Podcast Episode 74: Chaebol Redux

Posted by Cherry Cordial on September 17, 2016



Episode 74: Chaebol Redux

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Show Notes

Look what we have here! It’s a podcast! What are we talking about? Primarily we’re answering a listener voicemail question, which ask us to revisit our chaebol topic and wonders, “Why are these sort of characters so popular?” We also offer her some suggestions of dramas with strong women and non-butthole heroes. Also, we catch up on some comments on comments! Side Note: Sorry for the delay, we had a technical hiccup.

Song of a Day

#Gun – Beep

Listener Question

If you have a listener question you’d like to ask us, be it drama related, casting, recommendations, really anything you can think of, please let us know. We can be reached via our website contact form, podcast@kchatjjigae.com, or if you’d like to leave a voicemail we could play on the air give us a call at 1-347-674-9310. For those of you outside the country (or who don’t want to call long distance), you can record your question on your phone or computer and email the file to us at podcast@kchatjjigae.com.

Dramas Mentioned

Love O2O
Cute High Earth Defense Club Love
World’s Greatest First Love
Death Note
Grey Rainbow
Make It Right
Scarlet Heart
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds
I Remember You
Hello Monster
Let’s Fight Ghost
Cinderella and the Four Knights
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor
Secret Garden
Noble My Love
Creating Destiny
Stars Falling from the Sky
Boys Over Flowers
Coffee Prince
History of the Salaryman
It’s Okay That’s Love
Stars Falling From the Sky
King of Dramas
Me Too Flower
City Hunter
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Smile Dong Hae
Doctor Champ
Flower Boy Next Door
Let’s Eat
Queen In Hyun’s Man
Witch’s Romance

People Mentioned

Song Joong Ki
Kim Taehyung
Park Shin Hye
Park Bo Gum
Cha Tae Hyun
Do Kyungsoo
Ryu Duk Hwan
Rap Monster
Kim Jong Kook
Kang Ho Dong
Yoon Shi Yoon

Links Mentioned

KLHC – Korean Lindy Hop Championships

BTS Teaser Videos

Teach Me Tonight overview of Jennifer Crusie’s Crazy For You
This is the academic article mentioned in the podcast that touches on (among other things) the line between what’s abusive and acceptable in romance. We still haven’t been able to track down the article written by Jennifer Crusie on the topic, but if we ever find it we’ll certainly link it here.

Dramas with Strong Women
Boys Over Flowers (half and half)
Coffee Prince
Creating Destiny
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop
History of a Salaryman
I Am Legend
It’s Okay That’s Love
Marriage Not Dating
Padam Padam
Secret Garden?
Stars Falling from the Sky
King of Dramas
When It’s at Night
Witch’s Romance
Me Too Flower
Protect the Boss
City Hunter
Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Dramas with Nice Guys
Smile Dong Hae
Doctor Champ
Can We Love
Flower Boy Next Door
Fermentation Family
Let’s Eat
Witch’s Romance
Queen In Hyun’s Man
Answer Me 1994

Stephanie should apologize to the following
  • To listeners, she wishes she had more insight into the topic at hand.
  • To listeners, for all of the things she had to cut out in order to make this a more manageable size.
  • To D.O, for saying she only considers you an actor. Really, this is untrue.
Thanks for listening! See you next time. 


  • Reply humbledaisy1 September 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    I enjoy heroes who are competent in their actions (be it in work, friendship, love and family) and I think the best heroines are the same. Think the heroine from Protect the Boss or the hero/diplomat from My Princess or the ex-husband/computer nerd in Sly and Single. The problem is when people confuse pride in skills for all-the-time selfish personal pride.

    As for the hero-who-changes, I understand the trope of healing emotionally damaged partners (Young Pal or Dr. Stranger, anyone?) but remember, those are showing just one section of their life together. Go forward two or three years in Noble My Love and if he’s learned to further behave himself, then it could be considered successful. Love this topic – thanks for bringing it up, Rebecca.

  • Reply maripaz September 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    To Rebecca, I’d also recommend Twenty Again. The heroine starts off “weak” but then regains the strength she used to have, she gets out of a bad relationship with a narcissist, and the hero starts off a petulant grumpypants but actually feels bad about it and then turns super sweet and supportive.

    Anyway, I haven’t been able to listen to podcasts in a long time, but it was great to hear you two gush about Love O2O! I loved the uncomplicated cute and lack of unnecessary angst. Just a gorgeous nerd couple doing cute, nerdy things and not caring what other people think. I don’t know if this has already been mentioned before, but I’d also recommend reading the English translation of the novel it was based on.



    It gives a little insight into Xiao Nai and has none of the annoying side characters or plots. Plus the second link translated a side story that Stephanie may enjoy. ^_^

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