For The Drama Addict

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I think the single aspect K-entertainment that made me stay are the dramas.  In fact, it was coming across sites like Dramabeans that showed me what a wonderful world Asian dramas and culture can be (but anything can be better than the Indian serials that I grew up with) because they decide to take their “shallow” interests and think laterally about them.

This is what queens of drama-blogging themselves say about why they blog:

Javabeans: My underlying modus operandi: Just because it’s pop culture doesn’t mean discourse has to be shallow. I’d like to sustain a fun but hopefully substantive level of conversation, mixed with some irreverence. Because it’s not worth it if it’s no fun.

Girlfriday: I feel very strongly that people can have thoughtful discourse on just about any topic, and that art—mass, pop, high, pulp, whatever it may be—can and should be discussed intelligently for the thing it is.

Hopefully we can try to do the same thing around here, though I highly doubt that I can reach the elegance or dedication of these two women. I also know zero Korean, so recaps are pretty much out of the question.

To satiate my drama loves around here (because drama posts are few and far between guys) here’s a list of dramas that I have watched, currently watching, want to watch/should have watched, and dropped.  I’ll probably have a couple of thoughts on them, but realize, I’m not the best source for objective reviews. I’ll just stick to my own perceptions in the comments.

Dramas I’ve Watched | Dramas I Need To Watch | Dramas That I Sort Of Watched

Currently Watching:

  • The Master’s Sun (First Impressions)
  • Cruel Palace, War of Flowers (Hiatus)
  • Blade and Petal (Dropped after Ep 10)

(Dramabeans, MBC,)

6 responses to “For The Drama Addict

      • Ah I’m actually from Bangladesh but I spent a large chunk of my childhood in Japan. After moving to Bangladesh though, I noticed all my relatives would spend hours watching Indian serials. I do remember watching a few episodes of KumKum with older relatives and Jassi Jassi Koi Nahin with cousins

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        • (Oh! You’re the girl from SB who just commented on Patricia’s article 😀 Nice to meet you!)

          I’m actually Tamil, so I haven’t seen a lot of Hindi serials besides what is dubbed.

          It’s really cool that you lived in Japan! What was it like?

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          • Hahah yeah that’s how I discovered your blog!

            I don’t believe I’ve seen any Tamil serials since people here mostly watch the Hindi ones.

            Honestly I’m never quite sure of how to answer that question. I moved to Bangladesh when I was 8 so I was still quite young. I definitely liked it much better there but I went to an international school so I was around people from lots of different countries. I did speak fluent Japanese though but I’ve completely forgotten (how does one forget a language anyway? /sigh)

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  1. Having found kdramas after growing up tangled up in telenovelas I thanked God that there was tv series with less than 100+ eps somewhere in this world! Not to mention the infinite seasons of soap operas…I’ve thought of kdramas as a veeeery long movie ever since; and keep marathoning like there’s no tomorrow, LOL!!

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