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Beans of Wisdom: Reformed trucks and sassy titles

This week in Beans of Wisdom…

In response to the behind-the-scenes problems in “My Sassy Girl’s original leading actress rumored to quit, role still not cast, Lord Cobol suggests a solution in comment #24:

Shows to replace this fiasco:

Let’s Fight Casting Director

W – Two Actresses

Uncontrollably F****d

Second to Last Actress

Age of Incompetence

Cinderella and the Four Replacements

iateallthecookies replies:

Don’t forget the old favourites:

Secret casting

You from another audition

I won’t hear your voice

Remember — actresses’ war

Sign me, unsign me

Ratings over everything

Actresses in the trap

Who are you? Acting school 2016

Angry actress

And soon to come:

Cast me 2017

randomblah adds:

Alternatively, Joo Won in the Trap. LOL.

Some more dramas:

Six Flying Rumors
Ex Leads Club

Emergency Replacement

Imaginary Casting

D-Day (and yet there’s no lead actress)

The Greatest Flop

Decision Turner

Second Time Casting a Lead

Wanted: Another Sassy Girl

I Remember You Auditioned Before

Alessar:

Let’s not forget:

Sign or Go Crazy

Please Come Back Original Actress

When A Director Casts

Lead Actress’s Dignity

Five Casting Directors

She Was Pretty Reasonably Mad

Check out the original thread for more show titles.

 

In “Here are alllllllll of your Moon Lovers,” Dakchigo notes (#19):

On Moondays, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and Moon Lovers will also go against Moonster.

*rimshot*

 

the-basketcase talks about the siblings in “The Good Wife: Episode 13” comment #5:

I find it interesting how both Hye-kyung and Sae-byuk are so similar. Both of them have partners that are/used to be the main providers while they stayed at home, which is why Sae-byuk is the one that understands his sister the most. When he tells her to be happy its probably because he really understands the life she led before and what it means to break free from her past self (his being queer definitely adds another layer into that statement, as he probably had a hard time coming out and being truly accepted as a gay man).

When Sae-byuks partner, (Jung-min??) says he misses him, all I thought was hmmmm… wonder if Tae Joon should take some lessons from him to learn how to be a decent human being…?

 

diggy writes in “W–Two Worlds: Episode 10” comment #4.2.2:

I feel like every past scenes will happen again but with a different feel to it. Next time around YJ will be buying clothes for KC (because he’s bleeding in a motel) and maybe this time around the Truck of Doom will be their getaway vehicle. You never know with this writer.

Sancheezy replies with an idea:

so Truck of Doom discover humanity and changing side?
I’d love to see that,

“oh there’s a people on the street”
humanity strike! hit the brake instantly

Blueribbon:

I hope that happens. He has to expand his acting roles, he has potential but playing the same role in every single drama is truly getting repetitive. He needs a better manager to help him choose better roles.

kanz:

Truck of Doom repents and reflects on his past mistakes and won’t appear in as many scenes as he’d like to before. Netizens praise him for the change. Maybe Truck of Doom have already changed his agency to help him find new roles?

 

KangChulFan writes about our favorite Kang Chul fan, Yeon-joo, in “W–Two Worlds: Episode 10” comment #91:

With reference to Yeonjoo’s I want a happy ending for you. That was actually the most revealing and heartwrenching statement from her. Shes gonna help him restore thgs in its place undo the evil thgs ghost unleash on kang chul but her happy ending for kang chul does not include herself in the equation. She has relegated herself as a side character only. As long as he gets a good ending then to her their separation wont be in vain. I ofcourse disagree because any ending for kang chul without her is not a happy ending. Although kang chul doesnt voice it, his gaze at her has rapidly evolved from polite strangers to curiosity to a keen intensity to know her. If his gaze gets anymore intense im sure we’ll all go up in flames.

Spoken like a true Kang Chul fan!

 

Meanwhile, PBY says in “It’s all muscles and kittens for action drama The K2” comment #12:

I thought you really couldn’t improve on the concept of Imaginary Cat (Yoo Seung-ho + kitty), but it turns out you can.

