I love to rewatch dramas. Some of my friends cannot understand why I would spend hours of my time (ranging from 12 to 60 LOL) rewatching something that I’ve seen, not just once, but twice and more. There are some days where I just want comfort, predictability and routine. I don’t want to invest my time in new shows, where I don’t even know if I would enjoy it or give up after a couple of episodes. I just want to spend some times enjoying a show which I’m 100% sure I would like.
I have 1-2 dramas in each language which I dubbed my “comfort dramas”, and it provides solace and comfort just like how comfort food does. Not all good dramas can be comfort dramas. Some are just too painful to watch a second time, and some are just good once.
My go-to comfort k-drama is You who Came from the Stars (별에서 온 그대). There’s just so much to love about the show. It’s equal parts funny and poignant, and there’s no one character that feels out of place. Everyone has personality and feels so real. There’s no dragged-out conflicts and unnecessarily bitchy characters. I have probably watched it at least 5 times to date hahaha.
There’s just something comforting about knowing what’s coming up next (in general) and then rediscovering small details along the way. Sometimes I think this is borne out of my fatigue of the unpredictability of life, so I need some kind of predictability in my dramas. Not sure if I’m reading too much into it 🙂
In any case, I just finished re-watching it yet again and it’s still sooo much love after so many years. Definitely one of the classics (for me).