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FIRST SEASON FINALEEEEE/So Long And Thanks For All The Drama
In this final episode of season 1 Celi and Maksu reminisce about the past year and all the dramas they've watched. Also in this episode: WWCW and a sneak preview of what you can expect in season two, which will start airing in October!
|Jul 24, 2022|
PART 2 SKYCASTLE / Indeed We All Lie
|Jun 09, 2022|
PART 1 SKYCASTLE / Indeed We All Lie
In this episode we are discussing the 2018/19 K-Drama classic Skycastle. Interestingly enough, recent discussions in Korean politics and media focus on the education sector once again, as one politician bribed professors to help his child publish an academic paper that would get her into a good university. One journalist is even using Skycastle as a reference, which highlights the big impact this drama had. In our analysis we focus on the different characters in the ‘castle’ and the education system in Korea but also more in general. Delve into the fascinating world of Skycastle with us.
Pierre Bourdieu (1986): Forms of Capital.
천정환 (2019): 드라마 스카이캐슬과 신재민 사건에 나타난 학벌계급가족. 역사비평, 423-450. http://www.dbpia.co.kr/journal/articleDetail?nodeId=NODE07617343
Yim Yeonsu (2022) ‘Fake geniuses’ highlight S. Korean elite’s obsession with top schools
|May 26, 2022|
TOMORROW/On Love Triangles With Ghosts And The Chaebol After Life
|May 12, 2022|
BUSINESS PROPOSAL/Our Good Capitalist Chaebol
In this episode Céli and Maksu share their thoughts on the recent drama 'Business Proposal' with some discussion on Chaebol and capitalist life style, as well as a possible alternative story lines. Enjoy everyone!
|Apr 29, 2022|
PART 1 GWINONG/On Representation Of Women In The Korean Countryside
|Mar 31, 2022|
PART 2 GWINONG/On Representation Of Women In The Korean Countryside
|Mar 31, 2022|
LOVE AND LEASHES/Let's Talk About Sex Baby (Aaaand Politics...)!
TW/CW: Abuse, Rape, Sexual Violence
|Mar 17, 2022|
DREAM HIGH/On Giraffes and Kim Soo Hyun's 3-Step-Evolution
TW: Abuse and Rape
Firstly let me apologise for being a day late but yesterday, just as I was about to upload this episode, any podcasters worst nightmare happened and everything suddenly got deleted and hours of editing work just disappeared into the ether. After the breakdown that ensued I needed a small break from editing. But thanks to all your support and compassion I managed to edit everything again and so here it is our episode for this week where Maksu and I are taking a break from all the shiny new kdrama productions and give some well deserved love to a k-drama classic, namely: DREAM HIGH!
Maksu and I try and (let’s be honest fail) to give a concise overview of the plot and all characters involved, which is to be fair quite an impossible endeavour. Beyond that we discuss problematic power dynamics that are prone to abuse in the creative industries, we discuss activism around body image and Kim Soo Hyun's 3-Step-Evolution in the drama.
|Mar 04, 2022|
K-DRAMA FEUILLETON PODCAST X HALLYUREVIEWS
We are so psyched about this episode because it’s a special collaboration with Lina from (you guessed it right!!) HallyuReviews, the coolest blog around, bringing you all the goss and updates on all things K.
In this special collaboration episode Lina, Maksu and I are discussing a very common K-drama trope, namely the “met-your-true-love-as-a-child” trope. Have you ever felt a sense of despair realising that your life partner wasn’t among your childhood friends after watching a k-drama? If so you’ve come to the right place and also you’re not alone…
You can look forward to lots of banter around the childhood trope and Maksu’s Freudian analysis of it.
Let’s dive right in shall we? Enjoy everyone!
You Are Beautiful
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
The Reply Series
My Love From The Star
Legend Of The Blue Sea
Tale Of The Nine-Tailed
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo
Doom At Your Service
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Beautiful Life Wonderful Life
|Feb 17, 2022|
OUR BELOVED SUMMER/Our Traumatic Twenties...
In this episode Maksu and Celi review the newest K-Drama "Our Beloved Summer". You can look forward to discussions about what it means to go and grow through your twenties, evolving relationships, and yet again maany many coats (and sweaters this time as well...)
|Feb 03, 2022|
WAEGUKIN/Tales Of A Foreign Actor In Korea
First things first:
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
We’re so happy to be back with our very first episode of 2022 and boooy it’s a good one!
|Jan 20, 2022|
HELLBOUND/If You Thought Covid Was Bad...
In this episode Maksu and Celi discuss the very controversial Netflix production HELLBOUND.
|Dec 09, 2021|
KINGS AFFECTION/Gender Banter With Judith
In this episode Celi and Maksu are discussing the current hit drama "Kings Affection".