 

Ha-won’s current task to gather the cousins and eat together sparked a discussion on what defines a family and whether strangers have a right to force people to be a family. In “Cinderella and Four Knights: Episode 4,” whatis starts in comment #29:

I don’t like her “Just force it” attitude towards the mission. Asking nicely in the beginning was cool – she didn’t know any better, and she asked them to join for breakfast. Then afterwards… it all feels superficial. Playing games and “granting a wish” to get them to a meal. Isn’t she curious as to WHY there is so much animosity? Even after the Ahjumma told her a snippet about each cousin, she didn’t do much to learn the root of the problems.

She became this annoying, naive puppy. Which makes totally no sense, considering her own past. She is aware that animosity within family exists, and she is aware that sometimes, it’s not something that can be overcome by pure persistence. She got kicked out of her house despite her endurance and efforts. I don’t mean to say she should become pessimistic, but she should be more compassionate towards their situation.

Zoe adds:

I absolutely adore Ha-won and I think Park So Dam is incredibly natural in this role, but I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of the “I’ll make you a family, whether you like it or not” narrative. I feel like family is always such a complicated thing, the dynamics so individual, and so deeply emotionally affecting that it’s nearly impossible for a stranger to come in and say, “if only you were kinder to each other, spent more time with each other, this would work out.”

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Besides, as you mentioned, being rejected by her own family, she already should know how impossible it is for pieces of paper like marriage certificates to “make” a family. Which renders this exercise even more disingenuous. I would believe it more if she were the one who wanted a real family and was this sort-of trying to create that fantasy existence, but the narrative isn’t playing it that way. What I’m hoping is that they undercut this later, that this is just a set-up, but the narrative isn’t actually about Ha Won making them a family. The more honest narrative would be the one where, like right now she initially forces the issue, but later realizes she can’t, and comes to know more of their history, and then becomes emotionally invested. For me it’s more believable if she’s just doing this right now because she can’t understand why they don’t get along and doesn’t particularly care either way apart from the sole purpose of completing her missions, but as she keeps failing, is forced to confront their individual traumas, understand them more, in order to succeed, but then in the process, comes to know them and their loneliness too deeply, and then actually starts wanting them to be a family for their sake, but maybe even starts succeeding, but doesn’t force the issue. The actual will has to come from them.

While inxomnia has a more optimistic view of Ha-won’s actions:

I think from her perspective, she’s trying to get them to give it a thought/chance, because from her perspective, none of them have ever even tried to consider the others as a family. Essentially, none of them have really done each other truly wrong, they’ve just never let down their walls and let themselves be part of a family because they never knew how to.

I think it’s different from Ha Won’s experience and is consistent with her character because even though her step-family never treated her like a family, she always saw them as a family and she always tried to be part of the family of her own effort and will, so perhaps to her, that was enough.

I think from Ha Won’s characterisation, you can tell that she cherishes the concept of family a lot and I think that’s why she is going along with the set up/missions, because she chooses to see the good in people and she believes the brothers are good-natured and wants them to be a family. I can buy into her motivations, even though they are somewhat self-righteous and oblivious.

I feel like this drama is not only going to focus on the love triangles/squares but is aiming to teach us about the concept of family, so I don’t mind seeing how they try to bring the boys together, I’m just keen to see some reluctant bromance.

 

Jen replies to the question of when to stay with a show in “Uncontrollably Fond: Episode 15” comment #22.3:

If there’s one important thing that I’ve learned here in DB, it’s that you can decide not to be a kdrama martyr. If you’re not happy with a drama you’re watching, for one reason or another, let go, you will be better for it. On the contrary, if you really really like a certain kdrama, go and watch it and enjoy the feelz no matter what other people say coz at the end of the day, it’s your (kdrama) happiness after all 😉

 

newbee writes in “Open Thread #462” comment #42:

I wish someone could draw a manhwa of my life like W where I could go 10 years back and start living altogether a new life..
I wish I could go 9 years back where I would choose the right path regarding my college after 12th..
I wish I could go back 8 years ago where I would not stubbornly pursue a wrong relationship and be all wounds like I am now and loved someone who even now loves me truly..
I wish I could go 6 years back where I would not hurt my parents mentally and financially rather be more of a support to them..
I wish I could go back 4 years back where I could have moved out of the relationship when I had a chance to.. I wish I could go back 3 years ago when I started watching kdrama and be addicted to the point till now to the point that I am physically and mentally broken and lost..
I think all the girls here are smart and good enough to handle your love for kdrama and life equally well.. But it’s getting difficult for me..

