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Welcome to the Korean Drama Podcast, the K-Drama rewatch podcast by (and for) people who don't watch Korean Dramas. In this podcast, host Will Choi, creator of the Asian AF comedy show at UCB and host of the Drunk Monk podcast, invites some of his friends to join him each season to watch a different classic Korean Drama. Join us each week to experience the reactions of Will and his co-hosts to the dramatically over-the-top world of K-Dramas.

Season 1: Boys Over Flowers w/ Phil Yu & Joanna Lee

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    Boys Over Flowers #16

    In episode 16, JK (Perm Boy's fiance), whom all the hosts kinda like, tries to be friends with everyone but really just causes more drama. We also learn more about our hosts' relationship with sleepovers, drinking culture, and Korean food (Specifically the lies Will's mom told him about soba noodles).

    Episode 16 Synopsis: She may be Jun Pyo's new fiancee, but Jan Di finds it hard to hate the fun, friendly Jae Kyung, which gets her into trouble when Jae Kyung wants advice for the best way to win Jun Pyo's heart. Jun Pyo's mother isn't making things any easier, either... especially now that she's targeting Jan Di's family.

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    Boys Over Flowers #15

    Our heroes wrap up their adventures in Macau and return to birthday parties, new jobs, and ... MORE DRAMA! Our hosts struggle to root for the relationships the show wants them to root for, and the relationships they actually want to root for. Also, a (very) in depth discussion on strategies to tackle public restrooms.

    Episode 15 Synopsis: Jun Pyo is falling to pieces without Jan Di, but reconciliation is further than ever when his mother makes a surprise announcement about his future. Jan Di wonders if the pain is even worth it. Ji Hoo tries his hand at damage control. Jae Kyung just wants to go home.

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    Boys Over Flowers #14

    In this episode, more fun in Macau (including masks and gondola karaoke) and more drama with Perm Boy's mama! Our hosts discuss if it's possible to have a sudden change of heart. They also discuss where the "Boys over Flowers" actors are now and imagine an alternate Korean Drama following Pottery Boy and Ringo's action detective adventures.

    Episode 14 Synopsis: Still in Macau, Jan Di meets a friendly stranger named Jae Kyung, but of course there's more to the story that what meets the eye. The F4 confront Jun Pyo about how he's treating Jan Di. What secrets are driving him to ignore the girl he loves? How did his mother get to him?

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    Boys Over Flowers #13

    TIME SKIP! We catch up with our plucky K-Drama heroes as we enter what is essentially "season 2" of Boys Over Flowers. In this episode, we follow Jan Di to Macau in search of the Perm Boy who left her behind. Host Will also learns where and what a Macau is. Oh, and the mystery of the Juk man deepens.

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    Boys Over Flowers #12

    Picking up from last episode's cliffhanger, Jan Di is rescued from the creepy model guy and the crew takes (another) trip to unwind, this time to the slopes! In this episode, possessive gift giving, why Jun Pyo needs to stop trusting mean girls, Jan Di's fainting problem, cute DIY bentos, and consensual kissing!

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    Boys Over Flowers #11

    In this episode, a delicious ramyun scene, suspicious modeling jobs, and all around poor decision making from our heroine Jan Di as she ends up on the wrong side (again!) of the F4. We also meet a nice boy/potential love rival that seems almost too well adjusted for this show... until he suddenly becomes a creepy kidnapper...

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    Boys Over Flowers #10

    Last week our "one true pairing" finally came together, so in Korean drama world, that can only mean one thing... it's time for the CURVEBALL! The tilt comes in the form of Perm Boy's mother (perm-mom?) who does not approve of the sorta cute and cheesy relationship we've grown to tolerate over the past 9 episodes. Our hosts analyze her multi-phase Machiavellian plot to separate our plucky heroes. Will she succeed?

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    Boys Over Flowers #9

    The creepy sleepover continues into episode 9 of Boys Over Flowers as Jun Pyo (the Perm Boy) is treated to his very own commoner montage and discovers what he's been missing all his life. This episode then introduces us to a real jerk boyfriend, sweet club revenge, and finally, a for reals consensual kiss! Also, our hosts share their Korean spa stories.

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    Boys Over Flowers #8

    After a slow episode last week, episode 8 of Boys Over Flowers has it all, a long and complicated con, robot grudges, custom hockey jerseys, and creepy sleepovers! We also learn about our hosts' childhood hairstyles (including the fact that one of them had a child perm).

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    Boys Over Flowers #7

    This week we learn that sports can solve all of life's problems, specifically horse riding, car racing, and swimming! We also meet some new characters including older sisters and the first adult in the series (who turns out to be useless). Also, some Fast and Furious talk!

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    Boys Over Flowers #6

    This episode, our hosts are treated to some eye candy, wonder what purpose Ringo plays in the story, and contemplate the show's playlist of 4 songs. And then finally, THE KISS! So it's over, our heroes get together and live happily ever after! Wait, there's 21 more episodes?!?!

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    Boys Over Flowers #5

    In episode 5, it's all hard swings as we go from brutal bullying, to a dashing rescue, to an... island vacation episode? As our hosts are treated to an advertisement for the island of New Caledonia, they also chat about beauty standards and personal Korean food tastes

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    Boys Over Flowers #4

    In this episode, our hosts are faced with even more K-Drama tropes including personal space issues, awkward tardy dates (in the snow) and JEALOUSY! New rival Oh Minji adds drama to the drama and our hosts are powerless to resist. Also, Korean Drama bullying is no joke (don't bully)

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    Boys Over Flowers #3

    Our host dive back into the story of Perm Boy, Violin Guy, Pottery Boy, and Ringo for Boys Over Flowers episode 3. As the hosts try to piece together the not quite love triangle (or a line with 3 points) forming among the characters, they continue to wonder where all the adults are?

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    Boys Over Flowers #2

    In this episode, our hosts return to take on episode 2 of Boys Over Flowers. Still getting used to all the K-Drama tropes, our hosts are bewildered by "so many crimes", lavish school trips, and a bunch of semi-stalking. Also everyone loves the Pretty Unni/Cool Nuna.

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    Boys Over Flowers #1

    Welcome to the Korean Drama season 1 premiere! In the first episode of the classic 2009 K-Drama Boys Over Flowers our hosts are introduced to the world of Shinhwa High School and its resident rich boy bullies the "F4" through the eyes of protagonist Jan Di.

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    Welcome to the Korean Drama Podcast

    Welcome to the Korean Drama Podcast, the K-Drama rewatch podcast by (and for) people who don't watch Korean Dramas. In this podcast, host Will Choi, creator of the Asian AF comedy show at UCB and host of the Drunk Monk podcast, invites some of his friends to join him each season to watch a different classic Korean Drama. Join us each week to experience the reactions of Will and his co-hosts to the dramatically over-the-top world of K-Dramas. Co-hosts Phil Yu, of the Angry Asian Man blog, and his wife Joanna join Will for the first season featuring the grand daddy of all Korean Dramas, Boys over Flowers!

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