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Open Thread #586

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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Hi beanies. I started Oh My General just so that I could watch something which I could fast forward through without feeling guilty. Also listening to Indian rappers Divine and Naezy who are absolutely phenomenal. First week back at school was hard. Also Shin Sung Rok is bae, lets get this straight. Also beanies my close friend studies much more than me because she wants to clear NEET and I just feel guilty because she has to study much more than me. Is that stupid?

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No. The transition phase between entrance exams and getting admission in the college of your choice are the most stressful times of our life, I believe. And we cannot always wrap our mind around it and tackle in a way we would like. It's okay to all sorts of conflicting feelings but always make sure to remember that it's a phase and like all phases this too shall pass.

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:) it shall pass. I have to mention - I had dream of studying for college entrance exam for about 10 years even after graduating from the college.

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I'm a simple girl. I see Lee Sun Kyun, I click.

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Double click! I love him just as much as I love chocolate.

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hahaha this is great.

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Hehe. I clicked for Lee Sang Yeob. 😏

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Same

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Happy Friday beanies!
I'm dropping by to say hello :) My first full week as a full-time-employee is almost over and most of the days I was even too tired to watch a drama after work. In 2 hours my lazy weekend starts and I guess I will use most of the time to catch up on missed dramas and EXO variety content... Happy weekend to all of you :)

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Speaking of EXO variety content, did you watch EXO Next Door a while back? :)

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I watched it a while back (mostly to learn the members name), but I try to forget about it πŸ˜„

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The EXO Arcade little variety show that aired recently was such a joy to watch :)

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That's so true! I haven't seen the last episode yet, but I really enjoyed the first ones! At the moment I'm also looking forward to 'EXO Climbing the ladder'. It was funny with CBX and now I want more πŸ˜‰πŸ˜ƒ

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SKY Castle rocks, and that is all! Cheers!

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Happy OT Beanies!

How was the 2nd week of 2019?
For some odd reason, I had to put a pause on Encounter, not even the kiss could bring me back. I will get back on it though because I'll miss Bogummy's smiles.

Memories of Alhambra EMMA! May I see the twist this weekend involving you.

Sky Castle That preview, is it really between the three of them or is it suicide as a beanie posted on the fanwall?

I started Chuugakkusei Nikki this week and I really want to watch the end just to know if they end up together or not xD

Currently updated with these variety shows 1N2D (new director, well, he's been with the team so not really new xD) , Master in the House ( I guessed this week's Master!) , Life Bar (I'm about to watch this week's ep), I Live Alone, Problematic Men (solved a few problems myself ^^) and of course, Coffee Friends (can't wait to watch more eps)!

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I absolutely loved Chugaku Sei Nikki, and it's so worth doing the slow journey with our couple.

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Alright, I shall not watch the end. xD I'm actually liking Kasumi Arimura here!

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The characters are beautifully written and brought to life. She is a perfect Hijiri.

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I think I am the only one who fell in love with the show. It was ok show for me.

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oops who didn't

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Why?

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There is also @Alua and @Lixie had few things to say about the show.
2nd episode and i had made comment on Directors overuse of slow motion act to emphasize the moments.

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I also watch quite a few variety shows. I'll have to check out Coffee Friends, that's a new one to me. Master of the House was cool this week. I Live Alone has developed into a really fun show. I loved Hoya's (and Hoya's Team) performance on Immortal Songs 2 this week to kick of the new year; The Manager is a riot; Masked Singer has such high-quality performances and I am always impressed; Happy Together - once again - is trying to find its footing. You know what I miss? A good foodie show!

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I liked the first episode of Coffee Friends! I think I only watched Winner's episode on The Manager. And too bad about Happy Together -- a foodie? Three Meals a Day?

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Life Bar: I just read about it. Yoon So-hee(witch's love) told the reason how she went to the best high school and KAIST -was because of Kim Tae-hee. She wanted to become an actress when she was young and her mom showed her Kim Tae-hee drama saying she was an actress who was pretty and smart, and Yoon should be smart at least. That was wake-up call and she studied very hard. A tip for Sky Castle moms?

