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Nobody? :(

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Hi, now i am here :-)

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And I forgot:::: Happy Friday !!! And nice weekend!!

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So I am watching "King of Dramas" - new kind of basic literature for kdramafans!! :-)

Want to watch: School 2013 and Alice In Cheongdam-dong.
But I am a bit behind. I made a trip to Madeira ( a really very beautiful super nice island). 10 Days without internet and television! That's impossible?? I thought that too - but hey - I am alive.
And now Christmas is around the corner...

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10 days without kdrama sounds like an eternity :) but vacations are always good, glad you had fun on your trip!

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Hello there!!!! I love King of Dramas!!! And Running Man - Han Hyo Joo & Go Soo episodes!

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KoD is really great!!!

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How is it that King of Dramas manages to get better with every episode? I love all these people, they seem so real. I absolutely adore Hyun Min's funny entourage (the slightly exasperated manager and Kwang Sooooo) and the depiction of Go Eun and Kim Bong Dal's relationships with their mothers.

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For sure, it's my new crack! I keep thinking,what kind of fur collar today? It's hilarious how it keeps getting bigger. I'm looking forward to the full-length mink after they finish the extensions. ;-)

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For me, it's Go Eun and her sling bags! She seems to have a new one in every other episode...

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Are we allowed to talk about the latest eps here? Or should we wait for the recaps? Sorry, its been a while since i OT'd, but KoD is JUST SO GOOD

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As long as you preface the comment with a ***SPOILER ALERT*** header, it's usually okay. There can be a lot of spazzing, squeeing, and such on OT,so I recco anyone who doesn't want spoilers to avoid it altogether until your show airs.

And, yes, KOD is wacky realism!

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Now that I Miss You is almost over.... Yoon Eun Hye???? I wonder if it'll ever happen. TT

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You mean, YEH to come as a guest in RM? That'll be DAEBAK!!!

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Yes. Now that it's almost over... I wonder if she'll ever guest on RM... I've been running through several scenarios of the types of things they could do... I soooo want it.

(Oh and she's up for it, just waiting for the invite.) Invite her!!

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Several scenarios like what...? Care to share, dear KimYoonmi? :) Who knows, maybe there are RM production people lurking here and the scenarios could materialise ;)

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I don't think they speak English well...

But things like an episode where Yoon Eun Hye, Byul, Yoo Jae Seok's wife and Ji Seok Jin's wife show up. Of course Gary and Miss Mong get paired up too. Which leaves Kwang Soo... but he can promote his own recent project on Nice Guys.

Be awesome for a V-day type of event. Games would be in pairs... and run the funny, yet sweet type of episode.

Or you can do women v. men episode. We haven't had that for a long time.

Or you can combine the two. The men help the women in individual races and think they will ultimately be taking down other couples, but the final game is women v. men hide and go seek in a secret faction.

The other option is to have the dilemma of Jong Kook episode.

Bong Seon and Yoon Eun Hye play it that they are mad at his recent lovelines and philandering and plot to take him down and show him the error of his ways. I think if he's available Lee Min Ki (who was part of the original game of the Of Course that prompted the ear covering) can show up as a secret love rival for Jong Kook.

The cast would be then there to help with the clues initially, but then slowly allowed to choose sides on which love line they would support.

Another one I thought would be good would be an X-man flashback Jong Kook has to remember who he is forgetting on X-man... and be made to play things like the chicken game blindfolded.

I can brainstorm more, but I'd be fine with anything as long as I get my meta and my funny.

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Cool! Thanks for sharing! :)

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OMOOOO! This is my DREAM! I am dying for her and reunite with Kookie! I would love this more then any drama ever. But I'm not getting my hopes up until they actually announce!

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I would love for Kim Myung Min & Jung Ryeo Won to be in Running Man! KMM has never been in any variety show, has he? If not RM, then maybe the KoD cast could appear in Strong Heart...

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I've never seen KMM in anything else but KOD, but has definitely joined my A-dol list!!

I had considered Beethoven Virus when it first came out - is it worth watching, even for him? Any thoughts?

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Beethoven Virus rocks! KMM's Beethoven look is really unique and his acting is so good! Beethoven Virus is the drama I got to know KMM and now KMM is why I'm watching King of Dramas.

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I watched "Deranged", a creepy medical thriller movie that KMM was in this year. Definitely not for the squeamish, and his character was nothing like Anthony. It showed his acting chops as a man trying to protect his family from a gruesome epidemic.

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Hi everyone :)
I'm watching:
King of dramas: simply awesome
School 2013: simply awesome
Alice In Cheongdam-dong: very good :D

And ya....I'm watching coffee prince once again with my mom..

