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Open Thread #517

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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I am preparing for marbling workshop, so just briefly dropping by. as always, I delve wayyyy too deep into each theme, brought 8 books in english from the library and plan to test around 5 types of size & colors. artistic idiot...

anyway, this question popped into my head: any drama where the OTP did end up together but felt like a mismatch for some reason? Or where there was a OTP that had no chemistry at all?

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Park Seo Joon and Go Ara pairing in "Hwarang" is so meh.

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Argh. Though Go Ara is a bad actress and looked older, she did however had way better chemistry with Park Hyung Sik. I suffered SLS for the first time in my life because of PHS.

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why Go Ara looks so hagard in Hwarang ?? When she is such a beautiful actress for real :(

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i didnt watch the drama, but i see people complain a lot about her eyebrows. its distracting,

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Yoo Seung Ho and Park Min Young in Remember: War of the Son

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Has Yoo Seung Ho ever had chemistry with any female on screen (besides Bok Gil, the cat)? lol...

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in the movie The Magician, his chemistry with Go Ara was pretty good

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Lee Jong-suk & Jin Se-yeon in Dr Stranger? I didn't even finished this drama but I know that SLS was strong on this one.

Manhole probably the next one, but I stopped watching after few epi. Based on what I watched I shipped male lead with second female lead.

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manhole has no chemistry with the script, for start. or the camera.

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and a case where chemistry exists, but story-wise it is so wrong for them to end up together?

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I feel this way when the male lead's mom is a water-throwing conniving chaebol ?. Like, great that you are in love--- but have you thought about dealing with this woman for the next five decades?!

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Lee Hongki and Lee Honey in Modern Farmer had neither chemistry nor story
On the other hand in High School King of Savvy the leads had chemistry but it was not logical to marry your 18 year old boyfriend

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boys over flowers

well this category or that

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Jaejoong and UEE in Manhole: No chemistry at all. I don't even understand their characters' love storyline.

Park So Dam and Jung Il Woo in C&4K. I don't why, but I felt so off looking at them together. Both are good actors, but I guess no chemistry.

Sung Joon and UEE in High Society. Their love storyline should be intense, but I don't feel it at all.

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Uee even had chemistry with Lee Sang-woo, her oppa. I wished Lee Sang-woo as the male lead instead lol

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Yesss, Uee and Lee Sang woo were great together. But Uee and Sung Joon? Not so much. I guess she's the kind of actress that has chemistry to certain actors only. She's really good chemisty with Lee Seo Jin in Marriage Contract.

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I've only liked Uee in Marriage Contract. In High Society her character just turned me off. I guess while I'm used to the leads lying to each other for any number of reasons . I couldn't stand the way she lied to what was supposed to be her best friend. Whose scenes with Park hyun shik were the only ones I liked to watch. They were good together.

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Dr. Jin Song Seung Hoon & Park Min Young ... dryland
School 2015 Kim So Hyun & Nam Joo Hyuk

And sorry if I offend anyone, this is not personal attack
Heirs Park Shin Hye & Lee Min Ho
(tbh, I ship Kim Woo Bin & Kim Ji Won, they are such a wrong hot turn for step sibling story haha)

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i dont think people will be offended that much lol. i agree with you more when i found that heirs pd and lee min ho plan a surprise kiss without telling park shin hye. thats still irked me.

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Yes!! In School 2015 Kim So Hyun didnt have any kind of chemistry with Joo Hyuk, but with SungJae was of the charts.. the second lead syndrome hit me really hard with that drama.

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Lucky Romance I don't know if the leads had no chemistry or if the writing was just---gah--bad. But, I remember watching the final episodes and there is a time jump and fingers crossed hoping that when the leads bumped into each other the male lead would be happily married to someone else. And the female lead would be sitting there...sad and alone.
This is before I learned how to drop a bad drama.

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Whats worse is when you end up dropping the good ones and sticking with the bad.

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It was a mixture of both imo. I really thought Ryu Jun Yeol did his best to try and create chemistry between him and HJE but it just didn't work and her character needed psychological help (one of the worst written female leads I have ever seen) so it was very hard to buy into the romance. I have seen alot of HJE's shows but I don't find she ever has much chemistry with her leading men. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Oh I have 2 where I despised the OTP and really wish the dramas cut the romance from the show.

k2 Ji Chang-Wook and Yoona -- This would have been in my top dramas if the romance wasn't there. So jarring no, chemistry and totally unneeded.

