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Open Thread #644

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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Good Friday Beanies!!!!! Yeah it's Friday!
fun story from my commute to work through the fields of sheep and lambs.
So the whole flock was in the distance - all but about 4 lambs that were hanging out next the fence by the road. If they were humans I'd put them at about 7 or 8 years old boys. They were all huddled together and looking like they were discussing what to do and what kind of trouble to cause.
So I've been wondering about them all week. What do they talk about? Do we call them a gang of lambs? They were so cute hanging out together. Maybe there was a cute little female lamb in the flock and they were teasing to see who was going to bounce over to her and say hello.
Anyway - it is still fun watching the sheep and bald eagles on my way to and from work. It's become sort of a prayer/meditation time in my day.
I hope everyone has a good day today!
Love February!!!

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Sounds lovely! Funnily, I've come to enjoy the commute time, for the same reasons you mention... I just take it as lovely contemplative "me" time

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I used to have a bus commute to work and I actually miss the commute there. I'd have my coffee thermos and listen to music, read DB, listen to a podcast, catch a drama ep, or read a book. While I love my now 4 minute walking commute for many reasons I do miss that time.

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It takes me 5 minutes by car to get to work.
No commute time for me.
I remember when it took me more than an hour, walking + bus + tram to get to work. It was before the internet. Oh, how many books I read...
I don't really miss it.

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Lol, I like the places your mind goes 😂

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Reminds me of this picture by my favorite photographer, Kanno Hisao. Where the sheep is in bed counting the people outside its window.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2804282903026508&set=a.1367387116716101&type=3&theater

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Happy weekend Beanies!

The bacteria household saga decided to ignore my pleas for the epilogue and added another chapter instead. Godson fell ill again, mother recovered from influenza but promptly got trachea infection instead, and probably needs around 8 weeks to recover. At least my parents only request my help with taking care of the kids now, since they are well enough to resume everything else.

The big problem for us all however, is finding the time. My parents have difficulties keeping up with everything because the kids are often around, so they often ask me to care for them while they handle stuff. I usually do not mind, but I am getting fed up with the situation, even though there is no one to blame and no other solution. On top of that I have a few job exams coming up that require studying and activities that need some preparation.

Basically, I have warned my parents that they will be on their own soon, but I doubt that they realize that I only have time for either the family or for job hunting. My parents usually understand the job hunting difficulties, so they never ask any questions about my job hunting. They take care of the kids and stuff while I just have to find a job.

However, they start worrying more and more about what will become of me once they cease being healthy for good, so Sunday evening they bluntly asked me out of nowhere about stuff. What goes wrong while applying for jobs? How can you fix that? Shouldn’t you maybe pick another job field (again)? Maybe see a psychologist to avoid getting depressed? Etc.

Valid points, but not right now. First everyone has to stay healthy for a few weeks. And the weather should improve. I literally cannot even leave the house to take a break these days. Worst case scenario of course, because I hope one of these job exams will, finally, solve all my problems soon!

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Happy Friday, Beanies! My mum loves slice-of-life dramas (Reply 1988, Dear My Friends, Go Back Spouses as well though that's more of a rom-com). I recommended When the Camellia Blooms to her because I remember Beanies liking it a lot.

But upon reading the synopsis, I discovered that there's a serial killer in there, and my mum doesn't like crime/ thriller elements. So I wanted to ask everyone who watched it: Does it feature heavily enough to be frightening? What role does it play in the story?

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The title character is a survivor of the serial killer who is still being stalked by him. Her love interest is a police officer who nearly loses his life trying to protect her and catch the killer. There are scenes of her original encounter with the killer, and ominous hints here and there of the killer lurking in her vicinity. At one point she gets lured into a trap by the killer and only survives by hiding in an elevator for hours. Her friend and roommate gets killed.

