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Open Thread #483

Happy Friday everyone!

Here is your Open Thread, which is here for you to chat about anything you want, whether it be drama-related or not. Nothing’s off-topic here! Spoilers may be rife, so proceed accordingly.

 
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hello

I am busy writing a text on light and darkness, but I always have time for Open thread! except I´ll finish work first. what are you doing right now?

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Hey, redfox! Eating corn chips and preparing for a beer tasting that I'll be moderating tomorrow. Also, keeping an eye out on OT! A text on light and darkness seems intriguing.

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I am done! I have a workshop tomorrow, we are making lanterns, so I thought I´d collect some information on how light and darkness might have affected people of Scandinavia during viking age. Daylight hours, polar night, cod liver oil etc.. Perhaps Manin can give me additional information? (linguistic terms are much welcome) Did they really rub themselves with cod liver oil like some sources say, and would their actually be any benefit when you put it on your skin instead of eating it?

I even resisted the urge to watch a drama with my crush Lee Joon Hyuk. I did so well, right? Though the title (naked fireman - I am not even sure I should watch it... yet on the other hand....)

how is your endurance when it comes to not letting dramas interfere with important task (in %?)

also watching Hwarang just for Ban Ryu. I am routing so hard for him to take his fate into his own hands.
Missing 9 is so good. It has just the vibe I need. Cynicism, murky backstories, the lead actress is fantastic and I am looking at her the same way Joon Ho is at this point - total awe and respect mixed with surprise. Atta girl. Lee Seon Bin is also doing very good. Song Ok-Suk - hey ms No, stop giving me chills! On the other hand, don´t.

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Endurance is at 20%? I only have time early morning or late at night. I could spend that time exercising, dating etc but I chose dramas. >_<

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you don´t get a black mark on Dramabeans. 20% is excellent endurance! it is more than a drama fan could ask for!

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@redfox - those are encouraging words indeed ^^

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Re: endurance. I think it comes with time and/or age. When I first started watching k-dramas it was a craaaazy ride! Marathons, all-nighters, skipping work duties in favor of another episode. But with time I put my priorities straight and now I do everything that's necessary to do and only then do I turn on a drama to watch and unwind.

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Don't worry, he's only topless. Nothing you haven't seen in a thousand guy shower scenes.

"Important tasks" ? What important tasks? (Benefits of being semi-retired and lazy).

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Howdy, redfox!

Late to the party, but at least I got here.

I've been away from OT for months now. Live-watching 4 shows at once -- a record for me -- took up all available time, since late August when MOON LOVERS started.

Anyway, when I saw your mention of light and darkness, and the topical application of cod liver oil, I had to drop you a note. As someone who notices minute changes in light and darkness, winter has been a challenging time of the year for me for much of my life. Being of Irish ancestry, I've got Vikings in the family tree, too, and am interested to learn how the people of old related to light and darkness.

I hope your class goes/went well. ;-)

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Hi, PakanlanaPikake! Yes, I mean, I always do some research for my workshops, because they are kind of a "Hook" we use to tell people about history. but this time I am myself really intrigued by the question. If you think, only 5 hours of daylight during viking age with only a fireplace to compensate it (even candles and clay lamps were rare), then how did they cope? we are so used to switching lights on, we don´t even notice that it gets dark outside. we even talk about light pollution. there is too much of it.
Maybe they were less affected by lack of light than we are? Then again, people with viking ancestry have been found to suffer from conditions connected to lack of D-vitamin (it appears it affects people over many generations! Grandpa lived in dark cold north, and great-great-grandchildren get bad eyes or skin conditions!) That´s so mysterious. So there must still have been a physical effect, if not the psychological.

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Hi, redfox!

Re: Vikings, cod liver oil, sunlight deprivation

In the 1930s, Canadian-born Weston A. Price, DDS, did field and lab research into sunlight, diet, and human health. His "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration" is a landmark study of traditional diets among isolated populations around the world, including northern Europeans. He studied cod liver oil and vitamin D in great detail, and discovered seasonal mortality variations in sync with the content of vitamins A and what we now call K in the butterfat of dairy animals grazing on green grass. Sally Fallon's "Nourishing Traditions" is a terrific annotated reference that quotes his and others' research, and applies it in the kitchen.

Re: Vikings and sunlight

Five hours of daylight in winter in Viking times. No wonder I have always felt like hibernating for half the year. I think that's pretty much what people did back then. Make hay while the sun shines. Sleep when it's dark. Stay up later if the moon is bright on a cloudless night.

On the other hand, I cannot imagine what weeks or months of "midnight sun" is like. Do people living in those latitudes become manic from light overload / sleep deprivation?

Nowadays many of us are completely divorced from direct exposure to both sunlight and solar rhythms because of artificial lighting and staring at computer monitors (and Kdramas!) well into the night that flood our systems with unnatural frequencies of light. The health consequences of disrupted circadian rhythms are significant and well-documented.

