Beanie level: Errand boy

What’s up in dramaland? Anisa (@laica) and Paroma (@festerfaster) and our lovely guest, Anisa’s little sis, Zaynab, discuss Sulli’s passing and her activism against internet bullying, plus the release of movie Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982, and the anti-feminist backlash against it.

Also: November dramas! Paroma makes prophesies, and Zaynab has a big reveal at the end, which is my second favourite part. My favourite being the mid-episode sisterly stand-off, hahaha.

Timestamps in the comments! Enjoy, even though I’m not in it!*

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    *Just as well, I would’ve brought the tone down, given all the waspish, screamy comments I made to NOBODY while I listened! XD (look, they attacked all my favourite dramas while I was away! City Hunter! Healer! And they forgot I LOVED Defendant and Heart Surgeons! It’s like they don’t know me at all.)

    Timestamps:

    NEWS
    02:12 – Sulli’s death: regulating online bullying and harassment, and the possibility/problems of a “Sulli’s law”.
    10:47 – Release of movie “Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982” and the anti-feminist backlash; “gapjil” culture (workplace harassment by seniors).
    17:13 – Graceful Family breaks MBN ratings records
    19:31 – Lee Jae-wook’s Search WWW x Extraordinary You behind-the-scenes crossover, plus fangirling!
    21:19 – Quick updates on past stories we’ve covered, digression on how headlines are translated (plus lots of laughing)
    25:13 – Kim Tae-hee and Rain welcome second baby!

    UPCOMING DRAMAS
    26:00 – Chief of Staff 2
    28:38 – Psychopath Diary
    30:55 – Stove League
    35:22 – Emergency Landing of Love/Love’s Emergency Landing
    40:55 – People With Flaws
    45:59 – 9.9 Billion Won Woman
    48:29 – Chocolate

    Links to articles and other stuff can all be found here: https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/50-sullis-death-netizen-toxicity-kim-ji-young-born-in-1982-updates-upcoming-dramas/

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      Noooo, not Healer? It’s the price you pay for missing an episode.

      I’ve been looking for an English audio version of the novel Kim Ji-young Born in 1982 without success so far.

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      I had to take a break part way through to ask what you enjoyed about Hospital Ship? Kang Min Hyuk had a compelling story and was wonderful. I’m not sure I’d try to talk anyone into watching it unless they love him. Sadly, it was my introduction to Ha Ji Won.

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        I watched it live, and at the time, I felt it was a really pleasantly low-key, healing kind of watch. I don’t think I pushed it as hard as P suggested, but I probably did mention more than once that I thought they’d like it for the above reasons. I know everyone else thought it was dreadful, but maybe it was exactly what I needed at the time. It wasn’t demanding, it wasn’t high stakes, it wasn’t makjang. It felt like the show took its mission to be resolving that grief that it opened with (Ha Ji-won’s…was it her mother’s death?). And I really liked Kang Min-hyuk in it, too, he totally came of age for me in this drama, and the young cast in general was very sweet.

        I’m not the hugest HJW fan, I think she’s kind of overrated, but I liked the simplicity of the story here.

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          I did appreciate the low key vibe until the unnecessary armed take over portion.

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      Looking forward to the next podcast and to hear about the crackjangfest that was Graceful Family.

      Anyways, if the Kim Seul-gi fan podcast ever takes off, sign me up. Why is she a supporting character again?

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      They did WHAT to City Hunter and Healer?! :O

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It’s time for our latest Long Yak! We drown ourselves in premieres once again, but not before we have an intensive decompression for Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung, which to a woman, we absolutely adored and don’t want to say goodbye to. But thus is dramaland — out with the old and in with the new! I’m loving Secret Boutique in the current line-up, while Paroma and Anisa have one more long goodbye in Melo is My Nature.

What have you been watching?

Listen to the episode here:

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    Can’t sing enough praises for Secret Boutique. 👍👍 “It’s not about handbags!” 🤣🤣 That’s right! But it is about signet ring though. 😉

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    @laica and @festerfaster feel like I do about Melo is My Nature. It’s nice to hear so much praise for this little gem.

