The Long Yak

82. Year-End Yak 2020 & the 2nd Annual Goguma Awards!

Thanks for spending this awful, trying, ridiculous and neverending year with us. For all the dark times, we also laughed a lot, had some milestones, and had an unprecedented year of interaction with you, our beautiful community! Here’s some thoughts (…okay, a lot of thoughts, hours of thoughts) about what our year in dramas was like, and another helping of the Goguma Awards, which we kicked off last year. (Goguma, meaning sweet potato, is the name of our yak.)

Time stamps are in the episode description in the Soundcloud link below. In this post, I’ve written out all the winning dramas we mentioned for each category for your reference. Buckle yourselves in, it’s a long one!

The romance novel about COVID, in case you don’t believe Anisa: Kissing the Coronavirus

Second Annual Goguma Awards

The (few) dramas we all watched:

Crash Landing on You
When the Weather is Fine
18 Again

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Kairos

Biggest Waste of Everything: Record of Youth

Bad Start, Good Ending: Piece of Your Mind

Stupid at the Last Second:

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
When the Weather is Fine

Racist Drama Most Vigorously Defended: Backstreet Rookie

Best Comfort Drama (with No External Conflict): Hospital Playlist, Mystic Pop-up Bar

Best Partners:

Good Detective
Stranger 2

Best Second Lead:

Ji-pyung (Kim Seon-ho) in Start-up
Ja-sung (Hwang In-yeop) in 18 Again

Puppy of the Year: Lee Do-hyun in 18 Again

Ajusshi of the Year: Lee Do-hyun in 18 Again

Unni of the Year: Eun-joo (Choo Ja-hyun) in My Unfamiliar Family

ACTUAL Puppy of the Year: Mimi in Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Best wildlife cameo: The cockroach in Kkondae Intern

Lee Joon-hyuk Award for being Lee Joon-hyuk: Lee Joon-hyuk 😂

Best Episode Endings:

365: Repeat the Year
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Best Epilogues:

Crash Landing on You
Into the Ring/Memorials
Good Casting
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol
, Episode 6

Wardrobe We Want to Steal: Go Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji) in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,
Honourable mention: Hyena  

Best Music:

Stranger 2
Crash Landing on You
Red Backpack” from Good Casting

Made Us Laugh Until We Cried:

18 Again
Start up

Most quippy:

The Spies Who Loved Me
Crash Landing on You
Into the Ring

Dishonourable mention: Record of Youth 

Best Non-Korean Drama

Saya: Find Yourself
Anisa: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Paroma: The Untamed

Our Top 3 Dramas of 2020

Our personal top threes of the year!

Good Detective
18 Again
(…yes, just two 😅)

Stranger 2
My Unfamiliar Family
Crash Landing on You

Do You Like Brahms
Flower of Evil

Acrostic Poems!


‘Kay guys,
I love this actor so

Since I watched him in Start Up, I’m obsessed with
Everything he’s been in and
Only watched a ton of clips of Two Days, One

He is the best

Paroma’s Ode to Yoo Inna:

Yoo Inna is deadly
On any mission
Of any magnitude

In case you doubted
Never forget
Nice, pretty girls come
Armed with scissors.

Saya’s, on behalf of the DOF team:

We have loved having you join us in our
Often long-winded yaks about
Our favourite (and unfavourite) shows.

Do yourself a good turn and drop bad shows when they’re bad!
Otherwise you’ll end up losing

Hours of your life to it,
Which you’ll never get back.
And the point is joy,
Not waste and misery. Joy shared and multiplied!

Happy New Year! We could never keep going with this podcast without the lovely community that we’ve found with all of you. Thank you for all your love and support this year, and here’s to a much happier 2021! 🥰

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This episode was edited by Saya, Anisa and Paroma.


4 thoughts on “82. Year-End Yak 2020 & the 2nd Annual Goguma Awards!”

  1. I truly enjoyed the podcast. Thanks!
    My favourite category is, of course, LJH winning LJH being LJH. No one else could have won!!!
    And a special mention to Saya’s love to The Good Detective. My heart exploded with joy for your passion about this drama!!
    Thanks to all of you for sharing your thoughts about drama, life and everything. I may not have posted any comment by I’m a follower.

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  2. Haven’t listened to the podcast or even watched that many K-dramas, but these awards are ace, thanks! I’m particularly glad the music of Kairos has been recognised here. I thought its sinister electronic throb was really unusual for a K-drama, and what’s more perfectly complemented the almost precision-engineered nature of the show itself.

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    1. Yeah, KAIROS was unusually restrained in a really great way – I only recall one song with vocals actually being used during an episode, for the entirety of the show. It set the tension and mood perfectly to have this creepy, sparing score throughout. The drama was, as you said, so well-thought out, with so much loving attention to detail.


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