Grab a smallpox vaccine and a romance novel, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing the decidedly feminist 2019 Kdrama ROOKIE HISTORIAN GOO HAE-RYUNG, starring the charming Shin Se-Kyung and very sweet Cha Eun-Woo. This drama turns stereotypical gender roles upside down and inside out, featuring a lonely prince locked away in his castle and the modern intelligent woman who is going to save him (and herself. And the whole of history). … More Kdrama Podcast: ROOKIE HISTORIAN GOO HAE-RYUNG overview
PART ONE: It is the end of 2019 and time to look back at the good, the bad, and the weird of Korean dramas this year. Lee Evie watched a lot but still wishes she watched more! Listen as she takes you on a journey back through 2019 to discuss what she watched, what she didn’t, what she loved and what she felt pretty ‘bleh’ about! There are too many Korean dramas mentioned in this episode to list them all, but some include: Haechi, Kingdom, My First First Love, Her Private Life, Abyss and many more! … More Kdrama Podcast: PART ONE – 2019 Kdramas in Review!
Get stabbed in the belly multiple times with a sword and cough up some blood, but then be totally fine in every way, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing one of her favourite 2019 Korean dramas MY COUNTRY: THE NEW AGE. Starring the beautiful Woo Do-Hwan, Yang Se-Jong and Jang Hyuk, this Kdrama is a bloody and tragic tale of the end of an empire (Goryeo) and the emergence of a new dynasty from the ashes (Joseon). Oh … and it is also a drama in which every major character walks around literally covered from head to toe in blood. Did Lee Evie mention this drama was bloody? Because it is bloody. … More Kdrama Podcast: MY COUNTRY THE NEW AGE overview
Put on a dress and pretend to be a woman (and look pretty damn good while doing it) because today Lee Evie is discussing the utterly charming and delightful 2019 Kdrama THE TALE OF NOKDU. This Joseon set rom-com sageuk stars the always gorgeous Kim So-Hyun and features an absolute breakout performance by actor Jang Dong-Yoon. It has loads of romance, comedy and thrilling action, and Lee Evie reckons it is one of the best Korean dramas of 2019! … More Kdrama Podcast: Falling in love with THE TALE OF NOKDU
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 the 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! … More Kdrama Podcast: FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY overview
This 2003 Korean drama is both strange, absurd and darkly emotional, and just so utterly moving! If you love a bit of action, a bad-arse female police office played by Ha Ji-Won and a little dash of incest (WTF???!!) then this is the kdrama for you!
Mmmmh. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Damo.
Do you like stories about kings and queens, upstanding noblemen and cross-dressing sassy girls? Well too bad, because today Lee Evie is discussing the 2014 Korean drama MAIDS (also known as MORE THAN A MAID), starring Jung Yoo-Mi and Oh Ji-Ho. This kdrama is about the downtrodden slaves and servants of Joseon, and boy do they have it rough! To be honest, this show does feature a king (or two) as well as a hidden illegitimate (sort of) prince so … Lee Evie guesses you just can’t get away from that sort of thing in a sageuk. But that’s fine because she loves this Korean drama! … More Kdrama Podcast: Historical Kdrama MAIDS overview
Let’s talk two Korean dramas and one Korean movie, just to shake things up! Join in with Lee Evie’s discussion on the differences between Kdrama and Korean movies, and touch on the dramas SUSPICIOUS PARTNER (featuring Nam Ji-hyun’s glorious hair!) and SIX FLYING DRAGONS (featuring murder, murder everywhere!) as well as a quick conversation about the Korean phenomenon and award winning movie, PARASITE, starring the always excellent Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam. … More Kdrama Podcast: SUSPICIOUS PARTNER and SIX FLYING DRAGONS kdramas and a Korean movie PARASITE!
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. Fair warning: Lee Evie both absolutely loved and kind of hated this Korean drama …. … More Kdrama Podcast: 100 DAYS MY PRINCE overview
Learning about ancient Korea’s gisaeng through Gu Family Book. … More KDRAMA HISTORY: Gu Family Book and the Korean GISAENG