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09 December 2009 @ 02:57 pm
Changes to the comm?  
Okay, dorama_watch, I know it's been a long time coming but it's time for the comm to reset! Before we choose our next shows, I thought this would be a good time to ask for input about how our schedule can best fit in with yours. I know people can be busier depending on both what's going on in real-life and what airing dramas they're watching. :) So, two polls:

How many shows should we watch at a time?


For show #1, how many episodes a week should we watch?


If you didn't vote for two shows, leave this question blank: How many episodes a week should we watch for show #2?


What kind of shows should we pick?

Keep things the same, balancing "bigger" and "smaller" shows.
Prioritize "smaller" shows, rewatching isn't as fun!
Let the chips fall where they may, whatever wins the popular vote regardless of size.

Writing a comment is completely welcome too! Thanks so much for any input! The results of the poll might not be instituted, if they just don't seem feasible, but I'd love to make this comm work for people's watching schedules. I know they probably vary a lot, but we can always try switching our watching speed for various rounds. :)

After this poll has been open a couple days to register if people want to change things, I'll put up the new nominating post(s)! Also, we'll have a movie nominating post up tomorrow. I hope you'll join us in either! :D
Single White Female: ( Fahrenheit ) Jirorangerinblack on December 9th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I think we need more TWdramas. Too much Korean going on :)
Top: AtLa: [Sokka] Skeptical Facetopazera on December 9th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the input! Hmm, yeah, I do feel for the twdramas! It's hard for them to compete when it's just a popular vote. Maybe we should try a round where we limit by country?

future queen of the world. groupies welcome!: cm; caught red handedemothy on December 9th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
*jumps in here* Along those lines, every so often you could make one of the two drama choices themed - by country, genre, even have a particular actor or actress featured - after all, you did do Halloween-themed movies, right? Obviously movies don't require as much dedication, and having tight themes could alienate some watchers, but if it wasn't done often, and was only one out of the two dramas of choice I think it could shake things up.
Top: My Girl: Yoo Rin is an evil geniustopazera on December 9th, 2009 11:03 pm (UTC)
I do like that idea! As a mod, I've been tending to want to let the popular vote decide things because I don't want it have my hand in it too much. But in a way I think limitations are inspiring! Then you get to nominate your favorite twdrama/detective story/Ayase Haruka drama and aren't drowning in possible choices. I think themed nominations would definitely be fun, assuming we keep the two show format.
future queen of the world. groupies welcome!: coffee princesemothy on December 9th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
And of course the theme/choice of themes (maybe two?) can be decided by popular vote to begin with anyway to be sure you're appealing yo the widest range of watchers in the comm possible :) Although, hell, if it was an areasubject I had no experience in watching I'd quite happily sit back and read all the suggestions to see if anything fun-looking popped up :D
mishanemishane on December 9th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
As much as I love this community, life has gotten really busy and it's hard to watch two dramas so many times a week.

I think we should concentrate on smaller shows that not many people have watched.

I like the monthly movie idea.

If you still want to watch 2 shows at once, maybe make one of them Korean (16+ episodes) and the other Japanese/Taiwanese (which generally has less episodes). I think it makes the members feel less overwhelmed. This last session seemed to last forever!

I tried to keep up with 9 Ends 2 Outs but got so busy and since I'd already seen the episodes, I found myself not re-watching them. I found myself more eager to watch when it was a drama I hadn't seen yet (like Nodame or Love Shuffle). So this time I'm gonna try to vote for ones I haven't seen.

Excited for the next round!
Top: Pride: She never fades awaytopazera on December 9th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Agreed, it's hard to fit a lot of extra episodes into a week! I know I couldn't keep up the last time. On the flipside, if the comm is watching them too slowly, it takes forever to get through a show. I'm curious to see how this poll turns out.

If you still want to watch 2 shows at once, maybe make one of them Korean (16+ episodes) and the other Japanese/Taiwanese (which generally has less episodes).
I think this idea has potential. Are you thinking we'd watch them both at once a week? Or is that just too slow for a kdrama?

You've given me a lot to think about. Thanks so so much, for thoroughly expressing your opinion and for the excitement! I really appreciate it. :)
mishanemishane on December 9th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, if people like the 2 shows at a time thing, then maybe a k-drama twice a week and a j-drama once a week. That way it'd even out a little. I think 3x/week isn't that much.

