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Happy OT Everyone!
Happy OT Ivoire. You beat me to it!!!
Oh, and to everyone too (insert embarrassed blush here)
So I have a very busy day ahead of me today, I am moving...again in a few hours. I won't be active here for a while, but I will check back later. There are some people I owe some responses to from last OT (I am trying to live up to my name "Our Lady of The Methodical Response Approach Process," which I actually am, so am just trying to honor the name and continue to do it justice :-)), and I will respond (mostly because I want to, I like to finish my conversations, or at least close that circle [kind of like coming full circle kind of thing]) so I will answer because I said last week that I would and if the people I am answering to have something to add to what I said, I would like to know that as well.
So, thank you for your patience, your kind wishes (I know there will be some) as I am tackling my 3rd move in 8 months (yeah... don't ask, this is an eventful year for me). One has to learn to roll with the punches and I am continuing to learn...
Things seem to be looking up for me in the near future. I will share once things are finalized and once I am settled (I have one last move after this one, that one will be soon. Remember, I said "don't ask?) I will explain later, when I am settled but I think I can I say that things are getting better.
Have a wonderful day and a lovely weekend. It was hot in my neck of the wood this week. Drama wise, I am only watching Faith, with the changes in my life, I cannot handle more than that (and that is mostly because I am also methodical in the way I watch and process dramas. I don't want to watch more than 1 or 2, 3 at the most at one time, but I would stop at 2, probably. So right now, Faith it is, but I haven't watched the full episodes this week (15 and 16), just the skinship scenes to see how our OTP is getting closer.
I will "read" (instead of talk to you) later...
Hello Ivoire! Don't worry. We won't forget you even if you keep "silent" for a while. *Keeping a warm seat*.
I hope than at one point things will calm down cause you're sure having a crazy year. I know, I won't ask... Anyway, it will give me time to compile and write all the family recipes I wanted to share (learnt by watching like in old times, no notes!)
Wish you a good WE and a happier life after your move.
Best of luck with all your moves! You can do it =)
Holler to us DBeans if you need any help, we'd love to help!
Glad that things are looking up for you! That's always good to hear!
Good luck Ivoire! Hopefully your move goes smoothly. It sounds like you're experienced enough that you've probably got it down to a science now. LOL!
I'll look for you to get back!
Ivoire, 화이팅 /hwaiting!
Lord Ivoire, I don't know how you do it. Moving 3 times in 8 months is just crazy. I just relocated to Trinidad and it was the worst thing ever. And on my last trip to Chicago, I finally moved the last member of my family, my uncle, who was unable to make the trip when I moved in July as he suffered a series of mild heart attacks the week before and had either been in hospital and/or rehab until I brought him down two weeks ago. Hopefully things are looking up for you and this is the last move you will make (at least for this year).
Happy OT Ivoire!
Happy Friday Beanies!
I want second seasons of Lucky 7 and Rich Man Poor Woman, because I want some Matsujun and Oguri Shun. Well, some drama with Okada Masaki or Tsumabuki Satoshi would also do but there is nothing coming up with them as far as I know (though I'll be seeing Tsumabukai's film Ai to Makoto at the London Film Festival next week!!! One of several that I'm really excited for!). There is one coming up with Yamapi, but while he's pretty, his dramas (and acting) are always a bit lacklustre.
Very very behind on Arang but I have been (and continue to be) super busy and I really don't want to watch this one in a rush. I want to watch it when I have time and can saviour it fully.
The only thing I watched this week dramawise was a TW one called Miss Rose which is pretty funny. I like the female lead (the male one is gorgeous, but perhaps a little too perfect - I don't know, he's lacking a tiny something in the way he is written). It's not the most original of stories, and some parts are just annoying, e.g. everyone saying that the heroine is 'old' and not goodlooking?!?!?!; the ex coming back; the super-bratty second female - why anyone puts up with her, I do not understand NOR why she wants to marry the main guy when she clearly states she doesn't love him and, being Daddy's girl, can everything she wants anyhow?. But otherwise, it's pretty funny at times, there are some nice friendships and lovely bromance (ha, the lead guy's sidekick is a riot - he really nails it with his comments and all-knowing winks).
Lucky 7 is worth every minute! It was the first time I've ever seen Eita shine so well - I expect his career to take off this year.
I also picked up Miss Rose (I don't often watch T-drama, but sometimes I just go on a kick.) While waiting a whole week between episodes (!) I watched Office Girls, from the same crew. In some ways it's better, in some ways not as good as Miss Rose, but I think you'd like it.
Leave time in your schedule to watch Ep 12 of Arang over at least twice.
Lucky 7 I (in part) adored for Matsujun, but Eita is lovely in it as well. Well, actually them together rocked until Eita disappeared for way too many episodes. I'm waiting on the Jan DVD release for Eita's The Native Duck, the Foreign Duck & God in Coin Locker (hope I remember that title right!), which I'm looking forward to seeing.
I don't watch a lot of TW drama either - they don't normally work for me (too sappy in a weird way? and too cliché-steeped), but occasionally there's something.
Somehow I think Arang and me is not going to happen for several more weeks (if not a month or so), because precisely I want to have the time to rewatch those episodes that require it!
I am also a Miss Rose fan (well to be honest, I am a big Roy Chiu fan, so I tend to watch any drama that he is in). It is the only non-Korean drama that I am following. Even though it is absolutely torture waiting a whole week for 1 measly episode. Korea has so spoiled me... LOL
I haven't watched Miss Rose, but I'll put it on my watch list. I still haven't finished the last 4 eps of Queen of SOP, but, unfortunately, Real Life stuck a stick in the wheel of my Project bicycle, so I just have to finish a few things between now and end of November before I'm back on track.
