Being a kdrama addict myself, I was curious to know from fans why they are so addictive to Korean dramas.
I decided to do my own research.
So I went around questioning in various groups and social media and asked them to give at least one reason for their Korean drama addiction.
As for the one who is still to enter this compelling world of dramas, might have seen a drama addict and wondered why they like to watch Korean dramas?
Or someone new to Korean dramas world will also wonder why he/ she can’t stop watching them.
Well, the following points are not from a research paper but they are surely well researched points pulled out directly from the hearts of drama fan base.
1. Korean Dramas Are The Stress Reliever!
Korean dramas are an absolute way of relieving your whole day stress.
You just get so much hooked with the problems of the characters in the drama that you forget your very own problems and tensions.
Moreover the story line of dramas is so intriguing that you dare not think about anything else. For the fans Korean dramas are a must to complete their day.
Had a stressful day? Watch a Kdrama!
2. Korean Dramas Makes Us Happy!
Besides, the plot of Korean dramas focus more on everyday struggles we face in our life.
The dramas still make sure to be filled with cute and sweet moments between family, friends and couples.
Especially the cute chemistry we get to see between couples makes us smile so much that it gives butterflies in our stomach as well.
Almost every Korean drama comes with some funny moments which are sure to make you laugh.
Kdramas makes us smile. 🙂 💕
3. Story-line and Great Actors
The beauty of Korean dramas lies in the story-line and the great actors that make the story so lively.
Every drama holds a unique concept and their stories and characters are very relatable to the real life.
Every drama leaves you with a life lesson.
The actors are also great. They have the ability to hold the tears in their eyes whenever there is such a moment.
They can act every emotion, from being sad to being happy, from being a nice person to being an arrogant rich heir, they can do it all and it all looks natural.
That is why! Fans always feel sorry for the people who don’t realize the beauty of Korean dramas.
4. Because They Have Amazing OST
The most important part about a kdrama is it’s OST or say soundtrack.
An OST literally completes a drama. The OST’s in the cute and romantic Korean dramas acts like an icing on the cake.
They help to attach well with the emotions of the characters.
Also they are really very good. You can barely take your ears off the songs played during a drama.
And often fans find themselves singing it again and again after the drama ends. In fact, for a drama its soundtrack is also released.
Once a kdrama fan finishes a drama, the next step is to download it’s OST. 🎵🎶
5. Because of Cute and Romantic Love Stories
Korean dramas are very romantic. The moments between the couple are so cute that it is sure to give butterflies in your stomach.
The way a man loves a woman in the drama is so adorable to watch.
Every K drama fan girl wants a man straight out of a Korean drama.
The chemistry between the leads is so real that we always ship them in the real life as well.
The fandom knows how much happy we were when the “Descendants of the Sun” couple, i.e. Song Joon Ki and Song Hye Kyo actually married in real life.
The love triangles makes them even more interesting to watch.
Also most of the time we get two love story lines in a single drama. One is between the main leads and the other is of the second leads. Like double entertainment.
6. Because We Love Korea and Its Culture
The mouth-watering Korean food, cute hairstyles, fashion, historical places, Namsan Seoul tower, and amazing Korean language, all really makes it important for every kdrama fan to visit Korea once in his /her life.
We love to see the Korean culture in the dramas.
In fact you will see that most of the fans have already learned the Hangul letters. Fighting!, Aniyo, Anneyeong, Gomawoyo, and many more are some Korean words that every fan has on their tongue.
Sometimes they even accidentally say Anneyeongeseyo, instead of Hello.
7. Because of Oppas (fan girl confession)
oppa (오빠) means “an older brother”, and it is only used when a girl is calling an older brother or an older man who she trusts.
In Korean, when a girl call a man “oppa” , it implies that she regards him as an older brother who usually takes care of everything about her like her parents.
Usually female fans also use it for male celebrities.
For a Kdrama Fan Girl Oppas are everything. According to her, Oppas are the most handsome men on Earth.
8. Because They Are Emotionally Very Good
If there is somewhere fans have felt various kind of emotions then its Korean dramas.
They make you feel a whirlwind of emotions.
While watching Korean dramas sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry, sometimes you smile, while sometimes you are shocked.
Korean dramas are excellent in bringing out these emotions in you as they are so much relatable to life.
Even if it is a fiction or fantasy they surely make it feel like its real.
9. Because of Character Development
While writing a script for Korean dramas, the character development part is the most important in it.
As the story progresses throughout the series we see a drastic change in the characters as well.
This always moves your heart and you are sure to be impressed by the way character development is shown in a drama. Because of this the story doesn’t look plain or fictional but in fact it becomes more lively.
So this is it. These 9 reasons were the most common among fans.
This explains very well why Korean dramas are so addictive.
These also give all the reasons for their popularity and why they are loved by fans all around the world.
Would you like to tell me your reason as well? Feel free to drop a comment below!
Anneyeong 🙂 ❤