First, let me just say, I L-O-V-E LOVE anything Korean! 🙂
I got into Korean dramas first, my friend, M, got into them in college. I teased her for a good year before I decided to check things out. I watched my first drama 5 years ago!!! It was a little show called You’re Beautiful, it’s about a soon-to-be nun dressing up like her twin brother and being in a K-pop idol group.
What I liked about the drama and the dramas to come – they were ‘clean’ – no cussing, no excessive kissing or bedroom action… The dramas would be rated G – because even if the content to more adult in theme, they try to keep it within reason, if you know what I mean. Not to say there aren’t shows and movies that are Korean that show and do more – I just choose not to watch those.
But back to my point – watching that first drama since there was a lot of music in the show, it naturally got my interested in the music. My first band that I fell in love with was CN BLUE – one of the actors from You’re Beautiful, is the leader and vocalist for the band!! From there – just researching the internet and asking my friend, M, for more bands, idol groups, and singers.
Then from there I found Big Bang (which is my all time favorite K-pop band) and SO MANY more.
From being super into the dramas and then the music, I started looking more into the culture and their traditions. I love reading about history, in general, so it was cool to learn about a different culture. I have slowly started getting into the language and learning to write the characters.
I have met some different people in the last 5 years, that I know I wouldn’t have come in contact with if it wasn’t for K-pop and K-dramas!
If you are even a little bit interested – don’t be afraid to check some of the music and shows out. Most all the K-pop artists have YouTube channels and a LOT of the dramas are now on Netflix and Hulu! Dramas I would suggest starting with You’re Beautiful, Secret Garden, Boys Over Flowers, or Coffee Prince.
That it for now, hope you have a blessed day!!!