Hello! Welcome to Costumed Stories, a little corner of the internet I created for my passion for costume dramas.
Who am I?
I’m a queer Asian writer-person from the U.S. who grew up on genre media and online fandom culture. My pronouns are he/him.
I became addicted to Asian dramas in recent years thanks to a three-year-long stint as a subtitle editor. I favor Chinese period dramas in particular because of the costumes, tropes, and my limited comprehension of Mandarin.
While I plan on occasionally venturing into western TV shows and movies, this blog is largely dedicated to my love of Chinese and other East Asian period dramas.
This is not a spoiler-free blog. I do try to give a little away as possible, but my reviews are typically best read after viewing. For quick spoiler-free ratings, skip down to the final section of each review.