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Open Thread #514

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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Whoaaaa... i managed to enter the site while it's on maintenance mode. am i supposed to?

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U were able to enter... I got a mini heart attack seeing the maintenance notif

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So last week I watched New journey to the west cause I wanted to see Lee Seung Gi, and he was pretty much perfect.
Which brings me to my NJtTW crush : Ahn Jae Hyun, who said "He's too perfect for our group " :P
Now in continuing to watch season 2, I fell in like with AJH. He's clumsy, sort of dumb and can be used only for walking.
But on the other hand he's a bada$$ that can openly say he adores his girlfriend/wife on public tv. He said more than once that a job is only a job, and not his life. He did not care much when they told him his fans would probably throw tomatoes at him in China. When Ji won told him to fix his voice for variety , he was like "Yeah, I get a lot of criticism about that".
In other words he's my best celebrity.

So now he joins my list of taken and very happy oppas :
Ji Sung (he and his wife are amazing), Joo Won (he accepted his relationship out of nowhere, and even BoA made a joke about it in produce 101) and Jung Kyung Ho (he's so great with his girlfriend).
Now if only Kang Dong Won would find someone, that would be great.

Honestly I don't get why there is hate when your fave gets in a relationship, like that ugly thing about Lee Jong Gi's girlfriend on the internet. So sad they broke up.

Well, moving forward with NJtTW season 3 then. Since I saw season 4 first :D

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"He said more than once that a job is only a job, and not his life. "

Exactly! I get that actors need fans just like a businessman needs a client. However, they shouldn't live their life to please fans.

It's funny how I remember what Joo Won said in an interview long ago. I think it was during the time when he debut in Baker King. He said he will not live for his fans. Maybe it got stuck in my head because I found it very bold of him to make that statement especially when he was a rookie then. Now that you bring up AJH, I guess that is a choice a celebrity must make. The trade off for popularity is you get to live your life, fans be damned(for the lack of a better word).

I don't know what is the reason behind LJK and JHB's breakup. However, if the reason is because of his fans, it doesn't put either party in good light.

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I managed to post? I feel as if I entered a wormhole to the OT! There seems to be a slew of new features and a shopping cart ?. Can I order a Oppa?

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We must be the chosen one :)

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I see the shopping cart too! I would like to do advance booking for ji chang wook once he returns from the military! I can be content with lee joon ki ryt now??

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Omo!!! My cart just disappeared.... oh why dramagods!!???

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Eh...maybe the goods were sold out?

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Seriously, we know tonight is maintance day, why we try to log in again? We're obsessed!

?? I was wondering abt the shopping cart too.
-I already purchased Trio Hwarang Flower : Abs Minho - Park Seo Joon - Park Hyun Sik smells like million dollar ? ?
-Next order : JCW in 2years, Yoo Ah In, 2PM beastboy whenever they come back, Kim Ha Neul in 2years as well.

I will resell one above (maybe), can contact me directly ??❤️

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Please no reselling. Only one oppa per beanie. No duplicate accounts either. Multiple orders will be banned.

Oppa sharing is allowed and highly encouraged.

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No one even think of my Oppa, okay! He's taken, forever + 1 day! LOL!

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Shoot.
I paid the hwarang package already! :(

Does it mean GF will decide for me which Flower Boy for me? ?

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@azzo1

Who is ur Oppa? There's too many Oppa in the sea.

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*GASPS* You don't know my Oppa? Some beanies are calling us (us = Oppa+azzo) Legendary DB OTP (LOL), it's Park Hae-jin!

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@chanelboy wars have been fought for azzo's oppa on DB! ???

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@obsessedmuch @azzo1
Upps!!! Chongmael chosengeyo !

I only watch 3shows this 3months : FIS - FOS - and justt justt finish FMW.
I haven't touch ur "oppa" Man to Man.

Should I touch him too? Enlighten me ??

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Oppa sharing is allowed and highly encouraged

"Oppa sharing" -- if you look at it from a slightly different angle, isn't that a harem ??

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I liked Joo Won's boldness for saying this. He's thankful to his fans but they don't have the right to interfere in his love life.

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@outofthisworld neither LJG nor JHB can stop their fans from commenting on their relationship. This is the realty of celebrity life. Once their relationship went public, fans started to bombard their social network (many of them were actually IU or PMY fans)... JHB mentioned in one of her latest interviews that she is having depression after that, she close her IG public commenting for a while... most of people are not strong enough to endure nasty comments... specially JHB who barely had any strong fandom behind her... they both started new projects right after dating news so they barely had time to comfort each other... I feel so sorry for both of them, but I totally understand their decision and respect it!

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My point is I don't know the reason behind their breakup but I do think people should stop blaming the fans solely for it. It is not because I agree with those fanatics but rather what it says of them or their relationship.

If the fans bother them so much, why not send a strong message to the fans - "We are in love whether you like it or not!" Their agency should have also warn the fans and take action. Drive these fans livid and make their blood boil by posting pictures of the couple together. I think that might shut fans up.

I agree that it's best to go with the agency's official statement and leave the fans out.

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I do agree, I really wanted them to be stronger and even post their pictures... probably it's not very acceptable in their culture or maybe they were not still quite sure about their relationship and that's why they denied it before dispatch publish their photos... apparently every relationship reveals by Dispatch is doom to break!!

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Add Soo Young & LSY ! They are super happy and cut it loose.

I also think LSK was very bold and carefree girl as well . I saw her IG caption for NJH & it was so cutee

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wait what he broke up? first he hides the news and plays a loverboy and tries to maintain single but ready to mingle image..

and now he breaks up with her.. because he thought she affected his work? She even mentioned on HT.. that LJK never wanted to accept this publically..

Any day people like AJH are better who respect their other half

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Why do you assume he broke up with her? She could have said, "dude, you are so not worth this". Guess what, we'll probably never know. If she had issues with how LJG was acting on My Ear Candy or any other show, she seems like a pretty strong gal who can take care of herself.

They both seem like lovely people and I wish them both the best whether its together (because that could be as well) or with other people or alone.

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Hi everyone!

Manhole 5 and 6: Does a soul in a suit count as having a job? I didn’t exactly mean for Bong Pil to be in a coma when I asked that he please stop flailing around in the sand and frantically filling and tossing barrels or water. So extreme. But Sook Tae and his father are the best body swappers unawares ever! This kdrama is outrageously exasperating enough to keep me watching.

Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast: What in the world is IU doing as the maid? I thought it was a look-alike, I really did. But Lee Ji Eun is our darling IU (songwriter, singer, and performer extraordinaire) who sleeps in the staff quarters and washes dishes. Such a mismatch with Hyori. I don’t get it. Please give that girl some more chocolate!

Night Goblin: Comedians and idols sitting on a rooftop all night after taking a taxi each to an undeveloped town and waiting for a local donut shop to open, The shop opened. They ate a donut. Yep that’s the summary. No more, no less.

My Father is Strange – 52 episodes wrap up this weekend, wah! Who would have thought that a lifetime of living a dead friend’s identity because you were framed and imprisoned for manslaughter as a young man who went on to marry and have four children who became pretty awesome adults that came to understand their parents’ lies and fraud against them and went on to root for a retrial to prove their father’s innocence, setting aside their own hurt and repercussions and working through the injustices and misunderstandings of twisted relationship conflicts that take on lives of their own, could be so endearing? Recaps at http://www.cimiart.wordpress.com

Still 90s here in total eclipse land. Have a good weekend! \/

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I didn't expect Manhole to go that way. I thought Pil got a nice job looking hot and all but no. Episode 5 hit me so hard I didn't see it coming.

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I put Manhole on hold, because I have lots of work, I am ok with the over the top events but the visuals are a little sloppy

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Just wait, it only gets sloppier, which contributes to the over the top events. Which kinda feels natural for Jaejoong.

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IU is not a 'maid', she's a 'worker' at the bed and breakfast.
2 queens together, 2 different personalities but in total synchronization. how do they not match?

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How fun to be on OT so "early" because of the maintenance delay. Now I can interact with Beanies as they comment!

How is the kocowa/Viki combo working out for people? Is it smooth sailing, are the subs all there?

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Viki is doing their own subs so shows that are already many episodes in are slowly catching up. I don't envy the subbers for having a bunch of eps dumped on them. Honestly... I am a little taken aback they aren't just using the supposed pro subs from Kocowa but I suppose going forward it won't be as disruptive. The shows play fine thru the usual mechanisms (Roku for me).

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Viki stated something along the lines of they want to use their own subs and not Kocowa's because they like the quality of their own subs better--that's why it generally takes longer for the eps. to be subbed by Viki.

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yeah I saw that too. I've got a lot of respect for them wanting to maintain their quality and brand.

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Nah, they don't do anything since volunteers do all. Why they need to take Kocowa sub while they have so much volunteers to keep sub quality?

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Hi Beanies !

I don't like dramas with too much cheese but Secret Garden is my guilty pleasure. So what is your guilty pleasure ? The drama you know everyone finds it bad but can't help loving it.

Happy Friday :D

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If you're talking guilty pleasures, then Personal Taste probably haha. I haven't rewatched it much since it aired though. I'm kind of scared to because I don't want to know how much my opinion of it will change. I remember loooving Son Ye Jin's character. She was like my spirit animal at the time, part of it probably because of her unique job and skillset, which I don't think I've seen another female lead have since. Another reason would probably be her house. It was a really nice house.

Also that's one of the only roles I found Lee Min-ho hot in (Unpopular Opinion Alert!), the other being City Hunter. I also have a soft spot for Playful Kiss and Hani and Seungjobot.

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Personal Taste was my first Kdrama :D Son Ye Jin's character impressed with how much alcohol she drank during the drama. I learned later than the drinking culture in Korea is different. Lee Minho didn't leave anything particular. He was just there playing the lead. Whereas Kim Ji Suk and Wang Ji Hye made my blood boiled and I had a hard time moving on from their horrible characters.

But has the most touching scene in a drama is when he runs to buy her pads while she's sitting on the toilets. Other high school classmates watched this part and we all agreed to marry a sweet guy who will do that for us .

Playfull Kiss was also one of my first drama. I remember raging watching it XD

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Kip, I wonder if you know a site called bunnywithatoolbelt? It's a woman who works in wood, does all kinds of fun things and reminded me of the Son Ye Jin character in Personal Taste.

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This is the first time I've heard of it. Wow, thank you @bbstl! I will go check it out ??

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I have a few guilty pleasures including Personal Taste, Faith, Cruel City, and City Hunter (Lee Min Ho fan here, first kdrama actor syndrome). Throw in I'm Sorry I Love You and I've got a month's worth of marathoning my favs to chase away the blues!

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A true fan :D I understand watching your first actor's projects. I went through the same thing with Jo In Sung and I'm still not done.

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I'm pretty sure you can count Cruel City and City Hunter as good dramas, so no worries there! I just finished Faith, and I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it, considering what I heard about it. Definitely will rewatch that! I've not hear of the drama I'm Sorry I Love You before. Will check it out too ? Have fun with your marathon!

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Wulduchi power!

I'm Sorry I Love You is a Ji Sub kdrama with a cult following of sorts. Very cool.

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umm,,1% of something may be hihi the plot is not make me interest if the leads weren't ha seok jin and jeon so min ???
their chemistry is soooo great ,,i rewatch every episode over and over again while waiting for the next episode ?

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I loved it too ! It had all the good parts of a rom-com in a short length drama :D

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I don't 1% of Something was considered bad, just not everyone's cup of tea, lol. Complaints were closer to it was too light with no real substance outside of the OTP. I personally had so problem with that. It's one of my favorite dramas actually. Some of the best chemistry I've seen in a K-Drama, with adults acting like adults--for the most part.

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Jeeze. I can't type.
I don't think 1%*
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yes maybe that's the case not every one's cup of tea ?

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"Dramas that most or everyone finds it bad but can't help loving it"
"Jackpot"and "The Blade and Petal" ?

Fascinating, despite the writing going downhill towards the end. Sometimes I find great performances in less than perfect dramas.
Yeo Jin-goo, Choi Min-soo (both as King Sukjong and Yeon Gaesomun), Kim Young-cheol and Jang Keun-suk whom I've grown to love in Jackpot.

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I watched Jackpot ! It redeemed Jang Geun Suk in my eyes because I've never liked his acting. The cast was solid, only the writing was a let down.

