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Open Thread #509

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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Me first!!!
Not that i m promoting school 2017 though!

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How is it possible for Secret Forest to be soooo perfect???

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And the cast seems to go along really well. That Instalive was everything! I want more!

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Jo Sung Woo looked so awesome in dressed down version. I seriously wished he and bae doona dated off-screen huhu. The level of chemistry these two shares is totally off the charts.

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Totally agree!

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Ikr. It's refreshing to see them smile that much!

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It's Secret Forest a romance by any chance? I've been seeing the amount of comments on the recaps for this show and wanted to watch it, but I'm also really in the mood for some romance.

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I'm thinking it's going to be one of those dramas where they recognize their feelings on the last episode. I wouldn't really expect that many kisses. Although I can hope.

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It’s definitely not a romance drama. It is an excellent and smart law/crime investigative one though.

Maybe there are a few subtle hints of romantic feelings, but that’s mostly based on your own interpretation of the characters.

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Oh :(
I was hoping for something subtle like Love Me If You Dare or When a Snail Falls in Love. Both were crime/investigation dramas, but had the tiniest hints of romance.

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Speaking of LMIYD and WASFIL, I just remember Memory Lost is still not fully subbed yet 😥

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Sera (I can't directly reply for some strange reason), there is currently a small blog that is working it's way through the translations. In fact, they just finished season two.

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Sera Memory Lost is subbed until ep 22 at 4ud****
Uupps Dramabeans ate my comment: I'm not supposed giving unlicensed drama site 😛

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Ashi I think Ding Mo who wrote LMIYD and WaSFiL is like a alpha male centric stories, he relegates a main lead female character who is badass into just the male main lead's second fiddle. I think the writer of FoS got some raging feminist streak so I think ehmmm if you like romance in LMIYD or WaSFiL, probably you won't find little romance inFoS that interesting. Just my two cents

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Thanks @aardvark & @pohonphee Many thanks! I think I should finish Ode to Joy while waiting this drama to be fully subbed! 😊

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Not like Love Me if You Dare, more like there are subtle hints and there is ground that can be explore in the romantic sense in Secret Forest but that might go nowhere or just take baby steps by the end. Also it will heavily depend on your own interpretation but I still would say give it a try. May not be traditional romance but a damn good legal/crime thriller and a solid take on the 'whodunit' concept.

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Sera would you tell me if Liu Tao will end up with Jin dong after you finish it, then I will pick up ode to Joy again? Thanks ☺

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Thanks for replying; now that sounds up my alley. :off to find it:

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No, but if you want something that's somewhat similar (not as tightly written, but it shines as far as characters go) you can try Strawberry Night (j-drama). The romance is very, very subtle but the ~feels are there. There's an SP, a drama, AND a special. :)

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***movie, not special.

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I'm afraid not. It's just our imagination that's shipping them through their smallest interactions.

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I felt 1st week was a bit slow - Check time and 1st episode is 1 hour 16minutes + opening. There were many who found 38 task force's[ 1 hour episodes] 1st week slow. The standard it set created more expectations but i feel week 5 again stretched the story a bit. What could be said in 1 line was was turned into 5 lines scene. simple analysis was shown like it was something big and then we episode 11 which i think is the weakest episode of the show. All the so cliche rooftop drama and incompetent police. Episode 12 is maintained the standard but last 1 minute of it raised the bar again. I think Stranger has its own stagnant face of 3 episodes which we usually see in kdramas and now in last 2 week major things gonna happen. I can't say its perfect but i won't reduce its score.
8.5 OUT OF 10.

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Hola Beanies! Currently on vacation so drama watching is on a hiatus. I actually have been able to watch a couple of episodes of LIAR GAME which is so good! I'm looking forward to finishing that, COFFEE PRINCE, and SUSPICIOUS PARTNER.

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Coffee Prince is a classic! I actually watch it-full 17 episodes-for more than 20 times...

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Hi Beanies !

I always find child actors especially in sageuks to be really good. Nam Da Reum and Yoon Chan Young are killing it in The King Loves and became my favorite male child actors after 6FD. My favorite child actress is Heo Jung Eum. She blew me away in Oh My Geum Bi. Which child actors/actresses do you like ?

Full House : I swear Rain's character was a child trapped in a man's body ! Well he and Song Hye Kyo made a cute couple at the end. Her friends were just plot devices to unveil secrets and create drama, right ? Because I don't see their purpose in this show. I liked the in-laws especially the grandmother, she was kind of cute :3 The most memorable thing in this drama is the cleaning. I've never seen so much cleaning in a drama until now !

My Sassy Girl : It was not baaad but not that good either. I liked some characters (Gyun Woo's friends, the Crown Prince, Byul, the eunuch and Prince Dalhan) but the show was average. The dimples were not enough to keep me invested.

Father is Strange : Inner peace ! That's what I and even more the “Byun” family for the upcoming episodes. MY finally realized her feelings but still doesn't know the truth. Revealing the truth and then realizing her feelings would have been better because she didn't doubt before that she and Actor Ahn were related. Well, I guess that's how fauxcest works. It's not surprising for Hye Young to be the first sibling to discover the truth. Now how will she and the other siblings handle it ? She's already busy with MIL. I agree with her that t's surprising to know that she is still in love with FIL. I salute her devotion, it seems like it's her only good quality. Our cutie Min Ha has a crush on a math teacher :3 It won't affect his definitive high school since it's “just” a crush. Ra Young and Chul Soo are bringing fresh air among the chaos. I felt it coming for Yu Ju's baby. She and Joon Young were not ready to be parents since they were not on the same page. At least they talked about it and I hope the next time everything will be good.

