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Open Thread #572

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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Happy Friday all!

I've been procrastinating over the past two to three days and that means I've been on DB a lot and generally caught new threads as soon as they go up. My comments have been first in many, many threads. I'm super embarrassed - please let it be second here.

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Fail. *I'll show myself out*

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Thank you for the giggle this morning.

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Congrats! You made it to second!

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Heh!

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LOL no wonder you caught OT when the schedule changed. Good luck on your PhD!

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I sense sarcasm. >_< This is a PhD I should be failing at.

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No it wasn't T___T

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*has falsely accused you* *bows 90 degrees in apology* But a PhD in the Art of Procrastination is not really one I want to succeed at. Thankfully it doesn't actually need me to do anything, so I suppose I will succeed regardless.

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Oh, I thought you were really working on a PhD on top of lawyer duties. My brain is so fried today...

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Hahaha in which case I have indeed falsely accused you. *bows once again* Thanks!

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The OT schedule changed!?!? What is it nooooooow?

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*is abducted in a mysterious bean-shaped van*

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By my powers of deduction I am guessing something like my 1AM. So. Still my middle of the night lol

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Lol

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😂

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Good try! 😂

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@greenfields—I'd be laughing if I weren't crying. If I have work project, assigned reading or a paper to write, you'll likely find me vacuuming my keyboard, organizing my sock drawer or watching dramas. It's been a lifelong struggle but I'm getting better. As far as dramas and this delicious website go, I'm trying to position them as rewards—and it's kind of working. *quickly closes laptop and steps away*

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*sends sympthies* I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. I'm feeling overwhelmed with work too. My obvious response - run away from it.

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I can't stop giggling at what has to be the first first comment ever in opposition to being "First!" 👏🏼

I have to do my taxes, which were due April 15, extended to August 15 and now October 15 is the drop-dead final date. So instead I'm sitting here watching a bad movie from 1963 and planning how to spend the weekend watching all the new dramas. 🙄

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Makes perfect sense. I would be the same. 😅

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Happy Friday Beanies ! I have always been late to the latest post, so I just want to greet you all when I have the time 😁 Have a nice weekend~ 💕

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Have a nice weekend also!

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Same to you @keiru!

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Have a nice weekend too!

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So I finished my fanfic on Mr. Sunshine: Dong Mae's Story, and I look at all the chapters I wrote and am amazed. I am the laziest person in the world, and to actually think that I did that - wrote an entire fanfic throughout the duration of the drama is just mindboggling. I don't know if I would ever do such a thing again. What can I say, but that love for Dong Mae inspired me, and put words in my head. Thanks, everyone for reading it, and sharing that amazing, heady ride with me.

I finished watching Lovely, Horribly, and enjoyed it, though the second last episode dealt with the supernatural element way too fast. The last episode was draggy, and they kept showing scenes of Miss Oh and the second lead. Annoying, and weird. They wanted to please the fans, I guess, but it was jarring, and interrupted the flow of the story. PSH was very funny, with his pettiness and churlishness, and when he did the splits, I fell off my chair, laughing.

I attempted to watch the Fox drama, but gave up after 10 minutes. Switched to the Hundred, or is it 1000, stars falling from the sky, and gave that up, too, after 20 minutes.

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Hehehe are you making an appearance in the fanfic? ^-^

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I actually regret turning down a cameo as the potter's pot in Mr. Sunshine. I wanted to be the kiln.

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Oooh, hot stuff! 🙄

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I'm so happy DB is recapping so many dramas once again!

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Good morning Beanies! I usually don't post on this thread but today I just need to say how grateful I am for all the fun dramas starting this week. They are a welcome relief from the political news/drama going on here in the US.
I find myself so disheartened with our politicians (note - old white men) and turn to the land of dramas where the bad corrupt politicians always get taken down and go to jail. If only real life was that way.
This is a sad time to live in this country and even harder as a woman.
I know that many other beanies have lived through times in their own countries where you've gone through horrible political dictatorships and survived.
Apparently, this is my way of saying I'm feeling very depressed and despairing this week. But I have My Prince, Terrius, a Fox Bride, a Ghost Detective, a priest/shaman/cop, team of sexy Players, and a swoony CEO falling all over for an actress to help me through this long depressing week.
But mostly it's fun to read the threads and comments by all the Beanies here...
So Hwaighting!!!! It's almost the weekend.

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I too have taken to escaping the news cycle with dramas. The neighborhood mom cartel in Terrius, our Ghost Detective's motley crew, and the trancendentally beautiful priest/cabbie/cop trio give me solace that evil can be taken down.

Plus So Ji Sub looking both hopeful and slightly horrified at the chance of a nose kiss pretty much made my week.

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He expresses more emotion with an expressionless face..... ..

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I suspect by the end of the drama he will be getting regular nose kisses.

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I dearly hope! He needs them

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That somber face! So Ji Sub is a Korean Buster Keaton. A tall ... handsome Buster Keaton.

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Which dramas are you watching where the corrupt people always get taken down? I don't find that to be true at all. Lol

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Lawless Lawyer, Remember (the one about the young man with early onset AZ). Mostly all of them - the bad guys don't win...
this is why I like kdramas.

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Hang in there. We'll get through it!

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The only thing that even vaguely helps to remember my superpower is:
VOTING!

