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Team Dramabeans: What we’re watching

So, what are we all watching this week?

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

 

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Currently recapping: Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung

Be Melodramatic: I love how the show isn’t just showing the struggle of underdog writer Jin-joo but also the insecurities of her hell-boss Writer Jung. Jung is at the top and worrying about signs of stagnation, unable to keep up with the changing audiences. Now she’s having a barely-friendly competition with her ex-assistant writer, giving us a closer look at Jung, vulnerabilities and spikes and all. Be Melodramatic didn’t have to do that. She could’ve just stayed the sabotaging ex-sunbae. But I love that Show took the time to tell us her story and left us to decide whether to like or dislike her. I personally wish for her happiness too. She has to figure it out herself though. No one stays at the top forever unless you die while you’re there. You either step down with honor, or redefine your idea of success. That drunken convo with Jin-joo where Jung tells her, “don’t be as successful as me, but be successful enough because you’re my protege after all” was such a short but insightful look into her character and gives me hope that she has enough self-awareness to pull through her own challenges in life. Alas, there’s not enough blurb-space and time to write about all the things I love about this show, but this other important development this week bears repeating: Eun-jung (and to whoever needs to see this), we’re so proud of you for asking for help and starting on the road to healing. *hearts and hugs*

Hell Is Other People: This show is literally serving us (and Jong-woo) a slice of life. Hehehe. Hehe. Heh. *installs three bolt locks on the door and sleeps with a knife on the bedstand* Thanks for ruining My Girl and Misaeng for me, OCN.

Love Alarm: I’m back in the future where the show opened in episode 1. It’s kinda hilarious that during this noble idiocy arc, a crushed Sun-oh keeps pointing his phone at Jojo, begging her to ring his Joalarm. I’m sitting smugly in front of the screen, saying “Hah! That’s what you young’uns get for putting too much stock on those danged technology!” But then, people from the 80s will probably find us weird today for freaking out over things. “OMG my crush followed me back on Insta!” or “Shoot shoot shoot I pressed like on my ex’s latest selfie.” So kudos, Show, for making me unknowingly laugh at myself. Re: the separation. I know Jojo is still heartbroken right now, but I kinda want my girl to get up and move on because I’m Team Hye-young. Heh. That boy is just sweet and uncomplicated. But my ship is doomed because there’s only an episode left and Jojo was never interested in him. Maybe in season two? Whatever ship it is, you better give us a proper closure at least. Y’hear, Netflix?!

 

missvictrix

Currently recapping: Let Me Hear Your Song

I Need Romance 3: While I wait for Won Jin-ah and Chang-wookie to light up my screen in a few weeks, I’ve decided to binge through I Need Romance 3, thanks to a beanie friend’s suggestion (read: coercion). I’m only a few episodes in, but my thoughts are all a jumble of: I didn’t realize how much I missed Sung Joon, I’ve never seen a drama quite this racy before (if that’s the right word to describe it?), Kim So-yeon is really fun as an embittered and not-so-nice heroine, and I can’t wait to see what happens between these two as I watch.

 
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The great show:
I don't think it is thaaaaaat great, but it is also not so bad. It has got me by surprise a couple of times.

On hold: Rooky historian (no time 😕)

Wish list:
Dr. John.... still, because it is Ji sung.

Dropped:
Level up (it became annoying)

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Wait, wait...

I also want to watch "A moment at 18" now that is over... I would like to binge it.

Why don't I have more time?? 😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Just got caught up with Be Melodramatic this morning. Love, love that So Min went to Min Joo. Can love stories just be that simple? The moment she realized that Eun Jung's advise was right, she didn't hesitate and was the one who confessed. Not like Bum Soo and Jin Joo, whose antics got me a bit frustrated. Just get together you two!

So glad that Jae Hoon broke up with his girfriend but I see from the preview that she came back. Grrr...

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Oh, rabbit Ms. Jung the head writer was a hoot! Hahaha! If only we had friends who get drunk like that.

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The school has started in my corner of the world... and Real Life took completely over. No time for dramas 😭 I'm only managing one episode of King's Avatar per evening with my son. We past the mid mark and are in the transition phase... the true identity of our hero is finally known in the Net Café and the new team is being formed. As my son says the episodes are a bit less entertaining (and sometimes end at a very strange moment)... but we are still enjoying it a lot... AND...we got TWO Yang Yangs!!! 😄😄

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Also... Happy Chuseok to all who celebrate!

