A podcast by and for K-drama fans who love investigating their catnip and eating it too.
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
We’re back with more spoiled squids! Saya and Anisa discuss the devastating developments and twisty turns in Episodes 4-6 of Squid Game, which is slowly killing us even as we can’t stop watching. We discuss the show’s brilliant takedown of neoliberal capitalism, how it implicates even the viewer, and what it has in common with Vincenzo (links to… Continue reading 110. The Wild Yak – Squid Game: Episodes 4-6
Squid Game really took over the world, huh? We talk the whys and wherefores of it becoming the biggest show ever in next week’s What’s Up in Dramaland, but for now, have Saya and Anisa’s spoilery thoughts on Episodes 1-3. Let us know what you thought of this bonkers, brilliant setup to the deadly game.… Continue reading 109. The Wild Yak – Squid Game: Episodes 1-3
108. The Long Yak – D.P. | Hometown Cha Cha Cha | Police University | Hospital Playlist 2 | The Rational Life
The Long Yak is back! After a bunch of spoiled yaks and wild yaks, we’re back with the classic yak flavor! …Okay that sounded weird – we’re not eating Goguma, don’t worry. In this episode, we talk about some shows we’ve started and finished over the last couple of months. A heads up that we… Continue reading 108. The Long Yak – D.P. | Hometown Cha Cha Cha | Police University | Hospital Playlist 2 | The Rational Life
By Anja de Jager I’m a student of Noble Idiocy. Don’t get me wrong, I utterly hate it, but isn’t the only thing better than learning from your own mistakes, to learn from someone else’s? And, unlike most other drama problems, I put the blame for Noble Idiocy squarely on the writer. To keep my… Continue reading A Writer’s Take on Noble Idiocy
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