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I think I'll write that on my wrist every day for the next month and add a Wonder Woman sticker for good measure 👍🏼

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Phone calling and emailing can be powerful too.

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Postcarding to get out the vote loosens the knot in the stomach from daily political news.

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That and pruning a LOT of big bushes and trees in my yard is also stress - relieving. There is something fun about taking a saw or big pruning shears and cutting those big extended limbs and branches off and throwing them away.
hah.
but voting it is!

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Thanks for mentioning it, I'm glad to know others are frustrated these last weeks too. I'm really getting worn out. 😥I'm counting on kdrama saving me, too!

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I feel you. I’ve been feeling depressed and disheartened too, and dramas have offered an escape. I enjoy reading the threads and comments too even though I feel like I am a bit out of step with Beanies these days.

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So, after the last presidential election, I vowed to not watch the news until the next presidential election and thankfully kdramas found me at that exact time!

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Oh my god, I know what you mean @allyyymalditaa and @miss h , and @bbstl - all I want to do is cover my eyes and ears and watch sexy priests exorcize demons and cry over brave people fighting back against the horrible invaders. Here's looking at you Mr. Sunshine.

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😬 it's funny-not-funny you should mention Mr Sunshine, as its picture of governmental corruption, bigotry, and abuse of poor people and women reminded me so much of modern day issues. Mr Sunshine also caused me to look into American history of the time and learn yet more ways in which we didn't distinguish ourselves internationally. Teddy Roosevelt doesn't seem so great as I was taught anymore. So I didn't even get away from feeling tied to current events there. I need another Secretary Kim.

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@bbstl
You are right - it isn't funny at all.
What I was thinking when I mentioned Mr. Sunshine, was of the righteous fighters and the line of citizens who linked their arms together to shield Ae-shin. It was the stories of the people who were pulled out of their own lives to stand up and fight for what they believed in no matter the cost.
This is why shows like that affect me so much. They remind me of all the people in history who have raised their arms and hearts in protest against corruption and evil.
*The student protests of Gwangju Democratization Movement in 1980.
*Tiananmen student protests in 1989.
* The student protests in Egypt in 2011.
* The anti-war protests against the Vietnam war in the 60's in the US.
*The civil rights protestors in the US in the 50's.
*the people who protested British rule in India in the 1850s.
*The people who protested Apartheid in SA in the 90's.
* The protests in the Philippines which led to Ferdinand Marcos and his wife fleeing the country.
and on and on..............
It is shows like Mr. Sunshine and Taxi Driver and others that remind me and encourage me to be strong and be brave enough to speak out.
Especially in times like we are living...

sorry for the rant -
I really want soft and silly romcoms right now like Devilish Joy to get my mind off of things.

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@stpauligurl thank you for your reply, which brought tears to my eyes while making me feel better, and inspired. I will try to think more of all those who have made a difference and remember that it's often two steps forward, one step back (if that 😉). And that the arc of history won't curve in a moral direction without being poked and prodded, I think.
Thanks for your lovely rant ❤️

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Thank you @bbstl. Fortunately or unfortunately I'm old enough to remember most of those incidents (except the civil rights protestors), and how I felt watching the news about the tanks rolling over the students in China, or the students protesting in Egypt and how the militia killed them indiscriminately.
It was exciting to see the students leading the charge against gun violence in the US earlier this year - and I have hope that they will be the change we need.
My inaction fills me with sadness, but I think it's going to change. This past week has filled me with such anger and despair and fear so now I think I MUST do something.
I VOTE and will not be afraid and hope I can somehow be like those villagers who stood arm in arm against the Japanese soldiers.
Dramas and movies can be very inspiring!

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@stpauligurl I'm old enough to remember civil rights riots, too, which we had annually instead of Homecoming every Fall at my high school. (No, not kidding!) That's why I'm so tired, it's been this long and we've only come this far? I live in a state that is probably going to send an inexperienced young white man to the Senate rather than return a female 2-term incumbent who's done nothing but good for us. 😡 I will work for her again and do what I can to GET OUT THE VOTE! ✊🏽
Good luck with your action! Have you seen the Ruth Bader Ginsburg movie yet? It's available on CNN On Demand and probably elsewhere. Wow, she did so much as a young woman even before the Supreme Court, what an inspiration.

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Wow riots every week - was anything every solved? Yes, we need to support the people who we believe can make a change.
No, I haven't seen the movie about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, but you are the second person who told me it was good. I'll have to find it now.
I live in a mid-sized town in Oregon and our county is known to be a hotbed of progressive activity. So this is a good place.
Today I stayed away from the news and headlines and came home from being away and watched both episodes of Player. Very satisfying to be sure.
This helps me hang in there.

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@stpauligurl oh, they were 'just' once a year and no, nothing was ever solved *sigh*. We were all so dumb then. I lived in Chicago and I think things improved a bit and then just got worse to where they are now.
Be sure to see the RBG documentary, apparently there's a fictionalized bio coming out for Christmas as well.
Thanks for the reminder to watch Player!

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It's been another trying week. Thank goodness for K-dramas and fellow Beanies!

