If bingeing on the latest Netflix dramas is one of your current hobbies, then you can’t ignore all the Korean dramas on the top titles lists. Even if you have never watched a Korean drama in your life, the ready availability of them now makes them so much easier to watch! With more variety, more action, and the same high standards of acting and production, Korean dramas present a wonderful entertainment package for all us couch potatoes!
Need more reasons to convince you to pick up your first K-drama? Here are some:
1. Eye candy casts
Just watch any Korean drama, and you will see what we mean. The leading actors and actresses are always picture-perfect hunks and beauties, making them very pleasant eye-candies to look at. In fact, some people start watching Korean dramas just because of this reason!
Apart from their beautiful looks, you can also get inspired by their make-up and fashion, which commonly set off new trends in the industry.
2. Unique storylines
Gone are the days where K-dramas were all about damsel-in-distress romantic stories. Although there are still cheesy romcoms aplenty, there are also increasingly many unique plots and experimental genres.
For example, you’ll find dramas about aliens, goblins, time-travel, multi-dimensions, people with superpowers, and more! If you are not one to enjoy romance dramas, there is also a healthy offering of crime, thriller, and action shows to choose from.
3. Binge-friendly formats
When you talk about TV shows, long-running sitcoms and dramas come to mind. But K-dramas will have none of that! You don’t have to worry about catching up on 7 seasons just to get up to date with the latest one.
Most Korean dramas are in bite-sized 30-minute to 1-hour long episodes, with most dramas wrapping up in 16 to 20 episodes. There are the occasional long-running family dramas as well, but other than those, it’s no problem to finish a K-drama within two days!
4. Immersive music
You know that ONE song everyone suddenly recognises when it starts to play at a Korean restaurant? Chances are, you know one of those Korean songs, without even watching any Korean dramas! That’s how influential the theme songs for Korean dramas can be.
If you love emotional ballad songs, Korean dramas will be a treat for you. You know how it goes: when the romantic leads close up next to each other, cue the theme music!
As K-dramas have become so popular and accessible today, there’s little reason not to jump on the bandwagon. Many people also become interested in the Korean culture and language from their experience watching K-dramas, and pick up a Korean language course to learn more about it.
Who knows? Watching K-dramas could be the door that opens you to a whole new culture, new friends, and a new language and skill you can benefit from. If you’ve already waded into the K-drama world and want to begin learning Korean, you can join us for classes at Sejong Korean Language School!