Grab a monkey, some soju and a water god, because now it is first episode challenge time! This is a brand new thing Lee Evie just invented, which involves her watching some first episodes and then, you know, talking about them and stuff. How challenging! This week she tackles the 2017 fantasy romance THE BRIDE OF HABAEK (in which actors she really likes, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Shin Se-Kyung, both seem to forget how to move their faces), the 2018 fantasy romance A KOREAN ODYSSEY, also known as HWAYUGI (in which Lee Seung-gi prances around like the rockstar monkey god he truly is) and finally the 2019 modern romance WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS (in which Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Ha-Neul live quiet domestic lives and also battle serial killers apparently). … More Kdrama podcast: A KOREAN ODYSSEY, WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS and THE BRIDE OF HABAEK a first episode challenge!
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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
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. … More Kdrama Podcast: Korean Drama inspired Fiction with GU FAMILY BOOK and Lee Evie's novel PROMISE SEASON
BOOK COVER REVEAL for the novel Promise Season, a dark and romantic historical fiction novel set in old Korea. … More BOOK COVER REVEAL: Promise Season – a dark and romantic tale of old Korea.
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
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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.
A beautiful and romantic Korean drama set during the fall of the Goryeo Dynasty, FAITH is an action-packed and exciting time travel adventure, and one of Lee Evie’s favourite Kdramas. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Faith / The Great Doctor
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