Really this whole story boils down to one man’s redemption, all caused by the catalyst of his daughter being his second chance at having a life. It was so much deeper than just a simple man-on-the-run-wrongfully-accused drama. It was so much better than that too, with the first few, admittedly exciting, but also soulless action episodes evolving into an emotional story of love and hope and choices. I LOVED these characters by the end. What an emotional ride! … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Two Weeks.
What is the best way to celebrate episode 70 of the Lee Evie Korean Drama podcast show? A massive crazy waffle (filled with fangirl levels of excitement!) about Lee Evie’s favourite Korean actors and actresses, right now at the end of 2020! How fun (for Lee Evie! but hopefully for you too, haha!). Let’s talk about Kim So-hyun, Seo-Ye-ji, Suzy, Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Min-ho, Woo Do-hwan, Choi Jin-hyuk and about a million other people! … More Kdrama Podcast 70: A fangirl waffle about favourite Korean actors and actresses!
This is a dark, slow burn and lush crime novel, translated from the original Japanese. I kind of had to let it sit for a while after finishing, to gather my thoughts. I loved reading this, it was so easy to sink into, atmospheric and creepy, with a very interesting framework for telling a crime mystery. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: The Aosawa Murders by Riku Onda
Grab a plastic sword, and a bemused Nam Joo-hyuk, and then … like … defeat some little jellie things … and save some students … or whatever … Mmmh. This show is weird! This week, Lee Evie is chatting about the intriguing 2020 Korean drama THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES, which stars Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk. This show is strange, beautifully shot, kind of haunting, sometimes beautiful, sometimes a little confusing … but overall, Lee Evie actually really really liked it! (Though the ending felt weird!). Come listen as she shares her thoughts! … More Kdrama Podcast 69: THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES overview
Recently, author Jools Aguemont very kindly asked me to be a guest on her excellent podcast series, where she interviews indie authors about their books, writing processes and publishing! Here is how you can listen! 🙂 … More I did a PODCAST INTERVIEW: Introducing Indie Authors!
Wear a pink summer trench coat with matching summer shorts, while screaming at everyone about how you are totally completely absolutely NOT IN LOVE, because this week Lee Evie is chatting about the gorgeous (and hilarious) 2018 Kdrama mini-drama HIGH END CRUSH. Starring the fantastic (and fantastically attired) Jung Il-woo (dude, make this man the lead in every kdrama ever!!!!!) and Lee Evie’s newly discovered and beloved actress Jin Se-yeon, this wacky Korean drama is pure ‘turn your brain off’ fun. Charming, very funny, and revolving around Jung Il-woo’s perfectly ridiculous performance as an arrogant jerk entertainment CEO, this is an addictive and romantic ride, and Lee Evie loved it! … More Kdrama Podcast 68: HIGH END CRUSH is fluffy romcom gold!
To celebrate the publication day of my latest historical fiction novel, PROMISE THIEF, I have provided a one chapter sample from the novel (which includes the prologue too!). … More BOOK PUBLICATION DAY: Promise Thief
Today’s episode is a weird one, because it is a PUBLICATION DAY episode! The second book in Lee Evie’s Promise Series, which is set during the Joseon dynasty of old Korea, is out today. PROMISE THIEF is a dark and romantic mystery adventure about a gisaeng trying to make a better future for herself. But because it would be weird to release an episode of a kdrama podcast and not talk about kdrama, Lee Evie is also discussing her feelings around the totally swoony, charming and funny gem of a mini Korean drama, SPLASH SPLASH LOVE. This Korean drama was released in 2015 and stars the always wonderful Kim Seul-gi, the very handsome Yoon Doo-joon, and also side roles by Jin Ki-joo and Ahn Hyo-seop. This is a time slip drama worth your time! … More Kdrama Podcast 67: PROMISE THIEF publication day and SPLASH SPLASH LOVE kdrama overview
I was lucky enough a while back to be wandering around an art gallery, and find an incredible exhibition on the age of the samurai within Japan. I was fascinated to see real pieces of art, armour, pottery and sword pieces from Japan’s tumultuous history. And I took lots of photos, so though I might share them here, as I found the whole experience really interesting 🙂 … More TRAVEL DIARY: Samurai history at an art gallery
Repeat the same day forever, and consistently stick to your mean-boy ways, until finally you realise that the greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return! This week on the show, Lee Evie is talking about a surprisingly cool 2016 Korean mini-drama called ONE MORE TIME, a contemporary fantasy kdrama that starts off dumb and silly, and yet in the end actually holds the answer to the eternal question … what is the meaning of life? (spoiler: it is LOVE, you guys! LOVE is the meaning of life!) Starring the handsome and spectacularly dimpled Kim Myung-soo (also known as ‘L’) and the absolutely gorgeous Yoon So-hee, this is a short hidden gem that is worth your time (Lee Evie reckons!). … More Kdrama Podcast 66: ONE MORE TIME mini-drama is surprisingly meaningful!