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A good tip indeed, but I don't think it will work on the kids >.<

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I am finding Boyfriend boring too! I love Park Bogum and Song Hyekyo but everything is so perfectly laid out in this drama that I find it so fantasy like and I don't know i'm losing interest. It is still a beautiful drama but I find this drama is at the bottom of my list now of things to watch although Alhambra has shot up the list. This show leaves me at the edge of my seat every week and I love it. It's definitely not your typical kdrama!

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Maybe it is boring or just too slow? Or I'm looking for laughs these days that's why I'm sticking with variety shows. Although I wouldn't say the other dramas I'm watching are comedy material but the plots are certainly tighter than Encounter.

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The crowned clown is the perfect way to start the new year. But I have realised that the joys of kdrama watching lies in bingeing rather than live watching (atleast for me) but it's so hard to resist a drama when you know it's going to be a solid one. I can only resist watching thrillers until they are finished coz for the life of me I can't imagine live watching a thriller.
What do our lovely beanies do to resist watching a drama till it's completion?

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Resistance be damned! I completely give in to the madness and live watch! Really though, I prefer it to bingeing because it gives me the time to absorb; oftentimes I will watch raw to get the gist while waiting for subtitles- I can miss facial nuances reading. Also, I find I can get overwhelmed with the emotional torrent of a great drama like Mr. Ahjussi....I would drown.

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Agree about My Ahjussi.

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My Ajusshi is the best drama ever. I am watching it right now for the second/third time, because I promise I would accompany Ally. Just amazing! My Ajusshi is a masterpiece

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I think so, too. I'm due for a rewatch

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I like both live watching and bingeing. I want to catch up on The Clowned Prince so I can live watch it. I dont know anything about that era of Korea and I want to read recaps and discussions as I go.
But I just spent a week with Just Between Lovers and it was lovely.

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I agree. Till date I count those dramas as my best dramas which I marathoned. I wonder if the result would be different had I live watched them too. I think live watch can make you assess dramas better and you tend to ignore many mistakes while marathoning. That is why it is a better experience. But once i started live watching, I have since then never gotten back to marathoning. That is extremely tiring. If a good show passes by, it has passed for me then.

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I think live watch can make you assess dramas better and you tend to ignore many mistakes while marathoning. >> TRUE!!

Life is too shirt to waste on bad kdramas, but there are bad kdramas that cannot be skipped (or in my case, when my favorite actors/actresses are too good to pass up even with bad dramas). That's when marathoning a drama comes in handy because you can constantly use the fast-forward button and if a drama is really bad you can skip obsessing or breaking your heart over bad cliffhangers or angst. Mistakes and bad writing will go unnoticed and ignored. I found that I actually enjoyed watching many bad kdramas because of this habit.

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Yes there is a lesser probability of dropping a drama if I marathon it because i would rather just fast forward and reach its end. However, with live watching, earlier I used to give a show 4 episodes, but these days only 1 or 2. My patience for bad dramas is reaching its brink.

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I got nothing. I try to resist until I have at least 4 episodes to binge, but I have failed at this all too often. I’m too impatient.
I prefer marathons over live-watching too. I feel more confident about finishing a drama that (reviews tell me) didn’t turn into a train wreck. With live watching I can’t be sure... In rare cases I resisted for longer and then binged in time to catch up with the finale. Rare cases.

I guess my recommendation is to mix it up. Live watch during the week and have a good old marathon from your to-watch list once in a while.

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This is like my eternal debate with dramas that look SO GOOD. Do I wait? Can I wait? Can I handle NOT WAITING? It's always so hard. Usually, if there is a show I really want to wait (Like TCC; I'm going to try and wait on that one), I have to find 2-3 other dramas that can fill the time. Sometimes that's a good rewatch (Hello Healer); sometimes it's another live show that's good but that I don't mind pacing through. But it's always so hard to decide. And tbh, I fail A LOT. It's been a while since I managed to save a whole show until the end.

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Less risk of dropping if I watch it live, so I prefer live watching.

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I agree completely! The only drama I have ever live-watched is Children of Nobody and I'm not regretting it only because it is emotionally exhausting. But I'm not going to continue live-watching. I love watching at my own pace and mood.

