Beanie level: Water maid

I just want to thank all the people that were recommending 3 Meals a Day Mountain Village. Show is great, calm and makes me happy ☺️☺️

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https://lat.ms/2mlPf06 So they allegedly found the Hwaseong serial killer, and LA times has a few words from director Bong Joon Ho, who made “Memories Of Muder” which was inspired by it.

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Been holding off on the last episode of Be Melodramatic because I knew it would make me sad, which it did. But also I would give up a kidney to have a show about Eun-jung & the cursing director.

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I’m going to give Melting Me Softly a couple more episodes, because when I enjoyed it I really did. But I did have to shut my brain off way more than I thought I would have too.

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    Same. I may have to fastforward a lot to finish it.

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      Yeah, I kinda started fast forwarding alot towards the end of the 2nd episode. Two episodes just of the build up to them waking up in the future was alot.

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Anyone has a genre that just not for them, doesn’t matter the quality? For me it’s Sageuks. I am not a fan of royal intrigue. I’ve watch a couple that I liked, but could never……

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    Finish, because whenever I see anything with kings and royal court, it just makes me want to get pitch forks and groups of peasants together.

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      I like sageuks in part because I think the hanboks are so pretty and I’m fascinated by all the interesting headwear 😄 I don’t like how gory a lot of them are though. I think the only genre I won’t ever even try is horror. I don’t like scary shows.

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        I like horror, but I like “good” horror. With atmosphere and build up to the scares. I dislike murder porn (films like hostel etc) and jump scares because I consider that to be lazy.

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      I never met a genre that I didn’t like lol.
      Sageuk brought me to dramaland and I’ve learnt so much about Korea’s history, culture people etc in the past 10+yrs so it has been rewarding in a way.

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      Sagueks if they’re historically accurate and everyone dies. I made it through half of Queen for Seven Days.

      Horror unless it’s done so badly that it’s funny.

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    Also sageuks

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      I try hard to like them, because some I consider to be good. I thought Moonlight Drawn By Clouds to be great, but could not finish it. Rookie Historian seems to be really great, but I’m hesitant to watch it because it’s a Sageuk.

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    Melo
    also (usually) horror

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    Fantasy for me.
    I tend to finish what I started, but will never rewatch or even re-read recap.

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    Also sageuks

    But Iโ€™m watching Nokdu as we speak, so…

    Curse you, Kim So-hyun

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    I don’t personally relate much, because I like dramas from across almost the entire board of genres, but I definitely understand and know lots of others who can’t do certain genres.

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    Tale of Nokdu changes my taste buds 😁

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    Fantasy/Wuxia/heroic fantasy don’t work for me with real people. Strangely, I have no problem when it comes to animation or webtoons/mangas/comics.

    Medical and spy dramas were originally neutral to me but I soon became fed up with them.

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I completely forgot about the whole body temperature thing in Melting Me Softly. I thought it would just be a comedy? About adjusting to a different time.

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I watched this scene a bunched of time. It was so funny and cute lmao.

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I\’m willing to bet in Camellia that Yeong-Sim and their dog that they always mention is going to be important to the case later.

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Just finished Nagi’s Long Vacation and it’s going down as one of my favorite series. A show with a well executed concept, well written characters and a main character that actually learns and grows.

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    And not only does Nagi improves and grows by meeting new friends and people, but those people also changed because of her.

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      So, it ends well? I’ve been afraid to watch the last two episodes.

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        Yeah it ends well. I have a feeling we both had the same fear for the ending, but it ends in a good way.

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I like Camellia, it\’s funny and weird. And I\’m a depressing person, so my interest is peaked by what was foreshadowed, if it actually happens lol.

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    The foreshadowing is so heavy-handed that I’m compelled to think it’s a red herring.

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      I’m thinking the same thing because this is Kdrama land. And if it’s not OCN, the chances of anyone actually dying is low.

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Every episode of Be Melodramatic my favorite character changes. And it can even be the side characters. The CEO of So-min agency had one of the best scenes this episode lol.

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https://www.soompi.com/article/1351126wpp/6-k-drama-tropes-were-so-done-with-already

In the comments ppl are saying that if they remove the tropes, then K-dramas would just be like western shows (pt1

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    And I personally don’t agree at all. I’ve watched shows without alot of these and they still have the same themes and formats of K-dramas.

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      It is true that Kdramas have tropes but American shows have their own set of tropes which are designed to manipulate the viewers’ emotions because they are incapable of stirring them earnestly like kdramas do. My humble opinion. No offence to anyone.

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    I have watched and appreciated a lot of KDramas lately that were GREAT and they had none: no Jerk Male, no Stalker 2nd Lead, no Fish Kiss and no (incomprehensibly violent) Wrist Grab.

    The Destined Connection and Disapproving Parents on the other hand… lol… that 2nd one is hard to come by because it’s soooo real and pervasive in many many many cultures (aside from Korean). I am a prone example of “When your parents don’t like the one you love” and how it messes up things (ex-bf). It’s an unfortunate but welcome trope. i mean, otherwise, where’s the drama?