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I can promise you that ep 37 to the end are really good. I did use the FF a lot!

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Btw, couldn't get back to watching Arthdal Chronicles no matter how handsome Song Joong Ki is. Plot is too exhausting to follow now.

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It's actually picked up speed although we're all confused about why one of the minor characters is important.

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At this point, will probably wait to see how it ends first. I don’t want an ending like Memories of the Alhambra. Confusing and then makes you want to hurl your phone after it ends.

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I second the comment that it has definitely picked up plot wise. So much that I am scared that the ending will be too rushed. So many things are happening. not sure how a concise ending could be reached. But here is to hoping it stays as good as these last 6 episodes.

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Let Me Hear Your Song The plot is dragged for nothing....

A Moment at Eighteen Don't do children if you will pass your time to destroy them >_<

Rookie Historian Gu Hae-ryung No episode and I didn't really miss it... Ending the last episode with their break-up was not a good idea, a cliffhanger would have been better to make me interested for the next week.

When the Devil Calls Your Name The plot is dragged in this drama too. And no music?!? Really?

Be Melodramatic Friday's episode was so sad, Eun Jung and her brother made me cry so much :( I like all the characters have their own growth : all the PDs, the mean writer, the actress and her ex-manager.

Arthdal Chronicles After the end of the season 2, I was hoping the plot will move forward, the characters will reunite, etc. and no... still boring for me.

And, Live I'm not sure what I did watch. So much tragedies in 6 episodes... But I loved the casting.

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That is the point you can pick up to make a strong criticism of it.
I'll go ahead with Arth - The only thing i was waiting for -
KARATA ERIKA - That voice. Those expressions. Then decisions.
Beauty with strong voice will win over anyone. Direction+writing wasn't above avg. to begin with but now it is not even worth rotten tomatoes. Seems like this writer can't keep up with work and time. 70+ minute episodes and you can't even properly build a world and system shows you incompetency. Writer concentrated on 1 part and all other parts fell apart. Pretty convenient writing job this is.
Fantasy element is what could have elevated the show but well writer had no idea how to move ahead with it. Seriously, how come these copy-paster writers get these projects.

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I'm behind... but yes to Orchestra dragging... I even started using FF button. Such a promising start... but now... 😢 And I miss the classical music...

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The FL doesn't play anymore! I don't understand why they made her a musician, if it's to make her watch other people playing...

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Live!!! I felt the same. So much sadness, but then you really sympathize with the leads before you know it and care deeply about their Lives.

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AND, LIVE - whole show - 8 out of 10. Such a nice apt title of the show. Title is the story and the biggest spoiler. My heart is feeling the joy of this bittersweet outcome. This you can only expect from a Japanese Drama. Episode 06 beautiful scenery. Its easy to guess why that place is in such high demand among City folks. Greenery all around. peaceful atmosphere. Nice flow of day. Nice flow of daily life. Opportunity to relax both your mind and body. That place is nice way to become one with mother earth.

There are shortcomings - as said last week but i leave all of that to other viewers.

The theme of the show remains at high and i think that's why those dramatic events - which surely are dramatic enough, Indeed provide a lot to the audience. They are tests or Struggles of life? Even though you can clearly see Writer is moving these characters life. Even when you feel its now clearly waves its hands of Fiction. You as audience still get the picture. Heh i have already started to raie some points against the writer. I will link it with other -

Before that we had

Tsunami - Earthquake - 2011 - Natural disastor - so i not count it
Car Accident - Parents no More - 1 - cliche move
Having dream but no succeed - 2 - cliche move but real too
One Night stand pregnancy - 3 - cliche move
Lost love - 3a - cliche move but expected
Friend leave - 4 - expect - real movie
Miscarriage - 5 - Cliche move
Bomb Blast - 6 - real brave move
Father ill - 7 - hmm cancer. cliche but can give some points
Hero with friend - 7 - super cliche move
Husband - 8 - real but baby didn't have nice 1st day breathing.

Rest Others who watched it can add.

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This is ARIMURA KASUMI WEEK

AND, LIVE

FORTUNA'S EYE - 8.5 out of 10
As soon as the 1st trailer came i had posted it on fanwall. Waited for months. Got High Quality raws few days ago. Thank You SKEWEDS for fast translation.

