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Crash Landed on KDramas

Crash Landed on KDramas

By Minal, Poonam and Sangeetha
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!

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Are We Okay? Mental Health in Kdramas
Guest: Dr Sunitha (Twitter: @Sunithajob), a practising clinical psychologist/psychotherapist joins us from Sydney, Australia to share her valuable insights on various mental health issues and their representation in KDramas. In this episode we have restricted our discussions to mainly two dramas - 1) It’s Okay to Not Be Okay and 2) It’s Okay That’s Love , which primarily focussed on mental health. Issues discussed: Representation of mental health issues in television/movies Seeking professional help/therapy How important is it to practice self-love? Identifying and treating post trauma stress disorder (PTSD) Dealing with loss Movies mentioned in the episode: Rainman (Hollywood) Joseph (Malayalam) My Sister’s Keeper (also the book is highly recommended) - Hollywood Dear Zindagi (Bollywood) Jab We Met (Bollywood) Khilona  (Bollywood) I am Sam (Hollywood) Sunitha’s favourite KDramas Coffee Prince (Netflix) My Girl Because This Is My First Life (Netflix) It’s Okay to Not be Okay (Netflix) Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD, Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
01:02:42
January 13, 2022
What Are We Watching - WAWW
What dramas have we recently watched/are currently watching - We share our quick thoughts on them. Completed Dramas: (All under 12 episodes) Squid Game: Thriller genre. We all enjoyed it and highly recommend it . (Corrigendum: Minal says the bead game - this is incorrect and she meant the marble game) Hellbound : Mix of reality, dystopian and supernatural - Sangeetha recommends this. Youth of May : A poignant tale about a young couple’s love story and human relationships set against the backdrop of the 1980 Gwangju uprising, highly recommended by Minal. My Name : Mobster/crime thriller - as Poonam says a must watch for Han So Hee and Park See Joon’s performances. The Witch’s Diner: Fantasy genre but very good performances from Song Ji Hyo and Nam Ji Hyun. As Minal says, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but a good find from the 2021 dramas. Currently Watching: 2021 Dramas: Happiness: Dystopian drama too close to reality - another good drama to add to your watchlist as Sangeetha says. One the Woman: Recommended for Honey Lee’s performance by Poonam and Sangeetha. Inspector Koo: Woman centric drama but also a crime thriller, give it a try says Poonam Old Dramas: Flower of Evil: Crime thriller with psychopath angle. Minal is enjoying this one and is recommended by Poonam and Sangeetha. Suspicious Partner: Minal is re-watching this series, listen to our special cut on why we recommend it City Hall: Underrated drama - strongly recommended by both Poonam and Sangeetha. Greatest Love: Written by Hong Sisters, but we won’t recommend this one, unless you are fans of Gong Hyo Jin and Cha Seung Won (lead pair) Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
30:47
December 31, 2021
Quick Bites - Suspicious Partner
A collection of all the titbits about the KDrama Suspicious Partner (SP) that we have shared in our previous episodes. This drama is wholesome entertainment - a great mix of romance, murder mystery, legal and comedy; a lead pair with crackling chemistry and one of the funniest supporting casts. How we chanced on Suspicious Partner - S1E1 Our Breakout Dramas Favourite Characters: Ji Chang Wook as Prosecutor Noh Jiuk - S1E3 Dashing Oppas Nam Ji Hyun as Eun BongHee - S1E2 Divas of Dramas Jang Hyuk-Jin as Bang EunHo - S2E3 Dramaverse Troupers Part 1 Favourite scenes: Ji Chang Wook’s Outburst Compilation The legal angle : S1E4 Law, Cook, Book , Boss Noh Jiuk’s stressed cooking : S1E6 A Dash of Kimchi Noh Jiuk’s Confession : Quick Bites - Love Confessions Music : S1E8 Norae Mi Fa So Ji Chang Wook singing A 101 Reasons to Love You Memory of that Day Destiny Tropes : S1E10 Dopey Tropes Noh Jiuk’s styling : S2E1 Chic KFashion Where to watch Suspicious Partner : Netflix ; Viki Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD ; Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
