What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

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What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?

Actors / Actresses
81
40%
Plot synopsis
64
32%
Friends / Family recommendations
11
5%
Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
14
7%
Posters
4
2%
Trailer
1
0%
Magazine / Newspaper reviews
0
No votes
Reviews of others
19
9%
Theme songs / ending songs / OST
1
0%
Other (explain)
8
4%
 
Total votes: 203

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What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

Post by abcd99 » Jul 19th, '06, 02:14

Okay, here's a little survey... I hope that you're interested to participate. ;)

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
f. Trailer
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
l. The number of episodes (prefer long dramas, 21 episodes or more)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
n. Other (explain)

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18
b. 19-25
c. 26-35
d. 36-50
e. 51-65
f. 66+

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
b. Female
c. Prefer not to say

Thank you for your response. :)

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Post by discotea30 » Jul 19th, '06, 02:19

a, b and j: if i've seen them before in another drama i'm more willing to give the drama a chance. also if its about food i'm always willing to give it a chance. Also helps if it's subbed because i can only understand about 25% of japanese drama's and 0% of korean dramas
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Post by abcd99 » Jul 19th, '06, 02:23

Thanks for the answer. :D I hope that this survey is okay with the mods. I'm really curious with the demographics here. :) Mods, if you think it's too intrusive, please lock this thread.

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Re: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

Post by bugsie » Jul 19th, '06, 02:34

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses - if i see any of my favorite actors/actresses in a drama, I'll definitely look into it.
b. Plot synopsis
h. Reviews of others - i always take into consideration what people think in polls, discussion, and etc..
j. It has English subtitle - this is definitely important. at least for me.

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
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Post by prismatic_star » Jul 19th, '06, 02:55

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?

a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
f. Trailer
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
l. The number of episodes (prefer long dramas, 21 episodes or more)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
n. Other (explain)

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18


Please indicate your sex:

b. Female

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Post by idiscolikeathug » Jul 19th, '06, 07:31

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
n. Other ( I prefer more recent or modern dramas. I most likely won't watch a drama if it wasn't made in the last 6 years.)


Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18


Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by Enki » Jul 19th, '06, 07:39

1.What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama? Genre
I tend to be attracted to the comedies, especially the really goofy but inspirational ones about different work/activities and friendships. Usually shy away from romances and sad stories and the like, unless it was recommended. So a little of C as well.

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19-25

Please indicate your sex:
Male

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Post by Evael » Jul 19th, '06, 07:44

most important factor:

a) actors/actresses
c)recommendations
b) plot

age group:

a) 13-18 (almost b! XD)

sex:
female

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Post by Catris » Jul 19th, '06, 15:08

The most important factor for me is (which is the one I voted for):
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)

However these three factors bare strong consideration:
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
b. Plot synopsis - however in the genre I prefer usually i will enjoy the plot as well

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b. 19-25


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Post by jessiesoon » Jul 19th, '06, 15:18

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
f. Trailer
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST

(i've voted for B, but i can accept the rest of above, anyway!!)

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
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Post by milleu87 » Jul 19th, '06, 15:25

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18

Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by RyeCrimsonMoon » Jul 20th, '06, 01:43

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses (Voted for)
b. Plot synopsis
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18

Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by tlina069 » Jul 20th, '06, 01:48

I chose "Plot synopsis" because good looking actors/actresses don't guarantee good story. I'd rather watch something that's enjoyable or at least "bearable". The next important factor would be the genre. I am a sucker for romantic comedy, something light.

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Post by inutikidude » Jul 20th, '06, 01:54

a. Actors / Actresses - if it has my faves then im watching it from start to end no matter how boring
b. Plot synopsis - has to be veryy interesting or funny
c. Friends / Family recommendations - friends tells me to watch a certain drama sometimes
j. It has English subtitle - least important. as long as it got the actors and plot, then ill even watch it raw

a. 13-18

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Post by mmmin » Jul 20th, '06, 01:56

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
f. Trailer
h. Reviews of others

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18

Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by 6502inside » Jul 20th, '06, 05:51

a. Is Miho Kanno in it?
h. I watched Densha Otoko (Miho Kanno is not in it) because someone on usenet recommended it

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Post by Gir » Jul 20th, '06, 13:31

a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
j. It has English subtitle
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)

Many times I find a new drama by checking what other dramas a actor/actress I notice in a drama I'm watching was in, or catch notice of new ones because of the cast, then I check out the plot, if it sounds good and has subs I'll down load it, if not I'll keep an eye on it. (This because I fail miserably at learning languages). But for a large number of dramas I've seen the plot is what catches my eye, and if I find new actors I like, I then will looks to see what else they have done. Rather a just a circle of plot and actors, genre isn't as important as I like most things, but romantic comedies probably rate close to the top.