Awesome, Amazing and Beautiful movie.

My Tomorrow Your Yesterday

Kamiki has major role or we can see most of the screentime. Kamiki gets good promotion from this movie. Arimura is assisting Kamiki and then you start to think who has more market value Kamiki or Arimura.

Move runs pretty smoothly. Simple and smooth run. You can see the cliche and you can predict many things but these things don't annoy you. As story reaches near outcome that simple thing is what astonish as well as excite you the most.

You start to think Such a selfish heroine - goes well with the narrative of girls are selfish and likes to jump where is benefit.
But then why take the train? This is where right away you get the answer that Both hero-heroine are thinking the same.

As scene move ahead you can see who is weak and who is strong. Who is really selfish. Hero earns major points but As hero called he got the courage from the love of heroine.

What a decent movie. Bittersweet like the taste of iron in blood. Must watch.

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To show proper respect - I didn't add Ashes Cricket at top.
Ashes 2nd test - That tense atmosphere. 1 struggling for survival. other going for everything. Fight of wits.
Ashes 3rd test - loss to win. Become hero. Despair to excitement to flowers all around.
Ashes 4th test - That last hour of 5th day. struggle but now from england. Tense atmosphere. every ball getting huge loud from crowd like you have won world cup. And then what was already an outcome becomes a reality. broken hearts and other party's huge celebration.

This is what life is. Sports is real life.

Song - dropped last week. 4/10
Devil - almost dropped - 7/10 lack of time
Issue makers - 6/10 - nonsense timepass
Arth - 6/10 - Terrible start of the 3rd season.
Ever Night - 6/10 -dropped Action but confusing too. Fantasy ruined it.
Never Say never 6/10 - typical chinese drama. porn. dropped
The Trash Show - 4/10 - typical nonsense.

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Anyone wanna watch Alone, together tv drama?

Be Melodramatic - I will go ahead with the motion of you praise, i criticise. 6/10 Yes. These shows take advantage of my generosity. I'm giving it 6 out of grace. This show is written technically. That's where i put my concentration in writing.
Characters - Nature, personality, give them specific human traits and attributes, with specific hobbies and mannerism.
You are creating a product. In the same way you create a Virtual identity and build its stature. I've given CatoCat specific traits and attributes and i play ping pong withing described system. That's my style of writing and that's why i can see deficiencies in the system. These quirky and witty characters each having very unqiue personality the clearly shines in the eyes is what makes it a FICTION and truthfully too unreal. You need a brother who needs to be a gay to stand affront among 3 heroines or else he will become invisible. Conflict exist for the sake of story not because its their life story.

As i always say Story and Characters make a show not the actors. Without proper story and dialogues no one can create a credible entertainment - not even director and actors. Well, Acting itself is highly overrated and that's why i mostly find no need to even talk about acting and actors.

This writer carefully constructed the story. Inch by inch. Word by Word and this is its one of biggest cons. You can smell the manufacturered characters and rest of the washing done by moving the story like usual kdrama romance. Writer is enjoying his/her wit but story comes out as shallow characters on rant against everyone. If writer so wishes to curse the world she/he can use SNS for that.

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Be melodramatic feels like an adult, someone so wise and so mature. or just the writers write all the ideal things they want to say at any circumstances.

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I watched The Untamed. That's all.

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You would. It's like watching yourself. 😬😬

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Am I Lan Zhan, or one of the Wen clan leaders? Oh man, I'm probably a ghost puppet.

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What's The Untamed about? I keep thinking it's about a street cat with a mane.

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What is The Untamed about? What is good? What is evil? Who is good? Who is evil? Pretty boys with swords, and musical instruments fighting ghosts, corruption, and the insidiousness of jealousy, greed, and the Chinese censors. (okay, that last part is the production doing an amazing job of circumventing the Chinese ban on any homosexual content.)

Normally, Chinese fantasy of this sort, as well as historical dramas, bore me, but this one had me hooked by episode 5 or so solely due to the two leads. Not that the other characters are slouches and uninteresting, far from it, but these two actors slayed in their roles.

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Untamed is simply the best love story ever.

