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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

So, what are we all watching this week?

What kept you reaching for more (or agonizing when there was no more), and what made you want to throw your remote through the screen? Time to weigh in…

 

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Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food: I’m behind on almost everything right now, but this show is making me swoon like a schoolgirl. Why do they have to be so charming? I squealed so hard when Sohn Ye-jin grabbed Jung Hae-in’s hand for the first time, on impulse and fueled by liquid courage. This show… it gives me butterflies.

 

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My Husband Oh Jak-doo: What’s worse than Noble Idiocy? Two Noble Idiocies! I don’t know who’s more noble and more of an idiot. Is it Seung-joo for raising such a ruckus in Seoul, it put Oh Hyuk in the spotlight instead of hiding him? Or is it Jak-doo for leaving his wife with nothing but a cupboard full of red bean jelly, thinking it will be enough to explain his weeks-long absence and (future) appearances on national TV?

You Who Forgot Poetry: I love Woo Bo-young. She’s the fluffiest, friendliest, most adorable and competent physical therapist ever. How can anyone not want to be friends with her? They look down on her emotional vulnerability as a weakness, but feeling sympathy for an unpleasant colleague or falling in a hopeful love after being hurt is an underrated talent that makes the world a nicer place. Isn’t it funny that the Advice Robot is the one who sees the value in that?

Mystery Queen 2: I jinxed it, didn’t I? There’s totally going to be a season three.

Switch: Funny Jang Geun-seok, I missed you! Though Sa Do-chan isn’t as wacky as Hwang Tae-kyung, there’s enough goofing around when he’s pulling a con with or on Oh Ha-ra. There’s also another Jang Geun-seok character in a coma, but I haven’t met him yet. He sounds like a stuffy character. I’m already anticipating Sa Do-chan playing with him too. Overall, this show reminds me of the first season of Mystery Queen where the “genius” cases aren’t terribly smart, but you watch anyway for the chemistry between the characters.

Tale of a Good Witch: We’ve spent weeks waiting for Do-hee (the evil Lee Da-hae) to wake up, thinking we misunderstood her and she’s secretly suffering in the hell that is Donghae Airlines, but apparently she’s just a horrible person surrounded by even more horrible persons. Now that she’s here and not even interested in fixing the situation or being a better sister to Sun-hee, can’t we just put her back in a coma?

 

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Miracle That We Met: I decided to give this drama a try and before I knew it, I had watched five episodes. Two men born on the same day and who share the same name couldn’t be more different. Kim Myung-min’s Song Hyun-chul is cold and ambitious, a total jerk to everyone in his orbit, while Go Chang-seok is kind and warmhearted. After a series of unfortunate events, the messenger sent to escort Kim Myung-min to the afterlife makes a terrible mistake and the kindhearted Song Hyun-chul ends up in the the other man’s body. This drama can be both laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreaking as Kim Myung-min communicates the other Song Hyun-chul’s confusion over his unbelievable situation. What gives this drama its emotional center is Go Chang-seok as the kinder, gentler Song Hyun-chul and I only wish that there were more of him in this drama. His sorrow over his estrangement from his real family hangs over him like a dark cloud and both actors expertly express his heartbreaking loneliness.

You Who Forgot Poetry: This drama is tough to categorize because even though it feels like a comedy, the poetry colors the characters’ conflicts with such poignancy that it feels like so much more. On the surface, most of the characters are all socially awkward and immature as they navigate their professional and personal challenges, but they each have their struggles to contend with. So far, the drama has dealt with the characters’ backstories but I’m wondering if the focus will now shift to their futures, especially if Bo-young gets her wish and Dr. Ye returns her interest. Her previous crush, Min-ho, mostly serves to illustrate how well Bo-young and Dr. Ye get along, but Dr. Ye voiced his commitment not to date anyone at the hospital, so where does that leave Bo-young?

That Man Oh-soo: Oh-soo finally finds someone to love only to learn that Yoo-ri unknowingly drank coffee infused with pollen from the mysterious tree. At long last we get answers about his parents’ tragic story and learn more about the tree’s powers. What we have yet to discover, will Oh-soo and Yoo-ri find a way to be together, in spite of the tree?

My Husband Oh Jak-doo: We’ve hit the inevitable point in the drama where the main couple’s romance gets derailed for the time being. I hope it gets resolved soon, because UEE and Kim Kang-woo are just too adorable together. The separation can serve to remind Seung-joo how strong she is and enable her to return to Jak-doo’s side fully restored, no longer frightened and defeated. She’ll need that strength to deal with the truth about Jak-doo’s identity and everything that goes with it.

 
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Pretty noona is my crack right now... There is so much candy yet it's realistic and relatable. I hit replay n times on that hand grabbing scene! So glad to hear OT thread is coming! Thx DB staff :)

No love for Children of a Lesser God? Back in the day @javabeans used to have so much love for Kang Ji Hwan! I guess with no 'official' subs, it's difficult to follow... But really it's a high quality drama with great acting, tho the story is serious. Hope it will get more attention when eng subs become available.

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I really hope, that Netflix is going to release Children of a Lesser God, as soon as the airing in Korea finished. I have a drama dry spell and I need something to watch. And I missed Kang Ji Hwan.

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Hoping Netflix will show that and Pretty Noona....so frustrating, I pay both DF and Viki+ but can't get so many dramas! But I have Nirvana In Fire2 to fall back on during a dry spell.

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I am not sure if it’s allowed to recommend websites to watch Asian dramas but kissasian.ch is really cool. It has all new and old dramas and there are no ads in between the dramas.

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I really really really want to watch Children of Lesser God but can't find a subbed version. It sounds like exactly the kind of thing I like. So that lack of subs is definitely the reason it's not getting any love.

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Hi @leetennant. As I write this on 4-22-2018 at 12:01pm EST, I believe episode 16 (and final) finished being broadcast a short time ago in Korea.
I am now in a position and CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD is a drama I want to catch up on. There is a streaming site out there that has 14 episodes subbed. For quite awhile only 4 or 5 were available. It is one of the well known sites, you probably know it. I followed PRISON PLAYBOOK (2017/18) there without issue.
I am a Netflix subscriber so I thought of it as an advance view.

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That's just not the kind of genre that JB would recap.

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I would disagree, since DB has recapped Rescue Me (involves a cult), Voice, to name a few, that aired on OCN and are more or less also in the crime drama/ thriller genre as Children of a Lesser God. Not expecting a recap, just thought maybe some of the Korean speaking JB contributors might be watching it...

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I never said DB-(dramabeans) doesn't recap those kind of genres.
I specifically mentioned only javabeans.

I don't remember her recapping any heavy shows like crime dramas.

She did recapped Joseon X-files though probably because she likes sci-fi.

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Hi @moomincandylalala. Crime/mystery/legal those are my favorite genres. I can think of a couple crime dramas (running simultaneously) from late last year that were recapped.
1. WITCH'S COURT (2017) recapped by @helcat and @sunny; and
2. MAD DOG (2017) recapped by @teriyaki and @regals.

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Pretty Noona is like a Hong Sang Soo film. plot & dialogue is just so delightful.

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Im trying to watch Children of a Lesser God rn with my intermediate level Korean and the "help" of un-understandable subs... its so enjoyable!! currently very underrated with the international fan base cos of the lack of subs, but the quality of the drama is great! the acting, plot, pace, character development, its all so great.. only if the subs were as great

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I only managed to finish Waikiki. Great final episodes. Missing the gang already...

And I'm current on Poetry, of course. 😍

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Well I had a baby a couple weeks ago—which means (in addition to lots of other amazing things 😉), lots of time for watching dramas. It also means I haven’t been on DB as much! I’ve missed you guys!

Anyway, I‘ve been binging on some old stuff: Dong-yi (admittedly, this was to get me over the horribleness of the finale of Misty—which I still haven’t watched but I read the recap); and Moon Embracing the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal (neither of which, crazy enough, had I seen!).

In terms of newer stuff, I’m simply IN LOVE with My Husband, Oh Jak-doo. I check in on Switch and am trying to make myself finish Mystery Queen 2.

How can I watch Pretty Noona?!?!

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Congratulations! Both for the baby and extra drama-watching time.

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Lol at yer username update 😂

Congrats @anothernicole!

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Congrats!

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Yup, a hearty congratulations on the birth of your second child!

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Congrats for the baby. And also... I have meant you ask this to the whole community, but since you are here.... tell me, if you can: How can you write some parts of your comment in bold? I mean darker than the regular writing?
When I write a comment, the DB website in my cellphone, tablet or computer doesn't allow me to edit the words either bold or italic???
Thank you a lot for the answer 😁

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For bold: type word
Without the spaces of course.