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Ghost Detective is awesome!.. 3 dramas and i do like DC.. the ghost lady is as spooky as they come

DO probably is going to be the only EXO guy (ok a bit of BK) i will genuinely like and have respect for the character :) .. he is adorable.. has been in all his dramas.. what a super talented guy - music, acting, dancing.. 100 days is fun, only the scenes where leads are together, rest of it is pretty much a skip

Smile has left your eyes .. he he.. finally there is something on tv this year that is just.. well awesome.. SIG.. how is this guy not superfamous yet in korea.. like at level of park bo gum :( .. he needs to become a regular in movies..

No idea on other dramas, will wait for recommendation on other things..

Great Escape- subs are up and the quality is top notch. You have to watch it, you must

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I like Great Escape, especially ep 3-4!😊 Agree about top-notch quality, especially the building set, the details are amazing.

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I am also enjoying Ghost Detective! Ghost lady is *drop dead* gorgeous ;)

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he he.. i have been shipping red lady with lead guy from ep 1 :)

like i don't even care what happens to YW.. she is so irrelevant

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Exams are over! Finally I get my life back. Never had I worked so hard in my life and it's not even my exams!

There was a collective sigh from everyone in the house because the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife. Boy was like an ex-inmate savoring his taste of freedom and the father relieved his days in the monastery were over.

I thought I would jump right into the new dramas and indulge myself. Alas, they have been largely disappointing. I do not know if it's because my crankiness spilled over but somehow I just got annoyed at little things. The only one which I enjoyed turned out to be The Third Charm. Seo Kang Joon is doing a marvelous job. The scene which had me roaring in laughter was when Mom saw his silhouette after he gotten that ahjumma perm. The sound effect was hilarious, just like in those paranormal shows when the ghost appeared. Then when Mom called out "Eomma?" I lost it. Joon Yong smiling at that was the icing on the cake.

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Congrats on making it through PSLE!!

Oh yes, that scene in The Third Charm. Had me shrieking with laughter, the the boy didn't mind at all!!!

I've started too many shows and am going to skip watch some or practically drop at least 1 until the end, maybe. I've been in a pretty OK mood, and have enjoyed most of them.

The riveting one for me now is the just begun, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (from the Japanese "One Million Stars Falling from the Sky"). I have never watched the original. This version is supposedly not as dark as the Japanese version but it still has a way of getting under one's skin. Suspenseful, intriguing, disturbing, with a Seo In Guk who seems to spell danger with every look and smile.

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"Smile" is already getting super creepy.

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@windsun33
Yup, creepy is also a good word to describe the show,especially our main protagonist. Not sure whether to root for him or run for my life!!!

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Thank you! PSLE was like a milestone in my life, not my twelve year old self though.

I should check out SIG's new show. Sounds interesting.

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'Interesting' it certainly is. With a title like 'Your Smile has Left Your Eyes'... it's also disturbing to say the least. 😨

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I died laughing at the Eomma joke in The Third Charm!! Seo Kang Joon's acting is constantly surprising me. I can't wait to see him as a detective this week!

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I admit I always have a soft spot for Seo Kang Joon ever since I saw him in Cheese In The Trap.

While watching him play Joon Yong, I imagined how other actors might have played the role. This type of geek guy character with bad hair and overbite appears quite often in dramas and movies. Call me bias but this is one of the best I have seen so far!

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woah you’ve just gone through PSLE?!?!??? You always gave off such mature vibes I would never have thought *gasps* but anyway, good job!!!!! you’ve survived the first official academic milestone in your life!!!!! if you don’t mind me asking, what secondary school are you intending to go to?

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I guess you can call me mature. I took the PSLE three times! 😉

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@babybeast Sorry to give you the wrong impression ... @outofthisworld has just re-done PSLE with her child. 😃 Hence the maturity. 😂

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+ @outofthisworld the embarrassment i am feeling rn is outofthisworld

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LOLOL!

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I like your pun!

Don't be embarrassed, sweetie! I am sorry I couldn't resist teasing you.

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Hi @outofthisworld. I am really enjoying THE THIRD CHARM also. Yes, mom's mom? was hilarious. I hope the TTC starts receiving more love from the SK viewing public.
Since in the show we are now (episode 3) into 2013, here is a short Soompi article where SKJ gives his thoughts about portraying the 20-year old Joon-yoon:
https://www.soompi.com/article/1237169wpp/seo-kang-joon-shares-thoughts-transforming-wearing-braces-new-role?utm_source=viki&utm_medium=newsmodule-celebrity-web&utm_campaign=soompi_news_module&utm_content=15423pr

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Thanks for the heads up!

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First of all, I want to thank all the kind and helpful beanies who responded to my last week's mopey post! Sure enough, this community is full of wonderful people ♥️ By Saturday morning, my bad mood was gone. And my dad is quite well, he's on holiday fishing and baking pastries.
So now I'm mostly left thinking about mountains of work I have to do, but I love being busy (and for me more work = more 💶). But on Fridays I have more free time and this weekend I'm staying home to chill, so more time to watch dramas!
My husband is going away to a sports event and when I tell people I won't be coming with him they don't understand me. But I'm an introvert, I need some time to recharge so I could be social again!
Anyways, hope everyone is well and may your weekend be just the way you want it to be!

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Glad to hear the good news about your father @captblackdog.

I'm all for taking time off work to chill and be by myself. Plus, Kdramas take up a whole lot of time, especially when so many interesting ones are airing at the same time!!

