Podcast Ep 7 – Secret 2013 (Drama Deep Dive)

In our first throwback episode we talk about obsessive love and Ji-sung’s kisses in 2013’s breakout revenge melo, Secret or Secret Love. Joining us in examining what makes a good revenge drama is Odessa Jones from koreandrama.today.

Shownotes:

00.00 We welcome special guest ODESSA JONES of KoreanDrama.today, and discuss whether we can call Secret a love story.

01:51. That really problematic kiss.

09:16. Is the show dated? We compare our perceptions of heroine Hwang Jung-eum’s character when the show aired in 2013 versus the present, and ask why the relationship is compelling despite such an abusive start.

17:17. Why we watch revenge melos; a discussion of “han” and how we deal with pain and bitterness.

25:30. We talk about villain Bae Soo-bin.

29:45. …and then we talk about Lee Da-hee (who was the sanest character in the show, until she wasn’t), and the show’s reference to Wuthering Heights.

34:33. Did it make sense for Min-hyuk and Yoo-jung to fall in love, and do they work as a couple? We talk (more) about unhealthy relationships.

43:05. We all love puppy Kwang-soo! We also talk about the other secondary characters.

49:52. Odessa reminds us that this was directed by Lee Eun-bok, who went on to do Descendants of the Sun and Goblin. We sum up (love is pain!).

52:05. I loved Secret, what should I watch next?

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Ep 9-12: While You Were Sleeping (Korean Drama 당신이 잠든 사이에) – WEEKLY CATCH-UP

This week in While You Were Sleeping, Kitten Killers and Crafty Defense Attorneys bring on the heat for our heroes. Jae-chan can see a case derailing before his eyes but he’s unable to stop it because the law must follow its course. Meanwhile, Hong-joo is back on her job and unhappy about her first assignment.

We couldn’t create a YouTube video for this one, but you can find this episode on iTunes or our RSS feed. Here are the links:

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Ep 5-8: While You Were Sleeping (Korean Drama 당신이 잠든 사이에) – WEEKLY CATCH-UP

While You Were Sleeping has finished its second week, and we return to discuss the story so far. Jae-chan and Hong-joo are joined by a third clairvoyant, Woo-tak, who’s happy to delve into the mystery behind their gift and ferret out the truth. Meanwhile, Jae-chan learns an invaluable lesson at work.

Podcast Hosts ► Saya and Paroma (AKA festerfaster)

First Impression : While You Were Sleeping (Korean Drama 당신이 잠든 사이에)

We discuss the first four (half-hour) episodes of While You Were Sleeping, the latest drama from star writer Park Hye-ryun of “I Hear Your Voice”, starring Lee Jong-suk and Suzy. She dreams of bad things that are going to happen in the future, and he’s an awkward prosecutor who struggles to keep these visions from coming true. Listen to find out if our own dreams of this being our next crack drama have come true!

Podcast Hosts ► Saya and Paroma (AKA festerfaster)

Podcast Episode 2: Fight My Way (with Show Notes)

Hi everyone! We’re back with a second episode of Stars in My Pocket. We’re thrilled to welcome Laica, our new addition to the Stars family!

Warning: Chock-full of spoilers below!

Cast & Characters

Kim Ji-won as CHOI AE-RA
Park Seo-joon as GO DONG-MAN
Song Ha-yoon as BAEK SEOL-HEE
Ahn Jae-hong as KIM JOO-MAN Continue reading “Podcast Episode 2: Fight My Way (with Show Notes)”

First Impressions: Manhole

First in our series of First Impressions — Saya and Laica do a short review of the first four episodes of Manhole (Feel So Good). This series of video podcasts will focus on shows we start with some expectations and the rising happiness or plummeting disappointment we experience in the first few weeks, as we realise what the true potential of the drama is.

Podcast Episode 1: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

Welcome to Stars in My Pocket! We’re starting this podcast with a lot of excitement, trepidation, and love. We hope you enjoy listening to us talk about Korean dramas as much as we had fun talking.

In this first episode, Saya and Festerfaster try to talk about Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, but keep getting distracted and going off on tangents. They also often forget to mention the names of the actors/characters they’re referring to (they each have Vulcan mind-reading abilities where the other is concerned), and so the show notes below attempt to aid bemused listeners in following along with all topic-hopping and speed-talking! Continue reading “Podcast Episode 1: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo”