Hello everyone! Sorry about not posting as much as I usually do but I’m trying to focus on writing and scheduling posts for a couple times per week and planning out my schoolwork and everything. I’m here to bring y’all a new idea of mine. I just came up with this when I was going to write a review but decided to do this instead as I thought y’all might be interested in something like this!
When I get the feeling that I’m starting to become low-key obsessed with something I decided that I will write a post about it under the category of “My New Obsession”. In these posts I will just talk to y’all about a certain recent obsession of mine. I’ll explain how I came across the particular thing and why I like it and why y’all might like it as well. I hope you guys end up liking this idea as well! Now, onto the actual post!
If you don’t already know what a K-Drama is, it’s a Korean Drama TV Show. People would probably describe them as soap operas, but they’re much better than soap operas in my opinion.
I have heard a lot about K-Dramas through a fellow blogger Flavia from Flaviathebibliophile as well as my best friend who talks about them all the time. Just last week I was scrolling through Netflix absentmindedly not knowing what to watch until a flicker of light turned on in my brain reminding me that K-Dramas exist. I felt in the mood to try something new and thus I searched up K-Drama in the Netflix search box.
I decided to just click the first one that sounded interesting and that one happened to be Hello, My Twenties (which is also known as Age of Youth). I watched the first episode and ended up really enjoying it!
Of course I easily became obsessed and before I knew it I had finished the entire show in just under a week! This was a 12-episode K-Drama where each episode was around an hour long. I decided to start it to reward myself for being ahead of my Goodreads reading challenge.
After finishing that show I looked on Netflix again to start another one. I ended up finding one called Good Morning Call, which is actually a Japanese Drama (J-Drama?) and it’s a bit on the cheesier side but I’ve been enjoying it so far.
I started that one over the weekend after finishing Hello, My Twenties and I’m already 7 episodes in, I believe, out of 17. The episodes are only around 45 minutes each for this one so I’ve been watching it quicker.
I think that Hello, My Twenties was a good introduction to this new genre of Television for me. It’s a show about these five young college student girls living in a place together and they each have their own secrets and complications in their lives. I really enjoyed it. There was great writing and great acting.
Good Morning Call has been more on the cheesy, romance, comedy side of the spectrum. Hello, My Twenties dealt with some more serious topics but Good Morning Call is something to watch if you want something more lighthearted. Plus, the main guy in this show is so swoon-worthy (he also looks a lot like Light from Death Note!) His attitude towards the main girl is so hilarious as well. Their dynamic is just the best.
Now, you may be on the fence about whether a K-Drama (or J-Drama, etc.) is the right choice for you. I was very hesitant at first but I ended up really enjoying it. I love the way the episodes are laid out as well as the story and the character growth. Nothing moves too fast and yet you end up never getting bored.
If you’re a fan of humorous TV shows where you’re sure not to get bored while watching, I would recommend K-Dramas to you. But also, they’re not for everyone. If you watch the first episode and you don’t like it that’s completely fine. I myself find them very enjoyable so far and they make me want to visit Asia even more now.
Now, have any of y’all watched any K-Dramas? If so, do you have any recommendations? And did I convince any of you to start watching K-Dramas? Let me know!