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Open Thread #627

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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New computer scheduled to arrive today :) SSD boot drive + 10 terabyte data drive = ROOM FOR LOTS OF KDRAMAS !

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Jealous!!!!!!!! 10TB?
yowzaaaaa!

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Awesome!

I want one too!

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Wow wow wow... I just, I am crazy about getting a new laptop, one where I can read cds... I could burn kdramas that I have downloaded πŸ˜‰
But for now impossible, I don't even have a real job 😭😭😭😭

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Happy weekend Beanies!

Last Saturday I went to a yearly local comic con with my friend, and was a bit embarrassed there by how much Hallyu has influenced my life. I was drawn to this comic con years ago because it is mainly western media oriented, with only a slice of Japanese and Korean here and there. This year I spent a mini fortune on snacks, and most of them were Pockys (@sicarius COCONUT POCKYS!!!). While I certainly enjoyed myself and my purchases, I am a bit sad that I feel lukewarm about the western oriented merchandise now, compared to how I did during my pre-Hallyu days. The western media are part of my roots and make up my childhood, which I neglected during my Hallyu discovery. It has been harder than I thought to press play or turn the first page of the western stories I have been meaning to catch up on all those years.

It might change tomorrow evening for the better. My friend and I are throwing our very belated birthday party for our mutual friends at my place, and the wish list was filled with western books and movies (they are not into Korean stuff). I dread rearranging my bookshelves afterwards, because that poor thing might finally collapse! :P

This week was also the first without a job, but I felt not ready to do much yet. This is perfectly normal, because your whole schedule gets turned upside down all of a sudden. As my busy October agenda is ending, I preferred to focus on all the party preparations and appointments I still had to take care of this month during this week, and I spend some quality time with my god siblings. I also had half a room that still needed some thorough cleaning, after moving all my furniture around a few weeks ago. I had forgotten however, about the one month gap between my recruitment and my first day on the job back in April, and all the spring cleaning and job paper work I had done in advance to spare myself from this sad fate. Hurray for me, Boohoo for my memory! :P

Another reason why I did not do much job hunting was Extraordinary You. I was asking for some time to watch a K-drama live, and I got an obsession instead. I hope I can invest as much time and passion in my cover letters from next week onwards, as I did in my fan wall posts and comments this week. :P I even wrote my horror entry of the month about this K-drama and it got published today! :P I do hope that I can watch episode 8 soon and distract myself with job hunting until episode 9 airs. Aish, this will be one painful hangover next week. ;)

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I want to try the Coconut Pocky's! I've seen them but I've never tried them.

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They are delicious! You should try them:)

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I understand your difficulty. It was fantasy stories like Harry Potter or epic re-tellings of swords, knights and kings (the like) that shaped my mind and imagination in my childhood. I still love all these things, but with the access and English-translated bits from other forms of entertainment (asian dramas, variety shows, etc.) I've lost touch with a lot of stuff. I want to be able to balance it, yet although the love and interest remains but the same passion isn't there.

I just hope and perhaps know that one day it'll come back and maybe I can divide my time and attention better.

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I know you understand, you just phrased my difficulty much better than I did ;)

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Congratulations on being published! and on finding coconut Pocky. I've only seen chocolate and strawberry near me.

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What? You never had Banana Pocky? Oreo Pocky? Almond? :O I am taking you with me next time! :P

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I ❀ Pocky!

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and Rowoon! :p

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Who is that? [feign ignorance] 😝

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RoSwoon, my bad. ;)

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Hi @turtuallysarcastic The Bitches Over Dramas blogsite has some interesting stuff on Extraordinary You. I'm not watching this show, but I did read a bit about it and I think it's a good and intriguing show.

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Sunbaenim! How are you? :) Thank you for the tip, but I'll save it for later. Really need to cut down on the K-drama obsession a tiny bit :p

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I'm great, thanks... eventhough I'm still recovering from the flu. Enjoy your 'free time' now that you have a break from work!

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Will do! I hope you will be healthy again soon! :)

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Hi Everyone! Hope everyone had a relatively good week. Happy Friday!