I did love both L-7 and RMPW, though.
Hey Shuk: Long time I haven't chatted with you. That damn RL ... always seems to get in the way. Though I still read OT on a regular basis, I just haven't had time or energy to post any messages. Any new stories on your blog (as you know I thoroughly enjoyed your last one)?
Hillary!! You just enjoyed it for my brilliant portrayal of your awesomeness! LOL.
Yes, I'm currently juggling three online projects: a multigenerational fiction with the two couples coming together over love letters from WW II; a vampire romance set in India; and the recapping of a 2005 KDrama "18 vs 29" starring Ryu Soo-young (the reporter from Ojakgyo Brothers).
In RL, I'm gearing up to spend this coming weekend with 20 teenagers at a beach house in the Outer Banks, NC. Once that's done, it's time to complete the prep work for the Big Bang concert in Newark NJ. At press time, there's six OT regulars meeting up for the first time!
I hope the move to the Caribbean was accomplished smoothly, and, of course, I'm sending you good thoughts regarding you and your family!
@Shuk: Hopefully, RL will give me a break long enough to get into some of your projects.
And your RL seems to be quite filled ... LOL.
The move wasn't as smooth as I would have hoped but it hasn't been that bad. The best thing is that my daughter now loves to go to school (even though she has to get up 5:30 to go to school that starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 2:15 pm) and she is having a marvelous time with her new brother and sister and her cousins.
I only just started it recently, so I had 10 episodes to go through.
I so did not realise it's only 1 ep per week! Argh!
Haven't seen Roy Chiu in anything else, he's definitely doing a lot of the pretty factor in the drama.
@alua: Roy Chiu is also in Office Girls (which was just great) and in Waking Love Up (the first show I saw him in ... and there were rumors that he is dating his co-star of that show.) Highly recommend both (and as they have already aired), there are subs available. Believe that Office Girls is on dramafever and I think I saw Waking Love Up on several sites including viki.
Hello fellow dramabeaners! (and a happy OT to you Ivoire!)
How are you all? Hope everyone had a good week.
Today I’m going to watch the last episode of White Christmas! Can’t wait to see how it all ends. The weather has been horrible all week, every time when I rode my bike to college I got as wet as a fish in the sea!
Still watching Faith and Arang. I like it when stories have supernatural elements in them (I also like the American show Supernatural a lot. Any other Supernatural fans out there?), so obviously I like that in these dramas too. I think Arang is doing it more for me then Faith (except that I’m swooning so badly over LMH and not so much over LJK, no offense …), but I think Arang is more solid in directing and storytelling. The fight scenes in Arang are SO cool! And in Faith they are incredibly, laughing-out lame. But I’m invested enough in Faith (and in LMH, of course) that I’ll keep watching, I’m very curious how the whole time-traveling thing is going to work out.
Also watching Vampire Prosecutor. Liked this week’s episode a lot. But I was expecting very different things from the preview! Which of course I kind of already knew to be a fake-out, but I had hopes nonetheless.
After hearing good things about it, I also watched the first episode of Panda. It was very cute and I’ll definitely keep watching.
I’m thinking of starting Oohlala Spouses, the recap sounded good. Has anyone seen the first episodes? Are they good/fun?
And because I'm not watching too much already, after reading all the fun recaps about 1n2d I also started that (and because of Joo-Won, 'cause yes I’m shallow like that) and I like it much more than I anticipated. The guys never fail to make me laugh out loud.
And for some non-drama related talk: what do you guys listen to next to kpop? I just bought the new album of Mumford & Sons and I like it so much! They keep going with what they’re good at, but make just enough new sounds that it doesn’t sound like you’re listening to the whole first album all over again. Since they have a new album out, I hope they start touring and come to my country soon! Can’t wait to see them live again. Sunday next week I’m going to a Radiohead concert, it’ll be the first time to see them live. Has anyone seen them live before? Can I expect good things? :)
Wishing everyone a nice Friday and weekend ~
I'm also a supernatural fan!!! I love how angels and demons are fighting - then angels and angels fighting - i do like the supernatural - heaven and hell stories.
as far as kdrama - faith and arang are definitely it for me too. i watched to the beautiful you and its cute because of MinHo. that boy is beautiful!
have a great weekend everyone and im off to work :)
I loove Supernatural! I'm so far in love with the show now that even though the writing turns less good sometimes, I can't admit it! The new season just started, yay! I hate to wait between seasons, becaus SP always ends the seasons with a major cliffhanger and this time was no change!
Hope you have a nice workday!
I've watched first 2 eps of Oohlala, it's fun but a bit slow for my taste. It's also not all fluff so do check it out!
Thanks! I will check it out then (if I can fit it into my watching schedule, lol). Curious to see how they combine fluff with not-so-fluff. Maybe it will gather some speed after the initial introduction has settled down.
White Christmas. Still haven't gotten round to that one! And everyone says it's awesome.
But sometimes the most awesome dramas are the ones I put off the longest, because I want to watch them when I feel I can give them the kind of attention they deserve, anyone know what I mean? Meanwhile, some of the fluff, the half-baked stuff I can just consume by skip-watching....
Yeah, I started it because everyone was saying it's awesome! So I decided to check it out and was not disappointed! I can't remember why I kept postponing it, glad I decided to watch it eventually! I know what you mean that you want to give it your full attention, because deep down you know it's gonna be good and you want to enjoy it to the fullest!
White Christmas gets a double thumbs-up from me! The writing was tight, the cinematography was beautiful, and the cast was perfect!
I'm the same way. White Christmas is also on my "must watch" list, but I want to make sure I'm able to give it my full attention because I hear it's that great!
