I'm Caroline. You can call me K. When I grow up, I want to be the K3 to Ji Chang-Wook's K2. I also want to be a published author and an artist.
In the meantime, I watch—surprise!—Asian Dramas and anime, and ramble about them on the internet.
I also write for Soompi, which you may or may not know is the largest information platform for anything related to the Asian entertainment industry. Come check my articles out!
6 Unforgettable Villains Who Actually Broke Our Hearts.
6 KDramas That Were Completely Different From Our Expectations.
Looking For An Atypical Period Drama? Here Are 7 Reasons “Oh My General” Is Worth The Watch.
7 Unpredictable K-Dramas That Will Have You Overwhelmed.
What's this blog for?
My ramblings. I watch a lot of KDramas and animes, and I need to talk about it, share my opinion. Here you'll find my reviews of the shows I've watched, and hopefully some recommendations for good shows to watch. Also, music, because music is important.
How did I get into dramas?
Well... I had no interest whatsoever in that kind of thing before, to be honest. It hadn't even crossed my mind that Asian countries would have their own TV shows, which, stupid, right? But then, my sister somehow found out about the Japanese drama Hana Yori Dango, which I absolutely loved. I remember watching it with my sisters, the three of us huddled around a tiny ipod screen, squinting to make out the subtitles.
A few months, I think, later, she introduced me to You're Beautiful. It was my first Korean Drama, but certainly not my last. It's also one of the reasons why I hold a particular fondness for Park Shin-Hye, as I went from You're Beautiful straight to Heartstrings, and from there to broader horizons.
What about anime?
I actually got into anime looong before I ever heard about Asian dramas. It was a long time ago so I don't remember it all too well, but I know it all started with Vampire Knight. The series introduced me to manga, and then one day I found out there was a show. I watched it on an ancient computer with such slow connection it wasn't even funny, but I came back for my dose of excruciating slow buffering every week without fail. From then on, I just kept digging deeper into the world of anime.
Favorite Kdrama actors?
For Korea: Ji Chang-Wook, Kim Soo-Hyun, Lee Min-Ho, Joo Won, and Lee Jun-Ki (although he really needs someone to help him choose his projects better).
For China: Hu Ge (Nirvana in Fire killed me and you should run to watch it now) and Ethan Ruan. I don't know that many of them so far, though, so the list will probably soon expand.
Favorite Drama actresses?
For Korea: Song Yoon-Ah, Moon Chae-Won, Ha Ji-Won, Park Shin-Hye.
For China: Yang Mi (she and Ethan Ruan seriously blew my mind in Legend of Fuyao, seriously, it should be illegal to play with people's hearts like that) and Zhang Yu Xi, whom I hope will get other roles than romcoms, because she certainly has the talent for more serious projects.
What genres do I usually watch?
Generally speaking, I like plot and action. I like badassery and heroines who won't let people step all over them. An actor or actress may be enough to tempt me to watch something, but they won't keep me there if the show's no good. So, basically, I like action, martial arts, a good romantic comedy here and there, supernatural, fantasy and mecha. But, really, I'm open to anything as long as it manages to catch and keep my interest. (I do, however, tend to shy away from anything too long.)