Hello, K-fan 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, and nearly booed at the bittersweet ending. I ultimately loved it and came home dying to know who this adorable Song Joong Ki was.
I revved up Google and was immediately taken to a website called Drama Fever. (Sadly it has gone out of business as of 2018)
Wow! Drama Fever was 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, Chinese and Thai. It would probably be closer to 200 if I count how many shows I started and stopped. If fans are interested in what I like to watch, here are my Drama list pages for
Please don’t pay too much attention to my ratings, I don’t always keep up. But if it’s on my list, it means I watched 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’re far different from American Television. In 2012 I was at a loss. I had literally quit TV. I found solace in watching classic shows from the ’60s-’90s. I was burned out from fan-fiction writing since 2006. For once I wanted someone to tell ME a story.
Kdramas blew my mind so far that I rarely turn on my American stations anymore. For years if I wasn’t watching Kdrama, Jdrama, or Asian movies, I read or wrote and brainstormed ideas for them, blogged, and listened to the marvelous soundtracks every day. (Well, before you think I was cuckoo, that’s in between everything else I have going on in life!)
I’d slowly ingratiated myself into the 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 most recently become a permanent writer for Stuck on Hyuk. A blog dedicated to the great actor Jang Hyuk. I’ve always liked reading many of the Korean themed blogs out there and still keep up when time permits.
I’d gotten to a point where I felt lost watching something in English. I expected subtitles to pop up because my brain expected to hear Korean, and the English sounded foreign to me. It’s incredible how much you pick up by watching the dramas and listening carefully to dialogues. To me, language is first about sound. (Unless of course you use Sign Language.) I think Hangul is beautiful, and I hope I can take the time to seriously study it. Learning a language is fun, challenging, and expands the mind!
If you’d like to know more about my different online activities, check out these sites I run:
My Voyagers Guidebook Youtube page.
Like reading Fan Fiction for sometimes obscure American Retro Television shows? Check out:
Thanks for taking the time to read about me.