You MUST watch it! It's AMAZING! I couldn't stop thinking about it for weeks. When the weather turns cold, I'm going to rewatch it. :)
I will, I have no doubt that I will watch it!
But it'll be at Christmas I think. In cold weather. And with a bit more time & leisure on my hands.
Yeah, I watched during the summer and I just knew that it would be even better watched while curled up in a blanket during winter. :)
Most Kpop is a bit too hip-hoppy for me to get into it. (I'm more of a Mumford and Sons listener, really.) Lately I've been marveling at the names of Kpop bands, though. Like, is 2NE1 supposed to be read as "twenty-one"? And Shinee as "shiny"? I'm confused but intrigued.
haha, yes, I love the odd spellings of group names. they're all spelled phonetically (at least, Korean phonetically imitating English phonetically, lol, if that make any sense). I always get a kick out of it!
Hi fishcalledwanda and everyone else on OT..I just love 2d1n and started it when I was obsessed with Jo won post ojakgyo brothers. Now, it feels like sunday is incomplete without it!
Hi enz! Glad I'm not the only one with a Joo-Won obsession! I still have to watch Ojakgyo Brothers, my obsession started with Gaksitaaal, but I'm planning to! I can now not live without 1n2d, lol. It does indeed complete my day :)
I watched 2D1N before Joo Won, for Um Tae Woong.
I want to be first in line for a matseon with that guy! He plays a lot of dark roles but is the funniest person in RL.
I started for joo won but now I really love just the interactions between all of them.. I love their games and wonder at their creativity in coming up with it.
I have to say that I really hated some American reality shows like the one that made ppl eat all sorts of gruesome stuff cos I REALLY believe it NUMBS ppl ... Desensitises ppl to the point that nothing is ever awful enough or shocking enough And I can't help but think that that somehow contributes to some of the sick depraved things that ppl can come up with to do to other ppl these days. WOW, that was a long rant.
Korean variety shows, on the other hand, are so fun and funny! I find myself LOL all by myself sometimes. Reading the recaps over here also completes the experience. Just LOL funny :)
Truth to tell, the only American show I can swallow is "Amazing Race" and that's mostly for location shots. I'm surrounded by people who think reality shows are "real life" [shake head].
I don't know, maybe they think their life is better because it's nothing like the one on the telly.
FCW, ojakgyo was what started me on my Korean drama journey! Every, or almost every weekend, after dinner at my parents, we would watch and initially I watched it indifferently. Then somewhere in the middle I started to take more notice and by the end, I HAD to watch and read recaps at softy's as well.
I loved it so much..hope you get to watch it some time.
Btw, I didnt mean to offend the Americans here with my rant against American reality shows! *gulp*
Ha, I completely agree with you on the American reality shows. They just don't have ANY content! It's all about superficial entertainment and shocking people. And the people in it always fight and say stupid things. Not that 1n2d is all about intelligent content, lol. But it always makes me laugh and feel happy. And the recaps make it more complete and sometimes help me understand certain things better! I've also taken the habit to eat something while watching 1n2d, because it always makes me hungry!
I'm planning to start OB, but the length is a bit holding me to start it. But it probably will turn out that when I like it, 50 episodes is still not enough... Also, I'm afraid I'll become completely obsessed by it and my mid-terms are creeping up to me, eek!
It was my second long-running one (the first being last year's "Twinkle Twinkle"), and I enjoyed almost every episode. It did bog down a bit in spots, but the interaction between the matriarch and the brothers was what kept me watching week after week.
I like the supernatural element as well. I don't know why. I guess it just keeps things interesting.
I'm watching Faith and Arang, and I think Arang is much better (though I have to admit that I really liked the last two episodes of Faith). I started watching Faith for LMH, but the main reasons I watch now are to the king and the queen, and the bromance between Choi Young and the Gongmin (the king has probably become my favorite character).
Arang is simply amazing so far. And I love Lee Jun Ki and Shin Min Ah.
I started watching Oohlala Spouses (I couldn't resist with both Shin Hyun Joon and Han Chae Ah in it), and it's different than what I expected, but I really like it so far. I'm excited to see where they take it.
I watch 1N2D as wee, but I've mostly been watching the older eps. (I'm trying to catch up on them all - but that's a lot XD). I've been keeping up on the recaps for the new season though, and I've watched a few of the episodes. (I'll admit most of it's because of Joo Won.)
I love Mumford and Sons, but I actually haven't listened to their newest album yet.
I think I like the supernatural element because it sets the stakes differently. It's different when you have to battle heavenly (or hellish) creatures, then when you have to deal with stuff that's essential to being human. It also makes a nice dichotomy of human/non-human.
The relationship between Choi Young and the king is so good (and so cute at times!), I wish they had more screentime together. Arang is indeed very good. It hasn't gotten me completely, but I'm invested in Arang's journey and the relationship between Arang and the Magistrate. Haven't watched the latest episodes yet, but I like how to show mostly provides more questions than answers. Can't wait to see how the big mystery is going to turn out! And Lee Junk Ki and Shin Min Ah how such chemistry going on!
I also started watching the older episodes, the group dynamics are so different and I find them more hysterical. I really enjoy that show. I have the same mission to watch them all, but that's going to take a while indeed!
The new album is strongly recommended, if you liked the first one, the new one won't let you down. Seeing that you like Mumford, do you also like Fleet Foxes? What other music do you like?
Just poking my head in to see who's here. I actually remembered the OT before noon.
Crazy busy, about to get busier, probably until Christmas as all the Christmas music rehearsals have started. Living on a piano bench....not much time for dramas.