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Those are long episodes to binge! I love both, but binging is satisfying. You know what I've been doing with Memories of the Alhambra? I rewatch the episodes while waiting for the next ones. I've done that with other K-dramas before - it helps keep the pace and lessen the suspenseful waiting game!

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Resistance is futile!

Part of the point of kdramas is the fun of DB recaps & discussions. For me at least, that means live-watch if possible so I know what people are talking about.

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I quit live-watching since two years ago. Been doing quite well resisting.. How do I do it?... Get used to it! It's never easy to deal with spoilers but I rather have it that way than be on a non-stop emotional roller-coaster from all the live-watching.

Tip: Focus on finishing up the completed dramas to distract yourself from the ongoing ones. That's how I ended up having 46 beans last year!

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That's a pretty good Idea. Thank you dear beanies for your insight. I agree some dramas are best for live watching where you can have time to properly absorb and assess all interpretations it has to offer. For dramas where writing tends to incline towards the shabby ad-hoc style, marathoning can ensure a more probable chance of completion.
I am trying to fill up the time between crowned clown by rewatching Circle .

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So this is super random (and it might sound like I’m trying to be funny, but i’m actually asking for real 😁), but does it seem like the men in dramas are taking a lot less gratuitous showers lately? I feel like when I first started dramas, every hero had a gratuitous shower scene but not so much now.

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Come to think of it, we didn't get to see Hyun Bin >.< The dimple is enough for me xD

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lolololol

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Is it me or are Hyun Bin’s dimples more prominent now then when he was younger? I did not notice them in Secret Garden...guess I will have to go back and watch his earlier dramas to verify, tough job be someone has to do It!

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I recently saw his photos when he was in his early 20s and I have to say he looks better and better with age. Some actors have feminine features and don’t age that gracefully but he’s really manly and became one hot ahjussi. I personally think men look best in their mid 30s to their mid 40s.

I don’t know if it’s just me who think HB has this confident aura around him. Like the man who’s totally with ease and confident with his looks. Even within this crazy competitive industry where the appearance is their assets he looks like someone who’s very self-assured about himself.

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He has definitely become better looking with time (not to say he was not super swoony before)...
For an amazing display of dimples and general HB super hotness watch Late Autumn. The movie itself was very art house and he is speaking English for most if it... I'm still trying to find an uncensored version but if you ever doubted him as a kisser even the chopped up version I watched...😊😍

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No, it was Park Shin Hye for a shampoo advertising :p

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We got PSH showering instead πŸ˜‚

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Lol! I think when I first started reading recaps they'd link a lot of the shower scenes to someone just getting out of the military. So who is returning soon? Though did Hwayugi have one?

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i actually started to wonder along this line. i was thinking about all the ones who had been in the shower scenes and realized a lot were in the military now. (and yes i know i am being WAY too serious about this)

i should also clarify that i'm not necessarily complaining. i just was wondering if dramaland had started trying to objectify people's bodies a little less, or if there was another reason for fewer showers. but maybe the real test will come as the 2019 batch returns from the military...do the showers start back up again?

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I’m pretty sure Ji Chang Wook and Kim Soo Hyun won’t be shy about their army abs πŸ˜‚

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Maybe. Some actors just might not want to do it. It just seemed like many took advantage of the post military body.

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I dont think Hwayugi had one but you see lots of LSG post special forces body in Master in the House which started taping right after he got out- post shower / changing if I recall correctly. I only watched the first 20 eps but it's a great show !

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I didn’t watch it, but didn’t Park Seo Joon have gratuitous shower scenes in What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim recently?

Oh, and does soaking in a bathtub (Top Star) or sitting in a sauna with your rival (JBL) count? 😎

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ooOOo ok yes. I hadn't thought of that (can't figure out to watch Top Star, sadly, so). But yes, these all count.

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There are a lot of scenes in Top Star because the character is very proud of his chest and abs :p

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First week back to work from winter vacation and too tired to read or watch anything. Definitely going to try and catch up tonight and tomorrow.
Though I'm not complaining 8 love that I have a job that let's me have a two week vacation every winter.

