Beanie level: Errand boy

Korean dramas: Changing my view on thunder and rain forevermore.

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    Is Goblin Kim Shin sad, or are we logged into the game?

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      Was Goblin not all that memorable for me to take this long to understand the reference. But Goblin being sad is so much safer.

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Just once could a drama NOT move a person willy nilly after they fall six floors. Stabilize the neck please, just stabilize their neck.

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    i had the same thought watching Player just now! the guy was hit by a car and they shook and screamed at him to wake up..i was like..well you probably broke something shaking him around that way 🙄

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      Drama after drama, I think “oh, you just paralyzed him. Nice.”

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    Omg. I was peeved at this too. First i was peeved HJ ran up instead of down when she clearly saw something fell. But maybe the darkness (very unsafe) of the staircase made her not see a body on the floor 🤷🏻‍♀️. Then when they moved the body, i was 🤦🏻‍♀️

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    I was like: cool! a med student!! they’re so lucky!! ..and then he just turned the body like that…*facepalm*

    I usually can’t stand medical scenes in non medical dramas…they don’t even try to be somewhat accurate -.-

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    Ooh I think I saw this only once so far – in Doctors.

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Put episode one of MoA on while Mr Egads was in the room. I didn’t say a word. Half hour in he’s watching.

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I am in need of a nice rom-com. No convoluted triangles, no extended noble idiocy, and preferably no shouty parents. Drama, movie, Korean or other, please share your favorites.

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    To All The Boys I Loved.

    Damnit if that was not a great film.

    Also, Set It Up. That one was cute as well.

    Easy, breezy and funny.

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      To All the Boys I Loved: adorable movie with the bonus of long time crush John Corbett playing dad

      Set it Up: how have I missed a rom com with Taye Diggs and Lucy Lui? Thanks! This is exactly what I was looking for, but apparently my Netflix algorithm is wack so they have not pushed it to me.

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        Yeah, the algorithm on mine is wacky as well. They make we work for it :).

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    Agree with To All the Boys I’ve Loved before. I’m just finishing Oh My Venus, it’s almost drama free. Very cute.

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      Oh My Venus: pure fluff, sometimes didn’t make sense, but who cares because So Ji Sub. (I don’t like the last scene though, so I pretend it didn’t happen)

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        It’s on my list but I really just don’t like Shin Min Ah. Maybe I should watch that this weekend instead of boring myself with Rooftop Prince.

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    I remember having mentioned this, but did you try the anime Lovely Complex? Idk why I like it so much: it’s about a tall girl who likes a shorter boy but he can’t seem to see her as a girl. She doesnt give up (shes not like the playful kiss heroine)

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    North & South 😉
    Wives & Daughters
    Return to Cranford

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      Oh, now I need some Mr. Thornton this weekend.

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        Richard Armitage is in the last season of Vicar of Dibley. Not necessarily a romantic show but a fun show with a delightfully eccentric cast of characters.

        If you ever read contemporary romance Act Like It by Lucy Parker has a hero that reads like Richard Armitage. It’s hard not to picture him.

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      Richard Armitage. HOT DAMN….HE HOT !!!!

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    Some of these have been mentioned often so apologize if you’ve mentioned watching them before.

    Kimi ni Todoke the like action was really cute.

    A Love So Beautiful just sweet.

    North and South a great winter watch. All the BBC Gaskell adaptations really.

    As Time Goes By the TV series. Love this so much. Really wonderful second chance romance.

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      Kimi ni Todoke: bookmarked for later
      A Love so Beautiful: it IS sweet
      I love all things Gaskell. The world needs more Gaskell adaptations, and a Gaskell biographical miniseries. She was an interesting woman.
      As Time Goes by: I think I watched this years ago, but maybe it’s time for a rewatch. Maybe it’s time to rewatch lots of British shows.

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    I don’t normally like k-movies but I watched Miss Granny recently and liked it a lot to my surprise.

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    20th Century Boy and Girl! Sweet friends-to-lovers romance. Great group of girlfriends. Love triangle was mild.

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    Perhaps this would be a good time to watch Sassy Go Go which is one of my favorite fluff dramas! The OTP is absolutely adorable and winning. This drama make Lee Won-geun my eternal puppy!

    No noble idiocy. There is a mild love triangle but it is well done and resolved with some satisfying heart pang. I don’t think there are shouty parents but a couple of mean mom.

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    I don’t I’ve watched anything you haven’t.

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99.5% of my drama viewing is on my laptop, but because Memories of the Alhambra are on Netflix I decided to watch on the big tv. Ummmm, Hyun Bin’s smile and dimples on the big screen? Hello…..

