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Welcome to the last Long Yak of 2021! Join us for a long conversation as we catch up with each other on all the dramas on our plate. Use the hashtag #DramasOver2021 on twitter and review the dramas you watched in 2021! We’ll retweet every one of them. ❤ Links: Send us your voice notes for the… Continue reading 117. The Long Yak – Jirisan | My Name | Dali and Gamjatang | Happiness | Melancholia
115. The Kim Seon-ho Saga & November Premieres | Happiness | Dr Brain | Secret Inspector & Joy | School 2021 & more
November brings a lot of new dramas to sample. Apple TV+ releases Dr Brain and Netflix brings you another short, hellish series by the director of Train to Busan – Hellbound. We also talk about the conversation around Kim Seon-ho in the last month and our personal belief that it should never have been a… Continue reading 115. The Kim Seon-ho Saga & November Premieres | Happiness | Dr Brain | Secret Inspector & Joy | School 2021 & more
Finally, we have arrived at the titular Squid Game! Anisa is joined by our friend kfangurl to finish up this dystopic voyage into the human psyche. We take a spoilery dive into episodes 7-9, discussing those much-maligned English speaking actors, whether the ending worked for us, and our thoughts on a second season. Links: kfangurl’s excellent… Continue reading 114. Squid Game: Episodes 7-9 | The Wild Yak
In this Wild Yak, Anisa and Paroma talk to Tina, our friend and an aficionado of Korean web dramas, about what makes web dramas unique and appealing, the benefits and drawbacks of the format, and how they’re changing in this new era of streaming. Tina and Paroma also give Anisa some web series recommendations because… Continue reading 113. Web dramas and why we love them | The Wild Yak
We review the first week of The King’s Affection, our strong reactions to the childhood story of our protagonists, our resentment over deaths that we knew were coming but wish didn’t happen, and our anticipation of the grown by characters carrying the story forward! Watch Paroma’s video essay on 3 ways The King’s Affection subverts… Continue reading 112. The Wild Yak – The King’s Affection Episode 1 & 2
Go Ara says in Miss Hamurabi, “there are no bad or evil people, just bad or evil situations.” But what about this situation? A crown prince orders the death of his own infant daughter because the royal family can’t have a son who’s shared a womb with a girl. Especially since that son will someday… Continue reading The King’s Affection Ep 1&2 Review: Subverting Tropes of Gender Bender Romance Dramas
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