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Crash Landed on KDramas

4 gals take you through the fascinating world of KDramas (Korean Dramas). They share what hooked them, what bored them, what got them asking for more, and what makes them continue to live in the rabbit hole that is KDramas! Come join the fun and spread the word! Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art by Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Follow us on Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD / Instagram: @crashlanded_onkdramas Leave us a voice message or review

Crash Landed on KDramas

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The gals are back with another fun season discussing more themes across Kdramas. This season we dive deeper into the Kdrama world exploring fashion, supporting casts, friendship goals, zombies and many more such themes. Stay tuned as we release our episodes every fortnight starting the first week of August!

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It is Kim Seon Ho's Birthday (08May), so Sangeetha and Minal are grabbing this opportunity to fan-girl over Kim Seon Ho. Poonam tries her best to keep them in check. We discuss which characters of his struck a chord, which scenes made their heart flutter, his career in theatre before joining Kdramas, and even his fantastic sartorial sense.

Career Profile:

  1. Kim Seon Ho’s Drama Compilation 
  2. Variety show participant in 2D1N
  3. Theatre: Part 1 , 2 , 3 , Closer play rehearsal with Park So Dam

Most memorable performances:

  1. Startup: Han Ji Pyeong - one of the finest characters in Kdrama history
  2. Catch The Ghost: The 60s xstyle getup and roleplay for his Mom (3:00 - 3:50)
  3. You Drive Me Crazy: i) Argument after the apricot kiss scene, ii) Losing his cool over the limited edition shirt
  4. Strongest Delivery Man : Spoilt brat 


Best on-screen relationships:

  1. Halmeoni (StartUp)
  2. Jo Jung Suk (Two Cops)
  3. Banter-Romance with Ko Won Hee (Strongest Delivery Man)
  4. Yeongshil (StartUp)

Sartorial Sense:

  1. Suit collection in Startup
  2. Black Turtle Neck Shots
  3. Purple tracksuit
  4. Hoodies in Waikiki 2

Fan Edits:

  1. Kim Seon Ho’s unsuccessful confessions
  2. Kim Seon Ho blowing his bangs to the song Sixteen
  3. Kim Seon Ho Dancing (?)


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In this episode, we cover the famous clichés and tropes that are an integral part of most KDramas.

Dramas and Tropes discussed in this episode

  1. Amnesia: Master’s Sun, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Shopping King Louis, 100 Days My Prince
  2. Peculiar Illnesses: a)Pinocchio Syndrome: Pinocchio, b)Face Blindness: 100 days my prince, Beauty Inside , c) Grows Iron Claws: Blade Man d) Sociopath: Cheese in the Trap, e)Allergic to Humans: I’m not a Robot , My Shy Boss
  3. Contract Marriage: Fated to Love You (You are my destiny), 1% of Something, Because It’s my First Life, Full House, Goong/Princess Hours, Marriage Contract
  4. Destiny: a) Childhood connection: Booger Scene [Clean with Passion], What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Her Private Life, While You Were Sleeping, Cinderella and the Four Knights, Entertainer. b) Did my parent kill your parent: Healer, Suspicious Partner, It’s Okay to not be Okay
  5. Gender Bender: a) Soul swap: Secret Garden, Abyss, b) Women disguised as Men: Coffee Prince, c)Men disguised as Women : Kill Me Heal Me , Tale of Nokdu
  6. Rich - Poor Lead Pairs : The Heirs, High Society, Secret, Beautiful Gong Shim

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In this episode, we take you on a mini-tour of Seoul exploring the famous locations in Kdramas.

  • Which are the spots that feature in most Kdramas?
  • Which restaurants and houses have become more famous after featuring in Kdramas?
  • How do these spots add to the narrative and plots in KDramas?

Locales and scenes discussed:

  1. Namsan Tower: My Lovely Samsoon(Samsoon Steps), Cable car scenes: Oh My Ghost (End of episode 12), Hyena
  2. Building 63: My Girl, The Legend of the Blue Sea (Aquarium), City Hunter
  3. Jeju Island: Warm and Cozy - UNESCO’s video on Haenyo, My Lovely Samsoon - Mt Hallasan scene
  4. Han River: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim: Fireworks and Cruise over Han River, W Two Worlds: Han River at Night
  5. Restaurants/Cafes: Descendants of the Sun, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Something in the Rain, Itaewon xlcass
  6. Houses: Secret Garden, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, 
  7. Roof Top Apartments: Rooftop Prince, Shopping King Louis, Because It’s My First Life

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Norae = “Song” in Korean. In this episode we take a closer look at the music in Kdramas - Original Soundtracks and Background music that form the heartbeat of Korean Dramas.

  • How does the music help set the narrative within Kdramas?
  • Why does every drama have a Karaoke Bar (Noraebang) scene?
  • Which were the dramas where music played a pivotal role to the plot?

Playlists: We have created Apple Playlist and Spotify Playlist of our favourite songs across the Kdramas. Go Listen!

