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December Drama Reviews: 2018 Edition!

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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:

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Podcast 28. The Long Yak – The Last Empress | Clean With Passion For Now | Red Moon Blue Sun | Memories of the Alhambra | Top Star Yoo Baek

In our last Long Yak of 2018, we cover a bunch of recently completed dramas, express our expectations of newly airing ones, and notice a strong theme of ableism in Korean dramas latelyif a male lead isn’t perfectly perfect in body and mind, he can’t be a hero.

Join us in our #DecemberDramas one-tweet review festival on twitter (@dramasoverflow) or email us at starsinourpocket@gmail.com. Also, check out our Patreon page for outtakes and spoiler discussions: http://bit.ly/SupportDOF

Have a great holiday everyone!

TIME STAMPS –

00:02:09 – Email: How to get involved in the Kdrama Fandom?
00:11:26 – Patreon shoutouts!

CURRENTLY AIRING –
00:27:27 – TOP STAR YOO BAEK
00:45:13 – CLEAN WITH PASSION FOR NOW
00:56:37 – RED MOON BLUE SUN
01:01:55 – MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA

COMPLETED DRAMAS –
01:13:14 – WHERE STARS LAND/FOX BRIDE STARS
01:30:25 – TERIUS BEHIND ME
01:34:46 – FAMILIAR WIFE
01:36:02 – BEAUTY INSIDE
01:46:15 – THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES

UPCOMING DECEMBER DRAMAS –
01:52:29 – Fates and Furies
01:52:36 – Coffee Please
01:57:15 – Just Dance/ Dance Sports Girls
01:59:17 – The Return of Revenge

MEET OUR AWESOME PATRONS –

Egads
Steven Blackmore
Lia W.
Kimbap Noona
Hades

Podcast 27. The Long Yak – DramaFever | Where Stars Land | Beauty Inside | The Smile Has Left Your Eyes | Player | Kim’s Convenience

This month we start off by discussing the sudden shut down of DramaFever, what this means for the international viewership, how and when the licensing wars started in the KDrama world, and how fans access dramas when official channels are unavailable.
We also talk about the Canadian sitcom, Kim’s Convenience, which totally counts as a KDrama in our hearts!

TIME STAMPS –
NEWS:
00:01:17 – DramaFever Shut Down
00:34:04 – Our Episode 16 on #MeToo Was Used in a University Classroom!
00:35:28 – We Now Have a Patreon Page!
CURRENTLY WATCHING DRAMAS:
00:40:01 – Where Stars Land/Fox Bride Star (Paroma’s post on Flawed Female Leads)
00:56:08 – Beauty Inside
01:05:32 – Terius Behind Me
01:12:35 – Player
01:17:28 – Ghost Detective
01:19:35 – Smile Has Left Your Eyes
01:29:43 – Kim’s Convenience
UPCOMING DRAMAS:
01:44:19 – Mama Fairy and the WoodCutter
01:46:38 – Feel Good to Die/Happy if You Died
01:48:28 – God’s Quiz
01:49:56 – Top Star Yoo Baek
01:52:43 – The Priest
01:54:47 – Bad Detective
01:56:44 – Clean With Passion For Now
GOODBYES:
02:04:06 – Saya’s Dad Joke

Get in touch!
Email: starsinourpocket@gmail.com
DOF Twitter: @dramasoverflow
Saya’s Twitter: @notnowsaya
Anisa’s Twitter: @laica_k
Paroma’s Twitter: @festerfaster

Podcast 26. Kpop and its International Fans

Anisa and Paroma get greenfields (Rimi) and Sicarius to come tell us why Kpop is taking over the world, and how things work behind the scenes in the Korean music industry. (Links under the timestamps)

TIME STAMPS:
00:02:43 – Woes of Being a Kpop fan outside US
00:04:13 – Is Kpop a genre?
00:07:01 – Are Drama OSTs Kpop?
00:11:17 – How did you two come to this fandom?
00:16:59 – What is a Bias?
00:18:21 – Why Seventeen has 13 members
00:21:46 – Are Band dynamics scripted?
00:25:04 – Korean language lends itself well to rapping
00:27:39 – why Kpop rap is different from american/indian rap
00:32:07 – Conflict between an idol and a rapper
00:37:50 – Why are boybands more popular than girl groups internationally
00:40:46 – why do rimi and sica like boy bands more
00:44:24 – bromancey gimmicks on stage
00:46:15 – girl groups subjected to the male gaze
00:48:36 – how fangirls are maligned
00:50:54 – Toxic fandom and sasaengs
00:51:57 – When fans dictate what artists do
00:54:18 – HyunA and E’Dawn leaving Cube
00:55:52 – why companies promote fan obsession?
00:57:52 – slave contracts and lawsuits
01:01:19 – The East Light controversy
01:04:37 – why speaking the truth is hard under Korean Law
01:07:39 – Self produced artists
01:13:53 – opportunities for marginalised artists like Holland
01:17:27 – Do Kdramas portray idols well?
01:19:14 – Drama: SHUT UP FLOWER BOY BAND
01:20:58 – Drama: BEST HIT
01:22:52 – Suga’s mixtapes about the idol trainee life
01:25:20 – Favourite Groups

LINKS:

Sicarius’ post – www.dramabeans.com/members/sicariu…ctivity/634903/

Rimi’s Kpop covers – soundcloud.com/user-496240984/tracks
Realgreenfields – Tokyo

Drama Over Flowers:
Twitter – @dramasoverflow
Email – starsinourpocket@gmail.com
Patreon – www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers

Podcast 25. The Long Yak – Familiar Wife | Terius Behind Me | Heart Surgeons | My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Hey guys! The Long Yak this month covers some new dramas and some that we just finished. We don’t have the news or upcoming segments in this one, but we’ll definitely do them next Yak. Let us know your thoughts on whatever you’re watching right now!

TIME STAMPS –

CURRENTLY WATCHING
00:06:18 – Familiar Wife
00:16:50 – Terius Behind Me
00:27:04 – Heart Surgeons
00:31:01 – Life
00:36:13 – Full House (COMPLETED)
00:42:03 – Ghost Detective
COMPLETED DRAMAS
00:49:43 – Thirty But Seventeen (final thoughts)
01:13:04 – My ID is Gangnam Beauty
01:29:39 – Time
01:34:35 – Your Honour
01:38:24 – My Horrible Boss
WRAPPING UP
01:43:45 – Joke

Support us:
https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers

TALK TO US:
Twitter: @dramasoverflow
Email: starsinourpocket@gmail.xom
Or comment below!!

Podcast 23. The Long Yak – Time | Your Househelper | Thirty But Seventeen | Full House | My Princess

TIME STAMPS ►

CURRENTLY WATCHING:
00:01:40 – Time
00:09:40 – Your Househelper
00:17:13 – 30 But 17 (some more discussion at a later point)

ALSO WATCHING:
00:31:44 – Full House (more at a later point)
00:40:47 – My Princess
00:48:55 – 30 But 17
01:02:04 – Full House