Still watching LMH in Faith, which I really love so far. Love the costumes, and the little king is awesome, and LMH is great so far. Fun. And the fighting scenes are getting better.
Last week while waiting around for my daughter (and a few late nights) I marathoned Can Love Become Money. The story was OK, but it's the first thing I saw Yun Jung Hoon in. Now I've got both Vampire Prosecutor shows on my list, lol. Who knows when I'll get to them, though...
Hope everyone is well and happy.....
me, too: I am crazy busy! Just wanted to say hello to everybody and wish you all a happy OT, Friday, weekend, and week.
I am faaaaar behind with my drama watching schedule. well, I watch (or skip through) most episodes raw (and I read the recaps on here :)), but there's 10 episodes from three current dramas that I haven't properly seen ... and that's not even counting Nice Guy, which I'm dying to get into (saw episode 1 and skipped through the rest ... I can barely hold back!)
RL, let me alone! I want to watch KDrama!!!
*over and out*
Good Morning Kakashi! (Or whatever time it is for you - can't remember the time difference). We meet again! Were you the one who wanted to do the Oppa Gangnum flash mob with me a few OT's back? I can't believe that that song has actually made it to the top 10 here in the Philly suburbs.
Hope you have a great day!
well, it's evening and I'm about to start cooking dinner. Sure, I'd be happy to do the flashmob anywhere, anytime :) I've been practising with my 3.5 year old. We're getting there. Slowly.
OH and just found out that it's Hand Towel's birthday!
Happy Birthday, Song Seung Heon!
haha, great piece of news :)
Oh my! Happy Bday Song seung Heon! He's so hot! I first saw him in Autumn tale--was drooling over him. ^^ haha! dang, so long ago.
Happy Friday Shel! ^^
I'm watching "Can Love Become Money" as well, but got stuck on last 2 episodes (no time, no time). The story looks like from 2004 or so... but has some refreshing twists... and I just looove Yun Jung Hoon's character there! (not mentioning his visuals...)
I'm loving Faith too! It's the only one of the past season that I had withdrawl symptoms over. It's really gotten better and better. And I love all the secondary characters.
Happy Friday everyone!
This week I marathoned Ghost and I liked it more than I thought I would. I'm thrilled that Kang Mi wasn't running around in heels like other females in similar roles. They actually gave her comfortable shoes SHOCKER!
Anyway, I'm still not impressed with SJS as I wish he would channel Ki Young more, have that driven look in his eyes instead of his confused and timid look.
Still watching Nice Guy (team JaeHee), Arang although I haven't watched this week's episode. Also watching Bridal Mask and Secret Investigation Record.
Bridal Mask (Gaksitaaaaaaaaaaaal) n SIR r very awesome shows with very very VERY handsome leading men!!!
Did you love Ghost from the beginning or was there a certain episode at which you started liking it more?
I've tried to watch it, and I really want to like it, but I just can't get into it. I've only watched 4 episodes. I really enjoyed Daniel Choi when he was in it, but I just don't like the way SJS acts the role.
HAPPY WORLD'S TEACHERS' DAY!
Just had to comment. My daughter is a teacher and I'm so proud of her. I think teachers are great! Happy WTD to all out there!
YouTube - http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=bKExLWT7wV0&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DbKExLWT7wV0&gl=GB
Oh gosh. Its Friday again and by next Friday, this competition would have found its winners. I can't believe i did such a crazy thing.. Its a cover of the answer 1997 drama song all for you in English and Mandarin
Happy OT EVERYONE!!!! Just marathoned thru 49 days n lemme tell u that the ending was not what i expected but i was still pleased with d show!!! Also Nam Gyuri's acting is so so....i think it got better when i accepted the couple pairings in the show!! LOL!
Also saving up money n waking up early tomorrow to but dem BIGBANG tickets! Wish me luck!! Will get them this time around!!
Also no more KDRAMAS for me for a while...BOOO~!! But med school is kicking my ass n i dont think its appropriate to spend days marathoning thru KDRAMAS...especially since i seem to be watching really good ones that just hook me!!
ALSO JANG HYUK IS MINE!!!!!!...just throwing it out there!
Hows everyone's wk n wkend to come????
49 Days is one of my top 5 dramas! Many people hated the ending, but I was OK with it. I remember doing a heavy marathon with that one as it kept me interested at every turn.
I can't believe I've never seen Jang Hyuk in anything! Except a strange show on Viki called It Travel where he's touring the US and learning to surf. Here's the link if you haven't seen it:
I think you'll enjoy it - and he is pretty cute!
Have a good day and I applaud you being in med school! Kdramas will always be here for you.
Thanks for d encouragement...I think I need it as I will soon be getting kdrama withdrawal symptoms...I thought that when I got into med school I wouldn't have time for kdramas but I have been making time, although its only one kdramas at a time so m glad for that...lol.
I watched chuno...n jang hyuk was smoking smoking SMOKING hot.....trying not to think about it it...*turns into a puddle of goo*
Have you seen Jang Hyuk in "please teach me English"??
he is totally cute in it!!
Hah... Am marathoning, well as much as RL will allow, 49 days as well and am only at episode 11. So far, am enjoying the drama. The girl who plays yi kyung has a charm about her even if she isn't the best actress around. Story s intriguing, pace is ok.. Can't wait for the ending cos have read that any don't like it and I wanna form my own opinion on that.
Hope to finish by weekend, which I should do given that am not working this weekend plus gym is under renovation for 4 days.. Don't even need to feel guilty then bout spending all that time on dramas!! :)
BB tix! Fighting!!
I know I am stoked about going to the Friday show with several of the DBOT regulars here. After I finish a few personal projects (hopefully by the middle of the month), I'll be focusing on my NYC trip.
