Why do people eat tofu when they come out of prison in Korea?
What are the white things hanging outside this shop?
Which male celebrity would help out most in the kitchen during Chuseok?
How can I check my health in a Seoul subway station?
What is Pok-nal?
What happens at Chuseok?


Deep Rooted Tree, SBS , 2011

Deep Rooted Tree Recaps
Deep Rooted Tree Ep 19 props blunder
Deep Rooted Tree Ep 1-8 Thoughts So Far
Study Korean Through Drama: Deep Rooted Tree ep01 형님 elder brother
Study Korean Through Drama: Deep Rooted Tree ep02 상왕 Former King
Study Korean Through Drama: Deep Rooted Tree ep04 전하 Your Highness
Study Korean Through Drama: Deep Rooted Tree ep05 작은 소원 a small wish
Study Korean Through Drama: Deep Rooted Tree ep06 쇠팔찌 a metal bracelet
Study Korean Through Drama: Deep Rooted Tree ep07 재가가 없다 no permission
Study Korean Through Drama: DRT ep08 아바마마의 말이 옳았어 Father Was Right
Study Korean Through Drama: DRT ep09 역사를 거스르다 go against history
Study Korean Through Drama: DRT ep10 천륜 filial piety
Deep Rooted Tree: The Tombs of Scholars Park Paeng Nyeon, Song Sam Moon

Dong Yi, MBC, 2010

Did Dong Yi and King Sukjong really have a romance?
Concubine Ranks in the Joseon Period
Dong Yi, Court Lady Rankings, part 2
Was there really a Court Lady Investigation Bureau in the Joseon Palace?
Dong Yi, social classes in the Joseon period
The Romanization of Korean Names
Study Korean through drama. Dong Yi ep 2
Ten New Korean Words reading Dong Yi
Jang Hui Bin – Is she pure evil? Or does she act out of love?

Joseon History

King Sukjong and Jang Hee Bin’s Tombs
Jeonju – Home of King Taejo, the First King of the Joseon Dynasty
Hangul Day
Searching for original portraits of King Sukjong
The Secret of Joseon Portraits
Portraits of Gisaengs
Book: Great Korean Portraits
China and Korea Ruling Dynasties and Relations Chart
Chart of Joseon Kings and Related Sageuk Dramas
Jongmyo Shrine
Tomb of King Sejong the Great in Yeoju

New Tales of Gisaeng,  SBS, 2011

Who’s Who in The New Tales of Gisaeng
The New Tales of Gisaeng Episode 1
New Tales of Gisaeng: 7 bathroom scenes
The NTG News: Lim Soo-hyang
The Nameless Adjumma in NTG episode 9
New Tales of Gisaeng episodes 1 – 10 review
New Tales of Gisaeng Review episodes 11-20
NTG ep 21 – 30 review: Sa Ran and Da Mo
NTG ep 21-30 review: other story lines
NTG review: ep 31-40 Sa Ran and Da Mo
New Tales of Gisaeng: Da Mo’s New Girlfriend
NTG review: episodes 31-40 Other Storylines
NTG Review: 41-51 Sa Ran and Da Mo
NTG Review: episodes 41-51 Other Storylines
Tales of Gisaeng Review: Episode 52 Final

All About Eve, MBC, 2000

All About Eve Recaps
Jang Dong Geon and Ko So Young go to London
All About Eve to Oh My Lady.
All About Eve, funny bits. Heo-jun cameo.
All About Eve, funny bits.

Life in Seoul

Calorie counting in the park
각설이 kaksori, singing beggar
What Happened in Bali drama location, September 2011
Another walk to the film location of What Happened in Bali
Shopping at D-Cube City
A Walk up Namsan to Seoul Tower
A Korean Launderette

Korean Food

Blowfish Restaurant 복어
Korean shellfish restaurant 조개찜
A Banquet in Jeonju
a makguksu noodle restaurant
snacks: 기본 안주 kibon anju
Our local hwae restaurant
Dinner at a fish restaurant
kamjajon and buchujon for dinner
Korean cooking: Golbengi muchim
makali and jon in the rain



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    im also very fascinated with the joseon dynasty dramas these days, especially sageuk speak 😛 I really like your Study Korean Through Drama series 😀 We have a community of korean learners at our site too, wondering if you are interested to join us and pool resources together ^^

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