The Spoiled Yak

89. The Spoiled Yak – Minari

Anisa and friends of the podcast refresh and Yunah talk about writer-director Lee Isaac Chung’s film Minari, starring Steven Yeun, Yoon Yeo-jung, and Han Yeri, as well as the precocious, adorable Alan S. Kim. We all loved the movie, and had a great discussion about the universality of its embodiment of the Korean American experience… Continue reading 89. The Spoiled Yak – Minari

The Long Yak

88. The Long Yak – The Uncanny Counter | Run On | Live On

This Long Yak is the second we recorded in February, and we discuss The Uncanny Counter, Run On, and Live On. Just a note: this was recorded before the series of bullying scandals that have rocked the Korean entertainment industry in recent weeks, and our discussion of bullying in this episode is less serious than… Continue reading 88. The Long Yak – The Uncanny Counter | Run On | Live On

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 5 Review

And now for some real answers! This episode, Seo-hae and Tae-sul get to know each other beyond the superficial running-for-their-lives + adversarial banmal stage (yep, this is the one that stuck in my head, kind of like the first answer you write on the test paper). Unfortunately, I’m still not quite where I’d anticipated with this… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 5 Review

Drama Reviews

Drama Addict Diary: Youthful Indiscretions, Do-Overs and the Unbearable Chemistry of LUCA

I’m delighted to join Saya in her foray into diary-writing (is this a support group now?), which like Mi-joo in Run On, I haven't done for many years. But it's a super fun way for us to keep up with what we’re watching in between Yaks. We’re already covering Sisyphus week to week, so I… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: Youthful Indiscretions, Do-Overs and the Unbearable Chemistry of LUCA

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 2 Review

I spent most of Episode 1 more confused than anything else, and with SO MANY QUESTIONS. We did get a few answers this hour, although they mostly led to more questions, but hey, it’s premiere week. I’m so glad we jumped into the action instead of having 1000 voiceovers explaining what’s going on. And I… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 2 Review

Drama Reviews

Mr. Queen: Review

Mr. Queen just ended, and I find my head nearly exploding with thoughts, so here’s my manifesto review. I NEED to talk about that ending, but I’ll give my general thoughts on the drama before jumping into spoilers. (A note about pronouns: I’ll refer to Bong-hwan as "he", So-yong as "she", and So-bong, which is… Continue reading Mr. Queen: Review

The Spoiled Yak

84. The Spoiled Yak – You’re Beautiful

This Spoiled Yak is a very special throwback to a drama all three of us watched early on in our K-drama journey, and which we still love to this day: You're Beautiful. As an extra treat, Anisa's mom agreed to come talk to us about her experience watching this show recently. Join us as we… Continue reading 84. The Spoiled Yak – You’re Beautiful

The Long Yak

82. Year-End Yak 2020 & the 2nd Annual Goguma Awards!

Thanks for spending this awful, trying, ridiculous and neverending year with us. For all the dark times, we also laughed a lot, had some milestones, and had an unprecedented year of interaction with you, our beautiful community! Here's some thoughts (...okay, a lot of thoughts, hours of thoughts) about what our year in dramas was… Continue reading 82. Year-End Yak 2020 & the 2nd Annual Goguma Awards!

The Long Yak

80. TLY – Start-Up | Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol | 18 Again

Anisa and Paroma chat about Start-Up, the first twelve episodes of Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (i.e. before that disastrous, bafflingly bad ending), and 18 Again. We also gush over Avatar: The Last Airbender, which Anisa finally watched—and loved, obviously—only fifteen years late. https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/80-tly-start-up-do-do-sol-sol-la-la-sol-18-again Time Stamps: 03:33 Start-Up10:02 Do Do Sol Sol La… Continue reading 80. TLY – Start-Up | Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol | 18 Again