14:30
December 28, 2021
Kingdom - Korean Zombies and Politics during Pandemic
The arrival of global hits such as the Netflix Drama Kingdom & Train to Busan led to the popularity of Zombie based shows amongst viewers especially those who had not watched any zombie shows. The Kingdom drama is a brilliant plot set in the Joseon era where a kingdom is plagued by the zombie pandemic. The Crown Prince has to not only battle the zombies to safeguard his subjects; but also battle political conspirators who want to eliminate him as the rightful heir to the throne. The taut storyline, unexpected plot twists in every episode and a powerful cast keeps the viewer on the edge of the seat throughout, causing the dilemma of whether to classify the show as a zombie horror or political thriller. We are joined by 2 special guests: Tina tweets @acapitalchick - is a “recovering” trial lawyer and a general fangirl geek. She recently finished hosting the “Word of the Witnesses” podcast about the time travel drama 12 Monkeys on Syfy/Hulu Benny : A repeat guest on our podcast. You can listen to him on our S1 - Episode 7. He tweets on all things cricket and kdramas @realbennyman and also hosts the cricket podcast: The Last Wicket In today’s episode with our guests we try to explore the factors that led to the success of Kingdom: Parallels with Real (current pandemic, society hierarchy) and Reel (Walking Dead, Chernobyl, Game of Thrones) Political Thriller or Zombie Horror? Favourite characters and anti-heroes/antagonists Focus on storytelling, writing and character arcs Cinematography Key spoilers -  Timestamps: 23:30 - 24:00 : Ashin of the North 24:00 - 28:08 : Queen Consort 43:40 - 45:00 : The Crown Prince and his Father 47:44 - 50:15 : Plot twists - Queen Consort & Season 1 climax 57:15 - 1:01:45: Season 2 climax Reference Readings: Matt Zoller’s Review - Nightmare of Now The team behind special effects of Kingdom Book Reference - Jaya - Devdutt Patnaik (Book mentioned by Minal at 24:50) Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
01:02:31
December 08, 2021
Quick Bites - Love Confessions
We share our favourite ‘love confessions’ in the Kdramas we have watched. Sangeetha: Jealousy Incarnate : Pyo Nari’s confession to Lee Hwa Shin Cinderella and 4 Knights: Kang Ji Woon’s confession to Eun Ha Won Fight for My Way : Choi Ae-Ra and Go Dong Man Minal: Descendants of the Sun : Dr. Kang Myeong’s unplanned confession to Captain Yoo SiJin over the loudspeaker Suspicious Partner : Noh Ji Uk finally realises his feelings for Eun Bong Hee (16:10 onwards) Hometown Cha Cha Cha : HyeJin’s realisation and confession to DuSik Poonam: Wild Romance: Park Mu Yeol’s confession to Yoo Eun Jae BubbleGum: Park Ri Hwan and Kim Haeng A - 'Two Kiss' (From 3:06) Coffee Prince: Choi Han Kyul’s confession to Go Eun Chan (Ep 10, 4.04 before the end) Honourable Mentions: Itaewon Class: Jo Yi-Seo expresses her feelings to Park Sae Royi Its Okay to Not Be Okay: Go Moon Young to Moon Gang Tae and Moon Gang Tae confessing similarly Playful Kiss: When your crush corrects grammar & typos in your confession letter Touch Your Heart: Oh Jin Shim’s drunk confession to Kwon Jung-Rok Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
23:51
November 24, 2021
Jane Austens of Kdramas
KDramas are dominated by women writers - almost 90% of the screenwriters are women. This episode is dedicated to some of these amazing women whose writing we have loved and enjoyed. We have tried to provide a balanced view of what we liked and disliked in their dramas. Writers and Dramas Discussed: Kim Eun Sook: Goblin, Mr Sunshine, Descendants of the Sun, Secret Garden, A Gentleman's Dignity. USP: Ensemble casts, bromance, pioneer of Gender Bender trope Hong Sisters(Jung Eun & Mi Ran): My Girl, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Master's Sun, Hotel Del Luna, Warm & Cozy. USP: Fantasy and innocent charm in relationships, folklore Park Hye Ryun: StartUp, While You Were Sleeping, Pinnochio, I Hear Your Voice. USP: Second Lead Syndrome, Dramas based on real life scenarios Park Ji Eun: Crash Landing on You, The Legend of the Blue Sea, My Love from the Star. USP: Lovers from different worlds, Fantasy. Yang Hee