Here is a random collection of thoughts from this week (22 Feb 2021). I have been doing lots of Korean history research and reading, lots of dreaming about going overseas on a trip, and of course, lots of writing! … More Lee Evie Diary: What I’ve been reading, researching and thinking about this week!
Be the coolest girl in the entire world and defeat all your enemies with your big brain, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing her feelings around the excellent (and very long) 2016 historical kdrama THE FLOWER IN PRISON. Starring the fantastic Jin Se-yeon and Go Soo, as well as a vast array of wonderful side characters, this sageuk is epic, edge of your seat, twisty Korean drama fun. The heroine Ok Nyeo is also one of the coolest characters ever created! Lee Evie adored her! … More Kdrama Podcast 79: FLOWER IN PRISON overview
For a limited time (between 01 FEB and 15 FEB 2021) I am giving away FREE ebook copies of a special illustrated edition of my novel PROMISE SEASON, a dark and romantic mystery story set in old Korea during the Joseon dynasty. … More Limited time FREE EBOOK giveaway: a special illustrated edition of PROMISE SEASON
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
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!
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
Poke a stick into your ear (it’s fine! it didn’t even hit anything important! don’t even worry about it!) and go completely crazy, before being usurped by a doppleganger who is in love with your wife, because this week on the show Lee Evie is ranting about the 2019 Korean historical drama THE CROWNED CLOWN. Starring Yeo Jin-gu as both the stick-poking mad king of Joseon and his clownish look-alike, as well as the always beautiful Lee Se-young as his very confused queen, this is both a wonderful sageuk filled with secret identities and plot twists, as well as an ethically confusing conundrum. Well, at least that was the case for Lee Evie, listen to her ranty waffle to find out why! … More Kdrama Podcast 62: THE CROWNED CLOWN overview
Get drunk, solve some crimes and then become the king of Joseon, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing her feelings around the 2019 Korean historical drama HAECHI. Starring Jung Il-woo (who basically carries this entire show on his shoulders … wow!) and Go Ara, as well as a whole heap of stellar side character performances, this story is based on the true history of Prince Yeoning, a Korean prince born to a lowly court maid. This show is fast-paced, filled with edge of your seat plots and twisty conspiracies, and also features a wonderful performance from Jung Moon-Sung as a despot power craving prince. Lee Evie throughly enjoyed this wonderful sageuk! … More Kdrama Podcast 59: Historical drama time with HAECHI!
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
Lee Evie’s latest Korean historical fiction novel A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES is being unleashed upon the world this week, so she is here to talk about the Korean history, as well as the Korean drama (DAMO) and movies (THE WAILING and THE DUELIST) that inspired her to write this historical detective story, set in Joseon Korea in 1590. … More Kdrama Podcast: A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES, historical fiction inspired by Kdrama and Korean movies!