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
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
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!
What do you do if you are a frazzled secretary with a boss who can’t see faces (wut!)? You hoodwink him into falling in love with you … while believing you are someone else, of course! This week on the show, Lee Evie is chatting about the 2019 romantic comedy Korean drama THE SECRET LIFE OF MY SECRETARY! What a cute, fluffy and quirky show, with a charm factor that belies its simple premise and plot. This kdrama is definitely not rocket science, but if you are in the mood for something silly and fun, this is a surprisingly solid little show that really hits the spot! … More Kdrama Podcast – 58: THE SECRET LIFE OF MY SECRETARY overview
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
This show is zany beyond belief, a fluffy thin-as-paper romantic comedy show that is hysterically ridiculous in every way. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Bel Ami / Pretty Man.
Get possessed by a crazy ghost, fall in love with a horrible arrogant chef, and then speak really quietly for an entire drama, because this week Lee Evie is discussing her complicated feelings about the 2015 Korean supernatural romance/comedy OH MY GHOST. Starring Park Bo-Young, Cho Jung-Seok and the always great Kim Seul-Gi, this drama was good, but for very personal reasons, Lee Evie also thought it was bad. Be warned, she didn’t totally love this one! … More Kdrama Podcast: OH MY GHOST overview
I avoided this drama forever because…. well, golf. Yuck. But as it turns out it is a zany, over acted (in a totally cute way) madcap romantic comedy, with some really utterly fun and gorgeous characters and the age old story of an enormous huge bratty rich man and a shouty tiny pint-sized poor girl with debt. And you know what? I adored it! But be warned. It is very silly. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Invincible Lee Pyung Kang
What is a love Patzzi? I dunno. I guess it is a 2002 romcom Kdrama about a girl who lies and a tall handsome dude involved in a lot of weird hijinks. That is what a Love Patzzi is. This drama started off cute and breezy and fun (and really old fashioned), but then unfortunately got a little stagnant and boring about halfway through. It did totally redeem itself by the end though, clawing back all that shameless fluff fun, mainly just because the male lead was so damn awesome. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: My Love Patzzi.
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!