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I've been meaning to start on School & Alice, but KoD has "sucked" me in so much that I always ended up watching past KoD episodes over and over again! Can't get enuff of it...

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I want Anthony! All he's gotta do is read the phone book out loud. #EarPorn

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I refreshed dramabeans more than 30x ytd and today just to check if there any King of Drama newest eps recap :p

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Me too! I don't want to give any spoilers, so I'll just say for now that I love the Hyun Min - Kwang Soo parts in ep 14! And of course all the Anthony-Go Eun, Hyun Min-Mina parts too, which have been said much in other forums.

The Kwang Soo in KoD and the Kwang Soo in Running Man are so opposites in terms of physical appearance :)

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Maybe the real-life Lee Kwang Soo could cameo in KoD!

KoD hasn't had any cameos since that 1st ep (Park Shin Hye)? Oh, correction. There's another one - ep 7, the one acting as Hyun Min's mom. Dunno her name, but she was also Hyun Bin's character's mom in Secret Garden... right?

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she also appeared in Rooftop Prince. :)

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Kwang Soooo is so adorable in 14, especially when he's pissed off :D

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When I saw the behind-the-scene clip for ep 14 (no English subs though), only then I noticed his attire and that really cracked me up! He seems good at beatboxing too...

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hehe good to know i'm not the only one x)
i mean, i've watched both of this week's episodes already but for some reason, i like reading the recaps too, just to see what everybody else thought of it and know that there are other fans out there too^^
plus, the screenshots are always epic

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Same here. It's just more fun when you can see what other people have to say and either go into fits of glee or yell at the screen as part of a group.

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me too!

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ME TOO! last drama I did this for was Shut Up! I've already seen the latest eps and everything, but they were awesome and I just can't wait to hear what others thought, to relive it.

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hi everyone. happy OT. its been a tiring week for me so all i have managed, kdrama wise, is to catch up to episode 6 of school 2013 :(. am very behind on king of dramas. no time to marathon anything.

like a lot of people, am waiting for FBND and level 7 civil service.

have a good weekend, y'all

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Me too I Want FBND right now I am exhausted from exams and from every thing I just want refreshment :D

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Hi!
Was a busy week for me too, almost drama-free, which is a bad thing here. All I was able to get in were a couple episodes of What's Up and Oohu, but I was so tired, I couldn't follow oohu and might have to start from the begining again.

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Tell me about it! I fell asleep watching one episode of school 2013. Sheesh. But weekend am off so hopefully will be able to catch up KoD. So behind now but four episodes is manageable I think. Plus looking forward to seeing joo won in girls clothes on 1n2d :)

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Yeah all these dramas to catch up on. It's like a present waiting for me. can't wait.

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I am loving ALICE, oh well, not really Alice but her RABBIT...teehee....

Happy weekend everyone...Christmas is coming..Christmas is coming...hahaha

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hahaha...white rabbit that is..Alice's white rabbit!!!!go go go!

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Happy Friday/OT/holiday all!

The world didn't end! heheh ^^ :p

School 2013 is getting better and better. IF if stay like this, could be a winner!

Started MDSY. Stopped at ep 8. I've mentioned before that this would be a more fit drama with 16 to 20 episodes rather then 50 or more---due to talk of extension. It started off good but went in a direction that I didn't lilke.

Great seer was a bit slow but still edgy. Goodness, the baad people just become more evil and pathetic. I hope they get what they deserve in the end.

In the real world, still need to do some last minute Christmas shopping today. haha I know, me a procrastinator. :P

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I watch MDSY coz of Park Hae Jin! Love him when he acted as the young soldier in Famous Princesses. Dang, only managed to catch Happy Together when the MDSY cast were the guests... need to find this vid.

And I love Hyo Jung too!

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I meant, I only got to watch that Happy Together ep the last 15 minutes or so... so need to watch the whole show.

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It's not a bad watch but man, it went melo...family...to places that shouldn't go. Oh well.... at least I stopped before I really hated it. ahahhahah

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Oh no... that bad? I didn't really wanna start watching it at first coz I had just finished Gaksital then, and I couldn't dissociate So Young's dad from Shunji's father... if you know what I mean

Well, I'll just look forward to the Sang Woo - Hyo Jung parts then....

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To others, it may not be a bad drama. It was good...storyline that is until it went places that I didn't like. Maybe you'll like it? Who knows.

The guys are hotties for sure. ^^

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I am a last-minute-christmas-shopper too. I thought the world will collapse, so no need buy presents. But nothing happens: Crowded shopping center: I am coming!

