I have watched a total of 12 series now and have developed serious love for Korean language and the desire to visit Korea is maddening. Also, I have learned the value of this meme. It is so true. You just cannot watch one episode. It is just not done.
Kdramas has changed me in so many ways. I now value my skin and even bought an entire skin care regimen as well as 40 facial masks coz I plan to use it 3x a week because it was mentioned in Descendants of the Sun that you need to do facial masks 3x a week for maximum effect.
I also am doing my best to cut down on food intake so I can slim down because they are just all so into being physically fit. I am inspired by them. Another effect they have is that my standards in men have become quite high. I mean, come on! Look at this! And they say Asian men are feminine. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Feminine my butt.
I also get all of my kilig now from watching Kdrama. They don't even do more than a kiss and yet, the way they stare at the girl, the back hugs, the simple gestures, the leaning on a girl's shoulders, it elicits a shriek coupled with goosebumps and the fantasy that I am the girl in the scene. EGAD!
They make you yearn for the couple to kiss. They leave you wanting them to kiss because it has been so long and it feels right. They don't rush things at all and it feels good because to be honest, I think most women would still prefer to be cherished and courted. It is such a romantic and awesome feeling when guys don't rush you and instead show you that you are not just something to mess with. You are someone to be respected and loved.
I think that Kdrama restores the feeling of romance that American series has broken. You can't imagine how thrilling it is when finally, the guy hugs the girl or grabs her hand or when they finally, truly hold hands. It is such an awesome kick and you find yourself giggling along and just being soooo happy for the pair.
Of course when you are passionate about something, people who do not know any better tend to look down and say things.
Another is when you start to use Korean words that have become familiar and people look at you funny. Seriously? This little country of ours has over 50 dialects and we have so many Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, and other races living amongst us and you look at me funny coz I said "gomuwo" instead of "thank you" or "anyeonghaseyo" instead of "hello" or "saranghe oppa" everytime I see Song Joong Ki? SERIOUSLY????
However, what really breaks my heart is when this happens.
Also when the second lead guy is just so awesome ... I VOLUNTEER!
So there. 23 days later, 12 series and counting ... I can honestly say that I am so thankful that South Korea exists and that soon, I will be visiting. Saranghae Oppa! Gomuwo!