So I was thinking, I recently heard about these discord servers and I was wondering why dramabeans doesn’t have one! Anyways, back to dramas, anyone have any recommendations? I am in the mood for a family drama or perhaps a food historical drama (recently got really into the Chinese ones)

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*good historical drama. Although a food historical drama actually sounds pretty good! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‹

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What historical dramas have you watched so far? ☺️

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I have watched quite a few (Chinese historicals). I have seen princess agents, goodbye princess,
King’s woman, siege in fog.... I have also seen some Korean ones like SKS, Empress Ki, moon lovers, arang and magistrate. πŸ˜‚

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My personal recommendations for sageuks: Rookie Historian Goo Haeryung, Splash Splash Love, and the all-time classic: The Moon Embracing the Sun (feat. gorgeous GORGEOUS Kim Soohyun and his lovely deep voice 😍)

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My absolute favorite, regardless of genre and country, is the Chinese historical drama The Story of Ming Lan. I would also recommend Queen for Seven Days, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and The Hymn of Death.

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I was just going to comment about The Story of Ming Lan! I second this recommendation :)

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Haha I thought you really meant food historical and was gonna recommend Jewel in the Palace.

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Lol same.

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Haha. Me too! Although a big chunk of the latter part isn't about food that much.

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I’ve always been recommended Tree with Deep Roots though I’ve not watched it. And Chuno.

My preferences run a lot more fun and fluffy hence I love Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, Sungkungwan Scandal and the currently airing Nokdu.

Hope this helps? 😊

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It does! Thanks!

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Same!

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Might I suggest Six Flying Dragons. But whatever you decide to watch, enjoy!

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Thanks! I haven’t seen this one yet so will definitely give it a try.

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i second that! Also, Faith, Arang and the Magistrate, The King’s Daughter, Su Baek Hyang, Three Musketeers, Queen In Hyun's Man.

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Oh I loved Faith and Queen In Hyun’s man! Forgot to mention I had seen those. Will definitely give the others a try as well.

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Well, there are different kinds of sageuks so it depends on your taste.
This is a list of every sageuks known to man from the late 1900s to present. https://thetalkingcupboard.com/resources/sageuk-timeline/

You might want to try the ones marked with πŸ–€unless you have a preference and we might help pick some for you.

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Wow! Thanks!

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I am finally watching "graceful family", (ep 6 or 7). So far, so good. I can recommend it.

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You are the one who joined Chinese section of discord?
You can also Join MydramaList's discord they have more members. Also, you can try reddit - for kdrama.
I'm only active in Jdrama part of discord and created it for live-watch.
We regularly have live-match threads(football and cricket) on reddit and they are fun most of the time. So i build a discord with the same aim.

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yup you are the one.
Anyone who wanna check it out - https://discord.gg/EQbu9sH
1 click to join - 1 click to leave - it takes just 15seconds to make judgement.

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πŸ˜‚ yes that was me! I really just like reading other people’s comments. It’s really not for me to actually say anything.

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Try Jumong for historical. Han Hye-jin = 😍, lol

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Try Jejungwon, it’s about the first Western hospital in Joseon.

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Nokdu's Flower is one of the best sageuks I have ever seen.

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if you have not see it yet, I recommend "Father is strange" for family drama and "The princess man" for historical drama, please watch it!

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There is a group of us on Discord, actually! @bammsie can get you started. I’m so very non-savvy when it comes to things like that!

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Oh, but we do! Would you like to join? I shall tag you later with a link if you do!

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Yes I would love to join! πŸ™‚

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HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE!! I’ve been ill the whole week with a nasty viral infection :( And to make things worse, whatever medication my doctor prescribed to me must not have agreed with me, because I ended up barely sleeping at all for the last 4 nights. I finally ditched my medicine and managed to sleep through the night, but when I woke up today to go to college, I was completely and utterly exhausted since I no longer had the medicine to keep me awake and functioning throughout the day!

TL;DR: it’s been a loooong and tiring week :(

On the bright side though, I finally started driving lessons and I’m spending the weekend celebrating with my friends who celebrate Diwali! I hope everyone who celebrates has a happy and fulfilling festive period β™₯️

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I hope you get well soon. It sucks to go to college when you are sick.
Also I take it that you are from India? Happy diwali to you too!

