175 episodes

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 • 66 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.

    Past Lives is a gorgeous meditation on love and regret | Spoiled Yak

    Past Lives is a gorgeous meditation on love and regret | Spoiled Yak

    Awards season is the perfect time for us to share our review of Past Lives, our favorite film of last year. Saya, Anisa and our friend Yunah talk about why this movie's meditations on grief, love, diaspora and selfhood spoke to us so deeply. (We recorded this at the end of last year.)
    Leave us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:00 Overall thoughts
    20:39 Spoilers
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    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 89: Our review of Minari, also with Yunah
    Episode 153: Crash Landing on You and the unbearable sadness of partition
    NEWSLETTER:
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    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship! Join it here!
    ❤︎ You can MAJORLY 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. Music: Pretty without You (Instrumental Version) by Vicky Vox

    • 1 hr 8 min
    2023 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 2 (Goguma Awards)

    2023 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 2 (Goguma Awards)

    The 5th Annual Goguma Awards have landed! Your votes have been tallied and the results range from unexpected to unsurprising, all of which we dissect with glee. Get your tea and biscuits, it's long!
    Leave us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Actor Jin: The Handsome Hotelier
    TIMESTAMP:
    00:00:00 - Introducing the Goguma Awards
    00:02:46 - The Classic Gogumas
    00:17:47 - Your Top 3 Dramas of 2023
    00:25:27 - The Wild Gogumas
    01:11:15 - Create Your Own: Listener Awards!
    01:49:36 - Patreon Roll Call of Love and Appreciation 💗
    01:55:08 - Love note to all our listeners 💕
    02:00:46 - Predictions for 2024
    LEAVE US A REVIEW:
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    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 167: 2023 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 1 (Trends + Our Year in Dramas)
    Episode 160: Six Years Of Podcasting About K-dramas! Opening your mailbag ✨
    NEWSLETTER:
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    PATRONS:
    SPECIAL THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship! Join it here!
    ❤︎ You can MAJORLY 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.
    Music: "Carry You Home" by Duplex Heart

    • 2 hr 10 min
    2023 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 1 (Trends + Our Year in Dramas)

    2023 in Dramaland: Year-End Yak Part 1 (Trends + Our Year in Dramas)

    The Year-End Yak is here! Or Part 1 anyway, where we talk about what K-dramas did this year, and how we felt about them. Goguma Awards coming in Part 2!
    Leave us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Paroma's excellent 2023 Wrap for Film Companion
    Paroma's My Demon Halfway Review (Spoilers)
    K-drama Research Institute's video essay We Need to Talk About Netflix K-dramas
    Saya and Paroma's new BTS YouTube Channel
    Jae-Ha Kim's article Rest in Peace, Lee Sun-kyun
    TIMESTAMP:
    00:04:17 2023 K-drama trends
    00:50:07 Saya, Anisa and Paroma's personal year in dramas
    01:25:16 Notable podcast moments!
    1:37:06 And some heartbreak.
    LEAVE US A REVIEW:
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    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    2022 in Dramaland: The Year-End Yak, Part 1 (Trends + Gogumas)
    Perfect Marriage Revenge Spoiler Review
    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 it here!
    ❤︎ You can MAJORLY 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 and Paroma.
    Music: "La Sortie Francaise" by Smartface and "Woke Up" by Cushy

    • 1 hr 53 min
    A Long Yak on My Demon, Death's Game, Welcome to Samdal-ri & The Story of Park's Marriage Contract

    A Long Yak on My Demon, Death's Game, Welcome to Samdal-ri & The Story of Park's Marriage Contract

