The Long Yak

117. The Long Yak – Jirisan | My Name | Dali and Gamjatang | Happiness | Melancholia

Welcome to the last Long Yak of 2021! Join us for a long conversation as we catch up with each other on all the dramas on our plate. Use the hashtag #DramasOver2021 on twitter and review the dramas you watched in 2021! We'll retweet every one of them. ❤ Links: Send us your voice notes for the… Continue reading 117. The Long Yak – Jirisan | My Name | Dali and Gamjatang | Happiness | Melancholia

The Spoiled Yak

116. The Spoiled Yak – Yumi’s Cells Season 1

Paroma and friend of the podcast, Just Me, discuss the first season of Yumi's Cells - the perfect casting, the amazing music, the beats of the story that surprised us, the weight and beauty of the ending, and what we think will happen next! You can find Just Me on twitter @justepicness. Links: Download the Kdrama… Continue reading 116. The Spoiled Yak – Yumi’s Cells Season 1

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

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

The Long Yak

94. The Long Yak – Sisyphus | Vincenzo | Hello, Me | Go Back Couple | A Love So Beautiful

In this Long Yak, Anisa & Paroma discuss why Anisa dropped Sisyphus, our love for Vincenzo despite the show's problematic morality, the poignancy of Hello, Me, and the 2017 gem Go Back Couple. Plus, we compare the Korean remake of A Love So Beautiful to the Chinese version. https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast/94-tly-sisyphus-vincenzo-hello-me-go-back-couple TIME STAMPS: 00:01:39 Sisyphus: The Myth00:15:14… Continue reading 94. The Long Yak – Sisyphus | Vincenzo | Hello, Me | Go Back Couple | A Love So Beautiful

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

Drama Reviews, First Impressions

A Drama for Every Day of the Week, and Wandering Reviews of All of ‘em

Times, Sisyphus, Vincenzo, oh my! There’s a drama for every day of the week and that is not even an exaggeration!  Because I have not yet learned wisdom, I checked out EVERYTHING. Well, everything except Hello, Me, which my youngers and betters have helpfully reviewed already: check out Paroma in a snazzy video-review, and Anisa… Continue reading A Drama for Every Day of the Week, and Wandering Reviews of All of ‘em

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 3 Review

What I like most about this show is the atmosphere it creates, with its pervasive sense of unease that runs through the whole episode, no matter what is happening. It adds a lot to the soft worldbuilding approach of the show, so rather than getting info-dumps interspersed within blocks of plot movement, you actually get… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 3 Review

Drama Reviews

Drama Addict Diary: Youthful Indiscretions, Do-Overs and the Unbearable Chemistry of LUCA

I’m delighted to join Saya in her foray into diary-writing (is this a support group now?), which like Mi-joo in Run On, I haven't done for many years. But it's a super fun way for us to keep up with what we’re watching in between Yaks. We’re already covering Sisyphus week to week, so I… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: Youthful Indiscretions, Do-Overs and the Unbearable Chemistry of LUCA

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 2 Review

I spent most of Episode 1 more confused than anything else, and with SO MANY QUESTIONS. We did get a few answers this hour, although they mostly led to more questions, but hey, it’s premiere week. I’m so glad we jumped into the action instead of having 1000 voiceovers explaining what’s going on. And I… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 2 Review