GUEST GAB is back, featuring very special guest, Gee, a man who doesn’t watch kdrama at all. This is the show where Lee Evie forces him to watch the first episode of a random Korean drama, and then recap it back to her, along with a fun quiz and other random games. This week on the show, Lee Evie and Gee are discussing the first episode of the 2016 coming of age youth kdrama WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO, which stars the wonderful actors Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk. This show is fun, sweet, romantic, and Lee Evie LOVES it. … More Kdrama Podcast 76: WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO episode 1 recap GUEST GAB
Get kidnapped by a very handsome man in armour, sucked through a hole into the distant past, and then be poisoned. Like … a lot. Because this week on the show, Lee Evie is doing a deep dive into one of her classic favourite kdramas, the 2012 time slip fantasy romance FAITH (also known as THE GREAT DOCTOR). This historical Korean drama stars Lee Min Ho, who is gold in this, and also Kim Eun Sook. Lee Evie still reckons this is her favourite Lee Min Ho role ever. Yes, it is old and a bit clunky, but Lee Evie will shout her love for this show from the rooftops forever! … More Kdrama Podcast: FAITH / THE GREAT DOCTOR overview
Play heaps of piano, fall in love with a cranky pretty boy, and then get punched in the face by the dumbest drama ending of all time! This week on the podcast, Lee Evie is discussing her complicated feelings around the 2020 romance Korean drama DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL (which has a title that is literally impossible to remember!). Starring Go Ara in a luminous and vivid performance, and Lee Jae-wook as her cranky pretty boy hero, this drama starts off like a warm hug and ends with a punch to the throat. Lee Evie loved it … until she hated it. … More Kdrama Podcast: DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL overview
Start a business and fall in love with a (very sweet and geeky) LIAR, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing the charming 2020 romance kdrama START UP. This show is inspiring, focuses on themes around following your dreams and not letting set backs destroy you, and stars the gorgeous Suzy, sweet Nam Joo Hyuk, and second-male-lead-syndrome inducing Kim Sun-ho. What a lovely Korean drama! You will laugh and cry, and then go tearing out of the house to make your own dreams happen, haha! … More Kdrama Podcast 72: START UP overview
In 2020, Lee Evie watched doctors play tunes (HOSPITAL PLAYLIST), two dramas about small business entrepreneurs, which is a lot more fun than it sounds! (START UP and ITAEWON CLASS). She watched two detectives get sucked into multiple parallel worlds (TRAIN and THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH) and one gothic fairytale about the most gorgeous people on earth (IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY). She also watched precisely one (WTF dramaland????) sageuk Korean drama that aired in 2020. Which is outrageous! Historical kdrama is Lee Evie’s favourite! How could there have been so few new shows in 2020? Blurg. Also, Lee Evie watched a whole boatload of other shows too! Whoah. … More Kdrama Podcast: 2020 kdrama in review!
Wear a pink summer trench coat with matching summer shorts, while screaming at everyone about how you are totally completely absolutely NOT IN LOVE, because this week Lee Evie is chatting about the gorgeous (and hilarious) 2018 Kdrama mini-drama HIGH END CRUSH. Starring the fantastic (and fantastically attired) Jung Il-woo (dude, make this man the lead in every kdrama ever!!!!!) and Lee Evie’s newly discovered and beloved actress Jin Se-yeon, this wacky Korean drama is pure ‘turn your brain off’ fun. Charming, very funny, and revolving around Jung Il-woo’s perfectly ridiculous performance as an arrogant jerk entertainment CEO, this is an addictive and romantic ride, and Lee Evie loved it! … More Kdrama Podcast 68: HIGH END CRUSH is fluffy romcom gold!
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