I liked 49Days; even though at first I was angry at the ending, not everything can be the big happy sendoff.
Heck, one of the reasons I got hooked on anime as a kid was the fact they killed off primary characters, unlike American cartoons. So, after the second watch, I felt more satisfied at the ending.
HI guys! Me and my friend did a cover on ANSWER ME 1997's title song ALL FOR YOU! And we really love this drama and wanna try our luck into winning this competition! Have a listen and hope you do like/comment on YT :) It counts towards winning! :)
FYI, we dubbed it into English and Chinese :)
THANKS! HAPPY OT AND FRIDAY! :)
AND for the people that did watch/comment/like it! THANKS IN ADVANCE! I will reply you on YT no worries!
As per FULL HOUSE - AJA AJA FIGHTING! :)
OMG! i just found out that my hottie Jade Emperor is in his late teens! can't believe i'm such a cougar, but whatever, maybe i have to get use to the idea of going to jail, haha!
If lusting after younger Korean hotties is a crime, the jails would be full of Noonas! And think how much fun we'd have there together ;)
JoAnne would be the first in there, so it would definitely be a party, lol.
They must have our names on their tablets already.
Yup, we'd all be sitting right next to one another wearing t-shirts with pictures of Our Hotties on them, squeeeeeeeing away so loudly that they'd have to release us to keep from suffering from pierced eardrums!! :P
Wait... that's probably what's going to happen to us who will congregate at the Jersey Big Bang show in a few weeks. I'd better pack some bail money just in case...
Oh gosh, my husband has warned me not to join you guys (he's always the skeptic) - maybe he has good reason! Hopefully we can make it through the first night without ending up there - I'm not going to the concert so you guys will be on your own after that!
I've met Cherkell already...she's nuts, but harmless, lol.
Then she's right up my alley! I didn't pick my screen name for naught :)
Joining ya'll at the Big Bang concert in NJ!!!!!
On that topic, I have a VIP ticket for sale....there were 4 of us going but my daughter isn't going after all. So if anyone wants a VIP ticket for Nov 9th, please email me!
@Never2muchcoffee...whose name i would have to disagree with..LOL...how much are u selling the ticket for...if not too pricey would LOVE to get one! my email is [email protected]!
Also joining yall in the Yoo Seung Ho line....but my heart was severely broken after finding out the age of this guy.....Yeo Jin Gu....still sad...but Yoo Seung Ho makes me feel a lot better!!
Well thank you for the nod to my penchant for fun but it is NOT MY FAULT I didn't find K-drama until I was 48. And now here I am about to turn 50 and yes, yes, I will admit that sometimes my inappropriate crushes horrify me and I have to SIT on my grabby hands to keep my monitor from getting too fingerprint-y - and if you don't think that makes typing hard you are not thinking hard enough, no sirree.
Anyway. Let's got some more hot ahjussis out there and I will be the FIRST one to shout YAY let's hear it for hot men of a certain age. Except then I start thinking you know, he's probably got a wife, and kids, and I wouldn't want someone mentally undressing MY husband...and then I feel worse than I do about the 20-somethings.
Please don't ruin KDrama for me.
Isn't your birthday during the Big Bang weekend? We will need to have a shot of soju to celebrate!
Nope, it's November 1st - but we can do the shot anyway!
My vibe is not to discrimate by ages, i can be happy watching maknaes and ahjussis as well, i mean we can't deny that AGD was eye candy for many gals like us...
(ps: they are ahjussis for me and i love KSW in 1N2D)
@Joanne: Another thing we have in common ... besides the name. As I now have company on OT, I don't feel that guilty (well maybe a tiny bit) about these kdrama pleasures. I am ... hate to admit it ... going to be 47 years old this month ... October 20. However, I rationalize that if I don't really have anything but inappropriate (bad) thoughts which will never be followed up by inappropriate actions (probably more due to lack of access ... Korea is fair away and actors are outside of my social sphere ... than willpower), then I can continue watching kdramas (and drooling over their actors) to my heart's content. We all need something, don't we? I can dream (fantasize) all I want, can't I?
There's two of us with birthdays right before the BB show; Joanne above and me on November 5th. And this is a BIG ONE, so what better way to celebrate than with the DBOT Noonas -- first round of Jinro shots are on me!!!
And when it comes to being a Charter Member of the ICOMYM Club...
I. Regret. Nothing.
@cherkel: we so belong in jail ... LOL.
did I ever mention my thing for cops
La La La La (Has hands over ears) I will not be a party to a noona roundup by the Newark police
Come on girl - think how much those cops would love us!
If they get arrested, more soju for me!!! lol
After this weeked, I'm stoked to start the final preparations for our adventure in Newark! And let's not end up on an episode of Jersey Boys...
You're telling me. I found myself drooling over Infinite's maknae. He's like 16-ish. But, but I have goof reason to! In the dance version of The Chaser, he's wearing really tight white pants and he does this *hat-cha* thing and his thighs are all om nom nom.
Wow! Really! Okay, cellmate.
This comment is hilarious and very relatable! I've set myself a rule that anyone born before 1992 is fair game (god, I feel so old!). Unfortunately, I keep finding reasons to bend it. *Sigh* At least I'm only breaking the law in my mind.
WAIT! Time out, friends! I just found out he's 19. THANK GOD. I just went nuts on my fb and said "Sungjong's legal, thank god!"
I think I'm starting to worry some people.
yeah, he's nineteen but it's still almost a 10 year difference for me :(.
Anyway, in my head (and, specially in my dreams) he's legal! and i can be his (twisted?) fairy, hahaha
We are cellmates for sure!!!!