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    I also might be able to get the spouse to watch and enjoy this one.

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    Did you see Goblin on the “big tv” because if not, Gong Yoo in HD…is probably the main reason I’m so obsessed.

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      Only a 32″ and now I feel we should bombard Netflix with demands to pick up Goblin. I might have to rewatch Train to Busan, and finally watch Age of Shadows now that I have figured out how to access Netflix on our biggest tv. Maybe I should ask for a bigger tv for Christmas….

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        Bigger tv is always nice. 👍

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        Ooh, good idea! To the Netflix request and the TV. TV’s are so inexpensive now compared to before!

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        And yes to Age of Shadows and Train to Busan. I watched these both on 55 in tv’s.

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          I’m a scaredy-cat who rarely watch horror films. But I didn’t find TtB that scary… or was it because I was too focused on that gorgeous face? 😂

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            While it’s a zombie movie, and thus has its share of gore and scare factor, TtB is at its core a social and moral commentary. The gorgeous face was there for a some stunning character development.

            Normally, zombie movies leave me either disgusted or bored, but TtB is spectacular and Gong Yoo’s transformation from selfish to empathic was so well done both in the writing and the acting.

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        Train to Busan is one of my favorite movies. And Gong Yoo is love.

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    The best investment my brother has made towards our house is the Fire Stick and since I’m the resident fixer-upper in our house, I installed it and downloaded Viki and Dramafever (RIP) on it first, lol. I now wonder how I used to watch them on my tablet and I can’t go back😂. How fun! Hopefully, your spouse joins you!

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      Oh, I just remembered a Roku stick on the small tv my dad uses when he works in the glass studio we set up for him in our basement. I should grab that when he’s not working so I can watch Viki and Kocowa on the big tv.

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        Nice! It will definetely give you a bigger drama experience:)

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    I watch everything that is on Viki (and previously DF) on my Roku on our big TV!

    As long as my dad isn’t hogging it…

    And if I’m watching with a friend, it’s a necessity.

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    MoA and Mr.Sunshine on a big screen are both breathtaking.

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      I second Mr. Sunshine on HD on the big tv too. I watch most all my shows on television. It’s a different experience altogether.

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    We have our TV attached to our Mac mini so I can view Netflix and Viki and before DF all on my tv, iPhone and MacBook simultaneously 🙂

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      Oh, you’re a Mac family too!

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        😃

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          We steam everything through our Apple TV and since the VIKI app works seamlesslessly and NETFLIX, of course. Everything else can be mirrored from my phone, IPad, or MacBook.

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Dear Korean pizzerias,

Cranberries on pizza? Wae?

Sincerely,
A slightly befuddled and queasy viewer

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Weekend to-do list:

Intended to accomplish:
Clean (well that one is always on the list, but I had a plan)
Laundry (see parenthetical above)
Cook and freeze some meals (hahahaha, yeah right)
Shop (ugh)
Watch Twelve Nights, Boyfriend, SKY Castle, Memories of the Alhambra (in between the real life obligations of course)
Knit (finish the last of that scarf)

What I really did
Knit (finished the scarf, two cowls, and as I type this ½ of a hat)
Watched 25 hours of the weekend drama Five Enough. HELP, I can’t stop. The OTP is so freakin’ nice. I like these people, and I want to hang out with them. Not his crazy in-laws (the parents of his deceased wife), but seriously all the characters kind of make sense, in a drama-like way. Even Sung Hoon the narcissistic golf star is likable (and by the way, he should only take roles that have him being kind of dim and egotistical—anything else is beyond him). I only pressed play on the drama to lull me to sleep as weekend dramas do, and instead I have completely been sucked into this world, and if it doesn’t end with divorced mom with three kids and widowed dad with two kids getting married and making another baby without any noble idiocy or a nonsensical time-skip, I will be very angry.

Anyway, this has been a slight SOS. However, on the bright side I may not have done any cleaning, cooking (toast for dinner!), or shopping (ugh), but I think Healer’s Ajummha would approve of my knitting output.

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    *volunteers to run errands and cook for you so you can continue your knitting-and-Five-Enough-spree*

    The OTP is really nice! I like watching nice people. What a change.

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      You’re not helping with my main problem here.

      Would you mind delivering some kimbap? @ndlessjoie is right, Ajummha would want me to eat kimbap instead of the toast and dry cereal.

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    Healer’s Ajummha wants you to eat kimbap during your knitting breaks.

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    You can knit? Wow, that’s cool! I’d probably poke my eyes out with those things 😀

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      Fortunately I wear glasses which prevents me from poking my eyes out. Seriously, if klutzy me can knit, anyone can.