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Post by evannee » Jul 20th, '06, 14:10

For me, the answer is definitely: a) Actors/Actresses

I might be a ilttle superficial when it comes to watching dramas, but I have just found that I can't bear to sit through a full drama with absolutely no attractive actors/actresses, even if the plot is decent. If there is eye candy and the drama sucks, for some reason, it is still bearable.

age group: c) 26-35

gender: b) female

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Post by Romance » Jul 20th, '06, 14:55

intresting story, rather something exciting and thrilling like resurrection
Actors/Actresses :)

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Post by mallorn » Jul 20th, '06, 16:10

b. Plot synopsis
h. Reviews of others
j. It has English subtitle

And to a lesser extent, Genre (love story, martial arts, etc).

Explanation: I mostly rely on D-Addicts and Soompi when I choose dramas to watch- I visit its thread, read its synopsis, and read everything that everyone has to say, all the pros and cons. When a number of people seem to like it passionately, I then download it, provided that it has English subs. I like drama with lots of unforseen twists and turns (but NOT drama which consists of the leading lady crying her eyes out and wailing 99% of the time), but I also download the occasional popular romantic comedy to balance it all out. I don't really care about the actors and actresses, as long they can actually act. :P

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Post by nikochanr3 » Jul 20th, '06, 18:53

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
j. It has English subtitle

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Post by lilswtangel » Jul 20th, '06, 21:54

a) actors & actresses, then it would be h) reviews of others, with b & c following closely (b) plot synopsis & c) friends/family recommendations

b) 19-25

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Post by rinimeatballs » Jul 20th, '06, 21:57

a..actors. if someone i like or think is good is in a drama i support it by watching.
next i say the plot.
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Post by Gozen » Jul 20th, '06, 23:03

B Plot synopsis first and foremost
A Actors in it, got a few favourites, I'll watch anything they do, no matter how bad (yes, Love Complex, I mean you)
D Genre - if it's historical/taiga, I'm there, if it sounds different, I like it.
H Reviews of others - if it sounds interesting, I'll give it a go.

I use these same criteria for things I won't watch: nothing where teenage students drive the storyline (it's okay if they are in it, just not the main characters, unless they have serious issues or are dying, then they are okay...). Nothing with Ueto Aya who I want to slap, sorry if I got her name wrong but I just loathe her. No apologies for loathing her though. Nothing where everyone raves about a pretty boy/s, I can't stand a guy to be prettier than I am.....
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Post by Barca » Jul 21st, '06, 03:45

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
c. Friends / Family recommendations
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male

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Post by asiangirldee » Jul 21st, '06, 03:48

a, b, d

a 16 years

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Post by TIticamara » Jul 21st, '06, 13:04

nba. Mostly recommedations by the daddicts community.

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Post by mimmi » Jul 21st, '06, 14:03

:-) first, the title has to catch my eyes, then I read about the plot a little, then English subs....but if the plot is really good, then I watch it raw and hoping somebody will sub it later....genre; depends on my mood at the moment.... actor/actress; don't really care much about it....and ofcourse the setting and costumes are important too, especially if it's an historical story :-)....

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Post by LYF » Jul 22nd, '06, 05:43

not sure about the reason :P

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Post by melonyhappy » Jul 22nd, '06, 16:24

for me it's a bit of everything:
What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
j. It has English subtitle
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
h. Reviews of others

m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:

b. Female

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Post by aibakaneko » Jul 22nd, '06, 16:31

Actors / Actresses

Plot synopsis

Friends / Family recommendations

Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)



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Post by LYF » Jul 23rd, '06, 04:41

Actors/ Actresses will always be among the top reasons for someone to watch a show :)

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Post by sadgirl » Jul 24th, '06, 22:37

3 most important things I look for in a K/J drama, ranked in order:

1. Actors/Actresses: I hate to sound superficial (I'm 25) but there must be some eye candy in order for me to thoroughly enjoy a drama. It also helps if the main leads have good chemistry together.
2. Plot synopsis: Without an engaging story I doubt I will be able to finish the whole series.
3. Friends/Family Recommendations

Age group: 19-25
Gender: Female

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Post by peacht » Jul 25th, '06, 13:48

First is English subs, second is Genre, last is actors/ actresses. For me it's about the characters not the people playing them

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1.)
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded

2.)
a. 13-18

3.)
a. Male
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Post by Crazy Penguin » Jul 26th, '06, 10:39

Pretty easy

a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis

I rarely go after the review of others, only if it's done by someone who has a similar taste. But usually different people have different tastes.

