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K-Drama My Eyes Out

Judy, Linda and Teresa pick and watch a recent Korean drama, then gush and/or rant about it. If you love Korean dramas, and have questions about Korean culture or subtext in dialogue that may have been lost in translation, let us know! We post a new episode every other Wednesday. Now available on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher!
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Sep 21, 2022

PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER!!! Judy and Linda were fine with "Extraordinary Attorney Woo" (이상한 우영우), an ENA drama starring Park EunBin and Kang TaeOh.

The drama starts off charming and showcases great acting from the cast, but definitely suffers in the latter half from some nonsensical decisions from the writer. 

To celebrate their recent 15th anniversary, we'll be recording a Girls' Generation-themed episode next. So check out the first episodes of "If You Wish Upon Me" (당신이 소원을 말하면) starring SooYoung, "Jinxed At First" (징크스의 연인) starring SeoHyun and "Good Job" (굿잡) with YuRi. Unfortunately we can't figure out where to find YoonA's "Big Mouth" (빅마우스). Also an episode of "Young Actors' Retreat" (청춘MT) for the heck of it.

 

Digressions:  

3:32 - Listener E-mails!

20:29 - "Chorus" was one of the first games Judy streamed on her Twitch channel (twitch.tv/ladyjutea) and had a great time in spite of it taking itself way too seriously.

24:48 - Linda watched the film version of "Dear Evan Hansen" on the plane to Korea and loved it. 

26:15 - Judy watched "Assassination" (암살), a period piece set during the Japanese occupation of Korea. It stars Jun JiHyun, Jo JinWoong, Lee JungJae, and apparently every single respected Korean actor.

28:01 - Linda watched the 2018 film, "Swing Kids", starring Do KyungSoo.

29:27 - "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" is the latest Marvel series on Disney+. Judy, as with most things, wishes it was edited tighter.

30:45 - Linda watched all of "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" (갯마을 차차차) and it was cute. That's all there is to say about that.

32:45 - Judy watched "Thor: Love and Thunder" and Christian Bale was the best thing in it. Gasp!

34:39 - Linda's nostalgic love for the original movie was not enough to save the new series, "A League of Their Own".

37:40 - Despite the many bugs and obtuse puzzles, "Sable" is a beautiful indie game about finding your place in the world.

40:01 - "Terminal List" is a graphically violent series out a super soldier going on a revenge mission and why the heck did Linda watch all of it?

44:21 - "Boyfriend Dungeon" was a fun indie combination of a dungeon crawl and dating sim. Of course, Judy dated a kpop singer who can turn into a lightsaber!

47:51 - Linda fell asleep constantly during "Lightyear", which is pretty damning.

49:10 - Judy is currently streaming "Trek to Yomi", in which you play a samurai on a quest to save his village and his love. Check it out on her Twitch channel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays!

52:58 - Linda celebrated Girls' Generation's 15th anniversary by watching the JTBC show, "소시탐탐" (SoShiTamTam). Check it out if you're nostalgic for Girls' Generation and their fun chemistry!

57:54 - We finally talk about "Extraordinary Attorney Woo" (이상한 변호사 우영우) for 25 minutes. ^_^;;

 

 

Some Korean terms:  

이상한: [ee-sang-han] weird.

이상: [ee-sang] beyond.

매국노: [meh-gook-no] traitor that has sold out one's country.

할머니: [hal-meo-nee] grandma.

번데기 앞에서 주름잡네: [beon-deh-ghee-ap-eh-seo-joo-reum-jap-neh] literally "showing off wrinkles in front of a larvae"; similar to "teaching a fish to swim".

물광: [mool-gwang] dewy.

 

 

Audio credits:

Pedro Macedo Camacho - "Chorus" - "Main Theme"

Ben Platt - "Dear Evan Hansen" - "Waving Through a Window"

Michael Giacchino - "Thor: Love and Thunder" - "Mama's Got a Brand New Hammer"

Amie Doherty - "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" - "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law"

정수라 (Jung SuRa) - "Swing Kids" (스윙키즈) - "환희" (Joy)

We are Dark Angels, Zachary Dawes, Nick Sena - "A League of Their Own" (2022) - "Chasing the Train"

Japanese Breakfast - "Sable" - "Glider"

Ruth Barrett - "The Terminal List" - "The Terminal List"

Marskye - "Boyfriend Dungeon" - "Welcome Home"

Michael Giacchino - "Lightyear" - "Mission Log"

Cody Matthew Johnson, Yoko Honda - "Trek to Yomi" - "Sakura Fubuki"

소녀시대 (Girls' Generation) - "Forever 1"

 

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The Judy loves Jo JinWoong music is 'Love', by Bensound (www.bensound.com), and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.

Jun 29, 2022

WUTHERING HEIGHTS IS FULL OF GARBAGE PEOPLE. Judy and Linda ponder JTBC's "My Liberation Notes" (나의 해방일지), starring Kim JiWon, Lee El, Lee MinKi and Son SeokKoo. 

We really enjoyed watching this quiet contemplative drama, for its realistic portrayal of depression and ennui. Even though the final episode may have been more vague than we would have liked, we definitely recommend checking this out.

We're going on a summer break, but may be back if there's anything that catches our eye. Let us know if you want us to check something out!

 

Digressions:  

0:50 - Listener E-mails!

11:45 - Linda watched "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" and found it entertaining but odd. 

13:47 - Judy finished "Our Blues" (우리들의 블루스) and it was great. The actors are fantastic, and even though the individual stories start off depressing, they all end on a lovely hopeful note.

15:56 - Linda and Judy are watching the Disney+ series, "Ms. Marvel", and it's super fun and colourful!

18:38 - Linda started watching "The Morning Show", starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

 

Some Korean terms:  

괴물: [gwe-mool] monster.

개새끼: [geh-seh-kki] son of a bitch.

 

Audio credits:

Danny Elfman - "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" - "Main Titles"

Laura Karpman - "Ms. Marvel" - "Ms. Marvel Suite"

 

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Jun 6, 2022

TAKE SOME TIME TO DO SOMETHING WHOLLY FOR YOURSELF. Judy and Linda mellow out to 2018's "Little Forest" (리틀 포레스트), starring Kim TaeRi, Ryu JunYeol, Moon SoRi and Jin KiJoo.

Our next episode will be about "My Liberation Notes" (나의 해방일지), starring Kim JiWon, Lee El, Lee MinKi and Son SeokKoo. 

 

Digressions:  

1:32 - New Patreon donor and Listener E-mails!

14:08 - ***NO SPOILERS*** Judy is starry-eyed over brooding Ewan McGregor in "Obi-Wan Kenobi".

18:19 - ***SPOILER ALERT*** Linda and Judy watched all of "Moon Knight" and liked Oscar Isaac in it despite finding the rest of it confusing and somewhat forgettable. 

23:34 - Judy watched the miniseries "Why Didn't They Ask Evans?", based on the Agatha Christie novel, and adapted by Hugh Laurie. Check it out if you enjoy an old-fashioned mystery. 

43:38 - Click here to watch Kim TaeRi's travel vlog. Sadly no English captions yet!

