Dramaworld Recaps, Anyone?

As I have Viki Pass, I’ve already watched all four episodes of Dramaworld. I’ve been enjoying it immensely, and I figured it was the perfect opportunity to breathe life back to this blog with a little poll.

Would you like to see me recap Dramaworld?

The episodes are small and manageable, so that’s a bonus point. Recapping should be a breeze — and a fun breeze at that! So, what do you think? Vote below and let me know.

 

Last Chance to Vote!

Hello readers and fellow k-drama fans!

This is your final week to cast your vote for what drama I should start reviewing/recapping. So far, two of my three options have already started airing, and I have posted my first impressions of Sensory Couple, but it’s not too late to share which k-drama your excitement lies in. I’ve added an “other” list if the drama that’s caught your fancy isn’t an option in this poll. If you do choose “other,” please leave a comment. Whatever drama gets the most votes is the drama I will review every episode for.

The choice is in your hands.

Bballi, bballi! Get dressed, drop those chopsticks full of ramen, and pick your favorite choice with a gratuitous shot of Ji Chang Wook for the road.

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A New Look & Other Updates

As my one year anniversary of watching k-dramas is less than a month away, I’ve decided to forgo extra sleep and instead review (on a week-to-week basis) one upcoming drama. I haven’t decided on the drama just yet, but I am open to suggestions. I want to use this as an opportunity to give back to all of the wonderful people that have stuck with this blog and also for all of the new faces.

So, all you have to do is vote in the poll below. Which drama would you most like to see me review? Furthermore, if you could share your thoughts on why you’ve chosen a particular drama, I’d really appreciate it. I don’t really have any one drama that I *must* review, so I am open to reader suggestions.

 

 

 

Favorite K-Drama of 2014?

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2014 was surely an interesting year for me. I discovered k-dramas back in April of 2014 thanks to a desperate, last-ditch effort to find something different to watch on Netflix. (Seriously, how can there be so much stuff on Netflix but you don’t have any desire to watch most of it?) Ever since April, I’ve been watching k-dramas religiously. I watch them at least once a week or else I just feel sad and empty. All you have to do is look at my “what I’ve watched” page, and you’ll see that I binge-watched a ton of dramas in less than a week consistently. You’ll see the dramas I struggled to complete, the ones I couldn’t finish soon enough, and you’ll even see a few that I just haven’t had the heart or willpower to watch.

It’s been one amazing journey but, even more than that, starting this blog was the most exciting thing I’ve done all year. I started it mostly to record my own thoughts and keep a tally on what I’ve watched. I mean, who knew that fellow k-drama lovers would even follow and leave comments on this blog? It’s been such a surprise that this blog grew and transformed into a place that others can enjoy, too. Because of that, I’m going to try my very hardest to make deadlines and keep this blog on the upswing.

Many things are coming in 2015, so don’t go anywhere.

That said, I thought it was appropriate to start off 2015 with a good old poll. If you’ve been following this blog, you know I love my polls. So, please take a minute to vote for your favorite drama of 2014. And after you vote, leave a few thoughts on why you chose what you chose. Note: this poll will only include dramas that have completely aired in 2014.

But, because I’m sure favorite k-drama polls are popping out of the woodwork, I thought I’d add a little something different. Below, you will have the same k-drama choices, but you will be voting for your least favorite k-drama of 2014.  Also, don’t hesitate to share which drama made you pull the plug and give up. Although, if you managed to make it through one of your least favorite’s of the year, I will give you a round of applause because it’s a challenge to finish the dramas that test every, last ounce of resolve we have.

How To Choose A Drama?

When it comes to picking and choosing dramas, how do you go about it? Do you pick up a drama because it contains your favorite genres? Do you become enraptured by the summary and/or promotional images? Does the title grab your eye? Maybe you choose a drama because it stars some of your favorite actresses, actors, and/or idols? Or do you just take a leap of faith because you don’t know what else to watch? Was it a recommendation from your BFF and fellow k-drama lover?