What I still don’t know is how to quote someone’s post🤔

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Lols that didn’t work
... text ...
If I fail again I’ll leave it to more techie beanies 😂

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Type word??
Let me see if it works now
Typewordprettynoonatypeword

😂😂😂😂

Sure it won't

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No it won’t. I’m hopeless! 😩

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Thanks. Sorry to take up your post with my embarrassing failures😅

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no worries ☺️ i would have done the same thing. i didn’t realize it was so hard to display!

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LOL.... 😂😂😂 I failed too...

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Ohhh ohh for sure it won't work in my smartphone (Huawei basic Android) or my tablet (Samsung basic Android), but I will try in my computer! 😅😅😅
Thanks. I will let you know tomorrow.
In this corner of the world it already 10pm and I have to go to sleep because tomorrow I have a super ultra, mega cool Latin party!!!!🎉🎊🎇🎆
Good night! And thank you again! 😍😄😍

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Javinne, next email I send, I'll show you how to do this.

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Please don't pass that link around. It's too complicated for beginner html users and the commenting system doesn't support all those tags. Which means more html code cleanup for me. :(

The basic comment formatting stuff are here:
http://www.dramabeans.com/activity/p/206796/

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oh no! so sorry @mary. will delete and put the legit link instead. xx

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Thank you for this, mary!!
Would it be possible to put this kind of (extremely, super, very) useful info somewhere on the resources pages?
Also, how does one go about creating an activity page? Does this come from your wall? I'm just curious...
again, thank you!!

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@rukia if you click/tap on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of any comment or fanwall post or comment, there's a pop-up menu. One of the items is Permalink. It gives you a link to that particular comment or fanwall post. :)

We plan to create a guide/FAQ page for all the new features, but a lot of them are still bugged/incomplete so fixing them is more the priority now. Though with all the html experiments by beanies, I'm starting to think it's better to release a work-in-progress user guide at least...

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Thank you @mary !!!

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I will try to add a space between each key stroke for the html code to use to make text bold:
text that you want bold
If you eliminate the spaces in the html code above, it should make your text turn bold.
I hope this works :)

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It did not work- sorry! This software eliminated the spaces I used in the html code.
Maybe if I do part of the code?
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Okay. html code always has a beginning bracket =
So "bold" is sandwiched between two brackets.
Then, you write the text that you want bolded after your html code <bold

To stop the bold action on any further text, you use the stop brackets.
Stop brackets = which you type after /bold>
I think that this might show up with the html code showing :)

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I'll send you an email instead.

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lol never mind, i clearly failed to post the code

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Whoever it is, I can't do it in my cellphone.
@ally-le agree to send me an email about it. I am dreading it because she uses mostly apple, and everything is different with Apple. I have windows 10 I think.
But let's see.
And thanks for trying to help me.

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Ok.

This week be a test. I will try to make next the phrase: noona who buys me food bold.

See if it works in my cellphone

noona who buys me food

Did it work????

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Success confirmed!

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In case other beanies are reading this thread... Useful tags:

<b>bold</b>
<i>italic</i>
<s>strikethrough</s>
<blockquote>

blockquote text

</blockquote>

Don't bother checking other html tutorials please because it's kinda complicated and they're not all compatible with the site.

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Ok. Ok it worked. Even in my cellphone🤓🤓🤓 Thank you, @mary
Thank you all of you:
@anothernicole, @ally, @wishfultoki, @brownz, @peeps...
Now I know how to make a word or a sentence bold
I think I can also make it italic if I want
But for sure I won't want to strike through what's been written!! It is hard enough to write in my second language (English)...
Happy Sunday!
Here the sun is already out!! ☀

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Strikethrough is my favorite! I'm too lazy to italicize or bold show titles in the comments. But strikethrough can be used for fun like making bad jokes about the BoHo ship uhm... correcting mistakes and stuff.

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Ha ha, @mary, the boho ship joke was the best. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Long live Ye line!! 🙋

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations on the baby! And for having more drama-watching time LOL.

For Pretty Noona, it is on Netflix in certain countries. While Netflix subs aren't the best (shockingly over-translated) they are better than some of the other versions out there.

