I'm addicted . . .

. . . to Korean TV.

It started years ago with a show whose name I no longer know. It was about a doctor who lived in a suburb of Seoul with his wife and several daughters (two? three?). One was a doctor herself, one had gone to the states to study, and I vaguely remember a third. So much drama, especially with the doctor dying at the end. I was absolutely crushed when it went off the air and never came back. If anyone knows this show, tell me the name so I can buy the video!!!

A year or so ago, I got hooked on Rooftop Room Cat - purely goofball, but gosh I loved that show. I haven't seen it on any of the Asian stations recently, so I think I'm going to have to buy the series. Now it's Lucifer, Over the Rainbow (great dancing), and A Happy Woman. H.I.T. is a great police drama featuring a female homocide detective. R is hooked on As Much as Heaven and Earth. My current favorites are Couple in Trouble and Hello, My Lady. Absolute fluff, but I'm hooked.

And then there are the historical dramas. Daejanggeum (Jewel in the Palace) is absolutely terrific, and very, VERY addictive. As I write this, there's another historical drama on (name unknown) that has jazz, including excerpts from Porgy and Bess, as its background music. Now, that's not something you see and hear every day!!

In case you haven't found these sites yet: HanCinema, Korean Film and YesAsia (which has DVDs and videos from all over Asia, too) are where to go for information about Korean movies, TV shows, actors and actresses. Bookmark them!

So what are you watching these days?


Beloved said…
I wish we got Korean TV here! My husband doesn't watch TV; he "watches computer" meaning that he downloads slews of Korean movies and dramas. Unfortunately, none of them have subtitles so I can't enjoy them with him. I highly recommend ramencity.com, though. You can rent Korean (& other Asian) movies/dramas through the mail. You have to rent three discs at a time and you have about 10 days to return them, but it sounds like you're hardcore enough to keep up with that. hehe. :)
thoughtful1 said…
I enjoyed the bits I caught of Rooftop Roomcat! And Dae Jang Geum is EXCELLENT! Luckily, my local cable company started carrying AZN TV about a year or so ago, so I've been able to watch some Korean TV. My only problem is keeping up them - they air each episode nightly, and I don't have that kind of time. *sigh*

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