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115. The Kim Seon-ho Saga & November Premieres | Happiness | Dr Brain | Secret Inspector & Joy | School 2021 & more

November brings a lot of new dramas to sample. Apple TV+ releases Dr Brain and Netflix brings you another short, hellish series by the director of Train to Busan - Hellbound. We also talk about the conversation around Kim Seon-ho in the last month and our personal belief that it should never have been a… Continue reading 115. The Kim Seon-ho Saga & November Premieres | Happiness | Dr Brain | Secret Inspector & Joy | School 2021 & more

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114. Squid Game: Episodes 7-9 | The Wild Yak

Finally, we have arrived at the titular Squid Game! Anisa is joined by our friend kfangurl to finish up this dystopic voyage into the human psyche. We take a spoilery dive into episodes 7-9, discussing those much-maligned English speaking actors, whether the ending worked for us, and our thoughts on a second season.  Links: kfangurl's excellent… Continue reading 114. Squid Game: Episodes 7-9 | The Wild Yak

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113. Web dramas and why we love them | The Wild Yak

In this Wild Yak, Anisa and Paroma talk to Tina, our friend and an aficionado of Korean web dramas, about what makes web dramas unique and appealing, the benefits and drawbacks of the format, and how they’re changing in this new era of streaming. Tina and Paroma also give Anisa some web series recommendations because… Continue reading 113. Web dramas and why we love them | The Wild Yak

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112. The Wild Yak – The King’s Affection Episode 1 & 2

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! https://player.captivate.fm/episode/217681f7-8e0e-4976-84e2-899d8620dd36 Watch Paroma's video essay on 3 ways The King's Affection… Continue reading 112. The Wild Yak – The King’s Affection Episode 1 & 2

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The King’s Affection Ep 1&2 Review: Subverting Tropes of Gender Bender Romance Dramas

https://youtu.be/gaWg_3TJL8s 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… Continue reading The King’s Affection Ep 1&2 Review: Subverting Tropes of Gender Bender Romance Dramas

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110. The Wild Yak – Squid Game: Episodes 4-6

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

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109. The Wild Yak – Squid Game: Episodes 1-3

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

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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

There's Something About Dramas

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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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