What's Up in Dramaland?

48. Is viki acquiring Dramafever titles? | “Melo Suits Me” & stories worth telling | News bites & upcoming dramas

We’re here, we’re here, we’re really here! We look back at what was up in Dramaland in September, and look forward to what’s coming up in October 2019.

Paroma was away scoping out our spiritual home, the Yak Cafe (a real place!), so we invited our good friend and Dramabeans’ writer Helen to join us. She brings along fresh opinions, a fresh accent, and a lot of insight into the vagaries of Dramaland.

You can follow Helen on Twitter, or catch her on Dramabeans.

List of October 2019 dramas here.

Listen to the episode here:


00:05:24 – Is viki acquiring Dramafever’s content? How licensing wars change the drama viewing landscape (again)
00:15:28 – “Melo Suits Me”: when is a story worth telling, and how do ratings shape it?
00:31:46 – Criticism of Chinese K-pop stars supporting police crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters
00:39:02 – Lee Pil-mo’s new baby, his dating show backstory, Love Island vs Terrace House
00:43:33 – Que Sera Sera remake
00:49:43 – Bad Guys has a movie!
00:51:07 – US remake of SKY Castle
00:55:34 – New Netflix variety show “Twogether” with Lee Seung-gi, Jasper Liu
00:56:45 – Kim’s Convenience at Seoul International Drama Awards, Korea exports own sitcom about immigrant experience

01:00:30 – My Country
01:04:54 – VIP
01:08:27 – The Lies Within (Everyone’s Lies)
01:13:37 – Leverage
01:16:45 – Catch the Ghost
01:18:10 – Yeonnamdong Global House
01:22:49 – Helen shares her favourite dramas, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung and I Hear Your Voice

Viki Brings Back Some DramaFever Content
Melo Suits Me: Amid low ratings, director finds hope in avid viewers

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