Seung: Weightlifting Fairy, Familiar Wife, Oh My Ghost, Once Again. USP: Strong female lead characters, Organic relationships No Hee Kyung: It's Okay That's Love, Padam Padam, Most Beautiful Goodbye. USP: Complex characters and Relationships, pioneer for tackling a drama on mental health Lee Woo Jung: Reply series, Hospital Playlist. USP: Slice of life dramas,  large ensemble casts, well-etched family characters and relationships Kim Eun Hee: Signal, Kingdom. USP: Suspense, thrillers, and strong female protagonists/antagonists Corrigendum:  00:45:16:  Poonam means the drama 'Familiar Wife', not Familiar Life.  01:04:24:  Minal means Reply 1988 not Reply 1998. Time Leap(25:20) - The show skips ahead or back to the past to show the progression of a storyline or character. Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD , Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
01:13:33
November 10, 2021
What are We Watching - WAWW
What dramas are we currently watching - We share our quick thoughts on them and what we are feeling about them. Plus a quick list of new releases we plan to watch next. Currently Watching: HomeTown Cha Cha Cha - Loving Kim Seon Ho and Shin Min Ah’s chemistry, but we have a mixed response to the overall pacing. Yumi’s Cells - Love the animation, we are not that interested in the romance/story. The Veil - Good track- Action /Spy Thriller. Nam Goong Min fans will watch this. Strangers From Hell - One of the best psychological thrillers - We recommend it. (10 episodes - big plus point!) Squid Games - Survival thriller. Love it - Recommend it. Hospital Playlist 2 - Great characters, slice of life, a healing drama. We recommend it. Next on our Watchlist: My Name - Action/Thriller.  Mini series - 8 episodes D.P. - Action/Army Thriller. Mini series - 6 episodes The King’s Affection - Period drama. Sangeetha likes the lead pair. Minal likes the female lead Park Eun Bin (from Hot Stove League) Jirisan - Thriller. Stellar cast ( Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, Oh Jung Sae, Sung Dong Il, Jo Han Chul), Writer - Kim Eun Hee (Kingdom, Signal), Director Lee Eung-Bok ( Descendants of the Sun, Mr Sunshine, Goblin) Happiness - Apocalyptic Thriller Mouse - Crime/Psychological thriller. Minal loved it, waiting for Poonam and Sangeetha’s review. Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
18:28
October 16, 2021
Quick Bites - Sisters Over Misters (Workplace Edition)
In this short snippet - an extension of our episode ‘Sisters over Misters’ (Season 2, Episode 5)  , we discuss our favourite scenes from KDramas that highlight the solidarity between women at the workplace. Instead of being bickering , competitive rivals - these scenes reflected our real life experiences where we found support, trustworthy colleagues who motivated us and encouraged us, and some turned into lifetime friendships. Dramas Discussed: She Was Pretty Moon Lovers : Scarlet Heart Ryeo Touch Your Heart Romance is a Bonus Book Racket Boys Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD , Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
13:18
October 13, 2021
Sisters over Misters
TV and movies across the world do not depict 'Female Friendships' as widely as compared to 'Bromance'. Kdramas are no different. Examples of dramas focussing on female friendships are rare. We got together because of our love for Kdramas, so it was a natural progression for us to bring to our listeners some outstanding heart-warming, quirky and unlikely female bonding stories in Kdramas that break the mould. Terrific Trios: Because It’s My First Life Be Melodramatic Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Community Friendships: Reply 1988 - The 3 moms Crash Landing on You - North Korean Ajumma Gang Warm and Cozy - Haenyeo Ajummas Female Confidante: Beauty Inside: Female Lead (FL) and her friend Oh My Ladylord: 2 high school friends reconnecting in their twilight years Her Private Life: FL and Coffee shop owner Bubble Gum:  FL and her fiesty friend Wild Romance - FL and her tenant Law School : Kang Sol A and Kang Sol B She Was Pretty : FL and her friend Unlikely/Reluctant Friends: Oh My Ghost -  Ghost & Female Lead , Ghost and Shaman Be Melodramatic (Eun Jung and Lee So Min) - Eun Jung goes ballistic Descendants of the Sun : Yoon Myeong Joo and Kang Mo Yeon  Mr Sunshine (Go Ae Shin and Hina Kudo) Poonam references the following:  Bechdel Test @ 15:00 mins Faulty Towers Clip @ 24:40 mins Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