I'm always tempted to watch The Blade and Petal because of its Goryeo settings but I don't want to waste my time.

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I'm a sucker for Goguryeo era sageuk.
I'm not too happy about the cast of "Ansi Fortress" but I love the era.

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Blade and Petal is pretty to look at, with some striking visual moments (at least in the 8 episodes I managed to get through) but the writing . . . . ugh (and I watched the "good" episodes).

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The best parts of Jackpot were the recaps and comments! Although, I watched it for the bromance which did not disappoint! I liked it overall too.

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Definitely Gentleman's Dignity ? I plan to write for Rewatch's section but I rewatch it so many times already lol.

I hope KES will write anything like this again, this is masterpiece. No Kdrama has existed has the same cool vibe as Gentleman's Dignity.

Current will be : Weightlifting Kim Bok Joo but honestly after the breakup, I don't know if I can barely watch this happy footage of them again. If (pray not) they don't plan to patch any time soon, I suggest LSK & NJH throw all the Bok Joo memoirs far away for the moment, is too sweet & dreamy to be the truth!! :(

& Fight My Way
This is serious issue about human being this handsome but legally walk freely in society ! Haha. Park Seo Joon is totally sold Doo Man for me, I wish myself & every single girl will have Doo Man in their life. And Ae Ra? Ae Ra will be Ae Ra, she sets the bar for best heroine ever in kdrama history.

There is so much feel in this drama, and the very first romcom without chaebol & fancy fashion for BOTH LEAD! Applaud! Yet, without all the fancy backdrop, Dong Man & Ae Ra stand the prettiest with their integrity for themselves, their firey passion for their dream, & their abundantly love toward each other, their fantastic four, and family.

Sorry for long rant lol I just finish watched FMW, so there is so much feels about this haha.

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A Gentleman's Dignity was fun when it was focused on the men's friendship. I don't especially like KES but she does bromance very well.

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Agree, all of them!

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Mask.. I have never laughed so hard at a villain. Even though this drama was mostly serious and a bit makjang, the villain was just so unintentionally funny in the way he always just shows up out of nowhere just to harass the female lead.

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Definitely Love Rain! I get that it's draggy and trope-y, but slow moving dramas don't bother me so long as they look pretty and have a good OST, and the OST is probably my favorite ever. I bought both volumes and listen to them regularly. Plus, I have a soft spot for Jang Geun Suk, and I thought he did a good acting job here-- he nailed playing two characters.

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Happy Friday, Beanies! I've been commenting in OT but haven't posted in a couple of weeks because I was derailed by School 2017 recaps ^^;

I'm down to just one drama now that my semester has begun. Was buddy watching Strongest Deliveryman with my mum but we stopped after the first two episodes. It was a bit early to drop it, but we were hoping more for a slice-of-life approach, and it didn't look like it was going to be that way because of the accident with Kangsoo's friend + the impending takeover of the alley by the chaebol food company. I'm still keeping tabs on the recaps, and may return to watch it alone if it's getting good reviews.

Also, something cool I wanted to share with Beanies! I'm taking Korean 5 this semester and my teacher is piloting an online resource by working with a tech company and Viki. Basically, it's a supplementary platform for us to learn vocabulary and see how it's applied through... *drumrolls*... DRAMA CLIPS. My teacher: "If you click a link, you can see the full drama. But don't get distracted!" ?

By the way, I secretly think my teacher is Wonder Woman. I first met her 3 years ago in Korean 1 when I was an undergrad. Back then, she was teaching 2 modules a semester and doing her PhD, and she has two young sons. She graduated together with me, and now she's continuing cool research by developing this Kdrama learning platform. So amazing (∩´ω`∩)

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That sounds awesome! It kinda reminds me of the colab Naver dictionary has with V LIVE, so whenever you search a word you can see all the videos where it's been used. I thought it would be great if they had that for Korean dramas, cause I don't really follow any korean celebrities besides BTS on the V app. Glad someone is actually working on something like this! This kind of resources make learning Korean much more entertaining. Your teacher sounds amazing ^^

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Yes, I find the V Live–Naver Dictionary collab very useful especially for colloquial words/ slang! And yes, I only watch BTS V Lives, but recently I started following V Drama too because they are the first to upload behind the scenes for School 2017 ^^;

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Omg that's awesome!!
For the Spanish classes in So Cal a lot of classes use novelas to help with with vocab.
In conclusion drama's are educational. They're good for me. :)

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Yes, it's one thing to read sentences on paper but quite another when you see them used in actual dialogues on screen.

At beginner's levels it's not that easy to learn through dramas but I've found that now I'm starting the advanced level, watching dramas really helps me cement the grammar and vocabulary I've learned in class, and also pick up some new usages along the way (:

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I think watching Korean/ Spanish dramas helps a lot with figuring out how to use honorific/formal speech too. Plus things like greetings and little cultural things for example manners while you eat.

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woah that really sounds cool!!!! is the course / thing your teacher is doing also accessible by the public (like me)?? also, i'm really hooked to strongest deliveryman, maybe bc i've been watching too many dark shows recently & needed some more relaxing cute drama but in all honesty, strongest deliveryman is REALLY GOOD. i think what i really like about it is how it's about all kinds of friendships (&frenemies) and character growth as you see them change for the better :) hopefully you'll start watching soon!!! (no pressure tho)

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Thanks to beanies watching The King Loves, I am marathoning it now.

I've only watched Si Wan in Misaeng so I didn't really know what to expect for this drama. The posters didn't do him or the cast any favors because a lot of nuances are shown only when you watch. As much as I like Won-Rin and Hong Jong Hyun is making my heart ache, Si Wan is the one who's adding all the layers to his character.

My bugbear about actors is overuse of stock expressions. Having watch kdramas for years, I've collected the whole lot and can even predict what a particular actor would do next if a scene calls for shock, anger, sadness etc, if I have observed that actor long enough. I don't see it in Si Wan. It's not just him of course. I've noticed recently more actors are also nuanced and natural. Perhaps this is a shift from the acceptable and even favored kdrama acting?

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Is The King Loves good?

I flickle a lot in Yoona. I love her in Prime Minister, K2 (I only watched till ep5) but for me she is born to be in varietyshow. Lol.

I only watch Im Shi Wan in Moon Embraces The Sun, but that one show sealed me, he is born to be an actor.