Gaksital Joo Won and Jin Se-Yun -- There was absolutely no chemistry between her and either of the male leads. Gaksital is my favorite kdrama but it would have been perfect without her character, or a better actress.

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In K-2 Ji Chang wook had way more sizzle with the crazy noona.

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He had more chemistry with that kitten!!

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Baro & KYJ in Angry Mom. Such a terrible pairing but thankfully it wasn't the main pair.

JSM & Sung Joon in Can We Marry. I thought HG & KYK had better chemistry even though I didn't like his character one bit.

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Baro & KYJ was cute for me

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Baro & KYJ were so bad I don't know why they even had a loveline. But then again I've never felt KYJ is good with chemistry. She looked liked PBG's younger sis as well.

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marbling, as in oil on water? it is easy to do, but difficult to have it turn out the way you imagine.

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I´ll be using colored inks though, they dry much faster.

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king of high school
blade man

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school 2015 for sure

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Kim So Hyun and Yook Sungjae had off the charts chemistry in that show! What are you even talking about. And Nam Joo Hyuk and Kim So Hyun had decent chemistry except he was just too wooden back then.

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Lee Minho and Park Shinhye in The Heirs. There was no chemistry and I feel that her character was better off far away from the toxic chaebol world in the end.

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Hi everyone and happy Friday! I'm just popping in to invite you all to check out something new I'm doing (with Laica and festerfaster!), here: Stars in My Pocket K-drama Podcast.

We're still exprimenting and figuring things out, and we've got a bunch of things lined up, with some very cool special guests to come, so I hope you'll take a look! If you have some time, we'd also really appreciate feedback on how we can improve and what you'd like to see in the future. (We're aware of the sound quality issues and are working on it!)

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You have a new subsciber! Love podcasts, love K-drama!

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Yay, thank you @janezelda! :D

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I just listened to the one about Manhole and started the one about Weightlifting Fairy. It's really fun to hear you all ramble about dramas ?

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I had been searching for more kdrama podcasts so yay to this! <3 subscribed :D

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Hullo everyone! Commenting again after lurking backgrounds for a while (again). Is anyone else experiencing a drama drought? I only had School 2017 to look forward to and now that's gone. Nothing else other than Age of youth ( with super late subtitles) and strong deliveryman is remotely appealing. I like Save Me, but I need something else to counteract the shivers it sends me(even though I've been a thriller/horror watcher since I was a kid and nothing fazes me).

In other news, I have inculcated my family into kdrama watching - though they still only watch thrillers. But one step at a time eh? After all, my brother is now asking about the OSTs and Kpop! ( giggles maniacally)

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I'm feeling the same way. I have never watched a long kdramas because there were so many other kdramas on my plate. with the drought, I started Father is Strange (50 eps) and boy am I glad I did! I am waiting for Temperature of Love, it looks really good.

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So did I!!! I've never watched a weekend drama, but after hearing the rave reviews about Father is Strange on dramabeans I checked it out and fell in love :D

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started it too, not quite as raving as everyone else and I skip a lot. But Kim Hae Sook! it doesnt matter what she is in, there is no discount in the acting. even the smallest scene, full on emotion. She should lead big movies (instead of the recurring directors´ pet ahjussis). I am just amazed at her level of quality. role model of professionalism.
Father is well-played, too. Haven´t gotten too far yet, seen less of others.

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I'm kind of in one...such an inopportune time. I have nothing but time on my hands so, I'm ready to watch and there's nothing appealing. I just finished watching Love in Tokyo which is a few years old. But I had just realized that it was an adaptation of Itazura na kiss that I hadn't seen yet. Thats a tried and true way for me to get out of slumps.
The only currently airing drama that I'm watching is Strongest Deliveryman I was watching Save Me and I just moved into a new state and...it was a bit too close to home! Once the dust settles I'll try again :) And I keep forgetting Reunited Worlds exists.

Father is Strange is love! Enjoy it, guys!

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Same here chingu! This past year, I had the horror of dropping a ton of dramas (which I had never done because im a loyal pup ) and after School 2017, I'm only watching Age of youth. I tried watching 50 ep drama but I got too frustrated on how horrid and annoying some of the characters are (*throws side eye at The Man Who Sets The Table). I thought i could just skip past some of the scenes but ughhh

But I hope you'll find a drama that will destroy that drought of yours ! I know I'll keep digging to find mine :)

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What is almost worse than a drought is when you have a very full schedule of dramas that your enjoying and suddenly it's just too much and you just let go of the reins and drop them all, I did that last year. I still have a couple I want to pick back up and complete. I think I've heard it called drama fatigue in one of the podcasts.

