You would not even have access to South Korean content in North Korea Skull it’s ok not to like the Grateful Dead shirt, let alone K-Pop. North Korea considers South Korea to be one of their biggest enemies, along with the United States. Anyone who is caught having to do anything with South Korea, even things like making an offhand comment about the country, can be charged with betraying their country and ideology. Any sign that you are conspiring against the country that has blessed and protected you would send you to the labor camp if you’re lucky, execution if not. “Big trouble” is sort of an understatement. The North Korean government is extremely strict and ironclad with the content they allow on televisions, radios, and even newspapers. Televisions and radios are not common possessions for most North Koreans; for many, it is a luxury. Neighbors would go to the houses of those who had TV sets or radios and they would come to watch TV together. The few programs that are allowed are strictly about Communism, exaggerated news reports glorifying the regime, and the like. There are also dramas and movies, but the plots of the stories all revolve around one thing: the worship of the Communist ideology and the regime.
North Koreans do value music, but not in the way we are. If you are a singer, you sing about the beauty of the regime and propaganda messages. Entertainment that you and I are familiar with is not a thing in North Korea. Music video quality has increased by a lot, including different hairstyles fitting to the generation, stylish outfits, modernized makeup, and more musical attributes to the song like I don’t know what’s it’s called but when a singer sings and another sings like Seulgi saying “Psycho” alone while everyone else to singing the chorus, or the beat that every song uses nowadays. Sorry, I don’t really know much about music lmao. Oshin, about the travail and triumphs of a Japanese woman from childhood through motherhood, was among the first huge Japanese drama successes in Singapore when it aired here in the 1980s, long before Korean matinee idol Bae Yong Joon was a twinkle in the eyes of his housewife fans here. Subsequently, Japanese drama serials such as Beach Boys (1997) and GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka (1999) fired up the small screen, even if it was in a language most Singaporeans could not understand.