We all love a good plot twist in our dramas; it keeps us interested in the story and invested in the characters. But if the twist isn’t so much good as it is insane (or ridiculously over the top), we call it… makjang.
Makjang plots tend to be somewhat extreme or bizarre deviations from real life occurrences (think: western soap operas, but amped to 11) and are often used to try to draw viewers in, or to keep them hooked. And it works for some dramas (certain melos, for instance, thrive on amnesia/birth secrets/faux-incest/terminal illness/revenge… Endless Love quartet, I’m lookin’ at you.), but in others, the twists are so sudden, so absurd, or so nonsensical that they pull us out of the show altogether and leave us wondering what, exactly, we’re watching… and why we’re still watching it.
So today’s question is: what do you think are the three most makjang plot twists (within specific dramas)?