I've started watching Korean drama about a year ago and have since started watching Taiwanese and Japanese drama as well. I haven't watched a lot of the movies yet, so my favorites list will probably change as time passes. Also my favorites aren't listed in any particular order.
I feel a bit old because I don't know anyone my age who watches as much as I do. So if there's anyone in the 30-50 yr group (I'm in my early 40s) that would like to talk with me about these Asian dramas that would make me happy. I just have my husband and he's only seen a few ('cause he works a lot).
I live in Oregon (NW USA). I have 3 kids (2 in college!) and 2 cats. Been married for almost 22 years O.o - which I find unbelievable. In addition to Asian Drama I also love Anime, British TV, READING, faeries, movies, comedy, some music, and other stuff. .
I have a blog, with drama/movie reviews & also personal stuff about me here: sarahsidhesaid.blogspot.com
and here's my Asian drama tumblr: iluvasiandrama.tumblr.com
and my anime tumblr: osaka-chan.tumblr.com
Genres: While I generally avoid melodramas occasionally I will come across one that I can't resist. However they don't usually end up on my favorites list. The exception to this is "Mars" which is a super heavy melodrama. "Queen In Hyun's Man" is also a favorite, but it's not super heavy. So I don't count it as a melodrama.. just as a normal time-travel romance drama. I use the dramas as a form of escapism (don't we all) and so the thing I need to escape from most is the depression that I deal with in my life. This is why I typically avoid melodramas. They are very depressing and really make me feel worse than I already am. Most of the time I need either comedy, action, or romance (or a combo of all 3). I also like school dramas because they're "usually" less serious than the adult melodramas.
Actors/Actresses: I have found that many of the popular korean actors and actresses are ones that aren't on my favorites list. In fact, my dislikes can be called "unpopular opinions". For example I don't care much for the following: Shin Min Ah, Ha Ji Won, Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Seung Gi, Park Yoo Chun, to name a few. (**GASP!*** to all of these ..I know). I have lukewarm feelings toward Lee Min Ho and Jang Geun Suk. To tell the truth I also have unpopular opinions toward popular and well-received A-list American actors. That's just who I am.
Drama slumps and highs: Like everyone else I go through my own slumps when I'm just not in the mood to watch anything or nothing sounds interesting. When this happens I take a simple break. Once I return to my drama high I acquire, once again, a fever-pitch drama obsession. Most times, though, I'm at a pretty level plain.
All in all I like watching dramas. Though sometimes I wish I had a friend nearby that I can share drama moments with. *sigh*
- Times (Days) 71.47
- Plan to Watch116
- On Hold30
- Total Entries275
- Times (Days) 9.10
- Plan to Watch98
- On Hold1
- Total Entries235
Protect the Boss2011, Korean
Vampire Prosecutor2011, Korean
Hana Kimi2007, Japanese
Queen In Hyun's Man2012, Korean
Lovely Complex2006, Japanese
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK2006, Korean
My Little Bride2004, Korean
High School Debut2011, Japanese
Chilling Romance2011, Korean
Hyun Bin1982, Korean
Ikuta Toma1984, Japanese
Abe Hiroshi1964, Japanese
Zhou Vic1981, Taiwanese
He Mike1983, Taiwanese