Happy Friday :D

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I cracked up when I saw that KBS World uploaded the full subbed episodes of Full House. They're totally going out on a limb to capitalise on the Song-Song couple marriage news 😂

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@purpleteapot Right ! They knew people would watch it again.

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Inner peace 😆 Hye Young surely needs it, it's like she's trapped between FIL and MIL, I just fear of MIL found out that FIL return is because of money loss and Hye Young hiding this fact, with MIL personality they might never be able to move out 😱 .

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*finding

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HY will find something she always does ha. FIL is at fault for being honest.

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They are doing an amazing job in The King Loves! I see bright futures for those three!

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Happy Friday, beanies!

I have a huge Suspicious Partner-shaped hole in my schedule at the moment (suggestions for new shows welcome!) as I usually have 3 currently airing shows ongoing at any one time.
This made me wonder - how many shows people usually have on the go? Any personal bests?! x

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Try Reunited Worlds! It has some cute and some melancholy, and a lot of Yeo Jingu 😊

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This is definitely on my consideration list! Just read the recap for the first episode and it's looking really promising...

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I can't find Reunited Worlds on Viki or DramaFever. Where is everybody watching it?

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I think 5 was my max. That turned out to be more stressful than fun though, so I try to keep it at a max of 3. It's hard to keep up to date when things go past 3. The worst is when you have 2+ dramas fall on the same day, or more recently 2+ dramas on multiple days like W/T, W/R, F/S. If you like to be kinky with the pain like me sometimes, you can watch a Chinese Drama with usually airs everyday or attempt to binge watch a show while you're watching others that are currently airing. Regardless, it's a matter of having the time to watch the shows you want to watch without going crazy.

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oh wow Chinese Drama on top of 2+ live korean dramas? You have stamina! I was live watching Goblin and Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms while watching two on my watchlist and it was too much. I was pretttty crazy during that time. Sleep? HA. I'm cautious to attempt the simultaneous Chinese & Korean live watch again.

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I am cautious as well, more so because I tend to choose the wrong dramas to watch half the time and end up with something depressing like Rush to the Dead Summer. I swear, I'm never going to let that drama off the hook. The journey was torture, but I get what they were going for in the end.

How did you like Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms? I haven't watched that many C-Dramas and might want to pick one up in the coming weeks. Any other Chinese or Taiwanese Dramas you might recommend?

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May I intercept and just say that Ten Miles of Peach Blossom is amazing! It's been MONTHS since I've finished it and I still watch clips here and there. Be warned, the Wu Xia style of C-drama is a bit different, so it may take getting used too if you haven't seen one before, but if you have and enjoy it, then you're in for a treat! =)

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@hades I adored Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms! Super fanciful and 58 awesome episodes. I loved my leads too. They are flawed but loveable. That's the first C drama that I really watched and live to which was brutal waiting...even though it was a daily. I felt so greedy. I was so caught up but I've been side eyeing that Princess Agents and the Kings woman. Also please intercept @kimchikay a fellow Ten Miles fan. <3

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@kimchikay @toramona Cool, I'll check it out.

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Okay. I'm recommneding you my all time favorite taiwanese and chinese drama. Both are different genres. The chinese drama nirvana in fire and taiwanese drama, in time with you. Both are highly rate and critically acclaimed. And pretty much occupy the top two spots on my all time favorite list. Check it out. You will love it! (Btw, for nirvana in fire, the first episode will be confusing because they are setting up the plot, so STICK with it. I also had a hard time getting through it, but it was SO SO worth it) Have fun watching :)

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@coolpixie Thanks. Will do.

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At 1 time I had 6 dramas to live watch,craziest time of my kdrama life

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In the past I've watched as many as 7 kdramas at a time, plus some non-k shows. Of course I'm semi-retired and lots of free time.
Currently watching "just" 4 kdramas and trying to check out 3 new ones. Non-k stuff is down to 1 hour a week.

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I had 7 for this last round, it was challenging. I'm trying it again and I'm falling behind. I should probably stick to 2-4 dramas.

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The best is if you have one for Mon-Tues, one for Wed-Thurs and one for Fri-Sat. I normally have about 3 but last round I had 4 (I planned to start Suspicious Partner but I was too busy following the other dramas that I never started it :O) Now that all the new shows are starting, I WANT TO WATCH EVERYTHING but I know I shouldnt overload. So currently watching:
The Best Hit, Bride of the Water God, Seven Day Queen, Reunited Worlds. Tempted to start The King Loves or School 2017 hmmm

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"The best is if you have one for Mon-Tues, one for Wed-Thurs and one for Fri-Sat" <<
I agree wholeheartedly. That is the best setup. Tried watching more bit would only work if the 4th is short like MOLS and wednesday330pm. Otherwise, the 4th and any additional would fall behind or I will be forced to drop my least fave.

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At one point, I had 3 on Mon-Tues and nothing else. I think it was Liar and His Lover, Whisper and My Secret Romance. It was really hard to "save" two shows for the other days. I ended up dropping Ruler last round

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For me it depends if I'm watching a currently airing drama or not. If I am I tend to watch the currently airing on the next day after the episode airs then a older drama when I've finished watching the new episodes of the live one. However, I've found that I end up getting more invested in the older drama and marathoning and losing some interesting in the currently airing drama.
So other times I just watch one drama at a time.
At the moment however I'm watching two older dramas (let's fight ghost and fight my way). I think it might be easier to lose interest in a drama if I keep it fresh and not get as annoyed. Like when characters do stupid things, I probably won't remember as much as when I'm marathoning it.

