Become waaaay too embroiled in your parent’s love lives while immersing yourself in completely avoidable misery, and then scream and cry when it all backfires, because this week Lee Evie is discussing the bonkers (yet strangely addicting?) 2018 Korean drama known as TEMPTED or sometimes as THE GREAT SEDUCER (which is honestly the dumbest name ever!). Starring a group of indescribably gorgeous people, including Woo Do-Hwan, Joy, Moon Ga-Young and Kim Min-Jae, this kdrama is about rich broken teens who keep making everything worse by acting like tiny small children. It’s also a weirdly satisfying show! In this episode, Lee Evie talks about what she liked, what she didn’t, and the overall cringe factor of this drama! … More Kdrama Podcast: TEMPTED / THE GREAT SEDUCER overview
Get into a car accident and go blind, and then spend your time alternating between playing the piano and screaming at Ji-Soo, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is talking about the 2016 Korean drama PAGE TURNER. Starring the always beautiful Kim So-Hyun and the absolute goof Ji-Soo (seriously, Ji-Soo is such a goof in this show!), this drama is a beautiful and tender look at dreams … and what to do when they come crashing down. Do you pursue your dream anyway, just because you love it, or do you find a new dream to replace the old one? This is a Kdrama with thought-provoking themes and positive messages, and is funny, silly and emotionally moving. And at only 3 episodes, it is most definitely worth your time! … More Kdrama Podcast: Sweet, dark and emotional with PAGE TURNER!
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
Marry a ghost and then sensuously eat a lot of kimchi, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing two dramas! Catch some serious food envy with the 2015 kdrama foodie romance LET’S EAT 2, starring Yoon Doo-joon and Seo Hyun-jin, a story about a man who likes both his pretty neighbour and his food, quite a lot. And then on her brand new podcast segment called — Hang On A Minute! That Isn’t Even Korean! This Is An Outrage!—Lee Evie is discussing the 2020 historical fantasy Chinese drama THE GHOST BRIDE, based on the fantastic book by Yangsze Choo! … More Kdrama Podcast: LET’S EAT 2 and THE GHOST BRIDE (hang on! That show isn’t Korean!)
Spend your time fighting ghosts, only to (plot twist!) fall in love with one instead, because this week Lee Evie is discussing the 2016 comedy-romance supernatural Korean drama LET’S FIGHT GHOST. Join the always charming Kim So-hyun and Taecyeon as they battle evil spirits, inevitable heartache and *swoon* their growing attraction. This show is basically built on the charming romantic chemistry between the leads, and is sugar sweet escapism … with some scary ghosts thrown in for good measure! … More Kdrama Podcast: Enjoy the kdrama sweetness of LET’S FIGHT GHOST!
Get stuck under a collapsed shopping centre and then fall in love with a very damaged (yet handsome) dude, because today Lee Evie is discussing the ten reasons why you should love the 2017 kdrama BETWEEN LOVERS (also apparently known as RAIN OR SHINE). This Korean melodrama is tragic, gorgeous, slow-burn and romantic as hell. It also has some boring construction bits in it. But let Lee Evie tell you, if you like your romance dramas to be filled with agony and longing (yet still have a happy ending earned through the quiet power of falling in love) then does she ever have the perfect show for you! … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love BETWEEN LOVERS
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.