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I hope we can all be free of the drama drought soon! I haven't been interested/ watched anything since strong woman do bong soon ended, I tried watching suspicious partners but I ended up dropping it. I'm looking forward to the newer shows coming up!

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So happy to know I'm not the only one in a slump!

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Same here after School 2017 ended none of the actual airing dramas are grabbing my attention so i'm waiting for the new ones to begin so i can see if any new drama can steal my heart like School 2017 did :)

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Yeah, me too, i mean, after awesome dramas like Circle and Tunnel, Look Out, Chicago typewriter, and now, i have nothing, Reunited Worlds end next week and all the new ones, i hope Andante with Kai and The Package with Yonghwa, maybe While you were sleeping, i need to fill that hole...

OST.. Chicago typewriter and Goblin are a masterpiece, The Best Hit and Fight my way are cool, and KPOP ! your brother doesnt know what that is coming for him.

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This week It's dangerous beyond the blankets ended :(
And Ifloved Xiumin, but searching in google almost all the pics were of him with dyed hair. Duude, why you go and die those hair when in black you look waaayyy hotter ???

Anyway, so I watched the knowing brother episode with EXO , and I discovered another soul mate RBF-serial killer wannabe DO.
I really couldn't stop laughing when Hee-psycho started to imitate DO, and instead looked like a psycho himself :D

I can't imagine how SM's mind works in having a idol that looks at others like he loves them (Suju's Sungmin) and a idol that looks at others like killing is possible (DO).

PS. Please don't attack me. My post is in a funny way and not in a accusing your biases (Heard that k-pop has scary fans)

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I wasn't an EXO fan but my sister is (she's actually just a Chanyeol trash) and she made me watch their Knowing Bros episode and now I'm in love with Kyung-soo and have been slowly trying to watch everything he's in. Loved him in that and how he was always teased and therefore MORE SCREENTIME. Haha!

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Eeeeeeeee, I adore DO! I think he's adorable; then that deep, beautiful speaking voice comes out, and I'm done for. Gosh, what's that say about my tastes? ? Thanks for mentioning EXO, I'm not bothered in a bad way! A look into SM's workings and selection process would be interesting. Now that It's Dangerous Beyond the Blankets has ended, I want to binge watch it.

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YES! When I heard his deep speaking voice, I was a goner. HAHAHA

And then when I saw him act? O B S E S S E D

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Love him. I'm old enough to be his mom or crazy aunt, but oh well. I can't wait to see what else he does in the near future.

Watched the homebody series today and I miss it already. I loved it all!

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So I'm at a bus right now and there's a cute-ish guy standing 3 seats away from me.

How do I get his attention? lololol.

Replies might be late but I think I can use those next time. ?

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All I can think of is how vivid Bus scenes in K-dramas are filmed. I think I should watch all my favourite bus scenes again. My favourite one has to be Lee Jong Suk in School 2013, when he got up to 'peacefully' run away from the bullies. But there was nothing romantic about that, just the one girl from class cross-questioning him — hilarious!!!

That's it you should cross-question him if you want to be friends.

And you should tell him your real name if you want to be more than friends – circa School 2013, wrong 'ship'-'shippers'.

Good luck, maybe this is your ultimate OTP.

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Lol I meant:
*School 2015:WAY wrong 'ship'-'shippers'.

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Referencing Big and Splash Splash Love:
(Discreetly make sure he notice that) you "accidentally" left your umbrella -preferably a yellow color one- in the bus.
Drama law says if you left your umbrella in the bus, chances are your lead hero will take the umbrella and bring it to you, be it immediately (he follow you take off the bus) or on the next meeting.

But seriously. Be careful. Stranger danger. No matter how cute he is.

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Healer, Ep. 1 - Fall dramatically, in slow motion, into his arms as the bus sways. ^^

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If he's really cute, just fall into him even if the bus isn't doing anything :)

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My God :D

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Totally seconding this!

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And seriously, are there english subs now for Argon?

