I’m a drama-addict haha.
One day in September 2011, I decided to actually do something with my drama-watching and created this blog. If it doesn’t help someone out there, at least it’ll eventually help me somehow :D
I started listening to Kpop around 2001 and started watching Asian dramas around 2006.
I’ve always been really into foreign countries and such. It all started when I was about 7 years old and found out that other countries exist. I listened to a lot of Celtic/Gaelic music and wanted to live in Ireland or Scotland, haha.
When I was about 12, I watched a French film… Last Year at Marienbad…. and fell in love with France.
I started an attempt to learn the language, but was thwarted when I came across some Greek in an old dictionary. I loved the look of that alphabet. So, at 13/14 I loved Greece and anything that had to do with Greece, including Greek mythology. I learned the alphabet and attempted to learn that language. (I also really liked Xena, even though I was aware it was historically inaccurate lol).
However, my obsession with anime – FOX Kids introduced me to Digimon – led me to an interest in Japan at 14/15. Learning Japanese was much easier for me, since I’d watch anime with English subtitles, so I had more exposure to the language than the previous ones I had tried to learn. Thanks to the internet, it wasn’t too hard for me to find J-pop and J-rock music… and along with those, I found K-pop, (along with Mandopop and Thai pop), too.
During my older teen years it was hard for me to decide whether to study Japanese or Korean. I felt Korean was easier as a written language, but that Japanese was easier to learn vocally. Korean wasn’t as catchy to me… I felt like the syllables all sounded too similar and I couldn’t distinguish any words.
However, at 24, something just clicked. It could have been all the Korean dramas I’d been watching, since I preferred them over the Japanese dramas, (more romance haha), but suddenly I just recognized a ton of words!
Around 2006, when I was 19/20 years old, I watched my first drama Summer Snow. I was going on a big anime binge, when I ran into a journal on DeviantART. Someone was talking about how great Summer Snow was and I got really curious and watched it. Before then, I didn’t even know Asian dramas existed, haha…. Well Summer Snow got me hooked and immediately after watching it, I re-watched it with my husband. As soon as I was done re-watching it, we watched Nobuta wo Produce. I saw both on YouTube.
Then I found Crunchyroll. Back then, Crunchyroll had all the dramas you could think of. It’s just a blur from there. I was so addicted to dramas that I can’t even remember what I watched at that time, haha.
So that’s my history lol.
If you have any drama/musician requests, let me know!
Also, if you must know, I’m a major BBC, (Block B fan), and Zico is my ultimate bias, (favorite out of all celebrities).
Here is the list of all the dramas I’ve watched, in case you want to know before recommending one to me: My Drama List