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It's a Chinese fantasy? I can never finish a Chinese drama, I tend to get bored midway, and start ffwding to the nice parts, and the ones I watched...Yunxi comes to mind always ended with a sour ending, with some half-baked dream sequence. Annoying, especially if you've watched 60 plus episodes of it. Martial Universe is another with a crappy ending.

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I never got bored with this one. Once the story settled into itself and I figured out who everyone was, it just zoomed along. And well, in a matter of days, I've watched 50 episodes.

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Best ending. Best love story. Best electric gazes. Best side stories.
Doesn't take itself too seriously, though there are plenty of serious moments. Isn't too silly. It's warm.

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And, having just read the dream sequences in the novel, I might be laughing. Those did NOT make it into the drama.

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@yyishere I've discovered the secret to know which Chinese dramas will have a happy ending: if the protagonist is a good guy, doesn't change his morals which are chivalry, lack of greed (giving up the throne, power for example) and wanting an ordinary life, has courage, and love of country, then he'll get a happy ending. If he makes mistakes and ruins somebody's life he's likely gonna die. Good-bye My Princess is a good example. Untamed is a good example of why they got a happy ending, they both made vows to each other to be chivalrous and help the weak and have a clear conscience.

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@yyishere same here, I hate Chinese Fantasy dramas.

I'd rather go and stare at my fanwall.

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simply the best drama for 2019.

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I want to be Jiang Chen's mom who will without hesitation purple lightening whip anyone senseless if he/she threatens my kids!

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Was I ever surprised I ended up liking her!

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Can you buy purple lightning on Amazon?

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Whips for sure but I don’t know about purple lightening.......Halloween is coming up so you never know!

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@kimbapnoona Ya' know, come to think of it, I think I have seen purple lightening around Halloween.

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@egads You might not find purple lightning but you might see something you want here (I want the umbrella)
https://aitaikuji.com/mo-dao-zu-shi

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@linda-palapala, but which one? There are several umbrellas to choose from.

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@egads Unfortunately, my daughter had already bought me a Zelda umbrella for my b'day.

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Multiple umbrellas can't be a bad thing @linda-palapala

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@egads I live in Calif. I don't even need one umbrella. Apparently, Californians don't believe in umbrellas, they're a rarity. But you still have to buy pretty ones.

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@kimbapnoona
I dun wanna be anyone's mother!!!

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@linda-palapala 🙋🏻‍♀️ Californian here who doesn't like to use umbrellas.

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Watching Untamed is enough. But then there are BTS, music videos, OSTs, the novel, the anime (donghua)...

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Nope nope nope, Chinese censors have ruined everything. I refuse.

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They didn't ruin this one. I swear. Lan Zhan's blink is hotter than many kdrama kisses. The first few episodes are rough though, so you have to give it a while to get under your skin.

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And after reading the novel, now I know what he was thinking, and boy do you have to be wary of the quiet ones.

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I'll read the novel instead - do you have a link to a reasonable English translation?

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@leetennant (You fooled me with your latest name)...exiledrebels is the only legit site to read the English translation. I have it bookmarked (as do most of us) and read my favorite chapters every evening. If you finish the novel, you'll know what I mean.

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the way that WY and LZ stare at each other...be still my heart!!

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Actually, they made it better. One smouldering look from Lan Zhan to Wei Ying says more than any kiss. And I know what they did after the final scene...
And they were accused of having an intimate relationship.
As @egads said, you absolutely without a doubt know what Lan Zhan was thinking.

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I can barely look at these gifs http://www.dramabeans.com/members/egads/activity/874504/#acomment-874593 now that I've read the novel, and know exactly what he was thinking.

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Yeah, as tempted as I am I'm not going to do a Blink Watch of a 50 episode Chinese drama.

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@egads Looked at those gifs - the 2nd one talks about rabbits. You do know the significance of rabbits in ancient China, right?

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A bit stubborn, are we? Ha, I have the same feeling and response as you do re Hotel del Lunatic. Nope, nope, nope, Yeo Jin goo ruined everything. I refuse.

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There's no time for shows right now, what with my entire life being uprooted, so all I'm watching is beautiful pristine little happy pill Be Melodramatic - I'm so glad it wasn't cancelled this week like Rookie Historian, I need my girls!

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Ah! Saying that, I did watch A Girl at My Door, since a recent rewatch of Sense8 made me want to bite the bullet for Bae Doona and Kim Sae-ron. I have to say, it isn't as scary as I thought it would be, and it was deliciously entertaining.

