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How long have you been watching...

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 07:46
Just a question.
How long have you been watching Korean, Japanese, or Chinese dramas?
If you're Korean, Japanese, or Chinese.. the answer would probably be since you were born. So.. you should post how long you've been watching the other Asian dramas.

I've been watching for almost a year.. and I don't think I'll ever stop. I'm sure I'll always get at least a monthly dose of dramas in the future. :salut:

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 08:05
by KoreanMania
Since Winter Sonata came out, I simply loved watching K-dramas :wub: And it's been 6 yrs already :lol

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 10:37
by sooji
Ive been watchin chinese dramas for ages, since my family watches it. My first korean drama was A tale of Autumn/Autumn in my thats around 3-4 years ago? In the last 2 years Ive discoverd korean drama can be funny and uplifting, totally rejecting sad dramas (cuz ive had enuff of crying and feeling depressed after the series ended!!)
and embracing romantic comedy :thumright: Eg. Full House, MNIKSS, MyGirl, Goong, Bad Family. I also watch a few JDramas. Dramas are like my escape into another world/life... lol


Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 18:45
by Bodhi
I started watching the year Pretty Girls was first aired. 2002, someone posted VCD mpgs to usenet and I downloaded an episode each week. I couldn't believe how good it was I had given up on American TV years ago. It was through the same newsgroup that I learned about bittorrent and D-Addicts :cheers:

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 18:53
by nijokeem
I suppose I've been watching dramas for less then a year.
They're soo good.

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 19:03
by *Lifo*
Less than I year I guess!! But I'v watched Dozens and dozens of them, so good!

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 19:10
by GhstDreamer
20 years....some were memorable, some were mediocre and others were just forgettable.

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 19:17
by rxvien
i've basically started early this year. My first one was Hana Yori Dango, then came Full House, My Girl ,etc.. i think i'll be watching them for a while, they're so entertaining. love it! :thumleft:

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 19:23
by gamusina
I went to Japan on holidays last year and since then I've been watching Jdramas. I like them cause they are not very long , in a few episodes the story is completed so you cannot get bored (the series at Spanish TV do not seem to have and end!!!!)

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 19:27
by milleu87
since i was a kid i think. the channel in msia always have some series like old japanese drama called onshin* i think* and then followed by chinese drama and korean wave since winter sonata. i only start dl since 2004 when i moved to us though.

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 19:48
by hkgirl
A friend was raving about Mars last month. I've managed to watch and download over 50gb worth of stuff since then.

Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 20:14
by kawaiineemei
how long have i been watching k/j/twdramaS?

the first drama i ever watched was FULLHOUSE with Bi (RAIN) & Song Hye Gyo. all thanks to YOUTUBE!! my number 1 .. numero uno .. HERO!!! (d-addicts being my HERO AS WELL) for helping me discover that ASIAN TV is so ALLURING.... ok.... well... not to mention that the actors are hell-a hunkalicious and the actresses are equally beautiful and amazing at acting!!!!!!!!! ...which at one point i decided to get my haircut similar to GOONG's Yoon Eun Hye. Seriously! they're so idolistic.. its kind of addicting. I love korean style btw!! All asian styles actually. ;)

neways... so how long have i been watching k/j/twdramaS?

i started watching kdramas since FALL2005 .. so almost a year! and i've watched a lot already. i feel like im running out of shows to watch >,< ahhhhhhhhhhhh~~!!

i started watching jdramas after first watching NOBUTA WO PRODUCE with Yamapi & "the sex god" as everyone calls him... Kamenashi Kazuya. that was about the same time but i think a few months later. cos i distinctly remember watching SWEET18, MISA, and MNIKSS before i found NWP.

lets see... after that... same time ... i fell in love with twdrama.

i was curious to see what i could watch on youtube and i saw a link called ISWAK.

i fell in love with it immediately. the part in ep 1 when she was holding up her love letter to give to Zi Shu but he just walked passed her and she fainted backwards still holding the letter infront of her really got me. i couldn't stop watching! (i look forward to ISWAK2 this coming 2007!!!!) and GOONG too... when is that coming out again?


Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 20:18
by Geisha
hkgirl wrote:A friend was raving about Mars last month. I've managed to watch and download over 50gb worth of stuff since then.
me too! well, my first dorama was HANA YORI DANGO, and i watched it at the beginning of summer .. since then i've watched a bunch, downloading, and deleted them from my computer to make space for the next one. .... but HYD has a special place for intoducing me to doramas...


