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8.5 - Podcast Review of Episode 5 of Crash Landing On You (CLOY)

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 5 of Crash Landing On You, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Hyun Bin as Ri Jyeong hyeok, Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan and Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung joon. We discuss: The songs we featured in the recap: Sunset by Davichi and My Companion by Nam Hye sung and Park Sang Hee. Captain Ri’s big confession to Se-ri that he has a fiancée, which of course leads her to deny that she is at all interested in him. The lack of love between Seo Dan and Captain Ri; we wonder if she loves him. How the village women rally around Se-ri when they think she’s been dumped by Captain Ri. Chimaek (fried chicken and beer) vs. dried pollack and beer. The story of Gyeonu and Jiknyeo, which is a story from Korean mythology. Captain Ri driving Seo Dan back to her house and then visiting his parents. How Captain Ri again went out on a limb to protect Se-ri when he asked his father to help him get Se-ri out of the country; the plan is to get her out through
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8.4 - Podcast Review of Episode 4 of Crash Landing On You (CLOY)

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 4 of Crash Landing On You, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Hyun Bin as Ri Jyeong hyeok, Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan and Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung joon. We discuss: The songs we feature during the recap: Flower by Yoon Mirae Spring in my hometown by Nam Hye Sung and Park Sang Hee How desperate Se-ri must have felt when she missed the boat that would have taken her out of North Korea. How Se-ri’s desperation leads her to sneak out of Captain Ri’s house to try and paraglide back to South Korea, but Captain Ri saves her and they both manage to escape the State Security officials. Lots of plot holes here! The finger heart that Se-ri gave Captain Ri. We think she was showing deep and sweet appreciation, but Kim Ju Meok thinks she’s in love with Captain Ri. Is there anything Captain Ri can’t do? He hand roasts coffee beans for Se-ri’s drip coffee and he makes her bean sprout soup for her hangover. How during Ma Yong Ae’s birthday

8.3 - Podcast Review of Crash Landing On You (CLOY)

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 3 of Crash Landing On You, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Hyun Bin as Ri Jyeong hyeok, Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan and Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung joon. We discuss: The songs we feature during the recap: Yong ae and Villagers by Nam Hye Seung and Park Sang Hee Photo of my Mind by Song Ga in How Captain Ri is lying through his teeth about Se-ri and this is so unlike him! He’s actually doing so many things that are out of character! How Captain Ri and Se-ri are looking at each other in a new light because of certain incidents, including the beggar boy to whom Se-ri gave food, and Se-ri’s gifts to Captain Ri and his men. Stairway to Heaven, the K Dramas that Kim Ju Meok was watching.  How memories that are lost, that come back, or that are revealed over time are more common than we thought and are a new K Drama element! How Captain Ri became a K Drama cliche when he kisses Yoon Se-ri in the boat hold, to maybe throw off the Coa

8.2 - Podcast Review of Episode 2 of Crash Landing On You (CLOY)

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 2 of Crash Landing On You, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Hyun Bin as Ri Jyeong hyeok, Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan and Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung joon. We discuss: The song we feature during the recap: But It’s Destiny by 10cm and how 10cm got its name. Our gratitude to our listeners who commented on the blog, and gave us a review on Apple podcasts.  Thank you! The Korean tradition of doljanchi where babies are asked to pick an object from a table in front of them; the object they pick will influence their future. How Se-ri is is someone who has learned to trust and obey her instincts, but when she turned left instead of right at the fork, after leaving Captain Ri, she made the wrong decision. Or did she? How Captain Ri now thinks that Se-ri is a South Korean spy who managed to evade the land mines and electric fence; how did she do that? How Se-ri uses all of her skills as a woman and business person to get Captain Ri and

8.1 - Podcast Review of Episode 1 of Crash Landing On You (CLOY)

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 1 of Crash Landing On You, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Hyun Bin as Ri Jyeong hyeok, Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan and Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung joon. We discuss: The song we feature during the recap: Give You My Heart by IU. The title of this K Drama in Korean is 사랑의 불시착, which translate to Love’s Emergency Landing, or Love’s Crash Landing. How this show was inspired by a real event involving South Korean actress Jung Yang, whose leisure boat drifted into the maritime boundary between North and South Korea and had to be rescued. Some familiar elements that we saw in Queen of Tears. We introduce our characters: Captain Ri Jyeong hyeok Yoon Se-ri Captain Ri’s men, including Sergeant Pyo Chi Su, Soldier Kim Ju Meok, and Private Geum Eun Dong Se-ri’s father, the Chairman of the Queens Group, and her mother Se-ri’s competitive brothers and their conniving wives Gu Seung joon Why there is a North Korea and a South Korea. A bit

7.9 - Final Podcast Review of Queen of Tears

Today, we’ll be doing our final review of Queen of Tears, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Kim Ji-won as Hong Hae-in, Kim Soo-hyun as Baek Hyun-woo, Park Sung-hoon as Yoon Eun-Seong, Kwak Dong-Yeon as Hong Soo-cheol, and Lee Joo-bin as Cheon Da-Hye. Ernabel Demillo is back to help us analyze this amazing show! We recap the entire show and then we discuss: The song we featured during the recap: Way Home, sung by Kim Soo Hyun. How we rewatched the first few episodes and realized a few things, e.g., When Hae-in was an intern, Hyun-woo would roll up his sleeves whenever he helped her out at the copier; this is probably when she realized he had sexy forearms. In episode 1, after going out drinking with Kim Yang-ki, Hyun-woo walks home, while pulling leaves of a branch The character arcs of each of our characters: Soo-cheol Cheon Da-hye Hae-in’s parents Hyun-woo’s parents Hyun-woo’s sister and brother Grace David Yoon or Yoon Eun-seung Moh Sul hee Hae-in Hyun-woo How the death of Su-w