 

Some Korean terms:  

수제비: [soo-jeh-bi] Korean soup with hand-pulled dough. 

맛집: [mat-jib] literally "taste house"; good restaurant.

떡: [ddeok] rice cake.

 

Audio credits:

John Williams - "Obi-Wan Kenobi" - "Obi-Wan"

John Williams - "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" - "The Hologram/Binary Sunset Medley"

Hashem Nazih - "Moon Knight" - "Moon Knight"

이준오 (Lee JunOh) - "Little Forest" - "걷는 마음" (Walking on my mind)

 

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May 11, 2022

YOWZA. ANYONE ELSE NEED CHEERING UP? Judy and Linda watched a bunch of kdramas for spring First Impressions!

For our next episode, we're going to watch 2018's "Little Forest" (리틀 포레스트), starring Kim TaeRi, Ryu JunYeol and Moon SoRi. 

 

Digressions:  

1:38 - Listener E-mails!

12:13 - Judy and Linda were properly destroyed by "Encanto" from Pixar. 

15:11 - "Malcolm in the Middle" is on Disney+ and Judy loves it so much. 

16:26 - Judy tried out "Search: WWW" (검색어를 입력하세요 WWW) and is intrigued. 

 

17:52 - "Business Proposal" (사내 맞선) is an SBS romantic comedy based on a webtoon, which started off promising but then devolved into typical trope-y nonsense. Kim SeJeong, Seol InAh and Kim MinGyu are fantastic and we will continue to follow their work, but the latter half of this was decidedly disappointing.

25:07 - "Our Blues" (우리들의 블루스) is a TVN series in omnibus format, about a small community in Jeju Island. The massive cast is crammed with so many talented actors and we're looking forward to learning more about their characters' individual stories.

37:25 - You can't get any fluffier than "Shooting Stars" (별똥별), a TVN series starring Lee SungKyung and Kim YoungDae. It's an easy watch, if you just want to watch Lee SungKyung being charming as heck.

44:38 - "My Liberation Notes" (나의 해방일지) is a super relatable  and depressing drama from JTBC, starring Kim JiWon, Lee El, Lee MinKi and Son SeokKoo. Don't get us wrong. The cast is wonderful and we are loving it, but wow does it get us down.

 

Some Korean terms:  

사극: [sa-geuk] historical drama.

기러기 아빠: [gi-reo-gi-ah-ppa] literally "goose father"; term for fathers left behind in Korea while the mothers and children move overseas for education purposes.

형님: [hyung-nim] respectful way of addressing older male friends from men. 

뭐라고 하지: [mweo-ra-go-ha-ji] "Whaddya call it".

 

Audio credits:

Lin-Manuel Miranda - "Encanto" - "Waiting On A Miracle"

They Might Be Giants - "Boss Of Me"

 

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Apr 27, 2022

We were unable to record this weekend, so here's the edited version of a Mini-Episode we posted on Patreon in May 2021 about JTBC's "Melo Is My Nature", starring Chun WooHee, Jeon YeoBeen, Han JiEun and Ahn JaeHong.

"Business Proposal" (사내 맞선) will be incorporated into our Spring 2022 First Impressions episode along with "My Liberation Notes" (나의 해방일지), "Our Blues" (우리들의 블루스) and "Shooting Stars" (별똥별).

 

Audio Credits:

장범준 (Jang BeomJune) - "Melo Is My Nature" - "흔들리는 꽃들 속에서 네 샴푸향이 느껴진거야" (Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers)

천우희 (Chun WooHee) and 안재홍 (Ahn JaeHong) - "Melo Is My Nature" - "흔들리는 꽃들 속에서 네 샴푸향이 느껴진거야" (Your Shampoo Scent In The Flowers)

 

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Apr 13, 2022

WE HAVE THOUGHTS. Judy and Linda mourn episodes 13-16 of "Twenty-Five, Twenty-One" (스물다섯, 스물하나), starring Kim TaeRi and Nam JooHyuk. It was great while it lasted. 

Our next episode will be about the popular series, "Business Proposal" (사내 맞선) starring Kim SeJeong, Ahn HyoSeop, Kim MinKyu and Seol InAh. If you have suggestions for the Spring First Impressions episode, you know where you contact us!

 

Digressions:  

1:26 - Listener E-mails!

16:22 - Both Judy *and* Linda watched the second season of "Bridgerton". It was definitely better than the first season, but it does become slightly tedious near the end. But the dresses!!!

22:07 - Judy watched "Turning Red", and it was fine. Perhaps Pixar has set our expectations too high, but somehow the ending felt trite to us. Is it too much for an animated movie to fix our real-life issues? 

25:19 - Linda is almost done with "Business Proposal" (사내 맞선), and we'll be doing a special episode on it in two weeks.

26:38 - Judy is enjoying the newest looter shooter from 2K, "Tiny Tina's Wonderlands". It's lighthearted goofy fun! Obviously, Judy's main is a Stabbomancer. 

28:42 - "Moon Knight" is the newest Marvel series on Disney+. It's disorienting at times (on purpose), but so interesting!

55:25 - What are we gonna watch now?

 

Some Korean terms:  

매국노: [meh-gook-no] traitor that has sold out one's country.

짜장면 [jja-jang-myeon]: black bean noodles; a favourite delivery food for Koreans. 

이쁜이: [ee-ppeun-ee] cutie.

함부로 말하지마: [ham-boo-roh-mal-ha-jee-ma] "Don't say things you're going to regret"; literally "don't talk recklessly".

싸가지 없어: [ssa-ga-ji-up-suh] impolite; lacking in manners.

 

Audio Credits:

Ludwig Goransson - "Turning Red" - "Turning Red"

BABYMETAL - "Gimme chocolate!!" (ギミチョコ!!)

Hashem Nazih - "Moon Knight" - "Moon Knight"

 

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Mar 23, 2022

THEIR FORM WASN'T PERFECT BUT THEIR FOLLOW-THROUGH WAS ALRIGHT. Judy and Linda commentate on episodes 9-12 of "Twenty-Five, Twenty-One" (스물다섯 스물하나), starring Kim TaeRi and Nam JooHyuk.

 

Digressions:  

1:49 - Listener E-mails! There may be some "Boys Over Flowers" ranting.

14:15 - Linda is all caught up on "Business Proposal" (사내 맞선), which is tongue-in-cheek rom-com fun!

16:45 - Judy watched episode 7 of "Thirty, Nine" (서른, 아홉) and HOLY JEEBUS it was tedious and infuriating. We have officially given up on it.

23:32 - Linda has finished watching all of "True Beauty" (여신강림), and it was dumb fun.

25:23 - Judy is playing "Chicken Police - Paint it RED!", a Polish indie video game with surprising depth and production values. If you enjoy film noirs, it might be worth checking out!

28:19 - Linda watched Pixar's latest film, "Turning Red", which is great, but it's missing a little something that she can't quite put her finger on.

30:50 - ***SPOILER WARNING*** Linda watched "Spider-Man: No Way Home", which is fun but not as great as the first two movies starring Tom Holland.

