I really loved reading this Mulan retelling, it was interesting, exciting and romantic! … More BOOK THOUGHTS: The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas
Grab a smallpox vaccine and a romance novel, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing the decidedly feminist 2019 Kdrama ROOKIE HISTORIAN GOO HAE-RYUNG, starring the charming Shin Se-Kyung and very sweet Cha Eun-Woo. This drama turns stereotypical gender roles upside down and inside out, featuring a lonely prince locked away in his castle and the modern intelligent woman who is going to save him (and herself. And the whole of history). … More Kdrama Podcast: ROOKIE HISTORIAN GOO HAE-RYUNG overview
A creepy little old Korean ghost story. … More TRAVEL DIARY: A Korean ghost story
Marry a ghost and then sensuously eat a lot of kimchi, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing two dramas! Catch some serious food envy with the 2015 kdrama foodie romance LET’S EAT 2, starring Yoon Doo-joon and Seo Hyun-jin, a story about a man who likes both his pretty neighbour and his food, quite a lot. And then on her brand new podcast segment called — Hang On A Minute! That Isn’t Even Korean! This Is An Outrage!—Lee Evie is discussing the 2020 historical fantasy Chinese drama THE GHOST BRIDE, based on the fantastic book by Yangsze Choo! … More Kdrama Podcast: LET'S EAT 2 and THE GHOST BRIDE (hang on! That show isn't Korean!)
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Spend your time fighting ghosts, only to (plot twist!) fall in love with one instead, because this week Lee Evie is discussing the 2016 comedy-romance supernatural Korean drama LET’S FIGHT GHOST. Join the always charming Kim So-hyun and Taecyeon as they battle evil spirits, inevitable heartache and *swoon* their growing attraction. This show is basically built on the charming romantic chemistry between the leads, and is sugar sweet escapism … with some scary ghosts thrown in for good measure! … More Kdrama Podcast: Enjoy the kdrama sweetness of LET'S FIGHT GHOST!
The 2017 Korean drama, BETWEEN LOVERS is an absolute dream of a show, it is slow, moody, atmospheric and just gorgeously shot, and hands down the absolute most romantic drama I have ever seen. And that is saying something. Because most Kdramas are pretty bloody romantic. But yeah, I loved this drama. It really moved my heart. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Between Lovers
Get stuck under a collapsed shopping centre and then fall in love with a very damaged (yet handsome) dude, because today Lee Evie is discussing the ten reasons why you should love the 2017 kdrama BETWEEN LOVERS (also apparently known as RAIN OR SHINE). This Korean melodrama is tragic, gorgeous, slow-burn and romantic as hell. It also has some boring construction bits in it. But let Lee Evie tell you, if you like your romance dramas to be filled with agony and longing (yet still have a happy ending earned through the quiet power of falling in love) then does she ever have the perfect show for you! … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love BETWEEN LOVERS
In the ancient Korean city of Hanyang, a gisaeng slave girl hides a fugitive in her bed, unexpectedly saving the life of a young man who is not all he seems. When she is forced to turn spy for a shadowy organisation with dangerous intentions, Seorin only wants one thing in return. Yet it is not her freedom she so desperately desires, it is something far more precious … and Seorin will face anything, even death, to gain it.
A dark and romantic tale of old Korea. … More PROMISE SEASON: Historical fiction set in old Korea – two chapter novel sample
Grab a monkey, some soju and a water god, because now it is first episode challenge time! This is a brand new thing Lee Evie just invented, which involves her watching some first episodes and then, you know, talking about them and stuff. How challenging! This week she tackles the 2017 fantasy romance THE BRIDE OF HABAEK (in which actors she really likes, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Shin Se-Kyung, both seem to forget how to move their faces), the 2018 fantasy romance A KOREAN ODYSSEY, also known as HWAYUGI (in which Lee Seung-gi prances around like the rockstar monkey god he truly is) and finally the 2019 modern romance WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS (in which Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Ha-Neul live quiet domestic lives and also battle serial killers apparently). … More Kdrama podcast: A KOREAN ODYSSEY, WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS and THE BRIDE OF HABAEK a first episode challenge!