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I decided that I will quit netflix once and for all, after Pretty Noona did not become available with other countries (I am not in North America)... Maybe I'm slow but I still don't get why the translated title is Something in the rain. IMHO, this change of title takes away half the meaning of the drama...

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I use Netflix for a lot more content than just kdrama but if I was relying on it for kdrama I wouldn't have it.

Netflix subbers have to assume zero knowledge of Korean and they can't editorialise like other subbers. So they radically over-translate. I can't imagine a lay-audience would understand a show called 'Pretty Older Sister Who Buys Me Food". But still I found "Something in the Rain" a bit odd. Like, it does rain and there is an umbrella but only once.

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I agree, but since it's also slim pickings for other content here, I've been thinking about quitting for a while and this is sort of the last straw.
Some years ago I had a brief stint in professional drama subbing for an English speaking audience, so I totally get that it's difficult to strike a good balance.

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@moomincandylalala Have you considered a VPN? I switch my location around for content.

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Only certain VPN's work to get around the NETFLIX ban on content in certain countries. However, it's easier to do a free VPN and watch on "other" sites and forget NETFLIX altogether in the case of PRETTY NOONA if you're in the US. Trust me, I've spent more time on this than I care to admit. *rolling eyes*

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So where are you watching it?

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There are several places to see it now (think ASIAN drama sites), but if you don't like NETFLIX subs I don't know where you would go to find it without these. NETFLIX is the only one subbing this right now which is why the English subs are taking a week to come out, similar to their other dramas (i.e. LIVE).

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I would also quit Netflix if I were you. Because, if they're so poor in regard to Korean dramas and they even dare to stop our joy to watch pretty noona, just because they have money, let's stop paying them, so that they make less money! 😒
Also, if they are so mediocre in their list of Korean dramas, why are they good for? Apart from Kdramas, Is there anything better to watch on television whatsoever??? 😂😉😇

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I love science fiction TV and the odd offbeat sitcom so, yeah, there's loads for me to watch on Netflix. I watch The Good Place, Santa Clarita Diet, Brooklyn Nine Nine, the Expanse, Sense 8 and the superhero shows as well as their large selection of scifi films (good and bad). I don't have it for kdrama and in fact I get annoyed when they pick up a show because I know it messes up the timing and/or subbing.

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To answer your last question - Stranger Things? The Crown? Jessica Jones? Black Mirror? Okja?

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@ChinguMode - thanks for reminding me about Sense8 - will go watch before I quit! I stayed w Netfilx for Terrace House, but haven't found anything else interesting to watch for a while now.

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3%. Altered Carbon. Black Mirror. iZombie. The Magicians. Dark. Even The OA in its weird interpretive dance way.

Stranger Thing is awesome. Can't wait for Season 3.

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I've also been stalling on quitting cos waiting for Ju Ji Hoon's Kingdom (zombie saeguk with Signal writer) to come out... it's supposed to be a netflix original. Has anyone seen recent news on that front?

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Actually, I did a spot of googling and the second season of 3% is out on April 27. Yay!

@moomincandylalala if you do want to watch Sense 8 you should wait till the two-hour finale is available because at the moment there's no resolution to any of the plotlines.

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Wow, you guys watch a lot TV and Netflix and other stuffs aside from k dramas.
Me?? I only watch k dramas and medical conferences on YouTube. Nothing else. 😂😂😂

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@javinne
The problem is that the more kdramas I pick up, the longer my non-kdrama list gets as well. I'm trying to watch iZombie week to week but am several weeks behind. I still haven't watched season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet and I need to finish Altered Carbon but 3% will drop on 27 April and I want to watch that too!

The sheer volume of content available worldwide these days is extraordinary.

But I'm going home next week and I'll be watching scifi with my Dad instead of kdramas. He hate them.

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Isn't that the name of the main song from Rachael Yamagata?

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@allphryne
I think the song was written for the drama. I couldn't find it in any of her albums.

I think both title fits the drama. "Pretty Noona" title by given by PD Ahn after reading an interview about Song Hye-kyo buying food for Song Joong-ki and (Yoo Ah-in).
"Something in the Rain" is rather romantic. Sharing an umbrella with someone walking step by step together into the realm of possibilities lol.
(I love the camera shot of their feet while they were walking).

