When we think of ASIAN DRAMAS or movies we usually think of Kung Fu or Martial Arts and so the likes of the legendary Bruce Lee, superstar Jackie Chan and the Incomparable Jet Li were able to penetrate the international market…until Meteor Garden came along and started the craving for asian dramedies.
After the said Taiwan series hit the different asian countries and F4 and Barbie Hsu became household names, the Korean Wave began. The Endless Love Stories (Autumn In My Heart, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent) marked the beginning of Korean Craze in Asia. Followed by the mega hit Jewel In The Palace which catapulted Lee Young Ae into stardom then followed by Lovers in Paris, Attic Cat, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, My Girl and so on and so forth.
Before, the Western TV shows dominated the Asian Cable TV, now the asian dramas owned the primetime slots. Not everyone is hooked on Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes, CSI and the like. Asians appreciated their own dramas more so now than before. Subtitles are a must now for the dramas they are producing. A lot of fans are contributing in translating the local language to English. The free video streamming websites helped a lot in making these dramas more popular as they are easily viewed by the masses. So, kudos to YouTube, Veoh, Crunchyroll, Daily Motion, etc.
I will be sharing all I know about Asian dramedies to everyone. I had a hard time before in getting information about them but there are people out there who were kind enough to share with me their videos, music, summaries and even trivia’s about the different drama series in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Philippines.
And since I am so in love with these dramas, I’ll share my addiction with you…