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I fully blame @cloggie and @vivanesca for luring me into returning to Fox Bride Star after I dropped it. It shall be long time before I trust you again. What the heck was that ending?

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    :'(

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    I read comments about the ending bit I am still hesitating to watch the final episode.. it’s like it left a sour taste in your mouth…that’s how it feels when I read the comments…

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      It did, but don’t let that stop you from watching yourself. I was looking for something particular, and it didn’t deliver, but you may have a different opinion.

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        MAYBE, but I doubt it honestly. I still haven’t recovered from 100M stars and now this…

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    the one that incites a long rant?
    lol
    I’m….holding myself from posting on my wall about it
    I’m on my savage streak these few days, gosh… the choices of words I had in mind for each scene…

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    Well seeing all your posts, I’m glad I dropped it and didn’t return. I guess there is at least something that I should thank my exams for! Unexpected in many ways… 🤔

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    *cough* Are You Human Too *cough*

    I was literally about to start this at the end of this week. Guess I’ll cross that one off too.

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    cough, what ending? the wheelchair date? I mean, double date? not enough kisses, I agree

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    They really did manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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This profession of love is probably one of my top five. Can he get any cuter?

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Show: Let’s focus on the boring spy stuff in the finale
Me: Where’s Joon Joon and KIS? Is the romance gonna happen?
Show:

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Made the mistake of checking out @sincerelytod\’s fanwall, and was SUFBB traumatized all over again.

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@mary Dramabeans has gone a bit wonky for me on Chrome. It’s fine on Safari, and maybe it’s just me, but I thought you might want a heads up in case it isn’t.

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I’ve been meaning to watch Soulmate for months, and finally pressed play today. LOL this baby Shin Dong-wook with his long hair and headband–I love it.

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Yoo Ah In has arrived for the big event. I told him to wear his mane of glory, but he wasn’t sure which one I meant. So he brought both.

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I saw Ji Sung headed towards the wedding venue. Do NOT let him have a guitar, poor @mindy will be mortified if he sings his signature wedding crashing song.

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Fluttering Warning (or Love Alert, why can’t everyone agree on translated titles?) seems to be following some sort of tropelist

 Birth Secret
 Contract relationship
 Fake cancer
 Childhood tragedy
 Strangely similar childhood tragedies
 Parental death during aforesaid tragedy
 Unreasonable controlling parents
 Corporate politics
 Weirdly obsessed female second lead (with short haircut)

Did I miss any?

Strangely though, we are missing the cold gruff male lead who will be changed by the earnest cheerful female lead. Both leads are genuinely nice people.

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    ▶Mandatory hospital scene and IV drip
    ▶Next week we will see the male lead wounded for saving the female lead. Everyone in K-drama lives in danger, they can get stabbed or hit by truck anytime.

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      But, in perhaps one of the most shocking twists ever, she didn’t rip out the IV! It was taken out properly by the doctor.

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        LMAO Should I watch it just to laugh with you? 😀 The whole drama sounds like from 2000s era.

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          Here’s the thing, @cherryinbloom. The list of tropes makes the show seem cheesy beyond description but the OTP’s chemistry is so appealing. They’re both the definition of charming and lovable.

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      Mandatory hospital scene and IV drip

      *clutching my gut with laughter*

      Wound-tending is definitely mandatory in k-dramas, isn’t it? It’s a pet peeve of mine that no-one every freaking washes with soap and water. This is the first show I’ve seen with people properly washing their hands.

      Related to “wounds”, I’ll also add:
       Spontaneous bloody nose (Ep. 1) though it doesn’t seem to be linked to the usual “stress” or “sensitivity.”

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    Kidnapping?
    (is that just a Cdrama thing?)

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      Also, I’m gonna have to watch now!

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      Not yet!

      But we are only 4 episodes in, so it is entirely still possible.

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        I’ll be looking out for obsessed F2L’s fake pregnancy as well!

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          Since his mother is already faking cancer, I suppose this is the best option for F2L. She will have to manufacture a forced and fake night of passion however, because he thinks she’s wack-a-doo.

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    You forgot

    – accidental kiss
    – truck of doom
    – amnesia
    – subway/Quiznos

    They could happen!

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      Still plenty of time.

      Wait, was there already an accidental kiss? Or am I confusing it with that other tropefest Jang Geum?

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      They tweak it a bit, kissing when he still under the influence of sedative.

