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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!~ (Follow us on Instagram, Twitter + Facebook @se ...
 
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hey y'all, i just wanted to share a little about what's been going on for me personally and what my plans are moving forward. I'm so thankful for y'all, the huge role you've all played in my journey of growing to be more proud to be Korean-American, and I truly hope you stay in touch! IG: https://www.instagram.com/kg_hyunmee/ Twitter: https://twitt…
 
Kim and Maddie watched the first three episodes of the new Netflix KDrama, Our Blues, ft. their girl Shin Min-ah (although she is no where to be seen so far) and another seaside village. They discuss the interesting strategy of story telling, try to guess where the show might be going in the next 17 episodes and lament the lack of Kim Woo-bin. They…
 
Kim and Maddie review Business Proposal, a show that gave them almost everything they needed ft. literally every single trope known to man (Maddie runs through a full list if anyone is curious lol). They discuss the four main characters, all the moments that had them swooning, and some major weenies (looking at u Minwoo) before diving into feeling …
 
Following the finale of the very recently concluded KDrama, Twenty Five Twenty One (which #falseadvertising they were those ages for 2 seconds), Kim and Maddie spend the first few minutes of this review trying to figure out where they felt the most let down before jumping into the typical SEOULMATES categories. Topics discussed include: the real sh…
 
Before Kim and Maddie intro their newest segment, they spend approx 10 minutes screaming about the BinJin wedding that took place last week. #willnevergetoverit Then they have their first ever Trailer Talk, where they watch some kdrama trailers and try to piece it all together, then check in with the actual official summary before realizing it's st…
 
Kim and Maddie took a big pivot this week and spontaneously started binging the 2015 Kdrama, Oh My Venus. The plot is problematic, but the two leads are intruiging and their chemistry is already off the charts. Plus the three musketeers ft. our boy John Kim, the Korean Snake, and yet another kdrama character named Ji-woong are a dream. (Spoiler ale…
 
Kim and Maddie are halfway through Business Proposal (this is technically an After 6 lol) and wanted to do a quick check-in. They talk through the first half, make some predictions for the second half, and then answer the classic 10 questions from the red solo cup. Topics discussed include: Kang Tae-moo's impeccable fashion, Kim Se-jeong's comedic …
 
Brb crying because we're halfway through Twenty Five Twenty One and we don't want it to ever end!! Kim and Maddie hopped on the mics to answer some questions, including: biggest plot twist, biggest laugh, tastiest food, and more. They didn't draw a question about outfits, but they run through some favs anyways, including: the Korean national team a…
 
For all the Seoulmies who have been asking for the deets from the Eric Nam concert experience, this ep is for you. Kim and Maddie detail some backstory for their pal (and hopefully future boss?) Brian - CEO of DIVE Studios. (If he ever decides to listen ofc - skip to 8:35 for the rest of the Seoulmies who know this). Kim and Maddie talk through the…
 
Kim and Maddie watched the first two epsiodes of yet another currently airing Netflix original, Business Proposal ft. every single Kdrama trope known to man! They discuss the ridiculous nature of the show so far, but talk through why it's working for them. Reasons include: the plot set up (tropey but we aren't complaining - fake dating! catfishing!…
 
Kim and Maddie gave the first two episodes of Thirty Nine (currently airing on Netflix) a try after it was requested by many Seoulmies and it more than exceeded their expectations. It's a sweet story of friendship and love ft. some cute boys, a definite weenie, and some uncertain futures for our main characters. Shout out to unnie and sweet little …
 
Kim and Maddie were a couple of days late to the first two episodes of Twenty Five Twenty One, but man they did not disappoint! They came to this currently airing kdrama for their boy Nam Joo-hyuk, but might be staying more for Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do. They discuss her feistiness, the way she's seamlessly pulling off a high school character (the dr…
 
Happy Valentine's Day Seoulmies!!!! Kim and Maddie decided to hand out some last minute superlatives in honor of this day, for both kdrama characters and some kpop boys. Categories include most likely to: forget vday, plan a romantic date, give the best gift, be the most annoying on insta and many more. Hope y'all enjoy and if you don't, we probs w…
 
Kim and Maddie recently revisited Maddie's first Kdrama ever, The Liar and His Lover (2017) and figured it was about time for a full review. They discuss sweet So-rim winning prod K over, Han-gyul ~eventually~ figuring out how to balance music + relationships, and the real ship - Crude Play's leader Shi-hyun and the sole employee of Sole Music Soo-…
 
Our Beloved Summer wrapped up last week on Netflix so of course Kim and Maddie had to talk through all their feels. They discuss the many, many tendy moments, the journey of growth for each of our characters, Woong raising the standard for men and the genius style of writing. Other MVP's include: the OST, Woong's hair, Ji-woong's sad puppy eyes, an…
 
