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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

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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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

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When All It Takes to Ruin You Is Just One Song: The Power of the Perfect Score

Foreword This piece got away from me and now it is a beast. A musical beast from someone with minimal music knowledge. Yet, I dare to hope you enjoy it! 😅 P.S. Also enjoy an out-of-context Yoo-Know-Who, haha! (It will make sense later, if you keep reading!) 💖 Paroma and I just recorded our Spoiled… Continue reading When All It Takes to Ruin You Is Just One Song: The Power of the Perfect Score

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3 Korean Dramas That Are Perfect for Book Lovers

Our lovely friends at Frolic gave us the opportunity to publish a post on their website, and we're pretty happy to share it with you here! We've returned each U to its rightful place, and invite you to share your recommendations too! And ABSOLUTELY go ahead and send this to your book-loving friends who haven't… Continue reading 3 Korean Dramas That Are Perfect for Book Lovers

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The Sense of an Ending: A Writer’s Take on Final Episodes

By Anja De Jager Back in the days before K-drama addiction struck, I once attended a screenwriting seminar by a famous US TV writer and he made the point that you should end a drama series on a cliffhanger so that you’d get commissioned for Season 2. The purpose of the end of a drama… Continue reading The Sense of an Ending: A Writer’s Take on Final Episodes

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Find Yourself, Part 1: A Postmortem

Saya: I've been trying to persuade my other drama-bestie missvictrix, whom you may know from her incisive and lolarious writing on Dramabeans, to join us on the podcast for AGES, but she's feeling mic-shy, so we're here to bring you the next best thing! As we're trying something new, tell us how you like it… Continue reading Find Yourself, Part 1: A Postmortem