This kdrama SURPLUS PRINCESS, also known as IDLE MERMAID, is a 2014 fantasy rom-com starring Jo Bo-ah as the female lead (and a mermaid!), On Joo-wan (as her leading man, who acts like a true second male lead for the first half of the show) and Song Jae-rim (as a handsome chef you almost believe will win over the girl. This show also stars loads of side-characters, including the now quite famous actors Kim Seul-gi and Nam Joo-hyuk, who get their own adorable side romance! 🙂 … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Surplus Princess / Idle Mermaid
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
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!
Grab a plastic sword, and a bemused Nam Joo-hyuk, and then … like … defeat some little jellie things … and save some students … or whatever … Mmmh. This show is weird! This week, Lee Evie is chatting about the intriguing 2020 Korean drama THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES, which stars Jung Yu-mi and Nam Joo-hyuk. This show is strange, beautifully shot, kind of haunting, sometimes beautiful, sometimes a little confusing … but overall, Lee Evie actually really really liked it! (Though the ending felt weird!). Come listen as she shares her thoughts! … More Kdrama Podcast 69: THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES overview
Grab a monkey, some soju and a water god, because now it is first episode challenge time! This is a brand new thing Lee Evie just invented, which involves her watching some first episodes and then, you know, talking about them and stuff. How challenging! This week she tackles the 2017 fantasy romance THE BRIDE OF HABAEK (in which actors she really likes, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Shin Se-Kyung, both seem to forget how to move their faces), the 2018 fantasy romance A KOREAN ODYSSEY, also known as HWAYUGI (in which Lee Seung-gi prances around like the rockstar monkey god he truly is) and finally the 2019 modern romance WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS (in which Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Ha-Neul live quiet domestic lives and also battle serial killers apparently). … More Kdrama podcast: A KOREAN ODYSSEY, WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS and THE BRIDE OF HABAEK a first episode challenge!
Impersonate your identical twin sister and then realise the boy you are falling in love with is already in love with you, but only because he thinks you are your sister (pheww …. that’s complicated folks!!!!!), because today Lee Evie is talking about the very excellent and angsty 2015 youth melodrama WHO ARE YOU: SCHOOL 2015, which stars the gorgeous Kim So-Hyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Yook Sung-Jae. This was the sixth instalment in the very popular ‘School’ Kdrama series and is one of Lee Evie’s favourite Korean dramas of all time, probably only because she boarded the correct ship in the love triangle. Listen as she discusses her ten reasons to adore this drama, the power of a love triangle done right, and Kim So-Hyun’s utter perfection. … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love WHO ARE YOU: SCHOOL 2015!