It may be that you have not yet met "the right drama" to change your view.
Nirvana in Fire...was not filmed awkwardly with a phone. It has an extremely-talented cast, a well-written plot, it is well-filmed and has no lapses where you wish for something else to do. Every moment has meaning.
That drama happens to be the drama that changed my mind considerably personally - and made me a fan of Chinese dramas much more than Korean and Japanese. I watch now about 3-4 Korean dramas a year now - although I also volunteer there as well as for Chinese dramas. (We have yet to have something I wish to see here like "Sanada Maru" in our Japanese catalog. )
I have watched PLENTY of Korean dramas. So many that I have qualified to be one of the Channel Managers for the Sageuk Channel here.
I have chosen to take a global perspective, I watch things from around the world. I sympathize with the difficulty of being unable to view a drama you would like to see. I hope that in a global business environment, and with the competitors now showing a better catalog in Korean and Chinese dramas and films than two years ago....(example: Netflix)...that this company will not only expand the dramas to your regions, but also ensure the quality of the subtitles.
Many people volunteer here out of frustration with the poor quality of subtitles available and years of being unable for their friends and family to view dramas in a way they would enjoy more, being able to understand the full intention of the actors and writers.
One would hope for a future that not only embraces Chinese and Korean dramas of excellence, but also the volunteers who were and are the foundation of this company...and the fact they too are indeed and first, foremost, FANS.
Only those with ardent flames in their hearts give their love and time for something to those they cannot meet or know around the world.
GeNie of the Lamp