Episode 10 – Unfortunate boyfriends, foodporn and lesser known dramas

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llriiiiight! NOW we’re talking. In the last episode we asked you, the listeners, a question. And you replied.
How about that?! So many exciting tips of lesser known dramas. Thank you! We’re discussing them all in today’s group therapy session.

First up though, as per usual, is talking about what we’ve been watching lately.

What we’ve been watching

These are the dramas we talk about in this episode:

Other dramas we mentioned:

Listener Question… In reverse!

In the last episode we asked you, the listeners, for your best tips regarding underrated or lesser known dramas. We got a whole bunch of great tips! And around 43:34 into the episode we go through them all, and add two tips of our own.

These are the dramas that all those who participated came up with:

Bonus:
This tip was submitted after we recoded, so it’s not one we got to discuss. But we wanted to include it anyway, since it’s such a good drama.
The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry (Recommended by VanillaBean)

Thank you to all of you for giving us your hidden gems! We will definitely ask you for more tips and advice in the future.

The hi-lights from MBC Dramia

As promised, here are some short video clips from my (Sofia’s) trip to Korea…
I visited “MBC Dramia”, an open filming set about an hour outside of Seoul where most Korean saeguks film scenes… if not the entire drama.

Wish my fellow K-drama addicts could have been there with me!

The next episode

Our next episode should be out in 2 weeks from now. On June 3d.
Until then… Fighting!

4 Comments
  • Cassey
    May 25, 2015

    Hi Sofia and Gab, love your kdrama podcast! After listening to your podcast, I checked out Falling for Innocence, and I am now infatuated with Jung Kyung Ho! He is such a good actor, esp. doing comedy, probably the best comedic male lead I’ve seen so far. I did have problems with his character at first, because he was too harsh with Soon Jung, but kept watching because I love his performance. Glad I did, his redemption was worth it. I am having serious Kang Min Ho withdrawals now. He totally falls under my list of ‘not being initially attracted to the actor, but ended up loving him anyway for his talent/performance’. I also experienced that with Lee Jong Suk. I would never have have interest to watch Falling for Innocence drama and missed out.
    Btw, love the ‘what you are watching’ segment, because it gives me an overview of the dramas to check out

    • Sofia
      May 27, 2015

      Aaaaahhh!! I feel like I’m mind-melding with you, right now. I have SUCH Kang Min Ho withdrawals. I barely know what to do with myself. Can we wait for another comedy with Jung Kyung Ho in it? And if so; can it possibly live up to our sky-high expectations?

      PS. I’ve seen him do comedy before… but he was nowhere near this funny then. We must get this writer and director together with JKH again, I suspect. I would pay to see that happen. 😉

  • Courtney K
    May 10, 2016

    Hi Sofia and Gab!

    My name is Courtney, I’m 26 years old from the US and I’m suffering from Woo Bin-fluenza. I discovered K-drama just a few months back in February 2016 and have quickly become a full-fledged addict. My friends, family and coworkers all think I’m crazy and are slightly concerned and confused by my constant K-drama references. Alone in my addiction I typed “K-drama podcast” into my Google search bar and it brought me here. I started with episode one and I am now as addicted to this podcast as I am to K-drama. I feel like I have finally found that group of friends I needed to help me feel slightly less crazy with my addiction. I love listening to you not only chat about K-dramas but intelligently analyze the stories, characters and acting. Also your English is SO GOOD! I was especially impressed this episode when you were casually throwing around slang terms like “the boonies”.

    I felt at 10 episodes in I wanted to leave you a comment and let you know how much I love this podcast. I’m working on catching up and can’t wait until I’m watching dramas and listening in real time! Do you have an recommendations for good gateway K-dramas? I’m trying to get some of my friends to board this crazy train but am struggling with what to suggest first. I think the usual first dramas like Boys Over Flowers may be a bit too kooky in the beginning and The Heirs may be a little too dramatic for my friends. Maybe something with more adults situations and good balance of romance and comedy?

    Please never stop podcasting! Fighting!!

    Courtney 

    • Sofia
      May 12, 2016

      Thanks for taking the time to write us such a long and thoughtful comment Courtney! Couldn’t be more thrilled to have been there to feed your new found addiction. 😀

      Your timing is impeccable too. As it happens our next episode is going to be a special episode about how to get started in K-drama (finding good recommendations, resources and such) and/or how to drag your friends into the addiction with you. We hope you’ll find it helpful.

      This blog is unfortunately not very active since we only post when we do an episode. But join us on instagram for more action.

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