I am 51 and a huge fan of all East Asian dramas, movies, animes and mangas. I have poor health and limited mobility so I find watching these and reading the manga really helps me on a bad day. I have an 19 year old daughter who was the one who got me into all these 3 years ago; so I have a lot to thank her for. :)
My first Korean drama ever was 'Falling in Innocence' with Jung Kyung Ho and I was utterly hooked - so much so that I actually bought the (region free, English subbed) dvd. This was swiftly followed by 'Kill Me, Heal Me' (I was rooting for Shin Se-gi), 'She was Pretty' (I had serious 'Second Lead Syndrome' there; though I did like the male lead - the second lead was more my style. lol!) and then 'High School King of Savvy'. I'm a total romantic idiot - so I do tend to stick to the romance/drama genre; which could explain my current dehydration as I've cried at all the sad episodes, sad endings and just.....well, sadness....as well as drooling at the simply stunning male stars.
I've got so addicted that I am currently learning Japanese and Korean (and not doing horribly actually). I am happily married and have been for 24 of the 26 years I've known my wonderful hero of a husband. I adore the Takumi-kun movies and from there I went to watch other BL movies and dramas. As a person with very much loved lesbian and homosexual cousins, both of whom I witnessed struggle in a less than accepting society as they grew up (both are 10 years younger than me), I wholeheartedly support the LGBT community; so much so we are all going to the local Gay Pride Day tomorrow and have some fun - it's always a laugh and we have a great time and meet tons of brilliant people. :)
My favourite genres are: Romance, Vampire, Historical, Drama, Supernatural, Sitcom, Manga, Wuxia, Anime/Manga Live Action and BL/Yaoi - although I like all these to have a romantic overview. I recently watched 'Heart to Heart' which had me sobbing so hard by the last few episodes that I woke my husband up;he thought someone in the family had died and he just hadn't heard the phone!! Well, it was 3am, bless him! XD
If I can laugh, and make someone else laugh (whether with or at me, I'm not fussy) then I consider the day not wasted. I think my favourite show at the moment is 'Love Me if You Dare' - it's brilliant and obviously Huo Wallace is not to be sniffed at both in acting ability and looks (though I actuallyreally want ANDY; that car is just so damn cool).
I think the East Asian entertainment industry has a lot to be proud of - the stories are more engaging and the acting superior, even though the budgets are much lower. I think the West could learn a lot. Overall, I think I follow franchises, if you can call them that, where each Eastern country do their own version - Boys over Flowers; Itazaru na Kiss; Fated to Love You; You're Beautiful; Hana Kimi and Full House.....along with the myriad of Live Action versions of the animes/mangas.
I may not make it right into old age - then again I might. But I want to look back and say "man that was FUN!!"
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