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I'm trying not to watch older dramas because I always end up marathoning them! I think they're more interesting because all the episodes are available and you can do something about it whereas currently airing dramas, all you can do is watch that episode, read recaps and forget it for another week.

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Also losing sleep and not doing work because I'm trying to finish off a show!

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I love The Best Hit.. I'm ready for the ending whether it is happy ending or sad ending. I love the cast Actors as well. Yoon Shi Yoon caught my eyes! Welcome to my K-Drama Approved Oppa Listing ! XD

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I *wish* he was Oppa to me 😆 (Well, as the mothers in Reply 1988 say, if he's handsome, he's Oppa, no matter the age, right?! 😉)

I loved him in Flower Boy Next Door, High Kick Through the Roof, and always in 1N2D. I'm planning to watch Baker King when The Best Hit ends, but I've found that watching more than one show with the same lead actor at the same time is more than my poor brain can handle. It was bad enough watching The Best Hit and Suspicious Partner and feeling like CEO Byun might be losing his mind and grandpa was missing his business meetings.

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Heol~~ It's remind me to [Kill Me Heal Me] Ahn Yo-na quotes... "If you're handsome, you're my Oppa"

With The Best Hit, I recommend YSY to get the title of The New Romantic Comedy King XD

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Yes! I've always liked YSY but now is definitely on my top 10 list.

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OT week 24! So, I was living in an alternate universe lastnight and still in that universe today. (Maybe it’s also all that wine and champagne I had that my head is still swimming.) This past week, I reached “Chaebol’s poor doppelganger,” so it was appropriate that I would meet several Chaebols lastnight. I probably meet them every day doing what I do, but lastnight was the first time I actually was acutely aware that I was speaking with one—and I have kdramas to thank for this. And then, if that wasn’t enough, I realized that my first boyfriend (first-love as it were) was a Chaebol! His family owned a transmission business—and he was the first person I ever met with an indoor pool! If that’s not a Chaebol, I don’t know what is. How did I come to this realization? Well I met a woman whose family owns a gear box company (her sons are in their early-mid 20’s for anyone who is interested in dating a Chaebol ;-)) and they have a factory in the same town as my ex-boyfriend’s family’s business! They knew each other! Such is the town I live in—big enough to have Chaebols, but small enough to actually meet them. But a word of caution about Chaebol’s, this woman is one too, and she’s been married twice. So, just because you have lots of money, it doesn’t mean you’ll have lots of love.

So, other than that, it was a week full of premiers! And my hubby normally doesn’t watch any kdrama live, but we started The King Loves this week. And it’s beautiful, and I love the younger actors (especially the two boys), and I love the older actors, especially Yoona. Eun San is strong, brave, and determined, exactly how I like my heroines, and Yoona’s nuances in portraying her is perfect. I’m looking forward to this.

And because of this drama, both my husband and I broke the first commandment of kdrama watching: “Thou shalt not watch a kdrama without your spouse if both of you are interested in watching it.”

It went something like this…

Daughter: Mom, play this board game with us.
*Pulls out Labyrinth*

Me: *Walking out to living room…seeing my husband watching midway through the second episode of The King Loves*
Wait! I haven’t seen that one!

Daughter: Oh, dad already watched that today while you were at work.

Me: * =(=(=( What????* We watched the 1st episode and liked it together! You knew I wanted to see this with you!

Daughter: Are you playing?

Me: Yes, I am, let dad watch his kdrama.

Husband: *To daughter* Aren’t you going to ask me to play???

Daughter: I DID!!! You weren’t listening because you were watching that pretty girl. *Referring to Yoona*

Me: Ahhh, you hit the nail on the head, honey. Daddy’s obsessed with Yoona.

Husband: *In denial* I don’t even think she’s that pretty. *Turns off television.*

(Later that evening)

Me: Hon, I’m going out the living room to finish my charts, so if you’re tired, just go to sleep, I’ll be probably an hour or two. *Takes laptop and a...

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...a stack of papers to the living room* *Turns on AppleTV* *Turns on Viki* *Finds The King Loves, episode 2* *Proceeds to watch the ENTIRE EPISODE without the hubby, even the part he turned off and didn’t finish*

Husband: *Walking out of the bedroom half asleep* I thought you were doing charts? I wanted to watch this with you!

Me: Should have thought about that today before your daughter ratted you out!

Moral of the Story: I have my spies, and they are my children.

2nd Moral: I’m sure my hubby finished the episode while I was at work.

3rd Moral: Never go to bed angry, watch a kdrama.

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I giggled while reading your post : so meeting Chaebols is possible in reality *no I'm not interested * and kdrama watching with your husband that's sweet ❤ *so that's possible too , no I'm not interested 😆* and there are rules established 😎 . Children can be pretty powerful spies but they might report you to your husband too 😅

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Yes, it certainly is possible to meet a Chaebol. You just have to know where to find them (political fundraisers would be one, although I am so NOT political, I had to go to keep funding for my various projects). Yes, I know my children rat me out to their dad any chance they get, but I have secrets with them that their dad doesn't even know. Bribery works well too! ;-P

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@ally-le @kudoran speaking of chaebol, i actually went to the same school with few of my country share of kids chaebol (let say i went to one of my city version of gangnam's elite elementary & middle school - i hope you guys get me), and no, i'm unfortunately not one of them 😊. One thing about them, (as i know them as a child) they are actually just like any other kids; some of the boys even wore filfthy and shabby uniform to school (being an elite school students, this is rather upseting the teachers) - kids being kids play football and everything they end up so dirty and didn't bother about it.