Have a great weekend too!

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Aww, I'm happy to hear your father is okay now😊
Have a nice weekend too~💐

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I watched the 2 episodes of The Smile Has Left Your Eyes and I wanted to scream to the girls to flee away from Seo Guk In but in the same time, I understand so much their affinity for him, He's just between the bad guy and the caring one, making us swooning :p

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I just watched the 2 epis last night too. I think the role fits SIG really well. He is like a genius creepy Casanova. Can't wait for the next episodes!

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Me too ! I'm really curious about their past story!

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I’m glad somebody mentioned this drama. I watched both episodes last night and loved them so much but I had no idea there’s a Japanese version. Today I read somewhere about the ending in Japanese version and now I’m terrified. Is the K version gonna be like that too?! Please no. If it’s gonna have the same ending I might drop it. 😣 please tell me it’s different

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SPOILERS

I didn't watch the Japanese drama but I know about the incest part. They said that the Korean drama will be different, so I think there will bo not incest... but I guess the end will be tragic.

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I hope what you heard is true. These days I’ve watched too many dramas with tragic endings and I’m like “PLEASE NO MORE TEARS”😔.
And now I’m holding my breath to see what they have decided to do with this drama’s viewers’ hearts.

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Part of the J-drama is up on YouTube "Sora kara furu ichioku no hoshi", but did not look for all episodes. Not sure I want to...

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Greetings friends!

After a one year break from kdramas, I resumed by finishing off While You Were Sleeping and binge-watching What's Wrong With Secretary Ki. WWWSK really exceeded my expectations; I laughed so much and the sizzling chemistry and romance sucked me in. The ep 13 wall-to-bed kiss scene will have to go dowb as one of the best kiss scenes in kdrama land. I am sad to say goodbye to this show.

I have watched the first 2 eps of Player (great action and thrilling) and also started Because This Life is our First. I am really excited to see how Jung So Min and Lee Min-ki's romance blossoms and am watching it cause I heard great stuff about it through this website.

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Welcome back to Kdramas (with a vengeance, I see!).

Because This Life is Our First was great up to the last 2 episodes. Worth the watch. If according to your middle name, you'd like something healing as well to add to the romance mix, you may like Just Between Lovers. That show, to me, is still the best ever this year (together with My Ajusshi).

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The "Healing" in my name is because I like Healer 😂 but yeah might check out those 2 shows you mentioned when I get around to it. My Ajusshi really does seem quite dark from what I've heard.

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My Ajusshi began with individuals tired out with the struggle due to debt, work, expectations, etc, but the relationships were wonderful especially the 3 brothers, and later the Ajusshi and the temp worker whom he treated as a person rather than as a cog. The healing and growth were lovely to see.

And yay! Healer is still my fave, no matter what.

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My Ajusshi is actually more bleak at the beginning but ends up rather triumphant. It is definitely worth every minute spent watching it.

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My ajusshi owns my soul. What a magnificent drama..

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Welcome back! I just loved Secretary Kim, it was so full of laughs and kisses and really never had a dull moment. I missed it too ☺️

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Welcome Back!! Park Seo Joon owns almost all the best kiss scenes in kdrama land. I couldn't get over WWWSK kiss scenes for a good month.

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All the premiers this week and the previous felt like they lack a little punch. Since. I am not watching The Guest and Ghost Detective, none of the other dramas are making me wait for their next episode. HMSFTS is good but I keep wondering that it would've been better in the hands of Kim Cheol Kyu PD of Mother, CT etc. He handles dark best. But all actors are nailing it. SIK as always fits into his role as he is that character. The only person I see competing him with that acting range is Jang Ki Yong.

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MBC entertainment YT channel uploaded some dubbed ep of K-show : this is by far the cringiest thing I've seen this week : subtitles over dubbing !

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I had to go watch myself right away...O M G!!!
Too awkward!
Subtitles all the way!!

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I detest dubbing, no matter what the language. Reminds me too much of those really awful old Hong Kong kung-fu movies I guess.

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I miss those old kung-fu movies! When I was young they would come on every Saturday, "Kung-Fu Theater". I would watch it with my older brother. I wonder if I can find some of them now. Have to find the dubbed version for it to be good. 😜

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Hi Everyone! I hope you are all doing well today.

Fall is finally here and so are a ton of drama premieres! I hope all the Beanies are finding a couple of new shows to enjoy!

This week:

Thirty But Seventeen - Finished this finally! ..... Loved that it showed strangers and friends who became a little family with a lot of heart. I'm going to miss that little family.

Your Honor - I watched the last episode but it kind of fell flat for me, especially since I kind of watched this show intermittently, which didn't help at all.

The Ghost Detective - Since this is not a favorite genre, I'm really surprised at how much I like this show. I don't know what it is, but it's quite good. ..... I have to add that, Lee Ji-ah, is totally good here as the creepy, killer, child/woman character!

Let Me Introduce Her - With four episodes left to watch, I need to know why the lead's husband used to constantly beat her. Knowing the reason most certainly does not justify his actions in any way, but for the purposes of connecting things with his character, why did he do that??? There's been no indication!

My Secret Terrius - So we have So Ji-sub in this and I've definitely been watching! ...... I hear the show includes some little kids and their mom. Heh!

