I’m cleaning out my computer before my final semester starts and surprise: I’m finding a lot of unfinished articles that had decent beginnings. I’m still working on new and now posts (like my top Kpop picks of 2011), but this is fun in the meantime.
Write date: April 15, 2010; Note: I would like to revisit this idea someday! And I planned on fleshing this out more originally and even had a space of my three least favorite drama guys, but never got around to finishing it.
Black Day just passed (April 14), so I thought I would take this opportunity to point out some of the greatest guys in dramas. For those who don’t know what Black Day is, it’s day celebrating singles in South Korea. Well, “celebrate” might not be the right word. It stands opposite of Valentine’s Day (February 14) and White Day (March 14) as a day for singles to lament their single-dom. The typical food of choice on this occasion is “jjajangmyeon,” or black bean noodles (don’t ask me how it tastes; as previously mentioned, I have sadly tried very little Korean food).
Anyway, I actually enjoy being single. Shows like Dal Ja’s Spring and Ohitorisama showcase some of the joys of being single! It makes me laugh (in a good way). However, almost any drama you watch will have some kind of romance theme. I decided to point out three of my favorite drama males for you and explain why they’re so great.
- Orange Days: Kai
THIS GUY. Holy smokes. Not only is this an amazing drama, but for once it features a guy who is legitimately non-crummy. He’s simply a nice guy; he is kind to everyone and treats people with respect. Even though he struggles with thoughts of whether certain events counted as cheating or not (because he has a girlfriend), for the most part he stays true to whoever he’s with and is honest about his issues. IDK. He is caring and supportive and you can’t help but admire him. I’d totally gush more, but it’s hard to do so without giving away the whole drama.
- 1 Litre of Tears: Asou
Okay, so maybe this drama isn’t big on romance, but you can’t deny that there is SOMETHING going on. Asou, or “Asou-kun,” is a pretty rough guy early in the drama, but he slowly melts into a sweet guy as time goes on. Someone who will love you until death (and beyond?) = good. I don’t know. I just loved him to death.
- The Snow Queen: Tae-woong
It’s been so long since I’ve seen this, but from all I remember, this was a great character. He stuck through the hard times and was pretty much always a caring guy. LOVE IT.