It's almost a 10 year difference for me too! It's so wrong, but I just can't help myself. My obsession at the moment is the cast of TTBY and the baby warriors on Faith. They're all such cuties. As you said, dreams don't hurt anyone, right?
Liked the twisted fairy comment!
Hey, I'm 34! HAHAH My daughter's 13! (she likes Dongwoo, whatever!)
man, I wish my IRL friends or FB friends at least were as fun as you guys.
My son is 34, lol.
THIRTY years - yes THIRTY YEARS difference for me. I scoff at your angst.
JoAnne, I love you. LOVE YOU.
@ JoAnne - hahaha! I still have you beat (this from someone who shameless watched Sukki's Just Drag It Samsung CF a million times, which I think he did when he was like 14 or something!)
awwww I love you too!
This is a hit and run cherkell style... well shorter
I'm going to be busy today and tomorrow, not sure if I'll have time to come and comment. I know I own replies from last week. I'll get to them I promise.
I hope you all had a great week full of dramas
Zgznoona, you have a good weekend too! :)
* Hi, waves to OT * people. Then running off to watch Arang ep 16- need some work on it. Then watching TTBY ep 16th for like the 4 time. My guilty pleasure. OTT, silly, cheesy, not that great with the acting but pretty as all heck.
When the girls in soompi were wailing, I was laughing. I do like my silly Korean dramas because I tolerated the ending better here than the other versions. Just throw in some Caucasians wandering around the road, and
" voila " it's California. And you sit and stare from your table at the front of the house... on the lawn!! People have alfresco and backyards in California right? Do you
( if you're from there) sit at the table on your front lawn? Contemplating life? And with your laptop?
Anyhow... am going to check out f(x) now because of the drama. And going to watch SHINee's new single (?) Minho is going to age into a fine looking man one day. Isn't he? :-)
Oh. And I noticed how many times, countless scenes where they made him do push ups in all sorts of places. I didn't find Jae Hee sitting on his back romantic. I thought " omg, your poor back she is 169.9 cm tall and she can't be that
I live in Cali. I like to sit on my deck and watch the sunset over the ocean....when it's not foggy, so that I can actually see the sunset.
We did a lot of stuff outside in the yard in San Diego, here it's kind of cool and windy a lot.
I love "Dazzling Girl." It's so catchy! I started listening to f(x) because of Sulli. They are so cute. SHINee and f(x) did a version of "Lollipop" together and it's great!
Oh, Minho, Minho. I'm watching "Salamander Guru" just for you (and L's cameo). You know it's true love.
The random wrought-iron outdoor furniture just IN THE GRASS in people's front yards - yeah, that makes me nuts.
First of all, that shit is heavy. People gotta cut the grass, yo. Where's the deck? Where's the patio? Who's moving that stuff?
Second of all, front yards - no. If you have a big enough front PORCH in an old neighborhood with a lot of trees and kids on bikes and random old people taking after-dinner walks, then you might have some wicker on that porch and you might sit out there and rock, and wave at the neighbors. But people don't really do shit in their front yards in America. That's what back yards are FOR, Korea.
HELP. i have some questions about GAKSITAL. im a little confused. who is the emperor/ highest rank in the japanese govt?
is gov wada the highest rank? and why are kishokai people very powerful? why dont the members like japanese officials to know? they are keeping it a secret from konno, but konno is japanese police also. so why are kishokai members afraid to let the japanese know? im sure kishokai and the japanese have the same goal right?
the emperor isn't in the drama, he is in japan, gov wada is highest rank japanese officer in korea. Emperor and kishokai have the same goal to rule asian and kishokai is one organization that wanna be the most powerful beside emperor or higher than the emperor and konno is the right hand of emperor...it's my interpretation...
So....confession time. I FINALLY found some poor soul willing to watch a korean movie with me (My mighty Princess). And now she is hooked! So hooked! I have to convince her to go to bed at midnight because she has to work in the morning and we really shouldn't marathon you're beautiful in one night. So I thought I would only feel happy that I have someone to watch dramas with. But I feel GUILT!! Seriously, this habit is not healthy, I don't know why it is so addicting, but it for sure is! Now I feel like I gave a cigarette to a kid or something.
Consider yourself lucky - some people have no one to share KD's with! Love your analogy of the cigarette to a kid! It isn't really bad for her health, unless you call going around with giant circles under your eyes from no sleep, or going days without seeing the sun for computer time, or making up excuses to friends of why you can't go places so you can watch your shows bad for your health....ok, I see your point. But think of all the pure pleasure it brings us addicts!
Do NOT let her marathon You're Beautiful, that's like dumping an alcoholic in a bathtub full of their fav drink of choice. That show is so cracktastic it's not even funny!
How come I couldn't get into it? I couldnt stand the girl! I lasted I think two episodes only
I guess your tastes differ! (But I'll admit I really only cared for the guys, not so much the girl^^)
So many ppl love this show.. So I tried it.. Maybe it needs another try :)
Try it with soju at your elbow, Enz. It might help! ;-)
Haha shukmeister, I am so new and there are sooo many dramas out there, I can afford to wait before I need to go for a drug aided drama !
Hee hee hee. You'll find that soju can sometimes make the worst one a teensy bit more palatable...
I agree that the girl is a bit annoying ,esp at first. She is so spazzy, but that's part of the fun. There's a few dramas that take me a while to get into it. Maybe revisit it in a year or so. I just watched My girlfriend is a gumiho and loved it, but when it came out I just couldn't get into it.
