How Technology Changes Our Way to Watch Dramas


Do you love watching dramas? Seeing dramas and movies on your device, laptop, or television sure seems a fun way to spend your time, right? Dramas, including Chinese dramas, Korean dramas, Japanese dramas, telenovelas, and many more, there are a lot of different categories of each drama, each with its distinct art and characteristics.

When watching dramas, have you realized how technology could have an impact on how you watch dramas? How you could watch dramas on your smartphone, whereas in the 2000s smartphones doesn’t exist, and generally it would be very hard to procure and watch dramas anytime and anywhere.

How Technology and Innovation Change Our Way to Watch Dramas

Have you ever wondered how dramas have developed over the years? How dramas move from theatrical settings to the cinema, turn into movies, and then are made into modern dramas that we could watch anytime and anywhere on our devices. Over the years, much innovation enabled more people to watch dramas, enabling more people to comfortably see, watch and enjoy dramas.

In this article, we are going to show you how technology changes our way to watch dramas and the development of technology that enables us to watch dramas on our smartphones.

The Earliest Way to Watch Dramas

To start on how technology changes our way to watch dramas, we need to know first about the earliest way to watch dramas. Dramas itself is quite an ancient play. Dramas or role-play is an art where people would play their distinct roles, it has storylines that differ from each play.

The earliest known dramas come from the historical Persian drama, and over time each place and civilization would develop its dramas. Chinese develop their Chinese theatrical, with the distinct Chinese opera song, and intricate customs. Japanese develop their elegant dramas, including Kabuki, dramas for people.

·         Theatrical stage to recorded movies

The theatrical stage is also the earliest form of drama. The theatrical stage would play on many different forms of dramas, including the opera play, and their own distinct story of dramas. An example of a very popular theatrical drama such the Great Gatsby from western dramas.

The theatrical drama stage’s golden age is approximately around the 17th to 20th centuries, however, the dramas such as the opera house genre are still standing strong to this day. It evolves into its distinct genres, with opera singing, dramatic music, and more intricate roles, as well as a storyline over the year.

·         Television era: Telenovela

With the invention of the radio, and television, dramas became more widespread, and many people could then watch dramas. Dramas and operas that were limited to a certain group of people, now have become more widespread, and available for anyone, especially with the invention of commercial television.

Television drama culture then became very popular over the years, and television dramas also called telenovelas or soap operas. Television dramas have their distinct characteristics, a bit more different than cinematic dramas.

·         Cinematic and DVD era

Cinematic dramas or movies has older than television dramas, as the invention of Cinematic movies has been invented way back then in the 19th century. As such, the movies and cinematic culture have developed into their own drama culture.

In the early 20th century, the DVD era impacted our way to watch dramas. CD and DVD, enabling more people to watch movies and dramas anywhere and anytime, letting people essentially have a home cinema set up in their house.

Even to this day, you sometimes could see many CDs and DVDs still being used, watched, and enjoyed, even though most movies have stopped producing DVDs.

·         Digital and Blu-ray era

With the invention of the internet, the world has become a closer space, it would then evolve into the digital age that affects many things, including how we watch dramas. Dramas becoming digitalized content, where everyone could watch dramas from anywhere, and anytime, with many different devices such as computers, android, and from TV.

The dramas themselves evolve from the DVD format, into Blu-ray format, which suits more in the digital age. The Blu-ray format could be shared, downloaded, and watched on the internet, over time it would then exist along with other cinematic stages, and television format kinds of dramas.

This is the current era, where dramas and movies could be watched on many different devices, and everyone could enjoy watching dramas more freely than before, regardless of time, place, and money. This is truly the best time for anyone to explore the different cultures of dramas, different collections of movies, and different genres of a cinematic universe.

Over the millennia, people have to innovated and create more intricate technology in how they produce and watch dramas. As such it is quite interesting to see the development of how we watch dramas right up to this day.