Theme of the Month: How have your K-drama tastes changed over time?
Thanks to you all and your wonderful submissions, our first series of Theme of the Month posts was a hit with all of the Dramaland Catnip topics—I never knew there were so many tropes that I was a sucker for, and even if they weren’t all tropes I would have named myself, each submission struck a chord of recognition. The catnips were a blast to read!
For July, we’re changing up the theme to ask you all how your drama tastes have changed over time, whether that time is the past few months or the last twenty years. It’s something I’ve thought about a lot lately as I find myself reaching for shows that I would have bypassed in previous years, and wondering at the shift.
Which brings us to July’s prompt:
Are the dramas you gravitate toward now different from when you started out? Have you experienced your tastes changing over the years, or as you’ve watched more and more shows? What prompted the change? Or will some preferences never change?
Tip: You may write about whatever dramas, genres, or experiences you wish, but to give you some direction: Consider narrowing your focus to one type of experience/genre/reason that has guided the change. Did you find your idea of romance changing after getting married, perhaps? Or did having children change your perspective in a way that altered your taste in favorite dramas? Maybe you entered the workforce and have a new appreciation for workplace comedies. (Ha, maybe they’re not even funny anymore, just painfully real.)
- Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a registered Dramabeans account, include your handle so we can link to it.
- Include at least 1 image, though more is preferred.
- Suggested length is between 500 and 1,000 words.
- Deadline: We will post these on a rolling basis, so we’re taking submissions now. We will cut off accepting submissions on July 25. If you miss this month, join us for a new theme in August!
(Also: You’d be doing me a great favor by naming your documents and attachments something other than “Changing tastes” or “Theme of the month” or “Dramabeans,” please! You don’t even know how confusing it is to deal with a folder containing dozens of submissions all titled “Dramaland Catnip.” Much thanks!)