Mr. Sunshine - It was quite the journey and I'm glad I took the time to see this. Certainly saddened by the deaths, but I can't say it was unexpected ..... although a part of me will always question Eugene's final plan/decision.

Player - Uneven editing throughout, but I'm choosing to believe it's still getting settled. We'll see. ..... Song Seung-heon seems more relaxed than I've ever seen him be and it seems he's enjoying himself in this role. The hacker guy seems a little too jumpy and nervous to actually do that job, but who knows. I'll give it a bit more of a chance and see what happens.

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

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Hi @korfan
In Let Me Introduce Her, the reason why the husband is that way is explained at the very end. I was impatient with the show and skipped quite a lot of the 2nd half and jumped in at the end. Didn't feel that I missed much. Ending was good.

Terrius - is fun with nonsensical spy stuff going on. The neighbourhood ahjummas do a better intelligence operation. 😂

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@growingbeautifully Regarding Let Me Introduce Her, oh ok! I have four eps to left to watch so I'll find out soon then. I've just been wondering for the longest time, because all I've seen him do is argue with his mom, work at the tv station, have his affair moments with his mom's secretary, and always being about the lost phone. Suddenly one day there was a silhouette of him hitting his wife ..... I was like, huh? I thought I had missed something.

Oh, the Terrius neighborhood ahjummas should run a clinic to show "intelligence people" how it's done! *laughing* They're great!

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Oops, I meant to say "always being worried about the lost phone."

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I had great plans to finish up all my unfinished watches and then add new dramas.

Instead I just started watching all the new dramas.

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Relatable!

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I do this all the time - watch drama for 8-12 episodes and then suddenly a new drama starts airing and earlier drama is put in pending order and later on automatically dropped while watching episodes of new drama.

Its like Dumping your girlfriend/boyfriend via a text message.

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I do that a lot. Seems that far too many of the old dramas just kind of peter out and go into rehashed formula tropes around 1/3 in, and I start to lose interest.

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Happy Friday beanies!
I've taken one day off and it feels so good to enjoy lonely time!

I'm looking for the Best Divorce: hopefully it will be available on Netflix. It's the only way to watch it legally for me...

But before that, i'd like a lot to watch the original j-drama: does anyone have a link for a good quality streaming?

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This week started off so well. I felt excited towards dramas again. Lots of intriguing shows. I’m happy about Beauty Inside and My Secret Terius. But I started feeling iffy on Wednesday and now I really caught a cold. It feels like I get sick whenever the season changes, but the hot weather in my area refuses to leave. -____-
Just want to watch dramas all day lol, but I’m still at work.

Started watching The Guest again instead of only relying on the recaps. The first 2 episodes were actually the scariest. I still avoid looking at any gruesome scenes, scary possessed faces, and turn the volume down when necessary. The story is just so interesting that I feel compelled to watch. XD

Hope everyone is having a better Friday than me. ^^

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I easily get scared and that's why i avoid such material but i watched because curiosity once again got the best of me.
My sister doesn't even falter watching this kind of stuff.
I had mentioned it several months ago that boys can get scared and girls can be brave too.

As i always say Music has great influence on human beings. Just watch the show without any voice and half of the fear will be gone.

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@loveblossom @catocat
The Guest - This show is still going so great. No more overly gory or scary scenes but Ep 8 has spirits' faces that you may prefer not to peer at. I use the SHIFT RIGHT ARROW to skip 3 seconds into the show to avoid too much horror. And yes, turning the volume way down, really helps!!! 😆

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@growingbeautifully Thanks for the heads up. ^^ I forgot to mention that I don’t watch The Guest at night anymore too. I made that mistake the first two episodes. XD;;;

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I hope you're cold leaves quickly @loveblossom.

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@ndlessjoie Thanks!

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Little Women - 150 years

Should i read it or watch its anime now? One more time.

TOUCH - I can say its different kind of love where even happy things make you upset because you want to see your loved ones future aka present life.

I spend a bit too much time on Politics and Geo-Politics read and discussion. Watch and read too much of politics related stuff.

I can say it is a little reaction towards new rise of Right Wing and mostly because of my own ambition towards contesting mayor election and then step into national politics.

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Hi all! It's Friday thank goodness. I'm still going strong with 100 Days. There's so many other drama that are new or coming out it's hard to know what to start watching next! I'm trying I'm Not A Robot, but it hasn't pulled me in yet. I'm tempted to switch to Are You Human? on the strength of tumblr gifs alone.

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Hi Everyone and Happy Weekend!

It's 'Children's Day' over here and I had a break from my sessions with kids. Was supremely happy to be able to watch a few shows. Actually I'm watching too many shows. How I get away with not beating myself up about it is by ensuring that I spend time with family, do some 'study', clear a bit of a mess (not the big mess but the small ones) and pop in to check/answer work email. 😇 No I'm not really an angel, but more kdrama possessed and not demon possessed at all!

Tomorrow I'll be hanging out with kids (other people's kids) as they have more little celebrations for Children's Day. I'm gonna chill and enjoy myself like a child, although I'm sure the kids who know me will call me out on it!!! 😂

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Happy children's day there!

