Even if I really liked the show a lot I will rarely re-watch it. There are of course plenty of reasons to this, and of course reasons in the specific cases where I would overlook these reasons to re-watch it!
So why go back to re-watch something? The obvious reason is that you enjoy it, and want to see it again! So why don’t I want to do that.
To me a show often feels like when you buy something that is in mint condition with plastic around it, and once you take the wrapping off it can never return to how it was.
That’s often how I might feel while re-watching, it’s just not as special anymore now that I know what’s happened, especially when it’s fresh in my memory.
There is also an argument of “why re-watch when theirs so much more out there that could be better that you’ve never seen!” which I tend to follow as well. I can’t help but feel like I’m wasting my time slightly as I re-watch. Though I should never feel that way if I’m enjoying it.
So what about re-watching for other reasons? There are more reasons than just this!
The most appealing reason to go back and watch something is if you didn’t like it the first time, but think you might like it now.
Though it’s not quite an Asian drama, a version of this for me was when I re-watched a lot of Ghibli films.
Ghibli films were considered to be one of the best kinds of anime films out there, however when I watched them the first time I didn’t like a couple of them, or like six or seven of them, but it was great to re-watch them later and enjoy them.
A show that I still need to do that for is “grave of the fireflies” which I didn’t like the first time, but I know I’d enjoy if I were to watch it again.
That’s the kind of thing I’d re-watch. Great films in general too, I don’t feel like my time is wasted re-watching a good film I really enjoyed the first time, as it changes your perspective.
Then there are of course things you watched such a long time ago that you’re unsure if you remember them correctly, and you’re unsure if you like them, and you’re unsure if they were actually good. Those are some fun ones to revisit.
I remember this show that I watched as a kid, maybe when I was ten or something, and re-watching it to find that it still held up, in the same kind of way that adults can enjoy kids shows sometimes.
So there we go, thank you for reading day 19 of the 30 day Asian drama challenge! Today’s question was “Have you rewatched an Asian drama more than 3 times? if yes, which one” – and I suppose I’ve not really answered the question. The answer is no. Ok, see you guys tomorrow! So close to 2/3 of the way through, how’s the posts going so far?