Would it be weird if I prefer to watch Argon over Falsify though I think they have the same elements? I'm just a bit interested watching actors who are strangers to me since I just get disappointed if they don't do better compared to their previous dramas.

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Having watched Falsify, I don't think it's too weird to prefer watching something else. (Not a really bad show, just not up to expectations)

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It appears that the pirate sites are the only way.

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My beanie of the week goes to @earthna for posting gifs and comments on a favorite sageuk of mine, Six Flying Dragons. It brings back lots of memories. Thank you.

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My Wife is Having an Affair This Week and Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon have just been added to UK Netflix, if of interest to anyone.

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Ack, when will Netflix PH catch up? I've been waiting for Strong Woman Do Bong-soon there because I feel like they have most of jtbc shows!

I just checked: IT'S HERE! THEY'RE HERE!!!!!!111 Thanks for the heads-up!

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I am all caught up with The King Loves and boy, am I glad there's a place like Dramabeans where one can freely express one's opinion and not get attacked. Things can get heated up especially when it comes to such a drama. However, you just need to defend your POV when there's a disagreement and call it a truce when there's no resolution.

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I saw that the thread in soompi got locked.
It must be very bad to come to that state.

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Really? LOL. This is the second time I heard of such case. The first one was the heated fan-war between PSJ and PHS team during Hwarang.

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Actually there is two thread that has been locked before that. Reply 1994 and Doctor Stranger, if i remember it correctly.

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Explains why I stayed away from Soompi TKL forum after entering it just once before. Some of them are capable of hating the trio either Won, San or Rin because they're defending their ship. How can they hate the trio when the three of them are basically the victims of Song In's scheme?

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I think they aren't seeing anything beyond the love triangle.

I haven't read all the pages but I'd imagine that it started as a preference for one pairing over the other, then arguments escalated between the two camps and things got ugly.

I am not sure if it's from soompi or elsewhere but I've read an insult hurled at Hong Jong Hyun for having a big nose and Si Wan for being short.

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Hong Jong Hyun for having a big nose and Si Wan for being short? HAHAHA I don't know why, I find this amusingly absurd. How people are capable of hating the characters in a drama to the point of insulting the actors just because they have their own OTP that they love. LOL it's crazy.

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It's locked until the show is over.

Personally, I prefer self-policing. It's proven to work well on Dramabeans.

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I've not been seeing the drama so I'm wondering what is causing people to attack others. People just have strong opinions on the romance?

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I think it usually happens when there is a love triangle with two strong contenders.

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Heorine Shikkaku - I disliked part of manga so kept a certain distance from movie but after completing it. Kiritani Mirei is awesome in it. Kimi Ni Todoke in 2010 and 5 years later Mirei still looks the same - 1.5 years later - A Girl and 3 Sweethearts - still looks pretty young and slim. I won't say manga source is any good but Mirei alone carried the movie.

@alua I'm watching Kahogo no Kahoko now. As soon as i saw 1st 15 minutes of it several weeks ago, i put it in watchlist and then most of my time was taken by Kdramas. But after reading your criticism of it and the way The 10th episode trended on Twitter Japan i'm now watching it. As soon as ep 10 aired Twitter Japan had reached 40k+ tweets.

Akira to Akira was in my pending list from the start but after dumping most of the kdramas i'm ready to fly over Nippon-Land. No fat guy and his missiles can restrain a tv viewer.

Kurosagi - 3 days - 11 episodes and skipped the movie. A better manga to live-action adaptation. 7 out of 10.

Waiting for Tori Girl. Tao Tsuchiya is like Kento. Taking all manga-to-Live-Action adapations and all the popular ones.
Orange, P to JK,
2018 - My Little Monster
Kasane - This is mature content. From evening Magazine.
Bride for 8 Years.

She has made it big.

Yui Aragaki's - table tennis movie MIX looks good too.

Kento - Hyouka - popular light-novel to manga to anime to Live-Action Movie. But trailers doesn't look good.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K - not much known manga among forign audience to anime to Live-adaptation. Why Kento

Seriously Japanese season is too awesome to be ignored.

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@CatoCat I have found the last couple of episodes a bit wanting. Plot is moving too fast (I really don't think Kahoko should get married – it's much, much too soon and I don't think it makes sense, nor is it necessary). And I have the same complaints as before – I'd like this better if the hero wasn't just a device and if the side characters were quirky but loveable. But the Kahoko actress is doing very well. I actually went & rewatched "Love that Makes You Cry", where she has a supporting role, and she's just so, so different there – really shows that she's got some acting range.