On side note, why I feel ZE:A's members are actually the most success idol turns actor ever? They didnt make big in music stage, but their acting & variety career wise are surpassing their idol senior.⭐️?
Im Shi Wan, Park Hyung Sik, Kwang Hee & Dong Jun. I hope the other 5 could make it big too.

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I am hopeless when it comes to who's who in kpop. Didn't know Si Wan and Park Hyung Sik were in the same group.

This is why I don't want to generalize that all idol actors are bad. Just give them small roles to start with or cast them properly in youth dramas.

I am enjoying The King Loves although I wasn't keen on watching a romantic saeguk which sounded so cliche. It's the slow burn type, I like the story flow and the acting is nuanced - my fav. The sets are beautiful and for the first time, I am admiring the guys in their glorious manes, LOL. Im Si Wan looks perfect in it!

I didn't like Yoona in K2 at all, I thought she and JCW were terribly awkward and unnatural. I am surprised at how likable she is in this show and the ease of chemistry with both guys. I am equally surprised with Hong Jong Hyun. Gone are those stock expressions he wore in Moon Lovers and thank god there's no eyeliner in this show. He's playing his part here very well.

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Haha yes they are in same idol group called ZE:A, but they are more popular as actor than idol ( u are living proof) haha.

Okay got it. I guess is like a show for upcoming fall season. Just finish FMW and will go for CT then this.

Lmao, I thought he is quite okay as eyeliner badie prince. At least better than Ji Soo- unstraightened carrot root mane of unglory hair in Moon Lover.

I hate K2 story, or whtv, something abt it make me sleepy and ruin my JCW time. U can check Yoona in varietyland too. She is super tomboish with her deep voice (totally diff with her drama's voice) U will fall hard for her :)

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Mine is an unpopular opinion - I think everyone was bad in Moon Lovers. It was the only time Ji Soo disappointed me.

Now that you mentioned CT, I remember that I was supposed to pick it up. I just need to get past the initial episodes.

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To me, The King Loves is good. I had my doubt towards Yoona because I didn't like her in K2, but she has improved a lot in TKL. And the other actors in this drama are doing great job. Some characters are more complex and have layers which made me conflicted to pick side. I'd say to you, give this drama a chance because that's what I did and I'm now loving this drama so much that it's become my top priority drama to watch asap when the episode with subtitles is out.

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I also think subtle expressions are more telling than overt ones. Or, an actor that has a million expressions that you are amazed every time you watch them that they play each character so differently you can't believe it's the same actor. I like American character actors for this reason (Stanley Tucci!). But in kdramas, Gong Yoo, Yoo Jin Goo, Si Wan, Seo In Guk, Park Bo Gum, Choi Min Soo are all actors that I think are subtle, but can morph into any character well with a million faces to choose from.

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I just watched the scene where Won questioned San after her face was revealed at the tea party. Man! I am totally in awe of Im Si Wan!

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Hi Everyone!

Currently watching :
FIGHT MY WAY My heartt can't take it !
Can I confess my sin? so many romcom had I dropped for the past 5years. I usually drop dead them at ep 12-16, Suspicious Partner, Best Hit couldn't make it either. But Dong Man & Ae Ra? I watch this without skipping anything finish at 16 ! Woho !

Dong Man is the best puppy ever! And Park Seo Joon? I stalk him all the way to his 2D1N eps, might change my username soon^^
Btw why his real personality is so alike like Dong Man?? Anyone agree?

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I think Park Seo Joon is so lovable! His acting keeps getting better. He has such a endearing and natural quality to his acting. He uses his whole body when he acts and changes roles. He adapt his posture, his voice, siiiigh.
Fight My Way <3 All the Way.
Mmm..I think he's a bit like Dong Man in his casualness/sweetness but y'know PSJ is smarter. <3

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@toramona Glad for another PSJ fans, yeay^^
He has such an endearing & natural quality to his acting. He uses his whole body when he acts and changes roles

Yes, in detail I mean he is alike with Dong Man in his genuine face expression (shock, in awe, speechless, laughed,etc)

But he is def smarter and not dense like Dong Man haha

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Lol at might change my username soon that's why don't marry oppa just date 'em there's lots to go around ? And I haven't seen PSJ in anything else (couldn't take him being bitchy in She Was Pretty) but Fight My Way left a really good impression of him. He's such perfection. ❤ Cool, hot, muscular, innocently adorbs puppy like Dongman but like @toramona said he's smart level-headed and has more confidence like Dongman at the end of FMW. Oops did I spoil? Have you finished? ?

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@kayedrama >,,<

Same! I couldn't bare him in She Was Pretty, his roles was written in boring almost one dimensional. The role dimmed his light. He is cute in KMHM as Oh Ri On :)

I am at ep 16 but halfway but it's okay ^^
Yes, he's street smart as well, I think he is alike with Dong Man in how he reacts with his facial expression, a lil bit shy & don't know when to speak, very gullible & innocent, very very touchy and skinship hardfan (he touches Kim Hae Nul a lot in their interview lol).

I saw him in 2D1N & fall for second time. lmao.
He is such a beta &alpha male in good mix .
Have u watched it?

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Hey everyone! I have to confess I caved in. A few days ago I went on a trip with some friends and all the PPL finally got to me. Yes, I tried Subway. But the guy working there was kinda rude and the sandwich wasn't to my liking at all...

I like Reunited Worlds but I can't stop imagining how much more I would have liked it if it had Young In as the main character. So the drama would basically be: one day the death brother of the main lead comes back to life and helps her and her siblings reconnect and become a family again. But what will happen when she falls for the son of his brother's murderer? (the answer being Young In helps Tae Hoon overcome the fact that his father is a murderer and no stupid separation) Basically I just want more of Tae Hoon, Soo Ji, Hae Cheol&daughter and Young Joon and less of Jung Won and Min Joon. It's not that I don't like them, I do, but they're not really the ones making me tune in each episode. Also not having a love line would make me feel more at ease with Hae Sung living eventually. I can't enjoy the romance if I know he's gonna suddenly disappear someday! It just makes me sad.

That said, I actually didn't manage to watch this week's episodes yet because I'm having so much fun binge watching Solomon's Perjury! I'm 10 episodes in and I don't want it to end. But oh well, I have plenty of other shows on my to watch list, including White Christmas, Tunnel and yes, Signal.