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LOL yeah, we all are here... no castaphe or whatever.

I hate crowd too but can't help it if I'm going to get things done before the weekend. Fingers and toes crosses. ^^

Good luck with your shopping!

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Hi cv! I'm always a last minute person, too, but this year it may do me in. If I don't start to feel better soon, I may be finishing my shopping on Christmas Eve. Ugghh

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there is still some time left before the world ends (according to this) http://www.endoftheworldcounter.com/
approximately 2 hours. I think I'll go take a nap now and see what's what when I wake up again.
Happy Friday!

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you mean, we should wait with our lastminuteshoppingmarathon at least for 2 hours?? Watching a good drama instead?? Maybe 'Alice In Cheongdam-dong' ?? With this, we have enough inspirations (... but probably not enough money...) for christmas-presents-shopping; if the earth continues to rotate. Good Plan!

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well, you can speed the whole process up by marathoning Gangnam Style (=watch it over and over and over and over). Like million of other people (tried to access YouTube lately? sloooooooow ^^) - if it ends (the world), then no need to go shopping. if it doesn't at 1'000'000'000, then we have some more certainty.

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oh! false alarm. it's already at 1.000.382.639. the world still seems to be here, even though I am unusually tired ...

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LOL.
my view at Gangnam-Counter : 1 000 000 000 views reached. END OF THE WORLD IN PROGRESS !!
How do you feel ???
I'm fine and I long for a cup of hot coffee...

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I thought my world was ending last night. I got hit, out of the blue, with the worst stomach virus I can ever remember having. I won't go into details, but after about 6 hours I am sure there was not one ounce of food or fluid left in my body. i still haven't crawled out of bed this morning (afternoon?) , but luckily my husband brought my computer over to me before he left for work. I had to say hi on the OT, after all!

And happily following CA, CWGM, KoD and not so happily IMY. Although I heard a good scene is coming in the next episode so if I can keep my eyes open today I may watch it.

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KL to know if you still have that one ounce of fluid left, watch IMY and see if it can still extract at least a tear from each eye! get well soon and be in time for the celebrations!

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oh no, Korazy! how terrible!! Get well soon!!
I can relate, I had a similar experience this spring, when I was teaching in Vienna ... I barely made it home. I can't even remember how I got to the airport and onto the plane ... terrible experience. Make sure to drink lots and lots and lots of fluids!!!

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@Enz, thanks for the laugh. (although my stomach doesn't like it much!) Eps 11 was such sob fest, but I'm hoping 13 isn't so bad. (You know I must be really sick if I am lying in bed and still don't have the energy to watch any Kdramas!)

@Kakashi, I don't know how you did it! I kept thinking my saving grace was that I was at home. It hit so fast that I couldn't even crawl upstairs--luckily there's a bathroom on the first floor. They would not have been able to get me on a plane, I'm sure.

It stinks that I have a whole day in bed and can't even stay awake long enough to watch anything!

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:-(
not fair, Korazy ... but the good thing about these sudden attacks is, that they usually pass pretty quickly too. I advise you to take it as easy as possible, because these attacks weaken you a lot. I think you're supposed to eat stuff like mashed potatos etc. for a long time after, to build up the bacteria in your stomach. I didn't do it, but I should have. It took me weeks to fully recover!

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@KL, oh dear.. Just get PLENTY of rest and fluids. Speedy recovery. Dramas will be there for you

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LOL
I don't think the world is going to end anytime soon. Another billion years... perhaps? But we wouldn't be here then to see it.

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We might get stuck here for another billion of years, if we keep watching all k-dramas.

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Hey everyone! I'm glad it's the weekend, aka drama catchup time for me - still haven't watched ep 6 of School 2013 or ep 13 of I Miss You (former takes more priority than the latter, to be honest)

But I did finish The Princess' Man, and loved it - also loved the fact that its heroine is true to period and not just a modern girl trotting around in Joseon clothes (*cough SKKScough*) but is still an awesome character anyway.

(also, the end of episode 22? I think I actually died, because knowing how shy many dramas are about showing intimacy of any kind....OMGGGGGGG)

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I loved TPM! One of my favorite OTPs of all time, right up there with QIHM's OTP! And all the emotions felt really raw. I loved how, in an era where women are pretty much just chattel and powerless the female lead did all she could to save her man COUNTLESS times. Also Park Shi Hoo is hot.

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I didn't really get hooked to the romance until things started going really bad (family deaths and all), but once it got going, it REALLY got going - PSH and MCW have chemistry enough to set several continents on fire.

