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Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by 11tiggers on 5th July 2011, 5:34 pm

Hello Asian lovers or generally just people who are new to this section, either way WELCOME! I am Sian, your Moderator for this "Asian Drama" Section, i hope you will enjoy your time here. Firstly i would like to say, the Asian culture (whether you know it or not) affects us in some way in our life, for instance...do you own a game console? If so that was produced and industrialized in Asia, resulting in our production of such things. However one thing that does make me sad is that especially in Western countries, Asian Dramas are heavily underrated and for this reason i am here ready to promote them to the fullest.

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:

- http://www.dramacrazy.net
- http://www.mysoju.com
- http://www.epdrama.com

If instead you want to look at an overview of each episode through pictures on a site, here is the one for you:

- http://www.dramabeans.com

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


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by xChaiiLady on 5th July 2011, 7:10 pm

All those were super interesting. *___*
I just want to say something about me. When I watched "You're beautiful.", it was enjoyable etc., but it made me feel kind of bad about myself, because I want to go to Korea etc.
Has this ever happened to you?


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by 11tiggers on 5th July 2011, 8:09 pm

@Chaii: Why thank you :3
Awwwww, this definitely did happen to me at first. A drama depicts perfection, you have to keep this in mind. What you see in a Drama is not the same as what you would experience if you really went to South Korea, Japan, etc. Everything is based on fiction (unless it states so or it is based on a specific Asian history). I'm not saying South Korea isn't beautiful, because personally i would love to go there, but what you see in Drama's holds a whole new meaning to what you would experience if you actually went to Korea.


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by Lymun on 5th July 2011, 10:06 pm

I think this summer is going to be dedicated to Asian Dramas and Movies *_____*


THANKS TIGGY!!!!


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Post by 11tiggers on 5th July 2011, 10:13 pm

@Lymun: OMG YEAH WOOOO! ;D That's how i'm spending my summer :D WIN! Make sure to tell me what Drama's you're watching then if you want i can give you a small review on what i thought of them (if i have watched them of course ;D)


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by Lymun on 5th July 2011, 11:34 pm

Of course I will Summer is going to be my very, very close friend from now on ;D
Btw, which one do you suggest me to watch first? I really don't have an idea :/


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by 11tiggers on 5th July 2011, 11:40 pm

@Lymun: YAYNESS :D
Well is this your very first time with Dramas, i assume it is? Well if you tell me what particular themes/genres you like then i will pick one that i can almost guarantee you will LOVE <3


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Post by Lymun on 5th July 2011, 11:46 pm

Yes, it is, unfortunately :3 Hmm... My fav genres are horror and romance (especially those who make you cry so, in the end, I can spread all my emotions to the main characters and say "YES! This is it!" :3)


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Post by 11tiggers on 5th July 2011, 11:47 pm

Oki Doki ;) What i find strange is, i don't particularly like Asian Horrors....there's something about them which freaks me out....and i don't get scared that easily XDDD So i will try and get you something Romantic wise that is emotional :) Do you want it to be extremely ball your eyes out emotional or like just a small cuts here and there of emotionalness? ;D XDDD


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by Lymun on 5th July 2011, 11:51 pm

Both of them are perfect for me >u< Anyone :))

Really? o.o I've watched Yu-On, and I wasn't so amazed as so many people said. But Tale of two sisters was amazing! This one really made me to watch it once again. And I will someday! :D


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Post by 11tiggers on 5th July 2011, 11:55 pm

Oooo awesome :D Okay well after narrowing down a couple of emotional dramas that personally....i cried so much my eyes hurt XD i got to the one that made me cry the most:

Koizora (Drama)

There is a movie version, but BY FAR the Drama version is the much better one. I shall link you to the episodes and where you can watch it:

http://www.dramacrazy.net/japanese-drama/koizora-episode-1/

If you ever need any more recommendations, i would be more than happy to provide you with some :) You should check out the recommendation section :D


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by Lymun on 6th July 2011, 12:01 am

I'VE HEARD OF IT!!! OH MY! EVERYONE SAID IT'S SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SERIES >.< But I really need an Asian Drama expert to tell me which one is awesome and which one's not. ;D

OH MY! I'M GOING TO START WATCHING IT TOMORROW EVENING!!!

Thanks Tiggy :3 I knew you'd tell me the right one! >U< Thanks Thanks Thanks <3 <3 <3


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Post by 11tiggers on 6th July 2011, 12:05 am

Teehee :3 it is an extremely well known drama :) Awwww ;) Well i'm not the biggest expert but i'll get there one day XD

AWESOME X3

No problem at all dear :) xxx Glad i could help ^-^ <3


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by MarisMemories on 31st August 2012, 1:40 pm

I always watch my Dramas here: http://www.gooddrama.net/ and http://www.dramacrazy.net./. (^.^)


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Re: Introduction to Asian Dramas!

Post by LeanneCresent on 3rd October 2012, 8:39 am

I watch them on dramacrazy.net too ^^


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