Haha shukmeister, I am so new and there are sooo many dramas out there, I can afford to wait before I need to go for a drug aided drama ! Haha
Hahha! You aren't the only one. heheh I finally got one of my friend who's never watched Kdrama hooked after I told her to watch Sungkyunkwan scandal--a great watch with a happy ending. She loved it, watched it to the wee hours when she had to work really early in the morning. LOL
So I feel kinda bad but now have someone to rave to about all the awsome kdramas that she hasn't seen yet.^_^
Now she's onto City Hall and City Hunter. Then it'll be You're Beautiful---oh so cute and wonderful. ^^ She said not to get her anything with sad ending so I'm recommending all the happy ending Kdramas. After that, I'll get her into Tdrama, Jdorama and Cdrama. LOL
She should like Panda and Hedgehog then. Sweet, warm, and full of beautiful deserts art to look at also.
Oh, you've gotten her good! Congrats.
Oh, I have the same feeling right now! Just got my mother into Kdramas after marathoning Queen InHyun's Man with her. She told me that she can't enjoy American television anymore and has deleted all of her season passes on her DVR! She was really bummed about it. :(
Of course, I haven't watched more than a couple of US shows since I got hooked on dramas, so this isn't a new phenomenon. There's just something about the story telling that I enjoy more. And the fact you get a complete narrative with each new show.
@thunderlyn: I recently converted my sister and I think that I created a monster ... she cancels appointments with her clients (she is a physical therapist) because she is too tired after marathoning Kdramas. And she got two of her friends hooked on it as well (they are upgrading their internet service as they no longer watch cable but need internet to watch their shows). So my sister is also watching shows in the raw (she is currently following 7 dramas that are on air). No longer willing to wait for my recommendations, she recently decided to seek out and watch dramas and movies on her own ... and has discovered, much to her dismay, that sometimes in kdramas and kmovies, one or both of the leading characters are killed off ... LOL. So, make sure and warn your friend (if you haven't already) to read recaps and/or watch the endings before committing to watching the entire show if they don't want a romantic kdrama or kmovie with a tragic end.
Happy OT all my fellow Beanies! I am so glad to be back at home after a few weeks of traveling. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful family! They do keep me busy!
I am soooo excited that I will get to meet some of you in New York in November. I did miss out on the Big Bang tickets due to traveling (I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they sold out in a few hours - we can't keep those Korean guys to ourselves, you know) but I'm so looking forward to driving up and meeting the queens of the DramaBeans before the show!
Also have enjoyed getting to know some other Beaners (you know who you are!) recently!
For now, my Kdrama obsession is Nice Guy. Everything else has fallen to the wayside while I watch and rewatch this. (Except I did start Ohlala Couple, just for a little comic relief after all the heavy of NG.) Anyways, SJK is AMAZING. I'm hoping we have a little Nice Guy discussion on here today! (Off to read DB's recap of Eps. 7)
Ooh where are you? You're driving up to NYC so you must be on the east coast...
if perchance you're anywhere near VA, maybe I can take the train to meet up! I wish DBers would organize local chapter meetups!
I think Shukmeister is from Virginia. I'm from outside of Philly. I think there are other east coasters, too. Maybe JB and GF could designate one day a year as meet-up day so we could do like you suggested!
Shuk is in VA...*commence stalking* ^^
We really really ought to have a DB meet up day!
Yep, I'm about 1/2 from you, in Hampton Roads. I'm taking one of the daily buses from Norfolk to NYC for the BB concert.
I think today is a good day to just say 'thank you' to the entire dramabeans-team: javabeans, girlfriday ... all the other recapper, servermanager ... .
Maybe you know, sometimes there are days when you should not get up. It's cold and raining outside, you've forgotten the umbrella of course, the train arrives late, your seatneighbor spills coffee over your clothes, the boss is in a very bad mood, the computer hates you and crashes before you could save an important file and while you prepare dinner, you cut yourself in the finger. In summary: a fucking day.
But no matter how the day went. The dramabeansblog is publishing new articles, flashy images and funny recaps EVERY day. The bloggers share their thoughts on the kdramaworld with us, make us smile (or drool ... you know .. pics of hot guys with hot abs and this stuff...).
Anyway, we do not know whether javabeans & Co. had a bad day. Or a bad mood. Or just do not feel like writing or something creative. Since every day is something new on the blog.
I get back good mood when I read Dramabeans. So I appreciate the efforts of the Dramabeans-team. And I want to say a big fat THANK YOU. Thank you so so much for everyday day, you make us smile a little (more). Keep up the good work. And a super nice weekend to all.
I second that. And a super nice weekend to you, too, Blue.
I'm giving that a big round of applause, Blue. You said it so succinctly and perfectly!
Well said. I couldn't agree more. Thank you DB!
I completely agree. Blogging can be hard, time-consuming, and often utterly thankless work, but the Dramabeans team are so awesome that they make it seem effortless. Without this site, I bet my Kdrama obsession would have petered out after a month or two. (Hmmm. Would that have been a good thing or a bad thing?)
Big fat thank you to the team on DB from me too..
I love that I am sharing this newfound love for kdramas with folks from soooo many countries. I find it amazing that every Friday, this bunch of ppl come here and share their day, their thoughts, their new obsessions and everybody is sending positive vibes and thoughts to everyone else.
So, thanks DB from a newbie..
I've been thinking about this. I've been watching KDrama for mmmmmmm....? Maybe 18 months now? I love it more now than I did when I first watched Goong, completely unaware of what I was in for.
Because then I found Dramabeans, and discovered (much to my relief) that my experience with Goong (3 bleary-eyed days of non-stop tv watching, sobbing, laughing, and googling) was, in fact, quite a normal response.
With DB, I had found my people. Yes, I have people in real life, too. And in a vague way they are aware of my strange new preference for tv with subtitles. But here I get to revel in all the particularities of this lovely little world and I don't have to explain a thing.
