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Two friends casually discuss and review K-Dramas from a leftie politics and historical-societal perspective. Max is a current PhDer in Korean Studies, while Celi holds a Master's in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. They met during a field trip to St Petersburg during their history undergrad and immediately bonded over their shared interest in all things Korean and all things history. There will be much laughter and banter, some legit stanning and swooning over all the gorgeous actors and of co ...
 
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K-Drama Feuilleton Podcast is BACK! Strap yourselves in for season 2 with Maksu and Celi - carrying on with their banter on all things K-Drama and leftie politics. In this episode we're discussing THE drama of the summer is discussed: EXTRAORDINARY ATTORNEY WOO. We're talking neurodiversity, representation, and swoon over Kang Tae-Oh. Enjoy everyon…
 
In this final episode of season 1 Celi and Maksu reminisce about the past year and all the dramas they've watched. Also in this episode: WWCW and a sneak preview of what you can expect in season two, which will start airing in October! Enjoy everyone and have a great summer (filled with kdramas and ice cream obsvly) !!…
 
PART 2 In this episode we are discussing the 2018/19 K-Drama classic Skycastle. Interestingly enough, recent discussions in Korean politics and media focus on the education sector once again, as one politician bribed professors to help his child publish an academic paper that would get her into a good university. One journalist is even using Skycas…
 
PART 1 In this episode we are discussing the 2018/19 K-Drama classic Skycastle. Interestingly enough, recent discussions in Korean politics and media focus on the education sector once again, as one politician bribed professors to help his child publish an academic paper that would get her into a good university. One journalist is even using Skycas…
 
CW/TW: Suicide/Death/Depression In this episode Celi and Maksu are back discussing the representation of after life and supernatural beings in Korean dramas, such as Hotel del Luna, Tomorrow, Uncanny Counter, and Goblin/The Guardian Great And Lonely God. They are pondering over how the after life often seems to be represented as a cooperation or bu…
 
In this episode Céli and Maksu share their thoughts on the recent drama 'Business Proposal' with some discussion on Chaebol and capitalist life style, as well as a possible alternative story lines. Enjoy everyone! Note: This episode was recorded in a public park with both hosts finally being in one place, so please excuse all the background noises.…
 
PART 1 In this episode our fabulous guest Snigdha shares parts of her recent research on representation of gwinong / gwichon women and marriage migrant women in the countryside. While many recent shows feature the gwinong women’s return to the countryside in search for a new life and self-fulfillment away from the city, the marriage migrants are la…
 
PART 2 In this episode our fabulous guest Snigdha shares parts of her recent research on representation of gwinong / gwichon women and marriage migrant women in the countryside. While many recent shows feature the gwinong women’s return to the countryside in search for a new life and self-fulfillment away from the city, the marriage migrants are la…
 
TW/CW: Abuse, Rape, Sexual Violence In this episode it's aaaalll about sex and power and politics and BDSM and Michel Foucault and Silvia Federici and witches and capitalism and soooo many other things! Celi and Maksu are discussing the very hot BDSM romantic comedy "Love and Leashes" and are discussing the political significance of sex in a "Weste…
 
TW: Abuse and Rape Firstly let me apologise for being a day late but yesterday, just as I was about to upload this episode, any podcasters worst nightmare happened and everything suddenly got deleted and hours of editing work just disappeared into the ether. After the breakdown that ensued I needed a small break from editing. But thanks to all your…
 
K-DRAMA FEUILLETON PODCAST X HALLYUREVIEWS SPECIAL COLLABORATION We are so psyched about this episode because it’s a special collaboration with Lina from (you guessed it right!!) HallyuReviews, the coolest blog around, bringing you all the goss and updates on all things K. https://hallyureviews.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @hallyurev In this special col…
 
First things first: HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL! We’re so happy to be back with our very first episode of 2022 and boooy it’s a good one! Have you ever wondered how it would feel like to be an actor* in South Korea? Well we certainly have (!) and in this episode we (and you) get to find out everything about it! We had the absolute pleasure talking to Pil…
 
In this episode Celi and Maksu are discussing the current hit drama "Kings Affection". In addition to reviewing the drama as per usual (yes including the category in which Maksu is ranting about what anachronisms you can find in this historical drama - you guessed right: it's football yet again) they'll also be focusing on Judith Butler's theory of…
 
