133 episodes

We’re Saya, Anisa, and Paroma. Three women of South Asian descent, brought up in three different continents, as diverse in our cultural outlooks as we are in our accents. With our powers of drama analysis combined, we formed Dramas Over Flowers: a podcast that lets us work through our joys and frustrations of drama watching.

Dramas Over Flowers Saya, Anisa, and Paroma

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    • 4.7 • 49 Ratings

We’re Saya, Anisa, and Paroma. Three women of South Asian descent, brought up in three different continents, as diverse in our cultural outlooks as we are in our accents. With our powers of drama analysis combined, we formed Dramas Over Flowers: a podcast that lets us work through our joys and frustrations of drama watching.

    Goblin: The Great and Lonely God | The Wild Yak

    Goblin: The Great and Lonely God | The Wild Yak

    Saya rewatched Goblin for the dozenth time and pulled Paroma into a discussion of our deep love for a story that also has so many elements we feel conflicted on. Dive in with your SPOILER hats on.
    Also, don't forget to tell us which shows you've decided to pick up! DM on https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (Insta) or https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (Twitter)! Or leave a comment on our blog for this episode!
    Paroma's Video Essay on Toxic 1000 year old Gumihos: https://youtu.be/xjZSWDz5Zuo (CLICK)
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 126: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/1c25860d-e125-4718-9486-3cae7b4c56da (The Long Yak)
    Episode 122: https://player.captivate.fm/episode/ad94f787-f4c3-42ed-9743-bf85c840c7ac (Our 2021 Annual Awards)
    THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for being our best support system!
    NEWSLETTER:
    https://mailchi.mp/da35d1e06207/dramas-over-flowers-newsletter (Join our email list) for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (@dramasoverflow) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (@dramasoverflowers_).
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers (Support us on Patreon), by leaving a review on Apple podcasts, or simply by telling your friends! ❤︎
    This episode was edited by Saya and (a tiny bit by) Paroma
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the https://frolic.media/podcasts/ (Frolic Podcast Network).

    • 49 min
    TLY - Twenty-Five Twenty-One | Forecasting Love and Weather | Rookie Cops

    TLY - Twenty-Five Twenty-One | Forecasting Love and Weather | Rookie Cops

    Welcome to our first proper Long Yak of 2022! In this one, Anisa and Paroma dig into our widely varying first impressions of Twenty-Five Twenty-One and Forecasting Love and Weather. And Saya makes a good case for why Rookie Cops is a worthier successor of Police University.
    Don't forget to tell us which shows you've decided to pick up! DM on https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (Insta) or https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (Twitter)! Or https://www.dramasoverflowers.net/post/126-tly-twenty-five-twenty-one-forecasting-love-and-weather-rookie-cops (leave a comment on our blog post) for this episode.
    TIMESTAMPS:
    02:17 Twenty-Five Twenty-One
    15:27 Forecasting Love and Weather
    32:52 Rookie Cops
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/125 (Episode 125): February Premieres: Forecasting Love and Weather | 2521 | Thirty-Nine | Grid | A Business Proposal
    https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/51-the-spoiled-yak-perfume-search-www (Episode 51): Our Spoiled Yak on Search: WWW, also by Twenty-Five Twenty-One writer Kwon Do-eun
    THANK YOU to our beloved patrons [INSERT LINK TO BLOG] for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    NEWSLETTER:
    https://mailchi.mp/da35d1e06207/dramas-over-flowers-newsletter (Join our email list) for the monthly newsletter with podcast announcements and special episodes!
    SOCIAL:
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (@dramasoverflow) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (@dramasoverflowers_).
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers (Support us on Patreon), by leaving a review on Apple podcasts, or simply by telling your friends! ❤︎
    This episode was edited by Anisa.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the https://frolic.media/podcasts/ (Frolic Podcast Network).

