NYC. It's a concrete jungle, out here.
Avid movie and drama watcher. A bit critical of what I watch.
Got into East Asian entertainment/media through Korean/Chinese/Filipino American friends from high school way, way back (my parents are immigrants from India!).
First Kpop song that I ever listened to was Se7en's "Passion". First jdrama I ever watched was "1 Litre of Tears". First kdrama that I ever watched was "Sweet 18". Frankly, it's been a long time ... but I started this journey young. :)
Now, my kpop fever has died down (but I do get nostalgic at times) and I am much more discerning with what I watch.
Likes the heartwarming, the simple, the gripping, the compelling, the funny the poignant, the unusual, and the offbeat.
Drama Recommendations by Year:
* in no particular order
JPN: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, Koi no Sanriku, Mr. Nietzsche in the Convenience Store
CH: Novoland: Castle in the Sky, When a Snail Falls in Love
JPN: Date, Kageri Yuku Natsu, Dakara Koya, Mondai no Aru Restuarant, Gisou no Fufu
K: Oh My Ghost, The Village: Achiara's Secret, Reply 1988
CH: Nirvana in Fire, Wu Xin the Monster Killer
JPN: BORDER, Aoi Honoo, Kazokugari
K: Bad Guys, Yoo Na's Street, Three Musketeers
CH: Battle of Changsha
JPN: Yakou Kanransha, Saikou no Rikon, Woman, Tonbi, Kogure Shashinkan, Kurokouchi, Tsuma wa Kunoichi
TW: In a Good Way
JPN: Hitori Shizuka, Unmei no Hito,
TW: An Innocent Mistake