WE'RE BACK! We apologise for the longer break but we're back with our long-awaited first ever GUEST EPISODE. And we're talking about Squid Game! If you were wondering what Marx and Lancan have to do with Squid Game then you're in the right place. Maksu and I have had the pleasure to talk through the global phenomenon of Squid Game with our resident…
 
We don't have an episode for you this week, as we are gearing up for our extraordinary HALLOWEEN SPECIAL, which you can expect next Thursday, 28 October 2021. It's definitely worth the wait, we promise. Until then we'll be carving some pumpkins and watching some more kdramas (as always very critically)... Lots of kdrama-love and solidarity from Mak…
 
Today's episode is about Celi's current obsession namely the very popular and very current drama “Hometown Chachacha”! In the first part Maksu and Celi talk a bit about their week (until 16:00 min). In the second half Maksu is interviewing Celi about Homecha, as he hasn’t seen it yet, so if you want to avoid spoilers, you can skip this part (until …
 
Helloo lovely listeners, we're back! We hope you didn't miss us last week, but out of scheduling and quality concerns we decided to release our episodes every two weeks instead of every week. Now in this episode we are reviewing the classic k-drama "Reply 1997". We are discussing the depiction of queer characters in this drama, as well as very shad…
 
In this episode Maksu and Celi are talking about the effect of Hallyu on international politics. They will be discussing this mainly through the theoretical lense of Joseph Nye's concept of soft power in International Relations. And also their favourite Ahjussi Gramsci gets a mention, enjoy everyone!…
 
In this episode Maksu and Celi are reviewing the classic Kdrama "The Heirs" or "Inheritors". They discuss the asymmetric power dynamics between the lead couple and the impact and importance of classism and privilege on the the working class hero female lead. Also they discuss the portrayal of US-Americans in this drama and the USA as a place of exi…
 
In this episode Celi and Maksu review the political thriller drama "VAGABOND". After a brief summary and introduction to the plot, they discuss the drama in light of the global arms trade, actual corruption cases linked to the Sewol Ferry catastrophe in 2014, as well as the US Military Industrial Complex and its relevance to Korean history. Enjoy e…
 
In this episode Maksu and Celi are reviewing the very well-known historical Kdrama "Hwarang". After giving a brief summary of the plot (first 10 min), they delve deeper in the historical background of "Hwarang" and discuss a few anachronisms they spotted in the drama. If you wanna know why restaurants, showers and chairs are a bit out of place in t…
 
In this episode Celi and Maksu are discussing different types of masculinities and how they are portrayed in Kdramas. After characterising each type, they move on to reflect more broadly on masculinity and gender in our neoliberal capitalist world toward the end of the episode. Do let us know what you think about the portrayals of masculinity in Kd…
 
In this episode Celi and Maksu are reviewing the famous and much loved kdrama "Descendants of the Sun". Themes, such as whether Korean productions can be orientalist or suffer from a "white saviour complex" will be discussed, as well as the intertwined dynamics of masculinity and nationalism in the military. But first and foremost there will be muc…
 
In this episode Maksu and Celi are reviewing the Kdrama MINE. They discuss topics, such as motherhood, the stigma around the queer community in Korean society and what colonialism might have to do with it, as well as power relationships between chaebols and their loyal (or not so loyal) servants. Enjoy everyone! References: - Skycastle - Parasite -…
 
In this episode Maksu and Celi give their own personal introduction to K-Drama for everyone new to this genre. They discuss not only the characteristics of production, editing and typical content features, but also strive to find explanations for k-dramas current global popularity. And last but not least why it is worth analysing it in their podcas…
 
In this episode Maksu and Celi review the historical drama "The Tale of Nokdu" and discuss among other things, female solidarity and the concept of widow villages, kings with daddy issues, and why you should avoid consulting a shaman at all costs! Let us know what you thought of the drama in the comment section or on our social media. Also if you h…
 
In this episode of K-Drama Feuilleton, Maksu and Celi are discussing the drama "사이코지만 괜찮아" or "It's Okay To Not Be Okay". The drama addresses issues such as neurodiversity, mental health, and family relationships. Most importantly, however, it stars Kim Soo-Hyun as a male lead after a very long break and oh boy, it was worth the wait! Make yourself…
 
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