    • 49 min
    February Premieres: Forecasting Love and Weather | 2521 | Thirty-Nine | Grid | A Business Proposal

    February Premieres: Forecasting Love and Weather | 2521 | Thirty-Nine | Grid | A Business Proposal

    Welcome back to our monthly What's Up in Dramaland. Let's talk about what dramas we're adding to our watchlist this February?
    Don't forget to tell us which shows you've decided to pick up! DM on https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (Insta) or https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (Twitter)! Or leave a comment on our https://dramasoverflowers.net/?p=5011 (blog for this episode)!
    TIMESTAMP:
    00:53 - Forecasting Love and Weather
    11:42 - 2521
    15:37 - Crazy Love
    18:12 - Grid
    25:48 - Thirty-Nine
    32:32 - A Business Proposal
    37:36 - Juvenile Justice
    43:18 - Kill Heel
    44:53 - Military Prosecutor
    MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:
    Episode 123: https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/123 (When Dramas Ruined You For Real Life)
    Episode 121: https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/121 (2021 in Dramaland)
    https://dramasoverflowers.net/?p=5011 (THANK YOU to our beloved patrons) for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    https://mailchi.mp/da35d1e06207/dramas-over-flowers-newsletter (Join our newsletter for monthly updates and podcast episode roundups)!
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (@dramasoverflow) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (@dramasoverflowers_).
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers (Support us on Patreon) or by leaving a review on the podcast app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the https://frolic.media/podcasts/ (Frolic Podcast Network).
    This episode was edited by Paroma and Saya.

    • 49 min
    2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 3 (Editors' Picks)

    2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 3 (Editors' Picks)

    Finally, it's part 3 of the longest yak we've ever done! In Part 3 of our 2021 Year End Yak, we bring you Listeners' Choice Awards, each of our personal top three dramas, and some reflections and thanks to round out the year.
    Note: We recorded this in December, so if you became a Patreon subscriber since then, not to worry, your patron shoutout is coming soon!
    Timestamps:
    00:00:45 Listeners' Choice Awards
    00:07:07 Our Personal Top 3 Dramas
    01:04:38 A look back at DOF's year
    01:17:03 Some recommendations!
    01:32:34 Thank you guests, patrons, listeners ❤︎
    Links:
    Muslim in Plain Sight
    https://the1a.org/segments/more-than-squid-game-the-international-rise-of-k-dramas/ (Anisa's 1A appearance) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWwPyY7OHig (Nightline) https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/video/director-squid-game-talks-hit-show-80598412 (translations)
    Paroma's https://www.youtube.com/c/ParomasDramaNotes (Drama Notes) and https://thecreativeprocrastinator.captivate.fm/ (The Creative Procrastinator)
    Podcasts we mentioned: Citations Needed, You’re Wrong About, Maintenance Phase, Enemies of the People, Code Switch, Throughline
    YouTube video essay channels: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwLWOdgdLYmb_mR5m5PEsuw (Mary TB), https://www.youtube.com/c/yuanProduction (yuanProduction), MyDramaList, Bbali Drama, Drama Hyung, Accented Cinema
    Don't Miss:
    Episode 121: https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/121 (Year End Yak Part 1 (Trends))
    Episode 122: https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/122 (Year End Yak Part 2 (Goguma Awards))
    THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    https://mailchi.mp/da35d1e06207/dramas-over-flowers-newsletter (Join our newsletter for monthly updates) and podcast episode roundups!
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (@dramasoverflow) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (@dramasoverflowers_).
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com.
    https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers (Support us on Patreon) or by leaving a review on the podcast app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of thehttps://frolic.media/podcasts/ ( Frolic Podcast Network).
    This episode was edited by Anisa and Sripradha.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    When Dramas Ruin You For Real Life (Audio From KPSN Conference)

    When Dramas Ruin You For Real Life (Audio From KPSN Conference)

    Have the perfection of drama story lines ever made it hard for you to accept reality? It has for us, and that's what we are discussing on this episode.
    This is actually a recording from a livestream we did last year during the K-Pop Social Night Conference, so if you notice that the audio is funky, don't blame us, blame the internet. Terrible stuff. Hee.