Karaoke scenes: My Girl  -  See Episode 15 of the series, Scent of a Woman - The main leads sing a duet to announce their relationship ,Jealousy Incarnate - JJS singing Wrongful Encounter

Music scenes that had unintended effects on viewers: Reply 1988 - Audition Laughter Riot - Mi Ran and Dong Ryong, Waikiki 2: Kim Seon-Ho (Cha Woo-Shik) teaching Moong Ga Young (Haa See-Yeon), Our pet peeve : MLTR’s Eternal Love misplaced in Healer Action Scenes

Actors we mentioned with musical talents:

  1. Hyun Bin playing Piano (My Lovely Kim Sam Soon) 
  2. Ji Chang Wook singing in Suspicious Partner
  3. Lee Sung Kyung singing in About Time 
  4. Lee Min Ho singing My Everything
  5. Jo Jung Suk singing Chocolate in Oh My Ghost
  6. Kim ChangWan - Rock Band

Some famous singers across KDrama OSTs:

  1. Monsta KiHyun
  2. Yoon Mi Rae
  3. Davichi
  4. Kim Jong Wan
  5. Gummy (Wife of Jo Jung-Suk)

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Poonam shared a T-shirt quote she saw:

Real men watch Kdramas but they don’t speak about them! 

In this episode we get them to speak and bust the myth that men don’t watch Kdramas! They also enjoy them as much as we gals do. Our guests today have vindicated this.

  • Do men like the same things as we women in Kdramas?
  • What got the guys hooked to Kdramas?
  • Do they enjoy romance and family dramas or are zombies and crime more up their alley?
  • What are the biases that are holding back men viewers from watching Kdramas?

Guests:

  1. Benjamin a.k.a as Benny : Twitter @therealbennyman / Host at Cricket Podcast : The Last Wicket
  2. Amit a.k.a as Fooodzilla: Twitter @Fooodzilla ; Instagram: FooodZilla

Recommendations from the Men to Kickstart your KDrama Journey:

  1. The K2 (Action) [Netflix/Viki]
  2. Kingdom (Zombie) [Netflix]
  3. Crash Landing on You (Romance) [Netflix]
  4. Reply 1988 (Family Drama) [Netflix/Viki]
  5. Itaewon Class ( Drama depicting xlcass struggle & entrepreneurship) [Netflix]

Other Dramas mentioned:

  1. Suspicious Partner [Netflix/Viki]
  2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo [Netflix]
  3. My Horrible Boss/ Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi [ Viki]
  4. Hot Stove League [Netflix/ Viki]
  5. StartUp [Netflix]
  6. Because This Is My First Life [Netflix/ Viki]
  7. Jealousy Incarnate/Don’t Dare to Dream [Netflix/ Viki]
  8. White Nights [Netflix]
  9. W : Two Worlds Apart [Netflix] 

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There are ‘food shows’ and there are KDramas with a lot of food! Today we 4 gals discuss some of the food items that are a huge part of Kdramas and Korean culture.  The scenes that made us drool over the food & drinks shown in Kdramas. The new dishes we are so eager to try when we finally make that all girls trip to South Korea!

Food/Drinks, Dramas & Scenes discussed:

  1. Kimchi: 2Days 1Night (Variety show), Kimchi slap, , Boys Over Flowers, Coffee Prince, Crash Landing on You
  2. Ramyeon: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Jealousy Incarnate, K2, Boys Over Flowers, Crash Landing on You, StartUp
  3. Grilled meats (Barbecue): My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 
  4. Soju: Jealousy Incarnate, Crash Landing on You, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim 
  5. Exotic Wines: Touch your heart (Drunk calling scene)

Favourite Food scenes

  1. Reply 1988 Neighbourhood food sharing 
  2. Lee Min Ho’s Love confession through Spaghetti in Legend of the Blue Sea

Women enjoying their food in Kdramas:

  1. My name is Kim Sam Soon 
  2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 
  3. Coffee Prince 
  4. Legend of the Blue Sea: Jun Ji makes a deal with Lee Min Ho for Sweet & Sour Pork

Favourite Oppas Cooking in Kdramas:

  1. Kim Seon-Ho as Rae-Won in You Drive Me Crazy [Sangeetha/Minal]
  2. Jo Jung Suk as Chef Kang Soo in Oh My Ghost [Sangeetha/Poonam]
  3. Lee Min Ho in King the Eternal Monarch [Uma]
  4. Ji Chang Wook as Noh Ji-Uk in Suspicious Partner [Minal]

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  1. Continuing from episode 4 where we focussed on the different worlds portrayed in KDramas, in today’s episode we discuss the world of Medical (Fever) and Sports (Pitch) depicted in KDramas.
  2. What aspects were shown well and what new aspects were a revelation to us? Did it give us a good insight into the workings in Korea?
  3. What professions/industries caught your eye while watching KDramas? Leave us your comments in the links below.

Professions and Dramas Discussed in this Episode:

  1. Medical  - Dr Romantic , Descendants of the Sun, It’s Okay to Not be Okay, It’s Okay That’s Love, Kill Me Heal Me, Beautiful Mind, Hospital Ship, Emergency Couple
  2. Sports : Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo, Hot Stove League, Wild Romance, Fight for my Way

Corrigendum: It’s Okay That’s Love drama aired in 2014. It was incorrectly quoted as a 2012 drama in this episode.

