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What are the characteristics of Somsatang Korean drama?

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"Yeowoowa Somsatang," also known as "Fox and Cotton Candy," is a Korean romantic drama following two lovers who struggle to reconcile their problematic 12-year age difference. Although the protagonists' mothers are friendly with each other, they nurse an unspoken rivalry that further complicates the romantic entanglements.

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"Fox and Cotton Candy" aired weekend nights from October 2001 to April 2002 on MBC for a total of 52 episodes. Gang-chul is 36 years old, while Angel is 24 years old.

Unfortunately, the show was overshadowed by allegations of plagiarism, as reported by The Korea Herald. The civil lawsuit argued that "Fox and Cotton Candy" violates the copyright of "What Is Love?" a 1991 drama that also aired on MBC. Since then, the show has largely faded into obscurity.

"Somsatang" may also refer to a 2013 episode of "That Winter, The Wind Blows," a popular K-drama that DramaFever reports as being the subject of multiple parodies. In it, protagonists share a cotton candy, their faces kept tantalizingly close to each other without actually touching. Despite the name "cotton candy kiss" that fans dubbed the scene with, the stars do not actually kiss in that scene. Since then, variety shows, talk shows and pop stars have re-enacted the romantic scene.

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