Urbangirl sent this beautiful reply:

Newbee, I ask you to think about the future and all the possibilities it will bring. I had a pretty miserable childhood and adolescence. My life became increasingly better. I recently realized that both my parents lived their lives always looking back and regretting events that they believed had happened to them. By always looking back, they couldn’t or wouldn’t be in the present or look positively to the future. I try not to be like them. When I do look back to events that were not happy, I also think about how those events helped me make better choices in the future, open to new and unplanned for opportunities and I try to move forward looking to how I can create a better future. I think of it like writing and reading a book at the same time. The past chapters are still there, but you turn the pages and write the next chapter.

And Jozie adds:

I don’t know what’s going on in your life, but try to hang in there. Tomorrow won’t be like today. If you need to ask for help, ask for help. You can always pay it back by helping someone else in the future when you are doing better.

 

Thank you for being a supportive community, beanies.

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Truck of doom, 1 point.

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omg the titles are BRILLIANT

I died at "Uncontrollably F****d" and "Joo Won in the Trap"

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Same ? the please come back original actress and decision turner is what got me

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Lol reading these titles just brightened up my morning!! *hi5* to all you creative souls! Kudos for the laughs.

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Bless this post! From LOL funny to a tear-jerker end. Thank you beanies for making me part of this AWESOME community!

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I would like to post a reply to newbee's post here: we are not, at least I am not handling my love for kdramas and my life well. It is a struggle for me too. Some tips to overcome your urge to watch all kdramas that are ever existed at once:

- this is a very abrupt way but it can work.ask someone to filter your internet by changing the settings on your dns server and then put a password. I have it done by my roommate once, before an important presentation. And it was fun after the presentation passed when I binge-watched the completed dramas.

- Try to focus on the bad sides of the dramas. Yes, we all know that they are giving us a lot feels, but they are not perfect, right? Nothing can be perfect. I am sure that there must be one or two things that annoy you about kdramas. Sometimes, I just stop ignoring them and suddenly loose my motivation to keep watching.

- If you have something to work on, go outside to do that, to a cafe or library. Select a table that everyone sees your laptop screen so you will feel embarassed to watch a kdrama for hours, or anything like that. Being conscious of what people think about you can sometimes a good thing to get your work done.

- Sometimes to overcome an addiction you just need another addiction. I became addicted to the classical Russian literature while trying to read some books instead of watching kdramas.

Hope I would not be misunderstood. I just wanted to tell you that we all are struggling to keep the balance, it is not just you. And these are the methods that seems like working for me. My 3 year-long kdrama obsession evolved from addiction to a simple pleasure after employing these methods, and I am still on the edge. If I drop my guard I can still be addicted to them.

Life happens, sometimes you just need something to forget the bad stuff, and if the kdramas are your way of forgetting them, let be it. I wish you do not be so hard on yourself for this innocent addiction. As you move on, I am sure you will find your own balance. Sorry for the English mistakes, it is my second language. I hope I did not pass a wrong message across and cross the line. It is just that your comment affected me a lot. All the best!

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I knew I was not the only one having trouble balancing life and a kdrama addiction. The correlation between depression and kdrama addiction is pretty strong for me. Last year after my father died I decided to stay home and help my mom. Since I'm a widow myself I though I could help, but everything came crashing down fast. I finally went back to work three weeks ago and the kdrama addiction was significantly reduced due to lack of time. However, I know if I was actually happy with my work it would be under control. But as a teacher, we can't always choose our students, and after many years teaching I've finally met the group from hell. I see them every other day, and those are the days when I HAVE to come home and watch a drama. Escapism at its best. I just won't be watching any high school dramas anytime soon.

