I am South Asian, originally from Pakistan, although I have lived in the U.S.A. since I was 8. I have finished my studies, and use writing as a way to de-stress and have fun. I love to read romance novels, be they contemporary, historicals or paranormal, and sometimes may read sci-fi, and fantasy novels, as well. I also like to read Shojo Manga. I love to watch Asian Dramas, be they Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Pakistani or Indian, and I like to listen to all types of music (sometimes even in languages that I don’t know).
When I was 13-years-old I saw Japanese Anime (Sailor Moon) for the first time. It was dubbed and watered down for a younger audience, but I still fell in love with it. I watched all the episodes that were shown on American television, and went from that to watching other great Anime. When the live-action of Sailor Moon came out in 2003-04, I eagerly watched it and realized that there was a whole world out there of dramas that I could watch. At this point I’d become pretty frustrated with American television (from a surfeit of sex and shows that always ended on a low note), and Asian dramas attracted me because they were short and sweet. From Sailor Moon I went on to watch Meteor Garden (the Taiwanese version of Hana Yori Dango), and the rest, as they say, was history.
I will write in this blog about my interests and my opinions on various works. I might focus on dramas more than anything, but it really depends on what I am into at the moment. Take the opportunity to dip into areas that you might not be interested in or know about, and tell me what you think.
I’ve also composed a general list of other dramas that I have watched with ratings, but I probably won’t be discussing them (too much to discuss). I have watched a lot of Indian movies and American TV shows/movies over the years (too much to list), so I won’t be listing any of those unless it’s something current that I happened to see and wanted to discuss.
Not only is it important to me that a drama is well-made, but also that it is also rich content-wise. It’s never just about the pretty or innovative direction, but also about the story and where the characters end up. I usually give a 10/10 to those dramas that I could watch over and over again. 5/10 for a drama means that it was worth one watch. But anything below 5/10 means that I either actively disliked the drama for one reason or another or it left no impression on me whatsoever.
I hope that you can all share your views with me.