KDMEO Episode 180 - Stall for Fall 2
KDMEO Episode 180 - Stall for Fall 2
KDMEO, WE DON'T KNOW DRUGS. Judy and Linda stall for fall by watching four ridiculously popular Kdramas from 2004-2013! How is every single one of these about a poor dumdum uncovering a rich douchebag's heart of gold? We will be hibernating for December, in hopes that we'll get some dramas worth checking out in 2022. Happy holidays and happy New Year! Digressions: 1:51 - New Patreon donor and Listener E-mails! 14:14 - On a whim, Judy tried out "Inspector Koo" (구경이), starring Lee YoungAe. It's pretty watchable and has a great supporting cast. 16:51 - "The Handmaiden" (아가씨) is a hauntingly memorable film. It was directed by Park ChanWook, who also directed the Vengeance series of films. 18:27 - A notorious dictator is dead! Judy celebrated by watching "A Taxi Driver" (택시운전사), a 2017 film about the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. 21:03 - "Arcane" is a Netflix animated series based in the "League of Legends" universe and is an amazing show, even if you have never played the video game. 22:36 - Judy has been walking down the anime nostalgia lane with the 2019 series, "Fruits Basket" (フルーツバスケット). Ignore the stereotypical shoujo fantasy premise and focus on the message about friends, family and helping each other heal from trauma. 25:21 - "The Heirs" (왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들) is an SBS drama from 2013, starring Lee MinHo, Park ShinHye, Kim JiWon and Kim WooBin. Ah yes, rich people problems and English-speaking "actors", Judy's favourite things in a drama. 35:50 - "Princess Hours" (궁) is a 2006 MBC drama set in an alternate universe in which Korea has a constitutional monarchy. It stars Yoon EunHye, Ju JiHoon and Song JiHyo. Yoon EunHye is playing pretty much the same character as in "Coffee Prince", a spunky girl who has to save her family from poverty. 43:17 - "Master's Sun" (주군의 태양) is a 2013 SBS drama, starring So JiSub and Gong HyoJin. Linda didn't manage to finish the episode, so Judy struggles to recap the latter half, which is absolutely bonkers. 54:30 - "Full House" (풀하우스) is a 2004 KBS drama, starring Rain and Song HyeKyo. Words cannot adequately express just how awful this drama was. How was this so popular? Some Korean terms: 흙수저: [heuk-soo-jeo] literally "dirt spoon" as compared to "silver spoon"; from an impoverished background. 알바: short for 아르바이트 [ah-reu-bah-ee-teu]; taken from German word, "arbeit", meaning "work"; minimum wage job. 미숫가루: [mi-soot-ga-roo] mixed grain powder that is usually blended with water, ice and sugar to make a summer drink. 범생: [beom-seng] short for "모범생" [mo-beom-seng], meaning "model student". 가채: [ga-che] intricate traditional wig worn by women. 한복: [han-bok] traditional Korean clothing. 사극: [sa-geuk] historical drama. 눈치: [noon-chi] a combination of "tact" and "situational awareness"; to be lacking in "눈치" is an insult. 모자라다: [mo-ja-ra-da] "to be not enough"; "to be slow" if used to describe a person. 제수씨: [jeh-soo-ssi] respectful way of addressing the significant other of a younger brother/friend. Audio credits: TRPP - "Inspector Koo" (구경이) OST - "Yeah (Round and Round)" Jo YeongWook - "The Handmaiden" (아가씨) OST - "The Tree from Mount Fuji" Cho HyeWon - "A Taxi Driver" (택시운전사) OST - "The Customer I Left Behind" (두고 온 손님) Imagine Dragons - "Arcane" - "Enemy" Beverly - "Fruits Basket" (フルーツバスケット) - "Again" Please send any questions, comments or suggestions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@kdramamyeyesout) or e-mail us (kdramamyeyesout(at)gmail.com). You can become our patron at patreon.com/kdramamyeyesout for as little as $1 per month! Download this and other episodes and while you're there, write us a review: The KDMEO theme music is 'Cute', by Bensound (), and is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No-Derivatives 4.0 International.