I started pondering about martyrdom and Kdramas when I began wondering why, after knowing many others jumped ship 20 episodes ago, I am sticking with A Hundred Year Inheritance. After 48 torturous episodes I am seriously staring in the mirror pulling my hair out and screaming WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?????
|Is it just me, or does this look really painful for both of them?|
So then why have I continued watching? It can only be explained as the Martyr Syndrome. I keep thinking I have come this far, I WILL FINISH! (This from someone with about 432 unfinished real life projects patiently waiting for her.) Because somewhere, deep down, I know how much sweeter the end will be, regardless of what happens, just to be able to share with others and say, yes! I did it! I dedicated 50 hours of my precious life to this train wreck and yes! I deserve a medal for it!!!
Any true Kdrama addict has to admit that they’ve done this at one time or another. So we’d like to hear your stories, dear readers, about when or why you suffered the most because of a kdrama. What show made the viewing turn torturous and made you scream upon completion: “I want my hours back?” Or tell us what compels you to stick to the end of a drama despite the fact that it's going downhill faster than a Korean U-turn and is causing what could be irreparable damage to your health and sanity as well.
So please let us know why you deserve the Kdrama Addict Martyr Award. The winner will be announced July 4. We'd love to hear and share your story!