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Have fun celebrating Children's Day!🌺😆✨💐

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Happy weekend beanies, in the last 2 OT, I asked for beanies recommendation dramas to watched with airport/aviation settings to motivate me doing my better job. But turns out a week later after I downloaded The Good Witch, I was suddenly being fired by my boss because they can't keep me longer there. Worse after I got fired, I can't applied anywhere because I haven't got any certificate of graduation, and aviation themed drama is almost everywhere. So that's why I am full-time in DB, finishing APAD and The Best Hit, continuing Mr. Sunshine and Flower Boy Next Door, start watching Terius Behind Me, Player, Fox Bride Star, The Beauty Inside, and Blood. May God bless my eyes for watching all of these oppas.

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Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that. Are you waiting for your certificate or is there something you need to finish to get it?

Of the dramas you're watching, I really liked The Best Hit and Flower Boy Next Door for being uplifting.

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Thanks for your concern. I just waited for my certificate.

Yoon Si-yoon is really that bright, silly and OTT in both dramas and it is quite reversal to his 1N2D personality 😂

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Hi @therevels. I hope your situation improves very soon. Taking in some YSY should lift your spirits. I haven't seen THE BEST HIT yet but it has been recommended to me several times. I thought he was sweet as Kang-ho in YOUR HONOR. Good luck!

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Thanks for your kind words bongsoo! I will recommend The Best Hit only if they just have more consistency in the end. I need to find time for watching Your Honor since I already watching 7 dramas now, and I still had 6 untouched dramas in my computer plus 4 untouched dramas in my phone...

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Happy Friday Beanies! It's been a pretty busy week this week with the next couple weeks getting busier. Our company is preparing for the Holiday season (It's barely October!) but I've managed to squeeze some watching in.

Sweet Dreams Another Chinese drama. This has my sweet Phoenix (Deng Lun) from Ashes of Love in it. It's a cute drama. I was annoyed and embarrassed by Qi Qi's obsession with Bo Hai in the beginning but thankfully she got over that within the first couple episodes. This is a really long drama for a rom-com and it's starting to feel that way. I am only half through the drama also (there are 49 episodes!). I'm surprised that there is so little of the dream parts, I was expecting a lot more, especially since they are fun. Overall it's a cute drama and enjoyable. Hopefully it stays that way!

The next dramas I am planning to watch is 100 Days My Prince, Terius Behind Me and Bloody Romance.

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Hello.
I've just realized that I watched Chungking Express about two months ago and didn't comment on here. It's a simple film with beautiful cinematography. I like the fact that things looked real in the movie, like the place where Faye Wong's character works in and also the streets. The locations have an almost documentary feel.
My Ajusshi is still on my mind since it finished. I've only watched one drama since then: Border, which I already found really good in the first eight episodes, but went to full brilliant mode with the introduction of philosophy in the finale and in the 2017 TV movie.
It's hard to find a show that I like. I want to find a beautiful, moving drama with good cinematography and a sort of simple storyline.
I think I will start watching tvN's "Mother" when I have time. Another show that I want to watch someday is Girls' Generation 1979. The trailer has a nice feel.
I've read about Han Seung Yeon's new drama and it looks promising.
As for films, I wish a could see Esom's "Microhabitat", it looks introspective and beautifully filmed.
My message is kind of long, almost like a drama diary haha
Hope everyone has a nice weekend.

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Border as in jdrama Border Oguri Shun? If yes, that's one of my fav jdramas but I haven't seen the movie yet.

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Yes! He is a really good actor. I also loved his work in Ouroboros.

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I agree he's a good actor. I've yet to watch Ouroboros but I did watch him in Crisis but I like Border more.😆

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CRISIS is my only jdrama which I really enjoyed. I watched it earlier this year after another DB recommendation. BORDER looks very interesting. Crime is my No. 1 genre. I also like the episode count for jdramas. Thanks @sailormars and @noobita.

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Girls Generation 1979 was really a nice drama ! The characters, the story and the history elements were well writtent. The OST was good too.

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happy friday beanies! need some help please. looking for a swoony drama. specs - swoony OTP, mild angst, some grovelling (?), high on feels factor and happy ending guaranteed.
gamsahabnida

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Do you look for this year drama or any year? In 2018 for me it's 30but17 and Gangnam Beauty

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Any year is good. I’m feeling a bit meh about both though I did follow the recaps. Is this what is called a slump?! Thank you very much for your recommendations

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Gangnam Beauty was surprisingly good.
30but17 was cute but pretty stupid.
Devilish Joy is pretty cute.
Beauty Inside is starting strong, but only 2 episodes in.
What's Wrong With Secretary Kim was cute and feel good but lasted too long.
1% of Something is the ultimate cute, feel-good drama and is a little older.

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In Suspicious Partner, the couple was great !

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Hi beanies,
I'm hyperventilating thinking about all the drama episodes I'll miss this week while visiting Mom. Not that I'm not happy to be going to see her, but I know it will be like trying to pick the ball under the right coconut game when I return as I try to catch up on my drama viewing system is all messed up. Silly, and here I thought I was more flexible than that, but I've got several K-shows in the mix that I'll be behind in ~ Player, 100 Days My Prince, Ghost Detective, My Secret Teruis, The Third Charm, Bad Papa, New Journey to the West season 4, Dancing High, Radio Star, King of Mask Singer, LoJ, I Live Alone, Hello Counselor, Happy Together, 1N2D, Baek Jong Wons, Your Quiz on the Block, All the Butlers, Immortal Songs 2, Devilish Joy . . . but have no fear! I shall do my best to marathon when I get back.