33:03 - On Apple TV+, there's a Broadway production of "Come From Away". Linda LOVED it.

34:15 - "The Adam Project" is a typical fun Ryan Reynolds action movie.

34:32 - Linda usually detests anything to do with "Romeo and Juliet" but she found Steven Spielberg's remake of "West Side Story" watchable for the dancing and singing.

36:17 - Linda tried "How I Met Your Father", and does not recommend it.

 

Some Korean terms:  

한국말: [han-gook-mal] Korean.

인절미: [een-jeol-mee] sweet rice cake dusted with roasted soybean powder.

선배: [seon-beh] person in an organization with more experience; opposite of "후배" [hoo-beh].

느끼함: [neu-ggee-ham] cheesy; corny; greasy.

엿: [yeot] Korean traditional sticky candy made with grains.

퐁퐁: [pong-pong] pompom.

딱밤: [ddak-bam] finger flick usually on the forehead; a punishment used in games.

오징어: [oh-jing-eo] squid.

 

Audio Credits:

Laszlo Vincze - "Chicken Police - Paint it RED!" - "For a Handful of Feathers"

Ludwig Goransson - "Turning Red" - "Turning Red"

Michael Giacchino - "Spider-Man: No Way Home" - "Arachnoverture"

Irene Sankoff  and David Hein - "Come From Away" - "Me and The Sky"

Leonard Bernstein - "West Side Story" - "Cool"

 

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Mar 9, 2022

ANOTHER EPISODE ALREADY?! Judy and Linda squeal over episodes 5-8 of "Twenty-Five, Twenty-One" (스물다섯 스물하나), starring Kim TaeRi and Nam JooHyuk.

 

Digressions:  

1:42 - Listener E-mails! We get some insider information about subtitle translations from our listeners.

14:28~28:43 - ***MAJOR SPOILERS*** Our thoughts on "Thirty, Nine" (서른, 아홉) episode 2-6!

37:51 - Judy could not find the pine bud drink, so she drinks what she assumes is the closest thing.

1:14:39 - Judy drinks banana (soy) milk. It's been awhile.

 

Some Korean terms:  

번듯하다: [beon-deut-ha-da] respectable; decent.

바보: [ba-bo] dummy.

웃기고 있네: [oot-gee-go-eet-neh] "You've gotta be kidding me" or "What nonsense!"

마음속에 같이 있어: [ma-eum-sok-eh-ga-tee-eet-seo] [They're] together in their hearts.

알콩달콩: [al-kong-dal-kong] lovey dovey.

떡갈비: [ddeok-gal-bee] grilled short rib patty.

선배: [seon-beh] person in an organization with more experience; opposite of "후배" [hoo-beh].

이쁜이: [ee-ppeu-nee] cutie.

인절미: [een-jeol-mee] sweet rice cake dusted with roasted soybean powder.

 

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Mar 2, 2022

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE. LET US DISTRACT YOU FOR AN HOUR. Judy and Linda spoil episodes 2-4 of "Twenty-Five, Twenty-One" (스물다섯 스물하나) for special auditor, Brenda! Kim TaeRi and Nam JooHyuk continue to be fantastic in this nostalgic TVN drama.

 

Digressions:  

19:07 - Jaurim is a fantastic Korean alt rock band and you should check them out if you want to try something other than Kpop.

31:39 - We run through our mind palace, trying to figure out which song Kim TaeRi is dancing to.

51:57 - Has anyone ever tried that pine drink? What can it possibly taste like?

57:29 - The final lines in episode 4 are translated incorrectly. Netflix or Disney+ needs to hire us as a translation editor. Please please hire us.

 

Some Korean terms:  

왜: [weh] why.

마지막 승부: [ma-ji-mak-seung-boo] final match.

재벌: [jeh-beol] tycoon.

여기서 주무시면 안돼요, 얼어죽어요: [yeo-gi-seo-joo-moo-shi-myeon-an-dwe-yo-eol-eo-jook-eo-yo] You can't sleep here, you'll freeze to death.

엉뚱하다: [eong-ddoong-ha-da] wacky, random.

막내: [mak-neh] the youngest.

선배: [seon-beh] person in an organization with more experience; opposite of "후배" [hoo-beh].

고유림은 그런 생각이 없어: [go-yoo-rim-eun-geu-reon-seng-gak-ee-eop-seo] Go YooRim has no such thoughts.

멍청한거 아냐?: [meong-cheong-han-geo-ah-nyah?] Is she stupid or something?

아이고: [ah-ee-go] exclamation similar to "oh my god".

반찬통: [ban-chan-tong] side dish container.

솔의눈, 맛은 어떨까: [sol-eui-noon-mat-seun-eo-ddeol-kka] "Pine bud drink, what does it taste like".

시원한 솔향: [shi-won-han-sol-hyang] refreshing pine taste.

소원 들어주기: [so-won-deul-eo-joo-gi] granting wishes.

 

Audio credits:  

김민교 (Kim MinGyo) - "마지막 승부 OST" - "마지막 승부" (Final Match)

자우림 (Jaurim) - "스물다섯, 스물하나" (Twenty-Five, Twenty-One)

박정현 (Lena Park) - "꿈에" (In Dream)

자우림 (Jaurim) - "이런데서 주무시면 얼어죽어요" (You'll Die If You Sleep In This Place)

신화 (Shinhwa) - "해결사" (Resolver)

 

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Feb 23, 2022

AH, THE PASSION OF YOUTH! Judy and Linda feel hopeful after trying out some new February K-dramas.

 

Digressions:  

0:57 - Listener E-mails!

13:49 - Judy was expecting more Henry Cavill sword fighting from the second season of "The Witcher".

17:09 - Linda watched the second season of "Sweet Magnolias" which is a bit cloying but easy to digest.

19"02 - Judy loves Ali Wong and her latest comedy special, "Don Wong" is out on Netflix!

 

21:23 - "Forecasting Love and Weather" (기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편) is a JTBC drama set at the Korean Meteorological Administration, of all places. It stars Park MinYoung and Song Kang. It's gotta be funded by KMA, seeing as how they love showing montages of why accurate weather prediction is so important? And graphs. So many graphs.

38:25 - "Twenty-Five, Twenty-One" (스물다섯 스물하나) is a TVN drama with strong "Reply 1988" vibes. It stars Kim TaeRi and Nam JooHyuk as bright-eyed youths against the background of the 1990s IMF crisis. They are an absolute delight to watch.

50:30 - "Thirty, Nine" (서른, 아홉) stars Son YeJin, Jeon MiDo and Kim JiHyun as a strong-knit group of friends. This TVN slice-of-life drama also has 3 male leads, but who really cares about them? The leading ladies have great chemistry and we're looking forward to what's going to happen next.

 

Some Korean terms:  

불륜남: [bool-lyoon-nam] adulterer (male).

 

Audio credits:  

Joseph Trapanese - "The Witcher: Season 2 OST" - "Kaer Morhen"

Nickel Creek - "Destination"

 

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Feb 9, 2022

It's all e-mails and midambles, baby! Judy and Linda catch up on a lot of e-mails and random stuff they've been doing for the past 2 months.