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      We had to stop because we were going over time, but I think we could have gushed for another hour! Such an incredible show.

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These dense thrillers make me write monster reviews (which probably nobody reads lollll) but worse, leaves me with excellent screencaps I couldn’t find a way to use XD

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    That first one made me laugh.

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      me too! It was nearly the header, but then I judged it not serious enough and mismatching the opening sentence XD Then I wanted to put it at the end, but apparently I already used too many LMK shots XD (by my own estimation…)

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      Okay but you know what I love about this show?

      In some dramas you get immortal heroes like Lee Seung-gi in Vagabond who treats the streets of Tangier like it’s his playground. Cool.

      Here you get Lee Min-ki hesitating to jump out of a window and struggling to lift.

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        Am now imagining that his acrobatics over the motorcycle in BTIOFL was a direct result of his actual, very not good, athleticism. “Let’s make LMK jump over a motorcycle. It’ll be great fun, and we can laugh at him all day as he struggles through this scene.”

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        I gotta say I do love the parkour! It’s one of the show’s (few) highlights!

        What I really love about the weightlifting scenes and stuff in TLW is that they are all about the visual symbolism of teamwork – he doesn’t lift those weights on his own, he CAN’T. It’s only possible with help. It’s actually kind of deep, but I don’t know if I’m over-interpreting a light moment, or it’s really there. (IT’S REALLY THERE…but let me not spoil my review, haha!)

        PS, I believe a Long Yak may be publishing tomorrow, where I wax poetic about Vagbond’s parkour, and diss everything else XD

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          LOL, I can’t wait for that Long Yak! I’m a bit behind on Vagabond (watching it with @saturtledaisy) but the parkour IS cool.

          And I really can’t wait for your review!! I need to hurry up and watch episode 8!!

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          I only liked VB’s parkour until it became repetitive and started to hope for Dalgun to get injured, hospitalized or jailed for damaging public/private property 😅.

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I\’m sorry guys, I don\’t think I\’m going to manage a Leverage midseries review – I\’m behind and life has been busy! If I catch up with it in time for the finale, I\’ll give it a shot. In the meantime, The Lies Within is just. so. good. Midseries review to follow!

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    Also, I’m really bad at replying to comments, I’m sorryyy. I read them (usually while I’m half-dressed and getting ready for work), reply in my head, and then my day takes over and my brain frazzles. I really suck at replies. REALLY SUCK.

    sorry 🙁

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    Grrrr I’m still behind! I need to catch up before you post the review! But I’m glad you’re liking it! Ep 5 bored me but I enjoyed ep 6 more, and I’ve enjoyed what I’ve seen of ep 7. It’s getting more interesting and gripping. And I always love when Lee Yoo-young and Lee Min-ki are on the screen.

    I’ve discovered that watching it on my TV heightens the experience. It’s so pretty! I didn’t get the full cinematographic experience watching it on my laptop. What a waste of 6 episodes spent NOT watching it on my TV. It means I had to pause ep 7 when my mom wanted to watch something, but I’m okay with waiting to watch in awesome quality.

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      Update: I finished episode 7 and I… really liked it???? It seems like the show is settling into its groove.

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        It turned at about ep5 and got REALLY GOOD! I just submitted my review and I’m excited to see what everyone else thinks!

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Okay guys, a little delayed but it’s here! WHAT’S UP IN DRAMALAND September-October edition!

This time, we have special guest in DB’s very own @helcat, who has many virtues and much knowledge, but I’m just going to be shallow and say her accent is everything and Anisa and I did NOT play it cool behind the scenes XD

but sadly that footage got lost, so instead we sound composed and professional. Boring.

But there’s some meaty discussions this month about providers and how they shape the viewing experience, low ratings and what that means for creative storytelling, trashy reality dating shows, and more!

Timestamps in the comments!

