Podcast 21. The Long Yak (Part 2) – Legend of Fuyao | Meteor Garden | What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

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CURRENTLY AIRING CHINESE:
00:01:12 – LEGEND OF FUYAO
00:05:03 – METEOR GARDEN
COMPLETED DRAMAS:
00:18:17 – THE UNDATEABLES
00:22:19 – LAWLESS LAWYER
00:26:16 – SKETCH
00:27:49 – ARGON
00:32:19 – WOK OF LOVE
00:37:48 – WHATS WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM?
UPCOMING DRAMAS:
01:04:20 – FAMILIAR WIFE
01:06:47 – VOICE 2
01:08:35 – LOVELY HORRIBLY
01:10:02 – GHOST DETECTIVE
01:14:15 – QUESTION OF THE YAK
01:34:48 – Penguin joke

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Podcast 20. The Long Yak (Part 1) – Mr Sunshine | Thirty But Seventeen | Your HouseHelper | Netflix

PART 2: YouTube | Soundcloud

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K-DRAMA NEWS:
00:02:56 – News 1 – Kim Hyun-joon casting for Time-travel Fantasy
00:04:36 – News 2 – Jang Geun-seok
00:09:13 – News 3 – Lee Jun-ki blacklisted by previous govt
00:13:40 – News 4 – Korea bought Netflix stock
00:31:50 – News 5 – 2nd season of Kingdom
00:40:23 – News 6 – White Boys form K-pop band
CURRENTLY AIRING:
00:49:09 – MR SUNSHINE
01:04:20 – YOUR HOUSEHELPER
01:07:20 – THIRTY BUT SEVENTEEN
01:14:31 – TIME
01:19:48 – LIFE ON MARS
01:26:36 – YOUR HONOR
01:31:11 – More harassment shown in dramas

 

Podcast 19. Are you Human Too? | What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? | This is Our First Life

TIME STAMP:

—CURRENTLY AIRING:
00:01:00 – What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
00:15:20 – Spoiler Warning: Skip ahead 2mins 25 seconds!
00:24:00 – Wok of Love/Greasy Melo
00:29:39 – Are You Human Too? (Link to Sarah Rees Brennan’s twitter thread below)
00:38:14 – Sketch
—PREVIOUSLY AIRED:
00:43:40 – Suits
00:44:49 – Because This is My First Life
01:00:29 – We Married As A Job (Japanese)
—K-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
01:05:27 – Item 1: Yoon Kyun-sang’s casting in Clean With Passion For Now confirmed
01:08:15 – Item 2: Kim Hee-ae movie about comfort women
01:14:29 – Item 3: Jo Jung-seok and Gummy getting married
01:16:33 – Item 4: Lee Je-hoon & Chae Soo-bin pairing up for Fox Bride Star
01:18:30 – Item 5: Crossdressing sageuk, Mung Bean
01:20:18 – Item 6: BBC shows being remade in Korean
—UPCOMING DRAMAS:
01:23:38 – HouseHelper
01:25:24 – Mr Sunshine
01:28:52 – Let’s Eat 3
01:30:00 – LIFE
01:32:00 – About Her
01:32:36 – My ID is Gangnam Beauty
01:34:16 – Risky Romance
01:35:57 – Thirty but Seventeen
01:39:23 – Time
—QUESTION OF THE YAK!
01:40:49 – Which Drama OSTs have stayed with you long after the story ended? (Our Playlist is linked right below!)
LINKS:

—Sarah Rees Berman’s hilarious thread about I Am Human Too: https://twitter.com/sarahreesbrenna/status/1007017611048218626

—Playlist of our favourite Kdrama OSTs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdylX_UWjYvBJ4wjHZq42G4yHl9lp4-Gr

Podcast 18. Father is Strange | Drama Deep Dive

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00:01:36 – Overall thoughts on the drama (Spoiler alert: WE LOVED IT)
00:04:59 – Maknae Ra-young, her robotic but sweet soccer player, and how she grew on Anisa
00:06:49 – Lee Joon as self-involved but adorable Ahn Joong-hee
00:12:58 – Our thoughts on the central identity theft plot. Were the parents justified in their lie? Do we hate them on Joong-hee’s behalf?
00:25:03 – Mom and Dad taking the moral high ground when their children messed up. Hypocrital? Or good role models?
00:29:44 – Lee Yu-ri as Byun Hye-young and how everything she was amazing/badass
00:39:50 – Kim Yoo-joo (Lee Mi-do) as the bully sister-in-law, and her surprisingly effective redemption
00:47:45 – The fauxcest between Joong-hee and Mi-young. Did it go on too long?
01:04:35 – Fairytale endings for all the characters. Did we buy it?
01:18:32 – How the family treated the eldest brother.
01:24:52 – How fake news about Lee Joon in real life mirrored the paparazzi’s behaviour around Joong-hee in the drama
01:33:30 – We love the writing, and the writer’s other works (You’re All Surrounded, Ojakkyo Brothers, Be Strong Geum Soon)
01:39:17 – The recapping life, and making career choices that surprise your parents.