Age group:
c. 26-35

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Post by beer » Jul 26th, '06, 13:10

mea

What are the most important factors that make you AVOID a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)

What makes a difference then?
h. Reviews of others
j. It has English subtitle
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded

What has no relevance at all when you choose what to watch?
e. Posters
f. Trailer
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
l. The number of episodes (prefer long dramas, 21 episodes or more)

What factors cannot possibly apply to you?
c. Friends / Family recommendations
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews

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Post by choco_panda » Jul 26th, '06, 13:15

a. Actors / Actresses ... since I just started watching dorama recently so I try to pick the one that have someone who I know of.
b. Plot synopsis ... This is pretty important too, If the story sound boring I sometimes just not watch it
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc) ... I prefer more of a drama, or comady Gerne. Or the School life type.
h. Reviews of others ... mainly to see how popular the dorama is.
j. It has English subtitle ... Very Important, cuz my Japanese knowledge is somewhat below 20%

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Post by albertoavena » Jul 26th, '06, 18:00

Hmmm..this is a tough one.

I guess you can a/ Actors/Actresses for me. Well, sometimes that's not entirely true though. Sometimes I just want to see it because of the title.

e. Posters are also an important factor for me. Just looking at what their doing and seeing if it's a samurai drama or a modern drama.

b. Genre is pretty important for me too, I guess. I'm not really into the martial arts dramas with swords and things like that. I'm into more modern dramas that deal with love, family or something of the sort.

c. Friends / Family recommendations is why I started watching dramas. My friend of Japan recommended I watch Densha Otoko so I went here and have been hooked ever since.

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Post by kikioo » Jul 26th, '06, 18:07

a,b and d; a; c

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Re: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

Post by AngelGurl6 » Jul 27th, '06, 19:14

abcd99 wrote:Okay, here's a little survey... I hope that you're interested to participate. ;)

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama
b. Plot synopsis
c. Friends / Family recommendations
j. It has English subtitle - (however, if the drama is pretty good and some parts have subs while others don't, then I can deal with that.)
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded - (b/c how can I watch it if I can't download it and I always watch asian dramas via the internet).
Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25
Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by pinkuonigiri » Jul 28th, '06, 05:55

mmm so many people voted actor/actress the most -o-;;;;;;;;

for me
b. plot synopsis, most important determines wither i find a drama interesting enough to watch
a. actors/actress though if i see a new drama a actor/actress is in that i like, i'll look into it but i wont be interested in watching it unless the plot cached my interest ( ex i like yamapi but i don’t wana see dragon zakura because it sounds pretty boring)
d. Genre i like quirky off beat dramas and stay away form super sappy love stories and super sad tearjerkers
h. Reviews of others. i usually fist hear about a drama if it gets alota of buzz about it

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b. 19-25 (23)

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Post by Kimmy07 » Jul 29th, '06, 04:25

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses was what I voted for. If one of my favorite actors or actresses is a major character, I'll definitely watch it. Then I usually end up loving the drama for a completely different actor/actress and the love keeps spreading.

b. Plot synopsis is also really important, but I tend to be hesitant to download something just because it sounds good. But if it sounds good and has an actor or actress I like (they can be only a minor character if plot sounds really good), it's a for sure thing.

j. It has English subtitle for anything except Japanese. My Japanese is good enough to watch those raw.

k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less). If it's too long I'll shy away from it since my attention span tends to lack :lol

m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded. I won't begin to watch something I can't finish.

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18

Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by Tomi » Jul 30th, '06, 22:14

I usually go by actors and actresses. If I've seen them in a drama I previously viewed and thought they were interesting characters and good actors, then I will definately give their next drama a chance. Reading the plot and finding out the genre would be my second response because of course, I want to know what I'm going to be watching so I get a general idea of the dorama.

