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Crash Landing on You and the unbearable sadness of partition
Episode 15319th May 2023 • Dramas Over Flowers • Saya, Anisa, and Paroma
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We finally talk about why Crash Landing on You is SO GOOD. And we discuss Anisa's master's thesis on media portrayals of love across the borders created by partition - and why CLOY's depiction of that yearning is the best we've ever seen.

Tell us your thoughts in a voice note here: <Recording Page>

LINKS:

Anisa's thesis, Visualizing the Fractured Nation: Narratives of (Un)belonging in 21st Century Indian and South Korean Media

Interview with Park Ji-eun’s co-writer Kwak Moon-wan, a North Korean defector, plus answers to more fan questions

Reunions of separated North and South Korean families

Listen to the Empire podcast's excellent episode on the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre

Watch the video that made Anisa ship Binnie & Jinnie back in 2020, before we knew they were real

TIMESTAMPS:

00:01:00 Why CLOY is one of a kind

00:28:00 Villain Oh Man-seok vs. Big Bad North Korea

00:38:00 Comparing The King: 2 Hearts and Crash Landing on You

01:02:00 How CLOY tackles the impossibility of a happy ending

01:10:00 Saya and Paroma share their favorite parts of Anisa's thesis

01:21:00 Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin's IRL happy ending ❤︎

MORE EPISODES YOU'LL LIKE:

Episode 137: We discuss the previous generation's gateway drama, Boys Over Flowers in its many iterations

Episode 145: Our Spoiled Yak on The Interest of Love

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CREDITS:

This episode was edited by Anisa.

Dramas Over Flowers is part of the Frolic Podcast Network.


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