My point is: chaebols in real life turns out really are just the fancier version of us commoners. They still love ramyun, too.

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That boyfriend I had was gorgeous, blond hair, blue eyes, over 6 ft tall, amazing abs, so that is true to life too. LOL! But yeah, he was just a normal guy, and dressed worse than I ever did. And his favorite food was fried chicken, ugh, I think that's why I broke up with him ;) He ended up marrying some Nigerian princess (I'm only half-exaggerating).

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Haha so they love ramyun too so I'm a qualified cook 😆

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@ally-le i ended up stalking your page and your level right now is somewhat your real-life. Hihihihi. Well, at least you can say to people "i'm on a royalty level. A princess actually picked up my ex".

But yes. My chaebol schoolmates mostly are goodlooking and rather has good grades too. Must be from the great care and healthy food during their mother pregnancy.

But hey. We found a real-life chaebol pattern: good looking, rather smart -educationally, bad dresser (esspecially male: branded yes, but might be shabby looking), and love junkfood.
Kdramas turn out potrayed them well, except no one never ate junkfood (ramyun/ fried chicken/ streetfood) no matter how rich they are.

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The spy children ....... *giggle*

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This is like my mom and me. We don't live together but every other weekend I'll spend the weekend at her house while we binge watch kdramas. However, I have caught her watching a kdrama we planned to watch together many times! I have to give her a thorough chewing out (she just giggles and hangs up on me)! Now I will send her daily text messages leading up to a dramas premier to remind her to NOT watch the drama or else. She is so naughty though.

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The Viki and DramaFever history function is my spy!

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I love your mom! What a funny lady!

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I do the same exact thing! I can always tell when my mom has been too naughty and watched without me when I see those dark circles under eyes...evidence that she hasn't slept due to drama!

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Mothers! So naughty! The other day she told me she stayed up until 4am watching kdramas. Even I haven't done that!

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TGIF!!! That means it's Dda bong day! I can't wait for tonight's episode. And on the weekend there will be My father is strange, hehe. I'm currently enjoying most of the KBS dramas. Seven day queen is such an amazing show, 16 eps in and it never fails me.
I also have my eyes on Reunited Worlds. I've been a big fan of Yeo Jin Goo since Iljimae, Giant,... He tends to choose good projects so I hope this new drama would be good.
But as July ends, I have to start a new school year. That means less drama time TT.TT Otokeee

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Hi Everyone!

As always, I hope you are all doing well today!

The Beanie fan walls, continue to be fun to read as all of you show your humor, your creativity and of course your shared enjoyment of all things dramas!

This week:

Seven Day Queen - Still getting better and better each week, even at episodes 15 and 16! ....... But Myung-hye, I've never been completely on board with her but after this week, she's dead to me.

Suspicious Partner - I'm at the episodes where the cute little boy shows up. ....... Still enjoying our fun group of lawyers!

Lookout - You know, I watched 3 episodes of this, liked the show very much, but unfortunately, I've decided not to continue watching this after reading the recap for the last episode. ....... However, what I was left wondering though, was if Do-han actually set up the situation where the little girl was thrown from the roof or if he just used that terrible incident to advance his revenge plans?

School 2017 - I've tried watching all the School shows since 2015, but sadly, I just never get beyond a couple of minutes of the first episodes. Same thing happened this time.

That's all for now. ...... Take care everyone and have a great Friday!

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Concerning Lookout: I'd say still give the show a chance, sure the finale isn't that great but it still has it's moments and it doesn't make you hate the drama. It's just... kinda there.
With the DoHan/YuNa situation, he was following the psycho kid (Who's name I've purposely erased from memory) around, having known that something wasn't quite right with him, planning to find a way to maybe use something the kid does to get closer to the head prosecutor. What happened was that he was following him around when the kid and YuNa went to the rooftop. He said he knew what was going to happen, but hesitated because if YuNa died he could use it in his revenge plan. Eventually he DID go to save YuNa, but he was to late.

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Oh ok, interesting! Thanks for responding.

I might pick up Lookout again, just not right now. I think what it is more than anything was that I was a tad bit disappointed that our protagonists were outwitted in the end, if you will. It's not that the baddie in a story doesn't win sometimes, but here it kind of didn't make sense to me given what I had seen in the first 3 episodes.

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Sadly, after watching about 2/3 of Lookout.. about the best I can say is that I agree - it's just "there". It's not something you will remember next week.

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Myung-hye, seriously. I was ready to enter the drama W-style and off her myself this week.

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Heh, W-style! ..... But seriously, I believe you. It's like, "How could you do that and think it would be ok?!?!"

Maddening, to say the least.

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Please watch the rest of LOOKOUT! I was one of the naysayers about the ending--but it's still so worth it!

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I was just responding to aardvark, right above here, about this drama saying that I just might pick it up again. Not exactly sure when though.

But what I did watch was quite good!

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Happy Friday, Beanies! I'm early to Open Thread today (which may or may not be because I'm lurking around trying not to read an anthology of poems I should be reading...). I picked up two shows this week plus a drama special!

School 2017: Despite my issues with the writing, I'm enjoying this a lot. Eunho and Taewoon are lukewarm for me, but I'm looking forward to seeing more of Daehwi and Sarang, and Daehwi's relationship with Taewoon. And how does Gyeongwoo know that Daehwi is hiding his true self? His offhand remark made him seem a lot more perceptive than his carefree image, so that has my curiosity piqued already.

