73 episodes

K-Drama School is hosted by comedian, writer and media scholar Grace Jung who analyzes a new Korean TV drama every week and contextualizes it according to its social, cultural and historical significance. Let Grace school you in K-Dramas! Visit kdramaschool.com to learn more. Follow @kdramaschool on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok!

K-Drama School Grace Jung

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 21 Ratings

K-Drama School is hosted by comedian, writer and media scholar Grace Jung who analyzes a new Korean TV drama every week and contextualizes it according to its social, cultural and historical significance. Let Grace school you in K-Dramas! Visit kdramaschool.com to learn more. Follow @kdramaschool on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok!

    K-Drama School - Ep 73: When the Camellia Blooms and a Lily Pad with Marisa Llamas

    K-Drama School - Ep 73: When the Camellia Blooms and a Lily Pad with Marisa Llamas

    [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the show When the Camellia Blooms (2019, KBS). She discusses her adoration for Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul and Kim Kang-hoon and their performance. She is impressed by Im Sang-choon’s writing and his feminist sensibility as a writer. She also discusses the unfortunate stigma that single Korean mothers face. She also discusses the history of sex work being tied to bar culture in Korea that predates modern times. Grace’s guest is a LA-based actress and improv comedian Marisa Llamas (@dapplegreen on Instagram). Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    K-Drama School – Ep. 72: Oh My Ghostess and 100 Squats with Suwon Weaver

    K-Drama School – Ep. 72: Oh My Ghostess and 100 Squats with Suwon Weaver

    [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the show Oh My Ghostess (2015, tvN). Grace’s guest is a SoCal-based comedian Suwon Weaver (@suwonweaver on Instagram). They talk about exercising to bring down the post-stage adrenaline, lying down on the floor, wooden Korean pillows, how dogs reset one another’s mental disturbances, unlearning learned behaviors and traumas, how change takes choice and a willingness, that reactions are not just external but also internal, the love and beauty of bombing, and how positivity does not have to be fake and just start with a small bit of gratitude. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    K-Drama School – Ep 71: Hotel del Luna and a Red Eye with Kazu Kusano

    K-Drama School – Ep 71: Hotel del Luna and a Red Eye with Kazu Kusano

    [Spoiler Alert] No monologue in this episode. Sorry. Grace is busy with rehearsals for an acting gig. Grace’s guest is LA-based comedian Kazu Kusano (@kazu_kus on Instagram). They discuss Kazu’s comedy beginnings in Japan, training in SF, and her one woman show which she recorded in Canada. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

    • 53 min
    K-Drama School – Ep 70: Twenty-Five Twenty-One and Thirty-Nine Recap Marathon with Walter Hong

    K-Drama School – Ep 70: Twenty-Five Twenty-One and Thirty-Nine Recap Marathon with Walter Hong

    [Spoiler Alert] No monologue is necessary in this episode. Grace’s guest is SoCal comedian/hardcore K-drama fan and discussant Walter Hong (@yellowsheki on Instagram). Grace and Walter have a deep discussion recapping Twenty-Five Twenty-One and ­Thirty-Nine. They also share some excitement over the latest new dramas by Noh Hee-kyung and Park Hae-young like Our Blues and My Liberation Notes. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    K-Drama School – Ep 69: Lovers in Paris and Salsa Verde from Del Taco with Joe Mezeraani

    K-Drama School – Ep 69: Lovers in Paris and Salsa Verde from Del Taco with Joe Mezeraani

    [Spoiler Alert] Sorry—no monologue in this episode. Lovers in Paris (2004, SBS) is a drama written by writer Kim Eun-sook who wrote many influential shows such as Secret Garden, Descendants of the Sun, and Goblin: The Lonely and Great God. Lovers in Paris is arguably the show that became Kim’s career shifter. It stars Kim Jung-eun, Park Shin-yang and Lee Dong-gun. It is set in both Paris and Seoul. Grace’s guest is Los Angeles-based comedian Joe Mezeraani (@joemezeraani on Instagram). They talk about salsa, obscure online videos, comedy in San Francisco, straightening one’s back, and younger siblings. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    K-Drama School - Ep 68: Fashion King and Android Pariahs with Zach Stein

    K-Drama School - Ep 68: Fashion King and Android Pariahs with Zach Stein

    [Spoiler Alert] In this episode of K-Drama School, Grace discusses the show Fashion King (2012, SBS) starring Yoo Ah-in, Shin Se-kyung, Lee Je-hoon and Kwon Yuri of Girls’ Generation written by the same creators of What Happened in Bali. Grace compares how Fashion King treats domestic products to how Now, We Are Breaking Up which explores the fashion industry in a very different way. Grace critiques Fashion King’s extremely passive female protagonist. Grace’s guest is Los Angeles-based comedian Zach Stein (@hack_stein on Instagram). They talk about auditioning for a commercial directed by an Oscar-nominated filmmaker, studying law, performing stand-up in Michigan, managing a hair salon in Santa Monica, working as a private eye, love for comedy, managing nerves, hiking in a snowy mountain for four days and spotting a wolf. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. Visit kdramachool.com to learn more.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

QRC noobie ,

great analysis and great explanation

Gives context for shows and explains complex cultural ideas in very simple and understandable ways; great food for thought!

Chin Kim ,

Good When It’s about Kdramas

This show is great. The host is great. The guests are hit or miss—more miss when it devotes a lot of time to White male views of the world. This is more of a comedy industry podcast, which is fine. Just know what it is.

listener78174 ,

For anyone who watched kdramas…

Love this podcast. But, please use volume control… it’s much quieter than other podcasts I listen to. I have to adjust the volume for even sections within the episode.

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