And I love all the supporting characters too, especially the princess - Hong Soo Hyun was spectacular in that role. Though even the 'bad guys' were pretty well-written, I mean even our main villain had moments when you really just wanted him to stop being bad instead of wanting him to die in a fire.

It's a great sageuk, though not my all-time fave (that title belongs to Arang and the Magistrate), but as a non-fusion saugeuk, it's perfect.

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thats why I couldn't ship MoonChaeWon and Song Joong Ki too hard because MCW and ParkShiHoo's Chemistry was so much stronger and better. TPM was just EPIC!

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Moon Chae Won's chemistry was best with Moon Geun Young, as far as I'm concerned =X

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I shipped MCW and SJK right out of the gate in Nice Guy, but with TPM it took me a while to get there - she has fantastic chemistry with both!

Now I want to watch Painter of the Wind for MCW+MGW, lol

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She looks better with Park Shi Hoo for sure. I was indecently invested in the OTP for TPM. Song Joong Ki's babyface is so not my cup of tea.

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Happy Friday, thread!

Can I just say, getting a person who's never seen a drama to slowly spiral into madness over one is incredibly satisfying. A friend of mine caved and watched Coffee Prince a week or so ago, and the deluge of emails that resulted was one of the most magnificent things I've ever witnessed. Does she mock me and my dramas anymore? No, no she does not.

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yay to that! i love coffee prince and i love hearing others finding it as charming and lovely as i did :)

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Coffee Prince was my first drama, and it's still my most beloved. Getting live updates as she watched it was like getting to see it for the first time all over again. So much fun. :)

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it wasnt my first drama (ojakgyo was - which i loved loved too) but certainly one of my top three favourites.

and i introduced it to quite a few people but none were as mad about it as i was :p

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feeling so bad, I'm gonna try and finish it before next OT.

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It was my first K-drama as well! I watched it right after HYD, and at first couldn't get into it all. After episode 2, I was in love.

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I wonder if Coffee Prince has to be one of your first drama's to love it. I feel bad cause I don't love it. I can't seem to finish it. :S I know everyone will be so mad at me. It's like when I hear someone doesn't love or can't finish QSS.

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Pillowhead, I don't think so.. A lot of people ARE meh about CP.. My sister thought eun chan was too much like a kid to be in a relationship. But then, she was also one to think best love ( which I also enjoyed immensely) was much more believable as a love story. And we all know dokko Jin was even more of a kid!

I just loved gong yoo as choi Han kyul. What to do about QSS? Sigh.. It doesn't make many people's fave list.. :(. Can we say more it to share for us few?

So glad you love it like I do and at least you, me and Korazy can squee together !

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thanks. I was so wondering what was wronge with me. Y meeee... haha. but I will give it another try.

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Yes, less people to share Eric with. :D. Is this our ode this week? <3 QSS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4Bk5lE5_sk

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that made me miss the show so much. arrrgh. but I have to move on to the current ones that I can't even keep up with!

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LOL Another converter to drama addict eh? ^^ Yay!

Coffee prince is always a good first start for those who are Kdrama virgins. Love CP. Still one of my favorites.

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Coffee Prince is the one that pulled me down the rabbit hole, so I figured that if any drama was going to do it, it'd be that one. It's so addictive it can practically be weaponized.

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heh, successful proselytizing is one of the highlights of being a KDrama addict.

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It's all pointing and laughing at the drama fan until YOU'RE the one feverishly downloading at ridiculous o'clock in the morning. Not that I'm feeling smug or anything.

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Before my addiction, I used to make so much fun of my bro-in-law because he kept watching Snow Queen and I would ask (back then) why do they have weird hairstyles? what is wrong with the lead guys' hair??? Next thing you know he suckered me into watching Man Who Can't Get Married which I marathoned on one weekend. Then my REAL addiction kicked in when I chose Kim Samsoon as my 2nd drama to watch, and whaddouknow, weird haired guy from Snow Queen is so adorably endearing and I'm in love (and lust) with Binnie ever since.

For CP, there were weekends where I just vegged out and watched it again and again that I lost count. When I finally relented and ordered my DVD set for Coffee Prince my husband made fun of me to no end, until I made him watch Secret Garden on Netflix. Then that got him started on 49 Days which he admitted is is favorite drama. Now we are on a King of Dramas kick on our roku.

I think owl nailed it on the head - when convincing somebody to watch Kdramas for the first time, do not, i repeat DO NOT reveal your inner fangirl (or fanguy) until that person eventually GETS IT.

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ya, when i first finished CP, it was like having had an injection of happy drug and i had to have a shot of it every night before i went to bed. just a little han kyul. and sometimes a little more before going to work!!

