Spotlight On: Netflix

Posted by Stephanie on January 24, 2012



As I started watching these shows on Netflix, I feel like I should add them in as an option for watching Kdramas. However, they have very limited titles–seriously less than one hand. The biggest ones are Boys Over Flowers (on tap for review) and City Hunter (staring BOF’s Lee Min Ho, I haven’t seen this one yet, but I hear its excellent).

However, the translations and subtitles are very clear. They not only translate the text but also clue you in to tips to understanding cultural jokes or puns created by wording in the dialog. For example Jan Di means grass, which seems simple, but there are a lot of jokes in BOF relating to the main characters name.

Also, I’ve been rewatching BOF in order to do my next review and noticed that the show loads quickly and doesn’t need to buffer through my Roku box as it does with other players. Now I don’t know if it is the program itself or if my internet connection (which on a good day is slower than dirt) has been more reliable the last few days. Either way plus, plus, plus!

While they don’t have a lot of tv shows, they do have a small collection of Korean movies. My first and still favorite is Romantic Island which stars one of my favorite actors Lee Sun-kyun. He was also great in Coffee Prince and Pasta.

I was going to check out the manga version of Boys Over Flowers through them but on further review, I noticed they only have a couple of disks (only disks 6, 8, 10, and 12–how does this make sense??).

Check them out if you already have Netflix, check them out, otherwise don’t bother. Drama Fever is both cheaper and has more options.

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