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A Writer’s Take on Noble Idiocy

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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At a Distance, Spring is Green: A Character Study of Yeo Joon

by Yoldine Seventeen minutes into the first episode, I knew that I would not like Yeo Joon.  Here is what I knew: my dislike for him was a firm thing, and by episode's end, it was still there. By Episode 2, the dislike had sprung roots. Its branches finding purchase in my discomfort with his… Continue reading At a Distance, Spring is Green: A Character Study of Yeo Joon

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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

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3 Korean Dramas That Are Perfect for Book Lovers

Our lovely friends at Frolic gave us the opportunity to publish a post on their website, and we're pretty happy to share it with you here! We've returned each U to its rightful place, and invite you to share your recommendations too! And ABSOLUTELY go ahead and send this to your book-loving friends who haven't… Continue reading 3 Korean Dramas That Are Perfect for Book Lovers

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Drama Addict Diary: Run On (Again), Pride and Prejudice, and K-Pop Novels

I have to do my due diligence and tell you that down below you may find some mild spoilers on the following dramas: Run On (up to ep.10), Pride and Prejudice (ep.7), and The Life of Saya. Of course, I say go ahead and read anyway since I am easily, like, three years behind everyone… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: Run On (Again), Pride and Prejudice, and K-Pop Novels

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Drama Addict Diary: LUCA Lands on its Head, Sisyphus Runs On…and Doctor Stranger Again?

DEAR DIARY, LUCA HAS LANDED and no that is not a cute Italian boy. (That would be Vincenzo harhar.) Mild spoilers ahead for LUCA 1-2 but you should go ahead and read it anyway only don’t say I didn’t warn you. You has been duly warned. I decided not to overthink hitting play and here… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: LUCA Lands on its Head, Sisyphus Runs On…and Doctor Stranger Again?

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Drama Addict Diary: Uncanny Queens, Uniforms and More Jo Seung-woo

Friends. I think you will regret asking for more of these. It is untidy inside my brain. But with the overwhelming 100% POPULARITY of the last one, I felt like I had to at least let this one out. But don’t go thinking this is regular! I am a woman of limited and finite thoughts,… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: Uncanny Queens, Uniforms and More Jo Seung-woo

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Drama Addict Diary: Run On, Jo Seung-woo, and the Virtues of Scruff

Drama Addict Diary is back and it's very silly and trivial and full of pictures, even though I did not manage to stick in that one Lee Jun-ki one that I can't seem to let go of. This is a highly untidy version of what's been going on for me lately in drama-watching-land, and it's… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: Run On, Jo Seung-woo, and the Virtues of Scruff

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The Sense of an Ending: A Writer’s Take on Final Episodes

By Anja De Jager Back in the days before K-drama addiction struck, I once attended a screenwriting seminar by a famous US TV writer and he made the point that you should end a drama series on a cliffhanger so that you’d get commissioned for Season 2. The purpose of the end of a drama… Continue reading The Sense of an Ending: A Writer’s Take on Final Episodes

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Find Yourself, Part 1: A Postmortem

Saya: I've been trying to persuade my other drama-bestie missvictrix, whom you may know from her incisive and lolarious writing on Dramabeans, to join us on the podcast for AGES, but she's feeling mic-shy, so we're here to bring you the next best thing! As we're trying something new, tell us how you like it… Continue reading Find Yourself, Part 1: A Postmortem