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It's tricky, though, to be a bit nonchalant when introducing kdramas to someone who is skeptical. You have to tone down the addiction hype and try to talk in a normal voice and at a normal speed, not all omg!! this and soooo that, talking fast and animated (hands flying), thowing back onto the couch and sighing while holding your heart when mentioning flower boys -
I casually suggested watching kdrama on roku to my bro and we're watching What's Up and Beethoven Virus (Anthony from KoD is the lead) - only 2 epiosdes a day. Then I run upstairs and marathon on my computer IMY, KoD, and School2013 yesssss! It's a super good thing I have you peeps to kdramattack with!! love dat!

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LOL. Can't stop laughing. So true about cutting back the hype. And either folks totally get it about flower boys or they...don't.

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Hmmm, maybe I should try the low key tact, except anyone who knows me would already be suspicious of my behavior. LOL

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haha! Aint that the truth. I wish I had seen your drama-intro instructions a few weeks ago. My friend posted she was watching IMY on her wall and I did everything you warned against. I sent here layers of links to my favoite dramas, told her of my hopes that she'll have mad K-crushes and we'd fangirl together, and how she'll move forward to Kpop and we'll go to Mama and stalk all the flowerboys (I thew in a "makjang" and "aigoo" for good measure). I waited anxiously for her reply... , and nothing. whaaahaaahahah. So now I know... normal casual voice. keep eyes out of crazy mode. no mention of flower boys or fangirling. aigoo...

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lol. I was like that for almost a year. but now I don't bother trying to convince anyone else to watch although I still post stuff on fb now and again. I think a few fb friends got OMO-ed and aigoo-ed out!! >.<

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I've never been one to openly express my addiction around people that don't understand (haha, that sounds so serious), because I first got into kdramas in high school, when I was so busy trying to be tough that I didn't want anyone knowing my secret, die-hard-romantic shame.

THEN, I got my friend into it with My Name is Kim Sam Soon and You're Beautiful, and all of a sudden she's this massive drama/kpop fan that won't shut up about it! I think it says something about my personality that I get annoyed with her for it, but I don't think I want to know what that is :\

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So I just got back from a graduation party and there were friends of friends who I didn't know and traveling to Korea came up. My ears perked up. Then karioke came up and I mentioned how (in IMY but I ditn't say that) when someone was so drunk they just gave him a spoon instead of a mic to sing. "Really? So funny!" I got lots of laughs on that. So I got brave and mentioned a couple fo oldies songs in kdramas like Happy Together by the Turtles (in School 2013) and Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair, San Francisco (from Nice Guy) and how cool it was to hear them in kdramas. Later someone asked me how I know about kdramas, and I (being deliberately casual) mentioned dramafever and kdrama on roku, etc.. I (lightly and in passing) uggested Coffee Prince to start with, and said that if they wanted to email me, I would give them more suggesitons.

Little do they know that in 6 months I have watched 55 kdramas-many of them multiple times, and hang with all you dramabeaners :) I was cool, calm and got the word out -

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i pronounce you k drama ambassador, owl!! hehe.. well done on keeping cool and then gently inserting bits and pieces of kdrama related info to pique interest :)

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I am indeed honored, enz, thanks! Ambassador of gooddrama (I mean good will)! It really was fun, and I am going to follow up with a few friends this weekend. Who knows? Maybe I will pull up a kdrama stie online and go from there. In the meantime, my bro asked if we are going to watch 2 episodes today (he didn't even say 1 episode, but 2-haha), so he's a fan at a distance anyway.
Luv the beaners support!

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yeah, at the beginning I was kind -of (even) ashamed to present myself as a drama-watcher (the youth has to be active, go to parties and lialialia), BUT thank god, I got to know more than just melodramas and recently also realised that a few casually (CASUALLY) dropped remarks about kdramas won't be met with weird looks. I just have to talk about them as I talk about more famous english tv series and that'll do. :) (Still, to promote some drama... that's too big of a step yet :D). My bigger problem now is how to tell someone about the Spanish dramas that I marathon when I need something very distracting and sweet...haha

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LMAO!! You're sooo right. All the drama is reserved for the truly addicted in the family. My daughter infected me and we KNOW how to squee. Now two more family members got bitten by the "bug" (City Hunter for my son and BOF for my daughter in law) and I feel like I have to tone down some in front of the recent converts. Though they heard me ROAR for days after Ohlala...

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Happy Friday everyone! It's been ages since I was last hanging out at OT because of work. I feel like the year swept by - and that I simply hadn't the time to watch as many dramas as I wish I had. I'm waiting for the rest of the year end reviews to see if I missed out on anything!