Podcast 17. The Long Yak -Lawless Lawyer | Greasy Melo | Sketch | A Poem A Day

SHOWNOTES:
00:01:27 News Item #1 – Lee Seo-won charged for sexual assault
00:07:58 News Item #2 – Sequel to Signal in the works!
00:08:56 News Item #3 – Lead Hunting For Clean With Passion For Now
00:12:10 News Item #4 – Seo In-guk back from Army and cast in Hundred Million Stars From the Sky
00:16:06 UPCOMING JUNE DRAMAS: Are You Human Too?
00:20:00 What’s wrong with Secretary Kim?
00:25:12 Life on Mars
00:33:24 Grandpa’s over flowers
00:35:20 RECENTLY FINISHED WATCHING: Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food
00:48:52 A Poem a Day
01:02:09 Age of Youth 2
01:04:17 CURRENTLY AIRING: About Time
01:08:13 Wok of Love/Greasy Melo
01:15:42 Lawless Lawyer
01:19:38 Suits
01:23:00 Sketch
01:26:38 Rich Man Poor Woman
01:36:45 Question of the YAK: What scene have you watched on repeat?

Podcast 16. Men Behaving Badly (Korean Drama Industry)

SHOWNOTES ►
00:00 Intro
02:50 Director Kim Ki-duk and Actor Jo Jae-hyun (admitted to sexual assault charges)
03:20 Actor Jo Min-ki (committed suicide after news of student harassment surfaced)
08:45 Anisa talks about English language reporting on Korean Entertainment news
10:00 How Actor Park Shi-hoo’s career was rehabilitated despite the rape charges
11:50 Pogo briefly refers to the 2012 case in Delhi that triggered a wave of news coverage on sexual assaults in India.
12:50 Anisa talks about the ineffectiveness of laws against workplace harassment in the US
17:45 Pogo speculates about a KBS’s investment in Park Shi-hoo’s career.
19:25 Why weekend dramas? Most Ajummas don’t care about feminism.
25:05 The Kim Hyun-joong case
29:30 Can art be separated from the artist?
43:50 Men Behaving Badly in Dramas
53:50 In fiction, the “hero’s journey” for women has always been romance.
1:00:40 Rise of the Beta Heroes! (AKA Second Lead as First Lead)
1:02:59 Writer Kim Eun-sook (Secret Garden, Goblin)
1:21:20 Writer Jung Sung-joo (Secret Love Affair, Heard it Through the Grapevine)
1:23:00 Writer Kwon Ki-young (Protect the Boss, All About My Romance, Hello Monster)
1:24:55 Writer Ha Myung-hee (High Society, Doctors, Temperature of Love, One Warm Word)
1:26:20 Writer Park Yeon-sun (Alone in Love, White Christmas, Wild Romance, Age of Youth 1 & 2)
1:30:00 How many dramas tackled corruption and the legal system after former Prime Minister Park Geun-hye’s arrest, and whether we think the same thing will happen with #MeToo
Links►
Allegations against Kim Ki-duk and Jo Jae-hyunhttps://www.screendaily.com/news/kim-ki-duk-cho-jae-hyun-accused-of-multiple-sexual-assaults/5127278.article
Jo Min-kihttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/mar/09/jo-min-ki-south-korea
The Park Shi-hoo rape casehttps://www.soompi.com/2013/02/20/park-shi-hoos-alleged-victim-was-carried-into-his-home-other-updates/
His comeback with Neighborhood Hero, and a lawsuit against netizenshttps://www.soompi.com/2016/02/01/actor-park-shi-hoo-takes-legal-action-against-netizens-leaving-malicious-comments/
Delhi 2012 rape casehttps://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/nirbhaya-gangrape-case-supreme-court-decision-on-appeal-of-4-convicts-today-1689807
Odessa Jone’s piece about men crying in k-dramashttp://www.koreandrama.today/watch/k-drama-man-tears/
PM Park Geun-hye’s sentencinghttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/06/former-south-korea-president-park-geun-hye-guilty-of-corruption

Podcast 15. The Long Yak – Poem A Day|Suits|Switch|Signal (Japanese)

TIME STAMPS ►

01:15 – Poem A Day
17:47 – Suits (Korean remake)
30:40 – DNF’d dramas: Great Seducer, Shall We Kiss First, Switch
36:18 – Depiction of marijuana in KDramas
39:01 – Is the frequency of sexual assault plots in recent dramas a result of the #MeToo movement?
39:44 – Japanese remake of Signal
44:54 – Paroma compares The Liar and His Lover with its source material and thinks it comes up short.
47:19 – Why some dramas choose to focus on emotions and leave the plot behind – Saya uses The Great Seducer as a likely culprit.
50:11 – Chinese Drama rec: Only Side By Side With You
52:57 – Question of the Yak: What will make you drop a drama immediately?