Kdrama Podcast

Welcome to the Lee Evie Korean Drama Podcast!

This is where I discuss my latest Kdrama obsessions, a bit of Korean history, folktales, favourite books, and drama thoughts.

Listen to the Latest Episodes Here:

SEASON THREE BEGINS 18 December 2020 – See you soon!!!!!!! The Lee Evie Korean Drama Podcast

That's the end of season 2 of THE LEE EVIE KOREAN DRAMA PODCAST SHOW, but Lee Evie and her kdrama musings will return for season 3 very soon!  Keep an eye out for her next episode (and kdrama waffle) on Friday 18 December 2020 (or thereabouts, depending on the timezone in your part of the world). In the meantime, contact Lee Evie to chat via her website (or Instagram) or read more about her historical fiction on her website: http://www.leeevie.com  ABOUT LEE EVIE: LEE EVIE is a historical fiction author. She writes with a focus on Korean history and loves dark adventures with a heavy dose of danger and romance. When she’s not writing, Lee Evie can be found watching drama, which she will do for hours on end. She believes drama watching is the ultimate joy of life. Even when they make her cry. An avid photography and travel lover, Lee Evie thinks stories are the most precious gift to the universe.
  1. SEASON THREE BEGINS 18 December 2020 – See you soon!!!!!!!
  2. S2-70: A fangirl waffle about favourite Korean actors and actresses!
  3. S2-69: THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES overview
  4. S2-68: HIGH END CRUSH is fluffy romcom gold!
  5. S2-67: PROMISE THIEF publication day and SPLASH SPLASH LOVE kdrama overview

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Kdrama podcast listener, and kdrama lover, Liliana has created this community chat, and I think it is a great idea for everyone who wants to connect to their kdrama community and make new friends!

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KOREAN DRAMA
Episode Directory

Hi everyone, this new episode directory is a work in progress, and I will continue to keeping updating it as I find the time! I hope it helps in figuring out which episodes cover which dramas 🙂

Miscellaneous Episodes:

2019 Kdrama overview PART ONE: Podcast Episode 27

2019 Kdrama overview PART TWO: Podcast Episode 28

Favourite characters (as of May 2020): Podcast Episode 50

Favourite Korean actors and actresses (as of November 2020): Podcast Episode 70

KOREAN DRAMA COVERED:

(Listed by episode or blog post written review)

100 Days My Prince

Are you an amnesiac Joseon prince whose lack of memories definitely don’t turn you into a nicer person? Are you a tragically doomed assassin (with really excellent eyebrows) busily involved in an epic love story that gets barely any screentime? Or are you Hong Shim, a shining example of a cool peasant girl? Because if so, does Lee Evie have the show for you!! Come join in this discussion about the 2018 romance sageuk Kdrama, 100 DAYS MY PRINCE. 

Historical kdrama

Podcast Episode 11

Angel’s Last Mission: Love!

A cutie-pie dimpled angel called Dan (!!) and a cold tragic ballerina who doesn’t know how to love; tie them together with a random supernatural handkerchief …. what could possibly go wrong? Everything, apparently! Come join Lee Evie as she discusses the very charming, sweet and surprisingly emotional 2019 Kdrama ANGEL’S LAST MISSION: LOVE! 

Romance Fantasy kdrama

Podcast Episode 10

Arang and the Magistrate

Arang is a plucky ghost from legend, determined to discover the truth of her identity! Eun-Oh is a nobleman with mummy issues and a chip on his shoulder who most definitely absolutely utterly doesn’t want to help her out! What follows is a moody, atmospheric adventure through a tiny Joseon village (via the underworld!), featuring a whole bunch of exhumed dead bodies, bickering gods in terrible wigs, and a literal goat that is a stand in for earth …. or something.  Welcome to the utterly charming Korean drama ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE. Listen as Lee Evie discusses her 10 reasons to love this Kdrama! 

Historical fantasy kdrama

Podcast Episode 9

Beautiful Love Wonderful Life

Be a money hungry social climber and marry a man you don’t love, and then be fully surprised that you don’t feel very happy (what a shock! how unexpected!), because this week Lee Evie is discussing her first impressions of the completely inappropriately marketed 2019 Korean drama BEAUTIFUL LOVE WONDERFUL LIFE. Her main point of discussion is: what the f**k even is this kdrama?

Weekend kdrama

Podcast Episode 19

Boys Over Flowers

Almost paaraaaddiiisse!!! What a theme tune! Join Lee Evie as she discusses that 2009 Kdrama rite of passage, BOYS OVER FLOWERS, the ultimate in bonkers and addictive Korean drama!

