Eric 'No Skips' Nam is at it again folks!!! He released his new album, There and Back Again, on Jan 7 and it's very very GOOD. Kim and Maddie guess each other's fav songs (spoiler alert, Kim still has no clue what kind of music Madison likes), talk through some of the lyrics, and agree to fight whoever broke Eric's heart. Also discussed: a few intro fun facts, the upcoming tour (see u there Bri Bri), Kim comparing fan-girling to discipleship (LOL), and more. (If you have never heard of Eric Nam until now - first of all, welcome to #NamNation, and secondly, plz go listen to our Ep 2 which is a more in-depth intro to Eric and his music.)
More episodes from "SEOULMATES: A KDrama Podcast For The People"
Ep 67 | KPop Break: SVT RIGHT HERE, Part 2 ~An assortment of mini rankings~
1:04:15In part 2 of this Seventeen KPop Break, Kim and Maddie are back with their guest and friend Amelia, to run through some mini-rankings of fav songs, performances/choreo, and Going Seventeen moments. Big winners include: the Anyone racecar track concept (give everyone a raise for that bad boy), Gam3 Bo1 for appearing on someone's top 5 songs, and 24H (the song but also the performance which is maybe the best everyone has ever looked). Also shout out to Seventeen for being comedy kings - we could've easily talked about gose eps for hours.
Ep 66 | KPop Break: SVT RIGHT HERE, Part 1 ~An Intro~
1:47:20Kim and Maddie welcome their first ever guest to the SEOULMATES pod, their good friend and fellow kpop/kdrama lover, Amelia! As the biggest carat they know and the one who introduced them to Seventeen, it was only appropriate to have her on the pod for this two-parter. Due to the sheer number of members and the amount of love for each one, part one of this KPop Break is literally only an intro to the group and the guys. Topics of discussion include: Mingyu being everyone's ~real~ bias, Amelia's impressive knowledge of classic Verny lines (but also why their commonalities drive her love for him), Hannie coming in hot as Kim's SVT boyfriend, and Maddie's day one devotion to Joshy Hong.
Ep 65 | Yah or Nahh: Goblin (otherwise known as Guardian: The Great and Lonely God)
25:43Kim and Maddie decided to finally watch Goblin, lest their kdrama podcast mics get taken away for not having watched this ~classic~ show. This 2017 kdrama is still widely referenced and two episodes in, it's easy to see why - an adorable FL, two tall and v attractive male leads (seriously, those jaw lines could cut through glass!!!), and an intruiguing plot setup. Kim might need a hot sec to get on board with this low key cringey age gap, but this show is everything Madison could ever dream of and more. They talk through the first two episodes, the questions they want to see answered, and lots of references to Gong Yoo's face bc we're only human ya know.
Ep 64 | KPop Break: Eric 'no skips' Nam ~There and Back Again~ Album Review
26:04Eric 'No Skips' Nam is at it again folks!!! He released his new album, There and Back Again, on Jan 7 and it's very very GOOD. Kim and Maddie guess each other's fav songs (spoiler alert, Kim still has no clue what kind of music Madison likes), talk through some of the lyrics, and agree to fight whoever broke Eric's heart. Also discussed: a few intro fun facts, the upcoming tour (see u there Bri Bri), Kim comparing fan-girling to discipleship (LOL), and more. (If you have never heard of Eric Nam until now - first of all, welcome to #NamNation, and secondly, plz go listen to our Ep 2 which is a more in-depth intro to Eric and his music.)
Ep 63 | The Liar and His Lover Ep 1 Rewatch
36:24Happy official 1 year anni to the SEOULMATES pod!! In honor of this day, Kim and Maddie rewatched ep 1 (and 2) of the 2017 KDrama, The Liar and His Lover, starring Lee Hyun-woo as the legendary Prod K and Joy as sweet Yoon So-rim. They discuss how this show started it all (+ is basically the reason the pod exists lol) because it launched Maddie right off the KDrama cliff. They also talk through the plot, the musical genius of Prod K, the (cringey??) age gap relationships, and of course, mourn CrudePlay being a fictional group. (y'all go queue up Peterpan and In Your Eyes... BOPS!) Also just FYI this episode includes some spoilers because we’ve already seen the whole thing, apologies!
Ep 62 | The 2021 SEOULMATES Choice Awards
54:14For the last ep of the year, Kim and Maddie thought it only right that they hand out some awards for the shows they watched in 2021 (spoilers spoilers SPOILERS ahead). They have quite a few unanimous winners but also show much love to the shows they watched individually this fall - The King's Affection and Happiness. They also introduce the characters for whom the Swoonies and Worst Of's were named in honor of and honestly moral of this entire story is that So I Married the Anti-fan might have been their fav of the entire year lol
Ep 61 | The 2020 SEOULMATES Choice Awards
59:46Drum roll please... welcome to the inaugural SEOULMATES Choice Awards!!!! Kim and Maddie kick things off by looking back at the shows they watched in 2020 (many spoilers ahead) and hand out some superlatives including some overall best of's and many MISC (best hair, best athleisure, best ost moment, etc. to name a few). They end with swoonies and worst of's but the real highlight of the episode is Madison's pick for wasted space - it's really the only acceptable answer. (Stay tuned for The 2021 SEOULMATES Choice Awards next week!)
Ep 60 | Strong Woman Do Bong-soon Review: BongBong + MinMin 5ever
1:23:44Kim and Maddie finally get around to reviewing one of their fav shows, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon. And by fav shows, they mean fav main ship because tbh not much else is memorable. BUT Park-Hyung-sik and Park Bo-young have CHEMISTRY and carry the show on their backs. Kim and Maddie talk through the couple's many memorable moments, President Ahn's swoony patience, and Bong-soon's personal growth. They also discuss Park Hyung-sik's face, Gook-doo's shortcomings, and all the other side plots + characters that probs can be skipped (#nojudgementzone). ………. Categories: The Skinny (8:30), MVP's (11:30), Tenderest of Moments (23:15), LOL's (50:44), Hoo-Joon Swoonies (57:38), Spicy Moments (1:04:08), Weenies (1:10:13), Thoughts on the Ending (1:13:22)
Ep 59 | KPopp'd: Spotify Wrapped Reveals
38:22Kim and Maddie get on the mics to react in real time to their 2021 Spotify Wrappeds. There are a few surprises, but let's be real, they mostly knew what was awaiting them and both feel v good about their top songs. (Head to (28:00) for our complete list of 2021 KPop recs!!)
Ep 58 | Strong Woman Do Bong-soon Episode 1 Rewatch: The Power of Park Hyung-sik
30:38Kim and Maddie rewatched the first episode of the 2017 KDrama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon to get ready for the full review (coming soon!!). They share their Do Bong-soon origin stories and talk through the basic plot set up. They also discuss the already simmering chemistry between the leads, the central conflicts, and of course, spend a lot of time on Park Hyung-sik's face.