Welcome to the sixth episode of Pass the K-popcorn, where the Seoulbeats team get together to discuss their thoughts on K-entertainment and share their personal experiences.

The world of Korean pop culture isn’t just limited to K-dramas and K-pop. In this episode, our writers discuss the world of webtoons and their charming allure. From fluffy love stories to chilling horror tales, Korean webtoons are a boundless sea of treasures. Tune in to enter the wondrous world of webtoons, their drama adaptations, and much more.

Listen to it here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2mmSPve0yYMzHxInrBttIc?si=fc7741e07757461a

0:01:09 Our forays into Webtoons

0:05:48 The charms of Webtoon

  • Ease of reading for the modern reader
  • Artistic allure
  • Free, downloadable content

0:11:59 Drama adaptations of Webtoons

0:18:38 Successful adaptations–capturing the sense of a Webtoon series

0:26:39 More liberal Webtoon content–Boys Love and gore

0:39:07 Webtoons into novels and more

0:45:17 Webtoon recommendations

  • Line Webtoon: After School Lessons on Unripe Apples, Whale Star: The Gyeonseong Mermaid, Itaewon Class, Chasing Tails, How to Become a Dragon, Lost in Translation, Stories of Those Around Me, Ghost Teller, Eleceed
  • Korean-only: 모통이 뜨개방 (소영) [Corner Knitting Studio (So-young)], 대신 심부름을 해다오 (연재중) [Running An Errand for Me (Yeon Jae-jung)]
  • Lezhin: BL Motel, The Lady and Her Butler

(Music by lrobinson_sds from Pixabay)