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by Grace Jung

K-Drama School is hosted by comedian, writer and media scholar Grace Jung who analyzes a new Korean TV drama every week and contextualizes it according to its social, cultural and historical significance. Let Grace school you in K-Dramas! Visit kdramaschool.com to learn more. Follow @kdramaschool on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok!

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • K-Drama School – Ep 165: Mental Coach Jegal and Grace’s Clown Flopped Birthday Flyer

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    K-Drama School – Ep 165: Mental Coach Jegal and Grace’s Clown Flopped Birthday Flyer

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    [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the K-drama series Mental Coach Jegal (2022, tvN) starring Jung Woo and Lee Yoo-mi. Grace talks about how she became her very own birthday clown on her own birthday by flopping, and dives into the show Mental Coach Jegal which includes messages of female empowerment without compromising herself to save her family’s face as well as mindfulness of the present moment over racing towards milestones. Grace questions the relationship between a sports psychologist and his client in the narrative then questions her own logic based on the boundary-less quality of love. K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry into Why We Love Korean Television is available for pre-order and a 20% discount until April 23, 2024! Use code KDRAMA20 at the checkout on the Hachette Book Group webpage: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/grace-jung/k-drama-school/9780762485727/ Exclusions apply. This code only applies at the Hachette checkout for hardcover copies of the book, and expires on April 23, 2024. Please visit K-Drama School’s Patreon page to support the show at ⁠http://www.patreon.com/kdramaschool⁠. Visit the K-Drama School Store at ⁠http://www.kdramaschool/com/store⁠. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, and TikTok.Visit ⁠https://www.kdramaschool.com/⁠ to learn more.

  • K-Drama School - Ep 164: The Bequeathed and ESL for Grace

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    K-Drama School - Ep 164: The Bequeathed and ESL for Grace

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    [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the Netflix K-drama series The Bequeathed (2024, Netflix) starring Kim Hyun-joo, Ryu Kyung-soo, Park Hee-soon and Park Byung-eun. This is a show created by Yeon Sang-ho based on a webseries entitled The Bequeathed. Grace wonders what makes a TV show noir, how the series uses incest as a metaphor, and her love for actor Park Sung-hoon and his hysteria. K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry into Why We Love Korean Television is available for pre-order and a 20% discount until April 23, 2024! Use code KDRAMA20 at the checkout on the Hachette Book Group webpage: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/grace-jung/k-drama-school/9780762485727/ Exclusions apply. This code only applies at the Hachette checkout for hardcover copies of the book, and expires on April 23, 2024. Please visit K-Drama School’s Patreon page to support the show at ⁠http://www.patreon.com/kdramaschool⁠. Visit the K-Drama School Store at ⁠http://www.kdramaschool/com/store⁠. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, and TikTok.Visit ⁠https://www.kdramaschool.com/⁠ to learn more.

  • K-Drama School - Ep 163: A Killer Paradox and Crime and Punishment

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    K-Drama School - Ep 163: A Killer Paradox and Crime and Punishment

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    [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the latest Netflix K-drama series A Killer Paradox (2024, Netflix) starring Choi Woo-shik, Son Suk-ku, Lee Hee-joon and Kim Yo-han. The show is based on a 2018 webtoon entitled Salinja Nangam written by Ggomabi and illustrated by Nomabi. Grace is surprised that this show is not a Netflix top 10. K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry into Why We Love Korean Television is available for pre-order and a 20% discount until April 23, 2024! Use code KDRAMA20 at the checkout on the Hachette Book Group webpage: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/grace-jung/k-drama-school/9780762485727/ Exclusions apply. This code only applies at the Hachette checkout for hardcover copies of the book, and expires on April 23, 2024. Please visit K-Drama School’s Patreon page to support the show at ⁠http://www.patreon.com/kdramaschool⁠. Visit the K-Drama School Store at ⁠http://www.kdramaschool/com/store⁠. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, and TikTok.Visit ⁠https://www.kdramaschool.com/⁠ to learn more.

  • K-Drama School – Ep 162: Like Flowers in Sand and Discount Code for K-Drama School the Book!

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    K-Drama School – Ep 162: Like Flowers in Sand and Discount Code for K-Drama School the Book!

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    K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry into Why We Love Korean Television is available for pre-order and a 20% discount until April 23, 2024! Use code KDRAMA20 at the checkout on the Hachette Book Group webpage: ⁠https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/grace-jung/k-drama-school/9780762485727/⁠ Exclusions apply. This code only applies at the Hachette checkout for hardcover copies of the book, and expires on April 23, 2024. [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the series Like Flowers Over Sand (2023-2024) starring Jang Dong-yoon, Lee Joo-myung and Kim Bora written by Won Yoo-jung and directed by Kim Jin-woo. Grace appreciates the show’s balanced tone and especially the brilliant performance of Jang Young-nam who also appears in Captivating the King. Grace notices a pattern of K-dramas showcasing slower-paced rural living favored over the fast-paced, ambitious and anxiety-inducing city life of Seoulites among young people lately, and takes it as a sign of health in South Korea’s socio-cultural collective psyche. Please visit K-Drama School’s Patreon page to support the show at ⁠⁠⁠⁠http://www.patreon.com/kdramaschool⁠⁠. Visit the K-Drama School Store at ⁠⁠⁠⁠http://www.kdramaschool/com/store⁠⁠. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, and TikTok. Visit ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.kdramaschool.com/⁠⁠ to learn more.

  • K-Drama School – Ep 161: My Demon and Ally McBeal with Tobias Hauser

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    K-Drama School – Ep 161: My Demon and Ally McBeal with Tobias Hauser

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    [Spoiler Alert] Grace discusses the show My Demon (SBS, 2023-2024) which stars Kim Yoo-jung and Song Kang. Grace takes issue with director Kim Jang-han who appears to have taken too many liberties ripping off the mise-en-scene from Goblin (2015-2016), but admires his earlier work for directing a K-drama about erectile dysfunction. Hell yeah! Grace’s returning guest is Berlin-based comedian Tobias Hauser (@hahahouser on Instagram) and they discuss working in America, German Nazi landlords, Tina Turner as an idol, Cher as an alien, Dolly Parton’s massive heart and boobs, feelings of inadequacy, and Ally McBeal. Grace’s new book K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry into Why We Love Korean Television is available now for pre-order on Amazon. Release date is April 23, 2024: ⁠https://shorturl.at/fAFY1⁠. Please visit K-Drama School’s Patreon page to support the show at ⁠http://www.patreon.com/kdramaschool⁠. Visit the K-Drama School Store at ⁠http://www.kdramaschool/com/store⁠. Follow @KDramaSchool on Instagram, and TikTok. Visit ⁠https://www.kdramaschool.com/⁠ to learn more.