I can attest that some frequencies and intensities of artificial lighting, especially fluorescent and LED, are nothing short of irritating and even painful. Give me good old tungsten-filament incandescent light any day. It's warm and yellowish, like the sun.

I use a nifty free application on my laptop called f.lux that modulates the blue spectrum to keep it in sync with daily and seasonal variations based on the user's latitude. It's the blue light (think of sunny skies in midsummer) that energizes us. But too much of a good thing can lead to insomnia, disrupted circadian cycles, etc.

It's hard for modern people to appreciate how profoundly life on earth changed when Thomas Edison unveiled his version of the light bulb in 1879. Humphry Davy was the first in 1802 with a battery-powered carbon-arc lamp. Other inventors followed. It was Edison's dogged R&D, and business acumen, that led to not only a viable incandescent bulb, but the widespread establishment of DC electric generating stations and distribution systems to power them. We'd still be illuminating with fire in the form of gas, candles, and kerosene if those three technological and commercial breakthroughs had not been achieved.

Humans evolved under sunlight for how many millions of years? But it's only been in the last 150 years that we've had the apparent option to ignore sunlight and its rhythms. We're all guinea pigs.

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I am rarely disappointed when I visit OT, and today I've learned some brain-expanding things on light and its effect on us. Thank you!

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whaaaaaat? You have a good life :)

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That was for beer tasting.
Naked fireman - who made that title? You will be disappointed if you have expectations. But I enjoyed the show. Unless I am sick (and sleep), nothing is important enough to interfere my drama watching.

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I don´t drink beer, so I am not envious. besides I am sure it is haaaaaaaard labour. so exhausting and stressful, riiiiiight.

I don´t really have any expectations. I just noticed he was in something over a long time.

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I'm really not complaining, haha! It's a hobby of mine – me and my husband sometimes do these educative tasting sessions where we talk about beer styles & history.

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Corn chips!? Moderating beer tastings!? Gah, somebody's livin' the life! Haha, iiiiiiinteresting!

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Yup! :D Me and my husband do these from time to time when people want to learn more about beer, its history, styles, etc. It's fun and educative and.. well.. tasty (for me, at least).

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Super cool! I'd love to join in on a session with you guys. I don't drink, but I think that sounds fascinating and would love to learn more about it–and what foods taste good with which beers. Haha. I've never tried it, but I have a feeling chicken and beer really does go well together and is an ace pairing! Keep spreadin' that educational beer knowledge and the promise to drink responsibly!

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Hello redfox!

I am sitting in my bed reading OT and watching tv mindlessly waiting for the inauguration of US president. I had a minor surgical procedure done, so am also waiting for the pain meds to kick in. Here's hoping I can stay awake long enough to read the entire OT thread and catch the inauguration... :)

I was wondering about Missing 9 - I will have to check it out. Also tempted with the Naked Fireman, but LOL! at that title.

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let´s see which one of us has the courage to watch NF first.

good luck with dissipating the pain. maybe rub yourself with some cod liver oil? ...why does it sound so wrong right now?

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Unknown Director and Writer...hmmm... And why is he doing this?

NF Plot:

Kang Chul-Soo (Lee Joon-Hyuk) is an enthusiastic fireman. He poses as a nude model to make money for his sick friend. He is then targeted as the criminal of an arson-murder case that took place 10 years. Kang Chul-Soo and mysterious heiress Han Jin-A (Jung In-Sun) try to find the real culprit.

http://asianwiki.com/Naked_Fireman

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Whatever you do, don't google click on Naked Fireman images while eating. Whomever named this show is either naive, clueless or wickedly smart with agenda. Just sayin'

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I'm thinking of watching NF too. All I saw was Lee Joon Hyuk and was like my prosecutor!

But that title lol

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This stupid country is falling apart.

LIVE PORTESTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWiFPzQ2ADc

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redfox -

As I'm checking the OT, I'm also watching tv, which I don't usually do when I'm here.

Hope you're doing well.

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I would really like to watch the news too, I am at my grannies´ now, but the old lass is blasting the radio louder than a Rammstein concert already. I can´t really do anything in this noise. But she is turning 94 this sunday so I guess I´ll let her rock out LOL

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redfox -

Heh! Let her rock on indeed! And happy birthday to her!

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Happy Friday, redfox! I am also in the middle of finishing a report for work, but I've been checking on DB to see if Open Thread's already up and it is! Haha.

Your profession sounds amazing. ^_^

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Hello! I'm staring out the window at the snowy bus stop as I multitask writing my blog posts for the day and DB OT. But I'll stop in a bit to watch Lobster as I get ready for school.

In answer to the other question, % endurance... I just do other things while I watch dramas. Like get ready for school, cook, Korean or Chinese HW, etc. I get a lot done that way.

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Case reading. A ton of it. Goodbye weekend! ??????

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My sympathies, I know how that feels.

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Hi redfox, I'm not really a frequent commenter here but your question felt so warm I just had to reply! ?

I just finished watching the latest Goblin episode and was just about to go to sleep (it's 12.40 in the night here!) and out of habit checked DB ?

Your text on light and darkness sounds very interesting!

I'm not watching Hwarang ATM, but so in love with Park Hyung Shok ? so I just watch clips he's in ? and I vowed to my friend that if he gets a loveline I will definitely watch it from the beginning! Haha

I too loved Missing 9!! It's so so good! Very intriguing story line and love love love Jung Kyung Ho ?

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Trying to finally finish FantastiC. Over 4 months is too much lol

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Finished!

So touching. And I want a Jisoo if ever I get divorced. Ignore the fact that many things would have to occur for that to happen.

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I read not "I want a Jisoo", but, "I want Jisoo" and thought you had become really determined....

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Yeah, well. If I could get the real Jisoo, I wouldn't wait to make him my second husband. He'd be my first kekeke

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Hi everyone! How's your week going? :)

Just wanting to share some good memories with you guys, my sister and I went to Park Bogum's fanmeeting last week! and we went there in Hanboks, which resulted in him bowing to us during the hi-touch session! :P

Anyways, I've watched The Liar and His Lover, and i loved it. I didn't expect to like it that much, but I was pleasantly surprised. Now I'm both excited AND scared for the Korean remakes, please make it good!

P.S. Sato Takeru is so good looking! Not the most handsome actor I know, but definitely one of the most charming. His best works, anyone?
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Omg I attended Park Bogum's fanmeeting too! Still can't believe I got to high5 him ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

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I still can't believe it too! How lucky of us to have been given to opportunity to meet him face to face! Will remember this for life :D

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Is he as pretty in real life, up close, as he is on tv?

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He is as pretty as he is on TV! Definitely one of the best smiles I've ever seen in real life!

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His smile always gets me.

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Wow! I think I'd FREAK if I saw him irl. Can't even imagine meeting him... ??? His smile gets me every time!

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Just wanting to share some good memories with you guys, my sister and I went to Park Bogum’s fanmeeting last week! and we went there in Hanboks, which resulted in him bowing to us during the hi-touch session! ?

Wow!! Just, wow!! Any words exchanged during the fan-meet? What did he say? How did he sound!? What was he wearing!? Details please! Lol

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We first started bowing, as well as calling him "Jeonha", he was taken aback and smiled! He then said thank you and bowed to us in return! :D

He wore two outfits for the night. First outfit didn't really suit him - red blazer, red pants. 2nd outfit was much better - white shirt with black pants (though he was lovely in both :))

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Thanks for sharing. (In my imagination I can see you two in hanboks. Cool!)

Oh, and I can imagine Bo Gummie, too!

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Bogummy is a vitamin even far and away and I am smiling while reading about your encounter.

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i hope one day you'll get the chance to meet him too! :)

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So cute that you addressed him by his character! Hahaha.

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Aw, it's cute that you guys called him by his character. I can imagine how overwhelmed and touched he was.

Oh, double red. No go for him, especially the red I'm thinking of. Can never go wrong with black and whute. I think I have a pic saved of him that matches that description ?

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@[email protected] Everything. Tell us everything! lol, just teasing.

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How fantastic that you guys met Park Bo-gum!

What a neat and fun experience!

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OMG! I love Satoh Takeru. He is such a versatile actor, and is different in every role he plays. His beat work is probably 'Tenno no Ryouriban' in my opinion, but I liked 'Tonbi' best (as a show/movie). Also enjoyed Bitter Blood, the Kenshin movies and Ryoumaden.

His not good works - Real and The Liar and his Lover.

Okay, you can tell I'm a fan of the man. Which do you think are his best works?

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Yes to Kenshin movies! ? Haven't seen The Liar and His Lover.

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Are you talking about the Kenshin anime movies or the live actions? I loved the anime movies back in the day, specifically "Trust and Betrayal."

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Live action. ^^
I haven't seen the anime.

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It's really quite good. It conveys emotion well.

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Oh noes, you didn't like The Liar and His Lover? :( May i know which part of it you didn't like? Was it the overall story or just Sato's portrayal of his character there?

If it's the plot then I'd agree that it wasn't meaty enough. :)

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Sato Takeru was pretty solid in Rurouni Kenshin.

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Hehe, I did watch that one. Loved Sato Takeru in it, probably his best role to date. Any more recs from you Junny? I'll always trust you because we have the same favorite j-drama characters (Suga x Chiaki)

P.S. I was the one who wrote down the comment in your blog post! :D

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Hi there, so that was you, lol.

Recs for Sato stuff? Hmmm, not really, don't follow his career, though I heard he was good in Tenno no Ryoriban.

Suga and Chiaki rock!

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Hi, Jang Geu Raechel!

I agree about Sato Takeru! I fell for him as Rurouni Kenshin, so watch the trilogy if you haven't yet!

He was also great in the live-action film "Beck", along with Hiru Mizushima.