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Yes! Be Melodramatic is my happy pill too and yesterday's Ep. 10 didn't disappoint. I don't pretend for a minute that it's realistic but somehow it's captured the verisimilitude of grief, the pain and messiness of detaching, the hard work of being a "creative" and the mix of emotions accompanying the realization that you love another person.

Only in a fictional world like this (or one created by Aaron Sorkin) do protagonists speak so bravely and fluidly the way Jin Joo drunkenly did as she parsed her sunbae's terrible personality—to her face. And I've never had the wit Director Dong Gi has to immediately describe his mixed feelings to nutritionist Da Mi through metaphor:

He: What am I to you?

She: A being I love the most among the things I have.

He: Among the things you have? “Among the things I have?” What else do you have?

She: Nothing. Just you.

He: What is this? I like it, but it feels eery. Like taking a pleasant walk on a sunny afternoon … after a big rain, then stepping in a puddle. Your socks are completely drenched in your shoes but the weather is fantastic. Something like that.
[She asks if they should be talking about this at work. He agrees "no" and leaves. She smiles to herself and he runs back in, sighs, and runs out with an exasperated cry.]

I'm old enough to relate to almost all the characters. I've been the novice creative, the jilted lover, the cheater, the friend championing another's nascent love, and the mother mourning for a secret loss. This show is f****ing great.

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Well said! In fact, I couldn't say it better myself. I was particularly moved in episode 6 when Han-joo went on her aegyo rampage. It points out perfectly the layers in the jokes on this show - on the surface, it's hilarious because she's doing what no-one would expect and eliciting horrified reactions, but on a deeper level it's designed to make you think about all the subtle ways that women in a Patriarchal society are expected to pander to men in order to succeed! Just my kind of comedy.

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Oppa! Oppa! Oppa! Oppa! Oppa! Oppa! Oppa!

That was excellent.

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Be Melodramatic
Ha Yoon’s letting go of Jae Hoon through that pasta meal was a great moment to watch: her recognising how from the very start she had held onto him with the sudden declaration that he likes her and finally realising how he’s now a shell of what he used to be, through his interactions with Han Joo. I loved how there was no dialogue to indicate her leaving: his handling of her toothbrush and hair the following morning was enough. The heat is now on Han Joo’s side as Seung Hyo finally reappears in the story (albeit cowardly through his parents): I hope they’ll also be able to let each other go.

Hell Is Other People
Judging from the flashbacks into Jong Woo’s military past and his imaginary outbursts, the show seems to be painting him as having psychopathic tendencies already even before he entered Eden Studios. As always, the debate for this is whether he’s had it by nature or by nurture. Moon Jo did appear to have noted them instinctively, yet, I don’t believe he would have turned out this way if not for the trauma and stress he underwent and is undergoing. Whatever the case is, it’s going to be really frightful when (yes when, this is OCN!) he eventually breaks and transforms into the devil himself.

A Moment at Eighteen
So the main couple undergoes a cliche last-minute separation due to the writer’s super random insertion of the greedy aunt who we hear about only in the last episode, Hwi Young’s parents took zero responsibility for their faults (they just disappeared from the show), Song Hee slightly reverses her no-dating stance when the news broke out (it should have been Soo Bin asking her to live her own life as the impetus, what a missed development!), Ji Min gets more screen time than 3 students (what was her character for?) and show forgot Sang Hoon (poor Kim Do Wan) in the last shot.

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Where can I find HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE? I find most OCN dramas fascinating, and I adore Dong Wook. But can't find it anywhere :(

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I've seen it listed as "Strangers from Hell" on kiss*****.sh

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I found it on KoreaOnDemand and it's also on other sites.

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A short letter to my CURRENTLY WATCHINGS

To Tree With Deep Roots:
I CAME BACK TO YOU I PROMISED YOU I WOULD AND YES YOU'RE STILL AS FANTASTIC AS USUAL.
I DO understand your villains and they make for some very interesting discussion topics on the roll of writing in philosophy but I don't nearly find them as interesting as characters as I think I'm supposed to. However Sejong and Chae Yoon comepletely make up for this.