We'll be doing a First Impressions episode soon, featuring "Thirty, Nine" (서른, 아홉) starring Son YeJin, Jeon MiDo and Kim JiHyun, "Twenty-Five Twenty-One" (스물다섯 스물하나) starring Kim TaeRi and Nam JooHyuk and "Forecasting Love and Weather" (기상청 사람들: 사내연애 잔혹사 편) starring Park MinYoung and Song Kang.

 

18:36 - Judy watched all of "The Silent Sea" (고요의 바다), starring Gong Yoo, Bae DooNa and Kim SunYoung. Watch out for ***MAJOR SPOILERS*** 21:19-21:50!

24:15 - Linda enjoyed the chemistry between Choi WooSik and Kim DaMi on "Our Beloved Summer" (그 해 우리는), but alas, extraneous nonsense.

38:12 - Judy is loving the absurdity of "What We Do in the Shadows". The first two seasons are now available on Disney+. Check it out if you like Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's work!

40:25 - Linda and Judy found "Hawkeye" to have a great balance between comedy and drama. Who knew we would look forward to a show starring arguably the worst Avenger?

42:04 - Wow, "Eternals" is bland bland bland. ***MAJOR SPOILERS BUT DO YOU CARE*** at 42:04-44:19.

47:24 - Linda finally finished "Squid Game" (오징어 게임)! We do not like this trend of trying to force shows into multiple seasons.

49:44 - If you haven't started yet, Judy insists that you watch "The Book of Boba Fett". You might think "Where the heck is this going?", but Judy INSISTS. You won't regret it.

50:39 - Linda gave up on the Marvel animated series, "What If?" after 10 minutes. Yeah, don't bother.

51:49 - Judy is a newbie at "Sea of Thieves". Even though there are scary PVP randos around, it's the only chance to kind of be at a beach and eat a coconut, dammit! Also, watch "Master and Commander", you cowards!

58:41 - Linda is sad about the slapdash final season of "Kim's Convenience". Get your stuff together, CBC!

59:40 - Judy needed another Bioware RPG with romance, so obviously she played "Dragon Age: Inquisition"! Who is her DA boyfriend? *psst* He'll never be as good as Garrus.

1:02:29 - Linda rewatched "Anne with an E" and is saddened by its premature end. For heaven's sake, CBC!

1:05:12 - Judy loves the heartwarming stories from "Queer Eye". If you need affirmation that you are good and are worth good things, please try it out.

 

Audio credits:  

Norma Tanega - "You're Dead"

Christophe Beck and Michael Paraskevas - "Hawkeye" - "Hawkeye's Theme"

Ramin Djawadi - "Eternals" - "Eternals Theme"

Ludwig Goransson - "The Book of Boba Fett" - "Main Title Theme"

Robin Beanland - "Sea of Thieves" - "Adventure Awaits"

Trevor Morris - "Dragon Age: Inquisition" - "Dragon Age Inquisition Theme"

Tragically Hip - "Anne with an E" - "Ahead By A Century"

Widelife - "All Things (Just Keep Getting Better)"

 

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Dec 1, 2021

KDMEO, WE DON'T KNOW DRUGS. Judy and Linda stall for fall by watching four ridiculously popular Kdramas from 2004-2013! How is every single one of these about a poor dumdum uncovering a rich douchebag's heart of gold?

We will be hibernating for December, in hopes that we'll get some dramas worth checking out in 2022. Happy holidays and happy New Year!

 

Digressions:  

1:51 - New Patreon donor and Listener E-mails!

14:14 - On a whim, Judy tried out "Inspector Koo" (구경이), starring Lee YoungAe. It's pretty watchable and has a great supporting cast.

16:51 - "The Handmaiden" (아가씨) is a hauntingly memorable film. It was directed by Park ChanWook, who also directed the Vengeance series of films.

18:27 - A notorious dictator is dead! Judy celebrated by watching "A Taxi Driver" (택시운전사), a 2017 film about the 1980 Gwangju Uprising.

21:03 - "Arcane" is a Netflix animated series based in the "League of Legends" universe and is an amazing show, even if you have never played the video game.

22:36 - Judy has been walking down the anime nostalgia lane with the 2019 series, "Fruits Basket" (フルーツバスケット). Ignore the stereotypical shoujo fantasy premise and focus on the message about friends, family and helping each other heal from trauma.

 

25:21 - "The Heirs" (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) is an SBS drama from 2013, starring Lee MinHo, Park ShinHye, Kim JiWon and Kim WooBin. Ah yes, rich people problems and English-speaking "actors", Judy's favourite things in a drama.

35:50 - "Princess Hours" (궁) is a 2006 MBC drama set in an alternate universe in which Korea has a constitutional monarchy. It stars Yoon EunHye, Ju JiHoon and Song JiHyo. Yoon EunHye is playing pretty much the same character as in "Coffee Prince", a spunky girl who has to save her family from poverty.

43:17 - "Master's Sun" (주군의 태양) is a 2013 SBS drama, starring So JiSub and Gong HyoJin. Linda didn't manage to finish the episode, so Judy struggles to recap the latter half, which is absolutely bonkers.

54:30 - "Full House" (풀하우스) is a 2004 KBS drama, starring Rain and Song HyeKyo. Words cannot adequately express just how awful this drama was. How was this so popular?

 

Some Korean terms:  

흙수저: [heuk-soo-jeo] literally "dirt spoon" as compared to "silver spoon"; from an impoverished background.

알바: short for 아르바이트 [ah-reu-bah-ee-teu]; taken from German word, "arbeit", meaning "work"; minimum wage job.

미숫가루: [mi-soot-ga-roo] mixed grain powder that is usually blended with water, ice and sugar to make a summer drink.

범생: [beom-seng] short for "모범생" [mo-beom-seng], meaning "model student".

가채: [ga-che] intricate traditional wig worn by women.

한복: [han-bok] traditional Korean clothing.

사극: [sa-geuk] historical drama.

눈치: [noon-chi] a combination of "tact" and "situational awareness"; to be lacking in "눈치" is an insult.

모자라다: [mo-ja-ra-da] "to be not enough"; "to be slow" if used to describe a person.

제수씨: [jeh-soo-ssi] respectful way of addressing the significant other of a younger brother/friend. 

 

Audio credits:  

TRPP - "Inspector Koo" (구경이) OST - "Yeah (Round and Round)"

Jo YeongWook - "The Handmaiden" (아가씨) OST - "The Tree from Mount Fuji"

Cho HyeWon - "A Taxi Driver" (택시운전사) OST - "The Customer I Left Behind" (두고 온 손님)

Imagine Dragons - "Arcane" - "Enemy"

Beverly - "Fruits Basket" (フルーツバスケット) - "Again"

 

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Nov 10, 2021

WARNING - THE LAST 15 MINUTES IS BASICALLY RIFFING. Judy and Linda stall for fall by watching four classic Kdramas from 2000-2010! 

Next week, we continue to stall for fall by trying out "Full House" (풀하우스), "Princess Hours" (궁), "Master's Sun" (주군의 태양) and "The Heirs" (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들).