Oh, and the lovely Q10 is also a must-watch! It's only 9 episodes long, so you can quickly breeze through it.

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I watched the first part of Rurouni Kenshin, the movie's not my cup of tea but I enjoyed it nonetheless due to Sato. I liked Takei Emi as well, she's really pretty!

Definitely putting Q10 on my list! It's funny how it stars both Sato and Atsuko Maeda. Didn't these two have a scandal before? :P

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Yeah, I think the scandal happened after Q10. Apparently, Atsuko fell for Sato for real, but the feeling wasn't mutual. Oh the feels! Lol :p

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Best Sato Takeru works in term of story are obviously Tonbi and Tenno no Ryoriban. His movie If Cat Disappear from The World is good too

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Hmm, I did watch a portion of that movie, didn't really like it :( But definitely putting Tonbi and Tenno no Ryoriban to the list! Thank you! :D

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WOWZA! That's so cool! Must've been surreal, huh? How's Bogummy like irl? Is he really an angel in disguise as a cute and uber talented boy? Lawl. So cute that you and your sister dressed in hanboks! Were you able to take photos with him?

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He was honestly the sweetest person ever! I was surprised that his fanmeeting went over 3 and a half hours, usually fanmeetings only last for like maybe 2 hours? and even after 3 and a half hours, he still did the hi-touch session! he's very genuine in his love for his fans :)

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Rurouni Kenshin for sure. I liked him in Bloody Monday but he's a secondary character and not too prominent though he is involved in a subplot of his own. And if you want to see him as an utterly charming loser who becomes a superhero possessed by goofy monsters, you can check out Kamen Rider Den-O.

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I followed Sato since Den-O too, the only Kamen Rider I watched bcs he and overall imajin are so adorkable!!

He is one of my fave J-actors along Kamenashi Kazuya and Shun Oguri. Oh and Yamazaki Kento too! I know Yamaken is super mainstream these days, but he has the skill so whatsoever.

Japan doesnt have much handsome actors. I mean, they are handsome in their own way, but not quite fitting beauty standard.

Meanwhile Sato and Yamaken's face are really manga-like. And has japan-esque vibe too. That's why they often get casted in live action.

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Sato Takeru?!?!?!?! You mean, Kenshin?? Definitely watch the Kenshin live action movies, he's so hot and demands such a screen presence in all of them. On the flip side, my friend really enjoyed his dorkiness in Kamen Rider

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You can't miss Takeru Satoh's Ruroni Kenshin. I'm afraid it was the only work of his that I've enjoyed but he was truly amazing in it.

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Why does he cry all the time?

fanmeet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2WVKmZMiuM

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Because he looks like he could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure.

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Yes. Yes, I did just mix two memes.

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Ahhhhh! Gummie.

I don't think I'm going to check out the original Liar/Lover before the kversion. It never goes well.

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It does bring up my expectations. But my memories from the K-remakes of Nodame and You're Beautiful are telling me to lower my expectations :(

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Nodame & Time We Were Not In Love are my bad memories.

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Rurouni Kenshin - 3 part series = takeru's best works!

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Happy friday beanies! i recently finished 2 jdoramas (Yami no Bansosha and Kageri Yuku Natsu) and I enjoyed both! I must say I really like WOWOW's format of jdoramas cuz there's literally no room for fillers lol. Can someone recommend me more WOWOW doramas please? Thanks!

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Wait for this one - Hitoya no Toge

Wowow is similar to OCN and produces mostly violence stuff so i keep my distance from its media.

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Actually, their dramas are not really that violent. Some of them are violent, yes (like Suisho no Kodo, Hitorishizuka, Ishi no Mayu for example), a lot of the are dark, but they have some lighter stuffs too like Pan to Soup to Neko Biyori or Gou Gou, The Cat. They have serious drama but hardly violent like Soratobu Taiya or Scapegoat. For me there are some of wowow dramas that are are misses but when the drama is good it can be really good.

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how about marks no yama or ishi no mayu? I like both of them. ..and lady joker too..

unfortunately not many WOWOW drama get subbed.. ?

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You won't go wrong with WOWOW dramas, they're generally solid.

In addition to the above recs:
- Double Face
- Soratobu Taiya
- Cold Case

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Marks no Yama
Ishi no Mayu and its sequel Suisho no Koudou
Lady Joker
Garasu no Ashi
Hitorishizuka
Shokuzai

Not WOWOW but also short and great:
Nigeru Onna
Gaiji Keisatsu
Long Goodbye

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Dare I say XXXHOLiC?

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Wow trying to end my drama slump these past two yrs, hello beanies, its been awhile. Its funny how im so updated with drama news in everything but i dont have really the urge of watching(except age of youth,dear my friends,signal,memory) but one my resolution in 2017 is to watch drama again and fits everything in my sched(sigh college) to start my craziness again lol can you guys recommend me some slice of life drama like misaeng, age of youth or dear my friends? I dont mind if it is japanese or a movie :) Thank you!