Dear I Wanna Hear Your Song:
Look I'm very sorry but you're beginning to drag. Your characters are pretty consistent and you started well and I don't hate you and you're still my crack, but you're nowhere near as compelling as you used to be. I'll just be glad you're finishing in a couple weeks is all.

To The Horse and His Carrot Boy +6,
Salutations, and What The Friq.

BONUS:
Last week at the behest of @leetennant, I watched the 1987 The Dark Crystal because no, I hadn't seen it yet, and if it was any longer I would've got bored but for what it was it was great in its simplicity and no the new tv show isn't worth it and LT is Aughra and I am a GELFLING NOW tis canon.

Just now I finished rewatching the 2006 movie Penelope, and there were five defenestrations in under ten minutes, and it's still as splendid, and witty, and lowkey dark, and colourful as I remember it, and I appreciate the writing and directing so much more now for some reason.

Coming Soon:
Circle...?

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Penelope is one my favourite movie! I love the humor! The characters are great! The sets are colorfull. And of course the actors! James McAvoy is good in rom com :D

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Looooved Penelope...whimsical and lovely...she was lovely too with Johnny Depp in Sleepy Hollow. Christina Ricci is one of my favourite actresses, along with Naomi Watts.

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Yessss! It's such a good movie! I love it! I was giggling like mad.

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Shoot, you’ve not watched Circle yet? This makes me 😥.

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I haven't watched Goblin either Ally... which one makes you more 😥? hahahaha

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It makes me 🤭🤯🤯🤯 that you haven’t seen Goblin. I think you could do a great sh☠️tpost on it.

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Whoa.

Throwing Gong Yoo into a sh😳t post?

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LMAO!!!

@bcampbell1662 nothing and nobody is excused from being possible sh🥕tpost material hehehehe

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Yes she hasn't watched Circle yet and she was under orders to start it yesterday but hasn't I see.
Gelfling should do as she's told and listen to Aughra.
AUGHRA KNOWS.

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Gelfling didn't feel like kdrama last night. Gelfling hasn't watched many things it is supposed to have watched. Gelfling is rebellious.

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These are the dramas I stopped midway and want to watch but am to lazy to...

A Moment at 18... stopped at Episode 1.

Mother of Mine ...stopped at episode 34

If Hyun bin's drama were showing now, would I be watching it obsessively? Yes. Just the thought of that melting smile and those dimples makes my heart flutter.

If Park Haejin's drama were showing now, would I be watching it obsessively? I don't know. I've kind of forgotten him.

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You? Forgot? OPPA?!!?!?

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I know, right. Who would have thought such a thing was possible?

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BUT YY THIS IS A SCANDAL!!!! We've had the Oppa wars, and the errand boy revolution, and now! We must start phase three!! Saving Private Oppa!

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I know. I feel so bad. Poor Oppa.

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It's because of Cheese. Everything went downhill after that. Poor poor oppa. They kept him out. And ppl tend to forget what they don't see. I'm so so sorry, Oppa

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@katakwasabi @sicarius
@wishfultoki

@egads is watching The Untamed. It's kike watching herself.

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So true! Everything went downhill after Cheese. I love this drama till now but sometimes I wish it never happened.
Anyway, I didn't forget about "Oppa" and I'll patiently wait for his return. As his biggest fan, I hope you'll find the strenght to do that too. :p

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Ahhh so it's Cheese's fault is it... you know... I've been told I might like the ending to that drama, not that I've seen it... *evil giggle*

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I would've! You were always jumping from one Oppa to another.. never faithful enough, I knew this day would come! Tch, tch!

Anyways.. Oppa was never yours to forget in the first place, so it's okay!

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@azzo1 “You were always jumping...” comment hit me 🤦🏻‍♀️ as I realized how often I change my favorite drama actor! I do not even have time to upload their beautiful faces. Today it’s Zhang Zhehan from Legends of Yan Xi.

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@keiko Oops, sorry! I only meant to "hit" YY with my comment, LOL!
There used to be a time when she'd make all sorts of plots to steal Oppa away from me but look at her today, doesn't even remember him!

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How can you forget your oppa? His face is beside your name. Hehehe

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You made me laugh out loud. Omg. His face is on my wall. Ha ha ha ha ha. The irony. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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The word is Prosopagnosia, the highly over used plot device in the recent dramas, also it will so much fun to see our in house errand boy girl to have it! This will be hilarious! Please can I have season 2 of errand boy girl with newly developed Prosopagnosia × hot cold CEO. @sicarius would be also amused, I think or else she can do her sh*t Post over it!