So yes, there are some scary, creepy elements. The story is quite dark and yet in the end you come away with it with pleasant recollections and all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings. This is one of very few dramas I would give a 10 out of 10 score. It would be a shame for your mom to miss it because of the scary parts. :( But I understand it may not be everyone's cup of tea.

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Yeah the serial killer part is prominent, and many feel the show could have done without it. But you should watch the ending, the way hes caught and how hes shown to be not scary at all.
Other than that the show is really good. It is a slice-of-life show with how they show the interactions of people living in a small town. The scenery is really beautiful. They have put a focus on every character. The acting is top notch and the conclusion is one of the best I've seen in a kdrama. So totally recommended!
But this is just my opinion, there are quite a few who did not enjoy the show, especially the serial killer part.

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Thank you for your thoughts! The slice-of-life aspect is definitely what draws me and my mum to dramas, so thanks for highlighting that ^^

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Thank you! I also just remembered that although my mum doesn’t like goriness, she still managed to sit through Romantic Doctor (1st season). As long as the heartwarming parts are there, I think she’ll be fine.

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Having beard can be troublesome. Shaving? - i find it gross.
facial hair equally irksome. Once my trimmer broke.
Holidays - I had like 2 inch beard grown by now. am in for beard competition?
At that time withing week - I was questioned 2 times

r u muslim? y have d beard then?
1st occasion - this is where i fell - I immediately responded with a NO.

And that no still is bitter for me. That No was mere a catchword we all have? out of habit? or was this response from subconscious mind.
I was confused about this No - its meaning, its character as well as its intentions.

If that no was defense - then i was the same as that person. That means i seriously consider and accepted the q and even acknowledged by confirming my identity to that bigot.

Q - that person used a distasteful mockery? that seemed like an excuse so i could get away from that No.

Q - that person seriously was islamophob?
A - No clue whatsoever.

2nd occasion - the guy asked the same with a smile on his face. So i consider him an ignorant being and had never seen a guy with beard ever. too many flowery boys here.

I was at the centre of this trial and after deliberating it for weeks, months and years - i knew the answer - No to no. heh.

For others its foolishness to spend so much time on introspecting something so shallow. But for me it was question of principles.

As for those guys - You can easily guess whom they voted and who has seen the rise. And these questions are the normal of present climate.

I have skipped lot of details and changed(always do) events.

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>>> NEWS JAPAN - Train brought to emergency stop because someone coughed in it >>>

What was that show about cleaning paronia guy? as usual opposite heroine pops in and do casual romance and guy changed? That trash was horrible.

So this is what happens -

I visit the store to buy food product. Employee wearing not handgloves and had cold(who knows whether he/she had fever/flu or not). What about someone sneezes?
The same person is lining products in refrigerators/
fruit/dairy products/ baked food items there

How much you can trust that person's hygine?

You pick products and that person uses the same hands to barcaode scan the products. wow

Its not because of Corona. Its corona and you become conscious. What about your normal boring day-to-day life?

At that time i right away told the person - they should wear mask/gloves at least. and that employee kind of lashed at me. Maybe it was because of illness. But i do think that employee felt some kind of discrimination.

Home back i kept on thinking - was this hygine issue or discrimination one and till today i have not find the answer.

This example i gave in 2019 too - All is Well - When girls came to know about what that one-tall-bold girl was into.
Cleaning washroom and then kiss scene.

You can learn, question and experience a lot watching a fictional drama. Common sense is not so common for most chumps.

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I sense islamophbia from that guy. Plus hold on only Muslims don't have beards lol 😂 i sense a lot ignorance and arrogance too. It's good to reflect back at sth we might consider small but it is a deep rooted problem. I read somewhere that our very first thought and response to a controversial situation is usually what is fed to us or is deeply rooted in our subconscious as the societal standards. That doesn't necessarily mean that you think that way, it can be sth one have known to be true for all your life but the fact that one ponders and reflects back is that shows what one considers right or wrong regardless of what they have known.

