The Wild Yak

103. The Wild Yak – Navillera

Welcome to our first outing of The Wild Yak! Explanation inside! In this bitesize episode, Saya gives her closing thoughts on this little jewel of a drama that ran March-April, starring Song Kang and Park In-hwan. Spoilers inside! https://player.captivate.fm/episode/7401f8a8-f3ce-4b8a-9006-dba67322f33a Our Beloved Patrons: Egads, Steven, Lia W., Hades, Gracefulegg, Divina, Saoirse10, MCG, Humbledaisy, Eunice Choi, Jojo,… Continue reading 103. The Wild Yak – Navillera

What's Up in Dramaland?

101. Park Seo-joon in The Marvels? | Upcoming July Dramas

We're back to our regularly scheduled programming with our July issue of What's Up In Dramaland! We speculate on a casting that may or may not be true, and then we indulge in a good jabber over the handful of upcoming dramas this month. A small note: since recording, the last drama we mention as… Continue reading 101. Park Seo-joon in The Marvels? | Upcoming July Dramas

There's Something About Dramas

When All It Takes to Ruin You Is Just One Song: The Power of the Perfect Score

Foreword This piece got away from me and now it is a beast. A musical beast from someone with minimal music knowledge. Yet, I dare to hope you enjoy it! 😅 P.S. Also enjoy an out-of-context Yoo-Know-Who, haha! (It will make sense later, if you keep reading!) 💖 Paroma and I just recorded our Spoiled… Continue reading When All It Takes to Ruin You Is Just One Song: The Power of the Perfect Score

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 15-16 Finale Review

Prelude If you’ve ever read I Capture the Castle (Dodie Smith), you might remember its iconic opening line: “I write this sitting in the kitchen sink.”  I write this before the finale of Sisyphus, and maybe even the act of this preface before the grand finale is giving the experience more importance than it merits.… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 15-16 Finale Review

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 11-12 Review

Ahhhh this show. How can we be down to a mere 72 hours until the Apocalypse? 😱 Also, how can I gather all my scattered thoughts and pin them down to a coherent body, fixed in time? (Spoiler: not coherent, a LOT of words.) First things first, though: that OST you’ve all been waiting for… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 11-12 Review

What's Up in Dramaland?

90. What’s Up in Dramaland Special: School Bullying in Dramas vs. Real Life | When Our Faves Fail Us | Feat. Prof. CedarBough Saeji

Welcome to our special edition of What's Up in Dramaland, with Professor CedarBough Saeji. We ask CedarBough to share her thoughts on the bullying scandals, how dramas compare with real life, and what the role of fandom is during times of moral crisis. Dramas Over Flowers: Podcast · 90. School Bullying in Dramas vs. Real… Continue reading 90. What’s Up in Dramaland Special: School Bullying in Dramas vs. Real Life | When Our Faves Fail Us | Feat. Prof. CedarBough Saeji

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 7-8 Review

Friends, we have reached the halfway point, and...this week’s episodes were rather magnificent? I mark that as a question because while I am positive that I LOVED them, I am also feeling slightly uncertain about whether my opinion is to be trusted given that there’s a lot of naysaying for the show out there. Of… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episodes 7-8 Review

What's Up in Dramaland?

87. What’s Up in Dramaland: Park Hye-soo Bullying Allegations | Kim Eun-sook Ascending | Adversarial Banmal | Upcoming Dramas of March

March is turning out to be a grim month in Dramaland—we recorded this episode just as the Park Hye-soo story broke, but you can be sure we'll be following up on the later stories (i.e. Ji-soo) in our future episodes. It's a lighter month at least for premieres—the highlight of which is Lee Min-ki's return… Continue reading 87. What’s Up in Dramaland: Park Hye-soo Bullying Allegations | Kim Eun-sook Ascending | Adversarial Banmal | Upcoming Dramas of March

Drama Reviews, First Impressions

A Drama for Every Day of the Week, and Wandering Reviews of All of ‘em

Times, Sisyphus, Vincenzo, oh my! There’s a drama for every day of the week and that is not even an exaggeration!  Because I have not yet learned wisdom, I checked out EVERYTHING. Well, everything except Hello, Me, which my youngers and betters have helpfully reviewed already: check out Paroma in a snazzy video-review, and Anisa… Continue reading A Drama for Every Day of the Week, and Wandering Reviews of All of ‘em

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 3 Review

What I like most about this show is the atmosphere it creates, with its pervasive sense of unease that runs through the whole episode, no matter what is happening. It adds a lot to the soft worldbuilding approach of the show, so rather than getting info-dumps interspersed within blocks of plot movement, you actually get… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 3 Review