30 Day Asian Drama Challenge – Day 28

I am rarely, if ever, moved to tears.

Day 28: A Drama that made you cry?

I cry more often in real life situations than in watching dramas or movies so this is rather difficult to answer. I *might* have gotten a wee bit misty eyed at the end of the Taiwanese version of Absolute Boyfriend as Jiro Wang and Goo Hye Sun did wonderful jobs expressing their emotions. But…I don’t think any drama has straight up made me cry. Although, I admit to getting slightly more emotional as I approach my 30s, but again, dramas usually aren’t enough to move me to tears. I can laugh, scream, get angry…but cry? Nope.

I an tell you a movie that makes me cry, though. It’s not Asian. It’s The Diary of Anne Frank. I just can’t help myself, I’m blubbering by the end. I’m talking about a miniseries versions done in either the late 90s or early 2000s. I think it aired when I still shared a room with my sister…so yeah…definitely late 90s early 2000s.

And on a completely unrelated note. Last year was a big anniversary for the sinking of the Titanic (no, the big blockbuster movie didn’t have what it takes to make me cry either). There were students in US schools who had no idea that this was an actual historical event and not some fictional boat in a book or in tons of movies. That’s enough to make you cry when you realize just how ignorant people have gotten.

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Oh, wait! I do have a drama where I shed actual tears. I cried at the ending of Bu Bu Jing Xin! I remember that now.

3 comments

  • I also don’t cry either, but I do shed a tear sometimes when children or animals are involved. One of the reasons I try to stay away from melodramas that start with the back story and young actors (if their good, I loose it).

    This was not a drama but the Movie “Nobody Knows” = buckets of tears and the fact that it was based on actual events = buckets of tears (had to call my mother) LOL.

    However I digress, the last drama that I shed a tear for was King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo. The child actor that played him, so good and the mistreatment, I felt it.

  • We can be emotionless robots together 🙂

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