On another topic, I got a little National Parks passport as a gift - it's a booklet that you stamp at the visitors' center at each stop. I hope to make it to a couple of parks on this trip. Anyhoot, I'll check back in a couple of weeks, keep the K-drama light burning!

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Wow, you sure are a busy watcher! Trips and visits to family/friends also mess up my drama watching schedule. But if I have the time, I sneak in some drama time after my parents or in-laws have gone to bed! Mwahaha!

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Yes, I might sneak a show or two on my phone late at night after everyone else's bedtime! I really do a lot with my brothers, too, when I visit home, and a couple of cousins have contacted me when they heard I'd be in town. We always have a good time!

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finished lovely horribly and i gotta say the plot, direction and some actors' acting are really much more horrible than lovely

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Yeah, it started OK, but I have been kind of ignoring the latest episodes. The plot just got a bit too weird for me.

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I decided to drop it. It began as a mess and continued in messiness to the parts I skip watched to... I'm just assuming it ended in the same state. Did they ever get their protagonists to tell apart which ghost was doing which thing to which person for which motives? 😖

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OT week 86! “Dear Today, Please don’t suck.” That’s what my deep thoughts calendar told me today. And I’m running with it. How was everyone’s week? I have a kind-sorta-really important meeting this afternoon which (hopefully) corrects a money leak happening at work. We’ll see though. If it is what it looks like, it’s going to be substantial. So, please don’t suck. Otherwise, lots of ancillary things going on as well, and I hope that it all works out in the end, which it probably will, maybe, hopefully (I don’t sound too sure, do I?).

What did I watch this week? “Dancing High!” Not an entire episode or anything, but a couple half to ¾ episodes. I’m always way impressed with people who can do things I can’t even begin to do, and these 13-19-year-old kids are no exception. And I like watching Gikwang’s reactions to his “kids.” He wears his heart on his face and I love it. He is definitely more nervous than the dancers when they perform. It’s strange seeing him so anxious, because in performances, he’s so suave. So, I’ll probably keep watching this on my kdrama sabbatical.

I also caught most of the second episode of “The Beauty Inside.” Now, Seo Hyun-jin is my girl, and I like Lee Min-ki too, but I also LOVED the movie, and am having a hard time switching gears here. So, I probably won’t be continuing (and I probably wouldn’t have anyway).

“My daughter and the math genius: the arrival of the second lead”

Daughter: S is now promoted to my math class.

Me: Oh, really, this late in the year?

Daughter: I think she has to take 2 more tests to get in, but I think she will.

Me: Well, both her parents are math professors, so she’s got the ability. She also made it into the math competition too. (FYI: S is half Japanese and is adorable BTW.)

Daughter: She’s also in the same reading group as me and the math genius. The teacher said we can read anything in our group and don’t have to read the same book, so she’s reading “Romeo and Juliet” and I’m reading “Pride and Prejudice.” *Hands me the note from the teacher*

Me: *Reading note with several books already on the list including Romeo and Juliet, Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, etc.* “Your child has tested above the reading levels where there are appropriate books in our class and the school library. They will be allowed to read books on their level, but I would appreciate if you would help them find books that are appropriate and maybe we can find them at the public library.”

Husband: *To me* Remember when we thought she was learning disabled?

Me: So I expected S and daughter to be in the same reading group (they’ve written books and stories together), but also math genius? And S is in now in the same math class too? *Smelling a love triangle a mile away*

Moral of the Story: Every good drama has a second lead, apparently *rolling eyes hard.*

2nd moral: I guess it's appropriate she's reading "Pride and...

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...Prejudice..."

3rd moral: Today, please, please, please don't suck! For me and my fellow Beanies!

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I hope your day is not sucking and you get the results you need.

She is indeed reading good research material for the impending math team love triangle. Could an upcoming competition, and exposure to exotic other potential suitors lead to a love square?

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The day is still going, had the meeting, now we wait, for at least a couple weeks, for the internal audit to happen. 😑

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Who knows about a square—there’s definitely a second male lead lurking who has a crush on S. That much is certain.

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I love your OT. I also wish my kids are smart. My youngest is smart. Not my oldest son. Although, he want to be a chef when he grow up.🤔🤔 I told we wait and see because so far. He cook one thing and the rest make us cook and he just stand there.🤦🏻‍♀️

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I’m all for having a son that’s a chef! Maybe he’s just watching and absorbing it all! I wish him luck in his future! I don’t know if it’s a blessing or a curse to have precocious kids. Of course it’s a blessing. But there was a time where we were kind of worried about both our kids.

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Sounds like a Sous Chef in the making!!! 😂 Don't they just stand there and give orders and stuff?

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Don't worry Ally, after all your daughter is part of... *whisper Assassin Club.

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I think S is one of her minions in that assassin’s club, actually.

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Thank you, Ally for your info on Dancing High. I love to watch the show because I have a hard time that Gikwang's is nervous( I believe you ). Actually he often forgets his own dance when it comes to songs of their own( Beast/Highlight songs) yet he has nonchalant face when he makes mistakes.

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He is an excellent dancer though. He’s just mesmerizing.