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Thank you, @kiara, I didn't find it too. Though that walk in the rain was a small moment I liked it as well and it was quite memorable. And I didn't know about SHK&SJK inspiration, that's sweet.

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@allphryne It is indeed! I though the song name was given cos of the drama title. Wonder which inspired the other? Hmmm I guess it's kind of a chicken and egg situation here.

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Not sure how new that song is but it's nice. Rachael has such a great voice.

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Congratulations on the new addition to the family!

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omg congrats on the baby!

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Congrats! All the usual websites should have PRETTY NOONA. And the subs should be there for the episodes one week later.

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did anyone answer your WHERE question?

i watch it on kissasian dot ch... but it has annoying ads...

try ondramanice dot io...

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Well I had a baby a couple weeks ago—

I wish I could give you a prize for the most nonchalant announcement of freakin' amazing news. This is your second? *bows with respect*

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hehe thanks <3 i didn't want to cloud the wrong beanie forum with personal news, but i also was a little too excited to not say anything at all! :D the second is proving to be a little easier than the first, but having two is harder than having just one.

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Congratulations for your second child!

I remember watching Gu Family Book when I nurse my first baby. Too bad the ending was not as expected.

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hehe yup! all those hours feeding the baby in the dead of night are a little more bearable now. (ive heard so much about how bad the ending of Guwas that i've never watched the show. definitely sticking to crowd-pleasers for now!)

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Poetry and Pretty Noona are my jams at the mo!! Both make me want to wax lyrical!

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A poem a day:

There is soooo much good to say about this show. But all I can remember is my beloved dr. Ye giving himself advice in front of the mirror!!😂😂

My Ajusshi:

I cried in both episodes 9 and 10.
I discovered I have a melo vein that just goes throughout my whole body, and it makes me starve for more. I have been watching again JBL and this week was the episode when Halmoni dies. I cried over again, and I feel in love with Gang doo over again.
But coming back to our Mister. I just loved this show, I can't even articulate. I can't believe I love it so much when it is so dark and sad and kind of hopeless, but I love it. This week the music also got me deeply down. One million flowers. Mozart's requiem!! Oh my!
Just beautiful.
And I am also totally in love with IU's acting in this drama..I am sold.

Pretty noona:

Frustrated because I haven't had time to watch. In between my lack of time, the lack of proper subs, the short videos on YouTube and real life, I am totally frustrated with this show (or the lack thereof), but I love Jung Hae in as usual. I want to at least kiss him once😁😂😁😬

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Wait. Mozart’s Réquiem? Should I be watching this? *adds to should-I-ever-feel-like-a-melo list*

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If I am not mistaken, a small piece of Lacrimosa from the Requiem of Mozart was played when the older brother imagined their mom's funeral. I will have to check it out again. But I think it was then.

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Thanks. Sorry I couldn’t answer your “how to bold” question! I know you need to place the text between two but it’s hard to explain how. Final attempt:

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< b > type < /b >

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I have read all messages you guys left me about it, but I am brainless in regard to computers, except the basic search, and basic office and basic Windows..But I will try my best...

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2018 is going down as the year that proved to me that I can, indeed, like melos. Not just like, but LOVE. My Ajusshi, Mother, Just Between Lovers, thank you all for destroying the misconceptions I had about the genre.

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Yes, Mindi. I was about to mention these other shows as well, but I wanted to keep it simple. I could write essays about Mother (for me the best drama ever. Period), or just between lovers. They are so good, but my ajusshi is up to their challenge as well, and I may want more of these dark stuffs, even when they kill me. I heard Misaeng is very good. Maybe I will try later.

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Yes to Misaeng! I didn’t think of it as dark though, maybe kind of bleak but sprinkled with warmth

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Yeah, I wouldn’t classify Misaeng as melo, more like bleak-yet-ultimately-heartwarming slice-of-life. So good, though. One of my favorites.

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And something I like about this show already is that I have not a single clue what is it about, who are the actors, direction, etc... just nothing.
And I know many have talked about this show here, but I never read the comments, I don't know, it seems like I never cared. I have not watched any teaser or interview.... nothing. So I am not spoiled. Please, don't tell me as well. I like to watch a show and be surprised.

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When the melo isn't makjang convoluted plot twists, but is instead rooted in realistic situations they can be great. I'm especially enjoying these shows that are highlighting social justice issues of poverty, abuse, and more. While tough to watch at times, shedding light on injustice is important.