So much positive feedback for Forest of Secrets that I'm going to wait a couple of weeks to start it. I want to give it the attention it seems to deserve. Maybe when Memories of the Alhambra ends I'll make it my weekend show. It was wonderful to be able to just focus on JBL last week.
So much I Loved about JBL, but not up to the writing of My Ahjussi. Just in my opinion. But it is still going to be one of my favorites this year, for sure.

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I really need to watch My Ahjussi. I loved JBL so so much, and your comment here comparing the two has piqued my interest. Forest of Secrets would be a great weekend show, imho. And yes, the more attention you can give it, the better. In addition to all of its other strengths, it's also just a really great crime/mystery drama. Lots to think about, in the best way.

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Beverly: JBL is really good. Really a 2018 gem.
Anothernicole: you should start my Ajusshi now and makes us some company in.@ally-le's fan wall! My Ajusshi is wow... the best love story ever!!!!😍😍😍😍

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aw yeah! i'll for sure let you know if i do!!

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I didn’t watch JBL so I can’t compare but I’ve been watching k-dramas for a decade and no other drama hit me emotionally My Ahjussi did. I might’ve cried, laughed, or swooned during other dramas more but nothing touched my soul so deeply like MA.

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I had seen some mentions of maybe JBL being the best written show in the Editor Year End Review post. That is why I was comparing it in my head, but two different shows.
With My Ahjussi the writing (the story) felt really spare and concise, especially around our two leads. As if the writer really took an editing eye to her work and then the actors filled in all the quiet spaces.

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the second para is just beautifully written :)
and My Ajusshi is love.
:)

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Thanks.
Yes, it is love.

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There's nothing worse than TV slump. I've tried everything; Chinese, Turkish, Spanish, British, american, jdorama, nothing really works since Christmas. I have tried to read and I checked books suggested by Bill Gates on his blog, butI ended up having bad headache this morning.
Is there any potion to cure TV slump?? I really need it. I miss the excitement of starting a new drama or series and painful withdrawal after the shows ends.

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I believe once you are in kdrama land, only a good kdrama can bring you back. You might temporarily (which can be a long period of time too), watch other shows but one is bound to come back if they like the emotional punch only kdramas carry.

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However, otth you have tried almost everything but youtube? You can try that, random short videos keep one engaged, also maybe try variety shows.

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You're so right about emotional punch, I think this is why I like K-drama. Among new series on Netflix, Hill House is the one I enjoyed the most for the familial relationship and emotional punch. But I haven't finished that too. The ghost part was getting too scary for me.
I couldn't get into variety shows either. Sometimes I watched snippets from Knowing Brothers or dramas on YouTube, but I'm not interested to watch the whole shows/episodes, except Alhambra, I think because I've watched this far, I want to get answer and closure.
I'm looking forward Kim Namgil new drama in February. I really hope I'm already over this slump by the time the drama starts. I don't want to miss it.

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I was lured by the internet into watching Hill House and it was great in terms of character work, but too scary for me. I prob should have skipped it :(

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I stopped around the time of the youngest funeral. They put buttons on her eyes! I just can't... Drama, bye πŸ‘‹

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Hope the new dramas hook you back. In my last biggest slump or perhaps second last one, I watched Running Man for 6 months. That happened because I couldn't watch anything better than my favorite show Misaeng. Both Knowing Brothers and Running man (specially ep upto 250) are really good shows. Give the whole episodes a try.

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I couldn’t put it better - I have this on and off relationship with k-dramas. I used to watch 50 dramas a year and then went on k-drama hiatus for 3-4 years. But I eventually came too πŸ˜€

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I know people who entirely left too but that just depends on ones' preferences. As javabeans puts it "the feels" only belong to kdramas. That is why I never switch to American/British series and hardly ever to c/j/ thai dramas.

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Take a break from drama and watch a movie; I highly recommend "Green Book" which will probably be nominated for an Oscar. It's similar to "Driving Miss Daisy" (you might be too young to remember that, though).

