Blog Posts

[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

Blog Posts, What's Up in Dramaland?

July K-drama Premieres

We're starting a new blog feature: lists of upcoming premieres where you can easily check what's coming each month. We're still doing What's Up in Dramaland, don't worry! Think of this as a supplementary reference in advance of our many opinions in the podcast. (Clicking the title of the drama will take you to its… Continue reading July K-drama Premieres

What's Up in Dramaland?

Podcast 33. What’s Up in Dramaland? Seungri & Jung Joon-young | AT&T post DramaFever shutdown | & more news + Upcoming Dramas!

Hello listeners! Apologies of the lateness with this one, it's been a busy and stressful month for us all. Yak is coming soon! We cover the Burning Sun scandal plus charges against Jung Joon-young & Seungri. We discuss the post-Dramafever landscape and At&T's future plans for streaming in the US. Also stay tuned for news… Continue reading Podcast 33. What’s Up in Dramaland? Seungri & Jung Joon-young | AT&T post DramaFever shutdown | & more news + Upcoming Dramas!

What's Up in Dramaland?

Podcast 32. What’s Up in Dramaland? News and Upcoming Dramas in February

Hello beautiful listeners! We're launching a NEW format, a monthly episode that covers news and upcoming dramas. We used to include this stuff in our Long Yaks, but those were getting so long  as to become ridiculous, and we thought it's be nice to have two episodes a month instead. Enjoy, and please let us… Continue reading Podcast 32. What’s Up in Dramaland? News and Upcoming Dramas in February

The Long Yak

Podcast 30. The Long Yak – Memories of the Alhambra | My Strange Hero | Boyfriend | The Last Empress

First Long Yak of 2019!Listen to the episode right here:Time Stamps:00:01:17 - Anisa's paper on KoreaCURRENTLY WATCHING DRAMAS --00:09:07 - MY STRANGE HERO00:26:52 - BOYFRIEND/ENCOUNTER00:39:21 - THE LAST EMPRESS00:46:21 - MEMORIES00:56:43 - JUST DANCE/DANCE SPORTS GIRLS01:00:16 - TOP STAR YOO BAEK01:09:47 - MY AJUSSHI01:13:54 - RED MOON BLUE SUN01:20:20 - TIMELESS01:25:24 - MEN ON A… Continue reading Podcast 30. The Long Yak – Memories of the Alhambra | My Strange Hero | Boyfriend | The Last Empress

Off the Record, Special Episodes

Podcast 26. Kpop and its International Fans

Anisa and Paroma get greenfields (Rimi) and Sicarius to come tell us why Kpop is taking over the world, and how things work behind the scenes in the Korean music industry. (Links under the timestamps) https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/26-off-the-record-kpop-and-its-international-audience TIME STAMPS: 00:02:43 - Woes of Being a Kpop fan outside US 00:04:13 - Is Kpop a genre? 00:07:01… Continue reading Podcast 26. Kpop and its International Fans

Special Episodes

Podcast 13 – I’m Not a Robot | Drama Deep Dive

https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/ddd-im-not-a-robot We dive deep into what is probably the best "Robot drama" of a year full of dramas about Robots, and we have a very insightful guest to help us wade through all the ways in which this show was truly awesome. Meet (Beanie) Lee Tennant, and while you're at it, check out the "I'm… Continue reading Podcast 13 – I’m Not a Robot | Drama Deep Dive

The Spoiled Yak

7. The Spoiled Yak – Secret 2013

In our first throwback episode we talk about obsessive love and Ji-sung's kisses in 2013's breakout revenge melo, Secret or Secret Love. Joining us in examining what makes a good revenge drama is Odessa Jones from koreandrama.today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT8luzBhR7k Shownotes: 00.00 We welcome special guest ODESSA JONES of KoreanDrama.today, and discuss whether we can call Secret… Continue reading 7. The Spoiled Yak – Secret 2013