[Staff Spotlight] Get to know TeriYaki
Explain your username (and/or avatar).
My username is inspired by my first name, Teri. I asked for input from my kids and when one of my sons suggested it, the search was over. My avatar is inspired by Pinocchio, a particular favorite, not only because it’s a great drama, but because two of my sons got hooked and joined me for every episode.
What is the first drama that you watched (or the first drama that made an impression)?
The first K-drama that I ever watched was You’re Beautiful. Our family attended the birthday party for a girl who is a serious K-pop fan and she received the DVD set as a gift. She couldn’t wait to watch it and we ended up watching the first episode that night. After that, I had to see the rest of the drama and I was hooked.
Tell us about a job or two that you’ve had in the past.
I once worked for the Research and Development division of a major oil company in a gas chromatography lab. It was all very high-end, sophisticated equipment just like you see on TV in crime labs. Trust me, the work isn’t at all glamorous, no matter how great television shows make it it look.
Have you ever lived a moment that you thought belonged in a drama?
I was shopping at a grocery in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles recently and the whole outing felt like it belonged in a drama.
What’s your favorite drama you recapped?
Defendant is my favorite so far (granted I haven’t recapped too many). The show was well directed and edited and I was able to appreciate that more fully because I recapped the show.
What drama genres do you especially like?
I like romantic comedies for when I’m in the mood for something light and entertaining, family oriented shows, and suspenseful shows when I want something edgier.
What drama genres do you especially dislike?
I really don’t enjoy shows that deal with the supernatural. I like to sleep at night.
Is there a drama character you’ve ever strongly identified with, and why?
Ha No-ra (Choi Ji-woo) of Twenty Again. I know what it’s like to raise sons, send them off to college and contemplate the next stage of life.
What drama character would you want to be?
Jung Soo-young (Lee Hana) from High School King of Savvy, because she ends up with Seo In-gook’s character, Lee Min-seok, and they live quirkily ever after.
What was your major in school?
I majored in biology and then pursued an M.B.A.
What’s a random skill you have?
I’m pretty good at baking bread. I’m regularly asked to supply homemade rolls when I attend a potluck.
Favorite non-Korean movie and/or TV show?
What are those?
Which Hallyu celebrity would you actually want to meet and spend an hour with?
Choi Ji-woo. She seems elegant, yet approachable. I would love to hear her talk about her long and impressive career.
Which of the 7 deadly sins would be your undoing? (Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, or sloth.)
I’m going to have to go with sloth on this one. There is a scary closet, or two, in my house that prove the point.
Your favorite drama has an unholy alliance with your most hated drama and produces a mutant baby drama. Describe the plot.
I’m sorry, I don’t really have a most hated drama, I bail before I get that far. There are too many good dramas to watch and so little time.
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