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I just checked it on my local cinema website. They don't have it and I don't see it on upcoming section. I watched Driving Miss Daisy long after it was released. I watched it on DVD and I remember I enjoyed it. Thanks I will check Green Book.

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+1 for taking a break. Trying to force yourself out of the slump by watching even more kdramas might have the opposite effect of dulling your love for them, since you end up seeing them as a chore and not something you do for fun. Just accept that you're not in the mood for it right now and there's nothing wrong with you. :)

When I'm in a slump I do what I feel like doing. Read, window shop cute stationery online, pester our doggies, dream about the cats I would own if we didn't have spoiled dogs in the house, vegetate in front of HGTV channel... haha just do whatever you feel like at the moment.

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I've been visiting my local convenience stores more often these days. Sometimes just to check which stores offer better discount or promotion πŸ˜„
I don't really have hobby beside watching TV, I think this is the first time since Bands of Brothers watching TV become tedious for me. I never imagine this day would come.

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Drama slump sucks! You can try rewatching your favorite shows. I do that when I’m in a slump.

(I just want to say hi to the Header. It’s been a while, Wookie!) ^^

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I have rewatched the king 2 heart three times πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, should I watch it again for the fourth time??
I don't know what is it about this drama that makes me want to keep rewatching. It's not that I don't realise it's silly and over the top.
And of course coffee prince!

Yay for Healer!

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πŸ€”I love to revisit King2Hearts as well! Love the romance, the powerhouse female, and the hero's redemption. Also, LSG has a vicious twinkle.

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My favorite scebe was when he asked her, 'Do you like me or eun Shi-kyung'. It was right after Kim Hang-ah saved him. I don't know if he's so insecure with Shi-kyung or he's just an a**h**e

But I really love this couple, they are great together working as partner.

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I love that scene! I also love the entire proposal scene, including the dad, sister and king

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Hi @giegie0384!
Ji Chang Wook has only 3 months to go! His army discharge date is 27th April 2019. How time does fly! I was just thinking of him in Suspicious Partner and wondering if I'd like to re-watch it. 😆

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Woo-hoo!

I love the new Dramabeans banner of him and got me thinking he's returning this summer, but April is so much better. Also, isn't Siwan, Kang Ha-neul and Joo won returning this year too?

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I always β€œadmired” Kang Ha Neul, but that changed when I saw him in Scarlet Heart as the 8th Prince, be still my heart.

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Except for Fabricated City, I have dropped all his dramas post Healer. :/ I guess it’s time to re-pick up those shows and maybe finish them. To prepare for his comeback drama. ^^ I miss him on my screen.

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Kdramas caused me to have a novel slump. I used to be a HUGE book nerd but now... *whisper* curse you, Kdramas...

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I never a book nerd. I'm a TV junkie since I was very young. If you notice, I always respond passionately when beanies randomly talk about 80s and 90s shows because I grew up watching all of them. I even remember Dallas, Little House on the Prairies, Oshin and don't start with TVB Hongkong waxing series. If my English is good enough, I could write essays about them.

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*wuxia
Autocorrect is really annoying

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wuxia / waxing
lol!

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I will always miss TVB HK series....gone are those days.

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This is SO random (and totally may not work for you) but in my last really severe drama slump (all-tv slump, actually), the only thing i could watch was the Great British Bake Off/Baking Show. I dont even bake, but for some reason that show had me hooked. And then weirdly, after some episodes of that, my taste for dramas came back. so weird right? but anyway, just in case it might work for you, i thought i'd mention it. FIGHTING ;)

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Thanks Nicole. I believe the idea is find a show that got me hooked for at least an episode. I had hope for Marie Kondo, but even she can't help. I will keep trying to find it.

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when you do find that magical show, please let us know what it is!

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That's a great suggestion! I find switching it up always gets me out of a slump. I've used cdramas, jdramas, old kdramas, baking shows, and I'm currently using The Outlander, though I feel it should be retitled Braw-chestlander.

Please take note, all those missing kshowers.

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Braw-chestlander πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Have you tried Ever Night, a Chinese drama? I'm now having a hard time getting into another drama after finishing this one two weeks ago.

