Diversity in Dramaland: K-dramas and Racial Stereotypes

Backstreet Rookie In many ways, I think the less time spent talking about SBS's Backstreet Rookie, the better, but unfortunately, we need to talk about it because it has Problems. Big ones. And I don't just mean the questionable casting, because—against all common sense and public conversation—this is the show that went one better and... Continue Reading →

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K-drama Premieres: August 2020

It's a new month! And as you can see from the extremely biased header, there's only one premiere that matters to us in August. Shi-mok and Yeo-jin, get on my screen already! 1 | Don’t Let Go of Your Mind / 놓지마 정신줄 MDL Aug 6, Thu, 10 eps, JTBC Family sitcom   Stars: Jung Sang-hoon,... Continue Reading →

The Spoiled Yak – Hospital Playlist

We're excited to bring you another Spoiled Yak, this time on the feel-good spring hit Hospital Playlist. Paroma and I were joined by my sister, Zaynab, for this spoilery deep dive into this warm, slice-of-life drama that we all loved, if to various degrees. Find us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_podcast. Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com. Our... Continue Reading →

Weekend Drama Report: Moon-young’s outfits

We are completely exhausted from a week of compiling listener feedback and preparing for and recording our two-episode special on representation and problematic tropes in Dramaland, so we're all out of words. (Stay tuned!) Have a bunch of Moon-young's gorgeous outfits from It's Okay to Not Be Okay instead. (The header image is my favorite... Continue Reading →

Weekend Drama Report [07.07.20]

If you’ve been able to catch up or start new dramas this week, what have you been watching? Are you enjoyably creeped out by It’s Okay Not to Be Okay? Did you start anything new? Here’s what we started, finished, dropped, or kept watching this week. (Note: We’ll mention some plot details, but major spoilers will... Continue Reading →

63. Backstreet Rookie’s Problems | Go K-pop Fans! | Upcoming in July

It's the beginning of July, which means time for What's Up in Dramaland! This month we talk about the well-deserved backlash to Backstreet Rookie, K-pop fans leveraging their power for good, and our thoughts on the US remake of Hotel Del Luna. Plus, July K-drama premieres! https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/63-backstreet-rookies-problems-go-k-pop-fans-upcoming-in-july TIMESTAMPS:NEWS00:03:25 Backstreet Rookie00:15:33 Kpop fans' activism00:18:01 Hotel Del... Continue Reading →

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