Getting Sucked into Chinese Dramas: Because I Have SO MUCH TIME On My Hands

Being a drama watcher can be hazardous to your health at times. It’s more than eating every time your favorite characters eat in a drama (I’m avoiding Let’s Eat for a reason!!) and losing sleep to watch just ONE more episode. Come join me as I tell you the cautionary tale of falling down the Cdrama rabbit hole.

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What Should I Watch Next? The Maknae’s Tale of Abundant Options and Peer Pressure

Once upon a time, in a land that’s not so far away and only about 2 years ago, I was the newest entrant into dramaland. I had just consumed Goblin in a record amount of time, setting aside things like household chores and sleep. The question inevitably came to my mind: “What am I going to watch next??” I floundered. I stumbled. I watched things better left unwatched. Then I found drama-watching communities and EVERYTHING changed (KMUSE: We Fangirls ruined her) .

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The Maknae’s Journey through the Classics: The Greatest Love

I’ve figured out lately that I collect biases a little differently than other people. For instance, I will watching anything that Lee Hong Ki is in, not for his looks, but for his adorable personality–his humor just shines through. Lee Dong Wook is masterful at conveying his emotions and has a great sense of comic timing. And now that I’ve watched Hwayugi and The Greatest Love, I am on the Cha Seung Won train–the man is a capable actor who cracks me up even when he’s being ridiculously cheesy. That takes some serious talent, in my estimation.

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The Maknae’s Journey Through the Classics: City Hunter

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One of my favorite comic book heroes is Batman. Dark, broody, a little bit handsome, and sometimes sassy, he overcomes his tragic childhood through pure grit, then uses the resources he has available to make life better for the people around him, even if they don’t appreciate it. 

Now let’s put City Hunter into that paragraph: One of my favorite kdrama heroes is City Hunter. Dark, broody, a little bit handsome, and sometimes sassy, he overcomes his tragic childhood through pure grit, then uses the resources he has available to make life better for the people around him, even if they don’t appreciate it.

Yep, it works.

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