 

Digressions:  

1:22 - New Patreon donor!

1:40 - Judy, like a fool, thought that she could just enjoy the candy-coloured Pixar movie, "Luca" without crying. Check it out!

 

6:01 - "Autumn in My Heart" (가을동화) is a ridiculously popular KBS melodrama from 2000, starring Song SeungHun, Song HyeKyo and Won Bin. Who knew we would scream so much while watching it?

17:53 - "Winter Sonata" (겨울연가) is the next offering from the creators of "Autumn in My Heart". Bae YongJun and Choi JiWoo are decidedly not young enough to play teenagers, but here we are. If you want to visit Nami island, the tourist attraction that Linda talks about, it's only about 50km away from Seoul!

28:02 - "Coffee Prince" (커피프린스 1호점) is a MBC reverse harem drama, starring Gong Yoo, Yoon EunHye and Lee SunKyun. Gong Yoo's character is your typical rich pretty boy who mooches off his family, while Yoon EunHye's character is more spunky and fun!

35:07 - "My Girlfriend is a Gumiho" (내 여자친구는 구미호) is a 2010 SBS fantasy drama. Lee SeungGi's character is a poor imitation of Gong Yoo's character from "Coffee Prince". Shin MinAh proves that she has always been frigging gorgeous. 

 

Some Korean terms:  

시장: [shi-jang] marketplace.

국밥: [guk-bap] meat and vegetable stew with rice.

과학고: [gwa-hak-go] science high school. 

 

Audio credits:  

Dan Romer - "Luca" - "Meet Luca"

 

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Oct 27, 2021

LET'S JUST BURN THIS THING DOWN! Judy and Linda discuss "D.P." (Deserter Pursuit), starring Jung HaeIn, Koo KyoHwan and Kim SungKyun.

WARNING: We talk about physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, as well as bullying and suicide.

 
To Stall For Fall, we are checking out some older Kdrama classics. Click on the names for the links, but some of them may not have English subtitles. 
Next episode, we are covering "Autumn in My Heart" (가을동화), "Winter Sonata" (겨울연가), "Coffee Prince" (커피 프린스 1호점) and "My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho" (내 여자친구는 구미호).
 

Digressions:  

3:09 - Listener E-mails!

24:10 - Judy was a guest on a recent episode of "The InfatuAsian Podcast", hosted by Curtis, our West Coast Correspondent! Click here to check out the episode. 

26:43 - Linda finished season 2 of "The Baby-Sitters Club".

27:05 - "Free Guy" was a standard fluffy light Ryan Reynolds movie. 

 

Some Korean terms:  

고로케: [go-ro-ke] taken from the Japanese (コロッケ) version of croquette.

층계: [cheung-gye] older term for stairs; not actually from Japanese, as Linda thought.

다꽝: [da-kkwang] taken from the Japanese (沢庵) word for pickled daikon radish.

아이스께끼: [a-i-seu-kke-kki] taken from the Japanese (アイスケーキ) word for ice cream bar.

다마네기: [da-ma-ne-gi] taken from the Japanese (たまねぎ) word for onion.

간지: [gan-ji] slang based on Japanese (感じ) word for "feel"; "cool".

헌병: [heon-byeong] military police.

진짜사나이: [jin-jja-sa-na-i] "Real Man", a Korean reality show where celebrities try out the military experience.

 

Audio credits:  

So JiSub - "Pick Up Line"

So JiSub - "SO Ganzi"

Potty Mouth - "I Wanna"

Mariah Carey - "Fantasy"

 

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Oct 13, 2021

HE'S A HACKER, QUESTION MARK?! Judy and Linda try out newer dramas for Fall 2021.

We decided to give "D.P." (Deserter Pursuit), starring Jung HaeIn, Koo KyoHwan and Kim SungKyun, its own KDMEO episode. Coming soon!
 

Digressions:  

0:47 - New Patreon donors and Listener E-mails!

11:39 - Judy insists that you watch "Seinfeld", now on Netflix, but only from season 2 onwards.

14:29 - Let season 2 of "The Baby-Sitters Club" give you a warm, comforting hug.

15:49 - "Far Cry 6" is out! Judy is new to the franchise and is eager to acquire the so-called Battle Chicken, but will it be enough to stave off the post-Mass Effect depression?

19:04 - Linda really enjoyed "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings", reminiscent of beautiful martial arts movies of old.

 

23:37 - "Yumi's Cells" (유미의 세포들) is a TVN drama, starring Kim GoEun and An BoHyun. It's based on a 2015 webtoon, which may have been amusing, but the animated bits slow down the pace way too much. Kim GoEun's bangs and An BoHyun's chin scruff are distractingly awful.

30:29 - "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" (갯마을 차차차) is a TVN romantic comedy, starring Shin MinA and Kim SeonHo. Judy remembers the 2004 movie with much fondness. This is an easy watch with two adorable lead actors, so try it out! 

39:24 - "Police University" (경찰수업) is an eyeroll-inducing piece from KBS. It stars JinYoung (B1A4), Krystal (f(x)) and Cha TaeHyun, and they can't do anything to help the godawful material. 

 

Some Korean terms:  

답답하다 [dap-dap-ha-da] to be frustrated.

뽑기 [ppop-gi] candy made with sugar and baking soda; currently super popular due to "Squid Game".

 

Audio credits:  

Jonathan Wolff - "Seinfeld Theme"

Potty Mouth - "I Wanna"

DJ Shadow - "Nobody Speak" 

Joel P West - "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" - "Xu Shang-Chi"

"Jurassic Park" - "It's a UNIX system! I know this..."

 

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Sep 29, 2021

SHE LOVES HIM OR SOMETHING; WHO CARES. Judy and Linda don't bother analysing episodes 11-12 of “Hospital Playlist” (슬기로운 의사생활), a TVN medical ensemble drama starring Jeon MiDo, Jo JungSuk, Yoo YeonSeok, Jung KyungHo and Kim DaeMyung.

 

Our Fall First Impressions episode will cover "Yumi's Cells" (유미의 세포들), "D.P." (디피), "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" (갯마을 차차차) and "Police University" (경찰수업).

 

Some of the nicknames we used for characters (continued from S1):

Buddha - Ahn JungWon, pediatric surgeon played by Yoo YeonSeok

Long Winter - Jang GyeoWool, General Surgery resident (now fellow!) played by Shin HyunBin

Dove - Lee IkSun, sister of IkJun (Jo JungSuk) played by Kwak SunYoung

Ice Man - Kim JoonWan, cardiothoracic surgeon played by Jung KyungHo

Captain Doctor - Ahn ChiHong, Neurosurgery resident played by Kim JunHan

 

Digressions:

1:03 - New Patreon donor and Listener E-mails!

25:09 - Judy is one season into the lighthearted sitcom, "Superstore".

27:06 - Linda's already finished watching "D.P.", which we'll be covering in our Fall First Impressions. 

28:50 - "Squid Game" is the latest in Korean content from Netflix and Judy is hooked.

32:34 - Linda is rewatching "Alias", starring Jennifer Garner, and is loving it.