Strangely enough I felt compelled to catch up on School 2013, which I LOVE. So heartfelt and real in the smaller moments (although I'm not sure if the classroom classmates are overdone). It reminds me a little of GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) which was one of my favorite Japanese school dramas of all time hands down. I'll have to see where School 2013 goes before I can say how much I love it in comparison to GTO (or perhaps there is NO comparison because they are both such different dramas).

Happy holidays everyone, and a Merry Christmas in advance! Hoping Santa will put in a special appearance on DB during this period too! ;)

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Merry Christmas to you too! ^^

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In other drama-watching news: I've gone off the deep end and decided to start on Ojakgyo Brothers (60 episodes, I must be nuts) and Shining Inheritance (30 episodes, I must be nuts).

Also rewatched Boys Before Flowers over the week, and found myself fast-forwarding to Yi-jung/Ga-eul scenes A LOT. I don't know why, but that storyline is one thing the kdrama did really well - even in the original manga, I just wanted to smack those characters, but here I love them.

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Ugh, the manga....I couldn't stand the nonsense even though I read through the whole thing. It's what keeps me from watching any of its drama versions.

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I think the kdrama did best at its production values (which were appropriately lavish in a way that the other versions never managed to be, and show just how much of a fantasy world it is) but it definitely suffers from some major drag.

The beta couple, though, they are awesome. I HATED Soujiro and Yuki (especially Yuki) in the manga, but their Korean equivalents have 10xmore chemistry than any other version AND the writers managed to get one thing right by giving Ga Eul a backbone instead of just having her be a lovesick fangirl.

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Good god, 60 episodes. I questioned my choices when I hit the halfway point on Queen of Reversals (stupid Park Shi-hoo and his stupid face) and realized that I'd basically be done with a standard 16-ep drama. The idea of hitting *30 episodes* and realizing you're only halfway... You are a braver person than I am.

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I may not hang on all the way to the end of SI, I'm only 4 episodes in and bored already. And I like the stepsister, but I can bet she's going to get the shaft and turn eeeevil at some point. Blah.

OB, though, I like it.

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Oh YEAH! Shining Inheritance is pretty boring for like 5 episodes? But, it'll pick up soon. I really enjoyed it and it's the drama that made me like Lee Seung Gi,haha. It's only 24 (25?) episodes though! So, not as long as you think,haha.

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I shook my fist at my screen at the end of SI, wondering why I watched knowing how it was going to end. Couldn't drum up an ounce of positive feeling for the female lead.

OB, I rabidly watched the moment episodes were available, and enjoyed it right to the end! All the couples were worth watching, especially the character development of the mom.

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With OB, I lasted until episode 24 and then read recaps. Watched the last three episodes.
You are brave!

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I did something like that too! Too long. I've only ever watched Dong yi and Jewel in the palace from start to finish and fast foward some slow parts. I don't know how I did it but...whewww....

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ojakgyo is worth it. i loved it so. although the number of episodes mean that it will be a loooong while before i rewatch it. or maybe never :p

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The cutest thing in Shining Inheritance is the brother's pronunciation of spy (suh pi, as in "noona, suh pi"? )awww~I so totally loved loved loved that! Very cool granmother in that show, too~

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OJB was my first family drama and god knows I only went that route because of Joo Won after BM.
With OJB, there wasn't a single moment I thought of skipping. Matter of fact, I repeated several episodes before moving forward.

I wished OJB got extended. It's one drama that was done right and there was lots of character development!!

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That makes me think of Dalja (of Dalja's Spring) gramma saying "Soo-pair tire" for Spare Tire.

and JT Cha of Alice saying "Galobala Boranda"
for global brand.

Cute!

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Ya, I like how they add syllables to almost everything. Prince becomes prin se. And handbag becomes Hand de bag.. Very cute

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The one and only time I ever watched a 64-episode drama was for "Golden Bride." My love for Heechul lured me in, and it helped greatly that he looked so good during that time period. Not to mention that his romance arc in the show was given proper screentime. The rest of the drama was supr makjang but I loved it anyway.

I doubt I'll ever watch a drama more than 30 episodes ever again though.

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I don't think you have gone completely nuts until you've watched a 95 episode melodrama! I have done that 0___0. I hope I never hear the words "liver transplant" again.

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OMG I can't believe you watched it too! IT WAS SO FRACKIN LONG and so drawn out. I mean... it took her like HALFWAY through the series to finally get onto the revengemode and she didn't even pull through. I'm glad they had a happy ending but. that motherinlaw should have just #WREDVDAAGDFCX// ahem. anyways, to all you people out there reading this: don't watch Don't Hesitate. it's like all the makjang angst drama evil motherinlaws that you all hate all in one 95ep drama. Don't do it to yourself.