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    TIMESTAMPS:

    00:05:24 – Is viki acquiring Dramafever’s content? How licensing wars change the drama viewing landscape (again)
    00:15:28 – “Melo Suits Me”: when is a story worth telling, and how do ratings shape it?
    00:31:46 – Criticism of Chinese K-pop stars supporting police crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters
    00:39:02 – Lee Pil-mo’s new baby, his dating show backstory, Love Island vs Terrace House
    00:43:33 – Que Sera Sera remake
    00:49:43 – Bad Guys has a movie!
    00:51:07 – US remake of SKY Castle
    00:55:34 – New Netflix variety show “Twogether” with Lee Seung-gi, Jasper Liu
    00:56:45 – Kim’s Convenience at Seoul International Drama Awards, Korea exports own sitcom about immigrant experience

    UPCOMING DRAMAS
    01:00:30 – My Country
    01:04:54 – VIP
    01:08:27 – The Lies Within (Everyone’s Lies)
    01:13:37 – Leverage
    01:16:45 – Catch the Ghost
    01:18:10 – Yeonnamdong Global House
    01:22:49 – Helen shares her favourite dramas, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung and I Hear Your Voice

    Full post with links and stuff: https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/48-is-viki-acquiring-dramafever-titles-melo-suits-me-stories-worth-telling-news-bites-upcoming-dramas/

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    Yay! I checked for it a few days ago and am happy it’s here.

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      Thank you for bearing with us! We’re catching up, slowly but surely!

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    Hooray! Thank you guys as always! I don’t always comment on the podcasts but I listen to them every time!

    Off to listen~

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      When it comes to the whole Netflix thing, at first I really hated them for holding dramas hostage for so long, and I thought it was very silly of them, but I’ve warmed up to them now that they’ve begun releasing things just a few hours after it airs in Korea. Their subtitles are a bit weird, but I’ve also noticed subtitles on Viki lately have been weird in a different way–I don’t know if anyone else noticed, but Extraordinary You‘s subtitles just had some really odd moments and grammatical errors, it took me out of the show. So it’s kind of a give and take for me now. No one service has subtitles that have completely pleased me lately.

      I think this was announced after you recorded this podcast, but HBO Max (Warner’s new streaming service) has released more info and I’m curious to see if they will have any DramaFever content. They WILL have every single Studio Ghibli movie, which… okay, you’ve got my interest already.

      And gosh, I REALLY need to watch Be Melodramatic, don’t I? It sounds exactly like the type of show I love.

      You guys talked about a lot of great topics but I’m going to shamelessly jump to when you were talking about upcoming dramas (which now are currently airing) and can I just say how hard I laughed when Anisa said “Lee Min-ki’s last drama was Because This is My First Life” and neither Saya nor helcat disputed it. I completely support this erasure of Beauty Inside, PLEASE WIPE IT FROM OUR COLLECTIVE MEMORY. Also, @helcat, how much DO you like Lee Min-ki, and why did I not know this until now? You and Anisa spending a hot second gushing about him made my day there, and clearly I need to finally get around to watching Mixed-Up Investigative Agency, which has been sitting languid on my harddrive for over a year now.

      While much of Min-ki’s drama catalogue consists of rom-coms, he’s delved into much darker material in some of his films, so I’m not surprised that he’s doing well in this role (and I do think he is, although the writing is a bit shoddy so far for me). An article I read recently talked about how viewers still associate him with romance but that his acting style translates well to this genre, and that pleased me.

      Lee Yoo-young really worried me earlier this year with her instagram post, and I do hope she is doing well and that working is helping her rather than hurting her. I get the feeling that both Lee Yoo-young and Lee Min-ki chose this drama for the director first and foremost, as she did Kim Joo-hyuk’s last drama shortly before his death, Argon (and in Min-ki’s case she did his very first lead drama role, Taereung National Village), and I trust that PD Lee Yoon-jung is doing her best to make it a good experience for Lee Yoo-young. I’ve watched the behind-the-scenes and, while that obviously doesn’t give you the whole picture, it does appear to be a really fun set to work on.

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        Seeing Lee Yoo-young being able to laugh and have fun in between takes where she’s made to cry about a situation that probably hits extremely close to home is encouraging. I hope she’s having a good time, and I hope it’s cathartic for her, because just 4 episodes in this drama loves to make her cry, but I also foresee her character growing to overcome that.

        Thank you guys so much for this podcast, and I’m sorry for my rambling! I clearly can’t shut up about a particular actor.

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        I think you should definitely watch Mixed-up Investigative Agency, as it’s quite purposefully his most unattractive role so I think it would be the ultimate test of your love, haha. But, really, whenever I see someone in desperate need of an unforgettable drama, this is always the one that comes to mind. There is truly no other quite like it.

        I have been worried about Lee Yoo-young and how close to home the material is, but I also feel like it might have been purposeful to work with this director. I’m happy to see them joking around on set and breaking up the heavy atmosphere.

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          It’s funny that you say that about Mixed-Up Investigative Agency, because I actually DID watch the first ep last year but right at the end of the semester when I was totally overwhelmed with exams, so I decided to put it on the back-burner until I had time to appreciate it and just haven’t gotten around to it. This is what I had to say about it then on What We’re Watching: “I was secretly hoping that this ridiculous show and that truly awful hair would finally break the spell that Lee Min-ki placed on me after Because This Life is Our First, but I came out of the first episode liking him even more now because of his total disregard for vanity and I just need to accept that I’m too far gone and nothing can save me.”

          LOL!

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            Hahaha, yes, I love your logic! It makes absolutely perfect sense to me.

            And, honestly, the show is best enjoyed when you have the time for it so you made a good decision on waiting. I didn’t get to fully appreciate it until my second watch for the very same reason.

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        It’s good to know that Lee Yoo-young has a supportive crew during this drama. My theory for her current choices is that she’s trying to work as much as she can so she doesn’t give in to depression. She seems to have good people around her though, so hopefully when she’s ready, they’ll get her to ease off a bit.

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          I think you’re right with your theory, and I hope she learns to slow down as well and get the help that she probably needs. I just hope she’s doing okay!

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        I think Be Melodramatic is your kind of show. It’s a bit hard at first because part of it is sad, but it has a good balance of humor too.

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It’s been a long wait for the Long Yak, but we’re back! Come get a slice of Friday-unwinding with us!

This episode:
– We check out a whole lotta new dramas
– Group-gush on Rookie Historina Goo Hae-ryung
– Discuss the science of watching different stuff to bring variety to the yak
– Lament Sung Hoon – the good actor with bad projects 🤣

Timestamps:
00:01:33 – Live-action Mulan revisited
00:04:50 – Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung
00:26:39 – Love Alarm
00:34:54 – Melo is My nature
00:42:06 – Hell is Other People
00:45:09 – The Great Show
00:51:20 – A Moment at 18
00:59:46 – Class of Lies
01:01:14 – Welcome 2 Life
01:06:20 – Hotel Del Luna
01:11:33 – Level Up
01:21:13 – Watcher

—Awesome Patrons who support us—
Egads, Steven Blackmore, Lia W., Kimbap Noona, Hades, Gracefulegg, Divina, Jenmole, Saoirse10, Hamda, MCG, Humbledaisy, Eunice Choi. Welcome to our new patron, Jojo!

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers
Twitter: @dramasoverflow
Email: dramasoverflowers@gmail.com
Blog: akdramapodcast.wordpress.com

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Here we are, back again for a new What’s Up in Dramaland in September! We have a verrry special guest you mayyy recognise: @JustMe!

In news, we talk Gu Hye-sun/Ahn Jae-hyun divorce, divorce clauses in actor contracts, Song Joong-ki’s endorsements drop, and Mulan controversies. Then we take a look at upcoming September premieres and what we’re excited about!

Sadly @festerfaster couldn’t join us this time, but it’s her fault for skipping out, I say! (I kid, we missed you, come back!!)

What’s everyone else excited about for September?

I’m here for JOSEON MARRIAGE AGENCY, WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS, VAGABOND, A DAY FOUND BY CHANCE, and MELTING ME SOFTLY

…so basically all of them XD

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Also, Watcher-watchers, hold your hats, a second half review is coming up sometime in the following week…when I have a) watched the finale, b) probably lost my mind, and c) written the thing

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Okay folks, have you had your Friday fix of podcasty fun?
We talk:
– ROOKIE HISTORIAN GOO HAE-RYUNG
– DESIGNATED SURVIVOR
– HOTEL DEL LUNA
– LEVEL UP
– WATCHER
– CLASS OF LIES
– SEARCH: WWW
– UNREQUITED LOVE

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side question: is there any interest in a weekly thread for Watcher? (1-8 review is coming up)

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Ps don’t miss our latest (by which I mean it was kind of late, sorry) Long Yak?

We talk about many many dramas until we fall asleep/die.

Dramas:
Angel’s Last Mission
Perfume
Arthdal Chronicles
Abyss
Secret Life of My Secretary
Search WWW
Beautiful World (that is me! I love this show SO MUCH)
Her Private Life
One Spring Night (hey we’re not actually watching this but we decided to talk about it anyway)
Time Between Dog and Wolf (I talk about watching it for like 30 seconds)

+ a bunch of non-Korean stuff

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    I listened already. I loved Beautiful World too, but I think the evil chaebol portions were stereotypical and it didn’t fit with the subtlety and depth of the rest of the drama. It’s worth the watch just for the inspiration you’ll derive from the main family.

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Hello friendssss, new What’s Up in Dramaland is out! Guest-starring our very own beanie, Rimi (@greenfields). We talk Kang Ji-hwan, Korean-Indian Crossover sageuk, and lots of other snippets, plus August upcoming dramas.

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Aaaaaaahhhhh me and @festerfaster wrote things, lots of things, about Designated Survivor\’s opening week and why we loved it, come and read and share your thoughts!

Here: https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/unboxing-designated-survivor-60-days-episodes-1-2/

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    I loved your take, maybe because I agree with it a lot 😉
    I wonder if they’ll go with domestic terrorism route, there is a very strong opposition against peace talk with NK from right wing politicians so it would look plausible.

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      Thanks shach! I’m super curious about what happens next – can you believe I haven’t had a chance to watch more? 🙁 Is it still good?

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    I’m glad you guys posted something, since DB isn’t going to recap. But maybe we could do the JBL thing where we find a post to hang all our comments off of?

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Another special episode, like you guys asked for! This is a special edition of WHAT’S UP IN DRAMALAND where we spend the whole ep discussing the Burning Sun scandal. And who better to bring it to you but your very own beanies?

Your favourite k-pop fans, @LollyPip and @greenfields (aka Rimi) round out our panel dissecting our feelings about the case. We talk about its implications for us as fans, as well as the broader culture and systems that support violence against women. Finally, we move on to talking about dramas, first in how quickly Burning Sun allusions start popping up in current, and second, shows that have had storylines disturbingly similar to the horrible real-life stories of abuse and exploitation.

Basically, the tl;dr version:
1) It’s a bad time to be a 2nd-gen kpop fan
2) It’s always a bad time to be a woman
3) It’s nearly always a good time to watch dramas

I think those were our main take-aways XD *wipes brow*

(As always, let us know your thoughts. We’re trying a lot of new things out here and your feedback helps us to figure out what we’re doing okay and what we need to work on.)

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    (The dramas section starts at around 52 minutes-ish, in case it helps)

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      also damn, missed the bestest opportunity ever to say ‘sometimes it’s hard to be a woman’ XD

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    Thank you!

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Hello friends!