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>>what is fed to us or is deeply rooted in our subconscious as the societal standards
This is what kept me up for years. This is why i differentiate between acceptance, approval and acknowledgement. It ached and that's why i still remember it so vividly. Somewhat part of my heart still consider the response disgraceful.

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The fact that it made you uncomfortable is the first step. It is a natural process, happens to everyone. But the takeaway can be that next time you'll be more conscious, if that thought comes to your mind you won't say it and the next time you'll also pause before you think that way. Since deeply rooted subconscious societal thoughts take time to get rid of and form a new opinion that you find to be true, there will be many small steps that you'll have to take consciously but it isn't that hard, all you need to do is pause and stop that subconscious thought and correct yourself then and there. Next time this guy says sth you may even have an appropriate response for him so that he is less ignorant.

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You doubled downed me wapz. I'm not not any religion or believe any fictional human god so anything related to such stuff doesn't perturb me much.
On 2nd occasion - i told the guy with smile - you can assume whatever you want which goes well with my views with each with their own interpretation.

I completely agree with you that invisible societal influences do seep into your subconscious overtime and become certain part of your character.

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How many here believe in vibes and energies? Sth like positive thoughts lead to high energies that helps you excel on life?

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Having a positive attitude will always help you through.
There's this experiment: smile when walking on the street, smile when on the supermarket, smile when someone addresses to you. The person you interact to will instantly smile. There's nothing more contagious.
That said, it doesn't mean you can overcome everything with a smile, because that's not how life works.
If you're familiar with mindfulness, you'll learn that acceptance and self esteem (loving and being nice to oneself, being warm and tender to yourself and not too strict with your flaws) are the first step to find balance, and through balance you find happiness.
Also, I believe negative thoughts will bring bad things to you life.

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I believe being optimistic / having good thoughts are healthy to oneself. Being surrounded by optimists is also much more enjoyable.

I am not sure about external positives vibes. I do use the term (rather than "prayers") when I want to wish someone well but do not know if [s]he is religious or not.

Last, I don't think about it much but I might believe in negative energy. Or some kind of negative or weird vibes, at a location, that makes one feel uncomfortable.

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Don't know about excelling on life, but I've always heard that being preoccupied is suffering twice: the world literaly means occupying one's mind about something PREvious to it happening (or maybe even not)... So you suffer in advance and then when it truly happens, no point in that!

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I haven't posted in an OT in a long time. Hello everyone!

In terms of drama watching, I recently finished Black Dog and Crash Landing on You. Loved them both! They really rekindled my love of kdramas after a disappointing 2019 in dramaland. Tried watching a few episodes of My Holo Love but dropped it. Hoping Hi Bye Mama becomes my new drama conquest.

In terms of real life, I started a new job and bought a new car this week. This has been enough adulting for the rest of my life. The new job is a huge promotion which is great. However, I am missing my old department and the friends I made there. And the new car was much needed (I currently drive a 2005 lol). I pick it up tonight and I am so excited!

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Congratulations on your promotion and a new car. Wish you the best with your new job!

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Thank you!!

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Congrats on promotion and the new car.
Changing department (specially when you've been promoted) can be a bit complicated, as you have to look for your own space and you're the new one.
Sure you'll do fine once you'll settle.

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Thank you!! Yes, that is exactly how I feel right now. It will take some time to get in the new groove, but hopefully I will feel settled in a few months.

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I'm in the middle of doing RapidPass for my blood donation later today - noticed the Red Cross has added a section saying not to donate if you have been in China with the past 28 days.

Meanwhile Virus is spreading faster than the Red Cross can change its guidelines. It seems out of control in part of Korea and possibly in Iran. Not good.

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The Korea news I caught talked about clusters in churches, elder community centers, and funeral centers. Very worrying.

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It's "A" church - one that is considered a cult by most. https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20200221006851315?section=national/national

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Many rumors say it is spreading rapidly in North Korea, China borders closed both ways. More cases in Japan. China seems to completely losing control so internet censorship is rampant.

