie cause of my preferences in dramas but once I find one, I must admit that I enjoy it but they are times when I feel the lack of passion between both couples and how sometimes they are so stiff in thier expression. Not every drama though, I really enjoy Kim Sam Soon for most of it.

Taiwan dramas/movies: I notice that tw make a lot of comedy dramas that have a lot extreme expression. Though once you find a good one that has a healthy balance like Devil Beside You. They truly shine especially the passion and emotions on the actors, you can
feel it. In this drama, though I must admit that they over do it for comedy section.

Japanese dramas : I love japanese drama cause they got some really interesting plots. Though like the koreans, they are sometimes lackin in the passion dept. Once I watch this drama, and I was so convince that both main leads didnt want to be together.
It look so reluctant. Not every drama/movie is like that, some actually had the spark that I was looking for.

Filipino dramas : I only watch the remake of Kim Sam Soon, and I prefer the orginal. I havent watch a lot so I cant make an opinion.

American dramas/movies : Now maybe I am bias here (I live in America) but I really like their acting style the most. Not once did I doubt them in that dept. Now I must admit that they need to get some serious better plots but once they got a good one, there is no doubt in the acting style, you believe in the characters they are playing. Not every american drama and movie is all the same, there are some
bad acting in some too.

Now I dont want to seem like a perv since in most of my comments, I said passion was lacking in most asian dramas but maybe it has to do a lot with the fact I am latina. I dont know when I watch a drama I want to believe that the main couple is in love but sometimes I feel like their kissing is so dead, no sparks, is like putting two faces together and they are not moving at all. Just there.... like a dead fish.

Our spanish dramas are very heavy on the passion so yeah let me throw this in to, spanish drama also need plot help as well.

Last thought, while I say all this, I really understand that dramas/movies reflect what is part of the country culture ways. So I understand that most asian dramas are not goin to have that kind of passion I see in spanish/american dramas/movies cause its not part of thier culture to be so open like that in front of people. They are more reserved then other cultures.
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lainey025 wrote:


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japanese i think is the most animated among the 3 asian countries ...
especially when they say , "EH?!?!" <with the exaggerated expression on the face>
so anime-ish..lol..dont get me wrong..i definitely love japanese among all of them..
being animated makes me love them more..so cute
i think japanese are very convincing when it comes to drama

i never realized the "ehh" thing. but that is a japanese word and i guess the actress that plays it must have a really high pitched voice :DD



most japanese actors/actresses exaggerate with that word too much unlike how the koreans say it.

well thats what you think :DD



I'm still puzzled over why people think Jdramas are anime-ish And regarding the 'eh?' factor.. sorry, I'm not buying it. I think you'd have to understand the language to understand that it's just the way it's said and expressed normally. Different languages place empahsis on certain sound bites, I don't see how that relates to acting. To compare Japanese to Korean (the language) is ridiculous, it's lke saying Kdramas are annoying because Korean sounds whinny because we don't understand it, it's ignorance.

It's more correct to say that ALL idol-dramas are anime-ish/cartoon-ish.
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lol you should have quoted lainey025 instead of me but yes i agree with everything you said(:
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lol i thought the same thing since most of the time when people type with there phones its hard to read and yours was definitely hard to read.
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lol i thought the same thing since most of the time when people type with there phones its hard to read and yours was definitely hard to read.


huh...i forgot...i feel lazy writing in long concrete words...

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