51:39
September 29, 2021
Dramaverse Troupers - Part 2
In this episode, we build our ‘Dream Kdrama Family’ where we discuss our favourite mothers, grandmothers, fathers, grandfathers, aunts and laughter pills in Kdramas. Moms: Lee Jung Eun: Familiar Wife, Oh My Ghost, Mr Sunshine; Kim Hae Sook: Father is Strange, Marriage not Dating, Hotel King, Pinocchio  Fathers: Yoo Jae Myung: Itaewon Class, Strong Woman Bong Soon, Reply 1988, Vincenzo, Life; Heo Joon Ho: Kingdom, A Beautiful Mind; Shin Jung Geun: Pinocchio, Rackey Boys, Hotel Del Luna, Mr. Sunshine Grandmothers: Kim Young Ok: Shopaholic Louis, Coffee Prince; Na Moon Hee: Navillera,  Grandfathers: Park In Hwan: Performance of Swan Lake; Kim Young Gun: Grandfathers over flowers, Cinderella & 4 Knights; Joo Jin Mo: Something About 1% Aunts: Lee Mi Sook: Money Flower, Let Me Introduce Her, You’re the Best Lee Soon Shin; Kim Sun Young: Crash Landing on You, Romance is a Bonus Book, Her Private Life ; Kim Mi-Kyung: Master's Sun (pregnant at 50) , Healer   Laughter Pills: Choi Woo Shik: Rooftop Prince, Fated to Love You ;  Jo Woo Jin: Goblin , Mr.Sunshine ; Jang Hyuk-Jin: Suspicious Partner (05:00- 09:00) , Awaken ; Kim Byung Chul: Sky Castle, Descendants of the Sun , Mr. Sunshine, Tunnel ; Kang Ki Young What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Tunnel  ; Choi Si Won: She Was Pretty; Hospital Playlist Squad 7:16: A reference to the typical characters in Indian shows. Many Indian TV shows are centred around mother-in-law (saas) and daughter-in-law (bahu) 27.37: "Fevicol ka jod kabhi toote nahi' means an unbreakable bond created by Fevicol which is a famous Indian glue brand and this is a punchline from its famous advert Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL.  Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com, Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD ; Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
39:22
September 08, 2021
Dramaverse Troupers - Part 1
In this episode, we talk about the ‘Dramaverse Troupers’ - i.e. the supporting cast actors & actresses of Kdramas; those who make even the smallest of parts shine. Some of them are so excellent at their craft, that their characters have remained etched in our memories. In the first part, we discuss our favourite ensemble casts in dramas, our favourite teams to work with and our favourite siblings. Best Ensemble Cast (All dramas except Nos.5 and 9 below are available on Netflix, Viki links for these two below) Crash Landing on You Suspicious Partner Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Mr. Sunshine Sungkyunkwan Scandal Father is Strange Jealousy Incarnate Reply 1988 Be Melodramatic Argon Hospital Ship Law School  Dream Work Teams: Tunnel, Argon, She was Pretty , Romance is a Bonus Book Standout Performers: Lee Seung-Joon : Descendants of the Sun, Mr Sunshine, BubbleGum, Argon Jo Han-Chul : Romance is a Bonus Book, Vincenzo, Healer, 100 Days my Prince, Hometown Cha Cha Cha Oh Jung-Se : It’s Okay to Not be Okay , Hot Stove League, Beautiful Mind, Good Detective, Touch Your Heart Favourite Siblings: Moon Sang-Te (Oh Jung Sae in It’s Okay to Not be Okay), Kang Sa-Ra  (Lee Da-Hee in The Beauty Inside), Sung Bo-Ra (Rue Hye-Young in Reply 1988) , Lee Hyo-Bong (Yoon Ji-On in Be Melodramatic) Select scenes mentioned in the podcast Oh Jung Se: Baeksung Award 2020 speech , Touch Your Heart Scenes Song Joong-Ki and Yoo Ah-In:  Winning the ‘best couple’ award for Sungkyunkwan Scandal Be Melodramatic - Human Jukebox for Eun Jung Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us:  Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app Follow us: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD ,  Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
38:47
September 01, 2021
Wook Love - Lee Dong Wook Special