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OMG! I know exactly what drama you're talking about! I watched it with a group as it was airing on viki. The only reason I stuck around till the end was all the snark! :) Liverboy, that nickname was from me! :)

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There must be something about this time of year—I finally broke down and started watching Jewel in the Palace, which at 54 episodes is tied for the longest drama I've ever tried. (I also watched and loved Family's Honor, which is the same length.)

I almost think the really long shows go by better than a lot of the 16-episoders...it's like the writers know they have to work to keep us interested, so try harder at it.

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Shining Inheritance was my very first Kdrama. An article about Net flix mentioned SI as one of the shows that get marathoned straight thru. At the time I didn't know anything about Korean dramas. It acutally took me a while to finish. (a few weeks, which now is like an eternity in Kland). But I met Lee SeunGi, my first love, and then marathoned MGiaG and K2H, and the rest is history.

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Happy Friday Beanies. :)

I've been deeply entrenched in final exams (today is the last one, yay!) so haven't been watching much dramas lately but 1N2D is keeping me company as I watch bits and pieces of it in between breaks. Definitely a helpful way to break the monotony and grueling nature of studying. Really loving that show and then coming here to read recaps of it. So much fun.

Well, not much else to say so it's back to the books again.

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Good luck!!!

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yes, good luck!

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I saw the first episode of The Human Condition yesterday, and that was hilarious! The boys from the Gag concert are forced to live together for a week without cell phones, internet or TV. One of my favorite parts is when one guy is left at home for an hour and a half and he has no idea what to do with himself, and when the other guys come back, he is so happy he is almost crying!

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Did you watch it online? I want to watch too... Where did you watch it?

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Is this the new variety program by PD Na from 1N2D season 1? Is he visible in the show? Miss him! ;)

Yes, yes, where can we watch it... preferably with Eng subs... ?

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seconding that request here - subs!!

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Oh, I found it, found it! Not sure if I can post the links, but you just need to ask Mr Google for 'human condition kbs eng sub'. I got them from the second result. Hope this helps!

Also, for those who have k^b^s^w^o^r^l^d, ep 2 will be shown on Sat 22 Dec.

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Thank you!

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I am glad you found them! I hate it when I hear about something wonderful and it does not have subs!

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did u all find it? Hm. I googled it but just got a bunch of FB pages.

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Yup, as mentioned above, it's the 2nd result from the search. Just click on that FB page and the links should be in there.

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Thanks. Found it. Was really funny. I wonder why they didn't think up things like buying books, etc. There still are bookstores in Seoul...

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It was indeed a nice watch. For the 3 items taken, I think I can't stand having the net taken away. I can live without my phone and television for quite sometime, but if you take my laptop and internet connection, I would be very very very bored...

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Well, I know I would not be happy, but I like to read, do crossword puzzles, and kindergarten activities* so I can survive some time without resorting to electronics. That's what I wanted to yell at the poor little guy alone for an hour,"Have you ever read a book?"

*Sort of like crafts for those who have no talent!

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I HATE not having the internet but twice in two years I've gone 4-5 days without power due to storms and then it takes longer for the internet to come back, so I have experience. I just do more of all the other stuff I like to do - talk to friends and play games, knit, read, sleep, cut paper, sleep, sleep, sleep...

Oddly enough the week that I spend in Maine each summer is completely electronics free and I don't mind it at all. That's full of reading, sleeping, eating, friends, excursions, bonfires, stuff like that.

I can be well-rounded. I just don't like it.

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Funny, I lose electricity during Sandy, I wasn't upset because like an idiot I told myself I still have the internet. Two seconds later my synapses fired, you need electricity for your internet. I did not know how to react, throw a full fledged temper tantrum or boo boo. So, I went to sleep, I tell you no lie, I dreamt that I was crying....

Then I put things in proper prospective, but it was rough for a while. now when I think about it I can't help but laugh. hehehehehehehehhe.

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King of Dramas--I love the last little twist, though I was yelling at the computer screen.

Watching Jeon Woo Chi too.

Still watching Horse Doctor. I have to admit I kinda skimmed the last episode. I think I can pin it as this: the previous dramas by the writer/director never portrayed a black and white morality. They never said who was good nor who was evil in the same way as this drama and I really do miss that. That was part of what made Dae Jang Geum so good. Even the evil characters weren't completely so, and you had that moment of questioning. This was also from Dong Yi and Queen Seon Deok. The morals were never clear cut. I'm not getting that from Horse Doctor and I so want to. Instead, I think the central moral issue is about classicism. But we're being told constantly that this kind of prejudice is wrong and more wrong and look at the evil people here. Rather than asking about the social impact of this person and the social functions of class and not having a good answer for it. I miss the moral gray that historical dramas tend to do so well.