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What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18


Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
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Post by BOGCHI » Aug 6th, '06, 06:46

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses - tried to choose this way, but disappointed with the ones I saw.
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc) - sometimes
h. Reviews of others
j. It has English subtitle - this is a MUST
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)


Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
b. Female
c. Prefer not to say

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Post by piccu » Aug 6th, '06, 23:40

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses if there are ugly people as lead roles I won't watch
b. Plot synopsis If the story sounds boring I'm not going to watch...
c. Friends / Family recommendations
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST watch sapuri, because the opening song is by KAT-TUN :wub: and I like the ending by ayaka :mrgreen:
j. It has English subtitle if I have watched the 1st episode with subtitles and I really want to know what's going to happen next I'll watch the episodes without subs and re-watch those when the subs are out...
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less) don't intend to watch dramas with 30+ episodes 8)
n. Other (explain)
-the tv rating, this very important! the ratings should be at least 15+%
-if the drama was based on a manga I know it's much more likely that I watch it e.g.: kurosagi, hana yori dango, iswak
-watch sapuri because of i.)(see above) and because I was the one who started the thread XD I feel bad and lame if I don't watch it


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a. 13-18


Please indicate your sex:
b. Female
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Re: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

Post by yukimaru » Aug 7th, '06, 00:04

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses : if there's someone i like in the cast, i'll definitely watch it. if there's someone i hate (like ueto aya), i'll never watch it.

others :
b. Plot synopsis
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc) : never watch love stories ...

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
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Post by ilot » Aug 7th, '06, 00:15

my most important factor is plot synopsis. I usually will read the synopsis first before start watching/downloading the specific Drama.

age group : 19-25

sex : Female.

Hope this will help you!! :-)

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Post by KoreanMania » Aug 7th, '06, 03:05

a. Actors / Actresses : If any of my favorites are starring in it, I'll definitely dive into it right away :lol Though it might not turn out to be as good, I'll still love it anyway :wub:
b. Plot synopsis : I have a habit of checking out the sypnosis before deciding whether it's a worthwhile drama to watch...
c. Friends / Family recommendations : Their recommendations are usually very convincing and tempting, so... hehehe :mrgreen:
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc) : I am a huge fan of comedy + romance dramas! :thumright:
h. Reviews of others : I like reading any other kind of reviews to give me a clearer picture of a particular drama, it definitely helps! :cheers:

Age group : 19-25

Sex : Female
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Post by Midnight » Aug 7th, '06, 05:32

b) Plot synopsis
b) 19-25
b) female

Usually, I can tell if I'll like the characters/story based on the plot synopsis. I'll look at the reviews if I liked the plot synopsis, but I'll never look at a review without knowing/liking the plot. If the lead actor/actress is a horrible actor then I probably won't watch the show, but otherwise, I don't pay attention to who is starring in it. The rest of it isn't really that important to me.

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Post by Angel551 » Nov 13th, '06, 19:56

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)

these are most important things for me

b. 19-25

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Post by Kai Lien » Nov 19th, '06, 05:35

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
Let's see, I will do this by percentage of interest.

Actors / Actresses 50%
-If the series has actors I like, I'll definitely want to watch it.

Plot synopsis 15%

Friends / Family / Other Reviews & Recommendations 10%
-I'll tune in just to see what people are raving about.

Genre (love story, martial arts, etc) 15%

Posters / Trailer 5%

Theme songs / ending songs / OST 5%
-Music is pretty darn important. If it has good music I will want to watch it. I'll stop watching if it turns out bad though.

The number of episodes doesn't make a difference.
-If I like it I will want the series to have more episodes!

As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
-Doesn't matter too much as we can always beg in the seed req forum.

-If it doesn't have English subtitles, I won't touch it. Unless I happen to see it playing on TV, only then will I try to watch it.
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a. 13-18
b. 19-25
c. 26-35
d. 36-50
e. 51-65
f. 66+
Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
b. Female
c. Prefer not to say

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Post by horndogbuddhist » Nov 19th, '06, 05:53

I could really care less what language it is in...but show me the hot actresses....

That and I am beginning to prefer Korean Dramas....learning Korean and my Korean friends think that it's weird that I am trying to learn their language...but oh well..

age 26-35...so it's kinda weird for me..

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Post by homeboi19 » Nov 19th, '06, 06:31

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
h. Reviews of others
and ofcourse
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
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Post by ruisu » Nov 19th, '06, 12:13

I would "randomly" download them =(
I just now decided to utilize the forums and actually ask around. I recommend the latter.


What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
h. Reviews of others
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
n. Other (explain) - see above.

Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male

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Post by Aulcard » Nov 20th, '06, 01:31

n. Other

I just download the first episode of all of the new Dramas of the season. I briefly look through each one and determine which few look the most interesting and watch the first episode. Those that interest me I continue to watch, those that dont I discontinue watching. Whether I find it interesting is no one particular thing, it is just whether or not the show 'catches' me and makes me want to keep watching. I would choose b. plot, but then again I like koisuru nichiyoubi newtype and that has a totally crap plot.

I must say I am kind of dissapointed by the number of a. actor and actresses responses. Mainly because a particular actor doesnt mean a show is any good. I think watching a crap show just because of a particular actor is retarded. Which is to say, I cant understand fanboy/fangirl attitude. Actors get idolized way too much. They are just people. It is not like they emit special actor radiation that can make a crap show good. Not trying to be offensive or anything, that is just how I feel since I dont understand why people get so attatched to particular actors.

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Post by dee8o8 » Nov 20th, '06, 04:29

I used to just go by reccomendations by my friends, then it went to jdorama.com looking at the top 50 dramas and dling the ones with eng subs soft/hard. now i just dl and hope to get subs.. if i dont get subs i usually watch the raw and try to understand the plot and dialogue. if its not interesting and no one subs it it gets deleted. i also like watching love story type dramas more so of the 20-sum age group.. not really into the older age bracket drama. also i love watching comedy ones like Densha Otoko and My Boss My Hero.. classic! some tear jerkers are ok as well but i watch those when im in the mood. 1 Litre of Tears was awesome. i also check out which ones other people are downloading (seeders/.leechers) the "stats" so to say. i dont really read reviews as i find my opinon differs from some other peeps that post here. but the most useful ones were on jdorama.com. also if they are ranked low may want to see when it came out. theres a lot of those on there that are far up on the ranking that i find was actually worse than others that are lower ranked.now i also look for my favorite actors/actresses. so yeah thats my take on it. view my profile to see my age and stuff.. its there.

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Post by purple73 » Nov 21st, '06, 16:31

b. Plot synopsis
h. Reviews of others
c. Friends / Family recommendations

My take is on the Plot synopsis, a good storyline is important, regardless of the genre or actor/actress. Reviews are a good source of reference, although our preference may differ.

c. 26-35
b. Female
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Post by anirakarina » Nov 22nd, '06, 20:22

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis

c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
f. Trailer
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
l. The number of episodes (prefer long dramas, 21 episodes or more)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
n. Other (explain)

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18
b. 19-25
c. 26-35
d. 36-50
e. 51-65
f. 66+

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
b. Female
c. Prefer not to say

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Post by atrabida007 » Nov 23rd, '06, 01:49

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
b. Plot synopsis
h. Reviews of others
j. It has English subtitle
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded


Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by Jesette » Nov 23rd, '06, 02:33

1) Most important factors would be the plot or synopsis, good reviews, genre (romantic drama) and lastly the performers. However, if the synopsis is captivating regardless of who the performers are I will still watch it.

2) Female and over 36 years old....

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Re: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

Post by moogli » Nov 23rd, '06, 12:03

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
The first thing I look for, is the cast. If the whole cast looks boring, or there's an actor/actress I don't like in it, I'm probably not interested, but I read the plot synopsis, before I decide.

Please also indicate your age group:
b. 19-25

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Post by zenitse » Nov 23rd, '06, 13:12

My order:

English Subs (I am studying japanese, I also watched something unsubbed...but it is still the most important factor).
Genre
Plot synopsis
Reviews

Age group - a

Sex - a

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Post by newersumm » Nov 23rd, '06, 13:26

MOST IMPORTANT thing for me is probably first: plot synopsis and second: reviews of others....: )

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Post by sungie » Nov 27th, '06, 10:09

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
j. It has English subtitle
b. Plot synopsis
a. Actors / Actresses


Please also indicate your age group
b. 19-25


Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by blog234 » Nov 27th, '06, 22:00

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?

d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male

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Post by Annessa » Nov 28th, '06, 22:26

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
(a combo of the following, but usually B is most important to me)
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
d. Genre

Please also indicate your age group

b. 19-25


Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

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Post by Néa Vanille » Nov 28th, '06, 22:36

Aulcard wrote:
I must say I am kind of dissapointed by the number of a. actor and actresses responses. Mainly because a particular actor doesnt mean a show is any good. I think watching a crap show just because of a particular actor is retarded. Which is to say, I cant understand fanboy/fangirl attitude. Actors get idolized way too much. They are just people. It is not like they emit special actor radiation that can make a crap show good. Not trying to be offensive or anything, that is just how I feel since I dont understand why people get so attatched to particular actors.
I'll agree there.

