Welcome to the talking cupboard! This blog was founded on March 16, 2011 with the name one talking cupboard. The name was changed afterwards to make it simple, since the URL was thetalkingcupboard from the get go. The blog was created thanks to the viral 30-Day KDrama Challenge back then on tumblr, which inspired me to create a proper blog focusing on my dramas. So far, the blog focuses mainly on Korean entertainment, including kdramas, kmovies, and sometimes kvariety. The blog consists mainly of random thoughts about dramas the I am watching or finished watching, recaps, swoon-worthy and drool-worthy pictures of actors and actresses, magazine spreads, and purely random ramblings. I am deeply interested in the history and culture of South Korea, hence I also made a few posts focused on traditional Korean clothing called hanbok and other things related to Korean culture and history.

The talking cupboard is currently maintained by the creator, Mimi aka muchadoboutlove and Jasmine aka dramaladloverj; Mary aka kichul1106 previously contributed to the blog as well 🙂

Interested to write for this blog? Contact me at muchadoboutlove@thetalkingcupboard.com or twitter.com/muchadoboutlove. Have a good time browsing the blog! ❤

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  1. I was wondering if you could help me identify the clothes and styles from the drama “Gu Family Book”. In particular Wol-ryung and Choi Kang-chi. Those at the martial arts school and others who live an active lifestyle like in “Damo”

      1. I’m also really interested in learning about the clothes depicted! I wrote a paper on Korean traditional clothing for an English class paper a few years ago but struggled with anything that was earlier than the 1800’s.

  2. Is there a place for Korean TV shows like imdb for American shows? I don’t like romantic stories, and I found very few Korean shows that are worthy of watching far from romance (namely, Misaeng + Liar Game.. ). I appreciate it if you refer me to a place or a post you wrote for non-romantic series. Cheers,,

    1. I can only think of Asianwiki and Dramawiki, but the synopsis provided can be vague at times. You can check out my yearly review on the directory page to see what you might like.
      If you don’t prefer romance, maybe you can try crime procedural (like those on OCN such as Bad Guys, Missing Noir M, TEN series, and Vampire Prosecutor series (but there are violence and gore related to crime), also the recent Signal from tvn. If you don’t mind, you can share what genre you like and I can give recommendations 🙂

    2. @Brite IMDb has most Korean TV DRAMA shows, and movies as well. Wikipedia also has most. Sometimes the name is not the same, you have to be creative in looking. AsianWiki usually lists alternate titles, if any. Also, Wikipedia often lists the IMDb link, and other links, toward the bottom of the Wikipedia page.

  3. Hello, I’m a writer that is currently writing on a historical stories and using Queen Seondeok as an inspiration. So, I’ve been wondering what is the title for the consort of a current reigning queen? Like in the Prince Albert’s case, he is a King Consort and I’m curious if there was a certain title for the reigning queens too?

    Thank you 🙂

  4. hi there, i wonder why “the king in love/the king loves” isn’t in the timeline. it was the very first sageuk i watched

    1. Do you mean the drama starring Im Siwan, Yoona, and Hong Jong-hyun? It is listed under Later Three Kingdoms & Goryeo:

      1290s Chungryeol – Chungseon (Goryeo) 왕은 사랑한다 – The King Loves (MBC, 2017)

  5. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful blog. I have started learning Korean and I have an insatiable interest in Korean language, history and politics.
    Please take care.

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