Why I love K-dramas: Stories

So why do I love K-dramas? Let me count the ways. One.. American television has lost its appeal to me, for one simple reason, the storytelling pales in comparison to Korean dramas. The stories in K-dramas go from stomach hurting, laugh-out-loud humor one minute to gut-wrenching, tear-inducing heartache the next. K-drama writers are experts (I bow to you, Hong Sisters) at creating complicated storylines, of taking a character from their everyday life,[…]

Newbies Guide to K-dramas

Welcome to the Hallyu Wave, the crazy, addicting world of Korean dramas. But just what is this world all about? Let me explain… The Korean Wave or Hallyu Wave The Korean wave, also known as the Hallyu Wave, is the name given to the spreading of Korean culture. It began in the mid-90’s with K-pop (Korean pop music) but now includes TV shows and movies. The Wave exploded internationally in[…]

K-drama Love - Falling in Love with the Hallyu Wave

Hi, my name’s T.J. and I’m a K-drama addict. I freely and proudly admit it. It’s probably my biggest addiction – and I mean serious addiction. It’s not about writing… Ok, that’s a lie. It’s all about writing. Before we get to that, let me explain how I got here. I was introduced to Korean dramas (known as K-dramas) in 2010. I stumbled on them while tooling around on YouTube. What I found[…]