30 Day Asian Drama Challenge: Day 1

So I was recently inspired by Indigo from Between Wor(L)ds to do this challenge. I've seen them before but didn't think I was experienced enough to actually do one. Then I thought why not, it would spice up this blogs content and I like challenges. Also, this would be a great opportunity to see how much my feelings about previous watched dramas have changed. Enjoy!

                                                                 Day 1:

         When Did You Start Watching Asian Dramas? 

So my journey into the drama world began with the Taiwanese show Autumns Concerto. Already I was a fan of Asian flicks because my childhood was filled watching just about every Jackie Chan film. Ok, not every one but ask me a movie of his, I've probably seen it. My dad is an avid Bruce Lee/Jackie Chan fan, so it was inevitable that I would end up finding my way to dramas. While not a fan of dramas -their too long for him- watching action flicks (particularly Chinese ones) are super fun to watch with him!

So it was actually my mom who first started watching dramas. Through her influence I watched my first one... Autumns Concerto. Though technically speaking, it was Vanness Wu who was the deciding factor! I have loved him since I first saw Star Runner, so imagine my surprise to see him in this drama. It was such a great - not perfect- but good enough drama to leave an lasting impression on me. And to this day it is still my favorite non-Korean drama. Then my mom started watching this drama called IRIS, eventually I became curious enough to join her, in fact the rest of the family did too and we watched the entire show together! The plot was interesting, the acting not bad, add the eye-candy and I was set, though 1 of the 2 negatives was Kim Tae Hee's acting. Funny enough, I didn't realize that Lee Byung Hun was the guy from The Good, The Bad, The Weird until much later on. The thing I hated most was that god-awful, horrible ending. If I went back and watched it now, my views might change some. But for my first Korean drama experience it was wonderful. Little did I know that it was the beginning of my love affair with dramas.

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  1. Good luck with your challenge! I still haven't gotten around to doing one yet hehe. Maybe someday.


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