In this episode, hosts Sangeetha and Poonam meet with guests Preethi and Surat to discuss why they love Lee Dong Wook (LDW) in Kdramas. Apart from his godly looks and kick-ass acting skills, his imperfect singing and dancing also gives us a lot of joy. He has acted in a wide range of dramas ranging from La Dolce Vita to Tale of the Nine-Tailed. We find out why we think he is unique. Filmography His range of characters Sea of Hope (Variety Show) Participant Talk Show: Because I Want to Talk Because I Want to Talk: Real-life Bromance with Gong Yoo Scenes mentioned in the podcast Touch Your Heart Last Scene: Lee Dong Wook in all his glory Wild Romance: Confession scene Blade Man: When LDW plays a mutant My Girl: Compilation of scenes we loved Tale of the Nine-Tailed: Appreciating choco-mint ice cream (One of Surat's favorite scenes) Tale of the Nine-Tailed: The lead pair imagine an ideal life together (E13, 16.24-20.16) Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God: Bromance scenes with Gong Yoo Goblin/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God: A sad Grim Reaper whom Preethi wants to hug  (E10, 00.04-08.35) Scent of a Woman - Tango scene (at 2.44) - sizzling chemistry Scent of a Woman: Hospital scene when he confirms that woman he loves is terminally ill (at 6.30) Translation: At 20.10 time stamp, Surat says in Hindi: Someone please cook for me as well :) Other references  Kim Eun Sook - a celebrated Kdrama writer who wrote Goblin or Guardian: The Lonely and Great Scent of a Woman: Meet and Greet - LDW sings a duet with his costar LDW in fan meeting saying: I was born handsome (40.47) La Dolce Vita/Bittersweet Life - LDW kiss Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter @CrashLandedonKD ; Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
42:51
August 18, 2021
Chic KFashion
In the first episode of Season 2, we explore iconic fashion and leading trends through KDramas Period/Historical Dramas: Mr. Sunshine, Hwarang, Sungkyunkwan Scandal Best dressed men in Hanboks: Lee MinHo (LMH): The Legend of the Blue Sea, Kim SeonHo (KSH): 100 days my Prince, Ju JiHoon & Heo JoonHo (Kingdom), Lee DongWook (LDW): Tail of the Nine Tailed Hats/Headgears in Joseon era Modern Styled Dramas: Crash Landing on You, Vincenzo, It’s Okay to not be Okay Winter Clothing: Nam JuHyuk’s Coat Collection in Weightlifting Fairy, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, When the Weather is Fine Best Styled Characters: Park MinYoung, IU, Seo YeJi, Lee DaHee, Kim DaMi, Kim TaeHee, Song HyeKo, Jun JiHyun (JJH). KSH, Ji ChangWook (JCW), Song JoongKi (SJK), LDW, Song SeungHoon Accessories: Hair Pins CLOY, Watches Vincenzo, Umbrellas Scenes mentioned: JJH Handbag, CLOY - Captain Ri Makeover, Chayoung recognises Vincenzo’s Booralro Suit, Nam JuHyuk's confession in Weightlifting Fairy  Bad Styling: JCW (Lovestruck in the City), Fated to Love You(Male Leads), Kim SooHyun(My Love from the Star) Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com, Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app, You can follow us on: Twitter @CrashLandedonKD , Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
01:00:58
August 04, 2021
Season 2 - Trailer
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! Do share with us what you would like us to cover! We love hearing from you! Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD  ; Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar
02:06
July 26, 2021
Kim Seon Ho Birthday Special
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: Kim Seon Ho’s Drama Compilation  Variety show participant in 2D1N Theatre: Part 1 , 2 , 3 , Closer play rehearsal with Park So Dam Most memorable performances: Startup: Han Ji Pyeong - one of the finest characters in Kdrama history Catch The Ghost: The 60s style getup and roleplay for his Mom (3:00 - 3:50) You Drive Me Crazy: i) Argument after the apricot kiss scene, ii) Losing his cool over the limited edition shirt Strongest Delivery Man : Spoilt brat  Best on-screen relationships: Halmeoni (StartUp) Jo Jung Suk (Two Cops) Banter-Romance with Ko Won Hee (Strongest Delivery Man) Yeongshil (StartUp) Sartorial Sense: Suit collection in Startup Black Turtle Neck Shots Purple tracksuit Hoodies in Waikiki 2 Fan Edits: Kim Seon Ho’s unsuccessful confessions Kim Seon Ho blowing his bangs to the song Sixteen Kim Seon Ho Dancing (?) Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD  / Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
