10 lies K-drama addicts tell (you know you're guilty!)
My name is Widney and I suffer from the incurable Koreaneal Dramanomania disorder. After many years of experiments, research, and dietary changes (no more Ramyun for me), my doctor and I have come to the conclusion that the best remedy at this point is to deal with my symptoms separately. I got 99 problems and K-drama is definitely one. So here I am facing my problems.
Over the years I have realized that I would do anything (I am sorry cute guy at the DVD store. I wasn't flirting because I liked you. I just needed you to reduce my late fees) and say anything (again, DVD store guy, I'm sorry I lied and said you looked like Rain. You don't...you really don't) to watch a drama. In the hope of recognizing and helping others to recognize this vicious pattern, I've put together a list of the many lies I have told over the years to myself and to others to feed and hide my secret drama addiction:
1. "I'M ONLY BROWSING THIS DRAMA TO SEE IF IT'S GOOD"
Yeaaaah! And I'll only eat one spoon of chocolate ice cream a day. Everybody knows browsing is how the madness starts. Once your eyes fall on cutie pies such as Sung Joon in I Need Romance 3, you're doomed. He will show you how much you needed romance in your life, and you will let him...for 16 hours straight.
2. "JUST ONE MORE EPISODE, AND I'LL GO TO SLEEP...I SWEAR"
Suuuure, keep telling yourself that. Like anybody can stop watching Lee Jun-Ki kick ass in Two Weeks.
See what I mean.
3. "I'M AN INSOMNIAC, THAT'S WHY I BINGE WATCHED THE 20-EPISODE DRAMA THROUGH THE NIGHT. IT'S NOT BECAUSE I'M ADDICTED"
You watch My Love From Another Star at night because you can't sleep or you can't sleep because you watch My Love From Another Star at night? Yes, there is a big difference.
4. "I AM SO DONE WITH K-DRAMAS"
"Dramas are so unrealistic, nonsensical and repetitive and...come again? Lee Sung Gi is playing a hot cop in You Are All Surrounded? Seo In Guk has a new drama coming out? Let me see how I can fit it in my full-time job-and-semester class schedule." We're only done with K-dramas until our favorite actors/actresses have a new series. For me, all my complaints are gone with the wind as soon as Lee Min Ho makes a comeback.
5. "I'M GOING TO THE GYM"
Well, I AM!...armed with my ipad, of course. Those episodes of The Bride of the Century aren't going to watch themselves. And you know I absolutely adore Lee Hongki. Hey! Don't give that judgmental look. It's better than sitting in my dark room. At least this way I'll lose like...45 calories. Besides if you thought Lee Hongki as silly Jeremy was irresistible in You're Beautiful then Lee Hongki as dark brooding Choi Kang Joo will make you melt.
Yaaas! He looks smexy with black hair too.
6."LET ME FINISH THIS EPISODE AND I WILL CALL YOU IN A MINUTE, OK?"
I love my best friend but the girl has the worst timing ever. Can you please choose another day to get dumped by your boyfriend? In normal circumstances I would love to bad-mouth her douchey boyfriend over a big glass of wine with her, but the girl knows Three Days is on. So you wanna talk to me now?...right this second?...when Park Yoochun is looking mighty sexy in his bodyguard suit? Girl, you tripping. You know I won't be listening to a thing you say until I find out if Micky Yoochun saved the president or not...and that's like 10 episodes later. Oh so now you want me choose between this...
...and our 20 years of friendship? Girl bye! (Yep, that's why I have no more friends.)
7. "NO I AM NOT WAITING FOR MY VERY OWN KIM SOO HYUN LOOK-ALIKE ALIEN"
Let's face it, K-drama's sexy actors/actresses have ruined us for any type of normal realistic romance. My suitors don't know it, but everything they do has been carefully measured, weighed, and compared to my cheesy K-drama standards. Yes jerk, don't you know serenading me at a restaurant on a first date is a must? Geez, learn the basics. An why you no give me make-overs? Stupid boy!
8."I CAN STUDY FOR MY EXAMS AND WATCH DRAMAS AT THE SAME TIME, DUH!"
Seriously? You don't want to graduate anytime soon, do you?
9."I WOULD LOVE TO HANG OUT WITH YOU TONIGHT, BUT I HAVE A THING LATER"
A date with my laptop over pizza and Coke...pants are optional.
10. "I'M NOT A DRAMA ADDICT"
Child, just step away from the computer. What are the lies you've told to hide your K-drama obsession?