To Re-watch or not to Re-watch?

Why the shower scene you ask? Because this post is about making a decision. Guys do all the thinking in the shower in kdramas:)

Why the shower scene you ask? Because this post is about making a decision. Guys do all the thinking in the shower in kdramas:)

That is the question that has been constantly plaguing my mind lately. I’m sure I’m not alone either. As a fellow kdrama addict it’s a given that we are sometimes faced with the decision to either start a new drama or re-watch one of our favorites. Sure, it might be easy to re-watch an old favorite when nothing new catches our attention but this isn’t necessarily the best choice.

Let me explain.

For many of us kdrama fans, there are always certain dramas that hold a special place in our hearts. It could be because of certain scenes, favorite characters, or maybe just a well written story. Whatever the case, we have our favorites. And as time goes on, sometimes you get the urge to re-watch some of these, but I just want to point out that this decision needs to be made with caution.

Some memories are better left as beautiful memories!

I have chosen to re-watch a couple of my favorite dramas without giving it much thought and have acquired a handful of tainted memories as a result. What I mean is that these dramas that I’ve thought so high of at first are not as I remembered them to be.

Since I have already seen them, I knew what was going to happen so I found myself paying more attention to the other parts of the drama. I kept getting disappointed with what I found. The OST wasn’t up to par, some scenes were cut short or too long, the drama started to drag. These were just some of the comments that popped into my head as I re-watched some of my favorites.

To sum up my thoughts, I really regret re-watching my favorites. My beautiful memory has become now become fuzzy. Sometimes to the point where I ask myself why I even liked it so much in the first place.

So for all of you guys who are tempted to re-watch an old favorite my advice would be to skip it. If you want it to remain as your favorite at least. Sometimes a good memory is better left at just that…a memory.
What do you guys think? Have you ever re-watched a drama and still loved it as much as you did the first time? Leave your comments below!


5 thoughts on “To Re-watch or not to Re-watch?

  1. I’ve re-watched a few dramas over because I made my mom watch them. But the one drama I was disappointed in was You’re Beautiful. I loved it the first time and the re-watching it kind of ruined it for me. Maybe because I had more experience with dramas that I noticed all the over used concepts. But when I re-watched Boys Over Flowers and Playful kiss I didn’t lose any love for them. They were slightly bad already. So re-watching them didn’t do any damage.

  2. I re-watched coffee prince and still love it the same. Usually I’ll re-watch my favorite parts of a kdrama I love but skip through the more boring parts. Sometimes there is an advantage in re-watching if the plotline was complicated or if I feel I missed something the first time.

  3. Even though there is a lot of new/unwatched dramas that I should be watching, I had to urge to drag out my favourite and don’t regret it a bit! I’ve been mainlining My Girlfriend is a Gumiho for the past few days and it’s been great as I was starting to wonder what was it exactly that made it my favourite drama. Turns out it’s lots of things (and mostly Lee Seung Gi).

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