Tag Archives: Spotlight On

Spotlight On: Kdrama.com

31 Mar

kdrama 13 copyBreaking news! I’m so happy to announce a brand new site for legally streaming kdrama, conveniently named, Kdrama. The site is actually kdrama.com which on the one hand, makes me think, “How cool is that?” and on the other hand, I wonder just how long ago they were able to grab that prime piece of internet real estate. Either way, its cool and easy to remember.

Kdrama is a revamped version of the kdrama site powered by Crunchyroll. With a new focus, they are updating the entire system, bringing on new dramas, and are taking on the daunting task of simulcasting.kdrama 15

Currently simulcasting 7 dramas, their professional translators plan to have the newest episodes subbed and up on their site within 12 hours of their original broadcast in Korea. Current titles include: Continue reading

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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

Spotlight On: DramaFever

17 Jan

I bet you thought my next post would be a show review—don’t worry we’ll get to that. Where are the best places to watch Kdrama? There are some good (and very bad places) to go. In a series of posts, I will start at the top and work my way through them. But I figured let’s start with the best!

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DramaFever is currently my go-to site for Kdrama viewing. Originally I watched through either Netflix or Hulu—but then one day I realized Hulu’s supply of Kdrama was mostly brought to them from Drama Fever. From their website: Continue reading