In today’s group therapy session, in addition to talking about what we’re watching, we have two other things on the agenda…
First: Understanding our addiction a bit better by talking about common Korean popculture related words. And at the end of the episode we’re going to talk about “drama slumps”. What they are, and how to get yourself out of one.
Understanding your addiction
So, to start, we spend a couple of minutes talking about the following K-drama/K-populture words:
- Aegyo – The Korean way of acting overly cute (“kawaii” in Japanese)
- Kkotminam – a.k.a. Flower Boy or Candy. Above average good looking young actor.
- Chaebol – The oldest son and heir of a super wealthy family.
- Hallyu – “The Korean wave”. A Korean actor/singer who is big outside of Korea.
What we’ve been watching
Next we discuss our current addictions. In this episode we talked about:
- Perseverance, Goo Hae Ra (Starts 14min in)
With Min Hyo Rin, Kwak Shi Yang, Jung Jin Young and Shim Hyung Tak
- Hyde, Jekyl and Me (Starts 16min in)
With Hyun Bin, Han Ji Min and Sung Joon
Spoilerwarning!! Skip ahead, past this part, unless you want to hear a major plot twist.
- Fool’s love (Starts 19min in)
With Choi Woo Shik and Uee
- Kill Me, Heal Me (Starts 28min in)
With Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum and Park Seo Joon
- Amour et Patisserie (Starts 39min in)
With Jasper Liu
- Healer (Starts 42min in)
With Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young
- Shine or Go Crazy (Starts 49min in)
With Jang Hyuk and Oh Yeon Seo
Other dramas we mentioned:
- Pleasantly Surprised
With Jasper Liu
- Autumn’s Tale
With Song Seung Hun, Song Hye Kyo and Won Bin
- Coffee Prince
With Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo
How to get over your Drama Slump (Starts 53min in)
When nothing you’re watching is really doing it for you and nothing new seems interesting either…
That’s a drama slump.
So, how do you get out of the slump, and find yourself back to the dramas that you love?
We suggest: First – diagnose your problem.
Figure out if you’re tired of TV-watching in general or Asian drama in particular.
If you’re tired of TV-watching: Break your pattern
- Go outside
- See friends
- Read books
- Stop doing things for a while that involve you sitting down in the same way you do when you watch dramas/movies
- Do things you normally wouldn’t do
If you’re tired of K-drama/Asian drama:
- Watch other genres
- Watch variety shows
- Watch drama from another Asian country
- Watch American or European stuff for a while
- Only watch dramas that have finished (and you know are going to be good)
- Read FanFiction
- Watch FanVideos on YouTube
The next episode
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Don’t forget to comment right here on kdramapod.com if you have a question you want us to tackle in the next episode.
Our next episode should be out in 2 weeks from now. On March 11th. Take care until then!