Special Episodes, What's Up in Dramaland?

65. Representation in Dramaland: Race and Identity

This is Part 1 of a special edition of What's Up in Dramaland where we discuss why representation matters, and cover depictions of race and identity specifically. We called for your input, you responded spectacularly! (See the bottom of this post for a link to everyone's comments.) We're really excited to bring you this two-part… Continue reading 65. Representation in Dramaland: Race and Identity

Blog Posts, Weekend Drama Report

Weekend Drama Report [07.07.20]

If you’ve been able to catch up or start new dramas this week, what have you been watching? Are you enjoyably creeped out by It’s Okay Not to Be Okay? Did you start anything new? Here’s what we started, finished, dropped, or kept watching this week. (Note: We’ll mention some plot details, but major spoilers will… Continue reading Weekend Drama Report [07.07.20]

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Diversity in Dramaland: K-dramas and Racial Stereotypes

Backstreet Rookie In many ways, I think the less time spent talking about SBS's Backstreet Rookie, the better, but unfortunately, we need to talk about it because it has Problems. Big ones. And I don't just mean the questionable casting, because—against all common sense and public conversation—this is the show that went one better and… Continue reading Diversity in Dramaland: K-dramas and Racial Stereotypes

What's Up in Dramaland?

63. Backstreet Rookie’s Problems | Go K-pop Fans! | Upcoming in July

It's the beginning of July, which means time for What's Up in Dramaland! This month we talk about the well-deserved backlash to Backstreet Rookie, K-pop fans leveraging their power for good, and our thoughts on the US remake of Hotel Del Luna. Plus, July K-drama premieres! https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/63-backstreet-rookies-problems-go-k-pop-fans-upcoming-in-july TIMESTAMPS:NEWS00:03:25 Backstreet Rookie00:15:33 Kpop fans' activism00:18:01 Hotel Del… Continue reading 63. Backstreet Rookie’s Problems | Go K-pop Fans! | Upcoming in July

Blog Posts, Weekend Drama Report

Weekend Drama Report [22.06.20]

If you've been able to catch up or start new dramas this week, what have you been watching? What's keeping you engaged these days? Here’s what we started, finished, dropped, or kept watching this week. (Note: We’ll mention some plot details, but major spoilers will have warnings.)   ANISA Mystic Pop-Up Bar [1-6] Keeping it… Continue reading Weekend Drama Report [22.06.20]

Blog Posts, Uncategorized

K-drama Premieres: June 2020

This month is a relatively lean one for new dramas, with a tendency towards horror/thriller in genre, which feels appropriate given my own horror as I watch the brutality unfold on the streets of my home country. Wishing you all safety and health, as always. 1 | The School Nurse Files / 보건교사 안은영 MDL… Continue reading K-drama Premieres: June 2020

What's Up in Dramaland?

61. Shorter K-drama Seasons | The King’s Low Ratings | Upcoming in June

This What's Up in Dramaland, we discuss new trends in K-drama length, why we think The King has had disappointing ratings, and some quick updates, including news of Lee Da-hee's first lead role, yay! Then we move on to June K-drama premieres, and what we're most excited for. Dramas Over Flowers: A Korean Drama Podcast… Continue reading 61. Shorter K-drama Seasons | The King’s Low Ratings | Upcoming in June