Posts by BASMA dramas are a staple of the South Korean television industry. Originally, they were based on Japanese novel and manga series, but in recent years, Korean dramas have also been adapted from American and European novels.

    The first Korean drama was in 1956 with the Kim Il Sung-Pyongyang drama "The Blue House." The genre grew into popularity after the 1990s when Korean television stations began broadcasting more original content than dramas based on Japanese manga and novels.

    Korean drama series tend to be longer than other genres of television shows, usually lasting 45 to 60 episodes. Each episode is usually around two hours long