Episode 16 – College humor, female shoguns & family drama

By Wednesday, September 23, 2015 3 1

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f I were to use one word to describe this episode, it would be “disorder”. We are not our usual organized and orderly selves in this episode…

But if you can get past that – we discuss some pretty darned interesting drama and movies. So we hope that you’ll bear with us through our rambling.

What we’ve been watching

These are the dramas we talk about in this episode:

  • Five fingers (Starts 7:52 in)
    With Joo Ji Hoon & Ji Chang Wook
  • Ooku: Arikoto Iemitsu Hen (Starts 24:30 in)
    With Sakai Masato & Tabe Mikako
  • All is well (Starts 30:39 in)
    With Kwak Shi Yang & Choi Yoon Young
  • I Do, I Do (Starts 43:22 in)
    With Kim Sun Ah & Lee Jang Woo
  • Twenty (Starts 47:53 in)
    With Kim Woo Bin, Kang Ha Neul &  Lee Jun Ho

Other dramas or movies we mentioned:

  • She was pretty
  • D-day
  • Virus
  • Mask
  • Goong
  • Antique Bakery
  • Naked Kitchen
  • Cinderella’s Sister
  • Legal High
  • Kimi ni Todoke
  • Goo Hae Ra
  • Oh My Ghost
  • Marriage, Not Dating
  • Potato Star
  • What happens to my family?
  • Goddess of marriage
  • Second Love
  • The Lover
  • Scholar Who Walks the Night
  • Just You
  • City Hall
  • Scent of a woman
  • My Name is Kim Sam Soon
  • Pretty Man
  • Hot Young Bloods

K-drama Addiction Therapy Instagram

Here is the post we mentioned in the episode, with a funny scene from Twenty.
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The next episode

Our next episode should be out on Wednesday the 7th of October. Take care and see you then!

3 Comments
  • poonk
    September 25, 2015

    Ooku ~ Arikoto Iemitsu Hen is absolutely lovely. And Sakai Masato– so amazing! Going into this drama, I thought the age difference between him & Tabe Mikako would make me uncomfortable. But his gentle, nuanced portrayal of Arikoto (so different from his role in Legal High, which I also love) made it a total non-issue.

    If you find you enjoy the drama, there’s more of the world to be had– the TV series was preceded by the 2010 movie Ooku (though it’s actually about events that occur after the drama). It was also followed by the Ooku: Emonnosuke Tsunayoshi Hen movie which (stay with me here) ALSO stars Sakai Masato as a different character in the Ooku storyline. And if you’re really into it, the manga by Fumi Yoshinaga (one of my favorite mangaka) is available in English from VIZ.

    Re: Waiting for subs: Your comments made me chuckle. Though I realize as long-time drama fans, you too remember when K-dramas relied on fansubs, this is still the case for most J-dramas. I’m used to waiting anywhere from a week to years. You just learn to be patient and very grateful for all the time & effort of fansubbers.

    Re: Dropping dramas: I feel life is too short NOT to drop dramas that you’re not enjoying. There is no shortage of interesting shows, so why waste your time? (ESPECIALLY with K-dramas, which imo tend to have way too much filler). According to my MyDramaList profile, I’ve dropped 106 dramas so far (with 263 finished), so roughly 2 out of every 5 dramas I sample, I drop. It may seem like a lot, but unless there’s some horrible surprise ending I generally never feel like I’ve wasted my time.

    Anyway, keep up the great work! Even though I don’t watch many K-dramas anymore, I still enjoy hearing you discuss them (is that weird?).

    • Sofia
      September 27, 2015

      Thanks for your lovely long comment. I feel the same way you do about some of the gaming podcasts I listen to. Eventhough I don’t play that much myself anymore, I still enjoy listening.

      I just finished Ooku, and I’m hungry for more. It was such a surprise on so many levels. I’m sure I will see more of this in the future.

      Where would we be without fansubbers? I’m so grateful to all those passionate fans out there who make it possible for more fans to discover and enjoy good drama.

      You’re right about dropping dramas. I know that I should learn to do it and people keep telling me that it’s something that’ll come with time. With my stubborn and completionist personality however, I suspect it’s a while off yet. 😉

  • Ruka Yomotsuki
    October 28, 2015

    I really enjoy listening to your podcast when I am cleaning or cooking or going shopping all by myself! Today I was running an errand for my mom in the city while listening to you talking about the movie Twenty. It really cracked me up and left me laughing in public like an idiot. I was super glad that I was wearing my One Of A Kind-mask so nobody noticed that I was laughing my a** off xD
    Thanks so muh for the good laugh and keep going with the good work! 😉 Fighting!! ♥♥
    Also: may I ask what your MDL-usernames are?

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