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Because It's the First Time is good. Maybe not as great as the ones you have listed but it's filled with warmth and friendship. It's a slice of life, coming of age drama. Only 8 episodes with a satisfying finale.

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I second this one. BitFT was a fav last year. Warning: there is some emotional topics. But what good SoL doesn't have them?

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noted! thank you for recommendation :D

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo! :)

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Yes. I just have finished WFKBJ. It is so sweet and warm friendship drama

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I can't believe that I've never thought about describing WFKBJ as slice of life. ?‍♂️

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Don't feel too bad. I didn't realize until the closing scene. And I ws trying to figure out why it was so perfect?

It was a peaceful drama because we lived their lives with them and they didn't fall into clichés.

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It got mentioned on buzzfeed today! Apparently "do you like Messi?" is a thing ? https://www.buzzfeed.com/ikrd/this-could-get-messy?utm_term=.ug9r4KZKA#.ti7mRO3O1

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I am sooooo proud!

Forget the ratings. Buzzfeed and memes are proof of popularity.

I can't believe some of the results, lol. I should have trtried it on my crush before it became known ?

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almost all of my friends are pushing me into this drama so it's really a must watch on my list, thanks!

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How about the Taiwanese movie "Our Times"? It's sorta like weightlifting fairy minus the sports

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watched the trailer, and WOAH im already loving it, it reminds me of you are the apple of my eye

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Drinking Solo is a fun slice of life drama!

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I recently finished japanese drama Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto and morning drama Mare, both starring Yamazaki Kento.

SHGIK has 10 episodes and each is 1 hour length. The story is about a pattiserie who recently gets fired and ends up working in seaside restaurant owned by 3 handsome brothers. Cliche? Yes. But jdrama is good at turning cliche into something meaningful, unlike kdrama. It has beautiful sceneries too. And I love it because the lead guy fall in love first, just like in Kim Bokjoo.

Whereas Mare has 156 eps and each is 15 minutes length. The drama is about life of Mare, a girl who doesnt have dream due to her father's constant failures. One day, her family move to countryside village of which people are so warm and kind. From there, she begins to find her dream as pattiserie.

Mare has all what you seek in slice of life drama: it's about growing up, friendship, first love and broken heart, family matters, father-daughter relationship, finding dream and courage to live your dream, hitting rock bottom, marriage, responsibility, and how to deal the up and down in life ... Not only Mare herself, but also everyone around her. What I like the most is none in this drama is pure evil bitch. Totally recommended. Just bear with the episode, or you can skip some.

In other words, Yamaken dates two pattiseries hahaha!

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Hey guys!! Have been trying to do this the past two weeks, hopefully, more people will see it this week!

UK beanies unite! A few of us have created a private Facebook group for UK beanies, so we can meet for a meal/soju / noraebang!

Do join this group if you're interested:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1839518532953981/

Thanks!!

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So much envy. Wish this group existed two years ago when I was still in London!

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What! Why jusy now? T.T

I back from the UK one year ago after 5 years.

Enjoy guys ^^

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Glad you guys are keeping the ball rolling with this one - nice work! Tried to send out a link earlier in the month to gauge interest but it's just so hard to get word out there and find people via comments alone. Hope this fb group will solve that problem!

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When i started watching k-dramas there was those terms (like ahjussi, ahjumma) that weren't translated in the subtitles and you slowly start to pick up. In One of my first dramas, two friends were talking: "But i can't date him", "Why?", "He's a chaebol". I thought that meant player/playboy(sweet innocence) and even said it to someone O.o
So,is there any misunderstanding you made about Korean culture/language when you first got into dramas?
A good week to all.
ps. Anyone watching Missing 9? I'm soo hooked.

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I also addicted to Missing 9. It's just so good. Much, much better than what I expected. (And my expectation was pretty high due to excellent teasers and posters)

Regarding misunderstanding, I used to feel confused when subtitle gave me a name but I couldn't hear it in their conversation. Turns out, they almost always refer to each other with their title especially when they talked in jondaemal.

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I'm interested in all characters , whitch is pretty rare for me. The OST is fiting, accting on point beiges aside( and the overall cleaness of them) im loving it.
When they said there's no motive for her not to remember.
Omg that part buggs me. The guy who is helping her to remember is a terapist/
psychiatrist, i assume, and the first thought that crosses his mind is that she is lying??PTSD anyone?? Maybe this is the show's way to tell us to don't trust the narrator, but is so damn annoying.
I think that the girl killed herself/ was accidentally pushed off a cliff.
I'm loving this, there's so many questions... Are they all really dead? They could've found out a way out the island and just one person was supposted to go find help. They fought about who whould go, and that's how Seo Joon-Oh died.idk...
Why Missing 9? There was 13 people in the jet (pilot+ copilot+ 3 Dreamers+ 3 girls (girlsgroup?)+4 ppl from the agency+Yoon So-Hee+Ha Ji-A )
This is giving me "Lord of the flies" vibes, it's a great start, i hope they are alive...

