Lost in Korean Dramaworld
This marks my first attempt at sharing how I got lost in Korean Dramaworld. I do enjoy watching movies/dramas from other Asian countries, but K-dramas remain by far my personal favourite.
If you’re reading this, you are well on your way to joining myself on a journey through sped-up lane changes, piggyback rides, back hugs and all things K-drama.
You mentally check off a list of ‘must have scenes’ whenever you watch a new K-drama.
Watching something with subtitles has become the norm. Sometimes, you catch yourself searching a video or movie with subtitles that’s already in your own language. [No? Just me? Ok.]
However, if the above makes you scratch your head in confusion, consider it a crash introduction to the Korean Dramaworld. [You’re welcome.]
Also, don’t despair. New members may join us at any time. With dedication and perseverance (aka endless hours of watching Korean dramas), you too can become a drama
How it all began:
It was a day like any other in early 2009. While looking for some good songs online, I stumbled across a fan-made music video containing snippets of what seemed to be an interesting story.
After watching several similar videos and reading through the comments, I was able to find out two very important facts. One, these were scenes from a Korean drama and two, the English translation of the drama name was – drum roll please – ‘Boys before flowers’.
So I got to searching for a subtitled version of the drama that still had decent quality. This was before K-dramas enjoyed the widespread fame they have today. Websites streaming these dramas with subtitles were few and far in between. But I was on a mission and not to be stopped until I finally succeeded.
‘Boys before Flowers’ is based on a popular manga/manhwa by the same name. Through a special scholarship, spunky Geum Jan-Di is accepted into a prestigious high school. The school is ruled by a group consisting of the four richest and most popular students. They are known as F4, or flower boys because of their good looks.
The story unfolds in a serious of events caused by the interactions of its protagonists and the changes these bring to the lives of everyone involved.
Thus began my love for Korean dramas which soon expanded to the Korean Language and culture and last but not least, Korean pop music. One of the main actors of this drama is also part of a Korean boy band known as SS501. Thus, while watching the drama, I started listening to Korean pop music aka K-pop. And as the famous saying goes, the rest is history.
Always & forever 😉