Notes From a K-Drama Fan: Meggie


Hi All! Today I’m launching a set of interviews I’ll be doing with some of my fellow

K-drama fans. This first interview is with my dear friend (who is also an Unnie ;) ),

Meggie! Meggie and I met a couple of years back while I was in grad school in Nova

Scotia in–get this–the ladies’ room in the English department. We started talking, and

two hours later, we were still talking (my boss noticed and told us we should just go for

coffee already ;)) Meggie is always keeping me updated on the best K-dramas and she’s

even taught in Asia (she brought me back a Winnie-the-Pooh purse!!! I love Winnie-the-

Pooh!) Please enjoy my interview with her! :)


1. How did you first get into Korean dramas?
a. My family (mostly my mom and my sister) were into them. They had just started watching them a little while before and they were absolutely obsessed. My mom went through a hard time and they were her “drug” of choice. She would lay on the sofa all day and watch. One day, I walked in on a scene of something and I liked it. The idea ME starting to watch k-dramas was born. My sister picked the first few for me, I think, and I was hooked.
2. When did you realize there was no turning back?
a. Mid-August, 2015. I was halfway through watching “You’re beautiful” (미남이시네요) and I suddenly realized that I had fallen madly in love with the language because, second only to my child, it was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard in my life. I knew I had to learn it—and that meant watching k-dramas.
3. How does watching K Drama make you feel?
a. Strained. Because I am actually LEARNING the language, watching a k-drama is like doing school work. That being said, it is also one of my greatest joys. I love the characters, the cultural differences, the acting, the storylines (even though they tend to be the same, so thank goodness I like that plot) and I absolutely love sharing it with my son. He can’t get enough of a good (silly) k-drama. They have even taught him how to read (for the first time in his life he had a reason and desire to read on his own).
4. When do you like to watch it the most?
a. Is it possible to pick a time? I love a good k-drama while I’m soaking in the tub, while I’m knitting, and when I’m laying in bed at night. I sometimes even watch it while I am at work, waiting for a client to arrive. I can’t say that there is ever a bad time to watch a k-drama. Except when I’m cooking. Trying to read subtitles and cook is impossible. I either burn the food or cut my finger. (I learned that the hard way).
5. If you could only watch 3 dramas for the rest of your life, which would you pick?
a. “You’re beautiful” (미남이시네요), Evergreen (그남자오수), and Dream Knights (드림 나이트). The first two of those have a member of one of my favourite bands in them. While this is not the reason I chose them (they really are the best) I think it’s funny. I guess they are talented at more than just music! The third one is especially important, though, because this is easily my son’s favourite k-drama. This fact has resulted in me having to watch it 3.5 times with him, already. If I could never watch it again, I think he would be devastated!


Thanks for the interview, Meggie! :) <3


How do you feel watching K-Drama? Which dramas are your favourites? Let us know in the comments!


2 replies »

  1. I love what Meggie says about the Korean language. We feel the same way. The first drama we got had dubbed in a different language, and when we heard the Korean, it was so wonderful, we had to have it as the language from then on. The first thing I noticed was how prevalent the “Ah” sound is…and that is the sound for the Heart Chakra! If you are interested in Korean language, make sure you watch “Deep Rooted Tree”. It is the story of King Sejong’s amazing effort to develop the Hangul language for the Korean people.

    • I agree (Meggie is so awesome!) I never realized that about the heart chakra—love it!!) I noticed that they use that sound a lot for people who are close, so that makes complete sense! Can’t wait to watch Deep-rooted Tree!!!

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