30 Day Asian Drama Challenge Set 2 – Day 1

Just when you thought the 30 Day Asian Drama Challenge was over 😉 That’s right, I’m doing the second set of questions. Yes, there will be some duplication I’m sure. But I figured to give this the old college try (nothing like using crappy and old cliches).

Day 01: When did you start watching Asian dramas?

I have answered this sort of, but now in more detail, lol.

The year that I graduated from my alma matter, Adrian College, I was jobless until August (I was planning on going to graduate school, but that didn’t pan out so I hadn’t been looking for a job until after graduation). Thus, with lots of time on my hands, I found out that my favorite manga Hana Yori Dango by Yoko Kamio was a live action drama. Never mind that I have never watched a live action Asian drama in my life, I needed to see the drama because I loved the manga, so it was an impulse buy…one that I did not regret. However, I wasn’t hooked on the drama bandwagon by any means. It’s just that back in 2007 is when I first discovered them and fell in love with the Japanese drama Hana Yori Dango. I then found that there was as Taiwanese version which I bought, too, and enjoyed despite its more low budgetness.

I then started watching streaming dramas in 2008 thanks to an upgrade from horrible dial up internet to cable internet and by 2010 I was basically not watching American television any more and had bought myself a Roku player, a router, and my very own DramaFever subscription. Go figure. I kind of like that with exceptions, dramas are generally one season and have a reasonable number of episodes, unlike American television where good shows are killed by a bajillion seasons and cast changes or else I loved a show and it was cancelled with an unsatisfactory ending (Firefly, Dark Angel, Magnificent Seven).

One comment

  • Yeah, that’s why I like Asian dramas. One season and you’re done. I still watch a lot of American and British shows as well, but it’s mostly shows that I was already watching. Since i started watching Asian dramas, I seem to have stopped starting new Western shows.

    Also, I love that you’re doing this challenge as well, I was thinking of doing it too, seeing as my 30 days are coming to a close soon.

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