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Watching kdramas have become an outlet for many people whether to escape from reality or to vent our anger at villains.

@Ane Your English is fantastic and so are your methods to reducing the drama addiction.

@Sue I want to say I wish you the best. I know some students can be plain terrible. At least students change every year.
I understand that a family death is never easy to move on. I never did forget. However, much like that Urbangirl has wrote I've learned to write my own chapter and try not to flip back the previous ones. Kdramas help me too in easing that. Sometimes I find it's better to talk to someone. Not necessarily someone who experienced similar situations (can be), but simply someone who will listen. Some days will be stressful, but there will be days where it's brighter. :) Hoping you the best.

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@bananachocolate Thank you for your kind words. All I can do is keep trying my best and try to see things with a sense of humor. Just know that if you don't hear from me again, the 10th grade from hell has finally gotten the best of me.

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A friend shared her skype message to her mom. I want to post it here because its a good read.

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My mom sent me a skype message earlier this week asking me to stop watching these types of shows. This was my response:

Mama..thank you for taking the time to call my attention. I love you to death but allow me to explain why I will continue watching these types of shows..

My life has been a series of dramas, most of time its action packed because of the stress and the load of work and what I'm being held accountable for back in the office. I have to firefight and dodge countless issues that not only affect me but the people I work with too. That's a lot of responsibility. Insert the romantic-comedy-tragedy that is my lovelife. Maybe he's the one, maybe he isn't. There are too many plot holes and little by little I see myself stepping back and wondering what is it that I need to do.

Don't get me started with Jenny (my older sister), she's the evil stepsister that happens to get her way every single time. She always manages to get my clothes, wear them and never return them. That really sucks you know!

There's a lot going on with my life and I wouldn't want to end up crashing because somehow I still am in control and I just have to find a way of balancing everything out.

The shows I watch aren't just for entertainment sake. Often times I see myself as one of the characters and I'd like to see how things would play out for her. Its not a form of escape but rather being able to relate and see other perceptions. That's why shows like this are a reflection of who i was, who i am and who I can be. By the end of the day, we all make our own decisions, I just want to make best ones.

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kind of the opposite to newbee´s problem for me, life is so busy, I know I need to rest sometimes, maybe just watch a drama or listen to music, and I just can´t cause I get so nervous that I won´t finish one of the things I am working with, and even if I start watching I fall asleep cause I am so tired....but I can´t NOT do all those things, cause no one else will... but thanks to that I can´t even participate in the discussion on most threads in DB, so it is getting a little isolated.
I wish I could watch one episode without feeling guilty and stopping.

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@newbee: I think all your life experiences, in one way or another, made you the person you are today - someone who has faced adversity and come out a more resilient person. I think everyone has moments in their lives that they would love to have lived out differently, but alas it only torments us to dwell on those rather than move forth. You have the power within yourself to create the life you want to, and I truly believe this. Hey, if a manhwa character can transcend his world out of his own pure will, I'm sure we can all can change our lives for the better with our own will.

In terms of drama-work-life-balance, I haven't gotten this mastered, but I try to download dramas and watch it on my commute or whilst eating so I'm not taking massive chunks out of my time; or in the background whilst I'm doing chores if it doesn't require intense viewing. Multi-tasking is not recommended for tasks requiring concentration, but not all tasks are like that.

Something else I find helpful is watching already completed dramas, because there is less suspense and I can watch it when I feel like rather than generally having to stick to the airing/subbing schedule... even if it means not being part of the discussions (which can sometimes be a good thing because it takes time to read through everything as well!).

I believe good storytelling is really powerful dramas allow us to see different perspectives and realities so that's why I've made time to watch dramas. But as I grew up and less time, I learnt to be more selective with dramas. Don't feel like you have to complete a drama if it's not doing it for you. Be okay with putting it on hold and coming back to it when you're ready for it, or not coming back to it at all. Just know that the dramas will always be there if you do want to watch something, but you also have a life outside of them that can be just as enriching and amazing.

