Professionals Tell All: This Is Why We Love K-Drama
Clueless about why hordes of people are addicted to the Hallyu wave? We give you all the reasons why.
I write this as a self-confessed K-Drama newbie, since I started off on this journey just last February. One random evening, I decided to try watching 'Crash Landing on You', as Netflix kept prodding me to do so. I didn't have anything to do that night, so I did. Two months and seven K-Drama shows (plus two Korean movies) after, I don't see myself stopping anytime soon, only adding to the 'My List' tab on the app.
I have to admit, prior to CLOY, I had zero knowledge about the entire Korean craze except for K-Beauty and the usual samgyupsal joint in our neighborhood. Little did I know that the show would open me up to an entire new world of culture, food cravings, beautiful storylines, and amazing acting (from equally stunning actors and actresses)! This journey into the K-Drama world became a much-needed escape, a feel-good factor that made me keep coming back for more. I can honestly say that now, I truly get it.
Some people avoid foreign shows and films because of the need to read subtitles, but as Academy Award-Winning South Korean director Bong Joon Ho (of Parasite fame) said, "Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films."
So what exactly can one expect after getting past the subtitles concern? We asked a group of professionals about why they have come to love K-Drama so much, why they willingly lose sleep over these addictive shows, and why it's basically worth the time. Read on, and hopefully these reasons encourage you to open up to this wonderful world of Korean culture, one that has made 2020, a rather sombre year, still a happy one for a lot of us, one episode at a time.
Professionals Tell All: Why We Love K-Drama
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Charisse Vilchez, PR Business Director
Kath Elefante, Creative Consultant
Gerard Gotladera, Talent Agent
Jay Wee, Hairstylist
Frances Pestañas, Banker
Dale Reciña, Marketing Manager
Erryel Monreal, Graphic Designer
Nicole Santos, Senior Visual Merchandising Specialist
Ochie Cedeño, Pediatrician
Joyce Yu, Accounts Manager
Patrick Pleno, Fashion Stylist
Loris Peña, Stylist
Harvey Alvarez, Freelancer
Tasha Santos, Digital & PR Manager
Anna Rosete, Living Editor
Maita Baello, Stylist
Mela Sison-Laxamana, Group Marketing Manager
Emily Koa, Senior Marketing Head
Egel Bolalin, Marketing Consultant
Ingrid Chavez-Hernandez, Entrepreneur
Kim Gatdula-Prado, Real Estate Professional
Janna Pablo, Event Mastermind
Liza Ilarde, Lifestyle Journalist
Joyce Tan-Bagos, Homemaker