Monday, January 28, 2013

Shh... Don't tell.

So, I have a guilty pleasure. I'm a little embarrassed about it, but at the same time I feel the need to share. (I'm considering it my repentance for indulging in something so silly.)

This guilty pleasure has been eating into my reading time, but I don't mind. Why? If you're anything like me, you love the romance in YA novels for it's pure innocence. That anticipation of the first kiss. The sweetness of trying to figure out what love is, and the struggle through those awkward teenage years.

Imagine if there were television shows that could rival such novels? Okay, so there have been a few YA novels made into television shows, but I feel like all of those shows lose the innocence of those teen years and replace it with sex and drugs.

I'm not saying there isn't a part of teenagedom where that stuff exists. I'm just saying I don't particularity enjoy watching or reading about it.

Which brings me back to my guilty pleasure.

Koren television. I saw this show on netflix, I watched one episode, and thought it was the cheesiest dumbest thing ever.

But I couldn't get it out of my head.

The next thing I know, I've watched the entire season only to discover that in Korea they don't do shows for more than one season. To say I'm hooked is an understatement. I've been watching any Korean show I can find on Netflix.

The story lines are so rich without going into the darker side of YA. Plus the main characters are faced with important choices like -

Jin Gook or Song Samdong

JB or Jin Yoo Jin

and Cha Chi Soo or Choi Kang Hyuk

You know what I mean ladies? Anyway, it feels good to get that off my chest. I'll leave you with my favorite song from the series Dream High 2. (It's only 1:29)

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