New Change #3: Marathon Dramas

I first started watching Kdramas back in the mid-1990s–before the Internet explosion–when there was limited Korean programming on TV, prompting me to watch those treasured episodes of beloved dramas at the mercy generosity of my parents. Yeah, I was one of those kids who didn’t get any allowance money. I have to admit this definitely helped me appreciate the value of a dollar, which was what one episode cost back then. 🙂

Anyhow, I had been kicking around the idea of introducing older Kdrama series to the newer viewers but wasn’t sure if there’d be interest. However, NewKDramaAddict’s comment this morning got me thinking perhaps there might be an audience for this new little corner.

In very much the same manner as “Movie Monday,” I’m hoping to introduce an older drama that I loved, so much so that I actually now own a copy of it as part of my permanent collection. Yeah, I collect books and DVD boxsets…no surprise given my profession, right? 😉

There have been a number of series over the years that have prompted me to watch Ep. 1-16+ in one of two ways:

1. in one sitting–hence the name “Marathon Drama”–an experience I know some of you share with me 🙂

2. in that obsessive counting-down-the-days/minutes/seconds-before-the-next-episode-airs way

I will attempt to share with you only Kdrama series that I’ve watched in one of those two ways. Obviously, some of you may disagree with my choices, but whichever way you view (or viewed) these future drama selections of mine, I hope you will enjoy hearing about some old ones that you may have missed or have already seen with fond memories.

On that note, I wish you a beautiful, blessed day!

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15 thoughts on “New Change #3: Marathon Dramas”

  1. Thanks!! This is perfect timing!! After finishing Padam Padam and What’s Up?, I was like what to watch next. SO I started going through my queue and started watching various dramas and was like, I can’t watch that after watching episodes 1-20 of Kimchi Family! and 1-12 of Wild Romance! I was so desperate this weekend that Sunday, I re-watched episodes 1-4 of Shut Up Flower Boy Band! Ergo, the urgent cry of help this morning!! Thanks for reading my mind 🙂

  2. Yes, Snoopy’s Twinkie your collections of old Kdrama are very much welcome. I have started watching Kdrama 2004 and my first was Yellow Handkerchief and that was a great love story. Terms of Endearment, Queen of the Game, Loving you,Star Lovers and a lot more….I’m okey in watching Kdrama with 100 plus episodes as long its good.!! Thanks again and take care.

    1. 100+ episodes, really? I do have few in my collection. 🙂 I will have to first research their availability online before recommending them as some of the older series are not available to view and/or purchase anymore.

  3. I too have done those all day drama marathons. The first time was Winter Sonata and that was my hook. Since then I’ve watched the other 3 of the Endless Love Series ( Spring Waltz, Autumn Tale, Summer Scent). I also spent several long weekends, watching, Family of Honor and Queen of Game, 2 of my favorite. This weekend, I just watched Save the last dance. If there is a job that could pay me for doing this, I think I could become very wealthy..lol

    I love your site and am always checking for recommendations and updates. So glad I found your site!!

  4. I love a good drama marathon! In the 7-8 years I’ve been watching dramas I’ve marathoned my fair share.Not to say that I don’t enjoy watching currently airing dramas,because I do. The only down side to marathoning is that you miss out on the group squeeing on the current crack! 🙂

  5. That’s sounds like fun! It’s great when someone recommends something to watch. Perhaps it might be something I’ve missed, since my kdrama fever approximately around the time of Winter Sonata onwards…. Though now that I’m in my thirties, I try to avoid the sad weepy, tragic ending ones as I need some cheering up at the end of a whole day of multi-tasking, school runs and working-from- home. Will certainly keep watching this space and I look forward to your updates. Have a great week!

    1. I feel the same way! I loved the melodramas and thought-provoking movies when I was in my early twenties. Now, I lean more towards humorous, well-written, and great character driven dramas.

      1. I think it is a reflection of our lives. We need the light and humorous to balance the heavy stuff in our lives. 🙂

  6. I have to agree, I don’t like sad ending dramas….I mean if I want that, I’ll just read the paper. I love rom/com and a good melodrama with a happy ending.

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