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I’m actually Singaporean! I’m half Indian, but my Indian side of the family is mostly Malayali Catholic so we don’t actually celebrate it. One of my good friends is Hindu though, and so is my boyfriend’s family, so I’ve been very kindly invited to celebrate with them. I’m excited!

Thank you for the well wish β™‘ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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I hope this doesn't come across as creepy (πŸ˜“) but I have always especially wondered you are from but ofc couldn't ask because I didnt want to compel you to ans smth that you would otherwise want to withhold.on the internetπŸ˜….
I am glad dramabeans is giving us the opportunity to interact with so many people from different corners of the world.
Hope you have great weekend😁.

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Not at all!! Especially not for you, @bluewaters20! I feel like we entered Candydom around the same time and consider you one of my first friends on here ❀️

DB really is amazing, and I'm so happy to come on here and just talk to so many people with the same interests. It's the best!

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@choijunu I too consider you one of my first friends here ❀❀

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Happy Diwali! And I hope You will feel better soon.

My family pressure me to learn driving, but I live in Europe and have no problem moving around on my feet/using public transport, having car is too much hassle, imho.

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Tbh, here in Singapore, keeping a car is mad expensive and not very efficient either! But my dad keeps saying it’s a good skill to have... so here I am, going for lessons twice a week even though the chances of me actually driving on a day to day basis are pretty much 0 πŸ˜‚

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That's my dad too🀣

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And your train and bus system is so efficient too! My brother and his family live there and says it's so much easier to commute anyway, and if he can't use either he just books a Grab. When I visit him I just get a card and he writes down all my stops for me hahaha

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Hope you feel better soon!

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Thank you πŸ₯°

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Happy Diwali to you.

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Have a lovely weekend ✨🌼

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I'm recovering from a nasty flu too. Still have a horrid sporadic cough. My meds also kept me awake although it was supposed to make me drowsy so I stopped that particular med immediately.

Take care and try to get more rest. It's the only way to recover your strength and health quickly!

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Ugh, that sucks! I hope you get better and back to 100% as soon as possible β™₯️

Yeah, after that short brush with insomnia, I feel like I want to sleep for a thousand years 😴😴😴

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Happy weekend Beanies! It's finally a real weekend for me too, yay! I didn't catch up with any drama during week, having rely too much on artificial lighting at work in autumn/winter season make my eyes dry and itchy and I couldn't muster any strengh too turn on TV, mostly listened to podcasts while drawing or reading books.
This weekend marks also change to winter time, how are you dealing with lack of natural light during change of seasons?

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I try to convince myself it won't be too long until the days get longer. If that doesn't work, I listen to Winner's Island on repeat.

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

Secret Boutique - I'm so intrigued by the relationship between Jenny Jang and her husband Jung-hyuk. What exists between them is not your typical marriage but it's something more than close friends.

Melting Me Softly - Who is this Nikolai that Dong-chan keeps mentioniong?? Did I miss something?

Pegasus Market - I've been wondering if Manager Moon Seok-goo's mom is really alive or not. Sometimes I think she's not.

Vagabond - I'm very curious about Edward Park. You think he's going to do one thing and then he kind of does another.

My Country - Nothing good can come from that sad relationship between Sun-ho and his father. ..... On a different note, what a treat it is to see Jang Hyuk as Yi Bang-won! Fantastic!

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

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Jang Hyuk <33333333333333333333333333333333....
I can't get enough of this man and his fan of power.

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There are scenes where all the attention is captured by the man and his fan. Seriously.

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I love him in this!

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There was a guy that was peeping into the window the night Dong-chan and co went into the capsules. I think that's Nikolai? O r maybe he works for Nikolai? Lol I just realised I'm not sure.

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Lol! Oh ok! So it's not just me then. Dong-chan just kept on mentioning this Nikolai person and I was like, "Wait. Has this name come up before? I don't remember that being the case. Or did I not see that before? What's going on?"

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I thought there was a Caucasian man in one of the episodes to do with Prof Hwang's past. I took him to be Nikolai. It's possible he was named only fleetingly in the conversations between Dong Chan and the Prof's assistant.

Have a great Friday too!

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@growingbeautifully If that's the case, I may have totally missed that. Thanks!

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Edward is intriguing. He'll probably betray them once it serves his purpose.

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@ndlessjoie Yes, he is. I think you're right about what he'll end up doing.

