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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

The Wild Yak

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

The Wild Yak

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

The Long Yak

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

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

There's Something About Dramas

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

The Long Yak

102. The Long Yak – Hospital Playlist 2 | Mad for Each Other | Imitation | So Not Worth It

This month, we have the return of the wooly mammoth! We’ve had more reasonably sized yaks lately, but we had a lot of dramas to talk about when we sat down to record this, so settle in for a long one. This yak is premiere-heavy—we discuss our first impressions of a LOT of shows, as… Continue reading 102. The Long Yak – Hospital Playlist 2 | Mad for Each Other | Imitation | So Not Worth It

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

Special Episodes

100. Mailbag | We Answer Listener Questions!

Welcome to the first Q&A with Dramas Over Flowers! We decided to answer some interesting email questions on the podcast in celebration of our 100th episode. We have loved taking this journey together and we appreciate every listener who's joined us on the way. Please keep sending us these wonderful questions, so we can do… Continue reading 100. Mailbag | We Answer Listener Questions!