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    Did you like it? Is it a sobfest? I really like the ML but I don’t want to watch a sobfest with an unsatisfying ending.

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      Not a sob fest because we have a really head-strong female lead in a drama for once who actually fights for her life and for the things and people she loves, but the ending is kind of open and it made me sort of feel bad for the second male lead (Deng Lun), but it depends on how bad your SLS gets while watching the drama 🤔🤔 And I admit that I am Deng Lun biased—he’s the reason I started the drama tbh— so the ending got to me a little bit, but if the actor for the male lead is your bias, then you should be fine 😊😊

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        Okay that is encouraging. I’m okay with open endings if they are done well, and this is a really strong cast of actors. I will bump it up my watchlist. Thanks!

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Turned on the TV and the Filipino version of YFAS is playing on the international programs channel that my TV happens to be on and it is THE cheesiest thing ever 😂😂 Sorry, dear Filipino Beanies

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    which is one of the example of why I havent seen any local shows in almost a decade now…

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      Likewise, I’m Cantones-speaking Chinese (but can also understand Mandarin), but I stopped watching anything produced by the Hong Kong and Taiwan entertainment scene for 10+ years now 😰😰😰 I have turned my focus onto Mandarin-speaking shows/dramas produced in China which is way better in production quality, value, plot, and acting

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    Oh goodness, that atrocity OTL

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Surprisingly, I don’t think that this has been posted yet

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Juuuust finished browsing the recap for ep1 on Dramabeans, and then this comes up in suggestions for me on Youtube hehehehehe

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Looking for another Cdrama to watch, but the heart can\’t seem to let go of Deng Lun, Yang Zi, and Sun Yi, but I\’ve rewatched \”Ashes Of Love\” & \”Because Of Meeting You\” an n-th number of times already

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    Try Destiny’s Love. Light drama with pretty cast, decent acting and some really hilarious moments. Story is so so, tropey but it’s a fun show.

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    i gess goodbye princess.. or the elgends.. chemistry between leads in both cases is the big factor..but frankly for me peaches also fails after ashes.. so god save you.. b’ful love story si always good

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      I’ve considered “Goodbye, Princess” and “The Legends” (I really liked Xu Kai in “Story Of Yanxi”), so I might go back to one of those again 🙂
      LOL I guess we have slightly different preferences, then XD I love, love, love “Ashes Of Love” and get progressively frustrated when watching “Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles Of Peach Blossoms” and actually fast forwarded a lot of scenes with the female lead during the second half of the drama

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        i didn’ t understand.. i said i liked ashes and in comparison 3 lives loses
        you prefer 3 lives?

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          Oh, sorry!! To summarize: I actually like “Ashes Of Love” more, and the 2nd half of “Three Lives, Three Worlds…” basically frustrated me to no end, especially the female lead, Bai Qian DX

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    or you could go on wallace huo marathon 😛 .. my sunshine .. both movie and drama are nice.. watch movie first so that you can enjoy movie for what it is

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      Hmmmm Wallace Huo– I was considering doing a rewatch of his drama “Love Me If You Dare” with C-actress Sandra Ma– and was watching bits of his drama “Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace” with Zhou Xun, and his drama “Journey Of Flower” with Zhao Li Ying (a.k.a. Zanilla Zhao….. Her english name is so pretty!!) XD

      Do you mean Wallace Chung? I’ve already watched (and rewatched) both, the movie and drama, for “My Sunshine”… The pace is slightly too slow for my liking XD

      I sound super picky with my dramas, I know ~!! lol Sorry

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        lol yea.. chung.. oh no need to be sorry, you mentioned all romance dramas so i gave you the same genre examples.. even i dropped the drama midway.. and the good thing that came out of the movie was me coming to know about male lead.. there was one movie i watched with angelbaby and mark.. that was nice (mark is a good actor)

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          I’ve watched many C-variety shows with Angelababy, but the movie version of “My Sunshine” is the only other thing I’ve watched her in XD Although, I did add the movie verision of “Love O2O” onto my List on Netflix lol It star Angelababy and Jing Boran 🙂 I think I should get to it soon haha

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            ya no this one with mark is good.. and she is good .. but then i have to say it is Mark who elevates the whole thing from usual senti sopy stuff to interesting..

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          lol Yea, I don’t think I will be watching the movie version with Angelababy & Yang Yang even though I want another Yang Yan drama 😅😅 Maybe I’ll go and do another rewatch of the drama version of “Love O2O”

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            Angel and yang yang have done a movie together? which one?

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            @alasecond Oh, sorry!! Getting my movies mixed up lol I don’t think they have done a movie together… The movie version of “Three Lives, Three Worlds…” was with Yang Yang & Crystal Liu Yi Fei 😅😅

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    Have you watched Sound of the Desert? It was an interesting story from a few years back. Also Prince of Lan Ling. Another one that did not get a lot of attention was Singing all Along – possible because of the name which does not do the drama any favors, but I really enjoyed it. It’s not a fantasy story though, and it is historical.

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      I was THISCLOSE to watching “Sound Of the Desert” a couple years back when I was in my Cecilia Liu Shi Shi phase after watching her in “Scarlet Heart” seasons 1 & 2 but not anymore (but I do have the online English translation of the novel bookmarked…. I have many Chinese novels–which eventually got turned into dramas– bookmarked, but just never got to reading any of them yet lol) XD Funny enough, she has a new drama out, titled “If I Can Love You So”, it’s on Youtube & Viki 🙂

      I started watching “Singing All Along” but stopped half way when the politics got too complicated XD

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        The politics were definitely complicated, I guess because that was the drama’s main focus. I almost exclusively watch historical and fantasy dramas, I don’t find most modern Chinese dramas to my taste. I’ve also started a lot more dramas than I’ve finished. The only ones I really enjoyed not mentioned in this thread are Nirvana in Fire (mostly politics) and Story of Minglan.

