Special Episodes

122. 2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 2 (The Goguma Awards)

Welcome, welcome to Part 2 of our year-end celebration gala! With no less than 28 different awards, this not so much a Yak as it is a Mammoth Marathon, as we try to conquer the highs and lows of K-Dramaland 2021 in a mere two hours. Listen now! TIMESTAMPS00:01:06 - The Most Hallyutastic00:09:37 - The… Continue reading 122. 2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 2 (The Goguma Awards)

Special Episodes

121. 2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 1 (Trends)

Welcome to Part 1 of our Year End Yak. In this episode, we discuss the stories, trends, controversies, and fall out from dramaland in 2021. And when Saya, Anisa, and Paroma are done, our listeners and guests chime in with their insightful commentary on the year that passed. TIMESTAMPS: 05:00 - Shorter Streaming Dramas 10:17 - Getting… Continue reading 121. 2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 1 (Trends)

What's Up in Dramaland?

115. What’s Up in Dramaland – The Kim Seon-ho Saga | November Premieres

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. What’s Up in Dramaland – The Kim Seon-ho Saga | November Premieres

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The Wild Yak

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

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

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

99. The Long Yak – Oh Master | Vincenzo | L.U.C.A. | Scripting Your Destiny | Hello Me

In this episode of the Long Yak (which was recorded on the same day as the last long yak and is therefore technically Part 2 of a very, very Long Yak), we discuss some dramas we finally completed, and some we rewatched. https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/99-oh-master-vincenzo-luca-scripting-your-destiny-hello-me TIME STAMPS: 1:56 - Oh Master13:35 - Vincenzo30:12 - Hello Me37:36 -… Continue reading 99. The Long Yak – Oh Master | Vincenzo | L.U.C.A. | Scripting Your Destiny | Hello Me

The Long Yak

98. The Long Yak – Doom at Your Service | Taxi Driver | Navillera | Law School

We're back for a long Long Yak! It's been a while, but we hope you enjoy our drama catch-up as much as we did, though as you can see, we are still working our way back up to current shows. Nevertheless, we bring you all our customary digressions (including once again, a discussion on the… Continue reading 98. The Long Yak – Doom at Your Service | Taxi Driver | Navillera | Law School

Special Episodes

96. Interview With Kfangurl of The Fangirl Verdict

This episode is part of a special series where we interview well known names from the K-drama fandom, so we can get an understanding of the unique struggles and joys of being a fan-creator. Today's guest is the prolific writer and drama reviewer, 'kfangurl' of The Fangirl Verdict blog. Find her excellent writing and recommendations… Continue reading 96. Interview With Kfangurl of The Fangirl Verdict

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