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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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
Join a cult and then get hit in the face with a shovel, because today Lee Evie is discussing the ten reasons to love the mysterious, atmospheric and disturbing 2017 Kdrama SAVE ME, also known sometimes as RESCUE ME. Seriously, cults, creeps and Woo Do-Hwan; what else does a Korean drama even need? Also starring the ever earnest Taecyeon and the fragile yet powerful Seo Ye-Ji, this Kdrama was addictive and (almost) perfect, so come and hang out with Lee Evie as she shouts at you to go watch it already!!! … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love SAVE ME / RESCUE ME
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
Let’s talk two Korean dramas and one Korean movie, just to shake things up! Join in with Lee Evie’s discussion on the differences between Kdrama and Korean movies, and touch on the dramas SUSPICIOUS PARTNER (featuring Nam Ji-hyun’s glorious hair!) and SIX FLYING DRAGONS (featuring murder, murder everywhere!) as well as a quick conversation about the Korean phenomenon and award winning movie, PARASITE, starring the always excellent Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam. … More Kdrama Podcast: SUSPICIOUS PARTNER and SIX FLYING DRAGONS kdramas and a Korean movie PARASITE!
Do you want to get hit on the head by a rogue flower pot? Would you enjoy to have two gorgeous boys fall madly in love with you (even though you are actually kind of a brat)? Do you want to sing and dance your teen years away and follow ALL of the dreams? Because Lee Evie sure does! Come join her discussion about this excellent 2011 Kdrama starring the ever lovely Suzy, insanely pretty Kim Soo-Hyun and motorbike riding Taecyeon, and hear about Lee Evie’s ten reasons to love the Korean drama DREAM HIGH! … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love DREAM HIGH!
Are you an amnesiac Joseon prince whose lack of memories definitely don’t turn you into a nicer person? Are you a tragically doomed assassin (with really excellent eyebrows) busily involved in an epic love story that gets barely any screentime? Or are you Hong Shim, a shining example of a cool peasant girl? Because if so, does Lee Evie have the show for you!! Come join in this discussion about the 2018 romance sageuk Kdrama, 100 DAYS MY PRINCE. Fair warning: Lee Evie both absolutely loved and kind of hated this Korean drama …. … More Kdrama Podcast: 100 DAYS MY PRINCE overview