What a difficult topic to talk at length about! Oh well, shouldn’t be a problem, we’ll carry on regardless.
It’s honestly difficult to say, because what I have watched of Asian drama’s isn’t typically what I look for.
Ok let’s start with country, which country of Asian drama’s do I look for?
The answer for that is Chinese, which I understand is a very rare choice actually for fans of Asian Drama’s, but let me explain my reasoning.
I am currently learning a language, no prizes for guessing which one! So if I’m learning Chinese I will naturally want to exclusively watch drama’s from China, after all – I don’t want other languages messing with my brain and getting me confused between what words mean what!
It’s not that I like Chinese drama’s any more than others, it’s just that why would I watch anything else? It’s not like C drama’s suck or anything!
That brings me to my next point, which is what genre do I watch once I’ve chosen a country?
The answer for now seems to be slice of life/ comedy/ romance. The reason being, sadly enough, that it’s the best choice to learn languages from.
So basically I don’t pick what I watch based of what I’m actually interested in, but what will help me the most. Which is kind of good, kind of bad as well.
What a lot of people don’t know about me is that I literally study language all the time, the exception being today, when I decided to write like 12 posts in one day for this Asian drama challenge thing!
It’s what I enjoy doing with my day, so by extension, I also enjoy watching these for similar reasons!
I of course find shows in these genre’s that I like, and it’s led to me watching things I would never have watched previously! For example I never would have watched anything like Ipartment without the recommendation or interest in the language, and I genuinely love it so much!
So I guess essentially, it’s important not to cherry pick at times because perhaps you may just find something that suits you even better!
But hypothetically if I were to break free of these bounds that I tie myself too what would I actually watch?
Probably K-drama to be honest, it’s what I’ve heard the most good things about and it is certainly the most popular, which likely means that it has the most good stuff within it!
As well as that I would still likely switch to my own genre choices, but I would branch out into more thriller and psychological too. Slowly just seeing what interests me, it’s as simple as that.
Now what a stupid question! Thank you for reading day 12 of the 30 days of Asian drama challenge! I hope you enjoyed! Today I answered the question “Which Asian drama genre do you mostly like to watch?”
See you tomorrow! And in case you were worried about me writing 12 posts in one day, don’t worry I’m stopping now! I’m used to writing a lot and typing. I have written half in a book in a day so I’m very much fine, as well as that, I can touch type quite quickly, and write quickly too!
I’ve been saving all these subjects in my head for ages, so it’s great to finally get the ideas out!
Oh yeah and Chinese historical is something I always avoid. I’m just not interested, and I hate the costume designs.