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Yes! It's so refreshing that we're getting more non-makjang-y melos that are really well done and that are also shedding light on injustice and prejudice.

@mindy mentioned Just Between Lovers, mother, and My Ajusshi. It strikes me that all three of those dramas have a backdrop of intense trauma, but the focus is on the the bond that develops between two deeply-wounded souls, and the healing that results from finally having someone who sees and loves them for who they really are, as well as from being able to right some wrongs along the way.

Interestingly, the three OTPs are comprised of three different kinds of relationships-- it just goes to show how powerful love and compassion can be in any kind of relationship.

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Yes, the exploration of relationships, not just of OTP, but familial (whether biological or chosen) and friendships has been particularly strong of late.

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«Interestingly, the three OTPs are comprised of three different kinds of relationships-- it just goes to show how powerful love and compassion can be in any kind of relationship»
THIS!!!-
You said it so well! Thank you!
That is the reason why these shows are my favorite.
Very very often, 90% of the time, the media wants to make us believe love has always to do with the relationship between man and woman, but it is not like that. I was utterly touched by "Mother", because it was about this kind of filial love that is also so important, and I warmed totally up when Yoon bok told Soo jin she loves her for the first time.
I am not sure Gang doo and Moon soo told each other they loved each other, but they didn't have to tell: we could see it.
Now, in my ajusshi, if it keeps being platonic, it will be interesting to see how they acknowledge themselves for each other, but however the case, I am very happy with this kind of shows that dont follow the formulaic norm of portraying only romantic relationships. Love have different colors, forms and shapes, and it can hurt or it can be a blessing equally in all cases.

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When Melo is done right with all the people involve from cast to crew pouring their heart out to make a good drama, Melo can be great and memorable!

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Heee, excellent screencap choice! Bo-young!!!! 💖

Hello, everyone!

This was Woohoo Waikiki’s last week. Oh, I’ll miss this show. If you told me at the beginning that Soo-ah and Doo-shik were going to end up being my favorite characters, I wouldn’t have believed you, and yet here we are. I’ll miss the whole gang, though. They were always a bright spot to my week and I loved being able to destress with them.

Luckily I still have You Who Forgot Poetry to look forward to on Mondays! I have to say, the Beanie experience makes this show 10x more fun than it normally would be, although it’s a very enjoyable show on its own terms as well. I’m so grateful for the weecap, you have no idea! Talking about this little gem with everyone else is just a blast.

IU absolutely killed me in My Ajusshi this week. I’ve been singing her praises since week 1 and I just can’t get over how she’s getting better and better with every episode. Dang. I’m stunned by how completely she has transformed for this role. She IS Ji-an.

Other than the currently airing shows, I started Imaginary Cat and OH MY GOD THE ADORABLE. I’m only a few episodes in and I can’t stop squeeing whenever Yoo Seung-ho has a scene with that cat. But it’s also extremely sad, and I want to cry whenever he gets that look in his eyes. I knew I would like this. Yoo Seung-ho and cats. What more do you need?!

Cats are one of the few things I like more than dramas. I’ve decided that a drama having a cute cat will make me much more likely to watch it. Give me all of your Dramas With Cats, Beanies! I will watch them ALL!

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I love cats..I want to watch that show as well..I don't mind if it makes me cry. 😖

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It’s only 8 35-min episodes so it’s not a big time commitment. 😊

Again, Yoo Seung-ho with a cat. It doesn’t get much better than that.

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You even speak in rhymes now Mindy. I totally agree btw😸

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Hehe! I became a poet and I didn't even know it! Thanks, Poetry!

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You would love this, just trust me on this one. I hate cats and I loved it.

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I've been avoiding it because I hate cats. Maybe I'll give it go.

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@ally-le @egads Wow why do I even like you guys?

I kid. It’s cool. I’ll just become best friends with Yoo Seung-ho and the two of us can talk about cats allllll day long

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I knew we were kindred spirits @egads! First, being on the Ye-liner (sorry, I had to bale on you), now this. What else do we have in common?

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Have you watched Because This is Our First Life? It's got a great cat in it!

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She sure has. Mindy can probably claim to be the number 1 fan of BTIOFL here, and of and Se Hee’s cat eyes. 😄

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Ha!
He did have cat eyes.