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omigosh, yes! I totally forgot about My Country. Great drama. I'm too addicted to this one but i totally forgot to mention it. Interesting idea about Seok-goo's mom. I hadn't thought of it.

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@scifiwritir Glad you're enjoying My Country! It is good!

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I have same suspicion re: Seok Goo's mom. But I remember watching this scene (can't remember which episode or why) that I thought, nah.. she is real. Now, I have to go back and watch it again!

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@msrabbit I don't know when I started to have this suspicion, but I just keep on getting the impression that she's really not alive.

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@korfan I found it! In episode 2, in the morning of Cultural Performance, Seok Goo was rushing out the door. Mom called him back to take his packed lunch. He went to kitchen, put a lit on the box and headed to the door. Kitchen was a mess as indication that mom was cooking.
So I thought, okay, mom is cooking and therefore she is not dead. Plus, if she is an imagination, I don't think that is the time for Seok Goo to "summon" mom.
I had the thought that she's dead too. Maybe because we always see just the two of them talking at home and there are many dramas recently that kind of like that, so we thought she's dead. πŸ˜…
Okay, on to episode 6!

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Ah yes, I do recall that scene in episode 2 and I see what you're saying, it makes total sense. I actually want to be wrong about it and hope his mom is alive, but for some reason I have this nagging feeling that she isn't.

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Pegasus market- I think his mom is dead. There's something off about their conversations. 😒

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@rueffie That's also the feeling I get when I see their conversations.

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Hello and happy Friday everyone!

It's currently my sembreak. I've been a reader of Dramabeans for a long time but I only decided to create an account just a few minutes ago out of boredom haha!

The sem that finished was very tough for me. Academics wasn't the only thing that was bothering me as I also have a sport I know to myself I'm not interested in anymore like before. Recently, a major tournament concluded and I was very disappointed with my performance. Yesterday, however, I got my report card for the sem and I was pretty satisfied with what I got so I guess that helped. Still, I admit the pass 5 months was hard, in and out of acads.

I'm currently taking my time to rest and heal my mental being by getting sleep and catching up on some dramas I've missed. I caught up with Vagabond and Pegasus Market. I'm still thinking which to start next: When the Camillia Blooms, Tale of Nokdu or Extraordinary You.

I would love to hear your thoughts (and be friends since I'm new here haha)!

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Welcome πŸ₯³. I'm enjoying Nokdu and Extraordinary You and I think those two are a good place to start

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Thanks! Will check these two out :)

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Welcome! Glad you decided to join us!

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Hello and welcome I am new too. And I Agree with rue. Those two shows are my favorite right now.

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Welcome to commenting!
I reviewed Camellia below. Interesting, funny, sweet, scary and ominous.

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Already on episode 3! So far I'm having a soft spot for Kang Ha Neul's character but I'm very intrigued on how the story will unfold.

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When the Camillia Blooms and Extraordinary You are the most engaging shows for me right now, but Tale of Nokdu is good fun too!

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Welcome!

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Welcome!

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Welcome @linolovebot! Congratulations on getting a decent report card after all that work!
As far as dramas, Camillia and Nokdu and EY are all good.
But for something completely different and supremely funny in an insane way, try Pegasus Market! It makes me look forward to Fridays even more now.

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Yep! Pegasus Market has a very different vibe from the three I mentioned. It's definitely on my watch list.

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The only thing wrong with Pegasus Market is that we get ONE show a week...
**Satu**

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Welcome~🎊

I hope you don’t beat yourself up about your past five months β€˜cause it’s the little things that matter and you’re doing well!
I also hope your break is going well and you’re able to recharge. You deserve it!

P.S. Your handle name is *chef’s kiss*

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Aww thank you so much!

PS: I SEE WHAT YOU PUT THERE ;))

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Hehe. I feel like this is the start of a beautiful friendship 😊

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It’s addicting to be a participating Beanie! Glad you decided to join us!!!

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Welcome! My Country is also really good.

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Welcome aboard @linolovebot. I am currently watching and enjoying VAGABOND, CAMELLIA, MY COUNTRY and catching up on MISAENG (2014- and btw outstanding!).
I am looking forward to seeing your comments.
You could also check out HEALER which brought me into the kdrama world.

