KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Surplus Princess / Idle Mermaid

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

Kdrama Podcast 76: WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO episode 1 recap GUEST GAB

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

Kdrama Podcast: DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL overview

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

Kdrama Podcast 68: HIGH END CRUSH is fluffy romcom gold!

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!

Kdrama Podcast – 58: THE SECRET LIFE OF MY SECRETARY overview

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

Kdrama Podcast: Explore the gothic fairytale of IT’S OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY

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

Kdrama Podcast: OH MY GHOST overview

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

KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Invincible Lee Pyung Kang

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