Books: Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (1990)/Bodies That Matter (1993)
Authors: Simone de Beauvoir, Michel Foucault
Dramas: Secret Garden, To the Beautiful You, You Are Beautiful, Coffee Prince, Inspector Koo
|Nov 25, 2021|
SQUID GAME/James On Why You Should Never P*** Off A Capitalist
|Nov 11, 2021|
HALLOWEEEEEN SPECIAL TRAILER/It's worth the wait!
We don't have an episode for you this week, as we are gearing up for our extraordinary HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, which you can expect next Thursday, 28 October 2021. It's definitely worth the wait, we promise. Until then we'll be carving some pumpkins and watching some more kdramas (as always very critically)...
|Oct 21, 2021|
HOMETOWN CHACHACHA/Who Stole Them Slippers?!
Today's episode is about Celi's current obsession namely the very popular and very current drama “Hometown Chachacha”!
But of course they also cover much more important topics such as Kim Seon-Hos and ShinMinAhs dimples, stolen bathroom slippers aaand sourdough bread.
|Oct 07, 2021|
REPLY1997/Where is that sheep hiding?!
Helloo lovely listeners, we're back! We hope you didn't miss us last week, but out of scheduling and quality concerns we decided to release our episodes every two weeks instead of every week.
|Sep 23, 2021|
ON THE SOFT POWER OF HALLYU/Ahjussi Gramsci And BTS Walk Into A Bar...
In this episode Maksu and Celi are talking about the effect of Hallyu on international politics. They will be discussing this mainly through the theoretical lense of Joseph Nye's concept of soft power in International Relations. And also their favourite Ahjussi Gramsci gets a mention, enjoy everyone!
|Sep 09, 2021|
THE HEIRS/On Classism, Privilege and Almonds
In this episode Maksu and Celi are reviewing the classic Kdrama "The Heirs" or "Inheritors". They discuss the asymmetric power dynamics between the lead couple and the impact and importance of classism and privilege on the the working class hero female lead. Also they discuss the portrayal of US-Americans in this drama and the USA as a place of exile and longing at the same time. Furthermore, hairstyles are (very) critically assessed and the co-hosts wonder why almonds feature so prominently in this drama... Enjoy everyone!
|Sep 02, 2021|
VAGABOND/The Sexy Arms Lobby and ROK vs. Lee Seung-Gi and Suzy
In this episode Celi and Maksu review the political thriller drama "VAGABOND".
|Aug 26, 2021|
HWARANG/Park Seo-Joon the Revolutionary?!
In this episode Maksu and Celi are reviewing the very well-known historical Kdrama "Hwarang".
|Aug 19, 2021|
Hybrid Masculinities in KDramas/Abs with a Side of Emotions
In this episode Celi and Maksu are discussing different types of masculinities and how they are portrayed in Kdramas. After characterising each type, they move on to reflect more broadly on masculinity and gender in our neoliberal capitalist world toward the end of the episode. Do let us know what you think about the portrayals of masculinity in Kdramas and what makes them so special. You can reach us either, here, over the comment section or on facebook and twitter. We'd love to hear from you!
|Aug 12, 2021|
Descendants of the Sun/Can Koreans be Orientalist?!
In this episode Celi and Maksu are reviewing the famous and much loved kdrama "Descendants of the Sun". Themes, such as whether Korean productions can be orientalist or suffer from a "white saviour complex" will be discussed, as well as the intertwined dynamics of masculinity and nationalism in the military. But first and foremost there will be much talk about helicopters, enjoy everyone!
|Aug 05, 2021|
MINE/Female Solidarity Rules And Colonialism Sucks!
In this episode Maksu and Celi are reviewing the Kdrama MINE. They discuss topics, such as motherhood, the stigma around the queer community in Korean society and what colonialism might have to do with it, as well as power relationships between chaebols and their loyal (or not so loyal) servants. Enjoy everyone!
|Jul 29, 2021|
K-Drama for Beginners/WHY ARE THERE SO MANY COATS??!
In this episode Maksu and Celi give their own personal introduction to K-Drama for everyone new to this genre. They discuss not only the characteristics of production, editing and typical content features, but also strive to find explanations for k-dramas current global popularity. And last but not least why it is worth analysing it in their podcast (and why you should listen to it).
|Jul 22, 2021|
The Tale of Nokdu/Kings Have Daddy Issues Too
In this episode Maksu and Celi review the historical drama "The Tale of Nokdu" and discuss among other things, female solidarity and the concept of widow villages, kings with daddy issues, and why you should avoid consulting a shaman at all costs! Let us know what you thought of the drama in the comment section or on our social media. Also if you have any drama or topic you want us to discuss, we'd be more than happy to, just drop us a message!
|Jul 15, 2021|
IOTNBO/Kim Soo-Hyun And Foucault Walk Into A Bar...
In this episode of K-Drama Feuilleton, Maksu and Celi are discussing the drama "사이코지만 괜찮아" or "It's Okay To Not Be Okay".
|Jul 08, 2021|