Plot, genre, director, location, writer (very important in KDrama) come before actors for me. I have a selected few of actors I really like (Hyun Bin, for example) and I'll check out a new drama for their sake only - but if it's simply a bad drama, no pretty face will keep me interested long enough to finish it.

Something that's a big factor for me when deciding which drama to continue watching is the atmosphere of a drama and whether or not I enjoy this world. I'll list IWGP as an example - I'm not a particular fan of the actors, but the atmosphere, costumes, slang usage etc. is just amazing and I love this drama. Another drama I loved despite hating the main actress (Itoh Misaki) would be Densha Otoko. I loved the animation embedded into the series (like the computer animations of Japan, and Densha's message falling onto the earth like meteors!). Sometimes it's the little things.

Another important thing would be the music. I absolutely adore good music in dramas.

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Post by Akumi » Nov 28th, '06, 23:00

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
f. Trailer
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)

l. The number of episodes (prefer long dramas, 21 episodes or more)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
n. Other (explain)

I really enjoy short dramas versus long dramas, so I typically end up avoiding Cdramas. (Im sure Im missing out on some wonderful dramas, but I really can't stand 40+ episodes, let alone have room for it on my harddrive). And, yes, I like to see my favorite pretty boys and favorite actresses in a drama, but if it gets a lot of not so good reviews...I wouldn't even bother (ie, Wedding with Jang Nara.) Or I'll give it a shot but probably not finish it (ie, Kurosagi with Yamapi). There's really nothing wrong with watching a drama based on one's favorite actors/actresses, it only becomes a problem if that's ALL they watch and not give other dramas a shot and/or refuse to admit that that drama with their adored actor/actress really isn't that great. And unless its a Jdrama, I'll most likely not go near it if there's no subtitles available and definitely not if there's no seeders. The music/OST is a plus though-- and a lot of the Kdramas Ive seen have really nice OST's. (Or it might just be the emotion associated with the music that makes me enjoy the OST so much, especially after I finish a series.)

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b. 19-25
c. 26-35
d. 36-50
e. 51-65
f. 66+

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Post by sveta » Dec 27th, '06, 01:49

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
b. Plot synopsis
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
e. Posters
f. Trailer
g. Magazine / Newspaper reviews
h. Reviews of others
i. Theme songs / ending songs / OST
j. It has English subtitle
k. The number of episodes (prefer short dramas, 20 episodes or less)
l. The number of episodes (prefer long dramas, 21 episodes or more)
m. As long as it is seeded and can be downloaded
n. Other (explain) (impulse i suppose and years are important. I want to watch old dramas rather than 2006 and rest dramas.)

Please also indicate your age group
a. 13-18
b. 19-25
c. 26-35
d. 36-50
e. 51-65
f. 66+

Please indicate your sex:
a. Male
b. Female
c. Prefer not to say

90 percent of the time i choose to check out a drama based on synopsis. I watch more JDramas than K-Dramas. I read about JDrama's synopsis and the genre it has. A lot of times i just want pure comedy without any romance, or sadness. I used to choose a drama based on the characters' or actors' names. Reason i d/led Goodbye My Love is because the character's name was Min-Su. Its hard to explain. I will watch Goodbye My Love when the time will be right. Whatever sounds interesting is what i'll d/l. Sometimes i want to get dramas to compliment other dramas i d/l. I don't care for actors or who's in it. If it sounds interesting, i'll check it out.

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Post by shama129 » Dec 27th, '06, 02:03

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?

i would have to say:
a. Actors / Actresses
c. Friends / Family recommendations
d. Genre (love story, martial arts, etc)
j. It has English subtitle

Please also indicate your age group :
b. 19-25

Please indicate your sex:
b. Female

i watch all kinds of dramas. if its somethign that has been getting many good reviews i'll watch it even if i normally wouldn't give it a second thought.

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Re: What Makes You Watch a New / Unknown Drama?

Post by arabian » Dec 27th, '06, 15:17

What is the most important factor that makes you watch a new / unknown drama?
a. Actors / Actresses
c. Friends / Family recommendations
That's the two important thing to me..


Please also indicate your age group


19 years.. :mrgreen:


Please indicate your sex:


female..
Taking break for quite a long time.. :-)

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Post by onoturtle » Dec 27th, '06, 22:56

I voted "actors/actresses". I want to see hot ladies. Everything else is secondary lol
Though I do on occassion follow some recommendations. I'm a male in the 19-25 age range :)
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