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Hehe More spoilers. What you think about Movie season of 2017 early 2018. This one is busy manga-to-Live-adaptations year.

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I haven't really paid attention as to what's being released... what is coming our way?

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I have heard that the director wanted to cast an actress who got acting chops for Kahoko and the actress was chosen.
Indeed, she should not have married this stage but again, I have heard many cases, including my brother, where couples decided to get married soon after they got to know each other. Some are nearly as clueless as Kahoko!

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I think it just spoils that drama. Well, I guess ultimately this is what makes it a good, but not an excellent or outstanding drama (knows it down from 7/10 to 6.5 or 6 for me now). I don't think the writer had such a solid grab on the plot and the material as the one for NigeHaji did. It's just a bit of a pity, that's all. But it should get the Kahoko actress some roles in the future (I think they underused Mugino, I think the character could have been playing by others as well, but Kahoko was perfectly – irreplaceably – cast).

Yeah, I know some people get married very quickly... but I can't think of anyone where that involved someone as inexperienced with life as Kahoko. I would think that there are very few Kahoko's in the world, as she's really at an extreme (but probably many people with elements of Kahoko, that yes).

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*knocks it down

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I'm watching KahoKaho now and just followed as the sub is released. I kind of guessed it will end up with marriage but it really did? :/ aww, I think I'll keep watching and keep my opinion till the last ep to rate the drama :( but true, underused Mugino and Kahoko was irreplaceable. With other actress, I might dislike her.

But what I liked most from the drama is the heartwarming feeling it has :)

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When comes to newsroom and news broadcasting drama, I still find that Korean dramas still have a long way to reach the level of Japanese dramas in this genre. The subjects and issue touched in Korean dramas always centered around corruption by higher political figures whereas Japanese dramas covered wider issues including personal issues like ratings, competition between networks, age etc. "News no Onna" and even the campy "Bijo ka Yaju" resonated a lot more than any newsroom/broadcasting related Korean dramas.

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News no Onna is gold. Definitely on top of my J-dorama classics. I love the subjects touched in the drama. Tamaki is such a conflicted character and yet Honami Suzuki still made that character so endearing. We sadly have not seen any interesting female character like that in K-dramas.

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What about "Pinocchio"? I think it showed some of those things that you mentioned, and not all of the cases is about corruption.

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Its soup-opera.

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Hi Everyone!  

I hope you're all doing well today and I hope you've had a good week.

This week:

Falsify - The tattooed killer is quite the baddie but he has this air of emptiness though.  It would be interesting to get his backstory, but with multiple subplots going on, that may not be possible.

Live Up to Your Name - I've been a fan of Kim Nam-gil for the longest time and his performance here shows that he continues to know what he's doing once the camera starts rolling.  He's like a kid one minute then seamlessly moves to desperation, or sadness the next and it all works. It works, I tell ya!

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

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I am slowly beginning to believe these past 2 years belong to the older generation of Korean actors. So, lately I noticed the revival of interest on actors like Kim Nam Gil, Lee Jun Ki and Gong Yoo. I am happy that these actors finding new fans in the younger audiences because they are really insanely phenomenal.

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Awww.... I am so in love with Kim Nam Gil now. And so as Lee Joon Ki. Really, these senior actors brought a different set of games in their actings. Wondering who's next? Jo Ji Hoon? Since he got casted in "Kingdom" but sorry to say, JJH has never been that great of an actor to begin with.

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Lee Seon-kyun with This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair last year, and his upcoming TVN drama early next year. Jo Jung-seok, Ji Sung are a couple others

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Forgot to add that I wish producers would stop pairing seasoned veterans like these guys with very green female counterparts. I just read that Hyeri has just been cast opposite JJS. Hope they find a really good actress for LSK's upcoming My Ajusshi.

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Hopefully, it will be a trend for many more years. I like the younger crop too and would like to see them mature over the next 10 years!

