Hello beautiful listeners! We’re launching a NEW format, a monthly episode that covers news and upcoming dramas. We used to include this stuff in our Long Yaks, but those were getting so long as to become ridiculous, and we thought it’s be nice to have two episodes a month instead. Enjoy, and please let us know what you think of the new format!
Our Long Yaks are getting the tiniest bit shorter. You get the drama reviews and discussions here, while news and upcoming gets its own episode under “What’s Up in Dramaland?”
Thanks to all our patrons for helping us realise some of our ideas!
Check out the planning notes for this month’s episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/making-of-yak-24378787
kfangurl’s article on Boyfriend/Encounter – https://thefangirlverdict.com/2019/01/19/dropped-boyfriend-encounter/
00:02:27 – Crowned Clown
00:12:30 – Sky Castle
00:22:59 – The Last Empress
00:31:48 – ref Crowned Clown
00:36:51 – My Strange Hero
00:45:12 – Boyfriend
00:56:02 – Top Star Yoo-baek
01:02:50 – Memories of the Alhambra
01:29:40 – Red Moon Blue Sun
01:36:38 – Master of Study
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Music: Fredji’s Happy Life and Endless Nights
Once a year, our friends on Twitter come together under the #DecemberDramas hashtag to give their take on the dramas they watched that year. In 2018, we were blown away by how many of you participated, and it was great to laugh, cry and rage a little over the year’s dramas together. (Note: we weren’t able to include every single one because there were so many, so apologies to those left out—and thank you all so much for joining us!)
As usual it starts with a call to arms by Saya:
Are you guys ready to kick off #DecemberDramas tomorrow? We’re going to look back on 2018 & review what we’ve watched in 1-tweet drama reviews (+gif)! We’re also going to cheat when necessary. I hope we’ll see EVERYONE take part, old friends & new! (PS check out last year’s fun!) pic.twitter.com/KckxlnmsvK
— Saya (@notnowsaya) November 30, 2018
Thanks as always to Kdramadaydreamer for her transcription! Find her on Twitter and show her some love.
Intro: Hi everyone! Anisa here. It’s our first Yak of 2019 — dear God. But also, Happy New Year! News was a little dry this month, so instead Saya asks me a bit about my studies – yes, I did write a paper about K-dramas last semester. Then we jump right into discussing currently airing shows My Strange Hero, Boyfriend, The Last Empress, Memories of the Alhambra, Red Moon, Blue Sun, and Top Star Yoo Baek. We also discuss some other stuff that’s already aired, K-drama and otherwise. And then we jump into January premieres. Be sure to email us at email@example.com or hit us up on twitter @dramasoverflow to let us know what you’ve been watching, and what upcoming show you’re most excited for. Enjoy the Yak!
Once again, thanks so much to Kdramadaydreamer for typing up this transcript in her own time. Also because the theme of this episode ended up becoming ableism in K-dramas, it makes me especially happy to post this transcript, in the hopes that it might be enjoyed by someone who is unable to listen to the pod in its usual form. – Anisa
First Long Yak of 2019!
00:01:17 – Anisa’s paper on Korea
CURRENTLY WATCHING DRAMAS —
00:09:07 – MY STRANGE HERO
00:26:52 – BOYFRIEND/ENCOUNTER
00:39:21 – THE LAST EMPRESS
00:46:21 – MEMORIES
00:56:43 – JUST DANCE/DANCE SPORTS GIRLS
01:00:16 – TOP STAR YOO BAEK
01:09:47 – MY AJUSSHI
01:13:54 – RED MOON BLUE SUN
01:20:20 – TIMELESS
01:25:24 – MEN ON A MISSION
01:28:51 – YOUTH OVER FLOWERS
UPCOMING DRAMAS —
01:32:53 – THE CROWNED CLOWN
01:35:54 – NEIGHBOURHOOD LAWYER 2
01:36:53 – WHAT’S WRONG POONG-SANG/LIVER OR DIE
01:39:34 – SPRING TURNS TO SPRING
01:42:17 – KINGDOM (Netflix)
01:45:01 – ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK
01:48:09 – TOUCH YOUR HEART
QS OF THE YAK —
01:53:10 – WHAT DRAMA DID YOU HATE BUT KEPT WATCHING?
Here’s a link to the video about “Da Kine” that Anisa mentions when she talks about Top Star Yoo Baek and “geoshigi”. Shoutout to Dramabeans beanie PakalanaPikake for sharing it with us – thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxdy6SaeDTQ
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Here’s a special farewell to 2018 episode. We go over all the dramas we’ve loved and hated with a passion, as well as honorable mentions, non-2018 stuff we loved, what we wish we’d watched, and more.
Happy New Year, everyone! Thanks for spending 2018 with us! Whether it was an intermission or a crescendo, we hope it was exactly what you needed.