For the past two weeks I've been downloading and watching japanese and south korean dramas (or j-dorama and k-dorama as they are called over here in the fansubbing community). So far, I've finished "Winter Sonata", very very popular over here, the main actor Bae Yong Jun (it's korean) has major idol status. I've also been downloading "Hotelier", one of his earlier shows and "Pride" a j-dorama. Good stuff, though they are tv shows both the k-doramas are 20 episodes and Pride is 11, so they're much shorter than american shows and the story is tighter because the writers weren't trying to streatch it into a second season. The acting is also pretty good, some actors are better than others of course but overall, I think they do a very good job.