Also, thanks for including my comment in BOW. I'm generally more of a lurker but having been around this site for a couple of years, I'm really amazed to see how lovely the community is and how much it has grown. It's a lovely place to be for a drama follower :)

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Need to try these tips asap. I live alone in countryside now, no friends, no family, unfamiliar local language, different customs, no convenient store. It's been a year and half, and I can't blend with the communities here. I watched kdrama everyday, every time I get the chance to, because it freed my mind from unnecessary things (like wanting to go home)..
I need to stop too, finding better consolation.
Thanks for the tips

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I want to add some experience

Kdrama addiction can be problem, a serious one but I think there're some tips I used.

1) If you are love to binge-watching drama that finished aired, follow the on-going drama, you have almost a week for each episode .
1* if you addicted to the on going drama, make schedule when it aired with subs and the recap (if you like the comment section), don't fill the gap hours with other drama episode but used the gap to do other things related to the drama, do the chore or dance with the OST or write about the drama,
2) Don't force yourself to like a drama, try to let go and drop it when you can't enjoy it anymore,
3) If you disappointed by a drama turnaround that would never choose your way, don't heal it with another drama , make your alternative story for your own ala fanfiction so you don't have to stick to the end ( this also can help your writing ability)
4) Learn Hangul, maybe you just like hearing the sound of it.

Of all I also think you need to really understand what make you addicted,
is it because you have no other plan?
is it because you like the plot or you like the language?

I hope this helps
(^_^;)

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@newbee

You know if I W had come out last year this time, I would be writing a post similar to yours. I would have wanted to reset my life multiple times to change all my decisions right from who I became best friends with at 12.

But not anymore, I have finally come to a place where I could see a pattern and understand this is why it happened. Life changes and you can never know where you will be in 6 months time. There is a reason for everything. Our ending is still unknown.

Imagine you are seeing a drama of yourself, and put this situation as your worst low in episode 12 for example, would you have liked the character to give up and live miserable? Or would you be cheering for her to get up, give a good kick to all her troubles and continue living positively? Sometimes you have got to be your own best fangirl. Correction, not sometimes - always.
It might be silly, but that's how I get up sometimes. All you have to do is give time and yourself a chance.

Don't be so hard on yourself, all of those people you see who seem to manage and juggle so much in their life without breaking a sweat, its all a act. You never know how they break down behind their bedroom door. For some it helps to act strong to the world. I would say its more of denial being through it myself but everyone deals with bad phase differently.

So get up, get out, smile, keep your head high and go fight life with a large dash of dramas by your side. Give time and yourself a chance. Anything may happen tomorrow :) Fighting !!

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I think from your post, you mentioned 12th, are you Indian? if so I can tell you I related more to you and 20s is not that easy for us. If not, I am sorry I misunderstood on that.

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Love this supportive community and it's therapeutic to discuss this issue. For those who've commented: Thanks for the great tips and sharings of personal experiences.

@newbee: We are not all experts at handling kdrama and life. XD I'm sure each of us here all have things that happen in our lives that are stressful, tough to deal with, etc. So, don't think you're alone with handling this balance. The suggestions mentioned so far sound very helpful.

For me, since I'm working, I only have time to watch after work. Honestly, because I'm dealing with many difficult circumstances in life, watching kdramas is my escape and helps me unwind. But there's also the benefit of learning life lessons, reflecting on life, appreciating acting talent and good storytelling, etc.

I tend to only watch productions with actors and stories that I like no matter what others say (good or bad), so it filters out a whole bunch. I can also drop dramas if better ones come along and I begin to lose interest even if I like the cast. So, whether that means stopping after 4 ep's or not finishing the final 5 ep's, I'm willing to watch something else instead and shelf the less engagin ones for the time being, if not forever.

