Kdrama podcast: A KOREAN ODYSSEY, WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS and THE BRIDE OF HABAEK a first episode challenge!

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!

Kdrama Podcast: MY COUNTRY THE NEW AGE overview

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

Kdrama Podcast: Korean Drama inspired Fiction with GU FAMILY BOOK and Lee Evie's novel PROMISE SEASON

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

Lee Evie's Author Diary: November 2019

If you enjoy reading my monthly author diary entry here, please feel free to sign up to my newsletter to get this content sent directly to you a whole month earlier. I will also be running some exclusive fiction giveaways via my newsletter for that audience only, so if that is interesting to you, please make sure to sign up! 🙂 (Sign up at bottom of post) … More Lee Evie's Author Diary: November 2019

Kdrama Podcast: Historical Kdrama MAIDS overview

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

Kdrama Podcast: Thinking about CHEESE IN THE TRAP and HE IS PSYCHOMETRIC and that classic gem 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! She also discusses what she did and didn’t love about the 2019 Kdrama HE IS PSYCHOMETRIC, and the 2016 Korean drama CHEESE IN THE TRAP! What do all these Kdramas have in common? Um … nothing at all actually …. except they all star very pretty actors? Let’s talk about Lee Min-ho, Seo Kang-joon and Kim Kwon (all so very pretty!). … More Kdrama Podcast: Thinking about CHEESE IN THE TRAP and HE IS PSYCHOMETRIC and that classic gem BOYS OVER FLOWERS