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Not yet. My last c drama was Meteor Garden 2018. It's terrible. I think I have traumatized for life with c drama πŸ˜„
Kidding, I'm planning to watch Like a Flowing River. The first two episodes is actually really good, but this slump halt me to watch anything on screen.

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When I have a tv slump, i just go for the movies... So many great movies ! So many exciting ones!

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I've lost interest with movies for the last few years. Usually when I go to the cinema I just watch local movies to support our local movie makers. I rarely watch Hollywood production anymore. The last one was Bohemian Rhapsody, it's not bad but it doesn't deserve Oscar or Golden Globes IMO.
I don't like k-movies, don't ask me to watch them πŸ˜…

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Oh so relatable. I hardly watch movies and k movies don't work for me either. I try watching them but then pick another drama to watch.

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Happy Friday!

I'm watching On Air, a 2008 drama, and I hadn't appreciated that acting styles could date as much as fashion and haircuts. Also, it has 4 leads and they'll clearly end up in 2 pairs. Only, I've got a sneaky suspicion that the pairs they'll form are not the pairs I'd like.

So my question for you, Beanies: is there a term for that?

I don't think it's Second Lead Syndrome, as all of the leads will end up with someone - just the wrong someone in my humble opinion.

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Happy Friday to you too! So I am really interested in what beanies say to this -- I have had this before with some shows, but usually when I sense that about to happen, I drop a show. I am SO BAD at SLS and even worse at whatever this is called.

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Normally I would drop a show at this point too (I have promised myself that if either wrong pair starts making out, I'll FF it) but there's something about this drama that keeps me watching.

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I like On Air a lot and it did take several episodes to get into it. The pairing took even longer time to come through but in quite a realistic way. Rarely do we have four very adult characters in the lead. A Kim Eun Sook drama that is least Kim-Eun-Sook-esque.

Enjoy!

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I really like the meta of KES writing a drama about a writer who always gets extremely high ratings - before she herself was at that point.

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I always have a soft spot for Song Yoon Ah (because of Hotelier) and her screeching neurotics is curiously the charm of that writer’s character.

Then I never liked Park Yong-Ha until this drama...

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I loved Song Yoon Ah when I saw her in Assembly but I have to admit that her screeching neurotics in On Air really aren't to my taste. Neither is her weird fake-cuteness when she's anywhere near Park Yong-Ha's character. I guess I like my grown-ups to act vaguely like grown-ups.

Kim Ha-Neul is awesome as the star who isn't all that great at acting. I'd seen her first in On The Way to the Airport and absolutely loved her in that too.

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Just show we all have different taste because KHN never works for me. Her cold demeanor in On Air is nevertheless agreeable as an odd exception.

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um do i need to start watching this? i've never heard of it, but you guys are making it sounds so tantalizing!

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@epyc2010 hearing that what doesn't work for me worked for other people, is part of the fun of chatting with Beanies.

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@anothernicole I'm enjoying this drama because it's about writing and how kdramas are made...

And if reality is anything like how it's depicted here, I now understand a lot better why a) so many dramas start really interestingly and then get dull b) why casting changes at the last minute c) how production companies and TV stations work together d) why extensions often result in drama cliches.

Plus I've come to realise that I never ever want to write a drama if it's even vaguely like this.

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@cloggie good to know! i'm super interested in that sort of thing, so maybe i'll give it a casual watch. thanks!

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@cloggie I wonder if you've seen The World They Live In, aka Worlds Within? It came out at about the same time as On Air and covered similar ground, starring Hyun Bin and Song Hye Kyo (it led to their rl romance). I liked it more than On Air.

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I haven't! Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check it out.

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The World They Live in came from another famed writer, Noh Hee-Kyung whose β€œLive” is an outstanding drama in 2018.

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@epyc2010 I thought "Live" was a masterpiece. I loved that drama so much.

Right - this has gone straight to the top of my To Watch list.