Some of the Scenes we mentioned in this Episode:

  1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo: a) Jun-Hyung finds Bok-Joo depressed  , b) Bok Joo rescues Jun-Hyung 
  2. Hot Stove League: a) Trailer  b) Park Eun-Bin does not take any crap from the player 
  3. Dr. Romantic/Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: MERS scene 
  4. A Beautiful Mind: A glimpse into Jang Hyuk’s character
  5. It’s Okay That’s Love: a)A long trailer -  b) One of the emotional interactions between Jae Yeol and Kang Woo
  6. Kill Me, Heal Me: a) Ji Sung’s 7 personalities in Kill Me, Heal Me -  b) One of the character transformations of Ji Sung 
  7. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Go Moon Yeong and Moon Sang Tae fighting over the book

References:

  1. Jang Mi-Ran: Olympian weightlifter from Korea who was the inspiration for WeightLifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 
  2. What is the Hot Stove League?

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  • We explore 6 professions/industries that are depicted in Korean Dramas. In the first part - we discuss the world of Prosecutors, Chefs, Publishers and Corporates. 
  • The Korean Dramas have mastered the art of detailing in bringing the different professions/industries to the viewer and transport the viewer into the scene. What aspects were shown well and what new aspects were a revelation to us? Did it give us a good insight into the workings in Korea? 
  • What professions/industries caught your eye while watching KDramas? Leave us your comments in the links below.

Corrigendum: People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was incorrectly referenced on the episode. 

Professions and Dramas discussed in this episode: 

  1. Prosecutors: Stranger, Suspicious Partner, Prosecutor Princess, While You Were Sleeping 
  2. Chefs/Restaurants: Oh My Ghost, Temperature of Love, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Strongest Delivery Man, Itaewon Class 
  3. Books/Publishing: Romance is a Bonus Book, She Was Pretty, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, When the Weather is Fine 
  4. Corporates: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, StartUp, WWW : Search, Hyena (Also a legal drama), Boys over Flowers 

Some of the scenes mentioned in this episode: 

  1. It's Okay to Not be Okay - Fairy Tale animated scene 
  2. It's Okay to Not be Okay - Kim Soo Hyun reading the one of the books written by Seo Ye J
  3. It's Okay to Not be Okay - Reading scenes in the mental health hospital.  
  4. WWW Search - Camaraderie between office colleagues 
  5. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim - Office Gossip scenes  


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In this episode, we 4 gals speak about our Top 3 favourite Oppas from K-Dramas that we have watched

  1. What are the qualities we admire about these Oppas - The romance, the action, the emotions, the attitude, the ability to get under the skin of every character?
  2. What characters caught our eye? The tough prosecutor, the adorable conman, the harsh investor, the grim reaper, the serious surgeon, the proud chaebol, the stoic army captain?
  3. Do you agree with our choices? If not, who else would you pick to add to the list – Leave us your comments in the links below.

Actors & Dramas mentioned in this episode:

  1. Hyun Bin (Crash Landing on You, Secret Garden, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Movies: The Negotiation)
  2. Ji Chang Wook (Suspicious Partner, Healer, K2, Lovestruck in the City)
  3. Kim Seon-Ho (Startup, Catch the Ghost, You Drive Me Crazy, Two Cops)
  4. Lee Min Ho (Boys over Flowers, The Heirs/Inheritors, Faith, The Legend of the Blue Sea)
  5. Lee Dong Wook (Goblin – Guardian the Lonely and Great God, Wild Romance, My Girl, The Tail of the Nine-Tailed, Scent of a Woman, La Dolce Vita)
  6. Ji Sung (Kill Me Heal Me, Innocent Defendant, Familiar Wife, Secret Love [Secret])
  7. Jo Jung Suk (Oh My Ghost, Jealousy Incarnate [Don’t Dare to Dream], Two Cops)
  8. NamGoong Min (Hot Stove League, Beautiful Gong Shim, Awaken)
  9. Park Seo-Joon (Itaewon Class, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Fight for My Way)

Some of the scenes we mentioned in the drama:

  1. Hyun Bin (Crash Landing on You):  Captain Ri confronts his father
  2. Ji Chang-Wook (Suspicious Partner): Prosecutor Noh's Outbursts Compilation 
  3. Kim Seon-Ho (StartUp): Stressed Han Ji Pyeong 
  4. Lee Min Ho (The Legend of the Blue Sea): Reincarnations & Joseon era clips captured in OST Wind Flowe
  5. Lee Dong Wook (Wild Romance):  Park Mu-Yeol realizes his love 
  6. Ji Sung (Innocent Defendant): Prosecutor Park Jung Woo confronting Chang Min Ho 
  7. Jo Jung Suk (The Legend of the Blue Sea): Hilarious cameo as a merman 
  8. NamGoong Min (Hot Stove League): Team Manager Baek Seung-Soo 

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