    Just Saya popping in to share her thoughts on an assortment of dramas: a mixture of bright and dark, exquisite and questionable, therapeutic and aggravating. The tl;dl (?) being: My Demon is darkbright and exquisite, Death's Game is just dark, Park's Marriage Contract is bright and aggravating, and Welcome to Samdal-ri is therapeutic, bright, and funnier than it should be.
    Content warning for discussion of suicide in Death's Game and Welcome to Samdal-ri. Take care and skip if needed by using the timestamps below.
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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    An interview with a haenyeo female diver
    Women of the Sea: Diving with the Haenyeo of Jeju
    Paroma's latest video essays:
    Twinkling Watermelon never explains its time travel & here's why we don't care
    Bonus: My Demon Halfway Review (Spoilers): Hey! Song Kang can do romance!
    TIMESTAMP:
    00:00:29 My Demon 1-4
    00:19:57 Death's Game Part 1
    00:32:28 Death's Game Spoiler section
    00:35:33 The Story of Park's Marriage Contract 1-8 (bit spoilery but who cares)
    00:49:00 Welcome to Samdal-ri 1-6
    LEAVE US A REVIEW:
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    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 165: Perfect Marriage Revenge is a dish served SPICY HOT and DELICIOUSLY POETIC (Spoiled Yak)
    Episode 146: 2022 in Dramaland: Our Year In Dramas (Year-End Yak) - enjoy a throwback while we work on the new one!
    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 it here!
    ❤︎ You can MAJORLY 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...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Perfect Marriage Revenge is a dish served SPICY HOT and DELICIOUSLY POETIC (Spoiled Yak)

    Perfect Marriage Revenge is a dish served SPICY HOT and DELICIOUSLY POETIC (Spoiled Yak)

    Perfect Marriage Revenge is a drama that kept all its promises: revenge! marriage! perfect! We revel in how the drama revels in its story, with special props to writer Im Seo-ra for some of the best writing in dramaland this year.
    SPOILERS EVERYWHERE, BEWARE BEWARE!
    Feat. beloved and returning guest, Zaynab, who does not want to be found.
    Leave us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Our new youtube channel, Bangtan Over Flowers.
    LEAVE US A REVIEW:
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    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 164: A Long Yak on Castaway Diva, Perfect Marriage Revenge, Twinkling Watermelon, and many more
    Episode 149: K-Drama Screenwriting (Part 1): The Value of Tropes & Why Second Halves Plummet
    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 it here!
    ❤︎ You can MAJORLY 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.

    • 48 min
    A Long Yak on Castaway Diva, Perfect Marriage Revenge, Twinkling Watermelon, and many more

    A Long Yak on Castaway Diva, Perfect Marriage Revenge, Twinkling Watermelon, and many more

    Saya and Anisa talk about 8(!) dramas, including writer Park Hre-ryun's newest Castaway Diva, gorgeous romance melodrama Call it Love, and the actually perfect Perfect Marriage Revenge. Lots of time travel, revenge and contract relationships in this one, so you know we're both happy campers.
    Leave us your thoughts in a voice note here:
    TIMESTAMPS:
    00:01:00 Castaway Diva
    00:12:24 Spoilers for Castaway 1-4
    00:21:38 Daily Dose of Sunshine
    00:31:09 Twinkling Watermelon
    00:46:39 Vigilante
    00:56:59 Call it Love
    01:11:06 Nine: Nine Times Time Travel
    01:20:43 A very long Park Hyung-shik detour
    01:26:46 The Real has Come
    01:35:16 Perfect Marriage Revenge
    LEAVE US A REVIEW:
    Apple podcasts | Spotify | Audible!
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 163: A Long Yak on Destined with You, My Lovely Liar and Titanic
    Episode 160: 6th Anniversary Mailbag Special
    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 it here!
    ❤︎ You can MAJORLY 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.

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

SeriouslySnapeAlwaus ,

really enjoying 😊

I have really been enjoying this podcast, especially the analyses of all of the hosts. you can tell they care about the work and effort they put into this podcast.

Doc Watson’s Kay ,

Wonderful Podcast

This podcast got me through the pandemic. Their analyses are ALWAYS thought provoking and sometimes hilarious. I particularly love Paroma’s insights and wit! Saya is intelligent and loves darker fare while Anisa has knowledge of the Korean language. I also adore their BTS appreciation.

SouthernBaker ,

Always insightful, but sometimes hard to understand titles

Just listened to your 2023 review which is incredibly insightful but there were more than usual moments where you mentioned dramas where you said the title so quickly I couldn't understand it. When you recommend dramas in a throw-away manner, perhaps you could list the titles in the episode notes? Because I'm always interested in knowing what these older dramas are since I didn't start watching K dramas until 2021 & have gradually come to realize that the ones I prefer were all made in prior years. Thank you!

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