Oh we have people from all over the place here. Where are you from? The forum was started in 2003 by people in Chicago who were watching English-subbed Korean shows on the small low-power Korean broadcast TV station we have here. But as the years have passed and especially as more new and old shows are available online, we've had people show up from all over the USA and from many different countries.
Actually there used to be a bunch of these USA forums. One was in Philadephia, one was in Hawaii, there were one or two in California...may have been one in New York, I can't remember...but I don't know if any of the others are still around. Unfortunately KBS abandoned the American market in 2010 and stopped making its shows available to broadcast stations; it was a stupid move and killed a lot of the interest that had built up over the years. They came back eventually but the damage was done.
Anyway yeah this kind of a form is a good place for talking about these shows. Hope you can keep visiting us and sharing your thoughts.
I think this one is now, the last man(or women) standing AKJ, sure there are newer places like Crunchy Roll, but they are idol based .
I am sure this is the only board now, that some of us(not all)could not care less about some idols new romantic comedy, but will do back flips for 500 Years Of Joseon .Nothing against idol drama's, found a few good ones myself, but my meaning is, probably younger peeps who visit crunchy roll, could care less about an old sageuk, but for a few of us, its like finding buried treasure .
Wow if that's true then it's really sad. You'd think even the contemporary dramas would be enough to keep a bunch of these kinds of forums active.
Well this one isn't going anywhere, even if it continues to be just the small group of us, and me watching one historical episode a week. Sometimes these things tend to go in cycles so there may well be a resurgence of interest down the road at some point.
My only frustration right now is that we can't all watch a historical together that you guys haven't already seen. Nothing new is being made and the networks continue to refuse to open their stores of older series. But hopefully one or the other of those will change soon too.
Yes it's really hard to find forums like this nowadays so I am really glad this one exist. Most of the forums about dramas gets mixed up by fans trying to promote the actors/actresses that's starring in the drama, so instead of focusing on the drama, the drama thread often ends up being a thread about celebrities.