Blind dating plot
Compare Developing Doomed Characters, which is about the time spent examining the mundane lives of the characters before something extraordinary happens that starts the "real" story.Compare to Batman Cold Open where the opening events are not connected to the main plot are resolved before it begins.The sponsors of their trip wine and dine them and shower them with presents.Esther knows she should be having the time of her life, but she feels deadened.Esther attempts to lose her virginity with a UN interpreter, but he seems uninterested.
In an effort to get his parents off his back about the constant string of blind dates and marriage prospects, Gi-tae purposely brings Jang-mi home to meet his parents posing as his girlfriend, certain that they'll never approve of her.
But when she gets over him, he regrets his actions and begins pursuing her again.
Esther Greenwood, a college student from Massachusetts, travels to New York to work on a magazine for a month as a guest editor.
See also Homage, Foreign Remake, Fountain of Expies, Characteristic Trope, and Recycled IN SPACE! Tropes Are Not Bad — a story can serve as a reference or re-mixed version of another one with just ripping it off.
Clever parodies put a lot of their own creative thought in while still referencing the original. The opposite would be a Shallow Parody, which claims to be a parody but has almost no real references to either the plot or any other aspect of the target.