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the girls have done well this year, too, maybe because the roles have started to divert from clichés. This acting with the flair of "I know my worth!" and giving a very strong impression that people dont even expect coming. Like Lee Sung Kyung, currently Chae Soo-Bin and Go Won-Hee. and 30-40+ actresses too! Cho Yeo-Jeong. one ahjussi who turned around his image and totally won me over is Lee Deok-Hwa! totally lovable.
Kim Nam Gil has some sort of old-fashioned quality about his acting, he plays a guy from joseon in LUTYN but it feels like he came from the 1950ies.I didnt like his new haircut first, but then I was sort of reminded of Humphey. The humor on the other hand is more a mix of pre-Pirates Johnny Depp + Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman (in short, if Tim Burton would cast korean stars....he should cast KNG)

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Another Kim Nam gil fan. I am not his fan but my friend who is Korean was. But my friend grew tired of watching the dramas where KNG untimately died and decided not to be his fan in order to save herself from heartbreak. You must have a strong heart to survive many deaths of KNG! ^^

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He was nicknamed the death prince/prince of death or something like that back in the days.
Queen Seon Deok not only brought him fame but also tragic characters became a trend with him.
Doctor Heo Im is already dead but hopefully not in the drama lol.

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Where do you watch Live Up to Your Name?

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Try at dramafire or myasiantv.se

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Hi Beanies !

So far my first week in Düsseldorf was good. I didn't start classes yet (only in October). My landlord is an awkwardly cute or a cutely awkward human being haha. He always tells me that he doesn't know what to do with hi life when he wakes up in the morning. Well, I'm not any better.

The weather is strange but I like it so far. In a day, it's raining, sunny and windy. Luckily it's not as cold as I thought.

Since I don't have Internet in my room, I sometimes go to the train main station or in the mall center. Funny story : I wanted to activate my German prepaid SIM-card and I had to show my ID card doing a webcam with one of the phone's company employee. I spent 20 minutes flapping around my card in front of my phone looking ridiculous. Result : Failed. The video quality was too bad for the employee to see my ID card. A guy was sitting on a bunch next to me and saw everything ha. He actually talked to me in French (I'm French btw) and wished me luck. At least I brightened someone's day with my antics.

If @swunnie happens to read this. Hey I would like to contact you :D

Happy Friday :)

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I knew you'd find a way to DB.

Pssst...tell your cute landlord that internet is as basic as shelter.

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Haha I will !

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Yeah, I'm here :) I wasn't sure, if you would read my message but I'm happy you contacted me!
Your first week here sounds interesting :) And I hope, everything turns out well with your SIM-card.
I will be at the university on monday. Maybe we could meet for coffee and exchange number/email adress then? Or next week, if this works better for you?

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I feel like giving up on my SIM-card. I'm so done right know.

Next week will be the best for me. I still have to organize papiers with both universities and talking about classes.

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Papers*

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Next week is fine with me :) I have time on Monday and Tuesday.
I'm a little bit confused because of your problems with your SIM-card. From which provider is the SIM-card? If it still doesn't work, I recommend the SIM-card from Aldi. Just ask for a 'Starterset einer SIM-Karte' at the checkout in Aldi. You will get a SIM-card with a registration code and after the registration you can book one of the packages. This is one of the easiest (and cheapest) possibility here.

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*is excited at the prospect of beanies meeting irl*

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Yay! I'm glad you arrived safely and things are starting to come together!
Your stories made me smile. Good luck with everything. :D

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Thanks !
It's not the beginning yet I hope everything will go well :)

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I hope so too! Hwaiting.

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Yay fellow Frenchie! (Salut!). Glad to hear your first week was good. A friend of mine worked in Düsseldorf for three years and had nothing but praise for the city. I hope you have a wonderful time (and that you landlord gives you Internet soon!)

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Salut @silentbeluga :D

I hope my studies will go as well too !

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:D :D :D
!!!
What are you studying by the way?

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German language :)

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This weekend promises to be a busy one. Inbetween getting some work done, I am also getting three new tattoos, watching ten miles of peach blossom, secret forest and catching up on the latest episodes of age of youth and girls generation 1979. Bonus points if I am able to watch the new Argon episodes as well ☺️☺️☺️☺️

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How do you care for your tattoos right after you get them? I'm not getting one anytime soon though I'm considering it seriously, but I'm anxious that it may not heal well as I have slightly sensitive skin. (Any other tips on what to look out for/ consider when getting a tattoo will be appreciated too!)