Hot mess youth kdrama

Podcast Episode 15

Cheese in the Trap

A down-trodden college student falls in love with a literal sociopath and then proceeds to ignore the very lovely second male lead … forever. Even though they are clearly perfect for each other! Blurg! Lee Evie has severe second male lead syndrome… 😦

College romantic kdrama

Podcast Episode 15

Dream High

Do you want to get hit on the head by a rogue flower pot? Would you enjoy to have two gorgeous boys fall madly in love with you (even though you are actually kind of a brat)? Do you want to sing and dance your teen years away and follow ALL of the dreams? Because Lee Evie sure does! Come join her discussion about this excellent 2011 Kdrama starring the ever lovely Suzy, insanely pretty Kim Soo-Hyun and motorbike riding Taecyeon, and hear about Lee Evie’s ten reasons to love the Korean drama DREAM HIGH!

Youth music kdrama

Podcast Episode 12

Written Blog Review

Extraordinary You

Discover you are in fact not real, and actually just the product of a writer’s imagination, and then proceed to live your best and most romantic life anyway! You go girl, Dan-Oh, the heroine of my heart! Come discuss the zingy, funny, sweet (and surprisingly clever) 2019 youth romance Korean drama EXTRAORDINARY YOU, where the boys are tall, the girls are dying from inexplicable comic illnesses, and you could literally disappear at any moment. This kdrama is Lee Evie’s idea of a good time, hitting all the sweet spots. SPOILER ALERT: She loved it! 

Youth fantasy kdrama

Podcast Episode 23

Flower Boy Next Door

Oh, that lovely damaged Dok Mi, what a charming heroine! And Enrique, the king of all energiser bunnies! Come hang out with Lee Evie in a rundown apartment block with a whole bunch of cute flower boys, as she discusses her ten reasons to ADORE the 2013 Korean drama FLOWER BOY NEXT DOOR, starring Yoon Si Yoon and Park Shin-hye!

Romantic comedy kdrama

Podcast Episode 6

Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

Get kidnapped and forced to become the King of Joseon, only to discover the dude you hired to look after your woman back home is secretly kissing her while you are busy running the country! Today Lee Evie is discussing the upsides and downsides of love triangles in the 2019 Kdrama FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY, starring Kim Min-Jae. This Korean drama was both more and less romantic than Lee Evie expected, so join her for a discussion to discover what the hell she means by that! 

Historical romance kdrama

Podcast Episode 21

Gu Family Book

Don’t like that Kdrama ending? Write your own!! No … seriously, Lee Evie was so frustrated by one of the side character storylines in the 2013 Kdrama GU FAMILY BOOK that she literally wrote a whole book to rectify it!! Join Lee Evie today as she celebrates the publishing of her Kdrama inspired novel PROMISE SEASON, about a young gisaeng slave girl who is forced to become a spy for a shady political conspiracy during Korea’s Joseon dynasty. This novel was very directly inspired by GU FAMILY BOOK, and Lee Evie also discusses the aspects of this Korean drama she loved and hated, and the history behind the national Korean hero, Lee Soon-Shin (also written as Yi Sun-Sin), who appears in this drama. 

Historical fantasy kdrama

Podcast Episode 25

Written Blog Review

He is Psychometric

Listen as Lee Evie goes on a tangent discussing the best and most interesting (and most handsome!) side character ever, played by the very pretty Kim Kwon. His story is tragic and fascinating! Make this character the star of his own drama, stat!

Crime fantasy kdrama

Podcast Episode 15

Hello My Twenties / Age of Youth

SEASON 1

Is there truly a ghost living in the shoe closet of the AGE OF YOUTH – SEASON ONE sharehouse? Will Yoon and her Chef ever find a way to be together?  How psycho should a boyfriend be? (for instance … kidnapping = too far?) Come discuss HELLO, MY TWENTIES with Lee Evie and her character by character breakdown. 

Youth / mystery kdrama

Podcast Episode 2

Hello My Twenties / Age of Youth

SEASON 2

Cute romances, quirky characters, messy breakups …. and some really really really really really really really really really really dark and traumatising crazy SAD storylines!!!!!!!!!!! Holy moly! Come join Lee Evie as she discusses the twisty mystery that is AGE OF YOUTH season two!  

Youth / mystery kdrama

Podcast Episode 4

Joseon Gunman

Will Hanjo ever exact his revenge and actually kill someone? Will the mysterious evil gunman turn out to be a rather sympathetic guy? (sob sob)  Will Soo-in realise that the swaggering new Japanese dude in town is actually her deceased boyfriend?  Find out in this discussion about the 2014 Korean historical drama JOSEON GUNMAN, starring the ever fantastic Lee Joon-Ki and Nam Sang-Mi. This is absolute epic sageuk Kdrama at its best! 

