Book Review: THE JINGBIROK / BOOK OF CORRECTIONS by Yu Songnyong

Also known as the Jingbirok, this first person account of the Imjin War was written as a record of the Japanese invasion of Korea (1592-1598) and all the things that went wrong for the Korean government and military throughout the conflict. Of course it also documents some incredible wins too (for instance, Admiral Yi and his incredible heroic story) but on the whole, the purpose of the book was to present mistakes for what they were, in the hopes that they would not repeat in the future. … More Book Review: THE JINGBIROK / BOOK OF CORRECTIONS by Yu Songnyong

Kdrama Podcast 41: KINGDOM season 2 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

Kdrama Podcast: A SONG FOR LONELY WOLVES, historical fiction inspired by Kdrama and Korean movies!

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!

Kdrama Podcast: ROOKIE HISTORIAN GOO HAE-RYUNG overview

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

Kdrama Podcast: Enjoy the kdrama sweetness of LET’S FIGHT GHOST!

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!

Kdrama Podcast: CHICAGO TYPEWRITER overview

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

Kdrama Podcast: MY COUNTRY THE NEW AGE overview

Get stabbed in the belly multiple times with a sword and cough up some blood, but then be totally fine in every way, because this week on the podcast Lee Evie is discussing one of her favourite 2019 Korean dramas MY COUNTRY: THE NEW AGE. Starring the beautiful Woo Do-Hwan, Yang Se-Jong and Jang Hyuk, this Kdrama is a bloody and tragic tale of the end of an empire (Goryeo) and the emergence of a new dynasty from the ashes (Joseon). Oh … and it is also a drama in which every major character walks around literally covered from head to toe in blood. Did Lee Evie mention this drama was bloody? Because it is bloody. … More Kdrama Podcast: MY COUNTRY THE NEW AGE overview