82. Year-End Yak 2020 & the 2nd Annual Goguma Awards!

Thanks for spending this awful, trying, ridiculous and neverending year with us. For all the dark times, we also laughed a lot, had some milestones, and had an unprecedented year of interaction with you, our beautiful community! Here’s some thoughts (…okay, a lot of thoughts, hours of thoughts) about what our year in dramas was like, and another helping of the Goguma Awards, which we kicked off last year. (Goguma, meaning sweet potato, is the name of our yak.)

Time stamps are in the episode description in the Soundcloud link below. In this post, I’ve written out all the winning dramas we mentioned for each category for your reference. Buckle yourselves in, it’s a long one!



The romance novel about COVID, in case you don’t believe Anisa: Kissing the Coronavirus

Second Annual Goguma Awards

The (few) dramas we all watched:

Crash Landing on You When the Weather is Fine 18 Again

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy: Kairos


Biggest Waste of Everything: Record of Youth

Bad Start, Good Ending: Piece of Your Mind

Stupid at the Last Second:

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol When the Weather is Fine Alice

Racist Drama Most Vigorously Defended: Backstreet Rookie

Best Comfort Drama (with No External Conflict): Hospital Playlist, Mystic Pop-up Bar

Best Partners:

Good Detective Hyena Stranger 2

Best Second Lead:

Ji-pyung (Kim Seon-ho) in Start-up Ja-sung (Hwang In-yeop) in 18 Again

Puppy of the Year: Lee Do-hyun in 18 Again

Ajusshi of the Year: Lee Do-hyun in 18 Again

Unni of the Year: Eun-joo (Choo Ja-hyun) in My Unfamiliar Family

ACTUAL Puppy of the Year: Mimi in Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Best wildlife cameo: The cockroach in Kkondae Intern

Lee Joon-hyuk Award for being Lee Joon-hyuk: Lee Joon-hyuk 😂

Best Episode Endings:

Kairos 365: Repeat the Year It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Best Epilogues:

Crash Landing on You Into the Ring/Memorials Good Casting Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, Episode 6

Wardrobe We Want to Steal: Go Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji) in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, Honourable mention: Hyena

Best Music:


Stranger 2 Crash Landing on You KairosRed Backpack” from Good Casting

Made Us Laugh Until We Cried:

Hyena 18 Again Start up

Most quippy:

The Spies Who Loved Me Crash Landing on You Into the Ring

Dishonourable mention: Record of Youth

Best Non-Korean Drama

Saya: Find Yourself Anisa: Avatar: The Last Airbender Paroma: The Untamed

Our Top 3 Dramas of 2020

Our personal top threes of the year!

Saya Good Detective 18 Again (…yes, just two 😅)

Anisa Stranger 2 My Unfamiliar Family Crash Landing on You

Paroma Do You Like Brahms Start-up Flower of Evil

Acrostic Poems!

Natalie’s:

‘Kay guys, I love this actor so Much

Since I watched him in Start Up, I’m obsessed with Everything he’s been in and Only watched a ton of clips of Two Days, One Night

He is the best Oppa.

Paroma’s Ode to Yoo Inna:

Yoo Inna is deadly On any mission Of any magnitude

In case you doubted Never forget Nice, pretty girls come Armed with scissors.

Saya’s, on behalf of the DOF team:

We have loved having you join us in our Often long-winded yaks about Our favourite (and unfavourite) shows.

Do yourself a good turn and drop bad shows when they’re bad! Otherwise you’ll end up losing

Hours of your life to it, Which you’ll never get back. And the point is joy, Not waste and misery. Joy shared and multiplied!

Happy New Year! We could never keep going with this podcast without the lovely community that we’ve found with all of you. Thank you for all your love and support this year, and here’s to a much happier 2021! 🥰

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This episode was edited by Saya, Anisa and Paroma.

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