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Destined friends and professional fans Saya, Anisa and Paroma yak—at length—about Korean dramas. Expect a healthy mix of subjective critique and objective fangirling.

Dramas Over Flowers Saya, Anisa, and Paroma

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 55 Ratings

Destined friends and professional fans Saya, Anisa and Paroma yak—at length—about Korean dramas. Expect a healthy mix of subjective critique and objective fangirling.

    2022 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 1 (Trends + Goguma Awards)

    2022 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 1 (Trends + Goguma Awards)

    In Part 1 of our massive (as usual) Year-End Yak, we talk first about trends in K-drama and our general thoughts on 2022. Then we break down the winners of our Audience Gogumas (some silly, some Very Important). Part 2 coming soon!
    Tell us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00:57 Trends and general thoughts
    00:58:36 4th Annual Goguma Awards!
    01:03:11 Craziest Premise/Best Execution
    01:03:37 Best First Half/Worst Second Half
    01:04:17 Most Iconic Heroine
    01:05:11 Best Hero ("You nice, keep going")
    01:06:36 Peak Nostalgia
    01:07:27 My Second Life Was My Best Life
    01:09:27 Take Pity on Your Manager
    01:19:14 Most Sincere Depiction of Grief
    01:14:39 Best Old-School Comfort Watch
    01:16:50 Top of Their Game Award
    01:19:44 Snuck in and Stole the Show
    01:23:27 Most Evolved Actor (or: Finally, Growth!)
    01:28:35 Most Epic OTP
    01:32:37 Soundtrack Played on Repeat
    01:37:55 Create Your Own Award
    01:50:26 Most Disliked Drama
    01:58:18 Top 3 Dramas
    LINKS:
    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas cover by V (Tae-hyung) of BTS
    Frabby's review of Love is for Suckers
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 143: Shooting Stars: Wholesome Romance with Problematic Subplots
    Episode 121: 2021 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 1 (Trends)
    NEWSLETTER:
    Join our email list for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    Join our Patreon here!
    ❤︎ You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcast app, or sharing the episode with friends! ❤︎
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_.
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    CREDITS:
    This episode was edited by Saya and Anisa.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Shooting Stars: Wholesome Romance With Problematic Subplots

    Shooting Stars: Wholesome Romance With Problematic Subplots

    Shooting Stars (aka sh**ting stars) starring Lee Sung-kyung and Kim Young-dae was one of the more entertaining dramas of 2022. We liked it a lot, but it also deserved all the thrashing it got online on certain subplots in the story. We talk about all of it in this spoiled yak.
    Tell us your thoughts on the episode here:
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Paroma's reasons to watch Shooting Stars [Video Link]
    TIMESTAMP:
    00:30:31 - the racism problem
    00:38:48 - the workplace harassment scene
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 142: If You Wish Upon Me
    Episode 141: Arsenal Military Academy
    NEWSLETTER:
    Join our email list for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    Join our Patreon here!
    ❤︎ You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcast app, or sharing the episode with friends! ❤︎
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_.
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    CREDITS:
    This episode was edited by Paroma
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 53 min
    If You Wish Upon Me: Ji Chang-wook Healing Us Again

    If You Wish Upon Me: Ji Chang-wook Healing Us Again

    Anisa sits down with Paroma to convince her to watch If You Wish Upon Me, an unexpectedly healing drama with a wonderful ensemble cast and moving depictions of grief, redemption and reconciliation. Ji Chang-wook is finally in the kind of role he deserves, Choi Soo-young brings her unique brand of incandescence, Sung Dong-il is giving FULL DAD, and Anisa can't help but be reminded of SNSD's Genie every time she sees the title. Because, this meta was clearly intentional.
    Tell us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Vote in the Fourth Annual Goguma Awards!
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 120: Listen to us rave about how much we loved Choi Soo-young in Run On
    Episode 140: Listen to us squee over Ji Chang-wook, exemplary but awkward sunbae, in Youth MT/Young Actors Retreat
    NEWSLETTER:
    Join our email list for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    Join our Patreon here!
    ❤︎ You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcast app, or sharing the episode with friends! ❤︎
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_.
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    CREDITS:
    This episode was edited by Anisa.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 31 min
    Arsenal Military Academy: Xu Kai's Magnetic Appeal & Bai Lu's Epic Badassery

