In this episode we focus on women.
I’d like to say that it was all a part of a grand master plan (it being the International Women’s Day when we recorded the episode). However, it was purely coincidental.
What we ended up with though, was a pretty female-centric episode. We rant about the Korean ratings system, about awesomely layered female characters… and that took us into another rant about whether or not K-drama would pass the Bechdel test (a way to measure gender bias in movies/TV-shows).
Hey, wait! Where are you going?
It’s not as boring as the description sounds. We talk about a lot of FUN drama stuff too! We promise.
What we’ve been watching
These are the dramas we talk about in this episode:
- Hyde, Jekyl and Me
With Hyun Bin, Han Ji Min and Sung Joon
- Perseverance, Goo Hae Ra (Starts 17min in)
With Min Hyo Rin, Kwak Shi Yang, Jung Jin Young and Shim Hyung Tak
- Discovery of Romance (Starts 20min in)
With Jung Yu Mi, Eric Mun and Sung Joon
- Love Cells (Start 27min in)
With Kim Woo Bin, Park Sun Ho and Kim Yoo Jung
- Prince of Lan Ling (Starts 32min in)
With Ariel Lin and William Feng
- Unkind Women (Starts 46min in)
With Kim Hye Ja, Chae Shi Ra, Do Ji Won and Lee Ha Na
Other dramas or movies we mentioned:
- Kill Me, Heal Me
- Love Buffet
- Sweden Laundry
- Empress Ki
- Crouching tiger hidden dragon
- Shine or Go Crazy
- The Wedding Scheme
- Goddess of marriage
- Heartless City
- City Hunter
K-drama news (Starts 1h 1min in)
We round things off by talking about some K-drama related news.
- Orange Marmalade
A new drama starring Seoul Hyun (from Gangnam 1970) and Yeo Jin Goo based on a popular vampire webtoon.
- Jeju Island Gatsby
The new Hong-sisters drama is courting Kim Woo Bin and Kang So Ra to join the cast.
The writer of “You Who Came from the Stars” will collaborate with Kim Soo Hyun once more, on a new drama set to start in April. IU, Cha Tae Hyun and Gong Hyo Jin and also cast in other roles.
- Last (Or Last Man)
Another webtoon adaptation about a man’s downfall and journey back up again.
The next episode
Don’t forget to comment right here on kdramapod.com if you have a question you want us to tackle in the next episode.
You, as a listener and fellow drama addict, can be a part of this podcast too. We want to hear from you! We’ll do our best to answer and talk about topics and questions that you bring to our attention. So don’t hesitate to ask.
Our next episode should be out in 2 weeks from now. On March 25th. See you then!