My Korean studies have taken a slump as I have lost motivation to do pretty much everything lately, but I signed up for TOPIK 2 last week and what else to motivate me more than the fear of failing an exam. So I'm in the middle of gathering study resources and I'm ready to learn again!

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LOL about Subway PPL! I don't eat it now, but it was a staple in college and med school. I think it's funny how over-used it is in dramas though. My go-to sandwich is wheat bread with turkey, ham, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato green peppers, banana peppers, and peppercorn ranch mayo. Next time, maybe you can try it-- ;-)

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Well, I think it's fair to give it one more chance. The one I went to was in a really small town (it was actually the only food option available in the area) and they didn't have many things, pretty sure there were no banana peppers. So I shall go to the one in my city one day and try your combination, it sounds much better than what I had xd.

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Speaking of PPL... one day I found myself looking up Coffee Bay water bottles and discovering Paper Planes shoes retail in Singapore. It's infiltrating even the seasoned drama-watcher's PPL-conscious minds ?

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This is not good. Age of Youth 2 is not on Dramafever nor Viki. I guess that jtbc deal with Netflix is affecting new dramas as well. All I can do is wait then. No bueno.

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I live where Viki / Drama Fever are not licensed for my country.

Can u imagine

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Sometimes a VPN can get around geo locked dramas.

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Really? That's one I actually wanted to watch. All of these deals have almost succeeded in weaning me off K-dramas.

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Here here

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I knooooow, it's killing me!! Does anyone know if Netflix is going to release all the episodes in the US after it's done airing, like they did with Man x Man? I mean, they have Age of Youth 1. I'd much rather watch it legally, even if I have to wait for it to end first.

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Hi beanies! Basically, life, or rather dramaland, was good to me this week ?

Woman Of Dignity: ❤️????
So Bok-ja really died and somehow I'm still very satisfied with everything? Amazing.

School 2017: ?????
Wow, I've died and gone to heaven.

Falsify: ?????
Ladies, ladies, gimme all the ladies so we can get things done.

The King Loves: ??????
Everything in the palace is terrible and Rin and San need to run.

Rescue Me: ⛪️????
Everything in the town is horrible, somebody protect my babies Sang-mi and Dong-chul!

Criminal Minds: ??????
My heart got broken in such a good way this week, I bawled, and I kind of wish the children's case were its own drama, except then it'd be as grim as Rescue Me and I'd be the only one watching and I'd dieee.

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I'm also satisfied with Woman of Dignity's ending !
I waited for Yeon Soo's comeback in Falsify. Now I'm hyped !

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I want to make my own webtoon like Ra Eunho but I can't gather my plot bunnies yet. They keep bouncing all over the place and I don't know which one should I start to catch. It is so hard for sure.

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Make them literal plot bunnies and draw about a girl who tends a farm where different plot bunnies come to visit.

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And sometimes the plot bunnies would mate and make these monstrous plot bunnies that makjang writers love to adopt.

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Oh do thiiiiis

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Cool!! I can imagine a mix between W: Two Worlds, Let's Fight Ghost, and anime Natsume Yuujinchou. Definitely note this down!!

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Aw, plot bunnies! That's so cute, I've never seen stray ideas referred to as plot bunnies before. Good luck with your storyboarding!

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Well clearly you have a knack for writing!

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Sangmaharani.

Your current avatar, it is...from... My guess is the 1986 American indie film: 'Modern Girls'? ... Well ...a webtoon still from the live film? Or is it from something else...??? thanks in advance.

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My avatar comes from manga Naruto chapter 685, where the guy (Sasuke) catches girl (Sakura) who is almost fainted for going accross dimensions to rescue him.

Oh, oh, wait, you are Sakura too! Hihi. May I know where do your username come from?

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00000h...Sasuke... and... Sakura, super cool!!! For a second there I thought that may have been the leads you drew for your webtoon.

My username I only chose after I noted that 'Cherry Blossom' was already taken on here. I realised only afterward that there are 2 or 3 other Sakuras on here too. But Sakura is so easy to type...so...hehehe...

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too bad I am vegetarian, they sound tasty.

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OOooOOo how exciting! Plot bunnies is an adorable visual. Mm..catch the cutest one wait catch the weird one noo the funniest one...

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@purpleteapot @librarianerin thanks for your kind support!! They are cute but have annoying side too. Annoying bouncy bunnies.

@toramona I told you, right? They are hard to catch! When you try to catch one, another will come. Then when you change target, it will run away.

@redfox you are veggie? that's cool. and yes, it is tasty as long as you don't see them alive before served.

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Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well today. ..... I think we made it out to the other side of maintenance mode! ...... Oooo, I think I see a new icon!

This week:

Falsify - I've watched up to episode 3 and finding this show quite interesting with all the baddies in the mix.

Live Up to Your Name - Thanks to the recommendations of fellow Beanies, I was able to find and start watching this drama! Thank you Beanies!! ....... I've watched 3 episodes so far and it's been great. You don't see Kim Nam-gil being funny too often and it's been great seeing him hilariously get acquainted with his brand new surroundings.

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

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I dont know how u can start Live Up By Name so early at ep 4 just aired.

The torture until ep 16/20 is hard! Haha

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Live up to your name is one of those dramas where I keep chuckling by myself long after having finished the episode.

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Age of Youth 2 premiers today!!!! Thank you again dramagods for this bday gift. heh. Also I guess the DMV felt like delivering my new drivers license today too, but I am sour that they still don't know what to do with my car registration issue, so I won't thank them.

Anyway I am 25 today. It doesn't feel real.. like I remember so clearly the time in 1st grade when my friends and I tried to call Bloody Mary in the haunted bathroom and flooded the toilets..then got in home suspension and had to clean the toilets at home for a week.. Or the time in 3rd grade when I was going to the office to deliver something for the teacher and I collided with my crush and he helped me pick up the papers.. Or being so incredibly uncomfortable with having to change in the girls locker room in Middle School for PE... Or when I was 8 and I lost my favorite necklace at Tahoe Joes steakhouse. I was wearing my favorite white and blue summer dress for my brothers graduation.. Or when I was 5 and my family went to my uncles wedding in Santa Barbara and pulling up to the side of the road lined with palm trees, and the ocean breeze as I stepped out of our red van..
I don't know what life will bring me, but I am glad I seem to remember happy times and events. It helps when I am feeling depressed about life. :) It wasn't always this unsatisfying and it won't stay that way. I know that. Well someone said that this is my golden birthday since I was born on the 25th and am turning 25. First time I have heard of a golden birthday..

