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!
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Grab an old typewriter (that has a ghost living inside it), and fend off both crazy fans and memories of your past life, because today Lee Evie is discussing the 2017 fantasy romance Korean drama CHICAGO TYPEWRITER, which stars Yoo Ah-In, Lim Soo-Jung and Ko Gyung-Pyo. This Kdrama dips into a fascinating and dark time period (Japanese occupation era Korea) and also features one of the best kiss scenes … maybe ever? … More Kdrama Podcast: CHICAGO TYPEWRITER overview
A vivid, gritty, raw and dream-like film, the Korean movie DUELIST features a rough detective (Ha Ji-Won) and a graceful sad assassin (Kang Dong-Won) and is a truly beautiful – and very weird – experience that is definitely worth your time! … More KOREAN MOVIE REVIEW: The Duelist
PART TWO: It is STILL the end of 2019 and STILL time to look back at the good, the bad, and the weird of Korean dramas this year. Lee Evie watched a lot but still wishes she watched more! Listen as she takes you on a journey back through 2019 to discuss what she watched, what she didn’t, what she loved and what she felt pretty ‘bleh’ about! There are too many Korean dramas mentioned in this episode to list them all, but some include: At Eighteen, My Country, Arthdal Chronicles, Tale of Nokdu and many more! … More Kdrama podcast: PART TWO – 2019 Kdramas in Review!
Why the hell did I even watch this fucking horrible horrible horrible drama? I mean seriously!
Okay, well I am sorry to be swearing so blatantly on the main page of my blog but I really do feel this violently about this total melo of a drama which masqueraded itself as a romantic comedy and thus seduced me into watching it, not realising I should be running in the total opposite direction….. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Don’t Worry, I’m a Ghost.
PART ONE: It is the end of 2019 and time to look back at the good, the bad, and the weird of Korean dramas this year. Lee Evie watched a lot but still wishes she watched more! Listen as she takes you on a journey back through 2019 to discuss what she watched, what she didn’t, what she loved and what she felt pretty ‘bleh’ about! There are too many Korean dramas mentioned in this episode to list them all, but some include: Haechi, Kingdom, My First First Love, Her Private Life, Abyss and many more! … More Kdrama Podcast: PART ONE – 2019 Kdramas in Review!
Set in the 1200s across the Mongolian Empire, THE BIRD AND THE BLADE by Megan Bannen is a Young Adult historical fiction adventure that is haunting, romantic and heart-shattering. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
Get stabbed in the belly multiple times with a sword and cough up some blood, but then be totally fine in every way, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing one of her favourite 2019 Korean dramas MY COUNTRY: THE NEW AGE. Starring the beautiful Woo Do-Hwan, Yang Se-Jong and Jang Hyuk, this Kdrama is a bloody and tragic tale of the end of an empire (Goryeo) and the emergence of a new dynasty from the ashes (Joseon). Oh … and it is also a drama in which every major character walks around literally covered from head to toe in blood. Did Lee Evie mention this drama was bloody? Because it is bloody. … More Kdrama Podcast: MY COUNTRY THE NEW AGE overview
This Kdrama is pure gold, featuring a love that endures hardship and still survives, growing stronger and deeper all the while, to tell a story that is moving and beautiful, thrilling and romantic. A must watch for all Kdrama fans. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Queen Inhyun’s Man