34:03 - Judy got full on belly laughs from "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw".

 

Some Korean terms:

남자들이 좋아하는 드라마: [nam-ja-deul-ee-jo-a-ha-neun-deu-ra-ma] dramas that men like.

설마 나 보러온건 아니겠지?: [seol-ma-na-bo-reo-on-geon-a-ni-get-ji?] "Surely you're not here to see me?"

 

Audio credits:

Kevin Oh - "Crazy"

Michael Giacchino - "Alias" - Theme Song

Tyler Bates - "Hobbs & Shaw" - "Hard Way or Easy Way"

S.E.S. - "Dreams Come True"

Lee Juck (이적) - "Running in the sky" (하늘을 달리다)

 

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Sep 1, 2021

WHAT THE FRICK; DON'T BE A DICK! Judy and Linda get tipsy to talk about episodes 9-10 of “Hospital Playlist” (슬기로운 의사생활), a TVN medical ensemble drama starring Jeon MiDo, Jo JungSuk, Yoo YeonSeok, Jung KyungHo and Kim DaeMyung.

 

For our Fall First Impressions episode, we have picked: "Police University" (JinYoung of B1A4), "D.P." (Jung HaeIn), "Yumi's Cells" (Kim GoEun) and "Hometown Cha Cha Cha" (Kim SeonHo and Shin MinAh).

 

Some of the nicknames we used for characters (continued from S1):

Buddha - Ahn JungWon, pediatric surgeon played by Yoo YeonSeok

Long Winter - Jang GyeoWool, General Surgery resident (now fellow!) played by Shin HyunBin

Dove - Lee IkSun, sister of IkJun (Jo JungSuk) played by Kwak SunYoung

Ice Man - Kim JoonWan, cardiothoracic surgeon played by Jung KyungHo

 

Digressions:

2:17 - New Patreon donors and Listener E-mails!

10:00 - Linda finally finished "My Mister", and was pleasantly impressed by IU's acting.

11:33 - Of course Judy watched animated movie, "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf"! Think of it as a prequel to Henry Cavill's live action "Witcher" series and let us reassure you that you do not have to see it to enjoy the show. 

14:12 - Linda's late to the "Never Have I Ever" party, and it's good!

16:40 - Judy watched "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" and it was what she expected.

18:16 - Linda watched "Tiny Pretty Things", but only for the ballet dancing!

 

Some Korean terms:

단무지: [dan-moo-ji] sweet and sour pickled radish.

마음을 접다: [ma-eum-eul-jeop-da] literally "to fold the thought"; to give up.

 

Audio credits:

Brian d'Oliveira - "The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf" - "Monstrum's Lullaby"

Robyn - "Never Have I Ever" - "Dancing On My Own"

John Loeffler & John Siegler - "Gotta Catch 'Em All" (Pokemon Theme)

Irene & Seulgi - "Monster"

 

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Aug 18, 2021

I DON'T NEED YOUR F&*#ING RICE CAKES! Judy and Linda feel bogged down by episodes 7-8 of “Hospital Playlist” (슬기로운 의사생활), a TVN medical ensemble drama starring Jeon MiDo, Jo JungSuk, Yoo YeonSeok, Jung KyungHo and Kim DaeMyung.

 

If you have any suggestions for Fall First Impressions, please let us know ASAP! We might even plan a Watch Party with our Patreon donors!

 

Some of the nicknames we used for characters (continued from S1):

Buddha - Ahn JungWon, pediatric surgeon played by Yoo YeonSeok

Long Winter - Jang GyeoWool, General Surgery resident (now fellow!) played by Shin HyunBin

Dove - Lee IkSun, sister of IkJun (Jo JungSuk) played by Kwak SunYoung

 

Digressions:

3:37 - Judy's enjoying the art style of the new animated Marvel series, "What If?" but it's pretty cheesy.

6:41 - Linda binged all of "Atypical" on Netflix and is appreciating the spotlight on struggles of a high-functioning autistic teenager.

8:01 - Judy recently discovered The 8-Bit Big Band and is loving their crisp performances. Check out their Youtube page!

12:12 - Linda is watching "Santa Clarita Diet", the surprisingly bloody comedy starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. 

13:37 - Surprise Listener E-mail!

16:21 - Linda checked out "Working Moms", a dark, adult comedy, surprisingly from CBC?!?!

 

Some Korean terms:

시원하다: [shee-won-ha-da] literally "It is cool (temperature)"; expression of "I am so relieved" (because an annoyance has now been resolved).

사이다: [sa-ee-da] literally "cider", what Koreans call clear soft drinks like 7UP; nowadays used as slang adjective equivalent of "시원하다".

잔소리: [jan-so-ree] nagging.

떡: [ddeok] rice cake.

교수님: [gyo-soo-nim] Professor.

행운의 여신: [heng-oon-ui-yeo-shin] literally, "goddess of good luck".

니가 전화해, 시발: [nee-ga-jeon-hwa-heh-shi-bal] "Why don't you f---ing call her?".

후배: [hoo-beh] person in an organization with less experience; opposite of sunbae.

젊은이: [jeol-meu-nee] "young man".

 

Audio credits:

Glass Animals - "Black Mambo"

The 8-Bit Big Band - "Still Alive"

The 8-Bit Big Band - "Birdman" (Pilotwings 64)

The 8-Bit Big Band - "Snake Eater"

John Debney - "Santa Clarita Diet" - "Main Theme"

The Cold and Lovely - "Paper and Gun"

Jang Beom June (장범준) - "Signal" (시그널) - "Reminescence" (회상)

 

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Jul 28, 2021

IT'S OKAY, EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT! Judy and Linda feel slightly better after episodes 5-6 of “Hospital Playlist” (슬기로운 의사생활), a TVN medical ensemble drama starring Jeon MiDo, Jo JungSuk, Yoo YeonSeok, Jung KyungHo and Kim DaeMyung.

 

Some of the nicknames we used for characters (continued from S1):

Buddha - Ahn JungWon, pediatric surgeon played by Yoo YeonSeok

Long Winter - Jang GyeoWool, General Surgery resident (now fellow!) played by Shin HyunBin

Dove - Lee IkSun, sister of IkJun (Jo JungSuk) played by Kwak SunYoung

 

Digressions:

0:45 - Listener E-mails! 

7:39 - ***SPOILER FREE*** Judy checked out the new "Black Widow" and really enjoyed the "down-to-earth" spycraft in the first half of the movie

7:39 - ***SPOILER FREE*** Linda and Judy finished watching "Loki" on Disney+

9:57 - Linda is caught up on Season 5 of "Superstore" and is loving the irreverent humour

 

Some Korean terms:

간섭하다: [gan-seop-hah-dah] to interfere.

어려운: [eo-ryeo-oon] difficult.

결혼시키다:  [gyeol-hon-shi-ki-dah] literally "to order a marriage"; to orchestrate the marriage.

사기결혼: [sah-gi-gyeol-hon] fraudulent wedding.

생각없는 사람들이 그런거야: [seng-gak-eop-neun-sah-ram-deul-ee-geu-reo-geo-yah] "Thoughtless people are like that".

