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4.8 - Episode 8 of 25, 21

Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 8 of 25, 21, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do and Nam Joo Hyuk as Baek Yi-jin. We discuss:

  • How Na Hee-do is rescued by Baek Yi-jin again

  • How Na Hee-do and Baek Yi-jin’s relationship is changing and unnerving Na Hee-do

  • How Na Hee-do is starting to develop feelings for Baek Yi-jin but he treats her like a kid

  • How Na Hee-do is the most honest of all the characters with their feelings

  • How Baek Yi-jin goes to see the creditor to whom he promised he would never be happy again; the creditor asked him to take  back that promise and do his  best to be happy

  • How Baek Yi-jin and Ko Yu-rim are both full of sadness

  • How Na Hee-do is confused by Ko Yu-rim’s diving incident; she wonders what terrible thing happened in Ko Yu-rim’s life to make her this sad

  • How Na Hee-do and Ko Yu-rim decide to meet at a square in town, each of them carrying a yellow rose

  • How Ko Yu-rim panics when she sees Na Hee-carrying a yellow rose, and gives HER yellow rose to Baek Yi-jin

  • The themes we see running through this K Drama: managing distance, knowing when to share your troubles with others, life lessons from your dad

  • The K Drama elements we see in the episode: food, wrist grab, grab and save, the head rest, and triangles

  • Lee Joo-myung, the actress who plays Ji Seung-wan

  • The shows we’re watching now: Sung Hee is watching The Good Bad Mother, and Joanna is watching Alchemy of Souls


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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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