And also watching Queen Insoo as well, which is surprisingly good most likely because it wrestles with a lot of moral dilemmas without saying what the solution is. I find myself thinking about the issues it raises while watching it.

I am skimming through the TW-drama Miss Rose. I think the reason I am watching it is because K-dramas this year failed to deliver on the fast-paced fluffy drama that's not completely mind-numbing because the plot twists aren't there that I wanted and I really like that.

I'm still watching Monster and Priceless. Priceless is really good.

Oh and Ooku ended. TT So sad, but so good. It's a really good treatment of the role reversal and has a feminist thing going for it without preaching. I love it for that. Though there is apparently going to be a second drama. I want to see that one too.

Welcome to the last of the dark days. The Mayan end of days didn't come... so more King of Dramas for me.

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Oh yes, Ooku was good. Something different from all the other modern Jdorama. Loved the storyline.

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Oh, my!!!! Please don't say it ended!!!! I was kinda hoping it hadn't because there wasn't a "finale" on the url.

Sure, there was the DVD ad at the end of this episode, but there was some stuff about the woman he would love in the future. Is that for another season?

Oh gee.

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Yes there is another season. It kinda said something like the woman he refuses to love...

But I look forward to the next series...

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Awwwwwwwwwwwww. Okay. I'll hold on til next season. Thanks.

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Hi Beanies, happy OT!

Been a crazy week with my dog getting ill and me running all over trying to find a good vet. Thankfully, we found a really nice place and she went through surgery today and seems to be responding well. She should be home soon if all goes according to plan.
I have a question though: do any of the people with dogs here have had any experience with babesia? It's a blood parasite she's been diagnosed with and I'd be grateful for any additional information.

Dramawise I haven't been able to keep up, obviously, but hoping to catch up once everything goes back to normal.

Have a good weekend, y'all!

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I hope your dog gets better bb!

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Thanks, pogo, she seems to be recovering well and came home today. :)

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Hello all! I was so excited yesterday when I was on dramafever and found out that they recently uploaded My Delightful Girl Chunhyang. I've heard so much about it, and now I can finally watch it...or in reality, add it to my huge list of dramas to watch in the near or far future. >.>

Currently watching Faith...really loving the king's character. He's very well played! I love the dynamic between him and pretty much any other character, particularly the queen and Young. And I honestly don't mind Eunsoo all that much. She amuses me. :D

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I honestly tried to watch Delightful Girl Chunhyang on DF too but couldn't. I read all the rants and raves... I know its supposed to be an awesome drama but its just too outdated for me to keep up with.

Which is why I need Jae Hee to pick up another project asap (where he gets the girl)

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yup, I'm also one of the very few who didn't like Delightful Girl Chunhyang. Everybody got on my nerves big time. Except for Park Shi-hoo (who has such a wonderful cameo in it)

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I lasted 15 minutes, then just couldn't stand it anymore. I am beginning to think I am allergic to Hong Sisters' dramas.

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Are you dropping the recaps for king of drama!?! I know its unrelated but just wondering ?!

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Poor HeadsN°2 was sick all the week: Respiratory infection. :( She asked us to wait a little for the recaps... And I asked for "goodies" when she would come back. #Negotiation Anthony Style.

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Although I've watched the latest KoD episodes, I still look forward to the recaps in Dramabeans each time. Am coping with the current withdrawal symptoms now, hehe!

Wishing HeadsNo2 a speedy recovery! Nice negotiation there, Mystisith ;P

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just wanna say i love the song today and merry Christmas to those who celebrate and happy holidays to the rest :)

anyone else watched life of pi? i saw it on imax and it was a visual feast. emotionally not very moving though; book was better on that point. but the special effects and the world created was quite spectacular.

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Loved the book. I can't bring myself to see the movie, though.

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its definitely still worth checking out. just to see how the world that the writer created manifests on imax.

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Hi, all :) I think I've never written there, BUT today I made through my last exam in uni and I am just sooo happy (dramas, come to me, hehe), and I want to share this happy moment with all of you :)

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Congrats! I hope you did well on your exams! ^^

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Thanks :)
Since we agreed with our professors, we did our exams earlier, but according to the actual order, the results will show up later. I hope 4 exams in one (this) week was worth the same amount of sleepless nights and lonely days (without dramas, that is) :))). I really hope that :))

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