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LMK’s eyes are totally cat-like, especially when he wears eyeliner.

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I will proudly claim both titles!

But yes, BTLIOF’s Kitty is totally my #1 kitty in dramaland, but Bok-gil with her great personality is stealing my heart. Plus, she’s voiced by Han Ye-ri!

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Have you ever watched the Dear Kitten video on You tube? Yes, an ad for friskies, but so funny and whoever the voice actor is is perfect.

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@bcampbell1662 Yes I have! I think my mom showed it to me. I inherited my love for cats from her.

That video is adorable.

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A J drama, Neko Zamurai. 12 episodes. An unemployed samurai takes a job, can he kill a cat ? There’s also a movie, same name and basic plot as drama.

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Oh my god that sounds delightful. That is going right on my list. Thank you!

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It can be really silly but have you watched Keanu?

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I have not but I totally meant to when it came out. I must remedy that.

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What happened in my dream last night after poetry slamming all week:

Kimbap (as her 15-year-old self): I have been thinking about poems, writing about poems, and discussing them with my friends. So I am not toa-doe-lee wasting my life, MOM!!
Mom: That’s nice, sweetie. I will make you a waffle cake.
Kimbap: Jinjja?
Mom: Popporo-poppo-ppong-igu!!! *snickers*

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"They look down on her emotional vulnerability as a weakness, but feeling sympathy for an unpleasant colleague or falling in a hopeful love after being hurt is an underrated talent that makes the world a nicer place. Isn’t it funny that the Advice Robot is the one who sees the value in that?"

Wise words, @mary , wise words! ❤️❤️❤️

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Watching My Ajusshi and Pretty Noona, and enjoying both in a different way!

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That's me too. I'm falling behind "My Ajusshi" but I'm slowly trying to catch up.

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Dropped: The Great Seducer. When the thought of watching seemed like a chore, I decided it was time to drop it.

Finished: Mystery Queen Season 2. I can't believe they STILL didn't get together 😐 If there's a season three, I'm not watching until I know if they get together or not. Also, what was with killing off all the sweet side characters?!? I'm surprised they didn't kill off the sweet hoobae police officers too while they were at it.

Watching: Switch. I'm slightly confused about what's going on (there's so many bad guys each with their own agenda) but the show is fun, so I don't care too much.

You Who Forgot Poetry. This week was hard for my ship and the Ye Liner really seemed to be getting close to sailing. However, I have faith that Minho will patch up the damage he caused and my ship will start sailing soon.

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Re You Who Forgot Poetry - I'm liking your optimism! 😆

#yelineforthewin!

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It’s not over ‘till it’s over! 😆

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YWFP MinHo will back up a bit, we gotta have faith but it's only for a better comeback :)
MinHoYoung please sail little ship, sail :)

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forecast says that after a stormy week that caused our ship to (just) shake a little , a calm week is coming so we can prepare our hearts in advance for any cute moments * praying that this is true and Min Ho will repent and prove that he's worthy of Bo Young*
I have great faith in our ship and it is gonna SAIL and just in case ( just in case , I repeat) this didn't happen I think I'll need some emotional support because my heart will totally break for Min Ho , His issues with his family are already breaking my heart :(

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I hope your forecast is right 🙂

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I can already give support to you, just think of me on #jooyongpassingtheexamship.

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Oh thanks for the support I hope we can see your ship passing by ours soon 😂

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@raonah Should I continue Mystery Queen? I watched up to episode 10 (season 2 I should precise) a couple of weeks ago and haven't had time to pick it up, but everyone currently watching it don't seem super excited. Is it worth at least finishing this season?

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If you wanted to see Seol Ok and Wan Seung confess their feelings, date, etc. don't continue because there isn't any of that.
If you wanted the big mystery about Secretary Kim to be wrapped up nice and neat, that doesn't really happen either.
If you enjoy the weekly cases and the character interactions, then you might like the rest of it.

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Alright, thanks. It gives me a bit of an idea what to expect now.

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Hey I just found out about this (well someone commented about bout it on MDL ) http://mobile.kyobobook.co.kr/showcase/book/KOR/9788958628224 ( I definitely don't understand Korean so I'm posting it here so that someone who speaks Korean can help us, captain @raonah, can you help us with this plz )
And now I'm cuuuuuurioooous , if this drama is based on a book then can someone go read that book and tell us about what happens already?

