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1.10 - Episode 9 of Hotel Del Luna

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 9 of Hotel Del Luna. At the beginning of the episode, Koo Chan Sung finds that he has been abandoned by Man Wol and her staff. The hotel has moved to the countryside. A good portion of the episode is devoted to Koo Chan Sung trying to get back to the hotel, which he does, after a visit to see Mago, and by accompanying the recently deceased hotel Chairman. There is a side story with a Guardian of the Well, who abandoned his well because he was drying out, and wanted to leave the villagers while they would still miss him. The second side story involves Yoona and Hyeung Jun, who unwittingly discover the mass grave of six victims.  At the end of the episode, we see a reincarnated Yeon-woo, who turns out to be the detective in charge of the murders.


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


  • Another beautiful song from the Hotel Del Luna OST. This time it’s “At the End” by Kim Chung Ha.

  • How Man Wol abandoned Koo Chan Sung because she didn’t want him to put him in any more danger.

  • Koo Chan Sung’s visit to Mago, where they argue about his role in Man Wol’s life.

  • How both Koo Chan Sung  and Man Wol are in conflict with themselves and their emotions.

  • How we learn a little more about Mr. Kim, the bartender.

  • Dan Pink’s World Regret Survey, where you can take the survey and read regrets from around the world.

  • How regrets and grudges are so bad for you because they consume you and keep you from moving on with your life.

  • How we weren’t crazy about the story about the Guardian of the Well.

  • The K Drama elements of the wrist grab and lots of alcohol.

  • Our favorite Man Wol outfits.

  • The gorgeous cinematography of Hotel Del Luna.

  • The shows we’re watching now, specifically Selling Sunset and Memories of the Alhambra.


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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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