Kdrama Podcast: FAITH / THE GREAT DOCTOR overview

Get kidnapped by a very handsome man in armour, sucked through a hole into the distant past, and then be poisoned. Like … a lot. Because this week on the show, Lee Evie is doing a deep dive into one of her classic favourite kdramas, the 2012 time slip fantasy romance FAITH (also known as THE GREAT DOCTOR). This historical Korean drama stars Lee Min Ho, who is gold in this, and also Kim Eun Sook. Lee Evie still reckons this is her favourite Lee Min Ho role ever. Yes, it is old and a bit clunky, but Lee Evie will shout her love for this show from the rooftops forever! … More Kdrama Podcast: FAITH / THE GREAT DOCTOR overview

Kdrama Podcast: DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL overview

Play heaps of piano, fall in love with a cranky pretty boy, and then get punched in the face by the dumbest drama ending of all time! This week on the podcast, Lee Evie is discussing her complicated feelings around the 2020 romance Korean drama DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL (which has a title that is literally impossible to remember!). Starring Go Ara in a luminous and vivid performance, and Lee Jae-wook as her cranky pretty boy hero, this drama starts off like a warm hug and ends with a punch to the throat. Lee Evie loved it … until she hated it. … More Kdrama Podcast: DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL overview

BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park

As I research my historical fiction books and read more and more about Joseon Korean history, I become more and more fascinated! There is so much to learn, and this book is a wonderful place to start! I LOVED this book. Such a fascinating and eye-opening overview of Joseon. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Letters from Korean History 3: Joseon – from founding to later years by Eunbong Park

Kdrama Podcast 73:BOYS OVER FLOWERS episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

Join Lee Evie for the very first in a new recurring segment called GUEST GAB, which features special guest Gee (a man who is not into Kdrama at all), as she asks him to watch the first episode of a random kdrama, and then challenges him to explain the story back to her. Today, Lee Evie and Gee are delving into the first episode of the classic 2009 Korean drama hit BOYS OVER FLOWERS, which is … quite a bit darker than Lee Evie remembered! Eeep. … More Kdrama Podcast 73:BOYS OVER FLOWERS episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

Kdrama Podcast 72: START UP overview

Start a business and fall in love with a (very sweet and geeky) LIAR, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing the charming 2020 romance kdrama START UP. This show is inspiring, focuses on themes around following your dreams and not letting set backs destroy you, and stars the gorgeous Suzy, sweet Nam Joo Hyuk, and second-male-lead-syndrome inducing Kim Sun-ho. What a lovely Korean drama! You will laugh and cry, and then go tearing out of the house to make your own dreams happen, haha! … More Kdrama Podcast 72: START UP overview

BOOK THOUGHTS: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

This is a book I read during a six month binge of literary novels (not at all my usual fare!) and I really really enjoyed it. I am very drawn to books with strong and interesting settings, and this book, kind of a collection of interlocking short stories that form a bigger picture, is set in a remote part of Russia I really was not familiar with, which I found very exciting. … More BOOK THOUGHTS: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Kdrama Podcast: 2020 kdrama in review!

In 2020, Lee Evie watched doctors play tunes (HOSPITAL PLAYLIST), two dramas about small business entrepreneurs, which is a lot more fun than it sounds! (START UP and ITAEWON CLASS). She watched two detectives get sucked into multiple parallel worlds (TRAIN and THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH) and one gothic fairytale about the most gorgeous people on earth (IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY). She also watched precisely one (WTF dramaland????) sageuk Korean drama that aired in 2020. Which is outrageous! Historical kdrama is Lee Evie’s favourite! How could there have been so few new shows in 2020? Blurg. Also, Lee Evie watched a whole boatload of other shows too! Whoah. … More Kdrama Podcast: 2020 kdrama in review!

Lee Evie WRITING Diaries: November 2020

I am trying something a little bit new, which will be a way for me to keep track of my goals and writing progress. I feel like it is good for me to track this stuff, if only so I can look back and see things slowly taking shape. I have a bad habit of aiming for rather crazy goals in terms of my writing progress, and then instead of feeling happy and proud of everything I did achieve, I instead feel sad I didn’t quite make it to my wished for ideal destination … which is a very silly approach, haha. So here is what I achieved this month in terms of my writing! 🙂 … More Lee Evie WRITING Diaries: November 2020