Hey y’all! We’re Kim and Maddie and this is The SEOULMATES Podcast, your place for deep dives into KDramas. From our latest binge and shows we can’t get enough of, to endings we wish we could change and which guys make it into our Leading Men Hall of Fame, we talk about it all! When the mood strikes, we’ll also discuss KPop, including our fav bops and why we think we’d be BFF’s with BTS. Join us as we fangirl over all our favorites! ~Annyeong!~
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Ep 23 | Princess Hours: Maddie’s First Thoughts
If you’re a friend of The SEOULMATES Pod then you probably know that Princess Hours (aired in 2006) has a v special place in Kim’s heart as her first Kdrama ever in 2008. Maddie has been planning on watching at ~some~ point but when the first news of the remake was announced, she figured now was as good a time as any! After watching the first seven episodes, they talk through some of Maddie’s initial thoughts and reactions (the hair!!! the fashion!!!!! the flip phones!!!!! the plot which STILL stands up!!!) as well as decide Cha Eun-woo is currently their first choice to play Shin Goon in the remake (but only because Kim Seon-ho is probs a little out of age range it’s fine).
Ep 22 | KPop Break: Astro P2 ~ New Album Review!
In part two of this mini-series on Astro, Kim and Maddie discuss the group’s newest album, All Yours, which released last week! They guess each other’s fav song as well as talk their takes on best moments, best looks from the MV and of course, toss in some big appreciation for maybe the coolest guy in all of KPop, JinJin!!!
One MV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxlsLmHwCSk
One Dance Practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU4kZFsmcVg
Ep 21 | KPop Break: Astro P1 ~ An Introduction
Welcome to a two part mini-series on a relatively recent fav KPop group, Astro!!! In this short but slightly chaotic intro episode for the group, Kim and Maddie discuss how they got into Astro (hey True Beauty), share tidbits about the members (hi JinJin), throw out some fav songs and discuss various dance practice videos.
Knock Dance Practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y7aXFRJESg
Crazy, Sexy, Cool Dance Practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOlQJ9VO2rM
Ep 20 | Angel’s Last Mission ~Love~ Review: A Worthy Binge!
Kim and Maddie review the 2019 Kdrama, Angel’s Last Mission: Love, a 10/10 binge. They discuss Yeon-seo’s resilience, Angel Dan’s dimples, and express some ~slight~ dissatisfaction with the ending. In all honesty, probs not a rewatch kind of show but it was enjoyable while it lasted.
Ep 19 | KPop Break: SuperM
Kim and Maddie take a break from Kdramas to talk some Kpop and this month features their newish interest in SuperM, a supergroup formed under SM Entertainment (shout out to The Ringer for the intro!!). They discuss the different members, some of their fav songs, notes from Maddie’s flurry of Youtube viewing, and some unabashed fangirling over ya boi Mark Lee.
we jopping: https://open.spotify.com/track/5WrEilrRI5cIW0DxMvQYPZ?si=zJiqDp7TR0KKCS0KyLVhAQ
follow ya boi Mark Lee on the 'gram: https://www.instagram.com/onyourm__ark/?hl=en
Ep 18 | Do You Like Brahms Review: The Greatest Slow Burn of All Time!!!
Kim and Maddie give their full review of the 2020 Kdrama, Do You Like Brahms, and it’s filled to the brim with pure gushing. They discuss the relationship progression of the main couple, including ~maybe~ the best first kiss, the most devastating breakup AND the greatest reunion kiss of all time?! They also talk about the leads’ growth as individuals, compile a long list of weenies, and Maddie makes a strong case for her inanimate MVP character.
This podcast was recommended to me and I listened to the Start Up episode first. I laughed and smiled through the whole podcast. Then I got to the end and heard the “shout out” to Namjoon. Sold ladies - I am your new best friend😂😂!
Enjoyable and oh-so-tender
Kim and Maddie are hysterical, and they really love all aspects of Korean culture. I’ve enjoyed their insights, and I love how excited they get about the “tender” moments in the dramas. Highly recommend this podcast for anyone who loves laughter, cheek dimples, and Kdramas!
These girls are AMAZING. Y’all - give them a LISTEN. They make me want to be their friend and hang out with them so we can gush about KDramas together.
KIM AND MADDIE - Keep it up!!