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A new tidbit in the old Burning Sun case. Seungri can no longer delay his mandatory military service. He enlists next month. As a result, his criminal charges will be forwarded to a military court.

Traditionally, military courts have higher standards of personal conduct and harsher penalties than civilian courts. I do not know if that is true in SK.

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Question: where can I watch “catch the ghost” and “money game”. I can’t find either of these on Viki, KOCOWA or Netflix. TIA!

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Money Game is on Kocowa+, maybe not on the free one.

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Catch the Ghost and Money Game are both on On Demand Korea.

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You can find them on VIU.

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Happy Friday! I stayed up late finishing Transsiberian Pathfinders with Lee Sun Kyun and friends. Learned interesting tidbits about Russia along the way like the endangered omul fish from Lake Biakal. The trip was 11-12 days on the train, the crowded quarters would not be for me. The final days in Moscow looked fascinating, esp the tour through St. Basil cathedral. That is some long train trip!
I really love Itaewon Class, and am caught up with Black Dog, Stove League, finished Crash Landing which was kind of a too-neatly wrapped ending. I made the carrot soup featured on Delicious Rendezvous ep 10 (see my wall for pictures of how it turned out). I like the new format on Happy Together with weight loss panel, and love E-News Exclusive’s cover of our famous Director Bong! I am so happy we are in the “heading out of the forest” direction for February. It’s cold here and I like warm! Have. Great weekend beanies! ❤️owl

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Always dreamt about taking the transsiberian. Don't mind crowded quarters, I love it that you get to see how the landscape changes and how places look like, and you get to have a good look at local people just going on with their lives, and sometimes they even talk to you and you get to have this totally random cool conversations without even having a common language, so lovely! Maybe I should watch that show

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You might like it!

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Happy Friday Beanies...my day started with good intentions...i thought i would get off early from work today and finally do some much needed house cleaning and decluttering...so i did come home early but good intentions went straight out the window, as by chance i started watching cdrama Nirvana in Fire and now it looks like i'm going to be only binge watching this show this weekend LOL :-)
all, have a good weekend ahead!

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Haha Nirvana on Fire was my nosedive into C dramas! Happy binging!

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Holy sh- the new BTS album slaps. Someone stop me from listening to the songs on repeat coz i really need to sleep. Also, i don't think i am ever going to stop crying over 'friends' by V and Jimin. It's such an adorable and heartwarming song.
That aside, my class went on a field trip to hospital to study dissection today and quite a lot of my classmates fainted. Loved the experience but i am glad i am studying to be a physiotherapist and not a surgeon coz it's really not for me.

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The songs will run in your head even when you turn down the music 😉 ~

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I know. It even came in my dreams. Anyways, what's your favorite track in the album?

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Does anyone understand "Money Game"? I don't mean the
financial stuff. I mean everything else: relationships, reasons for
behavior. E.g., what is a young woman who dresses and acts like a
tomboy doing hanging around among the financial elites? None
of it makes sense to me but I've kept up with it, hoping the light
would dawn. Another week and no light.

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I understand it, and really like it. The only mystery that remains for me is how Eugene is connected to Hye Joon in their childhood. Hye Joon is really smart and quite perceptive about what's happening, and she can keep her mouth shut--that's why she's running with the big guys. She became a financial civil servant to keep what happened to her father from happening to others. The only person she trusts is Yi Hun. Now as to why the guy fell, or jumped, from the building and who's to blame for that, I don't know. I'm waiting for Yi Hun to find out that Heo Jae killed his father. The missing shoe will play a big part in Yi Hun's discovery.

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Hello all:
I'm getting tired of winter. I want to be out planting. My seeds have pretty much all arrived, except for the edible flower seeds and the Asian veggies seeds. I want to set up my greenhouse and plant another cherry plant. Grief is waning, mercifully.

