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
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!
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
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
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
Get kidnapped and forced to become the King of Joseon, only to discover the dude you hired to look after your woman back home is secretly kissing her while you are busy running the country! Today Lee Evie is discussing the upsides and the downsides of love triangles in the 2019 Kdrama FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY, starring Kim Min-Jae. This Korean drama was both more and less romantic than Lee Evie expected, so join her for a discussion to discover what the hell she means by that! … More Kdrama Podcast: FLOWER CREW: JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY overview
Travel forward in time to catch a serial killer and then realise your house is gone, your wife is dead and everyone you ever loved is completely f**ked, because today Lee Evie is discussing the 2017 kdrama TUNNEL, starring Choi Jin-Hyuk. This Korean drama is dark, thrilling and twisty and Lee Evie loved it! She also talks about the 2012 mega-hit fusion sageuk THE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN, starring Kim Soo-Hyun, and the basic plot is this: a sad crying king walks around a palace while everyone screams ‘Jeonha’ at him all day long … … More Kdrama Podcast: Waffling on about TUNNEL and THE MOON EMBRACING THE SUN!
Be a money hungry social climber and marry a man you don’t love, and then be fully surprised that you don’t feel very happy (what a shock! how unexpected!), because this week Lee Evie is discussing her first impressions of the completely inappropriately marketed 2019 Korean drama BEAUTIFUL LOVE WONDERFUL LIFE. Her main point of discussion is: what the f**k even is this kdrama? Also, Lee Evie talks about a 2018 Korean movie remake of a 1999 Japanese anime movie, ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE, starring Kang Dong-Won. … More Kdrama Podcast: BEAUTIFUL LOVE WONDERFUL LIFE / ILLANG: THE WOLF BRIGADE
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
Sell your soul to the devil in return for vengeance, and then change for mind seven years later, because today on the show Lee Evie is discussing the slick 2019 Korean drama JUSTICE, starring Choi Jin-Hyuk and Nana. If you are in the mood for some murky moral grey areas, some twisty plots and a complete psycho-killer of a villain, then you have definitely come to the right place! So strap in and enjoy this Kdrama show! … More Kdrama Podcast: JUSTICE (2019) overview