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Hello and welcome!!! Lets be friends! Anyone who loves SKZ is a winner. ;)

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Omg let's be friends!!

Ofc the boys deserve all the love haha!! :))

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Yes they do deserve so much love 😍

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Welcome to the de-lurking world!!

I know you said you were disappointed in your performance, but I'd like to applaud your hard work and determination, and wish you all the best in the future if you participate in those types of tournaments again, as well as the best in your studies!

Good on you for getting the mental and physical rest you need! In terms of recommendations, I'm only watching Nokdu right now, but I've heard many many good things about Extraordinary You.

P.S. I'd love to be friends and kick some leaves in the autumn breeze together!

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Aaaahh thank you for this!! I'd love to be friends as well!!

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Sending some extra hugs to you after the news today. All of the love and more.

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Needed this :(( Same goes to you! We'll get through this.

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Indeed. It ain’t over.

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Happy weekend!

I still need the watch the only episode of Secret Boutique that came out this week, but I need some motivation for it.
Extraordinary You is probably my favorite drama that is airing right now and I can't wait for new episodes. Baekkyung showed us some sweetness this week and I'm trying hard not to catch SLS right now ugh..

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Go watch Secret Boutique. Cute Sun Woo should be enough motivation, no? πŸ˜‰

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Haha yes, he is one of the reasons I'm still watching. He is just too cuteπŸ˜„ Was acually going to watch yesterday but it took too long for the subs to come. I'll try to watch tonight.

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Haru is himself again. Life can go on.

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\o/

Happy Danoh is the best!

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Hello all:
Just ordered a weighted blanket. Hoping it will help my son and me sleep. Got a recommendation for a sleep doctor at the hospital from my wonderful dentist. Will see how that goes. So much money spent on health when one gets older.

Dramas:
Loving Catch that Ghost. So far, not a chaebol boardroom in sight. The main characters are fun and i love the non-manliness of our male hero. But yeah he's manly when he has to be,

Widow Kim: How can i love the romance part so much and yet skim past the scheming when i generally like scheming? I saw in an interview that the part of the second lead was made up by the filmmakers. I thought they wedged him in nicely but wow, they kinda over-wedged. Ah well.

Extraordinary You -- I love Baek Kyung but yeah, he is the lead of his own life so our heroine should be the lead in her own life. Did that green light suck our heroine, her first lead, and mommie dearest between story universes? Is sadistic writer reusing his characters in some ways? Do Hwa is adorable! Nam Joo is okay but he doesn't have the charisma i feel he should.

Miss Lee: The "realism" of this drama is amazing. I applaud the writer for having the strength and the courage not to fall into drama tropes. We're in a do or die situation and we have people who are trying against all odds to believe there is hope and evil schemers who are trying to destroy them. And honestly in all this depressing atmosphere, the entire story is not nihilistic at all. I'm actually believing our heroes will win and the bad guys will get a great fall.

Pegasus Market: So much fun, so much silliness. I especially love the head villain. He knows how to play eye-brow-raising evil in a totally campy way. Loved his journey through the security system.

Vagabond... ah, gee, i couldn't watch it to the end.

Melting me softly...Gonna try to finish it.

Camellia.. i have to see this week's episode.

Jdramas: In love with an ugly girl -- Dang! when pretty second lead women see an ugly girl with a hottie they certainly get nasty. Shades of GangnamID

Junichi: Homeless guy in successive sexual encounters with various women. I worry for Junichi. There is something not quite right with him. Did he perhaps accidentally fall because he was mentally-impaired and tried to fly or did he try to kill himself? His first words about whether a dog was being hanged speaks volumes. Did he come from an abusive environment or is he emotionally depleted? Will this drama depict him as a holy fool who helps improves the lives of women he meets? Does he throw women aside or do they use and discard him without realizing his woundedness? Or do he and his sexual partners heal and/or destroy each other? Like i said, i worry for him.

Thai Drama: Starting to watch Game of Love because someone raved about it.

That's about it. Have a great weekend, all.

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I've been seeing those weighted blankets everywhere lately. I hope it works for you.

The head villain in Pegasus is totally campy indeed! *laughing*

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How could i forget about how good My Country is! One thing sageuk is great at depicting is how class-consciousness can corrupt even good folks and destroy friendships. Speaking of which, Parasite is coming to our arthouse!

