Mainly watch ROMANCE dramas with MELODRAMA aspect. Fantasy too.
Occasionally a romcom for lighter mood, however prefer deep, meaningful works over just light-hearted fun.
My ultimate OTP: SHIP / ANGST!
Mostly bored by happy / innocent puppy dog love (unless written extremely well), prefer deeper passionate love, with sad undertones. Addicted to emotional pain and sad stories.
Other genres I like: Tragedy, Revenge, Makjang(when done right), Psychological, Mystery,Life, Friendship, TragiCom, Biography, Psychological thriller and gothic aspects. (But I generally dislike full on horror. While my tolerance for melancholy is unlimited, the tolerance for fear is very low.)
I prefer Korean dramas, but also like Japanese and Taiwanese doramas, meanwhile I found most Chinese dramas UNWATCHABLE. They are CHEESY, SOULLESS and something about the culture/athmosphere is lacking, Korean dramas have more of a SENSUALITY/EMOTIONALITY/VULNERABILITY, not to mention the language is very beautiful, I find chinese/mandarin not beautiful at all in comparison.
Haven't really watched Thai Lakorns nor Hong Kong dramas yet, so can't comment yet on those.
VARIETY SHOWS watching list:
-Running Man ep 5 / 300+ ... (ongoing) +also watched LDW eps 133,134,136 +JCW eps +SNSD eps
-We Got Married: s2 YongSeo couple Ep 11 / 51
-King of Masked Singer. Ep. 4 / ?
-Immortal Songs 2. Nro of eps watched. 3/ ? (seeking husky,raspy,unique korean artists/voices )
xep 106 (Jo Deok Bae -folk legend. MBLAQ (Mir!), The Position), 107 (Park Namjung -korean MichealJackson. HotSechgodRG, SechsKies: Eun Jiwon, god: Danny, Teen Top's Niel and 100%, Flower), 108 (2013.7.30 aired. Sul Woondo -trot legend. Park Hyun Bin -trot prince, Ash Gray, B1A4, JK Kim Donguk).
FAVE ARTISTS from the show (so far)+others I've heard of: Jo Deokbae (folk), Sul Woondo (trot), Park Hyun Bin (trot), Ash Gray. MBLAQ, B1A4. + Shin Sung Woo
-Fantastic Duo. Ep 0 ./ ? Plan to watch
-Singderella. Ep 0 / ? Plan to watch
-Infinity Challenge. Ep 1 / ?
-Strong Heart Eps 125 onward (LDW MC) ep 130 / 166
-Roommate Season 1 ep 7 / 20
-Hello Counselour A few random eps watched.
-Trick and True. Ep 0 / ? Plan to watch. (Magic trick or science experiment?)
FAVEORITE Variety Shows: Running Man, Hello Counselor, King of Masked Singer
Favorite non-Asian music: Within Temptation, Dead Can Dance, Renaissance, The Alan Parsons Project, Mystery, Dark Sanctuary, Bonnie Tyler, Depeche Mode, Enigma, Echo & the Bunnymen
Gothic/Folk/Melodic/neo-classical darkwave/new age music/native-american,tribal,shamanic,world
Asian films not found on MDL watching list:
-Fukai Kawa Deep River (1995 Japan) Plan to watch
-The Cycle of Love (2010 Malaysia) Plan to watch
Me watching korean dramas: