Beanie level: Errand boy

*Dramas Over Flowers Update*
To celebrate finally getting our own domain, http://www.dramasoverflowers.net, we started a new thing! The Weekend Drama Report is a weekly blog feature that will complement our Long Yaks, and hopefully make them a little less long and a lot more fun!

I had a hard time joining in, but once I did, I had a hard time stopping, so I hope you’ll come and read and talk to me! I miss interacting with you guys through recaps.

Link: Weekend Drama Report.

Dramas discussed:

– WHEN THE WEATHER IS FINE
– HYENA
– MEMORIST
– 365 REPEAT THE YEAR
– HOSPITAL PLAYLIST
– THE GAME: TOWARDS ZERO

This is a weekly feature, so bookmark us and check in every Sunday-ish!

As a lot of our patreon patrons are beanies, can I also say another long and teary thank you for your support <3 Every little new thing we've been able to do that costs money is a direct result of your investment. We started on a zero budget, and every cent you send us is treasured, carefully spent, and never taken for granted. Thank you for believing we are worth your coin!

All our milestones are thanks to the continuous support of every lovely soul who takes the time to listen to us, talk to us, tell their friends about us, and more. Without you, we're just a bunch of prattling ladies who laugh too much and also need a new hobby, hahaha

okay bye

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Dear Beanie hive-mind! NOBODY KNOWS and TELL ME WHAT YOU SAW: are either of these any good/worth watching?

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    Havent watched tell me what you saw but Nobody Knows is awesome!!

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    Yessss~! I finished Tell Me What You Saw and liked it. The beginning wasn’t that great tbh and the editing could have been better/tighter. But I like how the plot unfolds and the characterization of Oh Hyun Jae. The cast is a range of characters – good, bad, gray.

    Nobody Knows is worth a try too. I like the main character. Young Jin is smart and perceptive. She also shows her vulnerable side, but that doesn’t make her weak. Details about characters and the mystery was revealed gradually.

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      I’m on board for Nobody Knows, but still on the fence for TMWYS – would you say that someone who hasn’t watched it would be missing out? (limited time, must only watch the unmissable thrillers!)

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        Hmm, trying to keep my Jang Hyuk bias in check lol. Can’t say it’s an unmissable thriller (unless you’re a JH fan. ^^). I would say it is much better than average though.
        The acting is stellar, not only from JH.

        It started off with some weekly criminal cases, but there were a few good emotional scenes with the victims. Soon after, the focus was on the main cast (a strong point in the plot). I liked seeing the characters slowly open up and seeing how they affected each other. Seeing how they were affected by the big crime/trauma.

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    I liked Tell me what you saw, it’s nothing black or white.
    The characters are really good, and the plot twists (there are a few), I didn’t see them coming until the second before.
    Also, I think it could have been 12 or 14 episodes instead of 16.
    But if you like police dramas, just go and watch it because you’ll have a great time.

    Nobody knows, I only watched the first episode. I will retake it someday, I guess. But the fan wall and the recaps are full of beanies saying it’s really good.

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      oo so would you say TMWYS was unmissable? Also, is it a procedural? (I’m not really into procedurals)

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        It’s not procedural. It’s all about the police investigation.
        I wouldn’t say it is unmissable. I liked it and I had fun. I’m also telling you that the last two episodes could have been one. And yet, I had a lot of fun.

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    Watched Tell Me What You Saw and I liked it 😊

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      I’m slowly being convinced! Thanks for sharing!

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You know what is weird? We recorded this at the very beginning of the month in a pre-lockdown world, and oh, how things have changed since then!

Come join us for a little diversion in a pretty dark time, and I hope, dear beanies, that you are all keeping safe and well.

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Because this woman’s talent is boundless, you can now enjoy @festerfaster‘s kdrama video-essay on Veronica Park, and the heroines of Secret Life of My Secretary

If you enjoy it, please tell her! The goal is to make her cry (like every true heroine should)!

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Whoops, here’s one final nugget to wrap up 2019 completely, and that’s our somewhat delayed episode of What’s Up in Dramaland? feat. our favourite recapper, @lollypip!

This was recorded ages ago, but technical hiccups put us behind schedule – hopefully you guys will still enjoy it!

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THE YEAR-END YAK IS HERE

Come ye and listen! It’s our inaugural Goguma* awards!

We talk about each of our top 3 dramas of the year, and then move on to recognising the best of dramaland’s offerings. We didn’t go for the usual categories – it’s been done, and we wanted to have more fun! So this is our lineup:

– Best concept
– Best Music
– Best comedy
– Best Romance
– Best character
– Puppy of the year
– Sparkliest chemistry
– Biggest waste of Talent
– Most disappointing second half
– Rubbish All the Way Through
– Villain we love to hate
– Most Terrifying Villain
– Squishiest
– Fish Ex Machina
– Badass female ensemble
– Most Crackjjang
– Best Wardrobe
– Best Yeo Jin-gu
– Most convincing fake politician
– Non-Korean Drama Paroma Finished
– Notable International TV shows

*Goguma (sweet potato) is the name of our Long Yak yak

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    PS, I’m listening to it right now and feel like I need to explain that this was recorded a few days after I just got my voice back (which I’d lost for a couple of weeks), which is why I sound stuffed up XD

    TIME STAMP:
    00:03:12 – We list our top 3s of 2019
    00:16:01 – Honorable mentions
    Goguma Awards!
    00:26:48 – Best concept
    00:31:49 – Best Music
    00:34:01 – Best comedy
    00:35:08 – Best Romance
    00:41:59 – Best character
    00:50:14 – Puppy of the year
    00:52:31 – Sparkliest chemistry
    00:55:09 – Biggest waste of Talent
    00:56:45 – Most disappointing second half
    00:58:11 – Rubbish All the Way Through
    01:02:24 – Villain we love to hate
    01:03:20 – Most Terrifying Villain
    01:07:07 – Squishiest
    01:07:51 – Fish Ex Machina
    01:09:45 – Badass female ensemble
    01:11:04 – Most Crackjjang
    01:15:26 – Best Wardrobe
    01:19:28 – Best Yeo Jin-gu
    01:21:50 – Most convincing fake politician
    01:25:18 – Non-Korean Drama Paroma Finished
    01:28:24 – Notable International TV shows

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      @saya I think Hotel Del Luna was my favorite drama this year. It’s the only one that totally drew me into another world and kept me thinking about it during the week. I agree that Beautiful World was one of the best dramas this year. It would have been the top drama in my list if the main villain had been less predictable.

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    I’m calling it now – the best Jingoo is Jingoo.

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    BOKSOO BOKSOO BOKSOO!!!

    I have no other intellectual remarks I apologize.

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      I see nothing lacking in your comment. Except perhaps ‘Bok-soo’ XD

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Here\’s our (almost) last hurrah to the 2010s, with the Dramas Over Flowers gang\’s personal best-of-the-decade lists. This is the one where we didn\’t have to fight each other…only ourselves and our looooong lists of dramas we love to death.

Link: https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/31/2010s-retrospective-our-personal-top-ten-dramas/

What are your favourites? (qualifying dramas have to be from between 2010-2019!)

And in case you missed our 2010s retrospective, including best-of lists specially curated by genre, check it out here:
https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/27/2010s-retrospective-the-decade-in-drama/

(Spoiler: it\’s a good list! No democracy was involved! We went to war and fought it out for what did and did not deserve to be in there. There was much texting and gnashing of teeth all month, but we finally got there, so check it out and share your own!)

Last year-end treat to come is our YEAR-END YAK, so keep your eyes peeled for our 2019 wrap-party!

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    Saya, your taste is so hilariously exactly the same as mine while simultaneously being the exact opposite.

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    it’s probably for the best that you are separated by continents or there could have been bloodshed. Narrowing down to this would be brutal.

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      it was brutal even with the distance! We used many polite emojis but were probably secretly baring our teeth at each other, hahaha! And I kept trying to negotiate a baker’s dozen instead of a top ten, but @laica firmly held her ground, bless her systematic, asymmetrical heart XD

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    Thank you, I’m bookmarking both lists! They’ll be a good reference to keep adding shows to my to-watch list.

    I can’t imagine having to fight it out. Wow. *slow clap*

    Without thinking too much, and judging by how many times I rewatched them and/or how many tears I shed, my favourites are: Chuno, School 2013, Flower Boy Next Door, Misaeng, Secret Garden, Healer, Faith, Gaksital, The Princess’ Man, Nokdu Flower.

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      I love your list! I can’t believe I haven’t managed to watch Gaksital yet *ashamed* And I almost let Nokdu Flower go by until everyone started talking about it in the year-ends – on the list! Though I’m actually right now watching Tale of Nokdu, which is aaaalmost the same thing, haha okay it isn’t at all

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    I had to stop reading just to come and say I love this line: “I don’t care if clever people hate it. “

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      hahaha it’s the best way to enjoy whatever you want!

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      I love this line AND I agree with Saya about Hwarang!

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    My top ten of the decade, the older ones I have probably rewatched near a hundred times, and the newer ones getting there fast:

    Scent of a Woman
    What’s Up
    Wild Romance
    Pinocchio
    Jealousy Incarnate
    Chief Kim
    Go Back Couple
    Lookout
    Deserving of the Name
    Wok of Love

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      Aahhh I love the variety on your list – there’s too many I haven’t got to yet! *files away more titles*

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    Best dramas that I watch again and again, or just watch favorite scenes now and then:
    Avengers Social Club: squad goals
    Because This is Our First Life: do I really need to say?
    Chicago Typewriter: house goals
    Fight My Way: Dongman for the win, but Ae-ra is personality goals
    Goblin: Gong Yoo, this was my gateway drama, so…
    Liar Game: Villainous goals
    Lookout: Revenge goals with a side of heartbreak
    Radiant Office: officemates goals
    Stranger: they were just great, that’s all
    The Last Empress: SSR and Jang Nara are perfection

    Best dramas that I can’t watch again:
    My Ahjussi: I wish I could watch it again the first time
    Save Me: Don’t buy the water
    The Guest: I mean, if I need an exorcism, I know who to call.

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      Hahahaha, great list!

      But I can’t believe Goblin was your first drama…haven’t you been here forever? XD

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ooo and in case you missed it (though I’m sure you didn’t), check out who we had on to celebrate reaching the 50-episode mark: our very own @cloggie sat down with @laica and @festerfaster to talk Perfume and Search: WWW, and I actually do not know what happened in this secret private tryst because nobody invited me (jokes, I haven’t watched the dramas and I didn’t want to get spoiled)

but hey at least I have met @cloggie in real life. I sat her in my house and force-fed her my not-spicy-enough cooking in exchange for signed books hahahaha!

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Okay guys, I am really excited to present the thing we three at Dramas Over Flowers (that\’s me, @festerfaster and @laica) have been working on for what feels like all month: A retrospective on the last decade in dramas (2010-2019), how dramaland has changed in that time, and a selection of what we think was the best the decade had to offer across the major genres.

I really want to know what you guys think, and hope you\’ll share your own lists and favourites of the 2010s. What do you think the new decade has in store? What do you want to see?

This post is also a prelude to our Year End Yak podcast episode, where we look back on 2019 in dramas. Despite technical difficulties, it flowed like magic while we were recording, so I\’m excited to see how it turns out – stay tuned!

Sadly, I didn\’t manage a DB review this year, but we poured our hearts into making it an exciting end-of-year, end-of-decade gala in podcastland, so come and play!

Link: https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/12/27/2010s-retrospective-the-decade-in-drama/

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    What great lists. I’m definitely bookmarking it. I’ve been circling around High school King of Savvy for awhile now.

    I watched Just Between Lovers at the very beginning of the year so as much as I loved Tale of Nokdu, in my heart it is my best 2019 drama and romance.

    The Asterisk means none of you have watched My Ahjussi? I’m sure you get pushed it all the time, but it is worth it. It’s really a novel, one reason I love kdramas is their bookish structure, but this is that novel you read slowly and hug to your chest. It is not a binge but a savor that unfolds and builds on itself in a beautiful way.
    I’m doing a slow re watch right now and still so satisfying. The two leads are amazing. Though very different the feelings it gave me are not to dissimilar to JBL. It could make a good podcast topic as people interpret aspects of the show in different ways.
    Ok, done with my push.

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      Right? We all know we have to watch it (we mentioned it in our last year-end yak as well! that we were sad we didn’t get to it!) but somehow it hasn’t happened yet! That list seems to just get longer by the year – I also have to watch Search: WWW and Melo Suits Me from this year *sweatdrop* (I haven’t heard the novel comparison before and I love it, how beautiful)

      If you’ve got a list of your own, I’d love to hear it!

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    This is so great! Spotted some dramas that I also loved, others that I wasn’t sure if I should watch, and some new ones to add to my to-watch list, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge!

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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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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

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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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