Kim and Maddie have booked it through the first half of Goblin and by popular request, hopped on the mics for an After 8 ep. They quickly talk through where they stand currently, as compared to when the show started, and they both still basically have their same original stances. Then they answer some more fun questions including best ost moment, b…
 
In part 2 of this Seventeen KPop Break, Kim and Maddie are back with their guest and friend Amelia, to run through some mini-rankings of fav songs, performances/choreo, and Going Seventeen moments. Big winners include: the Anyone racecar track concept (give everyone a raise for that bad boy), Gam3 Bo1 for appearing on someone's top 5 songs, and 24H…
 
Kim and Maddie welcome their first ever guest to the SEOULMATES pod, their good friend and fellow kpop/kdrama lover, Amelia! As the biggest carat they know and the one who introduced them to Seventeen, it was only appropriate to have her on the pod for this two-parter. Due to the sheer number of members and the amount of love for each one, part one…
 
Kim and Maddie decided to finally watch Goblin, lest their kdrama podcast mics get taken away for not having watched this ~classic~ show. This 2017 kdrama is still widely referenced and two episodes in, it's easy to see why - an adorable FL, two tall and v attractive male leads (seriously, those jaw lines could cut through glass!!!), and an intruig…
 
Eric 'No Skips' Nam is at it again folks!!! He released his new album, There and Back Again, on Jan 7 and it's very very GOOD. Kim and Maddie guess each other's fav songs (spoiler alert, Kim still has no clue what kind of music Madison likes), talk through some of the lyrics, and agree to fight whoever broke Eric's heart. Also discussed: a few intr…
 
Happy official 1 year anni to the SEOULMATES pod!! In honor of this day, Kim and Maddie rewatched ep 1 (and 2) of the 2017 KDrama, The Liar and His Lover, starring Lee Hyun-woo as the legendary Prod K and Joy as sweet Yoon So-rim. They discuss how this show started it all (+ is basically the reason the pod exists lol) because it launched Maddie rig…
 
For the last ep of the year, Kim and Maddie thought it only right that they hand out some awards for the shows they watched in 2021 (spoilers spoilers SPOILERS ahead). They have quite a few unanimous winners but also show much love to the shows they watched individually this fall - The King's Affection and Happiness. They also introduce the charact…
 
Drum roll please... welcome to the inaugural SEOULMATES Choice Awards!!!! Kim and Maddie kick things off by looking back at the shows they watched in 2020 (many spoilers ahead) and hand out some superlatives including some overall best of's and many MISC (best hair, best athleisure, best ost moment, etc. to name a few). They end with swoonies and w…
 
Kim and Maddie finally get around to reviewing one of their fav shows, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon. And by fav shows, they mean fav main ship because tbh not much else is memorable. BUT Park-Hyung-sik and Park Bo-young have CHEMISTRY and carry the show on their backs. Kim and Maddie talk through the couple's many memorable moments, President Ahn's sw…
 
Kim and Maddie rewatched the first episode of the 2017 KDrama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon to get ready for the full review (coming soon!!). They share their Do Bong-soon origin stories and talk through the basic plot set up. They also discuss the already simmering chemistry between the leads, the central conflicts, and of course, spend a lot of time …
 
In honor of Thanksgiving, a holiday that revolves around food and being thankful, Kim and Maddie are dropping a fun mid-week ep on BTS In the Soop 2, aka approx 350 minutes of their seven fav guys talking about food, eating food, eating more food, and reflecting on their thankfulness for each other and this journey they are on. Kim and Maddie discu…
 
Kim and Maddie (kind of) finished the 2021 KDrama My Roommate is a Gumiho, with some episode recaps to help them out. They make a serious case for why Sun-woo sunbae was the real MVP and deserved so much more as well as some general confusion for why any of the males liked Dam. They discuss the side characters / ships that kept them invested (plot …
 
Kim and Maddie were PUMPED to hear their boy Park Hyung-sik was making his TV comeback, looking better than ever. However, they were not prepared for the roller coaster ride of episode 1. They discuss the plot, their predictions for where the show is heading and of course, speak at lengths about PHS in his groutfit and looking beefier than ever. (n…
 
Kim and Maddie watched the first two episodes of the newly airing show, Jirisan, and just W O W. They knew very little going in besides the two main leads (SHIN GOOOOON), but they were gripped immediately. They talk through the plot set up ft. different timelines, the abundance of sportswear, the chemistry between our two leads, and the gorgeous ba…
 
Kim and Maddie are still slightly distraught over Hometown Cha Cha Cha coming to an end, but they work past it to record their FULL review. They talk through Hye-jin's character growth in Gongjin, Hong Banjang healing from his traumatic past and the couple's mature, adult relationship (you LOVE to see it). Other discussion topics include: the abund…
 
At the halfway point of My Roommate is a Gumiho, Kim and Maddie run through some 'After 8' questions. They discuss some of the plot holes, the winners so far, laughs and definitely show some appreciation for the abundance of pea coats.Categories: Random Murder Plot Award! (3:00), Best Skinship Moment (4:48), Best LOL (6:30), Best Episode Thus Far (…
 
