About

I’m an asian drama fan. I started out watching Korean dramas on Netflix and have since added Japanese and Taiwanese dramas. I’m working my way through recommendations that I’ve found on other blogs and sites, so I’m sure I’ll branch out more before I’m done.

I’ve been an avid book reader for most of my life, and when I found the dramas, what I liked best about them was their similarities to books. They’re a limited length, and, for the most part, have a story arc that is finished by the end. Not sure if that explanation makes sense to anyone but me, but I’ve gotten tired of shows that drag on the plot just to keep the viewers watching season after season. I need resolution, and these give it to me.

So, why this blog? I started putting together synopsis and small reviews to recommend shows to my sister and thought I should put them out where they might be helpful to other people as well. And so here we are.

If there’s something I haven’t covered in my mini-reviews that would be useful, please let me know in the comments.

Enjoy your drama viewing!

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3 Responses to “About”

  1. Lore-in-stone-cities November 15, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    I felt like jumping for joy when I read your comments about loving dramas because of their similarities to books- this is an artistic association I have also enjoyed. I too am an avid reader, have been for my entire life. After I watched my first drama I realized that my love for the format had a lot to do with the same type of enthusiasm I have for fiction- a definite end, a 25% plot progress guarantee, and a length that can convey the type of story lines that I love. Too often the western miniseries format falls flat (and do not even get me started on the long drawn out episodic dramas that are produced state side). I am with you on this one!

    • cherrycordial November 16, 2012 at 1:22 am #

      Hey there, glad to see you here on my little blog! Nice to find another reader, someone that understands what I’m talking about. I keep trying to explain my drama watching to real-life family and friends, and that was the best explanation I could find.

      What genres do you read? I read a mix of romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and even some westerns (a holdover from childhood).

      And yes, the episodic dramas in the US are what drove me to Korean dramas. I loved some of the storylines, but either they’d drag them out way too long or the story arc would end only to break up the couple or have something bad happen the next season just so they could keep going. An author I like says that she doesn’t like sequels because a book should be about the most important events in the characters’ lives, so if you have a sequel, it wasn’t that important, was it? That’s kind of the way I feel about multiple season shows, too.

      • Lore-in-stone-cities November 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

        I read a variety of genres- historical romance (huge love for regency both Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer), fantasy, and straight up literary fiction. I have a major soft spot for J.R.R. Tolkien and Jack Kerouac. Non fiction comes in waves; I am stuck in that storm at the moment.

        I agree with your reference to sequels- too many television shows airing on the big networks are fraught with the issue of going on far longer than the story should allow. I find the Korean drama format more to my taste- there is an end and not a long drawn out race for ratings that kills the story.

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