Editor's note: This article was submitted a few days ago, so some of the currently airing dramas mentioned in this article may have already finished airing.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH AIRING DRAMAS
Many people prefer to marathon a drama when it’s completed instead of watching it while it's. While binge watching a drama is more preferable, watching an airing drama has its own pros. So, here are the four reasons why you should try watching a drama while it’s airing.
#4 BECAUSE IT KEEPS YOU ENGROSSED
One of the problems one encounters while marathoning a drama, especially those with a bigger number of episodes, is that you seem to lose interest around the middle of the series. Of course, this is to be expected, if you’re watching something continuously for 10+ hours, you’re bound to get bored.
The pro of watching an airing drama is the chances that you’ll get bored with it is unlikely, unless the drama itself is a failure for you. Since the episodes are released per week, ranging from one (TW-dramas), two (K-drama) to even six (C-dramas), it limits the amount of time you spend on a drama. Since you can only watch the episodes released per week, it keeps you engrossed in the series and you look forward to the new episodes.
#3: BECAUSE GUESSING IS PART OF THE FUN
When you marathon a drama, there’s no point in guessing or making up theories for the events happening, since you could just watch the next episodes and find out the exact reason. And while that is less…torturous, it also takes away part of the fun.
However, if you watch an airing drama, because of the limited number of episodes released, you are bound to come up with some theories for all the things happening. This is not just true for thrillers or crime dramas, but even romantic-comedies and fantasy dramas. It doesn’t matter if your guesses are absurd or somewhat exact. Just challenging your imagination and coming up with your own answers is fun. Not to mention the feeling you get when your theory (by any chance) is proved right later in the drama.
#2: FANGIRLING WITH YOUR CHINGUS
Different people are bound to marathon different dramas. It’s all about one’s preferences. Of course, you could still fangirl over a drama/ person even if you’re watching different dramas at that time.
However, if you watch an airing drama, you are bound to find a lot of people who are watching the same drama as you. That makes fangirling over something, all the way more fun. It’s always exciting to talk to and discuss dramas with someone who’s watching the same thing with you.
#1: BECAUSE IT’S WORTH THE WAIT
Marathoning is mostly preferred because there is no waiting period in-between the episodes. You could just watch all the episodes in one go and not be exhibited to the ‘waiting torture’.
However, if you watch an airing drama, you have to wait for the episodes to be released, not to mention the dreaded wait for them to be subtitled. But isn’t waiting for them making them way more…well, valuable? It makes you appreciate each minute of the episode. Especially, if you find a drama that you love. That feeling when you find out that the new episodes of your drama has been up and subbed- that’s marvelous!
The added bonus of waiting is the fact that while waiting for the new episodes, you can always pick up other dramas to fill up your free time.
Here are some of the popular currently airing dramas.
(Scum's Wish) (Everyone's Getting Married)
Of course, that's not to say that one should only watch airing dramas!
Are you watching any currently airing dramas?
Do you prefer to watch airing dramas or marathon them when they're finished? Do leave a comment!