In high school, there was one summer during which I was addicted to Korean dramas. It was at summer science camp, and my roommates and I would pile around a computer to watch these sordid tales between our more nerdy pursuits. It wasn’t as easy to stream shows back then, and once I left camp (and therefore, the precious DVDs supplied by my roommate), I found myself bereft of Korean dramas. Fast forward to now: Some of the best Korean dramas are available on Netflix, and I am reeling.
I dearly wish I could remember the names of the dramas we watched. One about an art student whose work was stolen by her teacher, another about twins separated by death, the living twin haunted by his brother’s passing. I hadn’t been much of a fan of drama beforehand, but these shows were like white-water-rafting on the rapids of emotions. Even to this day I wonder how they ended; sadly, I’m afraid I may forever be scrabbling on the sheer face of a cliffhanger. In the meantime, I’m going to check out some of the K-dramas available to stream, to hopefully fill that hole in my heart. Who knows, maybe I’ll be reunited with my long lost dramas of a summer long ago… or is that something that only happens in fiction?