Beanie level: Water maid

Dramaland is actually doing a lot of sequels lately…

Not sure how I feel about it.

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    There’s been a lot of open ended endings of shows lately too, leaving just enough to dangle for a sequel if necessary.

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Me, reacting to downvotes 8 weeks ago: 😢😲😢😲

Me, now: [drags cigarette] “Pull the trigger you cowards.”

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    I know which thread you’re referring to, and I was *this close* to putting a disclaimer on my comment of “I know the downvotes are coming, so bring them on” 😉 Your comments were very well said, though 😉

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Me: “I should check out some of the drama premieres from this week…”

Me: *watches variety shows instead*

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    This is me, too!! lol

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    Recommend an episode of a show pleaaase. I’m in need of a good laugh. 😀

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    God this is so me! Variety shows are suddenly the only shows I look forward to now! #dramaslump

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      2017 has been such a slump year 🙁

      Variety is the only thing bringing me joy right now

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        It has been Running Man, New Journey to the West, weekly Idol and knowing brothers for me… I am surviving on them!😃

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Sigh. I was slightly interested in Man Who Dies to Live when it was first announced. But the way they’ve gone on to portray Arabs and Muslims is just disrespectful.

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    What happened? I don’t plan on picking up that drama but might read its recap.

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      Just a lot of ignorance and stereotypes. It’s obvious very little actual research about either went into the show. The PD/Writer’s preconceptions of them seem to be informed by a mix of Aladdin and post 9-11 stereotypes.

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    I’m glad it wasn’t just me who was a little put off (and that was just from the teasers)…

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    Haven’t watched yet, but I was really looking forward to it. Is the racism that bad? I kind of expected that tbh, but I was hoping that any jokes/stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims would be dropped quickly once the guy goes back to Korea. Or does it continue even after that?

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      Its so bad…a number of Beanies & I were talking about it in 1 post of @hannaehh screen caps alone annoyed me.

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        my apologies but I’d rather not post the screen cap I saw. And that disturbing, annoying scene is just in Ep 1. I can’t move past it, that I’ll not watch the rest of the drama

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If you’re watching a drama and Kim Young Ok isn’t playing the halmoni, is it really a drama?

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I would just like to take the time to thank not only God, but Gong Yoo’s stylist, for all the tank tops he wore in Coffee Prince. 🙌

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❤ ❤ ❤

Anyone else wasting time on this app?

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I know it\’s considered the same as like a star sign or MBTI type, but I still find it odd that k-actors and kpop stars\’ blood types are so easily accessible. I feel really weird having that information…

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If I were to compliment kdramas on just one thing, it would be that they allow their shows to be silly. I\’m getting tired of this fake gritty \”realism\” that seems to be dominating western media. Not everything has to be miserable to be \”realistic.\”

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Does anyone else go through drama mood swings? I seem to alternate from watching absurdist fluffy romcoms to nothing but murder shows for the following weeks. Like every few months.

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    I do. 🙂 Right now I’m enjoying psychopaths…

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    I’ve started doing that. I don’t want to get rid of the taste of good fluff with other fluff so I watch something heavier until I can move on.

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      Yeah. If I watch something too similar afterwards I feel like I’m cheating on the show I’ve just finished 😂

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    have it all the time, i can sometimes watch 3-4 romcoms back-to-back before just switching over to scifi or thrillers or cdrama’s or …for a while 🙂

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    Believe me, that’s normal. HAHA!

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    I always have drama mood swing. And an extreme one at that too. I switched so fast from craving one genre to another. From romcom, murder thriller, tearjerker, sometimes even to makjang.

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We\’ve gotten to the cycle where a lot of my faves are enlisting this year and it\’s making me nervous 😂

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KFC’s Goblin look-alike is probably my favorite thing currently.

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The amount of male leads who would actually be terrible boyfriends is… too much frankly.

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    Lol true enough. They look swoony on screen but only because it’s not happening to you lol
    There are a few hidden gems, but then they seem too perfect to ever be real (Twenty Again, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-gu, Queen In-hyun’s Man, I Hear Your Voice).

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      Yeah, 2017 has been a better year in general, but then I’ll see a wrist grab or something in a currently airing show and I’m like, still?

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        I’ve never been as bothered with the wrist-grab as most people seem to be. It depends on the context. I did like the subversion of it in The Bride of the Water God, though.

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          I don’t think it has ever been addressed from a cultural point of view it this site, but I have sometimes wondered if it has sprung from the korean custom of limited touching and skinship with strangers. Like maybe taking the hand if a near stranger is frowned upon so they have gotten into the habit of taking the wrist?

          Maybe it was at first with strangers only and then they got used to doing it with everybody. 😁

          Of course this is pure conjecture. 😊

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            Yeah, I would be interested in how culture plays in it. I wonder if it’s addressed in dramabeans’ book…

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        Yeah, I’m not bothered by it if the guy doesn’t look like he yanking her around. If they’re just doing it as opposed to holding hands I don’t mind. Maybe it’s different cultural perspectives?