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Thanks for the smiles, ally! I can't believe you have a calendar that said "Dear Today: Please don't suck" 😝omg. That should be a title for a kdrama episode. Good luck with the audit, I hope money will be winging back your way soon.

It does my heart good to think of your daughter first reading P&P, I hope she likes/loves it as so many others have. I think it's sooooo funny and full of lessons on coolly observing others, which of course is what tweendom/teendom is all about. Jane Austen doesn't suffer fools gladly but is never cruel, and mean people usually get their comeuppance. But Moby Dick? Oy, that's heavy lifting!

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I hope she does too, although, she is easily squicked out by love lines, but P&P has a lot of just human drama, not just romance. I’m sure she won’t actually understand much of it for another 5-6 years. But her emotional IQ is higher than mine and she surprises me with how in tune she is with peoples’ motives and intentions. Definitely a trait given to her by her father. My son finished Moby Dick, the Count of Monte Cristo, and The Martian this week. He’s the real reader in the family, actually. The Martian was light reading for him, as he finished it in the 40 minutes between the library, stopping at the hardware store, and our house. I’ve never met a speed reader, but I’d imagine he’s something pretty close. Now to figure out a career where he can utilize this talent!

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Holy cow! That's a lotta books, and I assume his comprehension is at the top of the charts as well. Editor, interviewer (like Terry Gross who has to read lots of books), media mogul? I wonder if either of your kids would like Dickens yet? They remind me so much of the Potter books. Well, I mean that in reverse of course 😁 Your kids sound so amazing.

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We actually had him tested because I didn’t believe he was actually reading that fast—98% comprehension. Crazy, am I right? He’s read Dickens’ Great Expectations. Honestly, he’s read more classics than I have. I haven’t even read that.

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Book publishing! That would be the perfect job! Read new manuscripts all day, giving the ok or to nix it. That would be a piece of cake. I’ve been struggling with him actually, tying to figure him out. Something that tickles his fancy. Because he’s so “bored” and unengaged most of the time.

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Happy weekend, everyone!✨

Anyway, I need to rant after watching My Only One ep 1-12.

I want to continue watching this drama because of UEE but why everyone is so damn unlikeable? Urghh. That 2nd couple are so destructive to each other, Daya keeps pressuring Yi-ryook to get married asap, and Yi-ryook keeps stalling it and even used his Grandma's (Mrs. Park) dementia as an excuse but he WON'T let Daya to date other people, wtf is this shit? He's just being obsessive and possesive. At least Daya visited Mrs. Park and gave her nutritional snack/food or whatever while Yi-ryook didn't even care. Who knows Yi-ryook will change his attitude when he's about to lose Daya, after all in kdrama to become a new better changed person is as easy as blinking *roll eyes. I REALLY DON'T WANT THEM TO GET TOGETHER (SADLY THEY ALREADY ARE), IT'S SO FUCKING TOXIC. Daya, you're running a flower shop, just give that bastard Poison Ivy, it's romantic.

Let's not talk about ML (I REFUSE TO TYPE HIS NAME, thank you) with his unnecessary smugness because ohhhh he's a director, how commendable, bow down to him *vomits. Not to mention he guilt-tripped Do-ran and pretended to be all dizzy and even fainted (FUCK YOU MANIPULATIVE PERSON, WHY ARE YOU THE ML, IT'S 2018 FOR SUBWAY'S SAKE, THIS IS NOT ROMANTIC NOR ADORABLE) and Do-ran was so naive and gave him CPR to save him (BLERGHHH MY EYES). And gosh he had the audacity to ask himself "Have I gone too far?". Of course no dude, your jokes were completely harmless, you even got a free kiss, bravo.(ノಠдಠ)ノ︵┻━┻

And yeah about Chairman Wang, I don't like the fact that he's a Mama Boy and always angry at his wife for not taking care of his senile mom, 24/7? Idk man, why don't you take care of her because uhh FLASH NEWS you're her SON. I hate this mentality that it is daughter-in-law's REPONSIBILTY to take care of MIL/ FIL, it's so sickening.💩

Also, that giddy-oh-now-I'm-sad father needs to stop giving money to that family, he should give it to his poor daughter instead, you saw the state of her living/ current house. I know he feels guilty and grateful but that fake mother is obviously an unstable Satan and kicked Do-ran out of the house and he knew it, why the hell that father is so stupid?

That fake mother should just rot in hell (hold my milk tea), I'll gladly enter hell just to torture her (eh I'm in hell anyway). Knowing how soft-hearted our Do-ran is, of course she will be forgiven soon and all will happily laugh together "kekekeke" while eating orange and get drunk with banana milk (because Do-ran likes those). t(-_-t)

p/s: The music director should not play happy-light-hearted-funny music to mask the serious issue in certain scenes. Why the hell you played happy music when Yi-ryook was so miserable about his upcoming forced wedding? Do you know how serious that was? Also the scene where Do-ran was so furious towards ML and so adamant to not talk about the "misunderstood...

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...misunderstood jokes"? Are you looking down on her misery, huh, huh? Where is the woman's right? Fuck you, now my milk tea is cold, and I need to check my blood pressure. Urghhh.

Have a nice day everyone.💐

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I had plans to bing watch this this weekend but now I'm rethinking it. lol.

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*binge

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Please watch, join my misery~😛

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Now tell us how you REALLY feel :D

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