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I'm really excited about Parasite too! I very much enjoyed Snowpiercer and Okja, from the same director... There's also a movie from another director that seems to take on the same subject matter, called Burning, but it's from last year and I can't find it anywhere... Does anybody know which streaming service has it in Europe?

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Burning was fun. I think i saw it on netflix but it might be online somewhere. Yep, it's the year of dealing with wealth v poverty. Burning, Joker, Strangers from Hell, Parasite. Not sure the 1% even cares or takes notice. But the discussion is out there.

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Watched Joker last week and liked it - great colour work, photography, and Joaquin Phoenix is amazing- but came out of the cinema with a bad feeling, it's such a nihilistic movie. I guess that's the reason why I'm skipping Strangers from hell, although I like Siwan so much.

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I have a Korean blanket, must be weighted, weighs a ton, great for winter time.

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The ones i ordered have wood pellets and/or glass beads and supposedly help you feel like you're having a long sustained hug. I'll see how it helps.

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I should try one if it makes you feel like that.

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my daughter bought a 10# one, she loves it... better than having her use all the extra blankets in my house to make her coverings heavy...

for her, it's a comfort thing. very effective!

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I'm not sure how the numbering system works. They say you should buy one that is some percentage of your weight but i dunno. The ones i got said 15 lbs so.... i just went with that.

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Happy Friday Beanies!

Random but I was reading the post from 2017 when they changed the look of the site and I realised I really miss the Javabeans and Girlfriday podcasts. 😒

Feels like a real Friday today because I have no school and no work AND I'm hanging out with my friend today. Not a bad way to end reading week before the madness descends again

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Hi Open Thread-ers! Autumn has set in and it's been raining the last few days (had several tornadoes too, but all is well). I've been watching The Untamed every day, and there's been two consecutive whole episodes where Lan Zhan is nowhere to be found and I feel cheated. LOL! My Country is also on the docket today, so with both shows now on Netflix, downloading them and watching them pretty much anytime I want will be nice!

The cutest thing that happened this week was at my daughter's school, through the lens of a kdrama-watching mom, me. I was having lunch in the lunchroom with my daughter, and math genius has been sitting across from us for a few weeks now, so I give you:

The Math Genius and my Daughter, The Gaming episode:

(Math Genius, daughter and a 7th grade gamer are sitting at lunch playing a computer game together on-line. MG is across from my daughter, the other gamer is on the same side of the table as MG, but further down. I'm next to the daughter watching her screen. They are playing Roblox.)

7th grade gamer: Who's the killer?

Daughter: *chirping sweetly* I am!

7th grade gamer: No you're not. Who's the killer?

Daughter: *chirping sweetly, but more emphatically* I AM!!!

7th grade gamer: MG, is she really???

MG: *eyes not leaving the screen* She is. And she's about to kill you.

7th grade gamer: Oh man! I died!

Daughter: I told you I was the killer. *now, chasing MG through the game*

Daughter: My computer keeps lagging, I can't tell if I killed you.

MG: You did. There's another guy in this other room. *Flips around screen for me to see*

Daughter: I don't know where he is.

Me: He just went out to the hallway.

MG: Here, let me show you. You only have 30 seconds left!

Daughter: Oh, there he is...DIE! My computer keeps lagging. Is he dead yet?

MG: He's dead, you won! *flashes the cutest smile ever*

Moral of the Story: I normally wouldn't condone 1st person killer games, but how cute is MG helping out my daughter win a game???

2nd Moral: If daughter bonding with MG over a video game is what gets these two together, I'M. ALL. IN.

3rd Moral: Stay safe and dry this weekend Beanies!

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If you wish to sign up as member of the Lightbearing Lord Club, please contact me.

Oh and I heard Netflix subs for The Untamed are horrid. I can't stress how important it is to have good if not decent subs!

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I watched ep 16 today on Netflix. I can’t tell if it was good Subbing because the ever annoying Wens were talking and I tend to ignore what they’re saying!

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I love the story of MG and Daughter. I follow it since day 1. 😍

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This K-drama is just writing itself.