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          It’s the dragging her around part that bothers me. Or stopping her by force. Which is 99% of when its used. It’s also just a cliche in general…

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            I think why it doesn’t bother me is that the girl can always say no if she truly wanted to. I’ve never seen one done so forcefully that the girl couldn’t easily enough break the contact if she wanted to. I read it as a subconscious decision that she does want to be removed from the situation or stopped from leaving. Of course you could read it in a feminist perspective that the woman thinks that she can’t break the contact because she believes that the man does have ultimate control over her and she has no power, but I think that’s being too pessimistic. But, again it depends on context for me.

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            If a girl wants to leave or not go somewhere then the guy should respect it. Not get physical to prevent her from from doing so. It’s as simple as that.

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            If the wrist grab bothers people, then the situation should be seen as both of them being at fault. The guy should respect her, but she should stand up for herself. The guy always touches her spontaneously and out of desperation. He’s not thinking nefarious thoughts towards her. If she has a problem with him grabbing her, then it should be up to her to break contact. By her choosing not to, then she is letting him have control. Whether he should have that control or not can be our judgment, but you can’t blame him for her letting him have that control.

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            Sorry, but that is the definition of victim blaming. Kdrama heroines are rarely ever not written as subordinate to their male leads. There are societal pressures, and sometimes professional ones (i.e. work dramas), that DO prevent them from voicing rejection because it would negatively impact them. And we HAVE had male leads force themselves on female leads while they voice rejection anyway. So the female can’t win. She’ll be seen as secretly “wanting it” anyway. And that’s the kinda stuff that makes girls feel like they can’t say no in the first place. You can’t place the responsibility of the male’s actions on her.

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Netflix\’s subs for Age of Youth are somehow worse that Dramafever\’s. And everyone ranks on Dramafever.

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    Omg! I’m so glad you brought this up because I always wondered about the quality of the subs on Netflix. I don’t have it, but after finding out how many K-dramas are on there, I was curious about the quality of the subs–if they were accurate and specific/detailed.

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      I don’t know if the quality varies from drama to drama but for AOY, in just the first two eps there were translations that messed up key lines and jokes. Nothing that screws up anything really important, but still noticeable. I hope the other dramas might have better subs because Netflix has actually been good about getting more dramas lately, and their international content is growing. It’d be a shame if it was wasted on bad subs.

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        Oh that sucks, though. I love it when I get the little jokes and/or meta used in shows. For regulars like us, it kinda takes away from the drama-watching experience, but as long as the main idea for each scene and overall show is portrayed well, then it is what it is. That’s why we have DB for situations like that–to fill us in on the gaps that the bad subs left!

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I thought rewatching Signal would be less intense the second time around, but nope… butt cheeks still clenched.

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    LOL! 😂🤣

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    LOLOL I’m checking DB in secret at the office and you made my I’m-definitely-working-concentrating-face disguise completely failed. Good thing nobody noticed hahaha

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Like I loved Tomorrow With You, but a drama with Shin Min Ah as an aloof time slipper and Lee Je Hoon as her sensitive photographer husband would’ve been TEN TIMES BETTER.

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If dramaland is gonna keep riding this time slip/travel trend, I want a drama where the GIRL is the one who time travels (preferably not to Goryeo though…)

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    How about Goguryeo for My Only Love Song?

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      I forgot about that one! That seems like a friendlier Goryeo.

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    Faith and Splash Splash Love are the only lady time travelers I can think of. OoOo I haven’t checked out My Only Love Song.
    Yeah if there’s going to ride this wave of time high jinks it would be nice to have the ladies travel more.

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      I have seen Splash Splash Love. Adored it, but only two episodes man… Still waiting on Seul Gi and Doo Joon to reunite in another project.

      Interesting that the trend seems to be that male time travelers get to go to the future while the ladies get stuck in the past…

      I haven’t heard the greatest thing about Faith… I also refuse to watch any LMH dramas where his hair is god damn ridiculous (which is most of them…)

      Basically I just want ladies to get to go to the future too.

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        I love Seul Gi. Give her all the shows any character and she sparkles. Oh my gosh I never thought about that you’re right the women are sent to the past almost as a rule. I’d like to see them go to the future or do a Goblin thing where they just live so long they see the future.
        Yeah Faith sigh they’re are loads of better dramas. I will give them points for the leap frogging time travel they had her do. That was different.

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I decided to do a Signal rewatch… half way through episode 1 and I\’m already crying… this one\’s gonna be a doozy…

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Newsfeed for the Next Week: \”SongSong…DOTS…SongSong…Descendants…SONG COUPLE…kbs…🌞…Wedding…DotS…pREGnant???…SongSong…\”

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HOLD UP! Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo are ACTUALLY getting married??? Have we entered the twilight zone????

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    Haha yeah, I am also all kinds of surprised!

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      Same! I’m not a shipper myself, but wow, I am shocked!

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        I neeveeer expected this. I mean, with the swag couple I wasn’t really surprised but this? Holymoly

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          Lord help them. Everyone’s gonna be all up in their business now. Even more than beforehand.

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            This must be one of if not the most famous celebrity couple out there right now in SK entertainment business. Their star power alone is already amongst the highest but together? o.o I hope people don’t bother them too much.

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