Podcast #150 – 2021 End of Year Review Part 1

There were so many amazing shows that aired in 2021 and The Fangirls try to talk about all of them. Come find out all their favorites and most loved moments as they chat Best actors, best chemistry, sexy abs, and more.

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First Impression: Moonshine

Welcome to the age of illegal spirits. Rice is scare so the king has banned all production, distribution, and consumption of alcohol. We all know how that goes: the rich keep drinking and the poor keep starving. What’s surprising is our male lead (Yoo Seung Ho) is on the side of righteousness with a proper stick up his butt, but all he needs is an independent moonshine dealer to help him loosen up. Kang Ro Seo (Lee Hye Ri) has bills to pay and her late father’s recipe for rice wine is just what she needs to free herself of debt. Throw in a hot Crown Prince who loves his wine, and a maiden with sticky fingers, and we’re in for a fun ride.

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Drama Teasers of the Week

The incomparable Kim Nam Gill will be hitting screens everywhere this week as Through the Darkness premieres, and The Fangirls are EXCITED. Doctor Park’s Clinic premieres the same day — come see if this week’s dramas will be making their way onto your watchlist!

Through the Darkness

January 14, KOCOWA and Viki, starring Kim Nam Gil (Fiery Priest), Kim So Jin (Escape from Mogadishu), Jin Seon Gyu (Space Sweepers)

In Seoul, South Korea, in the 1990s, the nation is gripped with terror after a series of brutal murders strikes terror into the hearts of its citizens. A mysterious figure known as Red Hat has been stalking the streets, following women, terrorizing them, and then killing them in apparently motiveless attacks. The police are baffled – the killer seems to strike at random. They struggle to understand when this murderer will attack next and why the killings are taking place.

Having heard about the way that the American FBI is using criminal profilers to build “profiles” of killers in such cases, the head of the Criminal Behavior Analysis team Gook Young Soo turns to Song Ha Young, a quiet, reserved, but incredibly perceptive team member for help. Gook Young Soo thinks that using this new method, the police might stand a chance of identifying the killer – and making the murders stop. But the police – including the homicide expert Yoon Tae Goo are now in totally uncharted territory. Will their radical new approach to fighting crime work? And does Song Ha Young really have the skills it will take to track down this fiendish murderer?

Doctor Park’s Clinic

January 14, starring Lee Seo Jin (Times), Ra Mi Ran (Black Dog)

Dr. Park Won Jang recently opened his own internal medicine clinic. His goal is to become acknowledged as a skilled physician and make a lot of money in the process. He thought that if he opened his own clinic, the money would soon roll in. Reality is a little different for Park Won Jang. His clinic receives very few patients and it is teetering on insolvency. He struggles to save his clinic. Making things worse, he also suffers from hair loss. Meanwhile, Park Won Jang is married to Sa Mo Rim. His wife trusts the advice of medical TV programs more than her husband.

Let us know what you’ll be watching!

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Dramas with a Side of Kimchi

Kmuse’s Musings: I Finished a Bunch of Dramas

November and December were full of a lot of family situations that made drama watching take a back seat on my priority list. Which meant I was left with a bunch of shows half watched and a ton of ideas for blog posts unwritten. While it is not feasible to play catch up on the blog posts, I decided it was doable to write a giant post on what I have finished and whether or not they were worth watching. So join me as I get all of my thoughts off my mind and ready to start anew in 2022.

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