Historical kdrama

Podcast Episode 7

Written Blog Review

Justice

Sell your soul to the devil in return for vengeance, and then change your mind seven years later, because today on the show Lee Evie is discussing the slick 2019 Korean drama JUSTICE, starring Choi Jin-Hyuk and Nana. If you are in the mood for some murky moral grey areas, some twisty plots and a complete psycho-killer of a villain, then you have definitely come to the right place! So strap in and enjoy this Kdrama show!  

Contemporary crime mystery kdrama

Podcast Episode 16

Kingdom

SEASON ONE

Joseon zombies, a badass mysterious tiger hunter and a Crown Prince on the run!  Welcome to Lee Evie’s season one overview of the very excellent (and super creepy) 2019 Korean drama, KINGDOM. Starring Joo Ji-hoon and Bae Doona, don’t watch this one at night! 

Historical zombie kdrama

Podcast Episode 5

Written blog review

Kingdom

SEASON TWO

Love the idea of the whole world being destroyed by zombies? Well great, because this week Lee Evie is discussing the thrilling second season of the big-budget production 2020 Kdrama KINGDOM, starring Joo Ji-Hoon and Bae Doona (among a slew of recognisable faces!). This season is exciting, bad-arse, fast-paced and quite short, complete at only six episodes. It’s got action, horror, death, political plotting and super fast scary zombies! Everything a person needs. 🙂

Historical zombie kdrama

Podcast Episode 41

Love Alarm

SEASON ONE

Do you want to ring Lee Evie’s love alarm? Because she wants to ring yours! (Honestly so much innuendo … I don’t think anyone thought this tagline through!) Come join in Lee Evie’s discussion on this 2019 Netflix youth romance Korean Drama LOVE ALARM, starring the ever extraordinary Kim So-Hyun. This was one of Lee Evie’s most anticipated 2019 Kdramas and …. SPOILER: she didn’t totally love it like she wanted to (boo hoo!) but she did still love parts of it. So strap in for a little bit of ranting. You’ve been warned! 

Youth romance kdrama

Podcast Episode 13

Maids (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 18

Moon Embracing The Sun (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 20

My Country: The New Age (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 26

My First First Love (Kdrama): Podcast Episode 8

Nokdu Flower (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 1

Parasite (Korean Movie): Podcast Episode 14

Save Me / Rescue Me (KDrama): Podcast Episode 17

Save Me / Rescue Me (KDrama): Written Blog Review

Six Flying Dragons (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 14

Suspicious Partner (Kdrama): Podcast Episode 14

Tale of Nokdu (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 24

Tamra the Island (Historical Kdrama): Podcast Episode 3

Tamra the Island (Historical Kdrama): Written blog post review

Tunnel (Kdrama): Podcast Episode 20

Who are You: School 2015 (Kdrama): Podcast Episode 22

KOREAN MOVIE COVERED:

(Listed by episode or blog post written review)

Illang: The Wolf Brigade

Lee Evie talks about a 2018 Korean movie remake of a 1999 Japanese anime movie, ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE, starring Kang Dong-Won. 

Dystopian / Action Korean movie

Podcast Episode 19

PODCAST REVIEWS:

‘I just discovered this podcast, and i really love it. Lee Evie’s voice is so honest and refreshing and I love how she is passionate about these shows. I feel like we’re sitting drinking wine and chatting kdramas.’
Katherine (via Apple Podcasts)

‘So easy to listen to this! I get so happy when a new episode drops. I love having someone to talk to me about Kdrama. This has a well organized flow. I also have loved every book/drama I tried that she has recommended.’
JATmomathome (via Apple Podcasts)

Whether you enjoy my historical fiction, or are more interested in my kdrama thoughts, I am endlessly grateful for your support on Patreon

Truthfully, being a creator is a tough (though very rewarding) journey, and it is so exciting that anyone out there is keen on what I do. It makes all the hours I sink into my creative projects worth it and gives me the support I need to continue onwards!

I hope everyone can find something fun on Patreon to pledge for, but let me know if you have any different cool suggestions! I am always up for a chat

FIGHTING! 

Lee Evie.


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Lee Evie

LEE EVIE is a podcaster, blogger and author of dark historical fiction set in old Korea.

Lee Evie’s historical fiction novels!