Posted: Aug 28th, '06, 22:44
by garlicon
I've been watching Chinese and Cantonese dramas for more than ten years now. my dad forbidden me and my siblings to watch TV during elementary school. i suffered a lot so once i get my freedom, i watch like crazy... he he..

Posted: Aug 30th, '06, 01:34
by alliemon
Technically almost a year (when HYD came out) though I had a complete computer hiatus for a month earlier this year.

Posted: Aug 30th, '06, 16:32
by mimmi
:-)been watching since young, then stopped watching them for over 20 yrs....I resumed watching dramas since I came across d-addicts site last year....thanks again d-addicts :thumleft: :-)....

Posted: Aug 30th, '06, 16:44
by lilswtangel
cdramas (consisting of TVB, ATV, & TWdramas) - 18 years, since I was 4 years old~ :P
jdramas - first jdrama was in 1999 - when I watched "Itazura na Kiss" with hardsubbed Chinese subtitles, so it's been about 6.5 years
kdrama- first kdrama - "All About Eve" - in 2000 with Mandarin dubbed. but the dubbing really annoyed me. 6 years and counting. :)

Posted: Aug 30th, '06, 16:47
by elsiey
lmao... Watching the 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock shows on Channel 36 was like, an integral part of familiy life. Always watching HKDramas... *shrugs* But I wasn't actually -into- drama (starting to dl/buy/basically watch seriously) dramas until a couple of months ago. ^^;;So~ Technically, I've seen dramas all my life, but I didn't start watching them seriously until recently. XD

Posted: Aug 31st, '06, 04:17
by saigo_x
The first drama I remember watching was GTO, so I probably started in late 1998 or early 1999. I mostly downloaded VCD releases at the beginning. I went for a long time watching only a few episodes here and there. Only really got back into it about 2 years ago.

Posted: Aug 31st, '06, 04:44
by Kai Lien
Well it depends...

I've watched watching Chinese/TW dramas with my parents from time to time. I technically got into them in 1997 after watching HZGG then Cousin Ji Xiang, Dagger Li, Love story in Shanghai etc.

I saw my first Korean drama (Glass Slippers) in 2000 but I didn't really get on the bandwagon until 2002 (Hotelier)

Earlier this year marked my first real venture in J-dramas and I liked them a lot (Gokusen, HYD)

Posted: Sep 1st, '06, 00:18
by albertoavena
Hmmm....Like around a little over a year...Started with Densha Otoko as a recommendation from a friend and after that, I jsut couldn't stop..hehe

Posted: Sep 6th, '08, 23:03
by Ruka707
Since I started to learn Japanese (and fell in love with J-Music)... so it's more than 2 years now, and I don't think I'll ever stop :w00t:

Posted: Sep 6th, '08, 23:05
by Zealousy
Korean dramas for like 14 months now? Chinese drama for about 11 months.

Posted: Sep 6th, '08, 23:49
by toyotaku
Started watching jdrama in 2004 with the NHK taiga Shinsengumi! because of an interest in the bakumatsu. Got totally hooked the following year watching Toyohara in Densha otoko. Never looked back after that. :-)

Posted: Sep 7th, '08, 04:33
by moomooray
well.. i watch chinese drama's ..been over 5 years =P

Posted: Sep 8th, '08, 15:51
by garnet07
Hmm Asian Dramas,

well for Filipino dramas then since 5 yrs old but stopped when my family moved to America when I was 9 yrs old.

There were also chinese dubs in the Philippines and I watched those when I was younger too but not that many.

The time when I got back to really get addicted to Asian dramas is when I watched Sailormoon Live Action (heck I didn't even know it was considered a drama then) and that was around 2003 so for Japanese dramas, it's been 5 years.

As for Korean dramas, my first one was Bright Girl Success Story around 2004 so 4 years ago.

But now I can watch a new drama every week and finish it all quickly as long as its complete.

Posted: Sep 8th, '08, 16:44
by Rori
Just over 2 years for Japanese dramas. Less than a year for Korean.

Posted: Sep 14th, '08, 15:30
by little_deviI
i start watching when i understand what cantonese