Is That a Thing? Dramas vs Real Life in Korea

When I was putting together my post of Korean culture questions for MiataMama, Kdrama Jen helpfully suggested that she had some host daughters who live in Korea, and that they could  answer questions too! So below we have answers from HostDaughter1, who is 26, a former military officer and current office worker; and HostDaughter2, who is 21 and currently a student at a prestigious Korean university. MiataMama is an American. She and her children are in Korea with her husband, who has been stationed there with the US military for a few years. 

It’s been interesting to see their different responses to these questions, and to see the difference in their experiences. Enjoy!

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Live: A Summary

Well, drama fans, we ran into a snag. The Fangirls went into Live with high expectations, but those expectations weren’t met and some of our recappers weren’t able to finish the drama. I, your resourceful Maknae, will do my best to sum up what happened between episode 8 and the end so that you can judge if you want to continue. There will be spoilers, and there will definitely be commentary on the writing, the acting, and the overall feel of the drama.

I’ll try to be accurate in these summaries, but I can’t promise it. I started hitting play over and over again just to be DONE with this drama and I don’t have the patience to go through the episodes again to make sure I’ve got it right. This should tell you a lot about how I felt about this drama by the end. I’ll do my best to hit the highlights.

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A Kdrama Fan in Korea

One of my favorite things about k-dramas is how it brings people from all over the world together. Case in point is my friend MiataMama, whose husband has been stationed in Korea for the past few years. She’s been a drama fan for much longer than that, so she’s had ample time to see if things like wrist-grabbing are a thing in Korea, or just made up for our favorite OTPs.

Here are the questions you all asked that she could answer. Thanks for your submissions, drama fans!

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Trailer for Along with the Gods 2 is HERE!!!

 

I cannot even TELL you how excited I am for this trailer! (insert lots of Maknae squealing here) I can’t wait for Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days to be released in the US!

What do you think, drama fans? Are you up for the second installment? Come and squeal about it with me!

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