I was from Taiwan. Migrated to US with family at age 12. I can speak mandarin and some taiwanese.Originally Posted by maskofchina
Several of us in this forum also live in the US, california bay area to be specific. Since there's a large asian community here, it's easy to find asian video stores. Or just buy what you need from ebay.
Is SSH big here? Asian stars can't compete with hollywood's, so SSH can't be big in my school or the city I live. But amongst the asian community in the US, there's an upsurged demand for korean drama during the last few years. I'd say the phenomena is the same as how Hallyu is in the Asia. And I'd blame it on AIMH.
I've been rewatched lots of his works lately.
I'd say I like AIMH's story the best. What can I say, I'm a real sucker for tear-jerking stories. SSH acting was a bit stiff but I love oppa, his gentle and mature image.
Many people dislike Summer Scent in this forum (because of Hyewon and draggy plots?). I think it's interesting, a love story with a haunting "kick" to it. SSH acting skill is improved a lot in SS. He displays an air of reckless, love-burnt, and confusion very well. Son Yejin is okay too in her role. Unlike the loveable Eunsuh of AIMH whom everybody felt sorry for, Hyewon character is controversial as she can be perceived with either love or hatred by the viewers. But that's none of her fault. I'd blame the director and script writer for it.
SSH is so cute in He Was Cool. I'm impressed too with his ability to take on a teenaged role so well at 28. And he can fight! But story is shallow.
None of SSH big box work is profound. I watched them anyway because of him.
Heard he's been training his body hard in the army to prepare for serious acting when he comes out. I'll support him all the way.