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 68 - Because This Is My First Life (이번 생은 처음이라) 15-16
7 days ago
It's Linda's final episode! Judy and Linda are tearing apart episodes 15-16 of "Because This Is My First Life" (이번 생은 처음이라), a TVN Korean drama starring Jung SoMin and Lee MinKi. Judy is supremely annoyed that Jiho (Jung SoMin) is blabbering about everything to everyone except for supposedly the most important person in her life: Sehee (Lee MinKi). Linda is incensed at Jiho for destroying Sehee's heart and then smugly lording it over him. Our counterthesis to the drama is that the institution of marriage may not be perfect, but what Jiho and Sehee are doing seems to be a holier-than-thou calculation of give and take rather than an actual relationship. Why did the writers break our hearts? Maybe we should be looking at our own star pockets to reminisce about when we loved this drama. Some Korean terms: 조건: [joh-geon] requirement; prerequisite. 어떡하지? 보고싶다: [uh-ddeok-ha-ji? boh-goh-sip-da] "What do I do? I miss her." 무뚝뚝한 경상도 남자: [moo-ddook-ddook-han gyeong-sang-do nam-ja] terse man from Gyeonsang province. 찜질방: [jjim-jil-bang] Korean facility with saunas; nice ones have bath facilities, karaoke, internet cafe, movie theatre, etc. 인사동: [in-sa-dong] neighbourhood in central Seoul near the palaces. 게장: [geh-jang] marinated crab dish. 정: [jeong] affection. K-Drama My Eyes Out will be taking a short break for the rest of January and will be back with our new host, Teresa! Click here to listen to a Boardgame and Geek Out episode with her as a special guest. We'll miss you, Linda! Stay safe in Korea and for the heaven's sake, figure out the bankbook situation! Please send any questions, comments or suggestions on Facebook and Twitter (@kdramamyeyesout) or e-mail us (kdramamyeyesout(at)gmail.com). Download this and other episodes and while you're there, write us a review: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Stitcher Libsyn RSS The KDMEO theme music is 'Cute', by Bensound (