    Arsenal Military Academy: Xu Kai's Magnetic Appeal & Bai Lu's Epic Badassery

    This episode started as a spoilery discussion of Arsenal Military Academy (a 2019 chinese drama set in the early 20th century, starring Bai Lu and Xu Kai), but became a longer conversation on the history of imperialism and china's use of underdog stories to ignite national pride. But it's still a dramas over flowers episode, so expect lots of fangirling and explosive laughter.
    Send us your thoughts on the episode in a voice note here:
    LINKS:
    KOBO PLUS is available in Italy | Canada | Australia | New Zealand
    The music video that convinced Paroma to watch Arsenal Military Academy
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 130: Cross-fire (spoiler free) & discussion of rise in gaming cdramas
    NEWSLETTER:
    Join our email list for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    Join our Patreon here!
    ❤︎ You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcast app, or sharing the episode with friends! ❤︎
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_.
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    CREDITS:
    This episode was edited by Saya (assisted by Paroma)
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 1 hr 52 min
    Youth MT: The Reality of Korean Variety (Ft. In the Soop: Friendcation)

    Youth MT: The Reality of Korean Variety (Ft. In the Soop: Friendcation)

    In this second part of our conversation about celebrity, authenticity and Korean variety, we talk about the miracle of entertainment that is Youth MT, and the lovely, warm experience of watching In the Soop: Friendcation. (And its 2017 ajusshi predecessor, Dragon Club.) Spoiler warning: You may want to catch a few episodes of Youth MT before you listen, because we discuss specific scenes—and also because it is SO GOOD.
    Tell us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    BTS's Jin and Suga interview on You Quiz
    Saya's essay about In the Soop: Friendcation
    Watch Episode 1 of Dragon Club
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 139: BTS: The Cost of Authenticity
    Episode 72: Female-led Variety Shows
    NEWSLETTER:
    Join our email list for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    Join our Patreon here!
    ❤︎ You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcast app, or sharing the episode with friends! ❤︎
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_.
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    CREDITS:
    This episode was edited by Anisa.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    BTS: The Cost of Authenticity

    BTS: The Cost of Authenticity

    A beginner friendly discussion of K-pop sensation BTS and how idol groups connect deeply with fans by opening up about their vulnerabilities.
    Tell us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 138: The Red Sleeve
    Episode 137: F4 Thailand and the Boys Over Flowers Extended Universe
    NEWSLETTER:
    Join our email list for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    Join our Patreon here!
    ❤︎ You can also support us by leaving a review on your podcast app, or sharing the episode with friends! ❤︎
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter @dramasoverflow and Instagram @dramasoverflowers_.
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    CREDITS:
    This episode was edited by Paroma
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

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Insightful, fun, and thoughtful K-Drama Chat

When entering the world of k-drama, viewers could ask for no better guides than Anissa, Saya, and Paroma. These wonderful ladies provide recommendations, reviews, and
cultural context for k-dramas and the world of the k-drama industry. They are long-time viewers who love Korean drama, but aren’t afraid to let you know when the dramas could have done better, whether in the writing, character development, or themes presented. Come and enjoy their yaks! You won’t be disappointed.

subscriber already! ,

My favorite Kdrama podcast by far

I was searching for a podcast to help me process a couple of K dramas that haunt me still. This one is by far the most interesting, nuanced and intelligent. There’s something about the conversational format that brings out unexpected insights. I also appreciate the literally global viewpoints and perspectives.

This podcast has demonstrated to me, a Korean-American, why K dramas have become the international phenomenon they are and why they are worthy of being evaluated as works of art. Brava!

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Always makes me laugh and smile

What a joy of a podcast! To be honest, I haven't been keeping up with kdramas, but I enjoy listening to Saya, Paroma, and Anisa so much that I stay updated with the podcast episodes despite not watching any of the dramas! It's really fun to listen to them discuss dramas, life, and the broader sociopolitical context. Highly recommend!!

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