48:28
May 07, 2021
Dopey Tropes
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 Amnesia: Master’s Sun, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Shopping King Louis, 100 Days My Prince 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 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 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 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 Rich - Poor Lead Pairs : The Heirs, High Society, Secret, Beautiful Gong Shim Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Email crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD, Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
43:04
May 06, 2021
Nooks and Korners
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: Namsan Tower: My Lovely Samsoon(Samsoon Steps), Cable car scenes: Oh My Ghost (End of episode 12), Hyena Building 63: My Girl, The Legend of the Blue Sea (Aquarium), City Hunter Jeju Island: Warm and Cozy - UNESCO’s video on Haenyo, My Lovely Samsoon - Mt Hallasan scene Han River: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim: Fireworks and Cruise over Han River, W Two Worlds: Han River at Night Restaurants/Cafes: Descendants of the Sun, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Something in the Rain, Itaewon class Houses: Secret Garden, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim,  Roof Top Apartments: Rooftop Prince, Shopping King Louis, Because It’s My First Life Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us:  Email us: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com  Follow us: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD, Instagram: @crashlanded_onkdramas Leave us a review or rating
37:50
April 14, 2021
Norae Mi Fa So
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: Hyun Bin playing Piano (My Lovely Kim Sam Soon)  Ji Chang Wook singing in Suspicious Partner Lee Sung Kyung singing in About Time  Lee Min Ho singing My Everything Jo Jung Suk singing Chocolate in Oh My Ghost Kim ChangWan - Rock Band Some famous singers across KDrama OSTs: Monsta KiHyun Yoon Mi Rae Davichi Kim Jong Wan Gummy (Wife of Jo Jung-Suk) Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD / Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
38:53
April 07, 2021
The Men Have Their Say
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: Benjamin a.k.a as Benny : Twitter @therealbennyman / Host at Cricket Podcast : The Last Wicket Amit a.k.a as Fooodzilla: Twitter @Fooodzilla ; Instagram: FooodZilla Recommendations from the Men to Kickstart your KDrama Journey: The K2 (Action) [Netflix/Viki] Kingdom (Zombie) [Netflix] Crash Landing on You (Romance) [Netflix] Reply 1988 (Family Drama) [Netflix/Viki] Itaewon Class ( Drama depicting class struggle & entrepreneurship) [Netflix] Other Dramas mentioned: Suspicious Partner [Netflix/Viki] Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo [Netflix] My Horrible Boss/ Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi [ Viki] Hot Stove League [Netflix/ Viki] StartUp [Netflix] Because This Is My First Life [Netflix/ Viki] Jealousy Incarnate/Don’t Dare to Dream [Netflix/ Viki] White Nights [Netflix] W : Two Worlds Apart [Netflix]  Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can also follow us on twitter: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD / Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
43:46
March 31, 2021
Dash of Kimchi
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: Kimchi: 2Days 1Night (Variety show), Kimchi slap, , Boys Over Flowers, Coffee Prince, Crash Landing on You Ramyeon: What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Jealousy Incarnate, K2, Boys Over Flowers, Crash Landing on You, StartUp Grilled meats (Barbecue): My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo  Soju: Jealousy Incarnate, Crash Landing on You, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim  Exotic Wines: Touch your heart (Drunk calling scene) Favourite Food scenes Reply 1988 Neighbourhood food sharing  Lee Min Ho’s Love confession through Spaghetti in Legend of the Blue Sea Women enjoying their food in Kdramas: My name is Kim Sam Soon  Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo  Coffee Prince  Legend of the Blue Sea: Jun Ji makes a deal with Lee Min Ho for Sweet & Sour Pork Favourite Oppas Cooking in Kdramas: Kim Seon-Ho as Rae-Won in You Drive Me Crazy [Sangeetha/Minal] Jo Jung Suk as Chef Kang Soo in Oh My Ghost [Sangeetha/Poonam] Lee Min Ho in King the Eternal Monarch [Uma] Ji Chang Wook as Noh Ji-Uk in Suspicious Partner [Minal] Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar  Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD / Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