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*acting cleanliness.

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List of Missing 9:
1.Jung Kyung Ho as Seo Joon Oh (28) (Former leader of the idol group 'Dreamers')
2.Baek Jin Hee as Ra Bong Hee (26) (Sole survivor and witness of accident)
3.Oh Jung Se as Jung Ki Joon (39) (Joon Oh's long-time manager, Ji Ah's daddy long-legs)
4.Choi Tae Joon as Choi Tae Ho (27) (Former bass guitarist of idol group 'Dreamers', Notable actor)
5.Lee Sun Bin as Ha Ji Ah (26) (Rising actor)
6.Park Chan Yul as Lee Yul (23) (Former drummer and visuals of idol group 'Dreamers', singer-songwriter)
7.Kim Sang Ho as Hwang Jae Gook (27) (President of Legend Entertainment)
8.Tae Hang Ho as Tae Ho Hang (36) (Department Head of Legend Entertainment, Jae Gook's secretary)
9.Ryu Won as Yoon So Hee (25) (Top actress, 'Hallyu goddess')

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Check min 44:08 of episode 1.who are those 3 girls?

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The 3 girls are Blue Angel members, Joy, May, and Chiming. I am not sure why they're even in this. Also with the two pilots, there are 14 on board.

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I will watch it tonight

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I wish I could speak and read in Korean, but I'm always proud of myself for knowing better when the characters say "Ajusshi," but the subs say "Hey," or something like that. Or when the characters obviously addressed other characters by "hyung/unnie/oppa/noona/sunbae/etc.," but the subs show the character's name. Like, that's not what they said! For example, the subs I was reading in Lobster ep 19 (btw, how many eps are there? 20?) didn't include that Shi-ah called Chung "unnie," even though I heard her address her as "Chung unnie" when she found out that Tae-oh was crushing on Chung all along. I thought that was a cute and sweet change in her.

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I was drawn into Missing Nine on the first episode. I'm recapping it if you want to check it out. Click "owl"
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Did you see Chanyeol in Law of the Jungle - where he had a cry-sis when a cast member got injured?Poor guy. Well, poor buys, both of them. He reminds me of that in Missing Nine.

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Hhaaaaaapppppyyyyy Goblin Fridayyy, beanies!! These past few days have been EXCRUCIATINGLY long, but it's finally Friday! I CANNOT WAIT to snuggle up in bed w/ Goblin tonight! I've been actively avoiding anything Goblin and been only checking in on here, so I don't really know what to expect in the new eps! Errr, kinda. I've seen BTS pics and vids for future eps and omg the preview thumbnail for today's ep, but I didn't click/watch! BUT gahhhhh Kim go eun's BEAUTIFUL! I'm so ready for Goblin Friday today and goblin weekend and then I'll gradually be ready to send the show off bc I'm so addicted to this show, it's taking over my life and mind! Anyways, off to work now~ see y'all later in the Goblin recap thread! Happy happy Friday, beanies!!

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I had never tried to watch a live stream from Korea before, but I tried this morning. It would go for about three to five minutes and then stop. Reloading the page would usually allow it to get started again. I started about 20 minutes into the show, so I saw pits and pieces of the rest of the episode.

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Omg, that sounds like absolute TORTURE! I can't. I won't. I refuse! No matter how much I love a drama (and boy do I LOVE Goblin!), I'll probably be tempted, but will definitely hold off on watching it live/raw and wait for complete eng subs to come out so I can thoroughly enjoy the show in its entirety and in all its gloriousness. Props to you for trying it out (do you understand Korean?)!

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I've held back on watching ep 14. Planning to watch all three on sunday. Please drama gods dont disappoint me. Fingers crossed!!!!

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Sunday!?! Gah, why so long??? Besides having a life and priorities, of course. ?? I have a good feeling the rest of the show's gonna be as epic as how it's been from the beginning, so GOOD VIBES over here!

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Yay Goblin Friday! Boo, sob, sniff, Goblin finale weekend! What will I do without my Goblin/Reaper bromance?

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YAY, GOBLIN FRIDAY~~~!!!! ?❤️??

The bromance, the romance–I'm gonna miss it all! I'm gonna have THE WORST withdrawal symptoms when Goblin ends.

But yay for the cast and crew for being rewarded with a vacation to Phucket, Thailand (does anyone know why Phucket is like THE go-to location for drama cast and crew reward vacas?)! Apparently, all four of the main cast (Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook and Yoo Inna) confirmed that they're going, so YAYYAYYAY! I hope to see pics of the cast and crew enjoying themselves and bonding on the trip!

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I’m not sure whether anyone will be interested with this news, but I just couldn’t keep it to myself. The last ost had been released, the so-called never far away is actually round and round by Heize.

Never occur in my mind that the singer is the one that had a duet with Go Young-Bae for Jealousy Incarnate opening theme. Such a departure from her previous OST in which she sounds very cute and bubbly in it. See y'all in the recap thread as well.