And please feel free to leave a comment and chat with me, about the podcast or your favourite dramas! 🙂

16 thoughts on “Kdrama Podcast

  1. You really, really should watch Six Flying Dragons all the way until the end! I started with the historical shows. They have the action I crave, but the romance stories are something that I really enjoy (much more than traditional chick flicks)–I get teary eyed quite often! My first show was Queen Seon Duk (2009). i was hooked! Some of my favorites all time:

    Arang and the Magistrate
    Blood (2015)
    Empress Ki (2013)
    Fated to Love You (2014)
    Goblin: The Great and Lonely God (2016)
    Grand Prince (2018)
    Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child (aka Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho) (2010)
    Hwarang (2016)
    Hong Gil Dong (2008)
    Iljimae (2008)
    Jewel in the Palace (2003)
    Jumong (2007)
    Kingdom (2019)
    Kim Soo Ro (The Iron King) (2010)
    Mirror of the Witch (2016)
    Rebel: Thief of the People (2017)
    Slave Hunters (Chuno) (2010)
    The Age of Blood (2017) Korean *****
    The Crowned Clown (2017) Korean, tv ****
    The Flower in Prison (2016) (Korean, tv) ****1/2
    The Great Doctor/Faith (2012)
    The Joseon Gunman (2014)
    The Kingdom of the Wind(s) (2008)(occurs after Jumong)
    The King’s Woman (2017)
    Tree With Deep Roots (2011)
    Warrior Baek Dong Soo (2011)
    Yi San (2007)

    Jang Hyuk is my favorite actor and Slave Hunters would probably be my favorite (followed by Jumong). However, Jewel in the palace is a big surprise. It’s about a woman who becomes a cook in the king’s kitchen and later the first female doctor (Dae Jang Guem. based on a true story of Joseon Dynasty). I have no one who will listen to me either! I’ve begged my wife and son to watch just one episode or to trade–I’ll watch anything they want me to in exchange for them watching my stuff, but they hate subtitles! Note: this is a partial list, I’m hooked!

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    1. Oh yes! I am so excited by this amazing list! Thank you so much!!
      I’ve watched quite a few of these but definitely not all of them (and actually there are quite a few here I don’t even know about at all!! Will definitely be going to check them out now – thank you!).

      I’ve also been wanting to watch Slave Hunter for ages but never got around to it, so I am bumping it up on my list now. Thank you for the suggestion!

      I really love all the historical dramas too, it is amazing how much you end up learning when you connect all the dramas together as well, and start to understand the history a bit better! Korea has such a fascinating history, and once you start watching these it is impossible to stop!

      I think my very first ever historical drama was Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and I slowly started to become hooked on the historical ones after that. They are so good, with so much danger and adventure and plotting and romance. I just adore them!

      And gosh, they make me cry all the time! 🙂
      I hope you are able to one day convince your family to join you in watching them! Good luck!

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  2. I discovered your kdrama podcast since I got really obsessed about the show It’s Okay to Not Be Okay on netflix…and I know you don’t have an episode on that yet but I was also still on high from Itaewon Class so Iistened to your episode on it and it was AWESOME! Every point you brought up is exactly what I thought and felt at each particular scene…especially when you got a little swoony over Park Saeroyi…because seriously who wouldn’t? That character was ugh! so perfect! So here I am now hoping that you would get to watching It’s Ok to Not Be Ok…because I am very very much excited if you’ll love this as well. Hope you are doing amazing and I just saw your book covers and they are gorgeous!
    Fighting!

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much for this absolutely lovely comment! It made me so happy to read you enjoyed listening to my Itaewon Class episode! I loved that show so much!! And I think it’s very good timing of you finding my podcast, as I happened to put out an episode on It’s OK To Not Be OK just this week! 😹 I absolutely loved it, such a good show😻
      Thank you so much for your comment Danielle!!
      FIGHTING!

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    1. Haha, I think your comment came through just as I put up my episode actually, so I feel like that is very nice timing! I really hope you enjoy listening to it😻

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  3. Hi, I listened the episode of Mr Sunshine… what a wonderful k-drama! My favorite scene was when in the funeral of Ae-Sin’s grandfather, the jap soldiers show-up, turmoil and confrontation with commoners breaks up, and when it seems there’s no hope for Kim Hui Seong in front of three Japanese soldiers who are about to kill him, the Righteous Army unexpectedly comes out and crashes them with Ae-Sin appearing as a sniper in a roof afar… It’s when Kim Hui Seong recognizes her ex-fiancee is the flame she has become. I still have that scene under my skin.
    On the other hand, last year I watched Sky Castle, and it’s one of the greatest k-dramas ever. I am eager to listen a podcast episode on that show.

