I’m someone who likes to watch certain dramas with the Timed Comments on or turn them on when something interesting is happening.
I do wish there was some sort of list of dramas to watch with TCs because there are good TCs that add to the drama AND a list of dramas where it just isn’t worth your frustration to look at them.
For example: I’m watching Ode to Joy (S1) and the comments are flooded with nasty comments about the FLs and about any of the “less attractive” men, saying how old and creepy they are .
I’d classify TCs as skippable (leaving them off) if:
There is a lot of hate towards female characters. It’s fine if you dislike a character and feel free to express that, but it’s the tone, language and amount that stand out. Same goes for guys btw, but it is less prevalent. It’s usually when the actor is older and/or considered less attractive.
There are commenters who are being racist
There are trolls in the TCs who start fights
There are repeat watchers who leave Spoilers
(I’m assuming these dramas had the TCs moderated at some point for sub-whiners, locations, etc.)
I’m sure I’m leaving things off this list, but maybe you have your own ideas .
One dramas I would recommend to watch with TCs on:
The commenters do try to figure out who the killer is each time, which can be a bit spoiler-y. If you don’t like that, don’t watch it with TCs on. Also, if you do happen to find offensive comments in this drama, let me know so I can remove them . I do go back sometimes to check the comments.
I haven’t watched anything with Timed Comments anymore since they got turned off by default and I can’t say I miss them, but I do remember a show for which I would definitely recommend to turn the TC off:
Due to the controversial theme, there is/was a lot of hatred toward the FL.
I used to watch with them from time to time. It would usually be during a time in a drama where maybe there was a mystery, and I wanted to see what types of speculations others were making. Or also during times when I might have been especially annoyed or really pleased by something in particular and wanted to see if other people were agreeing with me. However, that was mostly all before I discovered Discussions, and subsequently Discord and watch parties, where I could have real-time or near-real-time chats with people about the same things. So it’s been a long time since I’ve watched anything with TCs on.
I have TC always on… I sometimes pause the video in order to read the comment (long) that is either interesting like adding information or just a funny thought of a viewer… I too like to write TC… at times some TC appear stupid and I just block them out… so if TC would go I’d be very sad… I do enjoy them when they are not too bad… I’m just so used to them! Some viewers leave a hello from their country or city, so it’s interesting to read from where the viewers are
Well no, I don’t keep track of them in my head nor on paper… I just enjoy them as they come… I’ve watched so many dramas that I can’t even remember all of them… perhaps just the ones who left impression on me and when I started watching Asian dramas 14 years ago… sorry, I have no better answer…
I no longer turn on TIME COMMENTS because the few times I did, they were adding links to dating/porno/business etc. and they hardly left any space for the viewers to add their funny/friendly comments. The worst experience I had was from ppl. cursing each other, and others giving comments that made my stomach turn from how disgusting they were.
This is a great thread in the sense that if someone mentions they have nice decent comments in a drama, I might be watching, then, I will turn the comments ON. But so far, and for a very long time now, I haven’t look at them or participate in them. I remember back in the days when this site had the most enjoyable and funniest time comments. There were even some I would write them down to share the laughter with others in my family circle kids, sis, brother etc. (that’s how funny they really were). .
PS. In fact, I’ll be checking some mentioned here
I meant to say if anyone mentions here any comments in dramas that are funny I’ll check them out. I just hope they remember which episode they are in bc some episodes are really funny, so the people watching the drama has funny things to add.
This drama has some genuinely funny and nice comments, however those get overshadowed massively by the amount of hateful, insensitive and/or offensive comments. The comments in about every episode are about how ppl think the FL has a problem with her weight / look / face / hair / age and it’s so exhausting to read or even see appear on your screen the whole time. Other negative comments are about the ML / SML. There is one TC poster who gets called out constantly for the amount of hateful comments they wrote.
Since a few episodes ago I turned the comments OFF unless there’s an interesting scene, but even then, expect to see the comments I mentioned before.
I feel bad, because the funny comments are funny.
I found myself laughing at a couple of them.
That’s what TCs are for, right?
But that moment of enjoyment is very shortlived, as you’ll see a ton of negative comments in between / after it Am almost at the end of the drama and some ppl still feel the need to comment on the FLs looks or insinuate that she has an ED. Even if she does, do they really think that commenting on her appearance isn’t triggering to viewers who are watching that have ED or BD?