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1.07 - Episode 6 of Hotel Del Luna


Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 6 of Hotel Del Luna. In this episode, the relationship between Man Wol and Chan Sung is further developing. Man Wol tells Chan Sung that her time to leave is coming but that Chan Sung should not be sad. When Chan Sung’s ex-girlfriend shows up, Man Wol abandons her plans to go eat webfoot octopus with Chan Sung and sits at the hotel beach by herself. We have two side stories. The first is about an actor who died while playing a king. He arrives at Hotel Del Luna, thinking he is still a king and it’s up to the staff to help fulfill his wishes. The second is about the ghost from Room 13 who is now killing men. Finally, we see three flashbacks from Man Wol’s life.


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


  • Sung Hee, our guest on this show. Sung Hee went to college with Joanna and they studied in Paris during their junior year.

  • The growing friendship between Yuna and Hyeon-jung. We also learn more about Hyeon-jung’s life and little sister.

  • What hangover soup and webfoot octopus are.

  • The baby that brought the restaurant luck and Joanna’s son, who brought their favorite Japanese restaurant luck.

  • The K Drama elements in this episode: the back hug, food, alcohol, the wrist grab, flowers.

  • The side story with the actor who believed he was a Joseon king.

  • The side story with the ghost from Room 13 and how she’s now on a killing spree. Her victims get tricked into clicking a video of what they think will be a beautiful woman in her bedroom, but instead, they get murdered.

  • The Korean obsession with perfect skin.

  • Man Wol’s outfits and which ones we like best.

  • The actor Yeo Jin-goo: his background, his acting, and why we love him.

  • Jen and Sung Hee’s weddings (they are Korean-American).

  • The Korean terms for “your majesty” or “sire.”


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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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  1. Thanks so much for having me on the show, I had a great time! Every time is a great time to talk about KDramas! Hotel Del Luna, such a wonderful, touching story, especially as we see how this story plays out for Man Wol, Chan Sung, and our beloved hotel staff.

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  2. It was an absolute pleasure having you on the show! Please come back!

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