Hello Kfan world! I’m Lady G.
My foray in the Wonderful World of Kdrama started in December of 2012. I was eager to see the new movie “A Werewolf Boy” playing in Manhattan. Long story short – I loved it, cried, wanted to boo the bittersweet ending, but ultimately loved it and came home dying to know who this adorable Song Joong Ki boy (man) was.
I revved up Google search and was immediately taken to a website called Drama Fever. Wow! it’s filled with tons of Korean…Dramas? What’s that? Back to Google. Oh how cool! Foreign Television programs. Back to Drama Fever, and I clicked on “Nice Guy.”
Fast Forward to the present and I’ve seen over 100 dramas, counting many Japanese, a smattering of Taiwanese and a handful of Chinese and Thai. It would probably be closer to 200 if I count how many dramas I started and stopped. But to be fair I don’t count those.
If fans are interested in what LadyG likes to watch, here are my list pages for
Korean Dramas: http://mydramalist.com/list/W47M6NLv
Japanese Dramas: http://mydramalist.com/list/01eAOD1G
Don’t pay attention to my ratings, I’m too lazy to do that right now. But if it’s on the list, it means I took a big enough interest to watch the drama in full and most likely enjoyed it.
I also watch many Korean and other Asian films, but the dramas suck me in the most. They are far different from American Television. I was at a huge loss in 2012. I had literally quit TV. I hated it. I just wasn’t interested in anything on TV anymore. I did find solace in watching classic shows from the 60s-90’s, but that was it. I was burned out from fan-fiction writing since 2006. For once I wanted someone to tell ME a story. To quote a Jennifer Lopez character…”I’ve had ENOUGH!!”
Kdramas blew my mind so far that I rarely and barely turn on my American stations anymore or use the home TV. No joke. If I’m not watching Kdrama, Jdrama or Asian movies, I’m reading or writing and brainstorming ideas for them, blogging, or listening to the marvelous soundtracks every day. (Well, before you think I’m cuckoo, that’s in between everything else I have going on in life!)
I’ve slowly ingratiated myself into the online Kdrama fandom. I tend to do that sometimes with my…ahem…obsessions and have participated in many exciting ventures. I’ve had the privilege of writing blog post reviews both here at The Fangirl Verdict and over at the StuckonHyuk Blog. I enjoy reading many of the Korean themed blogs out there.
I’ve gotten to a point where I’m lost watching something in English. I expect subtitles to pop up because my brain is thinking in Korean and I can’t hear the English. I think it takes a few seconds.
It’s slow going, but I’m trying to learn Korean on my own. It’s amazing how much you pick up by watching the dramas and just listening. To me, language is first about sound. (Unless of course you use Sign Language.) I’m trying to master hangul. It’s the major grammar rules that stumble me. But learning a new language is fun, challenging, and expands the mind!
If you’d like to know more about my OTHER online activities, (Non-Kdrama related) check out these sites:
Voyagers Guidebook: The Ultimate Picture Fansite (You will see what a full blown fangirl can do when it comes to a favorite TV show.)
Like reading? Like Fan Fiction for sometimes obscure American Retro Television shows? Check out:
Thanks for taking the time to read about me. 🙂