어른: [eo-reun] "adult"; "senior member of a family".

시월드: [shi-wol-deu] a wife's new living conditions of being put upon by your in-laws; a play on "Seaworld".

정신없어: [jeong-shin-eop-seo] literally "I don't have my mind"; "I'm all over the place".

괜찮아, 잘될꺼야: [gwen-chan-ah-jal-dwel-ggeo-yah] "It's okay, everything will work out!"

털털하다: [teol-teol-ha-da] to be easygoing; used to describe "tomboyish" women.

 

Audio credits:

Cake - "Going the Distance"

Abdullah Ibrahim - "no fear, no die" - "Calypso Minor"

Nelly - "Country Grammar"

Lorne Balfe - "Black Widow" - "Fireflies"

Natalie Holt - "Loki" - "TVA"

Lee HanChul (이한철) - "Superstar" (슈퍼스타)

 

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Jul 14, 2021

TOO MUCH RIBBON-TYING! Judy and Linda want more friendship shenanigans from episodes 3-4 of “Hospital Playlist” (슬기로운 의사생활), a TVN medical ensemble drama starring Jeon MiDo, Jo JungSuk, Yoo YeonSeok, Jung KyungHo and Kim DaeMyung.

 

Some of the nicknames we used for characters in season 1:

Darth Vader - Lee IkJoon, general surgeon played by Jo JungSuk

Buddha - Ahn JungWon, pediatric surgeon played by Yoo YeonSeok

Ice Man - Kim JoonWan, cardiothoracic surgeon played by Jung KyungHo

Long Winter - Jang GyeoWool, General Surgery resident played by Shin HyunBin

Dove - Lee IkSun, ass-kicking sister of Darth Vader played by Kwak SunYoung

 

Digressions:

1:30 - Listener E-mails! 

9:17 - Judy is enjoying the zippy banter in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

10:33 - Linda is on a Netflix binge: "The BabySitters Club", "Sweet Magnolias", "Ginny & Georgia" and "Superstore"

15:35 - Judy needs music recommendations for her revenge/workout playlist

 

Some Korean terms:

아쉽다: [ah-ship-dah] literally "to be lacking"; "It's a shame" or "It's too bad"

썸타다: [sseom-tah-dah] to flirt without commitment.

 

Audio credits:

Peggy Lee - "It's A Good Day"

Potty Mouth - "I Wanna"

Nickel Creek - "Destination"

Team Coco - "Mindy Kaling's Exercise Fantasies"

Christopher Drake - "Batman: Arkham Origins" - "Arkham Origins Main Titles"

Woody Jackson - "Red Dead Redemption 2" - "American Venom"

Ennio Morricone - "For A Few Dollars More"

Haydn - "Trumpet Concerto in E flat, 3rd movement"

Bijou (비쥬) - "Love You More Than Anyone" (누구보다 널 사랑해)

Mido and Farasol (미도와 파라솔) - "Let's Forget It" (이젠 잊기로 해요)

Sechs Kies (젝스키스) - "Couple" (커플)

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Jun 30, 2021

ARE WE ANTI-ROMANCE? Judy and Linda are grateful for episodes 1-2 of “Hospital Playlist” (슬기로운 의사생활), a TVN medical ensemble drama starring Jeon MiDo, Jo JungSuk, Yoo YeonSeok, Jung KyungHo and Kim DaeMyung.

 

Some of the nicknames we used for characters in season 1:

Buddha - Ahn JungWon, pediatric surgeon played by Yoo YeonSeok

Ice Man - Kim JoonWan, cardiothoracic surgeon played by Jung KyungHo

Long Winter - Jang GyeoWool, General Surgery resident played by Shin HyunBin

Captain Doctor - Ahn ChiHong, Neurosurgery resident played by Kim JunHan

 

Digressions:

1:03 - Listener E-mails! Click here for the Youtube playlist of "Hospital Playlist Goes Camping!"

15:20 - Our west coast correspondent, Curtis, is hosting "The InfatuAsian Podcast"!!! Nadira is a guest host in the first 2 episodes!

19:10 - ***SOME SPOILERS*** Linda and Judy are loving Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson in "Loki" on Disney+

24:30 - Judy watched "Raya and the Last Dragon" on Disney+ and it was great! It did not get the hype that it deserves and you should definitely check it out!

26:39 - Linda rewatched all of "Downton Abbey" and found it wanting as the seasons went on.

29:00 - Judy binge watched "Fleabag", starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It's a black comedy about broken people and you can't look away.

 

Some Korean terms:

애교: [ae-gyo] overwhelming cuteness expressed through childishness.

비참하다: [bi-cham-ha-da] to be wretched.

아줌마: [ah-jum-ma] way to address an older woman.

돼지국밥: [dweh-ji-guk-bap] literally "pig soup rice"; thick pork broth served over rice.

떡볶이: [ddeok-bok-kki] spicy rice cakes.

 

Audio credits:

Ak Dan Gwang Chil (악단광칠 aka ADG7) - "NOZANOZA" (노자노자)

Natalie Holt - "Loki" - "TVA"

James Newton Howard - "Raya and the Last Dragon" - "Prologue"

John Lunn - "Downton Abbey" - "The Suite"

Isobel Waller-Bridge - "Fleabag" - "Kyrie"

Kim DaeMyung - "In front of the post office in autumn" (가을 우체국 앞에서)

 

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Apr 14, 2021

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BUILD A SNOWMAN AFTER A MURDER? Judy and Linda try out newer dramas for Spring 2021.

We're taking a short break! Think of us in cocoons dreaming of the second season of "Hospital Playlist" (슬기로운 의사생활). We'll be back here and there, if there's anything fun that comes out.
 

Digressions:  

0:47 - Listener E-mails!

11:13 - Judy offers up a correction for episode 169: "As quickly as a lie"

12:54 - Vox has great informative videos on Youtube, but their Coronavirus playlist is particularly important. Please check it out for reliable information from experts.

14:36 - Linda is hooked on Wendy's (Red Velvet) first mini-album, but especially the song, "When This Rain Stops"

16:34 - Judy is fascinated with the documentary series about a single mom in Korea on SayuriTV

20:33 - Linda watched the second season of "Stranger" and was okay with it.

22:18 - Judy loves "Battlestar Galactica" (2004) so much. Even though it's sci fi, it's grounded in real human concerns and asks what it means to be human and whether we are worth redeeming. 

25:33 - We had a watch party with our Patreon donors for the first episode of "Sisyphus" (시지프스) and it was only bearable because of the snarky company.

 

32:46 - "Mouse" (마우스) is a thriller from TVN, starring Lee SeungGi and Ahn JaeWook. The crimes were graphic and difficult to watch, but we also couln't take the drama seriously because of some pointedly stupid choices.

48:23 - "Vincenzo" (빈센조) is a TVN action comedy thriller (?) that is tonally all over the place. Song JoongKi plays a Korean-Italian mafia consigliere. We were hoping for a straight up revenge story, but there's some corporate shenanigans mixed with "Kung Fu Hustle"-esque cast of kooky characters. Linda's going to watch more of it though!