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      Here’s what I’ve observed so far from your list, @coffeprince4eva

      Slow motion save from a car driving too close to female lead (Ep. 2)
       There’s a near-accidental kiss while tussling over a fitted sheet. The ensuing feels confirms to both parties that the anesthesia kiss wasn’t a dream and not forgotten. (Ep. 6)
       There’s no real amnesia, but after the couple share a post-anesthesia kiss, he wonders if it was a dream and she wonders if he’s forgotten what happened. (Ep. 6)

      I’m thrilled so far that shared home-cooked food is a key element of the story. Not a submarine sammich in sight—so far. 😉

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        Hahaha! I am glad for your keen observation skills! If we wait a few more episodes we might be able to see a foot long making its entrance 😃 We will have to celebrate 😃

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          Bwah! I’m going to have to work in “a foot long” into a sentence next week. My office is across the way from a sub store so …

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    Ha! I love this. Tingling Advisory is my favorite translated title.

    As of Episodes 5-6, let’s add these tropes:
     Faaated love
     Second male lead secretly in love with female lead
     Second lead pretending to be gay (normally it’s the male lead who’s pulling a Three’s Company, innit?)
     Cohabitation (with Yoo-Jung having the cutest round suitcase imaginable.)

    New trope I desperately want
     All-night Pilates and Legos when avoiding The Talk

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Well the super buggy Rabbit just deleted my current chat groups. Or maybe you all kicked me out?

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    Gah! I’m glad I’m not the only one it happened to!

    And Dal-ja 💖

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      Oh good it’s not just me.

      Your gif collection has something for every occasion and emotion.

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        It happens to me too occasionally, then rabbit takes mercy and lets me back in.

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          I’ve never had every group disappear before and not reappear after refreshing.

          I hope your vacation is going well.

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            Same here.

            I am way too addicted to Rabbit. This is distressing me so much.

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            I’ve had the main group go away and come back but this is different…EVERYTHING is gone.

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            Ah. All my messages have vanished. Not only groups – just checked. So rabbit decided it couldn’t handle the beanie load? T_T

            Yes the vacay is going well. Or was, until I got into a train this morning & it turns out they’ve decided to kill us all by freezing us to death. Or perhaps the Indian Railways wants to give its passengers the Himalayan experience 🤔

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            Now I can see my messages but still cannot reply…

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            @greenfields did you accidentally sign up for the full Himalayan experience on Indian Railways? *hands G a down coat, wool hat, scarf and gloves, and a travel mug of hot cocoa* stay warm!

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            Thank you E! 🤗🤗 (I must have!)

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    oh dear i came on here to check if it was just a problem on my phone or if everyone was affected. oh dear oH DEAR

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Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter was not what I expected, but then I don’t really know what I did expect. Anyway, this is a pass for me, the talking pigeon made it a hard pass.

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    Really? The talking pidgeon is what makes me want to give it a go now 😂

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    tbh ALL the cgi is just weird for me LOL… I made it to the end of ep 1 but that’s about as much as I can handle

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You know that one show that is your secret guilty pleasure? The one with the problematic plot and the misunderstood hero that seemingly sets the progress of feminism back fifty years but you love it anyway? Yeah, that one. The one that has been remade, repackaged, and ripped-off a zillion times: It Started With a Kiss

Well, come join me and @isthatanisa on rabbit as we resume our weekly watch today at 1:00 am GMT. We are on episode 13, and it’s an impromptu date you don’t want to miss. You can also witness isa and I analyzing the heck out of the male lead’s motivations, as well as admiring the tennis coach’s dreadlocked mohawk which I could not find a good photo of, so you should witness it first-hand. (Don’t understand time zones? Me neither, but this is a handy converter https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)

If you aren’t on Rabbit https://www.rabb.it/ it’s easy to sign up, and you can find and friend me with my DB handle then I’ll hook you up with the Beanie rabbiters and you can watch, chat, and snark with your like-minded peers.

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    @earthna and @Jenmole sorry about the change in day, I hope you can join.

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    As I was reading the first few questions I immediately thought of Mary Stayed Out All Night, Noble My Love and Playful Kiss. If you guys ever watch any of these three please tag me.

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      Mary Stayed Out All Night!!! I refuse to divulge how many times I’ve watched it.

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    That’s a midnight in my county😭 I want to watch it too, it’s been ages since I last watched ISWAK.

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      Bummer, if you are having a sleepless night come and join us!

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    What days?? 1am will be hard on me on certain days but def possible on friday-saturday

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      Sundays. Saturday just wasn’t working now that it’s Hallmark Christmas movie time. (don’t ask, it’s a family thing)

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        Darn. Im with you in spirit and snark and guilty swoon.

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        Please tell me you bring snark to the Hallmark Christmas movies. Sometimes I laugh so hard it counts as an ab workout.

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