Pretend to be your identical sister and fall in love with a king with prophetic dreams (who was also shot in the head, but don’t worry, it’s totally fine!) because this week on the show, Lee Evie is chatting about the 2020 historical Korean drama QUEEN: LOVE AND WAR (also known as THE SELECTION: WAR BETWEEN WOMEN). Starring a sassy and cool (for the first half at least) Jin Se-yeon and a very dimpled Kim Min-kyu, this kdrama sageuk is fast-paced, fun and engaging, and though maybe not the highest quality show around, it is well worth your time! … More Kdrama Podcast 64: QUEEN: LOVE AND WAR overview
Get drunk, solve some crimes and then become the king of Joseon, because this week on the show Lee Evie is discussing her feelings around the 2019 Korean historical drama HAECHI. Starring Jung Il-woo (who basically carries this entire show on his shoulders … wow!) and Go Ara, as well as a whole heap of stellar side character performances, this story is based on the true history of Prince Yeoning, a Korean prince born to a lowly court maid. This show is fast-paced, filled with edge of your seat plots and twisty conspiracies, and also features a wonderful performance from Jung Moon-Sung as a despot power craving prince. Lee Evie throughly enjoyed this wonderful sageuk! … More Kdrama Podcast 59: Historical drama time with HAECHI!
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
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
This 2003 Korean drama is both strange, absurd and darkly emotional, and just so utterly moving! If you love a bit of action, a bad-arse female police office played by Ha Ji-Won and a little dash of incest (WTF???!!) then this is the kdrama for you!
Mmmmh. … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Damo.
Are you an amnesiac Joseon prince whose lack of memories definitely don’t turn you into a nicer person? Are you a tragically doomed assassin (with really excellent eyebrows) busily involved in an epic love story that gets barely any screentime? Or are you Hong Shim, a shining example of a cool peasant girl? Because if so, does Lee Evie have the show for you!! Come join in this discussion about the 2018 romance sageuk Kdrama, 100 DAYS MY PRINCE. Fair warning: Lee Evie both absolutely loved and kind of hated this Korean drama …. … More Kdrama Podcast: 100 DAYS MY PRINCE overview
Arang is a plucky ghost from legend, determined to discover the truth of her identity! Eun-Oh is a nobleman with mummy issues and a chip on his shoulder who most definitely absolutely utterly doesn’t want to help her out! What follows is a moody, atmospheric adventure through a tiny Joseon village (via the underworld!), featuring a whole bunch of exhumed dead bodies, bickering gods in terrible wigs, and a literal goat that is a stand in for earth …. or something. Welcome to the utterly charming Korean drama ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE. Listen as Lee Evie discusses her 10 reasons to love this Kdrama! … More Kdrama Podcast: Ten reasons to love ARANG AND THE MAGISTRATE!
An excellent sageuk Kdrama, complete with bone-crackling zombies, a displaced Crown Prince (with daddy issues) and a dead body eating badass tiger hunter! This is KINGDOM – Season One folks! … More KOREAN DRAMA REVIEW: Kingdom – Season 1
Will Hanjo ever exact his revenge and actually kill someone? Will the mysterious evil gunman turn out to be a rather sympathetic guy? (sob sob) Will Soo-in realise that the swaggering new Japanese dude in town is actually her deceased boyfriend? Find out in this discussion about the 2014 Korean historical drama JOSEON GUNMAN, starring the ever fantastic Lee Joon-Ki and Nam Sang-Mi. This is absolute epic sageuk Kdrama at its best! … More Kdrama Podcast: JOSEON GUNMAN overview