48. Viki acquiring Dramafever titles | "Melo Suits Me" & stories worth telling | Upcoming dramas

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Oct 21 2019 90 mins   10
We’re here, we’re here, we’re really here! We look back at what was up in Dramaland in September, and look forward to what’s coming up in October 2019. Paroma was away scoping out our spiritual home, the Yak Cafe (a real place!), so we invited our good friend and Dramabeans’ writer Helen to join us. She brings along fresh opinions, a fresh accent, and a lot of insight into the vagaries of Dramaland. List of October dramas here: https://akdramapodcast.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/october-k-drama-premieres/ Follow Helen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/helcat_db Helen on Dramabeans: http://dramabeans.com/author/helcat Timestamps: 00:05:24 - Is viki acquiring Dramafever's content? How licensing wars change the drama viewing landscape (again) 00:15:28 - "Melo Suits Me": when is a story worth telling, and how do ratings shape it? 00:31:46 - Criticism of Chinese K-pop stars supporting police crackdown on Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters 00:39:02 - Lee Pil-mo's new baby, his dating show backstory, Love Island vs Terrace House 00:43:33 - Que Sera Sera remake 00:49:43 - Bad Guys has a movie! 00:51:07 - US remake of SKY Castle 00:55:34 - New Netflix variety show "Twogether" with Lee Seung-gi, Jasper Liu 00:56:45 - Kim's Convenience at Seoul International Drama Awards, Korea exports own sitcom about immigrant experience 01:00:30 - UPCOMING DRAMAS 01:01:12 - My Country 01:04:54 - VIP 01:08:27 - The Lies Within (Everyone's Lies) 01:13:37 - Leverage 01:16:45 - Catch the Ghost 01:18:10 - Yeonnamdong Global House 01:22:49 - Helen shares her favourite dramas: Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung, I Hear Your Voice Links: Viki Brings Back Some DramaFever Content: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/viki-deals-korean-chinese-dramas-dramafever-1203324728/ Melo Suits Me: Amid low ratings, director finds hope in avid viewers: http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2019/09/688_275342.html —Awesome Patrons who support us— Egads, Steven Blackmore, Lia W., Kimbap Noona, Hades, Gracefulegg, Divina, Jenmole, Saoirse10, Hamda, MCG, Humbledaisy, Eunice Choi. Welcome to our new patron, Jojo! Patreon: www.patreon.com/dramasoverflowers Twitter: @dramasoverflow Email: [email protected] Blog: akdramapodcast.wordpress.com