One thing I find to be pretty standard across the board for Asian drama lovers is that we’re a unique breed. A lot of times, our friends and family don’t watch them and don’t understand how we can watch them.
So, I decided to make this video as a kind of tongue in cheek reminder of all those times that I’ve been told more or less that I’m crazy for watching dramas. This was made in part for the you guyz, the fans because I’m sure you’ve received similar flack for such behavior. After all, there’s nothing wrong with watching dramas!
I refer to myself sometimes as an Asian drama addict. This isn’t to say that I can’t not watch dramas, because I’ve gone weeks without watching them. At one point I went almost an entire year without them when my computer stopped working and I didn’t have the money to purchase a new one. But even today, after several days without having the internet where we’ve been staying, just getting the internet at my father’s house makes me anxious to catch up on a few episodes of different dramas that I’m currently watching. I’m also juxtaposed with wanting to spend as much time with my dad as possible. I have a feeling that I’m going to be doing some late night dramathoning.
Before going to Korea, whenever I was already hooked on Asian dramas, I would come home from college in the summer and watch them. My family just couldn’t understand me watching Asian dramas while they sat there watching HD TV all day. Even now I have to admit my husband is supportive of my drama watching habit (because of Hallyu Back of course), but yea some of these are actually based off of his actual reactions, particularly the ones where he tries to sit down and watch a bit and just doesn’t get it. But we trade off. I explain the detailed plot lines of dramas, and he explains the play by plays in sports games. It’s a nice, balanced approach to life, or at least this is what I tell myself.
So I’m curious, which number in the video were you most easily able to relate to?
And this summer, when you’re curled up on the couch watching a juicy episode of one of your current fav dramas, just remember: Just because the people in your immediate vicinity don’t necessarily understand your drama hobby, you are not alone. There’s an entire world of us who are misunderstood for this. That’s sort of the reason I started Hallyu Back in the first place.
Happy Drama Watching! ☺