    • 57 min
    2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 2 (The Goguma Awards)

    2021 in Dramaland: Year End Yak Part 2 (The Goguma Awards)

    Welcome, welcome to Part 2 of our year-end celebration gala! With no less than 28 different awards, this not so much a Yak as it is a Mammoth Marathon, as we try to conquer the highs and lows of Dramaland 2021 in the space of two wild hours.
    If you've listened to Part 1, you may already know that we thought this was going to be in 2 parts (big mistake!), but it ended up being 3 - so happy new year and we'll see you in Part 3!
    TIMESTAMPS
    00:01:06 - The Most Hallyutastic Drama
    00:09:37 - The Biggest Ideas, Bestestly Done
    00:20:53 - The Title Most Lost in Translation
    00:24:40 - Best Use of Covid
    00:29:20 - Best Use of Music and Sound
    00:38:13 - The Drama That Was Worth Every Minute
    00:42:44 - The Justest Vigilante
    00:45:55 - Most Worksmart Drama
    00:55:41 - The Squishiest Drama
    01:02:35 - I Will Go Down With This Ship
    01:06:22 - Fantastic First Halves, Stupid Seconds
    01:16:01 - We’re Still Doing This, Dramaland?
    01:21:31 - Drama With an Identity Crisis
    01:23:28 - Most Bizarre Treatment of Disability
    01:31:03 - Most Difficult to Finish (But We Did)
    01:33:29 - Biggest Waste of Starpower
    01:36:30 - Best Action Woman
    01:39:06 - Best Person Pretending to Be Another Person
    01:42:15 - 1 Actor, 2 Dramas: The Quickfire Round
    01:47:30 - Busiest Bee Award
    01:48:37 - !!SECRET AWARD!!
    01:49:45 - Most Electric Adversarial Banmal
    01:54:44 - Most Memorable Side Character
    01:56:59 - Best 주인공 (Main Character) Face
    01:58:17 - Most Manhwa Face
    02:00:33 - Most Viral Moment
    02:00:56 - Baby Who Grew the Most
    02:02:53 - Unni Who Never Ages
    LINKS:
    Our Spotify playlist for https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7GQDgTD7x9KVBUFPV8TIrR?si=48bed91200e34f9fandnd=1 (Best OSTs of 2021)
    Paroma's video essay on My Roommate is a Gumiho: https://youtu.be/xjZSWDz5Zuo (Her Supernatural Boyfriend Is Toxic and Dangerous)
    Our https://dramasoverflowers.net/2022/01/09/122-2021-in-dramaland-year-end-yak-part-2-the-goguma-awards/ (Goguma Awards blog post) listing the winners



    DON'T MISS:
    https://dramasoverflowers.captivate.fm/episode/121 (Episode 121: Year End Yak Part 1 (Trends))
    Episode 123: Year End Yak Part 3 (TBR 17 Jan '22)


    THANK YOU to our beloved patrons for another year of helping us light the lanterns to sail our ship!
    https://mailchi.mp/b0dea407c384/untitled-page (Grab your copy of our free 2021 K-drama Tracker) to see how many dramas you finished and dropped last year!
    https://mailchi.mp/da35d1e06207/dramas-over-flowers-newsletter (Join our newsletter for monthly updates) and podcast episode roundups!
    Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/dramasoverflow (@dramasoverflow) and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/ (@dramasoverflowers_).
    Email us at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com. We love emails!
    https://www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers (Support us on Patreon) or by leaving a review on the podcast app of your choice, or simply by telling your friends.
    Dramas Over Flowers is part of the https://frolic.media/podcasts/ (Frolic Podcast Network).
    This episode was edited by Saya.

    • 2 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

booksalot ,

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!

strawberryblueberryraspberry ,

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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