Reunited Worlds: I hope I'm not inflating anyone's expectations, but I am in love with this. The story, flashbacks and all, is executed very smoothly, and I can already see its workings as a "healing" drama promised by the PD. This is my first time watching Yeo Jingoo since The Moon that Embraces the Sun, and he's doing great. Chaeyeon is perfect as the young Jungwon, and Lee Yeonhee (whom I haven't watched before) is holding her own as well. The child-adult casting matchups are very well done, both visually and in terms of the acting.

Page Turner: I'm only an episode in, but the page turner metaphor is very enchanting to me, both as a literature major and as someone who played the erhu for 16 years. I really like how the show fleshed out the pressures a young musician faces.

That's all! How's everyone's premiere week going?

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I'm enjoying Reunited Worlds, too. I've wasted a lot of tissues already. Everyone has been great so far. Loving the cinematography and the transition also from past to present.

Page Turner resonated with me as well. I related to KSH's character the most as I also played piano at a very young age and my mom was the one who pushed me into it. It took her quite some time to realize that my heart wasn't really into it. I just did it to make her happy. I still love listening to classical music, though.

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Beside Man Whoo Dies to Live, I enjoyed all of this week's premiere. The King in Love is better than I expected and everything and everyone is pretty ! I enjoyed School 2017 and seeing quite new faces as students is great. Reunited Worlds is in its way to become a healing drama. The atmosphere really suits this theme.

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I didn't check out TKIL just yet because the story (a love triangle) didn't interest me enough, but I saw a clip of Eunsan beating Won at that ball game and it was so pretty and funny! I'll be keeping tabs on the recaps and add it to my watch list if all turns out well.

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I think I might like Reunited World. The premise is interesting given the fallout of that event that happens early on. I'm happy to see Kwak Dong-Yeon again. I think I might really like Lee Yeon-Hee. I'm kinda on the fence with Yeo Jin-goo. His happy acting seems kinds forced--outside of that he seems to be solid. I can't wait to see it this turns into a noona romance though. That would be all kinds of interesting weird.

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I think those flashback scenes with him smiling more might have been filmed early on, so he must've taken a while to get into the dorky character of Haesung. I recall YJG saying during the press conference that he worried about how to portray this side of HS. He's really good at emotionally weighty scenes.

I think the age difference is going to be interesting, and not just with the leads. On one level Haesung's siblings and friends have grown up and moved on with life, but inside each of them there's a part that's still clinging to/ stuck at 12 years ago. HS's reappearance seems to bring out the tension between their current selves and the part of them that has yet to move on, which is very fascinating.

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Question-Does anyone know where I can watch Reunited Worlds or School 2017? I haven't seen it on Dramafever or Viki yet, so I've only been relying on recaps. The premise sounds interesting and I wanted to check it out. Thanks for the help.
I watched Page Turner in the past and I loved each of the characters. It had a simple but beautiful story of three students and how their lives became intertwined with each other.

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School 2017 is on Viki. I have not watched it.. not a huge fan of high school dramas. Will wait for viewer comments before I commit to it.

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dramafire.com or dramafans.org are good sites to watch dramas on!

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I saw the ad for School 2017 on Viki too. Reunited Worlds i watched on kocowa. I'm using that just to watch Reunited Worlds..but hopefully DF or Viki picks it up before this free trial expires.

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Some dramas on Viki are region locked, but you should see it appear still. Hopefully, DramaFever picks them up after they've finished airing. As other people have already stated, you can check the other usual suspects for Reunited Worlds.

FYI, DramaFever will have Strongest Deliveryman when it starts airing next week. Not sure if either Viki or DramaFever will have Criminal Minds, so you might have to check the other sites.

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I have read comments of beanies upset with the downvote button and want it removed.

My guess is that certain drama/actors' fans and likewise antis tend to spark off this kind of mass downvoting.

I have been neutral towards the downvote button because I don't care much for it. It doesn't stop me from speaking my mind. I also felt that an upvote button would be strange without a downvote counterpart.

However, mass downvoting reminds me of trolls and rabid fans commonly found elsewhere. Previously, these people try to write something which can be entertaining at times. Should we hear them out or give them the button?

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To be honest, reading this post I had the sudden urge to become one of those people and 'Downvote' it. But I didn't.
I'm really not favorable towards the button itself, and just find it a cheap way for people to say "I disagree because I disagree, and you need to know nothing other then I disagree with this", as opposed to giving an actual constructive response explaining why you don't agree with the post.

But I have seen several posts with massive negative response simply for saying that something in a drama isn't to their liking, and it gets slightly blown out of proportion. And, to be honest, it makes it kind of intimidating if you want to do a post that has an unpopular opinion.

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Yeah. I'm afraid it'll be too circle jerk, and you can't get a different opinion because they'll get downvoted.

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Yes! It feels nice to see I am not alone in thinking about this particularly this week!

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I really don't care about downvote as I don't ask everybody to like me IRL, even if they dislike me I would just say go ahead.
If I read comments that I like got downvoted I upvote it ha, ha, ha. Sometime I feel like I've accidently downvoted someone, though I did not do it actually, I upvote. If I read some irrational comment smell like troll, I don't vote, I brush it off "Whatever, people on internet these days..."
Downvote is good for statictic, isn't it Dramabeans? Data means .... 😉

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I personally don't like the downvote button, but I don't have problem with upvote button. It's like the system in facebook. There is a like button but you can't dislike.