No matter what the reasons are, if you’re an indecisive person like me, choosing a drama might be the hardest thing you do all day. Okay, so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but the process of picking the right k-drama can be emotionally taxing at times.

If I judged k-dramas based on summary alone — on whether or not I’d watch them — I probably wouldn’t have watched half as many as I already have. Sometimes it’s hard not to judge a drama by cover images, summaries, and negative-skewing reviews. I know I struggle with this from time to time. If it doesn’t sound or look good, it’s hard to find the pull to go ahead and watch. Sometimes the payoff is worth it. And sometimes it isn’t.

For me, I put quite a bit of thought into choosing a drama. There are so many important factors, but I think the most important factor for me is finding a drama that best fits with my mood. Then, I can work from there.

That said, as the wheels in my mind have been turning, I thought it would be fun to put together a poll to see where you, my readers, stand on this matter. How do you choose a drama?

 

New & Upcoming Dramas

One of the best ways to soothe your sorrows over your favorite k-drama ending is by beginning another. (At least, I can argue this statement in my case.) Luckily for all of us drama lovers, there are plenty of options to help all of us sober up from our show hangovers and try something new. Not all dramas are as good, funny, well-written, or as addicting as the last, but one of my favorite things is finding love and enjoyment from a series I least expected. There is no shortage of dramas premiering this fall, so please take a few minutes to vote in the poll below. And if you’re feeling up to it, tell me what you’ve loving or most excited to see when it comes to these k-dramas. Even further, share your thoughts on the dramas you’re least interested in this year. All discussions are welcome!

 

What Currently Airing Dramas are you Watching?

It’s probably no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I binge-watch a lot of k-dramas. And by a lot, I mean a lot. As in (probably) unhealthy kind of a lot. My attention span has been all over the place lately as I’m watching dramas far faster than I can review them. This blog is my fun, little safe haven to share my k-drama love, so I’ll try to do that the best way that I can — even if it means some of my reviews might be slightly delayed.

I’m way behind schedule, which is likely to be the story of my life as I practice more self-control in my consumption of k-dramas. Until then, please bear with me. I’m always tinkering away with drafts of reviews and upcoming posts and ways to make this place a well-oiled machine, so this blog has constant attention. Rest assured, I will get better at this with time. Please just hang in there with me as I get my bearings and figure of a system that works for me.

That said, the purpose of this post is to talk about what currently airing k-dramas we’re all watching right now. If you peek at my twitter feed, you’ll probably already know one of the dramas.

High School King (just started), High School: Love On, and Marriage, Not Dating. The latter being my absolute favorite. It reminds me a little bit of Lie To Me, so if you were a huge fan of that drama, you really might find something funny, charming, and magical about Marriage, Not DatingHigh School: Love On is off to a fairly strong start after two episodes, and I’m hoping it keeps up the momentum. As for High School King, I’ve only had time to watch one full episode. I don’t have any problems with Noona romances, but I’m not entirely sold on the female lead — although I can relate to her in a lot of ways. So, I’m definitely on the fence with two of the three series, but I’m having a whole lot of fun with Marriage, Not Dating as it’s a lighter departure from some of the melodramas out there right now.

There are tons of currently airing shows right now. What are you guys watching and how do you like them? I created a poll below and you can choose any many options as you like. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you love or hate about any of these dramas.

Rainy Day Blues & What To Watch Next?

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The weather is pretty dreadful right now with dark skies and pouring rain. I had plans to get some yard work and planting done, but it looks like that will have to wait another day as I’m stuck indoors. Sometimes I wonder why my life can’t be half as interesting as they’re depicted in k-dramas. Le sigh.

I’m thinking I’ll finish Shining Inheritance. I have, maybe, 5 episodes left.

Below, I’ve added a poll of some k-dramas I’ve found on Netflix that have most caught my attention. I’m torn with what drama to proceed with after Shining Inheritance, so I’m open to any and all input. Thanks!