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)

The Spoiled Yak

120. The Spoiled Yak – Run On

It’s the end of the year and as we all reflect on the dramas we loved in 2021, we thought it would be a good time to release this Spoiled Yak on one of our favorites—Run On. Our friend, Seoulbeats editor Rimi, joins Anisa Paroma for a long and detailed squee session about the show.… Continue reading 120. The Spoiled Yak – Run On

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

The Wild Yak

113. The Wild Yak – Web dramas and why we love them

In this Wild Yak, Anisa and Paroma talk to Tina, our friend and an aficionado of Korean web dramas, about what makes web dramas unique and appealing, the benefits and drawbacks of the format, and how they’re changing in this new era of streaming. Tina and Paroma also give Anisa some web series recommendations because… Continue reading 113. The Wild Yak – Web dramas and why we love them

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

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