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    1. Yay, I am very excited you loved Mr Sunshine too! I think it will forever be a favourite for me, it was so moving on so many different levels. I actually still think about it all the time, even so many months after I watched it! I loved that scene you mentioned as well, and I think so many moments in this show really got beneath my skin! Also, strangely enough, I actually had two other listeners suggest I watch Sky Castle as well this week! Obviously it is a very popular drama 🙂 I am going to add it to my frighteningly enormous ‘to watch’ list, haha! Thank you so much for your suggestion 🙂

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  4. Hi Lee, I love your podcast (the only Kdrama one I have enjoyed)….I find your humor and accent delightful, along with the reviews…we have the same taste and thoughts on K-dramas, in general. I discovered and started being a Kdrama addict over a year ago and now have 120+ under my belt and keep a list of those I’ve watched and a short review. Having retired early to live in Belgium for 2 years, we returned and I had lots of time on my hands. I have a few minor Korea ties- my Dad served during the Korean War and we grew up hearing him speak to us using some Korean phrases that I now hear in the dramas- also my niece taught English to small children in Gwangju for three years, so we talk K-dramas and Korea a lot…
    I thought about you this week while watching an old classic “I’m Sorry, I Love you” 2004, with So Ji Sub, Im Soo Jung, and Jung Kyung Ho who are all so good and young in it (Jung Kyung Ho has his original nose…making him so much more handsome, in my opinion)…but I thought of you because much of it takes place in Melbourne (and later in Korea, then back)…Have you watched it? I appreciate the old Kdrama classics and this one has to be the most melodramatic of all time- I adored it, although not in the same way as the new ones that are so superior in almost every way (Crash Landing, Itaewon Class, Goblin, Mr Sunshine, etc)
    Anyway, just wanted to reach out- I save up your podcasts for my frequent trips to visit my elderly Dad…Keep up the good work with it and with your writing! …a fan from North Carolina, US

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    1. Hello Kim!! Gosh, what a lovely comment, thank you so very much, I loved reading this 🙂 I am always so excited to hear about other people who love dramas as much as me! You have certainly watched a lot of kdrama in only a little over a year, well done! I think that is an excellent achievement 😂 I wish I had always kept a record of the shows I watched, but I suppose I do it via the podcast these days 🙂
      I have never seen the show you mentioned (or even heard of it, actually!) so I will definitely google it. I am quite excited it is partially set in Australia! That is fun! Ok, I just looked, the fashion is incredible 😂 It looks well worth a watch!!! I don’t mind a bit of melodrama, though I am finding it harder to go back and watch the older dramas recently I’ve noticed, I think because of the lower production quality compared to the beautiful slick modern shows, but I worry I will miss out on fun things with that approach!
      I loved reading about your connections to Korea as well, and thanks so much for taking the time to write to me, it is so encouraging to know you like my show 🙂
      Lee

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  5. Hi Lee, I am so excited that I have found your blog, and just subscribed to your podcast (which I also cannot wait to dive into). I am only fairly new to Korean history (through the discovering of KDramas this March), and it really brought my love of watching storytelling back to the forefront. I just love it so much. I adore reading too, so I love that you are an author who is bringing stories into the world. I have a feeling I am going to spend many an hour reading/listening to your work.

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    1. Oh thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment!! 🙂 I so appreciate it!
      And I am always excited to meet other history buffs. I really love Korean history and it is definitely lots of fun to discover! I am excited you love reading too. Watching drama and reading are my favourite past times! Welcome to the kdrama world, What was the drama that got you interested? (I am always excited to know, haha!)

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      1. You are so very welcome. It’s great landing on a blog where so much resonates. I’ve actually checked out a couple of your podcast episodes on kdramas I have watched myself, PLUS I’ve purchased your book Promise Season – which I’m loving! I have just started to allow myself to write fiction (not historical though) just for me – stories I wish were already out there. But… I am rambling lol… Back to your question – My first Kdrama. “Black” in 2017, my hubby was watching a series and I came in halfway through and was immersed. Then I didn’t watch any until this year with “Two Cops”, “Oh My Ghost” and “Vagabond”. I think so far in 2020 I’ve watched about 15. Safe to say I’m loving them haha.

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      2. Yay, I love hearing how people get hooked on kdrama! You are new to it but obviously very invested, which I love! Thank you so much about Promise Season, I so hope you enjoy it♥️ actually that is the exact same reason I started writing too, just to create the things I wanted to read but couldn’t find! Such a good reason! It’s great you are writing fiction, I love it!! Actually… I haven’t seen Black yet, but I have heard it was good!!

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