My love affair with it is a contradicting one. It is filled with affection yet with impatience. It may start with a good passion build up but crashes with a wave of abhorrence and sorrow.
Why? Oh why?
One episodes takes close an hour to finish but it takes to a trip of my whole lifetime. Every pilot episodes greets me with excitement and anticipation. The same feeling when you get on the seat and the guard locks your seat for safety and turns on that amazing machine called roller coaster. You know it will bring you a quite windy ride up, down and a roll around but you won’t mind it, after all you paid for that ride. Yes, I paid my time for Korean dramas during this break for a change. Why not?
Towards the end of the roller coaster trip; however, most would feel thrilled, giving three claps for themselves secretly upon overcoming their fears. But, K-dramas would just leave you blank. It takes a piece of your already fragile state heart. No surgery can save our miserable souls, Park Hoon Songsaengnim! Not even with your god-like surgical hands T_T
If you decide to have your soul face a melodrama it will leave you in even worst of a state. Tears, tears, everywhere! Don’t be surprised if I end up a sad burnt, soggy vegetable after 20 episodes. Potato?! What potato?!! NO! Just mere inedible state of a being ready for compost. Oh, nae insaeng! What have I started…
Close to an hour for one episode in our real life but in the world of Korean dramas, it takes few months to few years even! How can viewers not have their pure innocent black hair tainted gray?
Nonetheless, viewers of Korean dramas, in our hearts of hearts, we all know deep inside, despite the trip of multiple lifetimes, despite the fact that we turned into mere compost in front of our laptop screen, in defiance of it all, shi bal tsk… we do love our dramas. Or else why would it be called K-Drama, amirite or amirite?
We love scenes of back hugs, awkward kisses, drunken piggybacks, fated love, childhood love, unexpected love, and porridge on sick days, seaweed soup for birthdays, and multiple heartaches, unfathomable coincidences that will never happen in our reality and not to forget that eye staring contest between the two leads when lift closes. LOL. And we all start to daydream of our very own eye staring contest with our crushes in that oh so slow lifts of our campus. Sigh, so many ands and there’s much more scenes to look forward to or to cringe upon.
Not only I have my English shows and Animes to keep up with, now another drama in another language just took over half of my holidays. There ain’t no wrong with more varieties. These ships have long sailed, I just happen to pick up what I have put a paused on since 12. Asian dramas remind viewers that traditional romance is still around in our virginal and pristine conscience no matter how decayed modern affairs are casually becoming despite the lovable cliché of it all.
Sorry! No list of dramas included if there are readers who were expecting it. I, myself, am just leaving my faith to my awesome but deplorable skill in searching on Google, haha. Cheese in the Trap is a drama I am currently on and I love it wholeheartedly especially right after the very heavy Dr. Stranger. A simple drama is what I need (hmm… sure sure, but it could all just be a trap again). A special thank you to my friend who suggested Dr. Stranger. It is pain, it is torturing but it is praiseworthy. Gomawo. Now, on to Episode 7 of Cheese in the Trap, HOHO!