I really want to start watching more Japanese dramas and get back to listening to the Japanese language again, but I don't know much about their dramas.
The only drama I've watched before 日本人の知らない日本語, which I enjoyed but it clearly wasn't the most amazing or serious show made. What are your favorites? Anything other than "Japanese boys over flowers" or "love over tokyo".
tell me your favorite genre and I will suggest something...
right now my friend we will call him Yubell from now on cause thats his gamer name loves psychological or thinky dramas and hates romances, My husband loves WWII dramas and Samurai movies, I watch anything with a hot guy.
or just check out my favorites list my first drama was Itazura Na kiss..that was my gateway drug
I find asadoras to be a good choice. The 15 minute format means you can watch as many or as few as you want at a time. Generally I’ll watch 6 episodes at a time for 1.5 hours. The fastest I ever watched a drama was Amachan, 18-24 episodes a day for a week. Asadoras do tend to be 35-39 hours long and the 150+ episode count scares some people away.
Amachan - young girl wants to be a diver and an Idol
Gegege No Nyobo - Based on the biography of the wife of mangaka Shigeru Mizuki.
Chiritotechin - a young woman dreams of becoming a comedian in the male dominated field of Rakugo.
Gochisousan - a young woman who lives to cook, struggles to win over her in laws with her cooking. Set before and during the Pacific war years, 1930s and 40s.
Many of the more recent ones are fully translated.
I just started to recommend a few and realised this article would probably be a good start. Also if you use Aminos at all there is a JDrama amino that you can join and find more shows. You have to use on your phone though.
When I wanted to explore JDrama again myself I started with that article and then as I was discovering shows for my list I found the amino and am able to find even more. There are a heap of JDrama titles in my list if you want to check it out.