Squid Game is sweeping the world (Netflix #1 in the US!!!) so despite knowing it would likely freak them out, Kim and Maddie give episode one a try (in the middle of the day so as to not have nightmares). They discuss the setup, reasons why it's blown up and read spoilers for the rest of the season. If you are like us and want to know the deets to …
 
Kim and Maddie finally got around to trying the long-awaited, popularly requested My Roommate is a Gumiho and WOW what a ride. They talk about our ML (the most attractive CrudePlay boy??? iykyk) and conduct some research on what exactly a gumiho is. Also discussed: the quickly advancing plot (we get to the point in like the first 10 minutes lol), h…
 
Introducing another new segment! In these "After 8" episodes, Kim and Maddie will answer various questions after they hit the midway point of shows. The show in question today is Hometown Cha Cha Cha and topics discussed include: best fits (there's an obvious answer), questions they still have (there are a lot), and their dream cameo, plus much mor…
 
In part 2 of their Ateez KPop Break, Kim and Maddie break down the newest album, Fever: Part 3 (released Sept 13). As always, they guess each other's favorite songs ("don't look at me, I'm ashamed" -Kim, probably) and run through some standout moments. Also discussed: what IS melody?? (ft. another great sports analogy) and trying to make sense of t…
 
Kim and Maddie are back with another KPop Break (it's been a MINUTE) about 8 of their fav boys, Ateez! #8makes1team. In part 1 of this mini-series, they talk about this group that is still low key new to the kpop scene but performs like the've been doing it for decades. They discuss the members and, of course, hand out some song recs. They also sid…
 
Kim and Maddie finally get around to their full review of Extraordinary You, a 2019 KDrama they started back in the spring, and tbh their heads still kind of hurt. They talk about Dan-oh's spunk, Ha-ru's innocence (but also his 12-pack LOL), and how the writers failed Baek Kyung. Other discussion points include: SLS for violin boy, trying to make s…
 
It's Kim Seon-ho's world and we're all just living in it! Kim and Maddie, along with pretty much everyone else, have been excitedly awaiting his new show and it did not disappoint. They discuss the beautiful cinematography and the relationship already brewing between the two leads. They also chat theories about Chief Hong's back story, the charm of…
 
To ease back into the podcasting swing of things (or szn 2 as someone insists on thinking about it), Kim and Maddie decided to intro a new segment they are calling "KPopp'd" (no e, bc e's are EW), which will likely be chaotic and full of mini-rankings. In this first enstallment, they cover Maddie's conversion to all things Ten, Johnny + Mark 5ever,…
 
Kim and Maddie review the 2015 KDrama, Oh My Ghost, starring one of their all-time favs Park Bo-Young. While the show had some nice moments, overall they liken it to a beach read, a nice little binge that keeps you going in the moment, but not something you would necessarily re-watch. Tune in for the story of Maddie’s legendary viewing experience a…
 
Kim and Maddie BARELY made it to the end of Doom At Your Service and when they got there, they still had lots of questions. They try to piece together the plot, discuss all the things that didn’t work and lament how the writers failed our two leads and their 10/10 chemistry.
 
After watching the first episode of Song Kang's highly anticipated new show, Nevertheless, Kim and Maddie break down everything that wasn't working for them (hint: it's a lot of things). Other topics mentioned include: D.O.'s movie Swing Kids (Maddie is still scarred), Song Kang's OG show Liar and His Lover (shout out to Mush + CO), and Kim makes y…
 
Kim and Maddie review the recently concluded KDrama, So I Married The Anti-Fan, a show that wasn’t particularly deep but gave them almost everything they wanted. They discuss Geun-young’s relatability and introduce a new category named in honor of Hoo-Joon. Other talking points include: all the reasons why JJ is the literal worst, a mini-ranking of…
 
For part two of their EXO mini-series, Kim and Maddie decided to binge watch the webseries, EXO Next Door, starring both their biases and their fav girl Moon Ga-young. The plot is a hot mess (I mean what can you really do in 12 minute episodes lol) but they still loved every minute. This episode is pretty chaotic so plz be warned.…
 
Knock knock. Who’s there? Oh it's us, we’re dummies because we waited until THIS YEAR to get into EXO. It may have taken us awhile, but we’re all in on EXO now. In part one of this mini-series, Kim and Maddie talk about their individual turning points, the members (we tried to put Maddie on a time limit for her gushing about D.O.), fav songs, and a…
 
It’s a new month so you know what that means!!!! It’s watch party time with our discord friends! This month’s show is the 2018 Kdrama, Tempted, starring many SEOULMATES favs, including Maddie’s OG leading lady Joy, recent fav Moon Ga-young and maybe our forever fav Kim Min-jae (also, hello ML’s jaw, we see you). Kim and Maddie discuss their initial…
 
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