AfterNoona Delight: KDrama Dishing and Deep Dives

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Summary

What is the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? We discuss the definitions and share how we are trying to connect with Korean culture in ways like language studies and history.

Show Notes

What is the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? Since we are three white American romance writers doing a show centered on exploring Korean dramas, this feels like an important topic to address early on.

Our intent with this podcast is to honor and celebrate the craft that goes into Kdrama and the fun ways writers play with romance tropes in particular, without inadvertently diminishing Korean people or relegating them into stereotypes. We discuss definitions of appropriation and appreciation, share how we are trying to connect with culture in ways like language studies and history, things to avoid, and how positive racism is also a thing.

#ownvoices romance recs:
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, London Royal by Nana Malone, and Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Kpop Song of the Week:
Bang Bang Bang by BIGBANG

What is AfterNoona Delight: KDrama Dishing and Deep Dives?

Annyeonghaseyo! We’re three best selling American novelists who explore the wonderfully wacky world of K-Romance through a writer’s lens. We fangirl over our favorite characters, debate our favorite tropes, and nerd out through K-drama deep dives. Expect a few K-pop and K-skincare recs for good measure, because why not ride the Hallyu wave all the way to shore? So grab some Tteokbokki and listen to your new favorite unnis.