Episode 130

Cross Fire is an epic story of bromance across time! (Can Saya convince Paroma to watch this C-drama?)

Saya is here for a Wild Yak to convince Paroma to watch 2020 Chinese drama CROSSFIRE, about two young men who meet each other in a game - but are eleven years apart in time. A spoiler-free intro to the show. PS. Saya really, really loved it.

We talk about:

  • The Signal conceit
  • The rise of pro-gaming
  • Gaming dramas as an emerging genre in C-dramas
  • The trials of watching dramas in a totally unfamiliar language with horrible subtitles
  • Side discussions on: dealing with addictions, C-drama Sweet Combat, actors Luhan and Leo Wu, and...peg legs and parrots.
  • Cameo from Duke <3

CrossFire in real life:

The Biggest FPS Game You've Never Heard Of - CrossFire (video)

Crossfire - The Most Popular First Person Shooter In The World (video)

Smilegate’s drama series ‘CrossFire’ tops 100m views in China

Did we convince you to watch it? Let us know! You can email us, or DM on Insta or Twitter!


Episode 78: TLY - Kairos | The Spies Who Loved Me | Tale of the Nine-Tailed (Because Kairos!)

Episode 123: When Dramas Ruin You For Real Life, because this is also how CrossFire made me feel.

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This episode was edited by Saya.

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Dramas Over Flowers
A transnational triumvirate of Korean drama addicts

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