If you agree with a post someone write but you don't have any new things to add, you can just press the upvote button. But if you don't agree, I think it's better to write and discuss the points that you don't agree with. Nowadays there's always a downvote in the post that criticize a drama or an actor. Just downvote, no post about what they disagree with.
I agree with you that it also could become an opportunity for mass downvoting.
Also, I miss the days when I can read all the post that beanies write from top to bottom and I can see a different perspective with their own response. It made the discussion place much more lively.

" I agree...
"+100 I agree...
" I'm sorry but I disagree..

Now I just read the post with a lot of upvote then move on to the next recap.

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The mass downvoting don't just happen to posts that criticize a drama/actor, it also happens to posts are positive. That is why I conclude it's not just fans who downvote a criticism but also antis who downvote praises.

I agree that it's better to write. If you have nothing to say except "This drama sucks!" or "He/she sucks!" and don't bother to elaborate then you don't need the downvote button either.

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To be honest I agree, I generally don't care for down votes. I get that some people are upset because they want to know the reason for the down vote but I just take them with a grain of salt. Everybody has different opinions.

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I don't like it much. It's less that I'm personally bothered, since I haven't really been ganged up on much, but I see it happening. The thing is, in my view, it's not fair for the number of downvotes to show up on someone's user profile without any kind of qualifier of why (which would be impossible anyway). Out of the ten downvotes I currently have, 10/10 were because I expressed that I personally liked someone or something. I don't really see the positive purpose of that on the site. However, it doesn't negatively impact the fun I have on here enough to be a big issue for me, really.

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In the beginning, I was pretty upset with the downvote as sometimes I just don't understand why'd someone downvote my comments though it's something positive. But as time goes by, I think I'm used to the system that I don't mind people downvoting my comments even if they don't give me any explanations or arguments.

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I am no longer bother with these downvotes, but I'm sseriously want edit button haha! And one more thing, I don't know what to call this thing. But I noticed some unregistered users who are randomly commenting especially in the old post.

Such as this one:

"This is really attention-grabbing, You are an overly skilled blogger. I've joined your rss feed and stay up for in search of more of your great post. Additionally, I have shared your website in my social networks"

Who are they? Are they human or robot?

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IKR. They are like crop circles. Spambots need English lessons and better names.

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I am thinking it is some sort of virus if we click at their usernames lol.

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I wouldn't be surprised.

I've seen those comments appear, seemingly out of nowhere with the nonsense sentences. I think there was one that was kind of gibberish almost.

Simply bizarre.

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Edit button FTW
Wonder what happen if there's edit button then the comment that got many downvotes is edited to one that suits the downvoters taste. Ha, ha, ha.

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Wow, folks! I made my comment about downvotes before reading yours. I guess I'm not the only one with them on my radar! I feel like I read or make respectful comments about opinions that have been receiving hasty downvotes! Sometimes, when I know I may be thinking something that others won't agree with, I will even acknowledge the other side before I share my own opinion. This week I even got a thumbs down for simply saying "I like ____." So I'm wondering if downvotes are "dislikes," (the conclusion one would make thinking of FB "likes), or "disagrees," which makes more sense. While thumbs-ups seem like agreements or likes, I feel like thumbs-downs are more negative than simply stating you disagree with something. And more than ANYTHING, I think I'm overthinking it! Hahaha. But it does make me less ready to share my opinion, and I do love reading all the (respectfully expressed) opinions on here!

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I think you are definitely overthinking it. And if upvotes mean agree/like; then logic would serve that downvote means disagree/dislike. And if you can upvote without a comment, you should be able to do the same for downvote. Yes, people can be trolly. But you don't even know them, so what does it bother so many people. Now, dramabeans has gotten rid of it and I'll have to end up typing downvote instead. Bummer!

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Yes, an edit button would be nice, very nice, I hate having to delete my comments and would also like if they indicate the word limit when commenting. Sometimes part of my comment vanishes when I have a lot to say. But seriously, guys, I really had no idea that mass downvote was a thing, WOW!

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I like having it - of course, it's best when the person in question owns their disagree & talks about it, but I understand that sometimes you just really want to signal an "Nuh-UH" to other peoples "Uh-huh!"

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Totally agree with you. Most of the comments with downvotes does not deserve it at all. It's easily abused by overprotective fans of their favorite drama and actors.

An edit option would be much more helpful than having the downvote option. We'd have less deleted posts if we are given the option to edit mistakes.

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Oh goodness yes, an edit option please. Another site I'm on shows that a comment has been edited to keep confusion at bay (since people sometimes edit in response to a question or comment, which then makes that response moot), and most people preserve an "Edited to Add" etiquette anyway.

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"edit" could get confusing if people have already replied to the part you're about to edit out. Most of us seem to do ok by replying to ourselves to say what we really meant.
Since upvotes (along with being followed) seem to be big parts of our ranking system, do downvotes reduce our rant?????? I think it would be really bad if they do, since usually "I disagree" or "I'm a troll" don't mean the other person should be penalized.
Anyway, I'm in favor of nuking the thumb down button.

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Not if you use it to correct spelling. (And that would definitely be why I'd be using it.) And, oh, I'll take this comment space to let you'all know that I'm thinking of spending one afternoon just upvote-buttoning every single comment. Just because everyone needs a pat on the head some times.

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Haha! I do this sometimes too! Just call us upvote fairies.