And yes, WE are the community which is why I acknowledge of all you as My Wondrous Beans, every week. But without our lovely tour guides giving us this place, we wouldn't exist. This community is both devoted AND respectful of each other (generally speaking) and honestly, with this level of traffic I don't really see that anywhere else. We owe it to them for sending out the siren call of DramaBeans, and I join in giving my very honest and sincere thanks for all the work and effort they put in each and every day.
Ha, this sounds like my story almost word for word. That's why I flove this place so so much! In real life, I'm the crazy wife and friend who watches "foreign" tv. But here I'm just like everyone else.
Thanks to JB, GF and the rest of the crew for giving us a place to feel "normal" about our drama obsession.
It's thanks to this site that I started my own blog, met a lot of virtual friends, restarted my love of creative writing.
Without this site, my Asian drama obsession would have died with whatever was on Hulu at the time, and I would have gone back to anime none the wiser that a rich live-action subtitle experience awaited!
Thank you DB Goddesses!
That is so true...
Any good movie that's good for the brain? Or a total no-brainer but sure would make me laughing till I'm out of breath. Or a combination of both.
Have you watched Paul?
I really liked it .. 2 British guys and an alien about sums it up
Yeah. I've seen that already.
It's Friday! Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my fellow kdrama-watching Canadians!
I've been marathoning Birth of the Rich and I just realize how captivating NGM's voice is. I melt every time he speaks *sigh*
Also can't wait to finish TTBY, it was torturous but LHW is just too amazing to miss out on!
Hey everyone! My first OT! How exciting. I always read the comments but have never actually commented myself. Here we go.
Well im watching Faith and I adore it. I admit that it isnt perfevt and it definitely needs a LOT more badassery but I love the subtle, simple romances and human intercations. Take Choi Young and his aunt for example. Even though they are essentially discussing pretty intense situations, they are so comfortable with each other. Its adorable. I especially love it when she hits him. Reminds me of my aunt. Hee. Eun Soo is currently rocking my socks off right now. Shes just so likable. And has pretty hair. I think Gongmin and Noguk are one of my favourite pairs. Their romance quite literally crept up on us. I didnt even realise he reciprocated her feelings until it became more obvious. You dont always need huge declarations of love. Sigh. I think Young needs to be a wee bit more assertive for his love and make her bloody stay. Dont let her leave. Im liking all the villians although i wish more would happen. Less politics more fighting please. I know Im blood thirsty. Oh and can Choi Young get his old hairstyle back please. And also take hisnshirt off? And can Jung Il Woo cameo as an old bromance or can Eun Soo fall for him? Pleaseee? Sigh. And while im wishing can Yoo Ah In grow back his sungkyunkwan facial hair and cameo too? With his bro Song Joong ki? Im going off an a tangent. What have you done to me kdrama land? I shoukdve stuck to the colin firths of bbc land. Oooh which reminds me is anyone watching BBCs the Paradise? Its gorgeous to look at and an all round good show. Oooh and whos excited about BBCs Sherlock season 3? Only 3 months to go. I know im all over the place. I get distracted.
Im on a bit of a break with Arang. Im not sure but im not quite feeling it. I think Lee Jun Ki overacting a bit and I find the characters geberally one dimensional which annoys me. I may pick it up a bit later.
Im also watching Once Upon A Time In Saeng Chori. Its so underrated. I think its charming and i love the 2 male leads. I dont know who I route for. I do think the romance a bit slow but that doesnt subtract anything away from the story. Infact its a nice change. Im on episode 13 so almost dooone.
All right im done rambling.
Welcome! You will find that everyone here is very nice and respectful.
I can see that! Thank you for the warm welcome! Im already hooked.
Count me in as eagerly awaiting Sherlock season 3, since I'm a BBC fan in addition to being a KDrama fan.
I just wish Sherlock was airing on BBC America, where they would air it soon after showing in the UK, instead of on PBS, where we typically have to wait 6 to 8 months. After all, Dr. Who ended it's fall run last week, which leaves a big hole in my UK Drama viewing!
While I wait for the awesomeness that is Sherlock, I'll content myself with two of my favorite US shows - Fringe (yes, sadly that too will soon be gone) and Once Upon A Time.
Oh no thats stinks! We get US shows very quickly. A couple of months maximum after they air in the US. Are you watching Elementary? Im not sure I like it. I just miss the Watson- Sherlock bromance. Im a sucker for bromance. I guess Im just a Cumberbitch.
Well, BBC America has really changed things for us here in the States - popular shows like Dr. Who are now airing the evening (US time) after they air in the UK (so just a few hours later). Problem is that BBC-A is usually only available on the more expensive channel packages for cable and satellite.
Once Upon a Time is freaking awesome....can't wait for what season 2 has in store....
I agree - I watched the season 2 premiere, and thought.... "Well THAT's a game changer!"
I watched the first four episodes as they aired, last year. I watched the entire 1st season this weekend, and then the premiere for this season. Wow.
Favorite story has to be Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold as the Beast, with his Beauty.
Kinda think Charming is a day late and a dollar short most of the time.
Red is AWESOME. Did NOT see that coming.
I have sherlock withdrawals like crazy. I am really upset about it though. It's messed up my life. I can't watch anything else. It's that an the end of golden time.
Yes, welcome mollyp. Word of warning, the OT can become as addictive as Kdramas themselves. Like if you can't get to your computer on a Friday to see what everyone's up to, you start sweating and your hands start shaking! (Well, not really, but I do like to start my Friday mornings on the computer!)
Haha. Im already loving it! As you can see I enjoy rambling. I cant wait for the next OT already! I wonder what kind of tangents Ill go off on next time.