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!
Grab an old typewriter (that has a ghost living inside it), and fend off both crazy fans and memories of your past life, because today Lee Evie is discussing the 2017 fantasy romance Korean drama CHICAGO TYPEWRITER, which stars Yoo Ah-In, Lim Soo-Jung and Ko Gyung-Pyo. This Kdrama dips into a fascinating and dark time period (Japanese occupation era Korea) and also features one of the best kiss scenes … maybe ever? … More Kdrama Podcast: CHICAGO TYPEWRITER overview
PART TWO: It is STILL the end of 2019 and STILL 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: At Eighteen, My Country, Arthdal Chronicles, Tale of Nokdu and many more! … More Kdrama podcast: PART TWO – 2019 Kdramas in Review!
Why the hell did I even watch this fucking horrible horrible horrible drama? I mean seriously!
Okay, well I am sorry to be swearing so blatantly on the main page of my blog but I really do feel this violently about this total melo of a drama which masqueraded itself as a romantic comedy and thus seduced me into watching it, not realising I should be running in the total opposite direction….. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Don’t Worry, I’m a Ghost.
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
This Kdrama is pure gold, featuring a love that endures hardship and still survives, growing stronger and deeper all the while, to tell a story that is moving and beautiful, thrilling and romantic. A must watch for all Kdrama fans. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Queen Inhyun’s Man
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
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
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! … More Kdrama Podcast: EXTRAORDINARY YOU overview