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1.06- Episode 5 of Hotel Del Luna

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 5 of Hotel Del Luna. At the end of Episode 4, Jang Man Wol has saved Koo Chan-Sung from the ghost in Room 13. In this episode, the hotel staff look for other ways to get rid of Koo Chan-Sung, but Man Wol says he’s staying by her side. We see two flashbacks from Man Wol’s earlier life: Man Wol and Yeon-wu under the big tree, and Man Wol in a wedding gown in a large bedchamber. We also have a side story with a ghost bride who doesn’t want to get married but an elderly couple has other plans for her.

We do a short recap of the show, and then we dive deep into the episode. We discuss:

  • How our podcast made FeedSpot’s list of Top 40 Korean Drama podcasts

  • Our new website at

  • What Korean brides and grooms wear during weddings.

  • The significance of the red string ceremony in Korean weddings.

  • The flashback of Man Wol and Yeon-woo at the big tree and how Yeon-woo wants to take care of Man Wol in her old age.

  • The flashback of Man Wol in the bedchamber, and the mysterious person in white who enters the room.

  • The story of the ghost bride and who is ultimately responsible for trying to marry her to another man.

  • The K Drama elements that we see in this show: the Trip and Catch, the Swarovski product placement, and the triangle between Man Wol, Koo Chan-sung and the ghost bride.

  • We also talk about other potential K Drama elements: the Quirky Friend, the Deep Lean, and the Arm Rest.

  • Our favorite Man Wol outfits from this show.

  • Our favorite Korean dishes and where to get them in the DC area.



K Drama Chat is a weekly podcast where we take one Korean (K) Drama each season and and recap and analyze each episode. K Drama Chat is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and Stitcher.


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