How to watch Korean dramas like a pro? Any
obsessed…ahem… experienced drama watcher out there knows what we are talking about.
In this post we will share some of our tips and tricks on how to improve those drama watching skills of yours (or perhaps simply provide you with a good laugh).
Step 1: Pick a drama
Bet you didn’t see that one coming 😉 -But seriously, you are about to commit hours of your precious time to this. So in order to make it worth your while, research must be done!
So off to the lab…erm, I mean internet you go! The screening or research process doesn’t have to take long to be detailed. But you do you.
Maybe you like a certain genre, or maybe there is an actor/actress who you admire. Even the writer or director of a drama is sometimes a sure win when it comes to drama picking (R. And myself L-O-V-E dramas written by the Hong sisters).
My favourite genres are romantic comedy and action dramas. I do have a preference for happy endings. By preference I mean that if there is no happy ending, there better be a very good reason. And I mean a very, very good reason.
I’m convinced drama writers are often out to get us. They will string you along for hours and hours just to drop an unexpected or totally unsatisfying ending at you. Trust me, they are sneaky like that.
So be prepared and approach drama choosing like any other choice in life: armed with knowledge.
Happy drama picking,