K-Drama My Eyes Out
About This Show
Judy and Linda pick and watch a recent Korean drama, then gush and/or rant about it. If you love Korean dramas, and have questions about Korean culture or subtext in dialogue that may have been lost in translation, let us know! We post a new episode every Wednesday-ish. Now available on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Google Play Music and Stitcher!
Most Recent Episode
KDMEO Episode 38 - First Impressions
3 days ago
Judy and Linda talk about six different dramas this week! 0:02:16 - Linda has been watching "Signal" (시그널), which is a 2016 TVN drama, starring Lee JeHoon, Kim HyeSoo and Cho JinWoong. Judy hasn't started yet, but is very intrigued by the premise and Linda's recommendation. 0:09:00 - Judy has been watching "Chief Kim" (김과장), which is a KBS2 drama from early 2017. It stars Nam GoongMin, Nam SangMi and Lee JunHo. 0:14:37 - Linda and Judy were not very impressed by "Ruler: Master of the Mask" (군주: 가면의 주인), an MBC drama, starring Yoo SeungHo and Kim SoHyun. Recently, some dramas have been airing two half-hour episodes per day. Linda fell asleep during the first episode. Judy managed to power through the second episode, but only because she fell down a Wikipedia hole. 0:36:13 - "Suspicious Partner" (수상한 파트너) is an SBS drama, starring Ji ChangWook and Nam JiHyun. Linda enjoyed this drama, while Judy was initially extremely annoyed with the female lead. 0:47:33 - Linda predicted that Judy would love "Fight My Way" (쌈 마이웨이). This is a KBS2 drama, starring Park SeoJoon, Kim JiWon, Ahn JaeHong and Song HaYoon. She was right, of course. 1:05:23 - Linda and Judy are way harsh on "Seven Days Queen" (7일의 왕비), another KBS2 drama, starring Park MinYoung, Yeon WooJin and Lee DongGun. We understand that historical dramas sometimes have to craft fictional elements to make the story work. However, recent dramas are either trying to cram nonsensical elements ("Ruler: Master of the Mask", "Saimdang: Light's Diary") or ignoring key characteristics of a prominent figure, like in this drama. 1:30:27 - There is a digression about YeonSanGun (연산군), who is played by Lee DongGun in "Seven Days Queen". Click here to read the Wikipedia entry about him. 1:34:10 - There is another digression about Crown Prince Sado (사도세자), who is played by Yoo SeungHo in "Ruler: Master of the Mask". Click here to read with Wikipedia entry about him. Some Korean terms: 기러기아빠: [ghi-ruh-ghi-ah-ppa] "goose" + "dad"; term to describe a father, who supports his wife and children living overseas. 진달래: [jin-dal-le] azalea. 검사: [gum-sa] prosecutor. 대리: [deh-ri] assistant manager