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@cloggie I'd create a new phrase/terminology for this. How about:
OTP-Crossed (as in star-crossed lovers)
Crossed Pairings
Mismatched Pairings
Couple Mismatch
Un-kyaa Coupledom 😏

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Couple Mismatch--love it

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Yeah, Couple Mismatch works for me. Like odd socks but only with OTPs

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but then, "odd socks" also works for me πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

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odd socks lol I'd like to see which one gets the most vote.

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So, Devilish Joy (eps 1-8) has turned up on Viki. To rewatch or not...?

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Choi Jinhyuk hasn't smiled ONCE in Last Empress. Maybe I'll watch just his smiley parts again.

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Really? I'm not watching Last Empress show, but my goodness, those smiley eyes in DJ were fabulous.

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Not.

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well, depends on what kind of show you like. It was boring but not offensive anything, and Choi jin-hyuk smiling was joy to watch. (He looks too miserable in Last Empress)

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@fanwho I liked the early episodes but it became a trial to watch as the show went on. The romance was super cute and yes, his smiles...well.

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Anyone watching Liver or die? Hoho

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I watched it for the great cast. I found the first episode too chaotic with information about all the lead and secondary characters.

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I was pleasantly surprised. Shin Dong-Mi as Poong Sang’s wife. βœ… She’s had enough !

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I was surprised to see Song Jung Ho aka reply 1997's oppa in Liver or Die.

Poongsang's wife could leave him and no one will hate her for doing so. Hwasang and Jinsang are so self absorbed and treats her so badly huhu

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Oooo... I have a soft spot for Song Jung Ho. I wish he was in more things. Thanks for putting Liver or Die on my radar! Just by the title, I wasn't thinking it would be my kind of show.

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Yup! I am IN. (That title, tho!)

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One episode so far. I liked it although I found the scenes rather choppy. I'll probably catch up over the weekend.

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I enjoyed the first 2 episodes(1-4). I try not judge a drama too much after watching the first episode. Many of my favorites had beginnings that were off-putting to me. Some dramas become great, others get worse. I have read that others have a 4 episode viewing rule to decide to drop or not.

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Am watching it but am fearing sad/angry times again. This looks like it'll be a heart-wrencher that might keep me up at nights.

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Happy weekend Beanies!

No OT today, gotta prep and rush for the annual Staff New Year Party and work tomorrow morning (now that should be lovely...;)), and then rush to the next destination tomorrow afternoon.
While all I want is my bed and maybe an oppa in it. ;)

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@turtuallysarcastic All the best in your rushed weekend!

I'll be doing a couple of things on Saturday as well but at least I don't need to rush between places. 😋

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Since I'm watching Encounter now (I can't get used to him calling her Soo Hyun ssi), I said to myself that I will not attempt another romantic drama ever again. Idk why, I'm just weird like that. Sure, romance is cute but I'd rather see other genres.
Meanwhile, I put off watching the lastest ep of Red Moon Blue Sun just so I can watch the final 4 on the same day next week. Without Eun Ho... I kinda got into a slump. But I'm still excited.

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Unrelated, but after 2 years of Kdramas, I've decided that my fav Korean phrase is NEO MICCOSSEO?!

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What does this mean?

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I think it means 'are you crazy?!'

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Guys. Isn't Water Maid is the very beginning level? I was Jang Geu Rae before because of the "old member privilage" when we started this, but why am i got demoted now?😭😭😭

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No, no, YOU LEVELED UP!! WOOT! Candy is the first level, and Jang Geu Rae is right after that. here's a list: http://www.dramabeans.com/members/db-staff/activity/17625/

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My post crossed yours!

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@anothernicole @dramafan12 OMG OMG OMG. YES! YOURE RIGHT! Thank you guys very much. Its so long for me to level up that i couldn't remember Candy. Ooohh soo happy! I'm actually grinning right now. Once again thank you very much to correct me.πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

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Thanks for the link @anothernicole. I've been mildly curious about the Beanie levels. It's great that you're recording them and keeping up! 😄

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oh it's not my list! i think we have to thank @sicarius and @ally-le for it! Sic shared the list with me :)

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OH AND @greenfields how could I overlook that!

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I know right? I actually bookmark the link. Ahahahaha. Once again thank you for link guys, and @sicarius and @ally-le for compiling the list.

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