Episode 12 – Chaebols, princes, lost loves & wacky japanese villagers

By Wednesday, June 17, 2015 2 0



f we thought we had a lot to talk about in the last episode… there’s even more exciting new dramas in this week’s episode!

So many dramas. So little time. Wow. No really. I don’t know how we managed to fit it all into one session.

What we’ve been watching

These are the dramas we talk about in this episode:

Other dramas or movies we mentioned:

Listener recommended dramas to marathon over the summer

In the last episode we turned to the group to ask you a question…
What drama would you recommend for someone to marathon over the summer?

These are the dramas that listeners recommended… (Starts 1h03min39sek in)

Zehra recommended:

It’s summer. We have some extra time on our hands. Why not try an extra long drama that you haven’t had time for? Like The Bridal Mask. It’s a wonderful historical action-drama. Or if you want something a bit more light and fluffy; a popular week-end drama.

VanillaBean recommended:

Since its Summer I would pick the thrilling dramas that end each episode on a cliff hanger where I’m dying to know what happens next. It gives me satisfaction to be able to pull an all nighter marathoning and still catch up on sleep during the day. I would recommend City Hunter or a Princess’s man.

Iman recommended:

Warm and Cozy is a really good drama. I love it so much. It’s the perfect drama to watch in the summer since it was filmed on Jeju Island.

Lils recommended:

Tamra, The Island is the only drama I can think of at the moment with such a summer feel to it. Practically the entire drama takes place at the beach. There’s a nice atmosphere about it. Lots of swimming from the main character as well since she’s a diver on the island. It’s not for everyone, but I thought it was a cute, nice drama. 🙂
Note: If you want to watch it, be sure to watch the uncut version with 21 episodes (MBC cut the drama down to 16 episodes when it aired).

And here are the tips from Sofia & Gab…

Gab’s recommendation:

Finish the dramas that you’ve started. Maybe you’ve paused them because there were no more episodes at the moment or you got sidetracked by other new dramas.

Get those dramas off your list (if you keep track of them on mydramalist.com, for example) by picking them up and marathon-finishing them over your vacation.

Sofia’s recommendation:

A recommendation for the scaredy-cats out there: If you live in the northern hemisphere where it’s sunny and warm this time of year… Take this opportunity and watch something scary!

Bring your laptop outside, sit in the sun and watch, for example, The Masters Sun – if you haven’t already. It’s the perfect horror drama to get you started since it’s a comedy-horror drama. And really… watching it in blaring sunlight; how scary can it be?

The next episode

We’re taking a break over the summer and should be back sometime in August.
Make sure to subscribe so that you don’t miss it, when we come back. You can do that via iTunes, other podcast apps, by subscribing to kdramapod.com directly, our RSS-feed or follow us on Facebook.

We wish you all a wonderful summer/winter holiday and hope that you’ll find the time to catch up on all of your favorite dramas. Take care and see you soon!

PS. Gab is having some issues with her mic in this episode. It’s not your headphones that are acting up. It was a gremlin gnawing on her cord… or… yeah. Let’s go with that. (We hope it’ll be bearable and not too distracting.)

  • Priority (Skin) Shipping
    July 16, 2015

    I can’t wait for you guys to return after the summer. I hope you have a great holiday and I am really looking forward to playing K-drama catch up with you ^_^. Thanks for the Master’s Sun recommendation even though it’s winter where I am, I love, love, loved it. Thanks to Gab for introducing me to mydramalist.com as well. Although the list I made, when calculated, came to a total of six months straight viewing so I ought to get onto it.

    Also, I have a question, have you ever watched a drama that you wish a secondary plot line was the main focus? For me, when I watched Secret Garden I was much more interested in the idol-ex-girlfriend-gay song writer sub plot because it was something new and different. Oska is such a charming fool that I would gladly have watched him front and center. Also imagining the rivalry but grudging respect from the ex-girlfriend and the song writer would have been so much fun. has there been anything like that for you?

    Thanks for your great work!

    • Sofia
      July 21, 2015

      Six months? Wow! Well, there’s no turning back now. Just jump in and enjoy the ride.

      Thanks for your question! We’ll do our best to squeeze it into our next episode.

      PS. Awesome screen name btw. Made me chuckle. 🙂

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