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@aliaa I'm very far from being fluent. Sorry

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It's ok :) if you can't read it now, I hope your studying goes well and you'll be fluent soon and enjoy the book
But it's really interesting now that we know it's based on a book , we need some spoilers 😅

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That's cool that it's based on a book though. Maybe I'll read it when I'm fluent 🙂

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This book has the same title as the drama, and is the book which gave inspiration to the drama. However, its not the actual storyline itself. Rather its an essay written by a professor exploring what the world would be like without poetry, sort of.

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Thanks for explaining 🙂

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Where are you watching "Switch?"

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I'm watching it on Kocowa. It's also on viki 🙂

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Thanks.

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Well, lately I've been watching :

Waikiki - Can't believe it's the first kdrama that I finished in 2018.
Switch - On hold because I forgot about it
Kyoko Okitegami - Can't believe I've been dragging this for so long, but I want to concentrate when I watch it.

Any variety with Seungri on it : This week it was Let's eat together. Love my Seunglord.
Family Outing - On episode 17. The episode with DBSK Junsu and Yunho (this variety is old, for in case people get confused)
Knowing brothers - Waiting for subs. How lucky that VIU bought the rights and I can watch the episode happily there :)

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Good to see you @girlfriday!

Grand Prince ep. 15: hurrah, we’re finally getting somewhere in this show, hopefully to the epic showdown.

You Who Forgot Poetry ep. 8: Definitely an ensemble slice of life drama, which is right up my street. The shipping tea-party discussions add to the fun. On the nautical front my status is: Holding tightly onto my Ye Liferaft within swimming distance of the Island of Neutrality.

Evergreen/That Man Oh Soo ep. 13: Can I give you some advice? Burn the evil tree down. I’m outa here. Dropped.

My Husband Oh Jak Doo ep. 10: Picked up because of beanie recommendations without realising I’m marathoning my first weekend drama! Woohoo! Thank you MBC for adopting a shorter format. I can handle 20-24 episodes of our wonderful Oh Jak Doo, and I can skip the horrid mother scenes. The second lead Eric is also delightfully weird, even his broken English: “Great. I love it. Let’s go. Yeah!”

High End Crush ep. 20 : fun little web drama, but I’d watch anything with Jung Il Woo. I must say I find man-child antics less attractive nowadays, what with Oh Jak Doo and Dr Ye gracing my screen. 😏

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That's some good advice! That tree had it coming!😂

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I'm going to see if Grandpa saves the day.
Not even sure why I'm still watching this

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Pretty Noona is my crack drama these days!!! It's crazy how it gives me the flutters!!!

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Did not have much time to watch this week.
Of course My Ahjussi is a must. All week I wait for new episodes. I really want to see more time with DH and JA spending time together and maybe she interacting more with his family. Though could just watch them walking and talking together on a beautiful sunny day.

The other I watched was Evergreen. Why this is a must watch.....I don't know, lol. I have to admit when I started this show I was not expecting the tree to be the villain.

I hope to binge A Poem a Day this weekend. I'm excited by all the love for it.

I am up to ep 9 of Thank You. I mentioned when I started and still holds true that it reminds me a bit of British shows. It seems like it would be a heavy watch but it really isn't. Love the mother/daughter duo.

Need to pick an ep of Running Man to have queued up. It has proven to be a nice mood lifter or a nice watch for those times when my mind doesn't want to focus on a scripted show or a book. Plus, it always makes me laugh.

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The other I watched was Evergreen. Why this is a must watch.....I don't know, lol. I have to admit when I started this show I was not expecting the tree to be the villain.

The writer of W can do a new version where the manwha writer's poorly-conceived antagonist is a tree and it comes to life and infects him with spoors to do his bidding. Because none of that would be more random than anything happening in Evergreen. The mythology is so poorly explained, it's annoying.

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It has been so random. So far a magic tree, love triangle, cancer, serial rapist, attempted motorcycle of doom and so on.
Maybe that's why I keep watching as I'm not necessarily a completest. I havent watched W yet and now want to look up Antique Bakery.

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I'm one of the few that loved W from beginning to end (although that is one of my patented minority opinions). Antique Bakery is a charming little film about healing through pastry and it's kind of what I was looking for in Evergreen - even if there's no actual magic in it.

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