By Koichi Iwabuchi
The fresh transnational achieve of jap tv dramas in East and Southeast Asia is unparalleled, and never easily when it comes to the variety and scale of diffusion, but additionally of the serious sympathy many younger Asians consider towards the characters in eastern dramas, in order that they do something about their very own smooth lives through emulating the lives on screen.
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However, on the other hand, the construction of the female sex as represented in TV dramas is not a straightforward one, and it is clear that it is constituted by an intricate discourse pregnant with contradictions. Moreover, one should frankly concede that the various contradictory and twisted voices of the women represented within the text do not cut open new situations and phases, but are leveled out such that it does not contradict the already-present reality. The "contemporary woman" constructed by the discursive practice of the media does not fully challenge the commonplace logic or sentiment of patriarchal society, but rather continues to be represented as that which can be constituted and articulated without contradiction to it.
In the previous section, we saw that the construction of the female sex as represented by TV dramas was not a straightforward one, but formed through complex and contradictory discourses. Moreover, we pointed out that the various contradictory and twisted "voices" of the women represented in the text, rather than cutting open new situations and phases, were leveled out such that they do not contradict the already-present reality. Viewed from such a context, what kind of a position is Sakurako's "deviancy" and "twistedness" given?
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