Dramas currently watching:
Kdramas:
Money Game -- Still watching but for some reason it's not really grabbing me. I guess it's okay. I love the main female lead so will look for all her other dramas. Is she a newbie?
The Game -- This is okay but it's so dang convoluted. There's no real forward movement ..just a kind of spiraling inward.
Tell Me What You Saw -- This is the most interesting -- for me-- kdrama at the time being.
Stove League -- A good satisfying but bittersweet ending.

I keep wanting to watch Bank of Seoul on kocowa because i like specfic stories but haven't gotten to it yet. Am looking around for cdramas "I've Fallen For You" and "Birth of the Drama King."
Cdramas:
Guardians of the Ancient Oath: I love this! I especially love the way they deal with the supernatural. The third brother's romantic love for the "second brother" is a bit much. My fave character is eldest brother -- the Henry Bolingbroke figure-- and i'm a bit saddened that it looks as if he won't be in the rest of the drama and aaargh, he's the most intriguing character in the entire thing.
Perfect Partner -- Am liking this love story because the hero is such a real character.
One Day or Some Day -- A time dislocation film with quite a lot of twists in this.

Anyone else find the horse battle scenes in chinese dramas too uncomfortable to watch? I can't help but think those poor horses suffer in some of those scenes.
Have a great weekend, all.

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Which seeds do you plan to plant?

I don't have much luck with seeds (I think it has to do with the right soil, weather, and watering rather than the seeds themselves). But I love going through seeds catalogs and local stores/libraries.

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nasturtium, lettuce, spinach, amaranth, root veggies, asian veggies, pansies, violas, borage, tomato, carrot, beets, pretty much everything. I also am planting two cherry trees, hazel nut, haskep, plums.

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Pretty much all those horse battles are CGI.

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Wow. i hope so. When those horses flip head over hoof on their backs...ah me. It worries me.

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shim eun kyung has been in many dramas, but probably is mostly known for her movies -- one of my favorites was Miss Granny.

she was in Naeil Cantabile, and i liked her in that role, but honestly i liked the original J dorama version better with Ueno Juri...
i haven't seen most of her other dramas.

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I just started some eggplant and bok choy and lettuce seeds this week. May be a bit early but I wanted to get a head start, hopefully we'll have an early spring and I can transplant soon. I'll start pepper and tomatoes in a month or so

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Bok Choy is a cold weather plant, I used to grow them here in Phoenix in the winter. Never bothered with lettuce as I seldom use more than 1-2 a month.

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Good news on the availability front.
tvN's HOSPITAL PLAYLIST has been picked up by Netflix. Here is the news release:
https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/news/hospital-playlist-season-1-netflix-k-drama-plot-cast-trailer-episode-release-dates/

The one thing I might question in the report is the episodic running time of 60 minutes.

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Hope everyone’s having a lovely day. I’ve got a Crash Landing On You - sized gap to fill in my drama watching, any recommendations? I’m open to anything that’s good!

I’m currently making my husband watching Goblin but it’s slow going as finding time to watch super long episodes around life and small children is tough 😄

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Hi beans!!!

This week I'll get to see rookie MC Shin Sung Rok in Double Casting! It will premiere on 22 Feb 2020! I'm excited! The show will put the spotlight on musical ensemble actors who has been filling the musical stage harder than anyone but has not been noticed. I'm intrigued by the premise. And I think it's the closest thing to an actual musical that I can watch (I'm not keen to spend so much money just to go to Korea to watch a musical and return. Hehe 😆)

On a sadder note, Master in the House announced that Lee Sang Yoon and Yook Seung Jae leaving the show. So sad. They just announced a few weeks back their new group name, a combination of the 5 members name. They just released new posters as a 5 member group. So I felt the announcement was abrupt. I didn't follow the show from it's early beginnings. I started following when SSR joined the cast but I got myself attached to them as a group of 5. I wish LSY and YSJ all the best in their upcoming projects, I wish LSG, YSH and SSR all the best with MitH. I hope the show survives, it would be so sad if the show is ultimately canceled soon (i read the rumours 🙁). cc: @msrabbit @neener @blnmom

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So I'm going to be taking a hiatus soon. I'm backfilling for my boss for the next 6 months and I'm also doing a Master's subject at Uni so I won't have much time for dramas. I'm going to back away from the site and discord for a while, although I won't be completely gone.

