Today’s episode is a weird one, because it is a PUBLICATION DAY episode! The second book in Lee Evie’s Promise Series, which is set during the Joseon dynasty of old Korea, is out today. PROMISE THIEF is a dark and romantic mystery adventure about a gisaeng trying to make a better future for herself. But because it would be weird to release an episode of a kdrama podcast and not talk about kdrama, Lee Evie is also discussing her feelings around the totally swoony, charming and funny gem of a mini Korean drama, SPLASH SPLASH LOVE. This Korean drama was released in 2015 and stars the always wonderful Kim Seul-gi, the very handsome Yoon Doo-joon, and also side roles by Jin Ki-joo and Ahn Hyo-seop. This is a time slip drama worth your time! … More Kdrama Podcast 67: PROMISE THIEF publication day and SPLASH SPLASH LOVE kdrama overview
Repeat the same day forever, and consistently stick to your mean-boy ways, until finally you realise that the greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return! This week on the show, Lee Evie is talking about a surprisingly cool 2016 Korean mini-drama called ONE MORE TIME, a contemporary fantasy kdrama that starts off dumb and silly, and yet in the end actually holds the answer to the eternal question … what is the meaning of life? (spoiler: it is LOVE, you guys! LOVE is the meaning of life!) Starring the handsome and spectacularly dimpled Kim Myung-soo (also known as ‘L’) and the absolutely gorgeous Yoon So-hee, this is a short hidden gem that is worth your time (Lee Evie reckons!). … More Kdrama Podcast 66: ONE MORE TIME mini-drama is surprisingly meaningful!
Live inside a modern gothic fairytale, and then fall in love and face your fears, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is talking about the gorgeous 2020 romance Korean drama IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY, also known as PSYCHO, BUT IT’S OKAY. Starring the blindingly pretty Kim Soo-Hyun and Seo Ye-Ji (Lee Evie needed to shield her eyes because these two are so shiny!), this kdrama has it all – swoony kisses and romance, dark secrets and hidden trauma, found family and healing (and a truly wonderful performance by actor Oh Jung-se), all wrapped up in a dreamy storybook aesthetic that makes this show gorgeous to look at! Did Lee Evie mention she loved it? … More Kdrama Podcast: Explore the gothic fairytale of IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY
Be a rich and successful (yet emotionally damaged) South Korean lady and fly to North Korea (oops!) in a parachute, only to crash land on a random (handsome) soldier’s head, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing her feelings on the 2019 mega-hit kdrama CRASH LANDING ON YOU. This Korean drama stars Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-jin, and just the largest cast of absolute scene-stealing side characters Lee Evie has ever seen! From the second lead couple to the gaggle of idiotic soldier boys, through to the mother-in-law and the village ladies, this show’s side character’s were absolute gold! Also, the rest of the show is excellent too! … More Kdrama Podcast: 56 – CRASH LANDING ON YOU overview
Love the idea of the whole world being destroyed by zombies? Well great, because this week Lee Evie is discussing the thrilling second season of the big-budget production 2020 Kdrama KINGDOM, starring Joo Ji-Hoon and Bae-Doona (among a slew of recognisable faces!). This season is exciting, bad-arse, fast-paced and quite short, complete at only six episodes. It’s got action, horror, death, political plotting and super fast scary zombies! Everything a person needs. 🙂 … More Kdrama Podcast 41: KINGDOM season 2 overview
Be a tragic boy-band star from the 90s and then time travel into the future and fall in love with your son’s girlfriend (what?!), because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is ignoring all things virus related and instead discussing the very silly and fun 2017 Kdrama HIT THE TOP (also known as THE BEST HIT). This show has a pretty twisted mystery at its heart, and a whole lot of hijinks, petty jealousy, dance numbers and complicated romance to enjoy, the perfect show to make you happy! It also stars the always wonderful Yoon Shi-Yoon and beautiful Lee Se-Young. … More Kdrama Podcast: 40: Being silly with HIT THE TOP!
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
What is a love Patzzi? I dunno. I guess it is a 2002 romcom Kdrama about a girl who lies and a tall handsome dude involved in a lot of weird hijinks. That is what a Love Patzzi is. This drama started off cute and breezy and fun (and really old fashioned), but then unfortunately got a little stagnant and boring about halfway through. It did totally redeem itself by the end though, clawing back all that shameless fluff fun, mainly just because the male lead was so damn awesome. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: My Love Patzzi.
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