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I love that opening song! Will go find it right now!

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Not on Apple Music yet, at least in the US.

The rest of the soundtrack is there, so hopefully this will be added.

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Ooh~ they finally released it?! Ha! They really did saved it for last! Every time an OST came out, everyone brought up "But what about 'Never Far Away???'" I actually like Never Far Away better than Round and Round, but I guess the fact that it's an actual OST matters more. I'm gonna check it out and also the artist's collab for Jealousy Incarnate's OST. Thanks so much for sharing!

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EP 14 was good. I don't want to spoil anything but this writer has never been known for sad ending. (*_-)

This show has JUST snack into my all time TOP TEN LIST.

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Not enough of Seo Hyun Jin in RTDK, so I decided to rewatch King Daugher Su Baek Hyang! Maybe she should do sageuk for next project?
I also thinking to rewatch Tree Deep Roots next simply because of not enough of Han Suk Kyu too.

Still in the RTDK withdrawal, and the current airing drama not really attracted me except Voice. Gonna save Missing 9 for next few episodes before start it.

Just checked some BTS of Our Gabsoon, watching the BTS at times better than the real drama.

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I'm not really a fan of sageuk, but Seo Hyun-jin doing sageuk project sounds really good. Hopefully she'll pick a great sageuk for his next drama.

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She is really fantastic in both sageuk and modern drama. I started to become her fan from The Duo. She was really impressive in this drama (she really wowed me) and honestly this role is still her best role. It is just that just recently people know more about her in romcom so some may not know how good she is in sageuk.

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so true not enough Seo Hyun Jin in RDTK. she is waste here to be honest. she can do such much better.

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She started off so strong as the fearless resident and then even as the doctor trying to overcome ptsd. And then became almost nothing. We had a glimpse of her gumption with the chairman when he was hospitalized, but not much else. Too sad because she could have been so much more.

That said, I still would like to see a second season. It was a good and easy watch, and my hubby and I took to calling it the Korean Grey's Anatomy. They left it open enough for a second season - still so many characters' back stories left to mine for information.

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For a 20 episode drama, and with three leading characters, i wont have much complaints. In my opinion, she was not wasted, just that i will appreciate more if there was more storyline between her and Kim Sabu. Anyway she got to act with respectable actor and mentor like Han Suk Kyu and I am sure she must be really happy and thankful for that. Because not many young generation will have a chance like hers.

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i thing you are right "sera the mr temper". Seo Hyun Jin get alot of experience acting with better actor is a plus. But I just dissapoint with the way the writers write her leading lady char. Just like those typical writer who spent more time to write more meaty roles for their leading man than their leading lady.

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Totally stoked to watch Tree with Deep Roots soon- HSK plus Jang Hyuk?? I must have died and gone to heaven ?

Just need to find more Time....

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And Song Joong Ki as young Han Suk Kyu.

You seriously need to find time to watch it ?

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I think that was the role that pushed him into leading man status. I knew he was a good actor, but as young Sejong, he blew me away. The actor transition from the young to older version of the same character was one of the best. Oftentimes, there is a mismatch.

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Yes agree with you. I always thought he is cute boy until TWDR.

He and Yoo Ah In used to just play secondary / supporting roles to Park Yoo Chun in Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Look where they are now. They have grown so much in this industry.

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My most fav actor. he is become my bias after starring in the innocent man. He is the only

young male actor for me who capable to convey a character with alot of facade and vulnerability hiding in his soul type role perfectly. anyone else can. but he is the most capable young actor who can do that. .

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I just can't get past Yoo Yeon-Seok horrid acting, otherwise I would have watched it. Poor guy is like a blackhole sucking the life force out of that show. I never understood that director's decision to hire him. They needed a strong anchor to ground that show; he just wasn't doing it.

DEEP ROOTED TREE still remains my favorite drama of all time. That show was PERFECTION.

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@Sera The Ms Temper,

Ooooh, a fellow RDTK viewer and KDSBH fan! Yes! Every once in a while I go back and rewatch a episode or two for the feels and the gorgeous cinematography. My gateway sageuk. ;-)

I would love to see SHJ in another sageuk (but please, drama gods, not Joseon era, I've had my fill of those 50-pound hairpieces!) Would love to see her kicking butt with Jang Hyuk or LJG sometime -- in another feisty role like SBH. I need more kickass swordfighting in my life right about now, although I must say that I've been enjoying Gong Yoo's first foray into Goryeo.

RDTK withdrawal hasn't really set in yet. Maybe it won't, as I've started watching VOICE, and am enjoying it.

I've been edging closer to finally watching TREE WITH DEEP ROOTS, but have been wondering if it'd be better to see SIX FLYING DRAGONS FIRST. The prospect of Han Suk Kyu and Jang Hyuk in the same series... that ought to be good.

BLUE SEA and GOBLIN winding down.

I've succumbed to DB's Why You Should Watch CAN I HEAR YOUR HEART? and am up to episode 9.