Anyway, that's not important. What is important is that I have one week of February yet and intend to get a good binge in. Once March starts I'll limit myself to one drama.

If you had one week and wanted to binge a few dramas, what would they be?*

*Be Melo is top of my list but for some reason I can't muster the mood. I have no explanation for this. It just is.

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Perfume. I will binge watch Perfume again 💜. Also TLE. For newer dramas, maybe I'll put Forest on my binge list, for a Heirs-like watch 🤣.

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The most important thing is...I'll miss you LT!! All the best with work and your studies! Fighting 😎!

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How dare LT be a responsible and productive adult who prioritizes work and education at the expense of dramas and us. Hmmph.

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The nerve!!!

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Heirs was much better than Forest...this week’s episodes didn’t even have good trash. Unless I missed it with the first. Sigh...

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That first was supposed to be fast forward...

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Depending on your mood. If you feel like romance, I would recommend you to watch Queen In hyun's man. If you feel like Sageuk, I would recommend 100 days my Prince. And if you are more like something real and thought, I would recommend Mother, either the Japanese or the Korean version.
All of these are in my wish list,, except in the case of mother, only the Japanese version. But I don't have like you a week off😭😭😭😭😭

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I haven't seen the Japanese Mother but the Korean one is a wonderful drama. It's kind of a shame it was made in the same year as My Ahjussi because that drama was so transcendently beautiful it overwhelmed it.

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Maybe Nokdu Flower. It was so heavy and perfect that I had difficulty starting a new show after. Must work well for immediately before taking a hiatus!

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I feel lately DB is in a stand-by status,, maybe trying to recharge by having Regals and other minions do recaps? (But yet not fully charged)....🙄
Or maybe the airing dramas haven't been good for a while... ???🤔
I miss good dramas like I am not a robot or my Ajusshi, or even light dramas like A poem a day or the Secret life of my Secretary creating discussions here.

Is it all of us collectively, or dramaland or is it me?????? 😐
(If you guys will answer me, please don't beat me.. I am sensible this weekend)
For sure, it is only me😅😅😅😅

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It's not just you.

Since we don't know who owns db, we have no idea what's happening behind the scenes. But it seems obvious that whoever was backing it isn't interested in it anymore, probably because they thought they could monetise the fan base and found that isn't the case.

It is becoming slowly a shell of itself. It's only beanies and the fan wall that are keeping it alive. Yes, I imagine that the underwhelming dramas so far this year do not help. But the antiseptic editorial direction, the death of the Theme of the Month, and the bots overtaking the fan wall are signs that this is no longer a passion project but a mere line in an accounting book.

It's a shame to see something that was once great suffer the slow death of a thousand disinterested cuts. Unless the site is reacquired by somebody who cares about content and community rather than cash, I'm afraid its days are probably numbered.

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Unfortunate, but true. SIGH.

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Nevertheless, I still believe we all can make it work, for it is mostly a community site for us who enjoy dramas.
I wish I could personally do more, but I have never been the "leader type", and my creativity ends up with design of houses, inner decoration (very sober) or self made cards😂😂😂😂😂😂
Greetings to everyone! 🙋

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DB has changed...

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Passion for a subject is hard to maintain a living. I know many friends who are writers and artists who have had to leave their collapsing print media industries to find "real" job to support their families. They still have a passion for their work but priorities have to change to meet the times. I do not begrudge anyone who has to make that kind of choice.

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Had loads of free time this week and used it to fall into the Someday or Other Day rabbit hole. No regrets here!