I try to set up a scheudule as well since kdramas tend to be 2 ep's per week per show. So, I break it down to the airing times of Mon-Tues / Wed-Thur / Fri-Sat. Then, I list my shows under these slots and rank them in terms of viewing priority. For example, I'm watching Moonlight Drawn By Clouds on Mon-Tues, W on Wed-Thur, Cinderella and Four Knights on Fri-Sat. Other shows such as Bring It On, Ghost and Uncontrollably Fond, I only catch up on weekends or while waiting for subs for the higher priority shows. Next week with new shows airing, I'll be shuffling my list again to reassign priority. Heehee~

I'm Chinese, so I also like cdramas, which I don't need to wait for subs before watching. Those usually air daily, so I can binge-watching during free time instead of watching "live" every day. I also do chores like folding laundry while watching. =P And obviously, I will go out and do other things besides watching dramas.

I hope you can appreciate that everything you have experienced in life so far is part of who you are and you shouldn't regret anything that has happened. It teaches you lessons, helps you make better future decisions, protects you from future harm as you become wiser, makes you stronger, and shapes you to be a better person. Keep looking forward instead of dwelling on the past. Fighting!! =)

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Oh, I forgot to elaborate on the appreciating acting talent point. Not sure about others' experiences, but for me, when I discover new talent that I really like, it gets me excited. It was like that with Kim Soo Hyun a few years ago, and Jisoo since last year. I'm a noona fan and I know I embarrassingly sound like a major fangirl anytime something Jisoo-related pops up. XD But somehow, watching someone with immense potential brings me joy. And then as I get to know various aspects of this person through projects or other avenues, it makes me want to show him support and cheer him on. I want him to succeed, be liked and commended, stay humble and be healthy, etc. So, watching this person grow and do well, and seeing the things he would do is like a ray of sunlight in my dark world of real life. It's a little silly, but that's how it's been for me when it comes to a handful of celebs.

P.S. Besides fun, light-hearted dramas, I also like ones where I can learn things, whether it's something I can identify with in real life, new knowledge, more hangul recognition, etc. or just makes me think. ^^

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Great tips from you @Ane

From my own experience, I also kinda have trouble to balance work and play. So for me I would just few hobbies or addictions that actually quite fun and enjoy it.
I always love sports, so beside K-dramas I routinely involved in sports and being addicted to it. It helps me to distract my mind from kdrama.
I also try not to watch kdramas at work. It's pure distraction, maybe just a sneak peek to Dramabeans. Hee

I also try to reading books again. Books are my long-time bestfriends and sometimes I would forget them eventually when I watch kdramas. So nowadays I try to buy books and read it whenever I have spare time.

Before all of these, I could spend 4-5 hours a day watching dramas/movies/variety. But after I implement several new restrictions on me I would watch 1-2 hours a day and allocate the time for my other work/hobbies.

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Amen, Urbangirl.

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Give daesang to Truck Of Doom already!

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He will have to compete with Piano from Cheese In The Trap. Tough choices!

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Maybe they could join up for the couples award?

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Thank you for including my response to Newbee in BOW. I think Newbee's post resonated with me because I have often spent time regretting what I said or shouldn't have said or what I did or shouldn't have done in past relationships, friendships, and jobs. I then realized I was just continuing my ounhappiness by dwelling only on what happened in the past-"rereading and rereading old chapters"- instead of being the author of my future.

I'd also like to thank all the beanies for their funny comments and posts. I'm always amazed at how witty and creative they are. And, how often they make me LOL!?

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The alternate titles cracked me up. My favorites are You From Another Audition, Uncontrollably F****d and Lead Actress' Dignity.

@newbee, hopefully things get better for you soon. As much as we may regret the decisions we make in the past, they undeniably made you as you are today. There is no age limit to when you can start remedying your past mistakes or starting things over. Don't be afraid to reach out to people when you need someone to talk to or help you.

Also pfft the Truck of Doom convo made it here.

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oh my god, after the absence of subway inside jokes here comes the alternate sassy dramas jokes. I DIED. I LOVE YALL

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Related to the reformed Truck ? of Dooms, I sincerely hope that whatever label he will choose, that label won't put him in the same drama with the notorious piano from CITT. I mean, I don't want him to be evil again. Imagine if The Truck should be there to help our protagonist but the piano suddenly appears out of nowhere and blocks him. And the director somehow forgets the real mission of the Truck and keeps shooting the piano longer than what is necessary. Oh well, I won't blame the Truck if his dark side shows up again. HIs passion to kill the piano would be inevitable (and, yep, understandable).

