Oh, the Hong Sisters. That drama writing duo that has given us some of the best and worst moments in Dramaland. Come join The Fangirls as they discuss their latest drama Hwayugi and the highs and lows that have come from it.
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2 thoughts on “Podcast #11: Hwayugi — The Good, The Bad, & The Meh”
Thanks for the podcast! Listening to you gals talk about Hwayugi makes me want to join in. I agree with you gals that this drama has made all the characters memorable in their own ways even Plain Jane Seon Mi! I am probably one of those who would defend the character because in the Original Journey to the west, the monk is gullible and always gets himself into situations where Son oh gong needs to rescue him… That’s how she is written… A little quirky, not able to read in between the lines or people/demons that well, gullible and tries to act strong when she wants to protect herself..
I thought the story was brilliant and thought -provoking. . I can forgive some ‘why is this scene like that’ feeling.. The overall theme of good vs evil, love, what it means to be human is what kept me invested in the drama.
Did you notice the use of colours and dressing to differentiate human and demons ? Did u notice how Son Oh Gong’s dressing changed to be less loud as he is more human? I thought that is so brilliant… I also realised that Seon Mi being trusting and forgiving all the time, makes her look dumb. Don’t we think about people like that in real life? But sometimes we need a little trust and forgiveness from the people around us… Maybe i am overanalysing the drama…
I am hoping you gals would do a written review when you have finally caught up with all the episodes.
Thanks for the podcast! Helped me overcome my Hwayugi Withdrawal Symptoms!
Is there any way you can post a written version of your podcasts after they air? I’m not much for listening to people talk without visuals. My mind tends to wander, and I don’t hear things clearly. I’d rather read along. Just a suggestion and my personal preference, you can disregard if you so choose.