What we're about

This group is for lovers of Korean dramas and other Asian TV, movies, music (K-Pop!), books, food and culture. Since Evelyn Angry-Smith founded this group in early 2015, we’ve enjoyed movie nights, K-Drama premieres, holiday parties and NYC trips. We also explored restaurants in CT, NY and MA.

In 2020 we went virtual due to the pandemic. We hope to restart in-person Meetups if possible in 2021, and we’ll continue virtual Meetups since many of us don’t live near CT.

We also have a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/swkdrama (https://meet.google.com/linkredirect?authuser=0&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fswkdrama) - and a members-only chat.

Feel free to join us!

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Let's Watch Zombie for Sale

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Is it Halloween in January? No, just a zom-com to lighten your mid-winter blues. Let's watch Odd Family: Zombie for Sale. Described as the Korean "Shaun of the Dead", it stars Jeong Jae-yeong, Kim Nam-gil, Uhm Ji-won, and Lee Soo-kyung.

When the illegal human experiments of Korea's biggest pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of their "undead" test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family -- a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passersby to make ends meet. When the Park family uncover their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalized and full of life! The family then hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten too, until things go wrong...

No rating. 1 hour, 52 minutes.

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDUKV7qowEA

Tuesday night Series

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We are trying a different way of watching Korean shows. We are going to call this Tuesday Night Series. We are planning on watching different types of Korean and Asian shows together (ie: reality, anime, etc.). We will watch the first and last shows together along with some episodes in the middle. For the other episodes in the series, people will be watching them independently. We will also continue with A Taste of Drama each month.

We are going to start with watching the k-drama, The Silent Sea.

Set in the future, when the planet suffers from a lack of water and food caused by desertification. Yoon Jae is a soldier for the space agency. He is selected for a team, including Ji An, to travel to the moon. A scientist joins the mission to recover mysterious samples from an abandoned lunar space station, where an accident killed everyone including her sister.

Main Cast: Gong Yoo, Doo Na,Lee Joon

Supporting Cast: Kim Sun Young, Lee Moo Saeng,Lee Sung Wook,Kil Hae Yeon,Heo Sung Tae,Jung Soon Won,Cha Rae Hyung, Yoo Hee Je,Kang Mal Geum,Choi Young Woo, Yoo Sung Joo,Choi Hee Jin,Kim Shi Ah,Kim Bo Min,Kang Ji Woo,Gong Jin Seo

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We will be watching the following episodes together:
January 25: Ep 1
February 2: Ep 3
February 15: Ep 5
March 3: Ep 8 (this is the final episode.)

Tuesday Night Series The Silent Sea Ep 3

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Lets watch Ep 3 of The Silent Sea

Set in the future, when the planet suffers from a lack of water and food caused by desertification. Yoon Jae is a soldier for the space agency. He is selected for a team, including Ji An, to travel to the moon. A scientist joins the mission to recover mysterious samples from an abandoned lunar space station, where an accident killed everyone including her sister.

Main Cast: Gong Yoo, Doo Na,Lee Joon

Supporting Cast: Kim Sun Young, Lee Moo Saeng,Lee Sung Wook,Kil Hae Yeon,Heo Sung Tae,Jung Soon Won,Cha Rae Hyung, Yoo Hee Je,Kang Mal Geum,Choi Young Woo, Yoo Sung Joo,Choi Hee Jin,Kim Shi Ah,Kim Bo Min,Kang Ji Woo,Gong Jin Seo

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We will be watching the following episodes together:
January 25: Ep 1
February 2: Ep 3
February 15: Ep 5
March 3: Ep 8 (this is the final episode.)

Let's Read “Crying in H Mart!"

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Let's have an informal chat about "Crying in H Mart" by Michelle Zauner. This book was published in 2021 and is 239 pages long. We will also of course have time to catch up on what K-Dramas we are all watching! We hope you can join us!

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.

In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.

As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band--and meeting the man who would become her husband--her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother's diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her.

Vivacious and plainspoken, lyrical and honest, Zauner's voice is as radiantly alive on the page as it is onstage. Rich with intimate anecdotes that will resonate widely, and complete with family photos, Crying in H Mart is a book to cherish, share, and reread.
*Credit to Amazon for this summary.

You can buy this book on Amazon in Kindle or Audible form here - https://www.amazon.com/Crying-Mart-Memoir-Michelle-Zauner-ebook/dp/B08DMXF7ZZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=11GGSC77WG9HE&keywords=crying+in+h+mart&qid=1641606065&sprefix=crying+in+h%2Caps%2C761&sr=8-1

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A Taste of Drama

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