Points to remember in 2014 with respect to dramaland


Every new year we make resolutions. It is another thing that most of them remain for decorating the list. But it’s always fun to make such lists. With 2014, I’m planning to follow certain points with respect to dramaland as well. Why, this is an essential part for me now!!

Here we go:

Interest/ Quality over Quantity:

When I started blogging, I thought of watching as many dramas as I could so that I would have more things to post here. But trust me, it’s not a good idea at all. Soon I realised that it is like nailing jelly to a wall. Requires so much time and patience. I’m glad this understanding came sooner than later and I only watched shows in a limited number last year. And guess what, I learned to drop dramas like a hot potato. But still, if we talk about 2014, I will be watching only those dramas which will interest me for whatever reason or require to keep an eye on them for being a quality product. Motto is definitely “Interest/ Quality over Quantity”.

Marathon > > > Live Watching

Last year, I did lots of live watching of dramas as they aired. It’s fun to be in touch with currently airing shows as everywhere they are the hot topics. Also, we can discuss with other viewers. But it can also turn into an irritating thing when everyone is going at it with hammer and tongs (Most recently I was utterly annoyed by Heirs discussions). Anyway, keeping this trifling factor aside, watching more than one live drama is seriously an arduous task as my thoughts get mixed, I tend to concentrate more on one show than other and by the time a drama is completed, I sometimes forget details about it. I have decided to watch only one live show at a time with marathon of others. As for the good points of marathoning, you may referย this.


I am still deliberating over bringing some changes to my blog: themes, pattern, frequency of posts, etc. But most likely, I’ll keep the current format.


Since I started watching K-dramas, there is a serious negligence to certain other things including reading and watching movies. Now that I’ve completed two years in dramaland, it has become easier for me to come out of the drama-shell and return to other interesting things. Not to mention the additional productive things as well. I want to balance everything and that means I’ll not be involving myself too muchย with dramas in order to explore more things because life is a lot more than sitting 24×7 in front of laptop and thinking about dramas!!

Old is Gold

In my initial drama days, I used to watch only classic dramas but after becoming a sort of experienced viewer, I started the live watching. As a result, my list of ‘plan-to-watch’ shows kept on increasing day by day. But now I really want to dust off that list of old but highly recommended shows.

10 thoughts on “Points to remember in 2014 with respect to dramaland

  1. coffeenlucia

    I totally agree with the Balancing part. That was my New Year resolution too…. until I realized that I had spent over half my day today on kdrama related stuff. *facepalm*
    I think I should start this off little steps at a time. Honestly, this is consuming all my other… well… LIFE. Sigh. I used to actually have good grades.
    Well… FIGHTING!~ Let’s do this!!

    1. snow_white Post author

      LOL ๐Ÿ˜€
      Yes….let’s try to find balance…..I think it has become easier for me now as the initial drama craziness (which lasted for two years!!) is kind of over….I have become more choosy and now I can drop shows easily (a good thing for us addicts ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

      All the best to you!! Haha…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. iaahero

    I love marathoning, but on the downside, if I get too emotionally engaged with the drama, by the time I finish it, I can’t make a rationalise judgment of the drama and end up spazzing over it unnecessarily. Last year (oopsโ€“ 2 years ago), I watched The Moon that Embraces the Sun after it finished airing and at the time I thought the drama was so good and addicting. But recently I watched it again with my sister on and off and the drama is just mediocre and bland to be honest.

    This year, I’m planning to live-watch a couple of dramas that I think are not that great (but they usually turn out great in the end) so that I don’t turn insane as I wait every week.

    I too have some blogging goals for 2014 and my biggest challenge is to post regularly with quality content. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Good luck with your new dramaland resolutions and happy new year!

    1. snow_white Post author

      Best way to watch those dramas that we think might not be great is watching them live…that way, we can complete them and have to spent only two hours per week…

      I know….marathons can have a different effect than weekly viewing for certain shows…but there is one example where I loved a drama equally both ways: King Of Dramas!
      But sometimes I feel that I tend to get attached more during a continuous watch which doesn’t happen during live watch….

      All the best to you too with your blogging goals iiahero ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy New Year ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. kfangurl

    Marathoning rawks. I’m totally with you on doing just one live watch at any one time, and leaving everything else for marathons. Another perk of the marathon: you get the heads-up ahead of time if a show turns turkey partway – time-saver! ;D

    I’m also going into 2014 looking for a balance.. I need to find a balance that works, that’ll give me enough drama and enough blog-related time without having it take over my life..!

    WE CAN DO EET. Fighting, chingu! ^^v

    1. snow_white Post author

      Oh yes….FIGHTING for that!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Balance is really important….
      Marathon has lots of advantages and one of them is surely knowing about a drama beforehand….and it saves us from spending the precious time on duds ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Caitlyn

    I used to marathon a lot more dramas, but then I started live watching. I was finding that if I didn’t live-watch it, then I just wouldn’t watch it at all. There are so many shows on my Plan to Watch list, and just like you, I kept on adding to it constantly, but if I didn’t watch them as they aired, then that list would be even longer. But you’re right in that it’s much easier to forget things when you’re watching so many dramas at once. I am horrible at that. Even shows I love, i’ll remember that I love it but won’t remember why. I do find though, that live watching a show makes it easier to see the flaws. If you marathon a drama, you go through it so quickly that if it drags or gets boring, it’s not as noticeable as if you’re live watching it week to week. So in that regard, marathoning it is better. I love watching multiple shows though, and chatting about it with people each week. I also just like live-tweeting, lol

    Your point about balance, I get that. I have definitely stopped reading as much since I got into k-dramas. And that’s almost 3 years now. I mean, I still read when I get the inclination, but not nearly as much as I used to. I should make that a New Years Resolution. To read one book a month or something. Hey, thanks, you’ve given me a new years resolution! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. snow_white Post author

      Aww….I’m glad this post helped you a bit!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      That is true….same thing happened with me last year…shows like Nine and more are on my list but I couldn’t watch them just bcoz I didn’t live watch them….it is one very big advantage that at least we manage to complete a show on weekly tuning in…let’s see….maybe I will watch more than 2….hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. kooriyuki

    We all have the same woes, it seems! I really should read more (other than scientific papers that I HAVE to read =( ), though that’s basically all that I hope for a change.
    I have plenty of stuff on my To Watch list too! It’s ever growing, and nothing seems to be striked off =X

    1. snow_white Post author

      It is indeed ever growing, isn’t it..?? I mean I feel so sad that there are tons of dramas waiting for me and still I’m not able to give them a chance…lol ๐Ÿ˜‰
      But yes…I’ll try to be more selective this year….and yes, reading is something I’m ignoring a lot since one year but I’ve started it again and realised why I was giving it less importance all this while in my drama craziness….reading=ultimate delight :)…

      Haha…I know about reading the study materials….we could have ignored even those if we could… ๐Ÿ˜€


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