I was bored, I didn't wanna study, and got bored of the music on my computer and in the radio. I don't have cable TV and there was nothing on 2,4,5,7,9,11, and 13 so I decided to, actually go to the foreign channels and when I got to channel 18, there was Dennis Oh's handsome face, staring me on my plasma. I was like, WOW. I was about to change the channel cuz I knew it was foreign and it didn't matter whether it had subtitles, but Dennis was speaking English as in American English! So I stayed to watch the entire episode and it felt like a new drug.
I did some googling, found some site that listed all the asian dramas on ch.18, and found out the name of the show was Sweet Spy. I could tell I already missed a lot and I remember my friend kept talking about d-addicts so I went here and dl-ed all 11 eps available at the time. But I read people's comments and some of them seemed to have already watched the future eps, and at that point I was hooked. It hadn't gotten to the part where Dennis had a lot of lines to say... so, I really really wanted to dl more. These people kept saying clubbox and was bummed to find out it was just in Korean. But I was already an addict, so I did everything I could to follow directions on some tutorial and actually ended up using clubbox for a couple months or so. Until, I don't know all the rules, or if I had to share like on BT(?), but the guy I was getting it from suddenly put a password on his box and then I couldn't access it. And everyone else I tried had passwords too. Sadly, I didn't know about WITHS2's clubbox, else I might've kept using it, and not have forgotten my username/password.
But Sweet Spy had finished at that point so I really wanted to watch something just like it. Sweet Spy was so damn hilarious in the beginning (first 6 eps) and the crappy ending left me with a bit of a lingering feeling that there had to be other shows with better endings and I saw peoples comments about Kim Sam-soon. And of course after her hysterically funny introduction to the restaurant staff, there was no saving me from it. From then on, I became a k-drama fan. I haven't felt the same obsession before as I did with the first two, but Legend comes close. Although the 1.5gb files is certainly not making it easy.
Before I saw Dennis's face on my big screen, I never ever would've checked out a k-drama at all. I had this notion that k-dramas were... well not primitive but, hm... well they reminded me of soap operas and how I could hear every single thing that caught the mic, and I didn't like that. It just sounds so, RAW. But now I'm used to it That and I wasn't a fan of reading subtitles then.