Guys, the funniest thing happened to me today and I just had to share. I was walking home from the bus stop, crossing the street… and a white truck came down the one side of the road. I was so silly, I did a little deer-in-the-headlights moment before I realized they were slowing waaaaaaay down like any good driver would when faced with a crowd of students crossing the road. That’s how you know you watch too much drama, right? When you start acting like you’re in one?
It’s not over yet, though.
A little while later, I reached the second crosswalk on my way home. (Which is really more of a parking lot connection than a crosswalk)… and there was another one. It had started the engines and was pulling out right as I was crossing. It was also massive, and I really wanted to laugh at this point. I considered stopping and turning back just to be safe, but he waved me across. I really felt a bit like a kdrama heroine right then. Thank goodness it didn’t turn out like… Defendant (it was red), or I Hear Your Voice (lol that paint job), or Goblin (T.T), or Falling for Innocence. Or the modified white truck as a motorcyclist in potentially also Falling for Innocence. Or even a near miss like Pinocchio (as a young boy) or My Love From Another Star (thank goodness for aliens) or W: Two Worlds practically twice (once when Daddy Oh tries to kill him and the other when he walks across moving traffic in a daze).
I can’t explain about all the many kdramas that feature the truck of death, because there are so many. It’s a classic plot trope that throws everything up in the air for our characters. They might die; they might lose their memory; they might lose the ability to speak or walk; they might get up and walk away because they’re a vampire and they can do that.
These days, writers are a bit more judicious with how they throw in the kdrama truck of doom, but viewers still like to joke around about it. ^^ In that spirit, I have found a video that explains the situation really quite nicely. …I’m giving this to you with the advice you might want to skip 1:19-1:25 for some inserted extremely colorful language, though.
Skip 1:19-1:25! It swears!
Update: I got to the last episode of the Greatest Love. The Last Episode. And there it was! A white truck! They didn’t get hit, but got into an accident avoiding it. Lol.