This is my first post so I would want to tell you about the first time I was hit by Hanryu or the Korean Wave. It was not too long ago when my mom (I miss you, Mom!) asked me to buy some DVDs of her favorite Korean series. And I was like,” Aw, mum!”. God bless her soul, she was a huge Lovers In Paris and Princess Lulu fan.
Forgive me for my ignorance, but I truly despised (with emphasis on the past tense of the word despise) asian drama series. I never watched Meteor Garden so I was not an F4 fan. I managed to watch clips of Memories of Bali and I thought the male stars were cute and the female lead had a great wardrobe but that’s all there is to it. I never knew that in this universe, Ha Ji Won, Jo In Sung and So Ji Sub are adored by many.
And then came My Girl. Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook made a great pair that I watched the series in its entirety over ABS-CBN here in the Philippines. Of course it was dubbed in Filipino but it was a job well done. And before I forget, I also watched Only You starring Han Chae Young. The storyline was simple but worth watching.
But what made me a true-blue k-drama addict was Kim Rae Won’s Attic Cat. I watched the series (all 16 episodes) more than five times. Never mind that Jung Da Bin’s (rest in peace, girl!) character is annoyingly unattractive. It is a bit formulaic (unattractive girl likes boy. boy likes a more attractive girl. another boy likes unattractive girl. and voila! boy notices unattractive girl..tee-hee!). Still, I got hooked as it showed me a glimpse of the Korean culture and introduced me to the Korean language which is just heavenly to my ears.
After Attic Cat, I scoured the internet for a list of Kim Rae Won’s movies and dramas. And yes, I watched most of them; except those that are really hard to find. And then I discovered My Name is Kim Sam Soon but that’s another story.
And yeah, I like Hyun Bin, too!