Beanie level: Errand boy

I don’t understand show ratings. How can the first half get 8% and the second half 11%? Do the extra 3% people just start watching the second half and not care about what happened in the first half?

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    That might be exactly it, especially now when, for most dramas, one 1-hour episode is actually split into two ~ 35-minute episodes, and people tune in after the commercial break after the first half hour, and then just watch the reruns (if there are any) when it comes on, to get up to speed with the first half of the episode

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So, here’s my comprehensive list of dramas that ended really well:
– Reply 1997
– Healer
– …

Maybe Nokdu will surprise me?

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    Do you have an alternate ending for this one too?

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    I disliked Healer ending. What is the use of sending a big fat baddie to the police station when you know he will be out in under 24 hours? Oh but we don’t have time to make sure he ends up in prison, we have to catch up on the cute.

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    That’s a very short list. Not surprising for kdramas. They can never write proper endings.

    My most memorable endings I find satisfactory are from:
    Reply 1997
    Secret Love Affair
    Padam Padam — it was the very last scene that made me fell in love with it.

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    I liked the end of Weightlifting Fairy and Secret Life of my Secretary.

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VIP didn’t air.
Vagabond didn’t air.
Master in the House isn’t airing.

whyyyyyyyy baseball 😠🤬😭

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Kocowa isn’t working! What do I do with my life now?!?!?

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It occurs to me when I’m watching Nokdu, whether he is or isn’t the king’s son, how would anyone go about proving that? Couldn’t anyone with the story details claim to be the king’s son and take the throne? There are no DNA tests, not even blood type tests. I think normal people kept genealogy records, but Nokdu doesn’t have any obviously. There are no photographs, people don’t even recognize the king when he’s walking around.

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    when one sense doesn’t work , other does..

    At that time, people were so attuned emotionally, that theyd recognize their kin 😛 .. plus which child have you see who doesn’t resemble parents .. long live genetics

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      Haha. Joseon telepathy?

      I wish the genetics worked. I used to be a preschool teacher and I would constantly try to give the wrong kids to the wrong parents. They looked nothing like their parents!

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        ha ha .. hilarious.. i wonder how much were you feared by the parents

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    maybe they pricked blood and see if the two blood becomes one or forms aggregates. (I think this was shown in one saguek which i remember not but when the scene happened I was like…. that only looks at blood type….)

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    Maybe (hopefully) there is still an old palace servant around who knows the story and has kept an eye on the prince errant.

    I recently finished KING’S DAUGHTER SOO BAEK HYANG, where the king could recognise his daughter by the pin she wore, inherited from her mother. Of course, someone stole the pin so the king adopted the wrong girl.. (it’s complicated).

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    Exactly! I have no idea how they can prove Nokdu is King’s Son?

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    I always wonder which is closer to the truth. Was the king kept locked away, or could he wander around without his royal garments? It seems like most people outside of the palace wouldn’t know him.

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    I kind of assumed that they’ll never actually try to prove it beyond the word of Nokdu’s father. I mean, I feel like the only way Nokdu and Dongjoo can have their happy ending is by him eschewing all rights to the throne and riding off into the sunset. Also, Nokdu does not strike me as the type to want kingship or be involved in politics, and for the first time in a sageuk I’m actually waiting to see how the political shenanigans play out.

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      I expect the same thing. Nokdu and Dongjoo move on to a life of anonymity (maybe next to a new widow’s village) and leave the king a better man.

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OK, I had a Vagabond discussion with @katakwasabi about the bullets in the car, and it made me go back and screenshot it. For science. As katakwasabi mentioned, the bullets went through the metal body, but were apparently were stopped by the inner cheap super-Hyundai-plastic on the doors, so as to keep the passengers from harm.

Apparently the special effects guys drilled (large!) holes in the body, but only where it didn’t actually hurt anything — none on the gas tank area and none in the important engine parts. Also, the ‘randomness’ of the machine gun fire is not good, guys. You can do better than that.

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    I wonder how close this is to reality? How far can an actual bullet penetrate?

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      I think unless a bullet proof car, a bullet can easily penetrate any car.

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        😱 and I had the perfect plan thought out if I was ever unfortunate enough to be somewhere with a shooter…!
        I need another escape plan 😢

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      Cars, fridges and doors offers no cover from bullets, based on some Mythbusters watching 😉

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    You should do an analysis on the shipping container too. That one requires a suspension of disbelief of like…this is a cartoon proportions–not that the car is any less, but yeah.

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      They were shooting from inside a container with window slits….and somehow on one inside got shot or hit by a ricochet, and they manage to land a bullet or two on the baddies outside. They really have luck on their side.

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        That whole shooting episode inside and out of the shipping container was soooooo just unrealistic/illogical and I don’t know what else.
        the bullet holes through the car and NO ONE gets hurt – then they all stand in front of the police and no one shoots until the Swat guy who obviously wasn’t one starts.

        and I didn’t see any flying tanks… 🙁

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    Hahahahaha!! Thank you for the screencaps. The interior of the car should be painted red with blood, but it was pristine. I don’t want KTW et al to die, though they really should have in this n-th gun fight (I lost count how many gun fights have happened).

    Anyways.. this was a great Hyundai ad. The car is very durable. 😆

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Jannabi is back! Immortal Songs this week. 🤟

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Ah, this is the kind of quality content we were waiting for from SSR.
Vagabond, ep. 8
👇

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In this week\’s Sung Hoon update, here he is (dressed as Where\’s Wally) being lick-attacked by Yanghee while shooting a promo for his fan meeting in Jakarta. I like the little smile on his face when he sees the attack coming.

Why am I not in Jakarta. 😢

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So… Jopping = Jumping + Popping ?

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This is crazy!