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*cue evil laugh* 😈 HYUN BIN RULES!!!
See ya, Oppa!

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I finished AT EIGHTEEN, which was wonderful slice of life teenage drama, keep up with ARTHDAL CHRONICLES because I don't want to miss all the fun in the recaps, and put everything else on hold or dropped because I'm binging on my newest CDRAMA obsession ARSENAL MILITARY ACADEMY not only cutest gender bender drama ever made but again I fell for how female character are portrayed and how important role they have in drama about military academy filled with pretty boys but I checked director credits and he is responsible for YANXI PALACE chock full of amazing female roles so it's not suprising now and automatically land any of his future work on my must wach list. And BAI LU is my new girls crush I want to binge all of her previous dramas.

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I didn't know the director of Yanxi Palace did Arsenal. I think this drama is good but I am probably a little too 'distracted' at the moment to give it my full attention. As in I just want to watch mostly Xie Xiang and Gu's scenes because Xu Kai is such a cute rascal. I haven't reach the part where he finds out and I am forwarding a lot impatiently.

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It's on ep. 6 so not very far away :D His character is such a dumbass but very lovable dumbass.

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"a little too distracted " is such an understatement.

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I could only find the first two episodes subbed in English. For some reason the last episode showed up and I watched it raw. I thought the first two episodes were fairly standard, no new tropes or anything.
But where do I find the rest of the episodes subbed in English??

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It's on iQyi eng app, but it's only for Iphone or "the other sites" ;)

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Gotcha.

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Master in the House Dancing King special: Shin Sung Rok dancing!!!! SSR being giggly and cute with LSY and LSG. And....SSR x LSY reunion gave me Liar Game vibes~ ahahahaha

Graceful Family up to ep 2: chaebol fish was fed gold flakes. Haha!

The Last Empress ep 14: my heart is starting to crack for Hyuk. More background was revealed and I see it differently this time.

Devil ep 13-14: lightsabers and ToDs

Terrace House Tokyo 19/20 ep 1: I already picked my favourite: Kaori the illustrator. And the house is beautiful!

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Devil: Star Wars moments ,🙄🤔 and Truck of Doom DeLuxe edition 🚛

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@john, we've still got a few episodes left. Maybe the Truck of Doom can swoop by a 3rd or 4th time and finish everybody off.

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A MOMENT AT EIGHTEEN - Ep. 15-16

Please don’t leave me, show! Ahhh, I loved this so much. What a great first live watching experience! These characters are going to stay with me for a long time ❤️.

I will now start taking recommendations for shows with a similar tone. I’m going to need more of this kind of thing 😀. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a youth drama (though I do love those a lot)...just something with a similar slice of life feel, character driven, with lots of poignant little moments.

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Sassy Go Go if you haven't already.

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Sassy Go Go is much happier.

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And yet has very similar situations to deal with.

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Ah, yes. I've seen you mention this one a couple of times. It hadn't previously been on my radar, but I'm going to have to check it out now :)

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Do! It's very lovely. It has not much plot but excellent characters and themes.

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I stopped at ep 2 (and wish to continue... but... Life... 😕)... but perhaps Just Dance... or Girl's Generation 1979... and Reply series...

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And maybe (a bit darker) Angry Mom.

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Yes to GG 1979, it's such a sweet little drama!

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Thanks! Just Dance is on my to-watch list. I've seen Reply 1997 and want to see 1988 for sure. I haven't heard much about Girl's Generation 1979...I'll have to look into that one.

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Girl's Gen is by the same writer as A Moment At 18 if that helps. I personally liked A Moment at 18 a lot more though, buy many others are the opposite lol.

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I second Just Dance. Similar tone but I cried throughout.

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I enjoyed GG 1979 as much as I enjoyed Moment at Eighteen. You even get to see one of the moms again.

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There's a theme here. Same mom is in Just Dance. She's a wonderful actress.

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Girls Generation 1979 has the same writer as Moment at 18. :)

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Misaeng

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Weightlifting Fairy

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Seen it! So good!!

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+1 for Misaeng

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@wishfultoki @halfmoon This one has been on my watch list for so long! It's about time I get into it :)

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Really old but, a show where teachers grow with the students, School2013?

