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

Drama Reviews

Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 1 Review

Guys I finished the first episode basically in one second (yes that’s a lie, it took me more like two hours) and I will start by saying: YES. Yes yes yes. Yes, give me this show. Yes, I am excited. Yes I am terrified. Yes, I am going to write nonsense and pretend it’s a… Continue reading Sisyphus: The Myth: Episode 1 Review

Drama Reviews, There's Something About Dramas

Drama Addict Diary: Run On (Again), Pride and Prejudice, and K-Pop Novels

I have to do my due diligence and tell you that down below you may find some mild spoilers on the following dramas: Run On (up to ep.10), Pride and Prejudice (ep.7), and The Life of Saya. Of course, I say go ahead and read anyway since I am easily, like, three years behind everyone… Continue reading Drama Addict Diary: Run On (Again), Pride and Prejudice, and K-Pop Novels