Kdrama Podcast: Explore the gothic fairytale of IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY

Live inside a modern gothic fairytale, and then fall in love and face your fears, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is talking about the gorgeous 2020 romance Korean drama IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, also known as PSYCHO, BUT IT’S OKAY. Starring the blindingly pretty Kim Soo-Hyun and Seo Ye-Ji (Lee Evie needed to shield her eyes because these two are so shiny!), this kdrama has it all – swoony kisses and romance, dark secrets and hidden trauma, found family and healing (and a truly wonderful performance by actor Oh Jung-se), all wrapped up in a dreamy storybook aesthetic that makes this show gorgeous to look at! Did Lee Evie mention she loved it? … More Kdrama Podcast: Explore the gothic fairytale of IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY

Kdrama Podcast: 56 – CRASH LANDING ON YOU overview

Be a rich and successful (yet emotionally damaged) South Korean lady and fly to North Korea (oops!) in a parachute, only to crash land on a random (handsome) soldier’s head, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing her feelings on the 2019 mega-hit kdrama CRASH LANDING ON YOU. This Korean drama stars Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-jin, and just the largest cast of absolute scene-stealing side characters Lee Evie has ever seen! From the second lead couple to the gaggle of idiotic soldier boys, through to the mother-in-law and the village ladies, this show’s side character’s were absolute gold! Also, the rest of the show is excellent too! … More Kdrama Podcast: 56 – CRASH LANDING ON YOU overview

Kdrama Podcast: Enjoy the products on display in THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH

Grab a lip balm, a mad futuristic face care mask, a cool sports car, a foundation stick, a ziplock kimchi bag and a whole heap of BBQ fried chicken, because this week Lee Evie is discussing one of the most anticipated kdramas of 2020, THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH. This Korean drama stars a smorgasbord of cool actors, including Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, Woo Do-Hwan and Kim Kyung Nam. It also stars a whole heap of fried chicken. And also those delivery apps you use to order fried chicken when you are too far from the fried chicken shop to just walk there and order fried chicken yourself. Lee Evie has complex feelings about this drama, both loving aspects of it and feeling a bit ‘meh’ about others. So you are warned! … More Kdrama Podcast: Enjoy the products on display in THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH

Book Review: THE JINGBIROK / BOOK OF CORRECTIONS by Yu Songnyong

Also known as the Jingbirok, this first person account of the Imjin War was written as a record of the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598) and all the things that went wrong for the Korean government and military throughout the conflict. Of course it also documents some incredible wins too (for instance, Admiral Yi and his incredible heroic story) but on the whole, the purpose of the book was to present mistakes for what they were, in the hopes that they would not repeat in the future. … More Book Review: THE JINGBIROK / BOOK OF CORRECTIONS by Yu Songnyong

Kdrama Podcast: MELO IS MY NATURE and Chinese movie BETTER DAYS

Grab your best friends and tackle life with enthusiasm and zest … or alternatively, get bullied relentlessly and fall in love with a street thug, because this week on the show Lee Evie will be discussing both the 2019 romantic ensemble kdrama MELO IS MY NATURE (also known as BE MELODRAMATIC), as well as the 2020 award-winning Chinese movie BETTER DAYS, described as a melodrama crime romance. The Korean drama of the week is fun, fluffy, quirky and an achingly moving portrait of grief (oh my gosh!) and the random Chinese movie Lee Evie is covering (even though this is a kdrama podcast! WTF!) is a slow-burn exploration of adolescent bullying and two broken people discovering a lifeline in each other (SWOON!). Lee Evie recommends both! … More Kdrama Podcast: MELO IS MY NATURE and Chinese movie BETTER DAYS

Kdrama Podcast: HOSPITAL PLAYLIST season 1 overview

Be a hospital show with a huuuge cast that is basically about nothing (doctors do doctor stuff and then play music) but also somehow is THE BEST SHOW IN THE WORLD, because today Lee Evie is discussing the 2020 kdrama HOSPITAL PLAYLIST. This drama is moving and charming and immersive, it will make you laugh and cry and swoon! It stars a hell of a lot of people, including the wonderful Yoo Yeon-Seok, Cho Jung-Seok, Jung Kyoung-Ho and literally a million other people. This show is absolutely beautiful! (Did Lee Evie mention that she likes it?) … More Kdrama Podcast: HOSPITAL PLAYLIST season 1 overview