54:19 - "Navillera" (나빌레라) is yet another TVN slice of life drama. It stars Park InHwan as the most adorable elderly man who longs to learn ballet dancing, and Song Kang as an aspiring ballerino who's going to teach him. It's so predictable, but in a good, heartwarming way.

 

Some Korean terms:  

거짓말처럼:[geo-jit-mal-cheo-reom] literally "like a lie"; unbelievably.

어처구니없어: [eo-cheo-goo-ni-up-suh] absurd.

 

Audio credits:  

Wendy (Red Velvet) - "When This Rain Stops"

Bear McCreary - "Battlestar Galactica" - "Season 1 Title Intro"

T. Rex - "I Love to Boogie"

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Mar 31, 2021

BEHOLD LINDA'S FURY. Judy and Linda try out older dramas suggested by our Patreon donors. Thank you for prompting us to try out shows that were on the back burner.

Our Spring First Impressions episode will feature "Sisyphus: The Myth" (시지프스), "Vincenzo" (빈센조), "Mouse" (마우스), "Navillera" (나빌레라) and "River Where the Moon Rises" (달이 뜨는 강).

Digressions:  

2:43 - New Patreon donors and Listener E-mails!

6:39 - STOP AAPI HATE.

16:21 - Judy is uplifted by the "Feel the Rhythm of Korea" videos from Korea Tourism Organization. Check them out here!

20:46 - *NO spoilers* We're having fun watching "Falcon and the Winter Soldier"!

22:41 - Judy enjoyed the female friendships in "Hustlers". Jennifer Lopez, WOWZA.

24:46 - Linda rewatched "Little Women" and liked it better than the first time.

26:15 - Judy likes Andy Samberg and she likes "Palm Springs"

28:51 - Linda is loving the lightness of "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers" series on Disney+

 

31:57 - "My Mister" (나의 아저씨) is a depressingly realistic drama from TVN (2018), starring IU and Lee SunKyun. There's excellent acting all round and Lee SunKyun's voice is delectable, but we were so crushed by the experience that we don't know if we can continue.

41:44 - "Stranger" (비밀의 숲) is a 2017 TVN drama about - surprise, surprise - corruption in the justice system. It stars Cho SeungWoo as a partially lobotomized (?!) prosecutor and Bae DooNa as a kickass detective!

47:59 - We were both surprised by how much we liked "Melo is My Nature" (멜로가 체질), a 2019 JTBC slice of life drama about a group of friends in their 30s. If you haven't seen it yet, you should check it out for the witty banter and touching moments.

56:39 - "You're Beautiful" (미남이시네요) is a 2009 SBS drama from Park ShinHye, Jang GeunSuk and Lee HongKi. It's part of the terrible trend in the 2000s where every romantic comedy tried to be "Boys Over Flowers". 

 

Some Korean terms:  

거짓말처럼 빠르게: [geo-jit-mal-cheo-reom-ppa-reu-geh] as quickly as a lie; expression used for something that's fast.

끔찍해:  [ggeum-jjik-heh] horrible.

판소리: [pan-so-ri] traditional Korean singing.

해녀: [heh-nyeo] traditional Korean women divers.

 

Audio credits:  

LEENALCHI (이날치) - Tiger is Coming (범 내려온다)
 
Henry Jackman - "Falcon and the Winter Soldier" - "Louisiana Hero"
 
Cardi B - "Money"
 
Alexandre Desplat - "Little Women" Soundtrack - "Little Women"
 
Patrick Cowley - "Megatron Man"
 
Philip Glass - "Koyaanisqatsi"

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Mar 17, 2021

JUST LIGHTLY TOSS THE KID ASIDE, FFS!!! Judy and Linda do their utmost to put off talking about episodes 13-16 of "The Uncanny Counter" (경이로운 소문), a supernatural action comedy from OCN, starring Jo ByungGyu, Kim SeJeong, Yoon JoonSang and Yeom HyeRan.

I'm not even going to bother writing a blurb about the finale episodes here. Instead, I'll tell you about our special episode, for which our Patreon donors suggested older dramas for us to talk about! In episode 169, we'll be talking about "My Mister" (나의 아저씨), "Melo is My Nature" (멜로가 체질), "Stranger" (비밀의 숲) and "You're Beautiful" (미남이시네요). 

 

Digressions:  

3:25 - ***SPOILER ALERT**** Judy and Linda watched "Minari", starring Steven Yeun, Han YeRi and Yoon YuhJung

17:07 - ***SPOILER ALERT*** Judy and Linda loved "WandaVision". Talk about a clever series that actually plans out things ahead of time!

23:44 - Judy finally caved and watched "Little Women" (2019) starring Saoirse Ronan. She liked it, almost as much as the 1994 version!

26:58 - Linda watched "Soul" and was emotionally destroyed

29:28 - Judy found "Mary, Queen of Scots" very pretty to look at. Mary, Queen of Scots is still unlikable as ever, though.

34:09 - Linda started watching "Hello, My Twenties" (청춘시대)

 

Korean terms:

미나리: [mi-na-ri] water dropwort; frequently eaten in Korean stews.

 

Audio credits:  

Emile Mosseri - "Minari" - "Intro"

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - "WandaVision: Episode 1" - "A Newlywed Couple"

Alexandre Desplat - "Little Women" Soundtrack - "Little Women"

Jon Batiste - "Soul" - "Born to Play Reprise" 

Michael Giacchino - "Up" - "Married Life"

Max Richter - "Mary, Queen of Scots" - "A Claim To The Throne"

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Mar 3, 2021

HOW ARE THE DEMONS THE SMARTEST PEOPLE IN THIS? Judy and Linda need help understanding episodes 9-12 of "The Uncanny Counter" (경이로운 소문), a supernatural action comedy from OCN, starring Jo ByungGyu, Kim SeJeong, Yoon JoonSang and Yeom HyeRan.

You can really see the writer making things up on the fly in these episodes. If you already hit all these plot points, what can you possibly have left in the final four? Linda gives some ominous hints about what's coming in the finale. 

 

Digressions:  

0:56 - Listener E-mails!

3:32 - We really want to watch "Minari" starring Steven Yeun, Han YeRi and Yoon YuhJung

18:16 - Judy was very much intrigued by "I, Tonya" starring Margot Robbie

20:59 - Linda found "The Queen's Gambit" surprisingly easy to watch, even with all the chess. 

23:59 - Judy is obsessed with Sunmi's latest song "Tail" (꼬리). Original music video is great, but also make sure to check out the performance video!

29:13 - Korean naming tradition

1:11:58 - Our Patreon donors get to suggest what we cover in our upcoming "Choose what we watch!" episode. Join us on Patreon to participate!

 

Korean terms:

스킨십: [seu-kin-ship] physical touch.

완전체: [wan-jeon-che] completeness

 

Audio credits:  

Emile Mosseri - "Minari" - "Intro"

Peter Nashel - "I, Tonya" - "Tonya Suite"

Carlos Rafael Rivera - "The Queen's Gambit" - "Main Title"

Sunmi - "Tail" (꼬리)

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