You asked for more themed episodes! We’re working on it! This is our first ever collab, and it’s one that’s really special and personal to us, especially in the wake of the Christchurch massacre in NZ.

We sit down with the creators of the Riz Test (like the Bechdel test but for Muslim rep) and talk about it in the context of k-ent, as well as the historical presence of Muslims in Korea, and how media rep affects our experiences of daily life.

We’d really love your feedback on this one, and as always, we’re open to ideas and suggestions for other ways to expand the kdrama conversation. Tell us what you think!

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A slightly (um okay a lot) later Long Yak than usual (poor @festerfaster, our superhero editor, was knocked out with an ear infection ;_;). Hopefully you’ll find it was still worth the wait! I had no idea it ran this long but I just listened to it and it felt like it went by pretty fast!

TIME STAMPS:
00:01:46 – Romance is a Bonus Book
00:33:52 – Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity
00:49:31 – Crowned Clown
00:58:44 – My Strange Hero
01:05:31 – The Last Empress (wrap up!)
01:25:35 – Orange Marmalade
01:28:09 – 1N2D*
NON KOREAN STUFF –
01:34:51 – Isn’t It Romantic
01:39:54 – 12 Monkeys
01:41:45 – Zindagi Gulzar Hai

Amazing Patrons who support us:
@egads, Steven Blackmore, Lia W., @KimbapNoona, @hades, Gracefulegg, Divina and special welcome to latest addition to patreon family, @jenmole!

Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers
Email: dramasoverflowers@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow

* Just a note that this was recorded before the Burning Sun story broke, so I guess think of it as a time capsule podcast XD

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    I love long podcasts–well, within reason long podcasts! I’ll be looking out for the ep when it’s uploaded to YouTube.

    Ear infections are rough, especially when it hits you hard in the head and your balance. Hope you’ve recovered and feeling better @festerfaster.

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      I forgot to say, it’s cool that you guys are covering non-k-dramas as well.

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        Thanks for that. I was a little worried that the digression wouldn’t work for our listeners. =)

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          I watch Non-Korean dramas as well. It’s part of a healthy TV-diet, so I would be interested to know what’s good out there. That’s just me though. FYI, at least three of your other Patrons–@kimbapnoona, @jenmole, and I–watch C-Dramas. 😉

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            Haha! We (read: I) always want to cover at least one or two (or ten) things we’re watching outside of kdrama, but the biggest factor that keeps us from doing it often is time constraints! We block out a certain period for the recording but we aaaalllwwwwaaayss go hours over! (haha sob)

            The other thing is that sometimes we worry about digressing too far from what we’ve promised, so if we have a really meaty digression about something else, it’ll probably find its way into the outtakes. (Look out for some new ones soon – they’re coming, just as soon as I stop being sick!)

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            (a) stop being sick. 🙃
            (b) I get where you’re coming from with digressing. Makes sense.

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          I love to hear Paroma talk about c-dramas. She’s so passionate about them.

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    I’m so happy I’ll have company while I make dinner. Thank you.

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Hi everyone! I\’m looking for some podcast feedback — so far we\’ve been experimenting without asking the audience. We already cover a certain amount of ground between Long Yaks and What\’s Up (airing shows, industry news, previewing upcoming shows), and we\’ve got transcripts of the former (thanks to our wonderful volunteer-transcriber kdramadaydreamer). Is there anything that we\’re missing that\’s worth covering?

We\’ve got some thoughts and ideas of our own, about new stuff we want to try, but I want to know what *you* guys want to hear, and what kind of format is most appealing, whether you want to see more guests, what other topics are you interested in us covering, and so on.

Really want to hear your thoughts – please share!

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    I LOVE you guys. 😁
    For thoughts – I’d love hear some thematic episodes like the “Men Behaving Badly” special, which remains my favorite Dramas Over Flowers episode.

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      I second this. Thematic episodes are fun.

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      I third the thematic episodes. Like greenfields, Men Behaving Badly is a favorite. The themes don’t need to be heavy, but you all bring such interesting and insightful thoughts when you drill into details. Maybe even devoting an entire episode to really dissecting one drama. Talk about Korean films?

