Podcast #183 – Love is for Suckers and Fangirls

Kmuse and The Maknae discuss in depth their love of the Kdrama Love is For Suckers. Find out their favorite moments and where they hope the show goes.

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Japanese Drama: Sleepeeer Hit

Sleepeeer Hit, also known as Juhan Shuttai in Japanese, is a fun look at the world of Japanese mangas (comics) as seen through the eyes of a newbie editor who has loved reading mangas for a long time, but doesn’t know anything about the business. And yes, it really has all those “e’s” in the title. Listen for the characters to say it in the show. If you’re looking for an enjoyable, lighthearted story, you’ve come to the right place!

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Trusting Writer Park Hae Young: A 4-Year Journey

You may have seen or heard (or both!) the love letters Drama Geek and I have written about My Liberation Notes, the phenomenally written and beautifully filmed Park Hae Young drama that aired earlier this year. The complexity of the characters and the influence of their environment on their attitudes couldn’t be dismissed, and we reveled in the cinematic experience.

That experience made me revisit another Park Hae Young classic, My Mister. This post could have had so many other subtitles: Never Break the 4-Episode Rule, Why I Went Back and Watched My Mister 4 Years Later, This Writer Knows What She’s Doing, and many more. I wrote My Mister off four years ago, because after 2 episodes, I concluded it was a drama about two sad people and all the bad people doing selfish things to those sad people. I was right, but I was also wrong. Come see why My Liberation Notes made me trust writer Park Hae Young, and whether revisiting My Mister was one of the better uses of my time this year. 

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Warm Guy/Cold Guy Face-Off: A Girl & Three Sweethearts vs. Oh My Boss! Love Not Included

Two recent Japanese dramas impressed me because they each had a warmhearted guy and a cold guy, and for most of the show, you couldn’t tell which of them would turn out to be the main lead and get the girl. A Girl & Three Sweethearts and Oh My Boss! Love Not Included have similar characters and even similar plots. Who do you think wins out?

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Podcast #165: My Liberation Notes Review – Part I

Join Drama Geek and Karie the Maknae for a cozy chat where we do a deep dive into the entire series of My Liberation Notes. As always there is a spoiler-free section for those who haven’t decided if they want to watch this delightful drama and then we jump into oodles of spoilers, and this does happen in Part I, so be prepared. Next week we’ll have the conclusion on our thoughts and let you know who we think should watch this drama.

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