Episode 13 – Thank the Korean drama Gods. We’re back!

By Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6 2



e have so much to talk about after having been off the air for the summer. New dramas that we started, and older ones that we finished.

Weeeeeell… When I say “we” – I mean that I did. Gab’s track record for finishing dramas is in rapid decline. But we like her anyway.

What did you watch during the break? Did you watch as many dramas as you planned to?

What we’ve been watching

These are the dramas we talk about in this episode:

Other dramas or movies we mentioned:

  • Goddess of marriage
  • King2Hearts
  • The Face Reader
  • Nine in two outs
  • Autumn’s Tale
  • Reply 1997
  • Reply 1994
  • White Christmas

Listener question

Priority (Skin) Shipping wrote:

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?

Gab replied with:

The “robot couple” in Wild Romance.

Sofia replied with:

The bodyguard-princess couple in King2Hearts.


The next episode

We’re back on our regular schedule. Which means that our next episode should (drama Gods willing) be out on Wednesday the 26th of August. See you all then!


  • Cassey
    August 15, 2015

    Yay, so glad you guys are back doing podcasts! Please do the ‘good kisser’ episode :), also listening about how Jo Jung Suk can transform in each role is interesting (he is awesome). Sometimes there are actors/actresses that play 1 type of role very well, others are very natural actors, some methodical, while some are versatile and can transform themselves. Can you also consider this as future topic?

    • Sofia
      August 15, 2015

      Absolutely! Thanks for the suggestion.
      It’s an interesting topic. Pretty tricky to research though… Since, for example, if an actor is using a particular method (like for example DeNiro) or simply a natural talent – is something that they’d have to reveal in an interview or behind the scenes footage.
      Who would you consider to be examples of the different types of actors? 🙂

      • Cassey
        August 18, 2015

        I don’t know enough about different types of acting to classify, but I started wondering about this because of my biases, I was watching Producers and started comparing Kim Soo Hyun and Lee Jong Suk, and which acting is considered better?
        – natural acting – Lee Jong Suk. I love his acting because it comes off as very natural. The plus side is I get lost in his character portrayal. The minus side is I can hardly differentiate his characters in Pinocchio VS I Hear Your Voice. Maybe partly because of the writing too. Gong Yoo is also a very natural actor to me, but I have only seen Coffee Prince to really gauge.
        – methodical – Kim Soo Hyun. He made an effort to differentiate Sam Dong and Baek Seung Chan, with specific mannerisms, like BSC touches his nose awkwardly. Most of the time, it works wonderfully, but sometimes I will notice that he IS acting, and will be taken out of the scene.
        Joo Won is not my bias, but he is very good in transforming himself. He tackled very different roles in Good Doctor, Cantabile, Yong Pal. Of course, sometimes it also falls in the actor’s choice of selecting a very different role to tackle next.

        • Sofia
          August 22, 2015

          Those are two very strong examples. 🙂

          I was watching “Hot young bloods” with Lee Jong Suk only last night. And I was struck again by certain facial expressions that he does that reoccurs, no matter what character he is playing. He is a bit raw. You can see that he is dependent on good direction. At the same time, he has moments that are so believable that it breaks your heart. (One scene in School2013, in particular, where he explains to Kim Woo Bin that what he gave up wasn’t school…. Wow.)

          I would also agree about Kim Soo Hyun. He is very versatile and that is damned impressive!

  • Priority (Skin) Shipping
    August 19, 2015

    Yaaay! You’re back! I loved the new podcast and your comments helped me pick which shows to marathon from the latest cycle. Thanks for answering my question, I really enjoyed the replies you and Gab had. I squeed out loud and did a little happy/excited dance when it came on and it was definitely worth the shift-eyed “what a weirdo” looks. Thank to you both for being continually entertaining and feeding my addiction in healthy and productive ways (by which I mean giving me more shows to binge).

    • Sofia
      August 22, 2015

      Haha! Happy to be your enablers. 😉
      Hope you found a new favorite or two among the dramas we listed.

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