Kdrama Podcast: Watch MR SUNSHINE and die a little bit inside from sadness

Be a f**king badass tragic Korean samurai called Gu Dong-Mae and use your badass tragic Korean samurai powers to completely destroy Lee Evie’s heart, break her soul and leave her in a small sobbing heap on the floor, because this week Lee Evie is discussing the incredible (and gut-wrenching) 2018 Korean drama MR SUNSHINE. Starring massive movie star Lee Byung-Hun, and other high profile actors Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-Jung, Byun Yo-Han and the (for Lee Evie anyway) scene stealing Yoo Yeon-Seok, this kdrama is a beautiful and thoughtful historical epic, set in one of the saddest and most tragic periods of Korean history. This drama is epic on so many levels, and fair warning, there will be some Gu Dong-Mae fan-girling ahead! … More Kdrama Podcast: Watch MR SUNSHINE and die a little bit inside from sadness

Kdrama Podcast: OH MY GHOST overview

Get possessed by a crazy ghost, fall in love with a horrible arrogant chef, and then speak really quietly for an entire drama, because this week Lee Evie is discussing her complicated feelings about the 2015 Korean supernatural romance/comedy OH MY GHOST. Starring Park Bo-Young, Cho Jung-Seok and the always great Kim Seul-Gi, this drama was good, but for very personal reasons, Lee Evie also thought it was bad. Be warned, she didn’t totally love this one! … More Kdrama Podcast: OH MY GHOST overview

KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Invincible Lee Pyung Kang

I avoided this drama forever because…. well, golf. Yuck. But as it turns out it is a zany, over acted (in a totally cute way) madcap romantic comedy, with some really utterly fun and gorgeous characters and the age old story of an enormous huge bratty rich man and a shouty tiny pint-sized poor girl with debt. And you know what? I adored it! But be warned. It is very silly. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Invincible Lee Pyung Kang

Kdrama Podcast: QUEEN INHYUN’S MAN overview

Be the smartest coolest man on the planet and travel forward three hundred years through time to win your woman’s heart, while also saving a queen, your country and the world (probably!), because this week Lee Evie is discussing the remarkable 2012 Korean drama QUEEN INHYUN’S MAN (also known as QUEEN AND I), which stars Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo Inna. This kdrama starts out as a fluffy fantasy romance yet soon morphs into something much deeper, an achingly beautiful portrayal of star-crossed lovers and a romance that transcends time, space and even death itself. Wow! … More Kdrama Podcast: QUEEN INHYUN’S MAN overview

Kdrama Podcast: Laugh and shudder along with PSYCHOPATH DIARY!

Are you a downtrodden office worker with nothing to live for? Well, why not try being a serial killer instead? That’s what Yoon Shi Yoon does in the 2019 comedy-thriller Korean drama PSYCHOPATH DIARY, and boy does he do a good job of it. He is hilarious, adorable and damn creepy! Lee Evie feels complicated about this kdrama, it is both excellent and a little bit boring, so come discuss it with her! FYI – this is a first impressions episode! … More Kdrama Podcast: Laugh and shudder along with PSYCHOPATH DIARY!

Kdrama Podcast: ITAEWON CLASS overview

Be the absolute best man in the entire universe and swear ultimate revenge against a food company … and then go and make … your own food company … really slowly … over many years? So the 2020 kdrama ITAEWON CLASS sure sounds like a silly story, but this week Lee Evie discusses what makes it work for her, including the wonderful performance by Park Seo Joon. This Korean drama is of the tried and tested underdog trope variety, yet is elevated into something interesting, emotional and fresh by a central hero who captured Lee Evie’s heart. Sigh. … More Kdrama Podcast: ITAEWON CLASS overview

KOREAN MOVIE REVIEW: Jeon Woo Chi: Taoist Wizard

Jeon Woo Chi is a film (2009) that moves lightning fast, its plot and dialogue both speeding along at a whip-smart pace that means you need to be constantly on your toes in order to keep up.
So if you are looking for a relaxing fluff comedy that doesn’t require you to concentrate then you may have come to the wrong place. In saying that though, this is still a comedy so there is definitely plenty of fun to be had, a lot of it being of the very silly variety with plenty of interesting and quite hilarious characters to amuse and entertain. … More KOREAN MOVIE REVIEW: Jeon Woo Chi: Taoist Wizard