Drama Reviews, Reviews

Stranger 2: Episodes 3-4 Review

Along with the first full meeting of the Police-Prosecution Council, Shi-mok and Yeo-jin also have to contend with unsolved cases, unexplained deaths, and metamorphosing chaebols. As old friends, frenemies, and new adversaries assemble, battle lines are drawn (or at least implied), and our heroes find themselves reluctantly facing off. Saya: It’s surprising how gripping you… Continue reading Stranger 2: Episodes 3-4 Review

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, 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

The Long Yak

60. The Long Yak – The King | When the Weather is Fine | Find Yourself | Hospital Playlist

This month we talk about our first impressions of The King, our final (lukewarm) thoughts on When the Weather is Fine, and the unexpected delight of Find Yourself. Dramas Over Flowers: A Korean Drama Podcast · 60. The Long Yak | The King | When the Weather is Fine | Find Yourself TIMESTAMPS: 00:08:12 The… Continue reading 60. The Long Yak – The King | When the Weather is Fine | Find Yourself | Hospital Playlist

Blog Posts, Weekend Drama Report

Weekend Drama Report [25.05.20]

Eid Mubarak, if you celebrated! 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 will try to keep major spoilers to minimum.)… Continue reading Weekend Drama Report [25.05.20]

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Prime Minister Second Lead (A video essay on The King: Eternal Monarch)

THE ESSAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99oRRSW1ZZE ORIGINAL SCRIPT So, I watched The King: Eternal Monarch, and I have a few things to say about one character who annoys and fascinates me and I'm very confused about what the writer, Kim Eun-suk is trying to say through her. For those who know me, they can tell you how much… Continue reading Prime Minister Second Lead (A video essay on The King: Eternal Monarch)

The Long Yak

43. TLY – Arthdal Chronicles | Search WWW | Well Intended Love | Angel’s Last Mission

Welcome to a properly long LONG YAK with Saya, Anisa, and Paroma. Buckle up. Use the timecodes below. Listen to the episode right here: TIMESTAMPS: -- Non-Korean -- 00:02:09 - Dark 00:02:45 - General & I 00:04:40 - Well Intentioned Love 00:08:54 - Always Be My Maybe -- Korean -- 00:11:08 - Angel's Last Mission: Love… Continue reading 43. TLY – Arthdal Chronicles | Search WWW | Well Intended Love | Angel’s Last Mission

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[First Thoughts] Designated Survivor: 60 Days, Episodes 1-2

Saya: Dude, this show is good. Paroma: The first episode was incredible. The way they started with the distant view of the National Assembly on fire, then the structure crumbling. All we know at this point is that our protagonist's (Ji Jin-hee) very young child is on a field trip at the Assembly, and he… Continue reading [First Thoughts] Designated Survivor: 60 Days, Episodes 1-2

What's Up in Dramaland?

Podcast 42. Song-Song Divorce | YG Resigns | YouTube Royalties | ‘Parasite’ Inspires North Korean Propaganda

Some news and lots of new dramas to check out in July. To help everyone keep track of the massive list, we have compiled them with helpful summaries and interesting notes on our blog, right here. TIME STAMPS: 01:09 - Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki file for divorce 02:41 - YG CEO resigns amidst corruption… Continue reading Podcast 42. Song-Song Divorce | YG Resigns | YouTube Royalties | ‘Parasite’ Inspires North Korean Propaganda