Thank you to everyone who gave us such a positive response to, “The Talk.” Y’all are awesome! This time around, we want to discuss that one gateway drama we all have that kick-started our drama addiction. You know…the one that made our lives so much more entertaining and better, of course!
So in other words, what was the drama that started it all for you?
Anna: I grew up watching dramas (mostly Hong Kong TVB ones), so they weren’t a completely foreign concept to me. But the one drama that converted me into a full-fledged drama addict is, without a doubt, the 2001 Taiwanese classic, Meteor Garden, aka the original version of Boys Over Flowers. This was the first idol drama that I had ever watched and I became so, so obsessed with the cast, story, music, and basically everything else about it. F4 was my first Asian music obsession, and Jerry Yan & Barbie Hsu’s characters were probably my first real OTP. So many firsts here! I’ve moved on to bigger and better dramas since then, but Meteor Garden will forever have a place in my heart. (Still got that original F4 album!) There have been so many other adaptations of the story, but this will always be the only one for me. Always!
Estelle: When I think back to the drama that started it all, it would definitely have to be It Started With a Kiss. Come to think of it now, it doesn’t have the best acting nor the most amazing script, but it had some of that old TW drama charm that made the show so addicting. The lines were so ridiculously cheesy that I cringe when I watch it with another in the room, but it somehow led me down the slippery slope of dramaland and plopped me on top of the soft cushions of addiction. It also started my forever love for Ariel Lin (sorry, Joe, you were just a passing infatuation). In my opinion, ISWAK is a must watch because it still so represents the golden days of TW dramas to me and will always remind me of the humble beginnings of my drama obsession.
Well, there you have it! Thanks Meteor Garden & It Started With a Kiss for beginning our eternal love for dramas!
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What was your gateway drama or the one that started your drama addiction?
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