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I think having the button is fine. It's convenient to disagree for comments like "XXX is a good actor" or "Y is a good drama". Plus it's not as if you're looking for validation in terms of upvotes and downvotes so why be upset over it.

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Gawd you user name 😂

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Right!

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Having only one choice is kind of like North Korea. And yes, I down voted your post. I have seen little evidence of any mass down voting for the reasons you state.

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@outofthisworld 'However, mass downvoting reminds me of trolls and rabid fans commonly found elsewhere'---
This is what I'm upset about, I mean was. Like every day upon opening my fan wall, I see the downvotes number has been increased, and that's only for voicing my opinion for liking certain actor and disliking certain drama plot? Why people can't hear it out, or just let it go if they don't share my opinion? I feel like the downvote button is kind of helping for promotions of extremism, and I don't feel good about it. :S

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Also what I don't understand is that a lot of people were so upbeat about nam joo hyuk on WFKBJ, but they can't stand him on BOTWG, so opinions can be subjective. And it's unrealistic to expect that thousands of people who are reading this blog would share the same pov. Our tastes can't be alike, we like even the same shows for different reasons, so why not try to be a bit more tolerant towards other opinions, which doesn't necessarily match with their own? :S

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And therefore, you can just downvote when you don't agree and go on reading.

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Happy friday everyone :)
- I binge watched Forest of Secrets last week , and wow the drama delivers and I'm looking forward to seeing the next eps : 07 or DJ ...
Hwang Shi Mok starts to feel emotions he smiled and got angry and what's interesting it's that it's with different people :)

- I started Circle, I'm at ep 7 and just wow when I think A the drama shows B and then maybe C, I can't think straight while watching this drama. I haven't read all recap and discussion, but there is one thing bothering me : if Byul is really an alien, for what reason does she have the exact physionomy as humans (even if she changed her body in first ep) and why would the chip/bug work the same on her as for other human ?

- The Best Hit will end soon and I don't know how they will resolve all things and I can't figure out how this couple will make it till the end : he's from the past and well he's her friend's dad , I would understand some noble idiocy here 😅

- three new shows started this week (School 2017, Reunited Worlds, Man who dies to live) but I might drop the latter . Waiting for 2 shows next week : Falsify with Namgoong Min ❤ and Criminal Minds with Lee Jun Ki ❤

- and I made my first gif thanks to beanies help hahaha 😁

Have a nice weekend :) , thinking of Father is strange ep 41 preview please bring some cute Mi Young and Joong Hee couple moments ❤

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anyone, some one..

which is the song played at the end of each episode of lookout.. it is not AMEN and not part of OST..

I am hoping so many users. someone has to know..

Isn't there a korean on this forum .. you may have ways to find out

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People were asking about this on Korean websites too. Apparently this song has not been released so no one knows.

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I tried using Shazam on one, and it came up no results. That usually happens only when the song is so obscure that nobody has heard of it, or the song has not been publicly released yet and Shazam has not been able to analyze it yet.

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Happy Friday!

Man, I am LOVING Reunited Worlds. It's just killing me already in all the right ways. Yeo Jin Goo is already nailing it and you could just power a large city with his smile. I still need to finish Circle, but I'm trying to savor it.

I've been binging the Thai Boys Love drama 2 Moons the Series. It's so good. I have one episode left and I plan to watch it once I finish all of my actual job type work. Ah, the perks of working from home on Fridays.

In other news, I sold my dad's car this week. It's been something I've put off for the past year after he passed away. I'm glad to have that burden removed. It also gives me the money to buy a floor loom tomorrow. Because I need more hobbies. I've been sucked down the rabbit hole of looking at baby wearing. Instagram for color inspiration despite having no kids and no interest in wearing babies.

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I really think Yeo Jin Goo is amazing. But waiting to binge Reunited Worlds. I really can't do more than one drama at a time, but I need to stop reading dramabeans so I don't get spoiled. And, Circle! Still the best drama this year, keep savoring!

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i know 2 moons is so cute!...

the alpha in the relationship *or well the tall one..he is perfect lead material otherwise too... i guess we should soon be seeing him in other dramas..

Addicted is awesome.. this whole new domain of boy low stories is quite cute.. but rarely good dramas.. i could tolerate only these two .. addicted is super awesome on the other hand

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Started Bad Thief Good Thief - The two brothers' fate & relationship are the highlight of the show for me. Just finished 6 epi, I'm going to take time watching this drama as it will be a very long journey. As far as I know based on this writer's past projects, second leads are always being given meatier and richer role than the main leads, and the main leads seem to be be just plain and dull especially in the middle onwards. So hopefully it will the same for Kim Ji Hoon and Im Joo Eun too. What bothers me, it seems it will be love triangle between these two brothers and one woman. aigoo, this is why second female lead always become crazy and psyho lol.

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I always love non-romance romance. So let's say Stranger have romance - If this is what is called romance then i'm completely into it.
This is why i think romance genre many a times doesn't reflect the emotions involved in a print or tv media. By no means i would call Ms. Temper and nam-jung il having any romance.
I think that's one major reason i don't get most of korean romance shows. It all looks too superficial and fictional.

School 2017 and The King Loves competing for the prize of Crap-show-of -the-week. Seriously, How come these scriptwriters get a job?

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I dislike to re-watch or re-read any content but i have rewatched several average movies. I was craving romance and re-watched
Serendipity and Silver lining Playbook Now onto Definitely, maybe and Sweet Home Alabama

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I enjoyed School 2017 and it's my first School drama. Now that I've read negative comments in the recap, I am wondering if I'd have enjoyed it as much if I have watched the previous School dramas?