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          The Chinese dramas that I watch, and enjoy watching, are a mixed bag, so I can’t even tell you what draws me in lol But I will admit that a large part of the modern Chinese dramas that I watch is for the chemistry of the cast and for the romance haha

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        I also have watched “Prince Of Lan Ling” (if it’s the Ariel Lin & William Feng Shao Feng one you’re referring to), and I enjoyed it for the OTP, but fast forward through a lot of it

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For the latest [Ask An Actor]: Lee Yubi, @kdramaswimmer must be dying to ask her how it was to work with Lee Joon Hyuk?? Hehehehehe

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Monday jams

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“I really expected it when I was a singer. I never got a single one.”

hahahahhahaha
https://www.soompi.com/article/1316741wpp/uee-shares-how-idols-exchanged-numbers-via-vending-machine

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“We are not formal public figures according to societal standards, but we hold the responsibility of public figures because all of our actions can influence the audience and youth.”

Very wise and also very true, in the context of how the South Korean society is because the public is so easily swayed and influenced by what they see and hear from the entertainment industry

https://www.soompi.com/article/1316757wpp/lee-soon-jae-shares-his-thoughts-on-current-controversies-and-responsibilities-celebrities-have

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Don’t know if it’s because he’s dumb or if it’s because he was thinking, “If one day I go down for this, then y’all coming with me”

https://www.soompi.com/article/1316777wpp/lawyer-explains-how-jung-joon-young-unwittingly-saved-chatroom-conversations-for-police

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People in Kpop be dropping like flies because of the “Burning Sun Gate” scandal, and now we have this, but I’m glad it’s a heavier sentence: It’ll set a standard for future cases in terms of heavier sentences for celebrities

https://www.soompi.com/article/1316581wpp/son-seung-won-receives-sentence-for-drunk-driving-case

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Watching IU rise above and getting past this when she does is going to be so satisfying to read in the news :DDDDDD
https://www.soompi.com/article/1316327wpp/ngo-defends-iu-from-netizens-claiming-her-donation-after-the-gangwon-fires-was-suspicious

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    People really love to hate what she does with her money!

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    I’m curious to know what they thought she was donating for, if it was ‘suspicious’. Did they think she was laundering money through ChildFund? Was she waiting for this humungous fire so that she could have the opportunity? Lol

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      I think they mean to say that she’s making useless donations to an organization they don’t see to be really helping anyone in the situation—because there have been little to no reports about how the fire is having an effect on children—but IU chose to donate to an organization who’s main goal is to help children

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    Korean netizens are scary ridiculous. Just because they don’t ‘see’ what the donation is for – it’s suspicious. Childfund is right – the distrust will negatively affect the culture of giving.
    Yoo Jae Suk got criticised for not giving enough! I mean how ridiculous is that! How many of those who criticised gave as much as he did I wonder.

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      A large part of it, I believe, is a cultural thing— it’s ironic, because many East Asian cultures, including Korean culture, is built on family, communities, people as a group, and not on individualism, yet, the modern world and the people who inhabit this world and who make up the norms and such of this world and society turn everyone individualistic and everything into a very individualistic place to be. Therefore, when it comes to something like donations of money, it’s become a thing where it’s not even for the cause anymore and if a donation is being given, people are skeptical and cannot and will not believe that the donation is something given simply out of the kindness of someone’s heart. This is why IU’s donations have been made into something ‘suspicious’, this is why people think that Yoo Jae Suk’s donation amount is ‘not enough’, that is why people don’t understand the logic as to why Sean of Jinusean goes out and delivers briquettes every winter or chooses to train and run races but donates all of his winnings, or how it was so difficult for people to wrap around their head that ALL profits from “Coffee Friends” was willingly donated 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Charity, as sad as it sounds, is still a very foreign concept in Korean society ☹️

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        Well said. These are the same people who do not realise that people like IU, Yoo Jae Suk and Sean donate to more than 1 cause. Not just the 1 that happens to be highlighted.

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Ji Eun’s “Persona” has been postponed ‘til THIS Thursday & the Ji Soo/Jinyoung (B1A4)/ Jung Chaeyeon (DIA) drama “My First First Love” will premiere on Netflix NEXT Thursday i.e. “Maundy Thursday”

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EXO-Ls gon\’ have a field day with this one… Especially the sasaengs
https://www.soompi.com/article/1316177wpp/exos-xiumin-announces-military-enlistment-date

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    Seeing Minho with kids is the only thing that has ever made me want to get married (to MinHo, of course) and have kids.

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      Time for a re-watch of “Hello Baby” – SHINee season?? Hehe

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      😂 I believe that is what one of the co host of the podcast I listen to said. Only for him would she have children just so she could watch him with them.

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        Exactly. I don’t even want kids but for him I would have 10 kids just so I could watch him with them 💕 His future wife will be so lucky.

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          Now that you mention it, I realized that the only C-variety or K-variety shows that involve kids also involve male celebs taking care of said kids lol I recently finished watching season 5 of China’s version of “Dad, Where Are We Going?” because of a certain C-actor being on it as an “intern” dad 🙂

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