42:07
March 24, 2021
Fever Pitch
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. 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. Professions and Dramas Discussed in this Episode: 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 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: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo: a) Jun-Hyung finds Bok-Joo depressed  , b) Bok Joo rescues Jun-Hyung  Hot Stove League: a) Trailer  b) Park Eun-Bin does not take any crap from the player  Dr. Romantic/Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim: MERS scene  A Beautiful Mind: A glimpse into Jang Hyuk’s character It’s Okay That’s Love: a)A long trailer -  b) One of the emotional interactions between Jae Yeol and Kang Woo Kill Me, Heal Me: a) Ji Sung’s 7 personalities in Kill Me, Heal Me -  b) One of the character transformations of Ji Sung  It’s Okay To Not Be Okay: Go Moon Yeong and Moon Sang Tae fighting over the book References: Jang Mi-Ran: Olympian weightlifter from Korea who was the inspiration for WeightLifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo  What is the Hot Stove League? Music Credits:  Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar  Contact Us: Brickbats/Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can also follow us on: Twitter @CrashLandedonKD / Instagram @CrashLanded_OnKdramas
32:38
March 17, 2021
Law, Cook, Book, Boss
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:  Prosecutors: Stranger, Suspicious Partner, Prosecutor Princess, While You Were Sleeping  Chefs/Restaurants: Oh My Ghost, Temperature of Love, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Strongest Delivery Man, Itaewon Class  Books/Publishing: Romance is a Bonus Book, She Was Pretty, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, When the Weather is Fine  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:  It's Okay to Not be Okay - Fairy Tale animated scene  It's Okay to Not be Okay - Kim Soo Hyun reading the one of the books written by Seo Ye Ji  It's Okay to Not be Okay - Reading scenes in the mental health hospital.   WWW Search - Camaraderie between office colleagues  What's Wrong with Secretary Kim - Office Gossip scenes   Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL  Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
37:04
March 10, 2021
Dashing Oppas
In this episode, we 4 gals speak about our Top 3 favourite Oppas from K-Dramas that we have watched 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? 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? 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: Hyun Bin (Crash Landing on You, Secret Garden, My Name is Kim Sam Soon, Movies: The Negotiation) Ji Chang Wook (Suspicious Partner, Healer, K2, Lovestruck in the City) Kim Seon-Ho (Startup, Catch the Ghost, You Drive Me Crazy, Two Cops) Lee Min Ho (Boys over Flowers, The Heirs/Inheritors, Faith, The Legend of the Blue Sea) 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) Ji Sung (Kill Me Heal Me, Innocent Defendant, Familiar Wife, Secret Love [Secret]) Jo Jung Suk (Oh My Ghost, Jealousy Incarnate [Don’t Dare to Dream], Two Cops) NamGoong Min (Hot Stove League, Beautiful Gong Shim, Awaken) Park Seo-Joon (Itaewon Class, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Fight for My Way) Some of the scenes we mentioned in the drama: Hyun Bin (Crash Landing on You):  Captain Ri confronts his father Ji Chang-Wook (Suspicious Partner): Prosecutor Noh's Outbursts Compilation  Kim Seon-Ho (StartUp): Stressed Han Ji Pyeong  Lee Min Ho (The Legend of the Blue Sea): Reincarnations & Joseon era clips captured in OST Wind Flower  Lee Dong Wook (Wild Romance):  Park Mu-Yeol realizes his love  Ji Sung (Innocent Defendant): Prosecutor Park Jung Woo confronting Chang Min Ho  Jo Jung Suk (The Legend of the Blue Sea): Hilarious cameo as a merman  NamGoong Min (Hot Stove League): Team Manager Baek Seung-Soo  Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter. License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas
42:30
March 03, 2021
Divas of Dramas
In this episode, we 4 gals speak about our Top 3 favourite Divas from the K-Dramas we have watched What are the qualities that we have admired about these Divas – their attitude, their innocence, their sassiness, their bossiness? Which characters caught our eye? The stunning mermaid, the classy CEO, the kickass lawyer & martial arts expert, or the coy romantic? 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. Actresses & Dramas mentioned in this episode: Nam Ji-Hyun (Suspicious Partner, 100 days my Prince, Shopping King Louis) Jun Ji-Hyun (Legend of the Blue Sea, My Love from The Star, Movies: My Sassy Girl, Daisy) Son Ye-Jin (Crash Landing on You, My Personal Taste, Something in the Rain, Movies: The Negotiation, White Night, The Classic) Park Bo-Young (Oh My Ghost, Strong Woman Bong Soon, Abyss Movies: A Werewolf Boy) Ha Ji-Won (Empress Ki, Secret Garden, Hospital Ship) Kim Ji Won (Descendants of the Sun, LoveStruck in the City, Fight My Way, The Heirs) Park Min-Young (Healer, CityHunter, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Her Private Life) Kim Hye-Soo (The Queen of Office, Signal, Dr.Romantic, Hyena, Movies: The Thieves) Bae Doona (The Stranger, Kingdom, Sense 8) Terms mentioned: DMZ Line   Rewatchable scenes we mentioned that you can catch on Youtube Clips: Nam Ji Hyun (Suspicious Partner): Kicks Ass [p.s. The English subtitles are of poor quality on this clip - watch it on Viki or Netflix]  Son Ye-Jin (Crash Landing on You) – You are totally my type  Jun Ji Hyun (Legend of the Blue Sea) – Cursing Heo Joon Jae  Jun Ji Hyun (Legend of the Blue Sea) - How lovingly she calls out to Heo Joon Jae  Jun Ji Hyun-( Legend of the Blue Sea)- Sassy Walk  Park Bo Young (Oh My Ghost): Switching personalities Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter . License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art: Purva Bakalkar Contact Us: Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD and Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas Leave us a voice message below.
34:30
February 24, 2021
Our Breakout Dramas
In this episode, we 4 gals speak about 'How We Crash Landed on KDramas': Which was the breakout drama for each one of us that sucked us into this KDrama rabbit-hole? What caught our eye that kept us hooked? and, Why we plan to drag you listeners into the joyous world that is KDramas? Dramas mentioned in this episode that we recommend to kickstart your KDrama Journey: Crash Landing on You [Netflix] Legend of the Blue Sea [Netflix] Suspicious Partner [Netflix] Oh! My Ghost [Netflix] Goblin: Guardian the Lonely and Great God [Netflix] It’s Okay That’s Love [Netflix] Descendants of the Sun [Netflix] Coffee Prince [Netflix] Boys over Flowers [Netflix] The Heirs (Inheritors) [Netflix] Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art:  Purva Bakalkar  Contact Us: Brickbats/Feedback welcome at crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast app. You can also follow us on Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD, Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas Send us a voice message – Link below
28:24
February 17, 2021
Trailer - Crash Landed on KDramas
4 gals will take you through the fascinating world of KDramas (Korean Dramas). Do you want to hear anything specific? Do you want us to talk about something you loved in KDramas? Do reach out to us at: Email: crashlandedonkdramas[@]gmail[.]com Leave us a review or rating on the podcast apps. Leave us a voice message (Link at the end of the episode notes) You can follow us on: Twitter: @CrashLandedonKD and Instagram @crashlanded_onkdramas Music Credits: Music from Uppbeat: https://uppbeat.io/t/mood-maze/trendsetter License code: LU8KUCTYYYAA2KKL Cover Art by Purva Bakalkar 
01:26
February 14, 2021