Surreal landscape with a magic passage and a cheshire cat watching the scene on a tree branch

In some ways, this time we’re living in hasn’t really changed my life at all. Once a hermit, always a hermit. Yes, I really do like being alone. Really.

But with Andrew and Cait home full-time, I find myself watching more TV with them than I usually would.

And I guess it would be no surprise either that I have somewhat eclectic tastes when it comes to what I can actually sit through, which eliminates gratuitous violence, anything with a laugh track, anything that requires fiddling with the volume because the music is played much louder than the conversation, murder and mayhem, anything too clever by half, etc., etc.–which eliminates most of what’s on.

I don’t remember how I stumbled on Korean shows, but I’m now hooked. If you’re looking for something different and you have a subscription to Netflix give these two shows a try.

Crash Landing on You and Live Up to Your Name.

I should warn you, you’ll have to suspend some belief. And you may have to watch a couple of episodes before you get the hang of South Korean series and how they unwind their stories more slowly than US shows, as well as their different sensibility with handling humor (think anime). But if you’re willing to do that, you’ll be rewarded with shows that deftly weave wisdom and profound kindness throughout their series.