Tag Archives: Netflix

Netflix: Trials and Tribulations

2 Feb

netflixAs a Kdrama fan, I have a love-hate relationship with Netflix. Out of all of the online services I feel like we can all agree that they have the best player. Their website always works smoothly, subs stay exactly where they need to be and are easy to read, and their device platforms work just as well. Yay! Netflix, right?

Also on the good side is that they have a collection of Korean dramas. Not only have a collection of Korean dramas, but recognize the genre’s up and coming popularity and have given it it’s own sorting tab. Come on! Isn’t that sound proof that the secret is out on Kdramas and that we are well on our way to building this hallyu wave bigger and bigger? We can point it out to our friends–look, Kdrama isn’t so weird, it’s right there on Netflix!

All of these are good things, however, there is the inevitable downside. The selection. Since Kdrama’s first arrival on Netflix I’ve witnessed their selection get stale and then slowly, ever so slowly, start to dwindle.

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Happy Day T.O.P fans!

18 May
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My friend Regina who I met at the CNBlue concert, alerted me to some very important information for T.O.P fans out there. Netflix has just added his latest movie, Commitment to their collection.
Woot! This movie is a lot of fun so, even if you are not the hugest T.O.P fan out there, you should give it a go. I love it when Netflix gives us fun surprises.

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5 Dec
netflixIt has come to our attention that Netflix has uploaded some new kdrama for your perusal. Now, while it’s not like I can’t watch these somewhere else (as they are sourced by DramaFever and Viki) this is still pretty exciting. It has been forever and eight days since Netflix has added new shows and not only that, they’ve also have dropped a few series. I was afraid that this was a bad sign,  perhaps Kdrama wasn’t popular for them and and, in turn, they were going to drop the line.
But new stuff is in! Check out this link here.

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One of These Things Is Not Like The Others…

20 Nov

Laugh! I just had to share. Turned on Netflix and found this:
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Can you find which one is not like the others?

That’s what happens when you let a five year old use the Roku box.

Way to go Netflix!

23 Jul

netflix 3Seriously guys, they are stepping up their Kdrama game. Which can only mean we are already on the winning team! Continue reading

Stop The Presses! Netflix Releases More Kdrama Disks

26 Jun

netflixOkay, I’m not sure if this warrents a Stop The Presses, as who knows when they actually released them. So if this is old news, just re-celebrate with me! When I first started watching Kdrama they had a couple of series, including I Really, Really Like You (which I watched). A while ago they released a bunch of Watch Now titles, some of the more recent ones (TV Dramas and Movies). Why am I excited about the disks when it means:

1) It means I would actually have to find my disks and send them back to get new ones

2) I’d have to watch shows a few episodes at a time and that’s not really my thing.

Well, I’ll tell you. The episodes that are avilable on disk are OLD ones. A lot of these titles are ones not available streaming and ones I’ve never even heard of before. Sweet!

Tonight I’ve added through my Queue these titles:

Someday-Although she writes about relationships, cartoonist Hana (Du-na Bae) doubts the existence of true love. Drawn from Japan to Korea to investigate a tragic love story, Hana warms to the notion of romance when she falls for a private detective (Jin-wuk Lee) and a doctor (Min-joon Kim). Occasionally blending animation with live-action cinematography, this groundbreaking Korean TV drama offers a fresh look at modern relationships.

Tomato-Aspiring shoe designer Lee Han Yi (Kim Hee Sun) can’t believe her luck when she saves shoe company heir Cha Seung Joon (Kim Suk Hoon) from certain death … that is, until Seung Joon assumes he has Han Yi’s selfish friend (Kim Suk Hoon) to thank instead. Proving audiences prefer their melodrama with a side of romance, this seminal Korean television drama set the standard for a string of others that followed in its footsteps.

Delicious Proposal– Although it has long served the best Chinese food in the area, student chef Hyo-dong’s (Jung Joon) family eatery faces tough times when a slick new chain restaurant opens up in the neighborhood. Hyo-dong discovers solace and romance with the beautiful Hee-ae (Son Ye Jin), a fellow culinary student, until he discovers exactly who her family is. So Ji Sub, Kwon Sang Woo and endless dishes of delectable food co-star in this Korean serial drama

Stained Glass– This popular Korean television miniseries follows the joys and heartbreaks of Dong-joo (Dong-geon Lee) and Gi-tae (Seong-su Kim), best friends since their days in an orphanage, as their relationship is tested when the beautiful Ji-soo (Ha-Neul Kim) befriends them both. High drama and compelling plot twists will tug at the heartstrings as the young trio steps into adulthood and discovers the meaning of friendship, loyalty and love.

Shoot For The Stars– The sky’s the limit in this 16-episode Korean television series that follows the lonely Sora (Jeon Do-yeon) and the illiterate Sung Tae (Jo In-Sung) on their separate quests to achieve their dreams. While Sora wants only to find her true love and be happily married, Sung Tae would give anything to be an actor. Meanwhile, Sora’s talent-manager brother, Ba Dah (Park Sang Myun), is falling hard for a woman (Hong Eun-Hee) with ulterior motives.

I’m sure there are others. downside to Netflix is there sorting is done terribly. There is no set rhyme or reason as to how Kdrama is labled. Basically you have to stumble upon it. I’ll be spending the rest of the evening trying to stumble upon more!

Great Day for Kdrama. More Kdrama releases means Kdrama is getting more popular here in the stats. If Kdrama gets more popular here in the states Netflix will offer more titles and possibly more legal streaming companies like DramaFever will pop up for us to use

 

Thank You God’s of Kdrama: Part II

31 May

Ask and you shall receive. Seriously we’re getting good at this! The first time we requested dramas to become available we got one off the list plus one that I really wanted but forgot to ask for (Love and Marriage and Running Man respectively). This time? Well, we didn’t get all 5 I asked for.

We got Two.

See every time we ask, we get get more! Next time I send out a Plea, I totally expect to get three.

Which ones were we granted do you ask? Well, DramaFever is simulcasting A Gentleman’s Dignity

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Spotlight On: Netflix Android App

25 Apr

netflix app 4I’m guessing now you’re saying “Has Crazy For Kdrama ever seen a technology she didn’t like?” Viki App got a really good review, DramaFever app blew me out of the water, and we all know my ongoing love affair with my Roku box.

This was going to be the review to change that. I gleefully imagined the scathing words which would pop from my fingers when I first planned the review for the Netflix app. Oh, how hella crappy that thing was! Out of all the apps this was the dead worst. The screen was completely pixilated, every time the screen buffered the audio sync would jump and not match up, basically it was just a pile of blech. Seriously, for all their issues, Netflix is a big company. I expected better.

If only I had written that two weeks ago as originally planned.

I don’t know if they realized how craptastic their product was and updated it, or maybe my internet just got better, but suddenly the app started working properly. The clarity is great, I haven’t had a single problem with the audio. All in all a solid product. Continue reading

Spotlight On: Netflix

24 Jan

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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. Continue reading