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      Agree. If you could do a part 2, especially now with the issues surrounding Seungri/Burning Sun and SOPA.

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      I’m beginning to think that the Jung Joon Young + Seungri scandal might be a interesting topic to cover. There is a lot to unpack there.

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        Definitely right? Maybe from the pov of fans – not just the usual hallyu channels.

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          Definitely. They will need to try to get the most accurate reporting possible though to avoid any problems.

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    I agree with what @Greenfields said about the thematic episodes, I really enjoy those too.

    What I would find very interesting is to explore the difference between international viewers and local viewers. Why are certain dramas hugely popular on DB that had terrible viewing ratings? INAR is one that comes to mind.

    But if I think back at old DB podcasts that I liked, the ones where they snarked about terrible dramas were the ones that made me laugh the most. So if you guys want to have a monthly snarking session, I would happily listen to that.

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      Ah, we miss those episodes too. I don’t think our snark can quite match up to their level, but that’s basically what the Long Yak is at this point. XD But thanks for the idea. We enjoy doing thematic episodes too, and int vs local viewers is something we definitely want to explore.

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      I don’t know if I’m capable of high-grade snark – I peak at lowbrow humour and so-bad-they’re-good puns! I miss the old DB podcasts too. I still re-listen to them sometimes. I feel like we started this one to plug the gap for ourselves.

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        As the new editorial tone of this site seems to be Relentlessly Optimistic, I have snark-shaped hole in my life that I thought you guys could fill. But penguin jokes are good too

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    Guests can provide for interesting conversations.

    Is there anyway that you guys can timestamp the Long Yaks/ongoing show recaps like on YouTube. I click it and skip stuff I’m not watching or haven’t watched yet? If it’s already available, sry.

    As @greenfields and others indicated, your specials thus far were good. Would love to see more.

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      not specials but thematic episodes, my bad.

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      Hey @hades! So, the time stamps are always available in the description of any podcast app you use (or on YouTube). But when @saya or I post here, we forego the timestamps because in our head they’re already available in so many places, we assume people don’t want it shown yet again. But we’ll include it from here on. If not on the main fanwall post, then in the comment underneath it!
      Thanks for the feedback!!

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Okay guys, time for something newewewewewwww!!

If you’ve been following our monthly Long Yak, you might have noticed that our last few have been really way too long, and even we got exhausted doing them. We realised we were trying to cram too much into a single episode and ended up just trying to rush it all to fit it into a reasonable time, but still kept crossing the 2-hour mark – and 2 hours is faaar too long to ask someone to hang around for. Unbelievably, it’s been a whole year of Yaks, so there’s no better moment than now to introduce a second monthly episode: What’s Up in Dramaland?

In this segment, we’ll talk industry news and general k-ent fun, and wrap up with a look forward at the new dramas premiering this month.

It’s a short and snappy episode, I really hope you guys enjoy it! Tell us what you think and as always, we love feedback and are open to suggestions and ideas. It’s your support that’s made it possible for us to come this far, and all three of us (@festerfaster, @laica and I) are so grateful to this amazing community <333

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You know what your Friday needs? A LONG YAK.

@laica, @festerfaster and I discuss:
– CROWNED CLOWN
– SKY CASTLE
– LAST EMPRESS
– MY STRANGE HERO
– BOYFRIEND
– TOP STAR YOO BAEK
– MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA
– RED MOON, BLUE SUN
– MASTER OF STUDY (2010)

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    Is there a reason these can’t be posted as DB posts/podcasts?

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      This is an independent project by the three of us, not affiliated to DB in any way! (Feel free to spread the word and tell your friends to listen! We would sarang that very much <3)

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        I know it is independent. It is just that I always think it would have been a great addition to DB posts. Thanks.

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    can’t wait :).

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ughlfhlfkdfljss spitting furious about MoA !!!21213

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