Saya, Anisa and Paroma are a transnational triumvirate of Korean drama addicts. We deep dive into K-dramas with equal measures of fangirling, critical analysis, and cultural context. As brown Asian women who live, write, and make things in both the diaspora and the homeland, we often get into meaty stuff like metaphors, real life parallels, diversity of representation, or just why a particular drama made us swoon/cry/rage and/or ruined us for real life.
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Destined friends and professional fans Saya, Anisa and Paroma yak—at length—about Korean dramas. Expect a healthy mix of subjective critique and objective fangirling.
This episode started as a spoilery discussion of Arsenal Military Academy (a 2019 chinese drama set in the early 20th century, starring Bai Lu and Xu Kai), but became a longer conversation on the history of imperialism and china’s use of underdog stories to ignite national pride. But it’s still a dramas over flowers episode, so expect lots of fangirling and explosive laughter.
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The music video that convinced Paroma to watch Arsenal Military Academy
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This episode was edited by Saya (assisted by Paroma)
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