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What if the Truck of Doom has to transport the CITT piano somwhere? The conflict would be unimaginable. Will ToD overturn itself? Will CITT piano seek to imbalance truck?

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Surprisingly, I rather enjoyed this week's Cinderella and the four knights episodes. Eeeepp Jung Il Woo why is your smile so cheeky?!
On a more serious note: YIKES!! That house has A LOT of familial baggage. Too many traumatising backstories under one roof. Sky House? More like Cry House.

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I've been enjoying this one too. And I'm probably going against the common tide here, but I'm rather enjoying Jung Il Woo in his angsty state - he definitely knows how to flash a cheeky grin, heh.

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Yes, I suppose that rare cheeky smile is more appreciated when flashed after much angst anyway, right?

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I like JIW so, so much more when he's smiling, especially in a dammit-I-can't-help-but-smile sort of smile. I'm really hoping for more character development for him and all the other guys so the drama can get even more cracktastic.

On another note, I heard it did well in ratings (close to 4%?) which was surprising for me. I wonder if it'll actually reach 5%, which is figure they made a ratings promise for. If so... how I wish they made a more risque promise instead of just a dinner on a knight's table... Why not something all of us can feast on... like yknow... eye candy.

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Eye candy... Didn't they give us that? I mean that shower scene. Let's not get greedy LOL

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I enjoy this show and like JIW so much better when he's giving his cheeky smile and not being a jerk to PSD. Heehee... So far, I've liked AJH more, but maybe JIW will win me over as the series progresses.

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I will always be a loyal devotee of Jung Il Woo. I have said this before but I will say it again: JIW is love JIW is life.

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I think jung il woo need to have more scene than looked so serious, he is good at smiling and smizing,
but from 6 episode, he is on sad-mode most of the time,

so, I think his brighter side, even a little more can make people soften to him , just a little bit more

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Oooh I did see some more smizing happening in the trailer for episode 7 so gooooood things are on the horizon. Patience!

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The new drama names for My Sassy Girl are so hilarious!! Gave me a good laugh!!

The Kang Chul feels is strong!!! Must have happy ending with Yeon Joo!!

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I totally agree with the bit of wisdom from Jen. I have always been willing to dump dramas early....sometimes too early and when people gush, I do go back and try again. Sometimes I'm glad I did and other times I just figure out the drama isn't my thing.

I also really appreciate the remarks on just enjoy your drama. I have stopped reading recap thread comments on certain dramas because of the amount of snark. It's fine for people not to like a drama, but if it gets to piling on territory then I'm all for avoidance. I've liked and even loved many a drama that others didn't and have dropped or at least not seen what the big deal was about with many successful dramas.

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I am moved to tears after reading all your responses.. Never thought it would make up to BOW prompting more responses. Thank you dramabeans.. You never fail to amaze me by the care you show for your readers.

@urbangirl, jozie, ane, inxomnia, sancheezy and divyrus... Thank you so much for your insights. I had to thank you by names because you really don't know how much it means to me. It would be a lie if I say I am all good now, but I am honest when I say that after reading your comments I have found a small ray of hope. That there are people who struggled and still struggle with life and many other things and have come through alive.. Best part is when such good souls come forward to type big enough messages to counsel and help those who are struggling, making this world of dramabeans a better place..

@ sue: I really really wish that you find happiness in life and wishing you all the best.

@ divurus: yes I am Indian. And in my late twenties.. If you too are, I am sure you can relate..?

I am not ashamed of my love for Korean dramas ( because I really love everything Korean though I am an Indian ), it is my unhealthy addiction to it to the point I compromise my health, family and career that I am worried about. With all the tips given, I am going to love Korea and everything Korean with more responsible air and try to start living with heads high ?