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I don't bother with negative comments lol. I mean I don't even care with a show with lots of positive comments either - if I can't get into I will stop watching it so same goes to with a show with lots of negative comments as well 😂

Since this is your very first School drama, this might turn out well for you. I'm not a huge fan of School franchise, although I watched some of them. School 2017 could've been better in some aspects but since I clearly started because of Mori 🙊🙊 and had no expectation I guess I'll just enjoy it until the end. This is a school drama, as long as we get to see high school life, it will be fine for me.

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Don't get me wrong. The negative comments won't stop me from watching. They just made me curious about the School series and wonder if I should check the better ones out after finishing this show. If I enjoy School 2017, I should enjoy the fave School 2013 even more, right? Or is Mori the one and only reason why I like School 2017? 😜

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I think that's the best answer - because of Mori 😝

If you have time try to watch School 2013. I enjoyed it, but it has been years I watched it, so I am mostly remember Jang Nara as a very cute teacher and the bromance only lol. But I do appreciate there's no love triangle because students should enjoy their life more rather than fighting over one girl or boy. Wait, it should apply to adult as well.

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I have seen most of the previous school series shows, and so far have not bothered with 2017. For me, the theme is getting a bit old. If viewer comments here give it tons of praise I may catch up on it, but for now just looking for something that is not a remake of a remake.

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Have you tried Hatsukoi or Bara no Nai Hanaya for Jdramas? I don't know how far is the romance in those dramas can satisfy you though, and probably those dramas's plot are too slow for some people. :)

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gonna try them. Sometimes i remember romaji title and sometimes english ones. so i have to google everytime someone mention the titles.
Hatsukoi?
How someone takes emotions is completly upto them
So they might or might not be able to satisfy me. Special thanks to you for mention J-Doramas.

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Yes, Hatsukoi, a 2012 Jdrama. It is a drama which was less popular back in the days because of the synopsis but gained quite some positive reviews. And I assume you have watched/tried Unmei ni, Nita Koi (Destiny-Like Love)?

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I'm sorry, for double post. Some error occured when I tried to post the first one.

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It's okay. :)

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Yes, Hatsukoi, a 2012 Jdrama. It is a drama which was less popular back in the days because of the synopsis but gained quite some positive reviews. The drama is quite mellow and sad though.
The romance is not the only topic in in Bara No Nai Hanaya, so probably it's not that strong too.
And I assume you have watched/tried Unmei ni, Nita Koi (Destiny-Like Love)?

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Happy Friday Beanies!

My OSTs arrived!!! My beautiful Chicago Typewriter and Liar and his Lover OSTs arrived!!!

So I spent the last few hours listening to them. While trying to studying for my korean spelling test tml, and realizing I was reciting lyrics more than I was learning spelling. 😂
I will share some pics soon! Both have pictures inside from the dramas so I am one happy camper.

But! I am heartbroken that Kim Jae Wook isn't the lead with Seo Hyun Jin in Temperature of Love. I get it's a noona romance but they dangled this couple in front of me and now I feel cheated. Like I'm destined for SLS because I really want to experience swooning over Jae Wook when he isn't dismembering people. Ah well. 💔

On the bright side, I am smitten with Sato Takeru. SMITTEN! 😍

Finished all 3 Kenshin Movies! My favourite was still number one. I felt like they tried to introduce too many bad guys and I lost out on every day moments which I craved for the second 2. And Kaoru was much too much of a wallflower for my liking. But all in all, it was a very enjoyable watch and I wish I had watched it earlier. Now I am revisiting all my old favourite Kenshin fanfiction stories. Lol. Talk about a walk down memory lane. 😝

Lastly, any bakers/pastry people here? I'm planning to attempt another cake (this time chocolate) but it needs a spray gun. 😳 Has anyone used one before?
Also, hazelnut praline with melted chocolate to make Royaltine is my new favourite thing to eat with vanilla ice cream. I'm in love!

Hope everyone has a good weekend ahead!

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I want to see Kim Jae Wook aka Waffle Oppa romancing a lady because he's swoony. Yeah I'm just a weak fangirl.

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We still don't know who will be the second female lead, but I wish she will be as awesome as Seo Hyun Jin and let she & KJW have the loveline too.

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I will accept this! Please dramagods!!!!

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I think Reunited Worlds can satisfy some of my hunger of good romance. I am still stuck at 1st episode of I need romance 3
and planning to watch Rurouni Kenshin movies too.
Right now i think only Japanese content can fill the void in my heart.

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Glad to know your OSTs arrived! 🎵🎶

I'm not a baker but I just want to say the hazelnut praline with chocolate sounds delish!

Have a good weekend also!

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Fellow Satoh Takeru fan waves *hi* once again. ^^

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*waves hi!*

Omo. I'm deciding what to watch if his next. Bitter blood seems appealing. There is also the movies that sound like they are gonna be tear jerkers. Suggestions?

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If Cats Disappeared is a tear jerker... Real is different, not a happy movie, very surreal but he's dreamy in it.
; )

Bitter Blood was pretty cute/funny!

Tennou no Ryoriban was an excellent drama, but you'll hardly recognize him - it's not his pretty look, but his acting is superb!

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Oo! Bitter Blood, I'd say.
I was actually thinking of it last night as I read your comment. And almost recommended it, but then decided to stick to saying hi.

It's hilarious, and Takeru's character is immensely lovable. Plus, you'll see a completely different man from the one you saw in Liar and his Lover and the Kenshin movies.

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