This is good! Truly, Beanies, go and watch it! During the first episode I was thinking " this is so slow, man!" but by the end of episode 1 I was hooked. This drama manages to be full of twists and simultaneously to take the time to breathe and to be mesmerising.
It's beautiful. The acting is beautiful. The OST is beautiful. The story is beautiful. The relationships are beautiful. And Taiwan is beautiful (I had no idea, sorry Taiwan).

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It's funny you should say that, I just finished writing something about the final episode. So when you get there...

https://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/02/22/the-past-is-another-country-someday-one-day-episode-13/

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Opened it on a new tab! I'll read it when I get to the end because I'm enjoying this so much that I don't want to spoil myself. Thanks! (*finger hearts)

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Just finished this drama and read your review! Listening to music was my - at times isolating- lifeline during high school, so I definitely relate to your writing and to the drama. I've found your post evocative, the tape metaphor feels right, and it's beautifully written. Also agree on the collaterals' issue: the whole time I was hoping we would go back to teenager Wang Quan Sheng, the show gave him the shortest straw. Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks so much!

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Confession: I haven’t seen “Parasite” and don’t intend too. I think it’s because 1) I don’t usually watch Korean movies and only watch Kdrama 2)it looks scary
Although I’m truly happy for the success of Parasite for South Korea I’m apprehensive that people are going to find out the joys of watching kdrama and it will become so popular that I won’t love it anymore 😬 I feel like I belong to a small group of like minded people who share a love of Kdrama and I don’t want to be ruined ☹️....... rant over

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I watched "Parasite," but it didn't rank up there with my favorite Korean movies. 3kidspluschance, you should give Korean movies a try, they are just Kdramas squeezed into basically a two hour format. As I've said before, I really like the short Kdramas because they get to the core of the story quickly. Did you watch the Kdrama version of, "Beauty Inside"? I haven't watched it yet because I don't think it will live up to the impact of the, "Beauty Inside," movie. I loved that movie so much, I bought it and have watched it many times. As for a different quirky movie, "Castaway on the Moon," is great. If you liked, "Stove League," I think you'd like, "GLove."

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I watched about half of the movie and I recognise it’s an elevated art form in itself but I don’t think I can say I enjoyed it. Confession- I don’t think I have ever enjoyed award winning movies. What does that say about me 🤷‍♀️

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That you are completely normal?
We all have different preferences and we won't like or love the same thing.

I love the movie to pieces but I do understand why some are not into it.

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I followed mmmmm's recommendation and watched, "One Day." It was sad, but very touching. Since I'm older I think about the end of life a lot. I got caught up on, "Money Game." I love this drama, and all the characters except for Joon Pyo (that actor always plays characters that are first class jerks). I'm also finishing, "My Holo Love." At some point I'm going to watch, "Outlander," season 3. I've read all the books in the "Outlander," series, and they are currently broadcasting season 5, which covers my favorite book of the series. My ancestors took part in many of the historical events depicted, so it's of great interest to me.

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I got caught up in money game right now too

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Crash Landing episode 16, (time:1:01:16) what is the song that Seung Jeong sings to Dan in the car? He only sings two lines which are translated as: "As spring winds blow, Scattering cherry blossom petals".
It is a beautiful song, but I can't remember who does it/where I've heard it before. Does anyone else recognize the song?

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Didn't watch the drama but know just from the lyrics: Cherry Blossom Ending by Busker Busker!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXV7dfvSefo

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Thank you, Mindy !
It is such a lovely song, and thank you for the link too!

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I’m impressed, mindy!

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It was super hit song when it was released! Not that impressive, lol...

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Hi all! Can someone confirm something for me? In episode 17 of Coffee Prince, Mr. Hong ran into his ex. Is that Lee Il Hwa (mom from Reply series). I couldn't find any credits for that cameo when I scoured the internet. Thanks in advance for checking!

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