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I am new to dramabeans and recently decided to watch dramas live but it's been hard. I've to try to catch up to every show in my list. Since I am new to this I made the mistake of having 7 shows on the list. I thought two episodes a day wouldn't be that hard right? Turns out it is even though I am used to watching more at a time if needed. To top it of me and my sister binge watched hwarang and she insisted on watching 5 episodes a day. Since I just finished my exam I decided to watch something with her. I introduced her to kdramas at the same time as I got introduced and now I have created a monster. She hates cliffhangers, and I am too stubborn to let her watch something alone that we started watching together. Should I stop live watching dramas I wonder. I'll think I'll give this thing some more time and keep the list shorter, hopefully. So many dramas so little time.

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Welcome to Dramabeans where sleep is overrated and 24 hours isn't enough!

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Thank you. And true. I wish we needed only 4 hours of sleep. Despite all this waiting for the next episode of my favorite shows isn't exactly easy either. Liking 'Extraordinary you' and 'The tale of Nokdu' so far.

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Who needs sleep when there are so many dramas to watch? Bags under the eyes are the new fashion statement anyway so we're good.

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Welcome!

"So many dramas so little time." <--- So very true!

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Kdramas are absolutely amazing so glad I got introduced to dramaland. I want to watch almost every single one of them.

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Oops upvoted my own comment by mistake can that be undone?

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Nope. Welcome to the accidental upvote club. We've all been there.

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We aren't supposed to do that??? Oops...now it'll take me forever to move up levels....πŸ˜”

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@crysta Shhhhhh. We'll never know.

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Welcome to DB!
One of the reasons for watching shows live is so that we can spazz or rant over them or discuss them with other viewers at the same time.

If that is your aim, I'd advise going a bit slow with fewer shows, and savouring each episode/show as it airs. If you like to read DB, then you'll know that lots of the joy is in the analysis and the reviews, which will be hard to do if you're chugging down as many as 7 (multiplied by 2 episodes) shows a week.

I hope you have a great kdrama watching life!

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Exactly why I started. After lurking on dramabeans for many months. I thought it would be fun to disect kdramas like that and comment on stuff and join in on the fun so I created the account a few days ago. And thank you. Almost makes me wish kdramas had 1 episode per week. Almost. I'll try to drop a few shows here and there. Example Miss Lee which is okay but very slow.

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I think the most I ever watched at one time was 5 and 4 were live! That was crazy. I now do 1 or 2 live shows and then have another that I binge watch. I like to have one that I can comment on DB recaps though. That’s My Country for me right now. I learn more from recaps than anything.

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Yes recap helps to understand stuff or notice stuff I didn't before. I generally look if a show has recaps on dramabeans before I binge watch anything. If it doesn't I generally don't feel like trying a show out.

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Welcome!

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Welcome, welcome!

Tbh I’m the complete oppositeβ€”binging is hard for me because I get impatient and tempted to skip ahead πŸ˜…

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Welcome! I'm trying to keep up with less than that and finding it impossible.

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Helps that I am currently studying from home. All I have to do is show up for the exams.

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The struggle is real!πŸ˜‹ It's lovely that you've got company to coment and fangirl, though! I'm super jealous, I'm a lonely watcher

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Welcome to DB :).

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Thank you.

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welcome!

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A light drizzle is good, rain not. Flood certainly not.

Planning to buy a new telescope. They are costly and adding a DSLR camera. Ahh.

politics as usual - There might be some chance in near future.
Aim is national one - through mayoral one.
Xi is living the glory - HK was most probably a distraction. Why would ccp allow foreign media when they actively restrict them in mainland?
If Xi was serious he would have dealt a serious blow to these young kids. They have all the data and their analytics are top notch so they most probably conned everyone. Chaos brings more power to Xi and he's enjoying watching state of world. He can flex his muscles as much as he wants. Enjoy the parade of dragon.

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Hello bean people!!!

I hope everyone had a good week and an even better weekend πŸŽ‰.

I'm actually excited for Vagabond. I want more Ki Tae Woong. The drama doesn't make sense but I still come for more each week. It's magical. Ahahahaha πŸ˜†

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I'm currently watching Vagabond ep 11...I wonder who is helming this cargo ship. Is it on autopilot or something?! Or is Dalgun the one steering the ship too πŸ€”πŸ˜†

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