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    Wow!!! That is a lot of money! Can they be considered chaebols now? Heh

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      Their grandchildren will be, if they keep going at this rate. Chaebol means third-generation millionair if I remember correctly.

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    WHOA even I didn’t know this. This is far beyond what I expected

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    One band = 0.29% of the South Korean $1.619 trillion GDP? Incredible.

    I’m really curious about their personal finances. They’re owned—not managed—Big Hit Entertainment. I hope they’re getting their fair share and protecting their wealth before they age out, if that’s something that happens to boy bands.

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Woah! Life is getting in the way of daily Sung Hoon posts. 😐

#weeklySungHoon #happyOctober

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OK, Vagabond is hilarious. I have no clue what\’s happening because I skip over the graphic parts and I lose focus on the political bad guys talking about their evil plans blah blah, but Suzy and her satori-speaking friend and everyone trying to kill Seunggi and SSR being the goody-two-shoes agent (yeah, right) is SOooo entertaining.

Funniest scene of ep. 4 in the comments:

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    Hahahaha!

    BTW this is interesting PPL for the Hyundai Kona (which is the car I want, but in orange). I think it’s implying the car is safe — you can be in a rollover accident and make it out with only a stiff neck.

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      Lol I didn’t make it there. Dropped around mid-episode because of the convoluted mess of a story.

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        Meaning: I watched everything up to there and still don’t have a clue what it’s about 😂

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    Have to agree, drama’s really entertaining if you just gonna roll with tge plot 😂😂😂

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    I haven’t watched ep 4 yet but I already want more goody two shoes SSR! Moreee hahaha!

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Very Important Question to start the weekend:
Center part or Side part?
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(Correct answer: Side part)
#dailySungHoon

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Sung Hoon is in Singapore for a fan meet and greet today. So jealous of you Singaporean beanies! This is my favorite photo from the Singapore photoshoot that started my whole (almost) daily posting obsession adventure.

#dailySungHoon

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It\’s time to go to sleep, but I\’m craving carbs. I need Lee Seojin to come and bake me a loaf of bread, please.

#dailySungHoon #ohMyVenus #hungry

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    I forgot Henry was in Oh My Venus and now I want to rewatchhh

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    His bread does not cook in the middle 😛

    ( if you are watching little forest)

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So this is already shaping up to be one of *those* weeks where lots of stuff is hitting the fan both at work and at home. Just need to stop, breathe, and remember all the things I can be grateful for. Fighting!

#dailySungHoon

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Y\’all probably know that this is how I picture Cold Hot CEO:

And after he encounters @yyishere:

He is captured and tries to make his escape:

but, sadly, is unsuccessful.

Someone please give YY a rooftop room.

#dailySungHoon #saveCHCEO

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Hmmm. Netflix puts in a lot of profanities where none are present in the Korean. Why?

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    Tell me about it. I really don’t like how Netflix is turning my Asian dramas westernized……..

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    Netflix has a tendency to over translate. They’re definitely better than they were but when they have to make a decision between literal translation and what they think would have been in an English version of the script, they opt for the latter (if that makes sense). So in an English version of the script, the person would swear so they make them swear.

    The worst I ever saw was a film where a character said, “I’m hurt” and they translated it as “I’m fucking messed up”. Because in an English version of that kind of film, that character would have sworn badly but they weren’t literally swearing in the Korean.

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    I don’t know how it really is in Korea…but could it possibly be that profanities are not not common in real life but not shown on terrestrial TV? Now that it is on cable, they just go all out since they are not restricted to any rules set by broadcasting stations. Just a thought.

    I don’t like profanities in dramas or in real life. Anyways, what drama are you refering too? Hehe

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      Ahhh…seems like I might have gone off-tangent here. It’s about netflix subs. Huuuuu

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      Vagabond. I’ve seen Korean movies where there is a lot of profanity (I might not be fluent, but I know all the bad words, lol), but Vagabond has none. It’s on SBS. I don’t mind them translating profanity where it actually is, but *adding* it is just annoying and distracting to me.

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    Yeah, I think I just saw that in Arthdal. I was like “whoa, chill Netflix! He just asked what was happening.”

    I stopped watching shows in English because, among other reasons, they insert swear words in every other sentence. So not only is the dialogue very poor, it’s practically made up of swear words used as fillers.

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    Ugh. I don’t have Netflix, but yeah, that would make me mad.

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      I think I have come across this a few times on other places. I remember when I was watching Healer on Viki, there was one scene where they inserted a profanity and then in parentheses it said “loose translation.” I was like “I did not ask for a ‘loose translation’!“

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        I’ve come across it before occasionally, but it happened like 7 or 8 times in one episode here (ep. 2, I didn’t watch ep. 1).

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          Sorry just curious here.. u watched ep2 but not 1?

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            I knew what was going to happen in ep 1 (I read all the spoilers) and I didn’t want to watch it because I’m a scaredy cat, so I just read Dramamilk’s recap to catch me up on the plot.

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            Ahhh ok. But ep 1 was great, or maybe you can watch the earlier bits if you want to see LSG with bad hair 😂

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    I wish they didn’t do that also. I personally don’t mind swear words, and even swear myself at times, but I watch a lot of dramas with my mom who is very religious and wont watch things with too much swearing. This will be upsetting for her as Vagabond was her most anticipated drama.

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      Oh, that’s awful for her then! The Korean version is fine, but Netflix subs will ruin it for her. 😠

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    out of scope, when I was watching Story of Yanxi Palace (historical C-drama) I was stunned by some lazy translations “you b*tch” used between consorts in the palace
    I was like “err I don’t speak Chinese, but that couldn’t happen x)”

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FINALLY FRIDAY! This week was soooo long. Adding a little prettiness with Prince Rim today…

Hope you beanies have a lovely weekend!

#dailySungHoon

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