What are Asian Dramas?
This is very simple. Asian Dramas are similar to the Soaps or TV Shows that we would watch at home in our country, however of course...it has its mild differences. Despite the fact i might be stating the obvious here, they are indeed Asian, this means yes, everyone in an Asian Drama talks some form of Asian language; whether this be Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese...you get my point. DO NOT WORRY THOUGH! You will not have to learn these languages to understand the Drama, for like Anime, Asian Dramas are 99% of the time subbed.
When you have been watching Asian Dramas for as long as i have, you will adjust to the language and atmosphere it gives off. I learnt quite a lot of Korean because of Dramas! You will experience a lot of their culture within them and i can guarantee there is a drama out there for everyone.
Where can i watch Asian Dramas?
Not JUST Asian Dramas but Movies also can be found on these popular sites:
If instead you want to look at an overview of each episode through pictures on a site, here is the one for you:
Speaking of episodes, this brings me onto my next point...
How are Dramas watched?
Asian Dramas are watched through (usually) 1 hour long episodes. Asian Dramas are broadcasted very similar to how a film would be, it is introduced and given a heavy storyline. Think of Asian Dramas as one long movie. Here is a list of the most common amount of episodes you will find in certain Asian countries:
- Korean Dramas = Usually have 16-20 episodes
- Japanese Dramas = Usually have 10-11 episodes
- Chinese Dramas = Usually have 16-30 episodes
- Taiwanese Dramas = Usually have 16-100+ episodes
Of course the list does not stop there, but these are the most popular Asian countries to host dramas.
I've never watched an Asian Drama, where could i start?
Here i will give you a few suggestions to some of the most popular (and in my personal opinion) BEST Asian Dramas i have ever come to watch:
I have come to notice A LOT of newcomers to this Asian watching fest, start with this Korean Drama, despite it's 25 episodes it is a great watch and motivates those to sought out more and more Asian Dramas.
Lately i have seen an AWFUL LOT of people watching this new Korean Drama, 49 Days. As you can probably guess, Korean Dramas are the most interesting and popular to watch, as i have found out myself. Most females feel more attracted to a strong storyline and hot characters.
This being one of my absolute favorite Korean Dramas puts it into my MUST WATCH list. Iljimae is historically entertaining and the romance is unbelievable.
Another ABSOLUTE FAVORITE OF MINE, Tatta Hitotsu No Koi. This however is a Japanese Drama.
These are maybe a few to get you started, for all you newcomers new to this Asian Watching Regime.
Final bit (About the Forum)
As you may have gathered by now, this section of the Forum shall specialize in Asian Culture and Asian Culture ALONE. This will include these things:
- Asian Dramas/Movies
- Asian Music (KPOP/JPOP)
- Asian Culture
These 3 things will be KEY to beefing up this section, and i hope we can welcome in some newcomers who will become Asian Fanatics like myself. If you have read this section i highly recommend that you move onto either the "KDrama/JDrama recommendations" or "Famous Asian Actors/Actresses YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT!" Thank you<3