No problem. I love this community and what it tries to do. I miss watching dramas with people and hate that I've been so busy that I couldn't participate. Heh, I loved the Love Shuffle discussions and when everyone got all interactive.
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Top: NC: Stalking is caring!topazera on December 9th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think a lot of people have their countries of choice! I wouldn't want to alienate people either way: by having one round of voting be shows from only one country or by a country never being picked in the popular vote. :)

Just personally, I think I'm leaning towards two shows for that very reason. It might look overwhelming on people's flists but it's nice to have options. It's just when people want to participate in both that I think it's just too much.
just a Holocene voyager: {hyd} she's a tough weeddharmavati on December 9th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
As a n00b to doramas in general, I liked the balance of "bigger" and "smaller" shows a lot since I usually hadn't seen either and, like sykoryoko points out, I can always jump to the other show if one of them doesn't work out for me. But, hey, if we want to stick with just "smaller" shows, that's fine too since many of us will be discovering the drama together. :D

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Top: NC: Your love is like a hurricanetopazera on December 9th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
As a mod, I'm slightly biased towards watching "smaller" dramas just because I think more people might participate with shows that are new to them. Then you get the heady rush of new viewers falling in love. :) Though personally, I love anything that gives me to chance to rewatch shows. I'm a big rewatcher. This is why I need polls, I can see things both ways!
future queen of the world. groupies welcome!: story of a manemothy on December 9th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
The only problem I had recently was in watching Coffee Prince I got so into it that I couldn't wait for the episodes week by week and watched them all ages in advance, and then had no-one to squee with at the time! XD

I like the balance of an old and a newer drama to watch, there are things I would love to wax nostalgic over (Hana Yori Dango, anyone? That was EPIC when I first watched it!). Possibly an idea could be to follow a drama that's currently/newly airing as the subs are released so that we're all experiencing it for the first time together? Of course a lot of factors would influence it - whether the subs were released in time, whether it sounded interesting to everyone, but as an experiment it could be fun?

Top: HYD: Those crazy kidstopazera on December 9th, 2009 10:55 pm (UTC)
Hee, actually when mojotastic and I first talked over starting this comm, we excitedly concluded with "And then we could rewatch Hanadan at some point! Yesss!" So I'm conflicted, I think more people might participate with dramas they haven't seen before... but I want to watch Hanadan someday. XD I'm sure other people have their pet shows they'd love to rewatch too. Maybe the key is just switching things up more often... wait, I'll continue this idea on your other comment. :)

Possibly an idea could be to follow a drama that's currently/newly airing as the subs are released so that we're all experiencing it for the first time together?
Yeah, that's occurred to me too! It seems a little... less specific to this comm? Something that people could post about anywhere? But I still think it would be fun to do here, just because it's fun to talk about things that are new and exciting. :)
future queen of the world. groupies welcome!: cm; emilyemothy on December 9th, 2009 11:07 pm (UTC)
As with everything I've suggested it's obviously all just suggestions on ways to spice things up and make sure we all get a variety that will hopefully work for everyone in the long run :) Because of course you want there to be participation in *your* comm. Even if it's tried once and if it doesn't work out you just move on!

I think HanaDan introduced so many of us to capslocking over dramas XD

And actually, while there are polls about - could another idea be to have a poll up each episode to rate it? That might be another way to get people involved in a different way - why they rated it the way they did, what worked for them, what didn't?
mishanemishane on December 10th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
I'm gonna jump in and say that currently airing dramas sound fun. I mean, I guess there could be another community set up for that, but it would be nice to have a currently airing drama squee post.

But like topazera said in the comment below, maybe that would be better suited for another community? I wish I had awesome LJ skills and could set it up.
♥brokendartist on December 9th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
I like it as it is, but I think the longer dramas should be watched twice a week and the shorter can be watched once a week.
And maybe the two shows we're watching shouldn't be from the same country? Then we'd get more diversity.
I also think less rewatching and more of watching "new" ones would lead to more discussion.
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redsn0wflakesredsn0wflakes on December 10th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Same here! I totally just ignored the comm for the last 2 dramas, because both Coffee Prince and 9 Ends 2 Outs were Kdramas and romantic comedies. Since I'm not too much of a big of romantic comedies, not having an alternative kinda sucked. I like the idea of diversity, because there's always the other drama if you're not into the first. I'd also like to see more small shows, just because sometimes the big ones aren't exactly my type. Smaller shows = shorter episodes = faster to finish = more shows to watch = more fun! ^^