Character driven and poignant, Matrimonial Chaos :)

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Yes to Matrimonial Chaos! But you might have to be old enough to appreciate it.

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*waves cane* get off my lawn!

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I'm 22, so I may not be old enough? I'll keep it in mind though.

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It deals with marriage, whether to get married, problems in marriage... but it has great women characters, Bae Doo Na, a curling grandma and is slice of life. It's wonderful.

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@ndlessjoie A curling grandma? As in the sport? 🥌

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@kat23 Yes! She and Bae Doo Na's character curl. 🥌🥌

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@ndlessjoie Haha, sounds fun! I've always been amused by that sport.

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I was gonna recommend Dream High too but found you watched (and liked) it earlier this year. :)

If you're open to jdorama recs, there's Gokusen and Great Teacher Onizuka?

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Yes, Dream High was fun! I binged that one hard :D.

I am definitely open to jdorama recommendations! So far I've only seen 1 jdorama and a J-movie, but I liked what I saw.

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More recs!

Age of Youth
Be Melodramatic
Buam-dong Revenge Club
Dear My Friends

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Thank you for all the recs @mary!!!

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I actually watched School 2013 back in the spring! Good show. I liked it and would watch it again, but I would say A Moment at Eighteen connected with me more emotionally.

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Solomon's Perjury

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dakara oshimashita- this show was so real I enjoyed it but it kinda hurt a little since I saw myself as a fangirl too.
Pure Special - I love this one. only a jdrama could have real characters like this.
Nagi- This drama showed me how not everything is black and white, even if in the beginning I had that idea.
Gisou Furin - I skipped a few episodes on this one and now I'm gonna watch only the last 2 episodes.
Heaven - I feel like this show will slap me with feels soon, so I'm enjoying the fun times for now.
Trying out:
Hanis no kagami and real fake.
Watching without subs cause I have given up :
Fujoshi, Ukkari Gay ni Kokuru

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Hamabe Mianmi is pure.
Shiraishi sei is rising
Why can't i get into Nagi's Vacation.
I am stuck with heaven too.

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I guess it's the forced triangle that bothers you in Nagi. I prefer to ignore the supposed romances and instead check the characters for themselves.
Also, Heaven's subber posted that he was finally ok about the issues and he would start again, so maybe with later episodes you might enjoy it more.

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My mind’s a mush of historical periods...

- KING’S DAUGHTER SOO BAEK HYANG (Ep. 78): I’m excited about Solnan’s spy mission to Kimun (Gaya).

- ROOKIE HISTORIAN (Ep. 4): Picked it up again, and so far it’s a charming take on a fictional Joseon.

- ARTHDAL CHRONICLES (Ep. 14): I can’t see much, as usual, but I like it.

Also watching:

- CANDY ERRAND GIRL AND HOT COLD CEO: A DB Fanwall Original by @yyishere

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Lol Thank you for the honourable mention *bows low* Shall I kill him off?

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No~~~~~ Set him free. Let him live his life far far far away from obsessive errand boy girl. Huhuhu

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He could escape and go live with the ahjumma next door - just to get away from the obsessive errand boy girl

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Maybe I'll make @egads the ahjumma who's actually a serial killer, she calls errand boy girl on the phone, and yells, "Gimme chicken!" at 4 in the morning, and errand boy girl goes to deliver it, crazy egads runs out and cuts cold hot ceo down ( he sacrifices himself), wham, with some weapon...can't decide what weapon egads would use..hm, any ideas?

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knitting needles of course!

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@yyishere knitting needles!

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In the eye? Heart? Head? Abs?

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I can so imagine @egads skewing live chickens and eating them alive squatting on the rooftop. She's crazy about chicken.

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@yyishere, I prefer to remain very far removed from my food source in its original (alive) state. I will leave the chicken skewering to the professionals. Thank you very much.

pfft, of course, if I were a serial killer (which I am not, because I'm lazy, and it seems a messy business tbh) I would use my knitting needles most of the time, but I also carry sharp scissors, and yarn most of the time, so I have options.

Well, that didn't get weird at all. Did it?

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I don't know, I kind of make him want to fall in love with the errand girl...sigh, I'm just a romantic at heart. ♥️

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*want to make him* sorry typed too fast

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