Plan to live-watch REBEL (because Writer-nim is the author of KDSBH), and also Jo Hyun-Jae's upcoming series HOUSEWIFE DETECTIVE. I loved him as Crown Prince Myongnong and have missed him. Would love to see him in another sageuk, too.

Also looking forward to SAIMDANG, TOMORROW WITH YOU, and HONG GIL-DONG, which I'll try to sneak in before REBEL.

See you over at VOICE recaps. ;-)

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Hi Everyone! ....... I hope you are all doing well today! Glad to see all of you in OT once again!
     
Watched this week:

Legend Of The Blue Sea - Is it odd that, at this point, if Lee Min-ho is not wearing a sweater of some kind, something just looks "off?"

Night Light - I've only watched up to episode 3, but Lee Se-jin should know by now how to follow directions.  I know she's wondering what exactly her new employer is involved in, but that curiosity of hers is bound to get her in trouble.

Tree With Deep Roots - Prince Gwangpyeong!!  I still can't believe I saw what happened, happen. ..... Oh and by the way, 4 more episodes left to watch and this drama still keeps getting better and better!

That's all for now. ....... Everyone take care and have a great Friday!

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I'm totally going to check out Tree With Deep Roots soon- many people have said it's good and your endorsement of it has also helped push it up on my Watch List!

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Michykdrama -

Oh my goodness, do watch it when you can!! ...... I totally understand the time constraint situation, this is the reason I just got around to watching it.

It is certainly a top-notch sageuk and is now one of my favorites. It's a drama that won't disappoint.

I hope you are able to watch it soon.

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So I finally watched movie Hyung and... Oh my God... Who said it was a comedy?? Who?? It totally gave me JI throwback in the saddest, most gutting way possible. Jung-seok oppa, Kyung-soo~ya, I demand my tears back!!

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Omg I miss JI!! Where did you find it subtitled, if you watched it with subtitles?

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It only has subtitle in bahasa Indonesia right now. (as far as I know from subscene)

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I've been wanting to watch the movie! The trailer looked hilarious. Was it really heart wrenching to watch! I don't want a repeat of the TK2H moment!

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It's heart wrenching, but absolutely worth it.

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So, i need a place where I can write my new-found obsession with Jung Kyung Ho. Thank DB, for this much needed Open Thread.
I accidentaly stumbled upon Falling For Innocence last month. I watched first episode without much thinking, and no knowledge of the cast except for Kim Soe Yoen. And I was hooked. It was marvelous ride. The drama itself was great, but I just fall in love with the male lead. He's really adorable. Idk if it was his voice, or his eyes, or the way he carried his character. I just fall in love head over heels. He's not a typical pretty boy I used to find handsome, but he is a fine man.
And then I started watching his other dramas. Next was Heartless City. And now I can't get out of this hole. I just love him as an actor. He was awesome in HC. And I just love his bromance with Soo in there. I can't believe they executed bromance so flawlessly, like, I just watched them being enemies in Falling For Innocence. Hahaha.
I sat throughout One More Happy Ending solely for him. That drama didn't work for me, idk why, but I stayed for JKH.
And now I am a happy fan that he is starring in Missing Nine. Beige was never my favorite color, but JKH looks stunning in his turtleneck. Hahaha.
Oh, and I heard that he's dating SNSD's Sooyoung in real life. Another plus point. She seems like a cool person, and they've been in a quiet relationship for years. Yay!

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Did you watched Smile, you? Is it worth it?

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Its a good one but stretched a lot. I like family dramas so i was able to tolerate it. I didn't missed any second of whole 45 episodes. I was exhausted and tired and wanted the show to end and last 5 episodes took Good Test of my patience. I read somewhere that show was actually extended and this is quite visible after 1st 30 episodes. If you have the ability to FF then surely go ahead and watch it.

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I'm in ep 2 I can't FF, not one scene . T.T I haven't seen many family/ long dramas also(Just Ugly Allert, overall i liked it). Do you have any recommendations?

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Ojakgyo Brothers

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watch smile you for the otp only. skip anything else. the otp is golden

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I don't have it in me to skip dramas. I wish someone edited those cute couple dramas like Beautiful Gong Shim (without the chaebol plot. T.T) i watched ALL OF IT.

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I hesitate to watch it, because of how long it is. The only family drama I wacthed until the end was Ojakyo Brothers. Jo Woon and Uee are super adorable, and so were the rest of the casts.
Definitely will give it a try someday.

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OMG, are you me? Been sticking with OMHE just for JKH. LOVED him in both Heartless City and Falling for Innocence. Paksa Adeul is TOO GOOD LOOKING. I wish he would go back to his darker roles, but he's just as good in comedy. He's such a lovely actor, he deserves to be in great projects! Fingers crossed so that Missing 9 can be one of his highlight projects!

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I'm done already with his comedic role. well there is nothing wrong once in a while. But I want more paksa type role, more darker role please Jung Kyung Ho

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