30 Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 3
It’s interesting to think back and try to remember the answer to some of these questions.
Day 3: Your first Korean drama?
I know this is a “drama” challenge, but before I answer which was my first Korean drama, I actually watched a Korean movie before I sampled Korean dramas. So…yeah. My first ever Korean experience was with the movie adaptation of the manga A Wolf’s Temptation which stars popular actor Kang Dong Won and a chubbier, cuter Lee Chung Ah. I guess the main problem is the storyline with that movie. I think there was important substance missing in the building of relationships between our main trio.
For those who don’t know a country bumpkin moves to Seoul after her father dies to live with her mother’s family. There she comes into contact with the best fighter in her school. She also encounters this man’s rival from a different school who appears to know her, but she has no idea who he is. I won’t give away the plot except to say it’s rather screwed up, but so was the manhwa it was based on.
Anywho, back to the actual task at hand. My first Korean drama experience was none other than Song Hye Kyo and Rain’s Full House. It’s funny as when I tried rewatching this drama I was amazed at what kept me hooked and marathoning this 2004 drama. I mean…it’s not bad…but…yeah. Tastes are refined and change over the years. Even so, it holds a special place in my heart since it’s the first. It’s also when I first really started falling in love with Korean music, which, looking back now, I am not quite certain as to just why I was so enamored with the OST for this drama as it’s really only Byul’s song “I think I…” that I love most of all. But still…it was a combination I enjoyed back in my early drama watching days.