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Oh so sorry I'm just replying this. I had an uber busy day at work. Way, the usual tattoo care comes in. Everything must be sterilized and I keep the bandage and plastic wrap on for like 6 hrs before I take it off and wash with unscented soap. Usually I find like a small bowl, pour some of the soap in it and just pour it in small streams over the tattoo to get rid of the blood and scabbed skin. Speaking of scabs, no picking at it when it starts coming off, just let it do its thing. And I moisturize like 3-5 times a day. Lubriderm is an amazing moisturizer if you can get it. If I can't find it around, I fall on coconut oil or cocoa butter as the last alternative. Most importantly, let your artist know ahead of time that your skin is pretty sensitive so they can be careful about the ink they choose to use. I know it's not so extensive but I recommend this link as it is more detailed: http://uniqueinktattoo.com/tattoos/tattoo-aftercare/

All the best with when you decide to get the tat :).

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Omg you're weekend sounds super awesome. Age of Youth & Argon I haven't watched yet but the others are GOLD.
Good luck with the work and congrats on the new tattoos.

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Hehehehehehe. Thank you!!!!!! :D

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@itenoria could you find Argon with subs anywhere?

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I haven't found it yet. But I'm still looking.

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Hi Beanies!

I've been busy with running errands this week and I'll start working on Monday. I'm nervous and excited at the same time!

About kdrama, I watched the first two episodes of Lingerie Girl's Generation and I love it! I wasn't planning on watching it at first, but somehow ended up watching it anyway. I hope I can still squeeze in this drama in my schedule after I start working as next week will be Temperature of Love premiere! Not to forget, it'll be the finale of The King Loves! Ah, I really need to work on which drama has the top priority.

Anyway, I'm out of dramas for my Wed-Thurs. I've dropped Reunited Worlds and I just follow the recap now. As for Manhole, I really dislike the drama now, it's really getting on my nerves, but I love watching Jaejoong though I hate his character in there. It's so hard, you know. Ahhh how I wish While You Were Sleeping drama airs already to fill in my Wed-Thurs drama. Nevertheless, my weekend dramas (Save Me, AoY2, LUTYN, SDM) have always been the best! However, I still haven't watched LUTYN ep 10 because I heard that it's a sad episode and I couldn't handle the heartbreak yet. I might pick it up tomorrow before ep 11 airs.

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All the dramas you've listed I think I would love, but looking forward to Temperature of Love the most! That's my next live watch--so I'll see you on that thread after "The King Loves!"

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Sureeee, I look forward to a great discussion among beanies on Temperature of Love recaps. I hope DB will recap the show! Speaking of The King Loves, I'm quite nervous for the ending. I hope it'll be a good one!

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*waiting for the end with baited breath, and hoping I don't break my tv* ???

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Currently watching Heartless City. I've only got one episode left and I'm counting the hours until I can get home to find out 1) how many more undercover cops can there possibly be in this cartel? Is there anybody who is just a straight-up gangster? and 2) How many of my favorite characters will die before this is all over? I'm guessing at least 2.

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That was a sad finale for me.
But on the other hand my brotp feels became stronger than ever, so it became one of my top 5 ;)

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It's like the Highlander series. By the end I was like is there anyone whose Not immortal??

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You'll be needing a box of tissue and a rom-com.

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I'm thinking I'll start Age of Youth after this.

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Oh Age of Youth, it'll definitely be different from Heartless City. From one of the best bromance to womance/sismance (?) that I haven't seen anything like in dramaland ?

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OMG just finished it. So depressed. Everybody's dead.

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This made me laugh---I'm a horrible person. *just imagining a deadpan expression*

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Still waiting subs for Argon ? Age of Youth is also taking days for sub, but I'm grateful to subbers, at least we still get it. But Argon ? Seems like we will get to watch it with eng sub much much later.

Have a nice weekend. I'm going to spend my time at home and be lazy, opps not so lazy. I'm re-watching King's Daughter Su Baek-hyang and now at epi 25. Watching this drama made me realize more and more (not that I never realized it) Seo Hyun-jin is really a gem and now it made me miss her more in sageuk. Hopefully series of sageuk next year would be better than this year - drama itself and the castings.

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Seo Hyun Jin in a sageuk? I must watch. She's fast becoming one of my favourite actresses simply because she takes on and pulls off such fabulous roles. ^^

Have a nice lazy weekend Sera! :)

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She might be known more for her romcom role, but I started to become her fan after watching her in sageuk i.e The Duo. She did numerous sageuk roles so far and even with not a big role like in Three Musketeers, she manage to shine.

You too @greenfields ??