Anyone else celebrate their golden birthday? (when you are turning the age of the daydate you were born).. Happy Weekend everyone!

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Happy birthday lazielizard~

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Thanks! :)

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Awww happy birthday beanie! ?? I've long passed my golden birthday, 2nd of the month haha. May life bring you more funny and joyful experiences as the ones you've just shared!

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Oh happy birthday ! Hope your golden birthday will bring you luck :)

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Happy Birthday!
I'm already loving "Age of Youth 2" before I even get to see it ?.

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Wow happy birthday ? I just had mine last week too but not a golden (25th) but it was sparkling! Literally. (I got tons of sparkling perfume as gift dunno why. Maybe they thought I smelled? Lol) Hope you have a really amazing golden birthday! xoxo ?

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Ooh I didn't know golden birthdays were a thing! I celebrated mine this year too, in May, and I also just turned 25. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lot of drama moments in your teenage years ^^

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Hello same-age chingu! Happy belated birthday to you!

I totally can relate about this being so unreal. Not only that, I also feel very anxious. Older generation of mine believes that ideally woman should get married before (or at) 25. It's not like I want to get married right away but it haunts me as I am already at the edge of ideal age.

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HAppy Birthday my fellow Beanie. Hope this year bring you all the good things you've ever wished for ;)

It's nice to see that you still remember good things which happened to you in the past. Enjoy your 25, 26, 27, and 28 to come, when you reach 29 (like I did) you're not gonna believe how time can fly and how '-adult' you feel when you're so close to being 30.

?? This is your BD bento boxset. I've added some grapes just to make sure you have some fruits to eat.☺️

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I've been reading JB & GF's book "Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1.

It was pretty good. In case you are wondering, there really is some stuff in it that you won't get from just hanging around on Dramabeans for a few years.

Near the end it says they are "hard at work" on parts 2 & 3. Then they provide their very own special definition of hard at work.

They also say "Feel free to bombard us with new questions about why the heck dramas do that.

So...

What's with the magic healing powers of rivers when you fall into them?

Why do Koreans alway bump into each other and drop important things?

Why so many urgent bathroom breaks?

Why do stomachs suddenly get so noisy when they get hungry? And why is being hungry such a common excuse for an interruption?

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don´t know about rivers but our local folklore gives healing powers to springs and wells which can be true, the water has been found to be antibacterial and heal inflammation. also, people used to sacrifice silver into water which has antibacterial quality. if anything, swamp and spring water should be magical, because it is the purest kind.

koreans bump into each other? I bump into everything. is it not normal, you say?

stomach growling means their gut bacteria is hungry. It is kinda like tamagochi.

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I just read the bool too couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait for the next one. I started writing a lists of questions to bomabrd them with but couldn't get hold of them atm so off the top of my head, I'll ask:
Why is confession such a turning point? That it has to be done on first snow? (I know we have to be clear on our feelings and all but we can just date without having to say we like each other - its implied ?) I don't think there's any other culture so obsessed with confession as kdramas.
Why is first snow romanticized?
Why is like (좋아) often interchanged with love (사랑)? Not just in subs but in context.

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*Book Oh god.

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I obviously didn't read before hitting send. The thoughts are kinda jumbled together but here's another one:
What's with meat? Why is eating meat glamorized?
SK is probably one of the healthiest countries with large veggie consumptions. But what's with meat? What about carbon footprint?
I don't think celebs eat so much meat though irl. Skin tat perfectly dewy wouldn't survive with all the sodium (And fat. And cholesterol.)

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I think the reason why meat is especially glorified is historical, relating particularly to the Korean war. I recall reading some articles on why Spam luncheon meat comes in gift sets even though processed meat is not exactly luxurious (just Google "Spam Korea history and you'll find the articles).

Because the Korean people were so poor and food-deprived during the war, any kind of meat becomes a luxury.

So when the economical circumstances improved, meat BBQs also became something that everyone can enjoy, whereas previously even luncheon meat would have been considered precious. So I'm guessing there's a very high social value and collective memory of past hardships and the now better days attached to eating meat.

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Speaking of "confession"

Regardless of what you think about it being such a big deal in kdramas...
... why do they have to translate it as "confession". It's like being in love is a crime or something.

Anyway, everybody go read the book :)

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And why are convicts/prisoners in kdrama-land so nice compared to the ones American TV ?????

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OT week 29! Wow, time sure does fly. And managed to get on Dramabeans, though a little later than usual due to maintenance.
Will have to check the new features out later!

We had a great Goblin meeting last Saturday, and a new person joined us. An acquaintance, teacher, who is friends with another woman in the group, who apparently watches dramas during the school day during her “school prep” time. She was so excited that I think she’s going to catch up with the rest of the episodes this next month! I will never get tired of this kdrama, it’s just so well done. Le SIIIGGGHHH. I still have yet to get the blog up, having problems with the wordpress site for some reason—won’t save my blog. Any other bloggers here that could help troubleshoot?

Anyway, I finally finished Let’s Eat 2! And gave my daughter a nightmare about it apparently, landing me in the doghouse by my husband. (He was at a friend’s house watching Game of Thrones at the time, so I don’t think he has any reason to talk!) She said that the boy living on the roof was creeping her out and because we didn’t know if he actually was bad or good, she just assumed he was bad because he was in the woods sneaking around and her imagination ran away with itself. She’s like me and internalizes everything she watches—at least in the short-term. A couple of things: So the second lead got the girl WAY before the first lead. And then the OTP had one romantic scene? Only 2 weak kisses? The second lead’s kiss was much hotter—LOL! Kind of disappointed with the end. But I can totally see them doing a Let’s Eat 3 now, because I never got emotionally invested in the OTP, because they were never really together and the second lead really did treat her well. He was so sweet while they were dating—even if he was rightfully jealous and beat-up Dae Young for getting too close to Su-ji.

