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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 abou
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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

7.8 - Podcast Review of Episode 15 and 16 of Queen of Tears

Today, we’ll be discussing Episodes 15 and 16 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 episodes 15 and 16! We discuss: The songs we feature during the recap: More Than Enough by Kim Tae Rae Heart Flutter by dori How crazy it was that David Yoon got to claim that he was Hae-in’s fiancé by donating a lot of money to the medical center. How Hae-in’s notebook was found by David Yoon, tossed into a fire, salvaged, and eventually made it back to Hae-in so she could read her own words about herself and Hyun-woo. How we despised Grace but she did manage to redeem herself by encouraging Moh Sul hee to track down Hae-in, returning the pink MP3 player, and making sure that the notebook made it to Hae-in. How David Yoon’s lies were so evil but because they had elements of trut

7.7 - Podcast Review of Episodes 13 and 14 of Queen of Tears

Today, we’ll be discussing Episodes 13 and 14 of Queen of Tears, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring 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, Lee Joo-bin as Cheon Da-Hye. We discuss: The songs we feature during the recap: Promise by Choi Yu Ree Last Chance by So Soo bin How our predictions about the secret fund didn’t pan out. The most obvious thing actually happened: David Yoon and Moh Sul hee found the money and are using it to buy Queens Group stock illegally. How we feel about Hyun-woo, Hae-in’s dad, and Hyun-woo’s dad keeping a secret from Hae-in about the possible side effects of the operation that could save her life. Hyun-woo’s burden throughout the show. He’s been taking care of Hae-in and her family, and battling David Yoon. All the attention is on Hae-in, but his burden is great. How there’s so much crying in these two episodes – by everyone! The amazingly sweet segments between

What Show Should We Recap and Analyze in Season 8 of K Drama Chat?

In episode 7.7, we listed the shows that we're considering for Season 8 of K Drama Chat. The list includes:  My Mister - Sung Hee considers this one of the best K Dramas of all time! Crash Landing On You - Another amazing K Drama by screenwriter Park Ji-eun and we both loved this show. Death’s Game - Joanna loved this show, lots of great side stories, and great themes of regret, identity, love. See You in My 19th Life - Another amazing K Drama with the amazing Shin Hye-sun, plus another show where the female lead had to make an important decision at the end of the show. The Midnight Studio - We haven't watched this, but it looks intriguing. Joanna loves the fantasy shows and it looks to have great side stories. Parasyte the Grey - This was a huge hit worldwide. Killer Paradox - We haven't watched this, but it looks interesting and we haven't done a murder genre. Vincenzo - Sung Hee loves this show, it's a classic and Joanna has just started watching and loves it. Pl

7.6 - Podcast Review of Episodes 11 and 12 of Queen of Tears

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 11 and 12 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. We discuss: The songs we feature during the recap: Can’t get over you by Paul Kim  From bottom of my heart by Kim Na Young Some recent comments from listeners and mistakes from last week’s episode Hae-in’s mother’s regret now that she knows her daughter is sick and she reflects on how she’s been so awful to her daughter all these years How and why Hae-in continues to reject Hyun-woo, who knows she loves him and is desperate to show Hae-in that he will stay by her side Hyun-woo and Hae-in appear to be working together to take down David Yoon but they’re still keeping secrets from each other How Hyun-woo’s small apartment fills Hyun-woo and Hae-in with regret. Could their marriage have been different if they had lived in a sm

7.5 - Podcast Review of Episodes 9 and 10 of Queen of Tears

T oday, we’ll be discussing Episodes 9 and 10 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. We are joined by Ernabel Demillo, a frequent guest on K Drama Chat and Department Chair of the Communication and Media Culture Department at Saint Peter's University and host of the Emmy-award winning " Asian American Life " show on CUNY-TV. We discuss: The song we feature during the recap: Fallin’ by Isaac Hong. Queen of Tears is now the second most popular K Drama of all time on tvN, after Crash Landing on You; both shows are written by Park Ji-eun. tvN has announced two extra episodes at the end of Queen of Tears; what will the episodes be about?  Kim Soo-hyun has been nominated for Best Actor in the Baeksang Awards; we feel that Kim Ji-won, Han So-hee, Park Seo-joon, and Kim Tae-ri were snubbed. The Hong fami