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Thanks. I'll check out clips, if not the drama itself. :)

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Wondering which K-drama where second lead outshine the main lead?

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school 2015, High Society, the recent one, Bride of Water God in term of acting skill . in term of screen time, the famous CITT. ?

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Lol, wasn't Nam Joo Hyuk in almost all of that?

Sung Joon made me so mad in White Christmas, and I really don't know why...hence I try to avoid his dramas, although enticing.

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oops, i just notice that!!?
aww, i didnt watch that either but i do watch Shut Up Flower Band. he's good in that. sungjoon is like nam joo hyuk. they need certain character that they can be comfortable with. they have limited range,so to speak.

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" in term of screen time, the famous CITT. ?"

lmao let me add another one Ruler Master of Mask.

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heh, Ruler Master of Mask need to outdo CITT in term of 1000++ comment, debate and fan wars. oh,i forgot! add another article addressing the whole fiasco.

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Nail Shop Paris.

But that drama had many many more problems than just the second lead outshining the lead, and any way he got the girl. I don't remember anything else about it other than that! I only watched it cuz I was told I had to, as I had just discovered Song Jae Rim, and @mary his biggest fan said it was mandatory. LOL ?

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In She was Pretty Choi Siwon was pretty tempting

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For me, Won Bin in Autumn in My Heart, KWB in The Heirs, Siwon in She was Pretty, and Yoo Ah In in Sungkyungwan Scandal.

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Happy Friday Beanies!

It's been a long week, and I'm hoping the week gets better for everyone, what with the horrible bombing in London and the missile launch by N Korea. ☹️

Only watching Live Up to Your Name now but looking forward to the pretty that is Temperature of Love and While You Were Sleeping! I hope they will be good.

Question: Do you watch dramas that are based on your real life job? Love it? Hate it? Avoid it like the plague?

I've had a week where real life is crazier than fiction but strangely enough watching my job dramatized on screen actually helps me distress and forget my real life frustrations. Wonder if it's the same for the rest of you Beanies?

Have a good weekend! ?

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Hi @michykdrama! *waves with both hands enthusiastically* Your week was rough! I'm glad we have a place like DB to decompress. To your question, I've waffled a bit on this one. In college, during pre-med, I organized an ER watching party in my dorm and we had a gathering every week. (Now you know that watching parties are my thing.) That was a great show initially, then it got bogged down and stopped watching it after Carter *swoon* left. The medicine was fine I thought and because it was before I actually had any experience in medicine, I probably overlooked a lot of things. I then watched Grey's Anatomy--no drama watching party here--until Mc Dreamy and Meredith got engaged (the candle house was so romantic), but I didn't pay any attention to the medicine at all. It was purely to turn off my brain after a long day in residency and inpatient/ER. And yes, I had crazy days and their lives just seemed to make my life look better, so that's why I watched. Then I swore never to watch any medical dramas ever again, because I got too nitpicky, and I had kids. Fast forward to last year. Only because a non-medical friend recommended Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim (because her friend was in it) did I watch it, but with a huge grain of salt, and a pretty big bias against Kdramas. I really wasn't going to see it, but my hubby was deep into Kdramas at that point and I didn't want to keep watching the same two that he loved for the rest of my life. And now, I'm back to trying them again. RDTK was just that impressive. However, I hopped on board Hospital Ship immediately, and immediately abandoned ship after the 2nd night. So, now, I'm a bit gun shy. I'd rather just watch something that doesn't annoy me than something that does, so in practice, I think I would avoid a medical drama unless it was done like RTDK.

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I never recovered from ER, I watched the same as you, until Carter left, i still watch some episodes, but the one when Dr Green died.. it was so sad, so perfect send off, and then "All in the family" when Carter and Lucy get stabbed.. wow, i miss them, watch "Doctors" or "Doctor Crush" is the same drama, take it from a former ER fan... and is similiar to Grey´s beginning (when it was a good show)

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Oh, Dr. Green! I had totally forgotten! ALL.THE.FEELS! I did see that episode. Ugh, I should go and find the early years and rewatch them, I think they would still hold up.

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Watching The King's Love. Rin/San team !
Manhole: off/on watching, following DB recaps

Watching C dramas The Kings Woman.
Also, It's Not Easy Being King, silly body swap drama, funny.
Watching anime and live action Rakshasa. Street.

Watched a Russian drama The Swallow's Nest. Birth secret reveal at the end !

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