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The Spoiled Yak

93. The Spoiled Yak – True Beauty

This week we bring you a light hearted review of breakout webtoon adaptation True Beauty, a high school romance drama that sparked a lot of discussions and a lot of love for rising actor Hwang In-yeop. https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/true-beauty-the-spoiled-yak Joining us for our conversation is Rai, an avid consumer of webtoons and Asian dramas, who is also… Continue reading 93. The Spoiled Yak – True Beauty

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Review 13-14

Days away from the nuclear attack, Tae-sul and Seo-hae begin to finally use their knowledge of their own past attempts to change this future against Sigma. In a story where the villains are sticking hard to the timeline of previous pasts, so the future remains the same, the protagonists maybe should have started using this… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Review 13-14

What's Up in Dramaland?

92. What’s Up in Dramaland – Anti-Asian Racism | Joseon Exorcist Cancelled | Upcoming in April

Hello dear listeners! We recorded this episode very soon after the recent shooting of eight people, six of whom were Asian, in the US state of Georgia. In it, we talk about our anger and sadness over what happened, the discourse around anti-Asian racism and racism in general, and practical strategies for getting through it… Continue reading 92. What’s Up in Dramaland – Anti-Asian Racism | Joseon Exorcist Cancelled | Upcoming in April

The Spoiled Yak

91. The Spoiled Yak – Mr Queen

In this episode we discuss the utter joy and subtle heartbreak that was Mr. Queen. Dramas Over Flowers: Podcast · 91. Mr Queen Joining us for this discussion is Just Me, a friend of the podcast and very perceptive drama watcher. You can find her on Twitter @JustEpicness Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram… Continue reading 91. The Spoiled Yak – Mr Queen

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

Drama Reviews, Uncategorized

Sisyphus: The Myth: Review 9-10

This review is a week late, but not because of a lack of enthusiasm. Sisyphus decided to take almost all of my complaints and burn them in a heap of glory from episode 7. The editing got tighter, the pace got faster, and the story became magnificent. Sisyphus in the last two weeks has been… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Review 9-10

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

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

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

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