So I haven’t got a chance to continue with White Christmas yet—too busy, too much nice weather, and had to stop watching dramas in the living room after the whole nightmare incident.

Still loving The King Loves. Everyone should just stop what they’re doing and just watch this gorgeous drama. I’m serious, it’s THAT good. The costuming is Goryeo on crack, the cinematography is to die for, the acting is superb, the character development is next level and it’s not your typical love triangle, quadrangle(?), at all. But hubby’s ship is sinking into the oblivion, so he’s stopped watching, kind of—poor guy. I might have a fickle husband. Oh, and my mom loves this show too—but she’ll watch almost anything that’s a love story. So she and I were talking about this drama this week, rather, why she has to wait a week to watch new episodes.

(Phone rings)

Me: Hello?

Mom: Hi, daughter! Is everything ok?

Me: Yes, how are you?

Mom: I’m fine……So, I’ve watched the episodes on line and I want
to watch more. Why are they not on-line yet? Have you seen them on your TV?

Me: No,...

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...they’re not out. *snickering to myself, she’s only watched full dramas in the past that have completed their live runs*

Mom: What do you mean, you mean it’s done?!? *I can hear the apprehension in her voice*

Me: No, just that you have to wait until next week to get the new episodes. They’re not even out in Korea yet.

Mom: So I have to wait until next week?!? *feeling the whole weight of the world crashing around her, but I can tell she doesn’t really believe me*

Me: I can’t watch them either, I promise. It’s like when you watched Dallas or Dynasty; you have to wait until next week. *Wait, when was the last time those two shows were mentioned in the same sentence?*

Mom: Oh, okay. Bye.

Me: So that’s it? That’s why you called?

Mom: Yeah, sorry, I’ll talk to you later. *Goes to re-watch the first half of The King Loves, I’m pretty sure.*

(Phone rings 3 hours later)

Me: Hello?

Mom: Hi, so when are the episodes out, EXACTLY?

Me: Next Monday, why?

Mom: OK...*long pause* *Roy Kim's Starlight playing*

Me: Wait, are you still watching it???

Mom: Ok, love you, bye!

Moral of the story: I've created a monster. Note to self--no more live drama watching for my mom.

2nd moral: Really, watch The King Loves, it's fabulous fun.

3rd moral: I really felt that my life was near chaos this AM when I couldn't open DB as per my morning routine. Can't wait to see the new features! Thanks you all!

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Your conversation with your mom made me chuckle. I'm just like her at the moment. I wanted to wait until all episodes were out but I kept watching clips and reading how good it was and I caved. Now I'm paying for it with this waiting, haha. I hope it stays awesome.

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She knows she's addicted which is the funny part; whereas I try to hide it, she wears it on her sleeve!

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Oh my, your poor mum, discovering the agony of watching a show on air for the first time ? Sending her virtual hugs!

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Happy Friday Beanies :) ,
Quick post on OT : I saw new features during the maintenance work, but I can't see them anymore.
Is the maintenance work really over ? Could we get a hint of when the next features will appear ?
Thank you DB staff & I hope everything went smoothly with the maintenance work ;)

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I suspect the maintenance is still not over yet because I also got a peek at lots of new, shiny, and awesome features during the maintenance. I can't wait to see it fully activated.

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I sure hope it isn't done yet.

Last I heard, it was traditional for sites that have a shopping cart to offer a way to put things in that cart :)

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I just finished Forest of Secrets... what a masterpiece! Waiting for season 2 to be announced *impatiently taps foot*

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Hello Beanies!
Tomorrow a new K-drama dilemma will emerge: Age of Youth 2 or Chief Kim?

Age of Youth 2 has been marked in my diary for months now, and it has been ages since I got to watch a show live again, and yet….

I’m finally halfway my Chief Kim marathon, and I am so grateful to all the beanies that recommended it, because Namgoong Min and Junho really should get the best couple award!

Namgoong Min is amazing as Chief Kim, with his yellow shoes and dance strut whenever he is happy. I may not see it coming at times, but in the end I am never really surprised, because it is Namgoong Min.

If I sound Namgoong Min biased, then consider JunHo my biaswrecker. He manages to keep Seo Yul interesting, even when I am done with that gluttonous sociopath at the moment. I can live vicariously through Chief Kim and the cleaning lady however, who put up some hilarious resistance.

Not that I expected a dull character, I just did not expect him to be so interesting and dare I say handsome at the same time! Then there is also his crush on Ha-kyung and his marriage to food... yes I am done with him.

There are other scene stealers that I simply must mention:

Strongest Dimpleman, AKA Kim Sun-Ho as Sang-Tae: the tallest and cutest nerd I have ever seen! Rumor has it he can pull off a chaebol look as well, but I still need to check another K-drama to see it for myself ;)

Dongha, AKA Park Myung-Seok: The last nudge I needed to start the first episode. He has an amazing wardrobe and a contagious laugh that makes my day. Do not touch his mother or his Nana.

I guess I’ll see if I can watch some more Chief Kim tonight, Age Of Youth 2 will not be available here until tomorrow anyway ;)

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Awww, you make me miss Chief Kim!

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Yeah, it really is one of those gems...I am only halfway and I already am dreading the last episode :p

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Age of Youth 2 has got a very promising start. I'm a fan of the original and have been looking forward to the second season ever since it was announced. I watched the first episode just now and all the feels came back when I saw the girls together again. It still has Park Yeon-seon's amazing writing; the actresses are still in character like no time has passed at all (yes, even "Eun-jae") and the overall vibe of the show hasn't changed. I love it!!

On another note, Strongest Dimpleman (Kim Sun-ho) is MINE, so hands off! ;) LOL. He caught my eye in Chief Kim for being such a lovable dork. His little side romance with Gwang-sook was the sweetest. He looked beyond her gaudy makeup and old-fashioned style to find a beautiful girl who was bright, cheerful and loyal to a fault; while she saw through his nerdy glasses and bowl haircut to reveal a sweet and caring man. They're just made for each other.

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You can have Dimpleman, I am happy just staring at his smile and pinching those cheeks! ;)

You are not making my dilemma any easier though, now I want to watch BOTH shows :p

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Watch both. Doooo eeeettt... ;) (Sorry not sorry)

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I have question, is the little girl play as Mal Sook in Best Hit, acts as Kid-Ae Ra in Fight My Way & Yoona little girl that got kidnapped in Criminal mind? She is so cuteee

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Um, is maintenance done? I'm running into an issue where I'm logged in, refreshed my page and it tells me to log back in. If I refresh the page a couple of times, it shows that I'm logged in already. I can't figure out if it's a website issue or an issue with the cookies I re-accepted and saved (I allow the cookies from here to never expire so I don't have to log in every time I open my bookmark). I deleted the old cookies with the "http://" protocol, and saved the new ones with the "https://" protocol.

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It's not yet done T___T sorry if things are a bit weird right now

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Nope, it's okay, I just wasn't sure if I did something weird. I mean, I still *might* have, but it's good to know that tinkering is still going on.

The scene from Frankenstein keeps running through my head - "It's alive!! IT'S ALIVE!!!!"

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hello

how are you? it is raining so hard that I am having doubts about where I am. the only thing that confirms me I am still in Estonia is that a) the price of butter rises twicefold in one week and b) I can go and chat on Instagram or Facebook with all my favorite bands and they always answer. I love how easy and matter of fact it is.

Wanted to update you about my granny. You remember the demonic care home she was supposed to go? She decided for a different one on our advice at the last minute and it had been great. She made a lot of friends and they only gave her the exact pills that my aunt wrote down on paper. Nothing weird. The system is government enables old people who need special care to spend a month at a home of their choice while only having to provide 15 % of the expenses, the state takes care of the rest. The reason why granny insisted on the other home first was because of the friends she made there last time. She didnt want a new place even if the nurses were psychoes. Glad that she relented. They even had a concert and movie night but she doesnt see much, so she skipped the movie. It confuses her. Anyway, just wanted to reassure you she wasnt abducted by alien doctors or anything, to those who read the original story.

Dramas: I like criminal minds a lot better than most folks, even if it is draggy. I can understand what their intentions are, but they should make it more visual. you can do so much with the camera when you want to go psychological and all

School 2017 - it is taking so long to catch up but I did, cause skipping something would seem disrespectful towards the kids´ struggles. I have relented about the way they are showing the teachers, it did get better and they are showing a better side of themselves. Class teacher Shim still my absolute favorite character here. He is so winning, can´t help but cheer him on. He is like a teacher from a japanese drama somehow gotten lost in a korean school, he is so idealistic and doesn´t fit in at all. Eun Ho´s dad is my other favorite. Him and Sa Rangs´ mom. Fighting!

while Dad is just cute (and does anyone else get the feeling he is a little, uh, "special"?), Soo Ji is a very well built character. She is not just about being "tough". She takes action rather than sitting around surrendering to circumstances. she is a way-finder. So many characters in the show let their conditions define them and press down their desire to act up, but she won´t. I am glad Soo Ji recognizes Young Guns´ delinquence as dissatisfaction with the "system" rather than maliciousness. I predict Young Gun will soon be joining the "squad" and be quite useful. not that I would want to say they should use her.

I also quite sympathize with Nam Joo and Sa Rang. One is completely shutting her frustrations and insecurities inside and this weighs her down. No 18-year old can be in such control of her emotions, it is not healthy. She needs to learn to rely on somebody. hope it is Dae Hwi. I...

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I am also very curious about her home life and siblings, I hope we see more into her house. Eun Ho´s dad wondering if one chicken is enough! Really, small moments and phrases are what make ithis show.
Sa Rang is also pressing down her desires but she doesnt encapsul them. everyone can read her moods, really. Gosh, that scene with her mom ast the restaurant really got me. I had similar stuff going on, I switched off all my "wants" because both parents wer unemployed for a while, I also worked picking bewrries 13 hours a day as a 14-year old. so I can totally feel what they are feeling.

I like how Hae Ran doesnt have just some abstract dream to "Become rich" or be powerful - she wants to be an artist of all things, which is no smooth road. The show is very realistic about the overwhelming amount of competition, uncertainty and self-doubt. There is no magic wand to make onself popular, Nothing is guaranteed when you are an artist. It feels like perhaps it is the writers´ personal experience? half- autobiographical? It may seem like reaching nowhere, but life tends to go full circle and whatever you do even small things can take you further than you imagine.

Dae Hwi has enough determination to start his own business, I think. he shouldn´t be desperate about college. I wish he and Tae Woon would join forces in their career as well somehow. That would enable both to break free of "conditions"

Hee Chuls´ mother is the worst. I even feel sorry for him, is any person born to any mother with the intention to turn evil? No matter what, he is still a kid. Same for Bit Na - it is the system, the social order that made her like this. Or...on the other hand, that is kind of blaming "conditions" again.
enough of School, now where are my zombies...

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Real life korean drama moment: seeing someones´ hair shimmer in slow motion after rain. what the hell was that?

My question today: what gave you the fuzzies this week? For me it was the adorkable pictures of Choi Siwon with vietnamese children. He is such a big kid!

I was keeping an eye on the site maintenance but how is it already 75 comments here when all it showed for me was maintenance...

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Hi redfox! Glad to hear that your grandmother changed her mind and it's worked out so well.

I had warm fuzzies this week about all of America bonding, if even for a few short moments, over the eclipse on Monday. It was really heartwarming, especially since things are so strained here about almost everything else.

And I have warm fuzzies because a favorite craftsperson finished her book and it made me think of you (yes, you, redfox!) her name is Hilary Pfeifer and her book is named Little Foxes, her website is bunnywithatoolbelt.com. I have several of her alphabet books and also send her stop motion YT videos for birthdays ("birthday! birthday! birthday!") and Winter holidays (What's your sign"). Anyway, it made me think of you and the foxes are soooooo cute!

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now I want to buy that book! thank you for letting me know and keeping me in mind!

haha yes, the eclipse had my american friends go crazy on Facebook especially librarian friends who got like 7000 requests for eclipse glasses.

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Glad you enjoyed the eclipse! Did you find some glasses or did you make a viewing box? It was nice to bond over the eclipse, wasn't it?

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She good to hear about your grandmother! Sounds like you're a wonderful granddaughter. Hope she keeps doing well!

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It's such a relief for your grandma ! It seems like it's a great hospice :)

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it is also a relief for my aunt plus granny gets like a vacation out of her house, otherwise boredom would give her depression. She is now much more cheerful.

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