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I could relate to newbees comment so much that I simply had to comment something for the first time. I started watching dramas nine years ago, during my first year of studying (uni). After that my life went downhill, within a year I quit school, pretty much lost all my confidence in relation to the world outside and was, simply put, depressed. Drama-watching became my life. I tried this and that, moved here and there, studied a little, worked a little... but my life was a mess. Addicted to dramas, with absolutely zero interest in my own life.

Fast forward six years, when something happened inside of my and... I guess I said "enough is enough". Being a Christian, I prayed as well for help because I felt helpless in myself. And somehow I just got the willpower to get back to life... and these past three years since that has been the richest and most event-filled time in my life, ever - much joy, much pain, much real life "drama", good and bad. And life became so full in itself, that the dramas lost their hold on me.

I think it is important to fill our lives with many different things, and to remember that we have the "power" over our lives; our actions, decisions, our time. It is not good if we let something consume us and our time, but we can choose to enjoy something as long as we also know when it is time to step away from it. Know when to use your power over your life, and don't let anything get the power over you. It's yours to have, and we feel good when we use our will and follow through with the things we do, whole-heartedly. It is when we live passively and let things and circumstances rule over us, that we lose hope and lose heart.

Sorry, I don't know if my thoughts and meaning came out clearly, but still... newbee and everyone else in the same situation - it is never too late to change direction! Also a small step is a great start, just don't look back too much because your feet will follow your eyes :) hugs to you all!!

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I simply had to comment something for the first time

so welcome . . . . .
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Trust me, when W started and I became addicted to a drama for the first time in god-knows-how-long and I kept feeling like it occupied my thoughts and I kept rewatching everything... I wrote a note to myself whilst on my commute to remind myself that: "I'm the star in my own life. I need to stop trying to find a means for escapism or avoidance. I should make my life so action-packed and enriched that I don't feel the need to live vicariously through dramas. Dramas should only be a small part of my life and entertainment not overrule my daily priorities. When this happens, it's a sign I need to reset my priorities, set new goals and strive to achieve them."

It's a little lame and a little corny, but I don't know why it gave me the kick in the butt to actually try new hobbies and activities that I've always wanted to but never started. I think a lot of it is perspective and reframing that really helps me. For me, I love turning to dramas for inspiration and good vibes. At a point in time, I used to think I should stop watching dramas because it's a waste of time, but then I realised how many lessons I've learnt from dramas that helped me avoided learning the hard way. So I've come to accept it as a part of my life as long as I watch in moderation.

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After reading all these posts about KDrama addiction (it's real!) I'm wondering if we should start a KDrama anonymous. Hello, my name is Sue and in the past I've been know to watch up to 12 dramas at a time. I'm down to six, would prefer to be down to 3-4 dramas. I knew I had a serious problem when I went to my daughter's PTCs and ended up spending an hour talking about Kdramas with her Spanish teacher. My daughter had told her about our Japan-Korea summer trip and she had waited to talk to me about it. She told me she has no one to talk to about dramas and I could feel her pain. Thank God my daughter was doing well in Spanish and talking about her school work only took five minutes of our time. At least I'm not as bad as a lady my mother met at her doctor's. She told the receptionist that she was watching a Korean drama on our local PBS channel and she was adamant that she HAD to be done by a certain time because she HAD to watch her drama. Of course I would never do that, but then again I watch my dramas on the Internet. Will I ever be really free? Who knows, maybe a white truck of doom will hit me or amnesia will strike before that happens.

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Lmao!!! This is wonderful!!

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maybe the truck of doom could be the sassy girl

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Reading all the comments about balancing kdrama addiction makes me emotional. I've been involved on this since i was a kid, at least 15+ years, maybe even in my mum's womb (my mum used to be a hardcore too). But i use the addiction on my advantages, seeing positivity from life, learn to see things through different perspective, or enjoy the silly plot ridiculousness just to laugh at it. Kdrama addiction can bring happiness, if you know how to.

And all the titles jokes OMG I LAUGH SILENTLY AT MY OFFICE. THANKS BEANIES, IT MADE MY DAY

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Those titles were super funny! And the Moonday shows. lol

Hang in there, Newbee! I might not have the right words to say but here's a virtual hug! *HHHHUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGG*

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