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Grace Jung’s ‘K-Drama School’ Unpacks a Pop Culture Phenomenon

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Grace Jung's new book is "K-Drama School." (Author photo courtesy of Grace Jung. Cover by Hatchette Book Group.)

“Squid Game.” “Crashing Landing on You.” “Winter Sonata.” Korean dramas have injected themselves into American pop culture thanks to their addictive story lines and the advent of streaming services. Grace Jung should know. She spent 10,000 hours watching Korean television for her UCLA PhD in cinema and media studies. A stand-up comedian, podcast host, and critic, Jung unpacks the cultural significance of Korean television in her new book “K-Drama School.” We’ll talk to Jung and hear from you: What’s your favorite Korean television show?


Grace Jung, author, "K-Drama School: A Pop Culture Inquiry into Why We Love Korean Television." Jung is also a standup comedian, critic and host of the podcast "K-Drama School."


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