The Urban Lily Talks Tropes
The Urban Lily Talks Tropes
Drama Watch 1 May 2023

Drama Watch 1 May 2023

In conversation with absoluteM

Audio Notes

0:00 Introduction

0:59 Taiwanese dramas

1:54 My relationship with the recently aired Duty After School and we rant about splitting dramas

2:53 I talk about Decoy and make special mention of Heo Seung-tae. Splitting this drama hurt its visibility and continuity.

4:27 We move on to Duty After School and why I watched it.

6:42 absoluteM talks about her latest watches — the C drama rom com The Love You Give Me (Wang Ziqi) and Family: The Unbreakable Bond starring Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra. Bad subs are a terrible thing.

10:26 The war of the streaming platforms and its effects on the end user.

14: 20 First mention of Joo Won’s new drama Stealer: The Treasure Keeper — a superhero comedy.

14:32 We discuss Divorce Attorney Shin at some length. I talk about what I like about it so far.

19:24 We go back to talking about Stealer. A call back to Healer.

25:13 Back to Family: The Unbreakable Bond

28:04 absoluteM mentions Dr Romantic 3 and goes on to mention The Good Bad Mother.

33:05 The Missing: The Other Side 2 and why we both enjoyed it.

37:13 My new drama resolution — watching older proven dramas. My newfound enthusiasm for Taiwanese dramas of recent years.

38:36 We mock fantasy C dramas. Neither of us are fans of xianxia. We talk about fantasy dramas in general. I don’t mind fantasy dramas set in contemporary

42:01 A K drama rom com Bora! Deborah starring Yoon Hyun-min and Yoo In-na. We also speculate on why rom coms are so fillery.

48:58 “Give people the endings that they want” — adapting source materials and recent failures to satisfy.

52:25 Baeksang Awards — Nominees and winners. absoluteM’s lament for My Liberation Notes.

The Urban Lily Talks Tropes
The Urban Lily Talks Tropes
Reflections on Asian Dramas