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    Iโ€™m a sucker for tropes when done well.

    1) Jerk Male lead: Hmm well if he is just prickly but not disrespectful (Nam Se Hee in BTLIOF โฃ๏ธ) or if he admits he was a jerk, asks for forgiveness and shows true change of heart (every Mr Darcy ever, Seo Yul in Chief Kim) I see no reason to banish such characters. I kinda love them. The problem is that often kdramas show that love is the only reason he changes into a better or more sociable person.

    2) Disapproving parents who disapprove with a valid reason are totally ok. Even if they overreact, but thatโ€™s life. For example, Soo Binโ€™s mom A Moment At Eighteen Sadly dramas tend to show parents who disapprove over money or class, or stupid mistakes they themselves made in the past. Again, itโ€™s how you write the trope.

    3) Destined connection revealed at the beginning of the drama, like in sageuks, works much better for me than when thrown in randomly in ep. 14. See for instance Seven Day Queen versus Her Private Life.

    4) Fish Kiss. No comments. The Fish Cult might have something to say in its defence. 😂

    5) Stalker 2nd Lead. Iโ€™ve seen fewer and fewer of these lately, actually. Or Iโ€™ve been lucky in picking dramas.

    6) The wrist-grab. Ahaha itโ€™s just funny when I see it (which is also less than before) and I tend to cheer when the girl does the wrist-grabbing so I canโ€™t unfairly condemn the guys for it. I did like how Yang Se Jong held onto the girlโ€™s sleeve rather than her wrist in Thirty But Seventeen. Shows respect for personal boundaries.

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My Girlfriend Is An Alien. The show is complete nonsense, & I said “WHAT!?” outloud multiple times. But I have to admit that it’s fun.

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    I hesitate to start this one. The girl is a pervirted alien right?

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      Lmao yeah she is. Her being a pervert is one of the best parts. She really goes all in.

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        Haha I liked the actress’s previous work so I might start this one. Thanks!

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    I read the description and that alone was ridiculous 😆

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      Lol completely ridiculous, but I heard it was a light watch & I wanted a mental break. It’s a light watch but also completely bonkers at the same time.

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    Itโ€™s completely a mess, but would you actually recommend it?? I need some to watch after I finish the current C-Drama that I am live-watching, but itโ€™s going to finish some time next week

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I have a real dislike for chaebol shows, but I’m 100% down with this. Graceful Family (& Money Flower) shows that you can attract anyone with interesting writing.

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    I’ve been reading really rave reviews about this show on other forums too. Guess I should give this one a try.

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      Yeah, give it a try. It still has alot of what I consider to be makjang nonsense, but it can be so wacky that it feels like I’m watching a cartoon. There’s good writing thrown in too.

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For any ID is Gangnam fans, the show ends the same as the web comic, but the comic has a few special end chapters if anyone is interested in a bit more.

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Episode 3 recked me, I didn’t even make it 30 seconds in Lmao. The talk show sequence had me on the floor.

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“When The Devil Calls Your Name” has one of my favorite songs ever.

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    Knowing Chinese, I never realized how ridiculous it translates to English ๐Ÿคฃ

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    metaphorically, โ€œliver and gallbladder [mirroring]โ€ means (sworn) brotherhood so tight that their organs are synchronized

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      I was able to understand the metaphor of their names because I had my gullbladder removed years ago lol.

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I think JTBC might have another hit on their hands with this one. The second episode was so out there, I thought I was having a fever dream, but I liked it lol.

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    I REALLY liked the premiere week of this show. it hit ALL the right notes (at least for me). It’s sensitive, intuitive, and witty.

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I\’ve been watching alot of Jdramas lately & kinda developed a personal taste with them. Alot of their comedies aren\’t really for me, but their more serious stuff I think is top class.

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    They are pretty good when it comes to slice of life. Yes their comedy is very quirky, doesn’t resolate with me either. What have you been watching?

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      Yeah their slice of life stuff is great too. I just finished “Unnatural” with Ishihara Satomi, which i recommend alot. I watched House On The Slope, currently watching “I Don’t Love You Yet” and “Nagi’s Long Vacation.” I also recommend the those two as well, but I think Nagi might end of being one of my favorite shows if the quality stays.

      Japanese comedy really is too quirky for me. Alot of sounds, big reactions & facial expressions.

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You ever have a moment when you can\’t figure out if something is a cultural difference or just bad writing? There\’s a secret at the end of My First First love & I can\’t decide (pt1)

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    If I just don’t understand or the writing is just not there. It’s like I’m not sure if I’m understanding the reasoning.

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      Is this the long lost parent plot-line

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        Yeah that one. I’m trying to understand her reasoning. It’s like “my family are kinda dicks, so I have to leave you.” and I’m like………… Mmmmm I guess

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          I honestly just took that entire ordeal for what it was meant to be – a way for Song-i to realize that Tae-oh will always be a priority for her and vice versa. I know we didn’t need a dead mother to turn up for that to happen but I think it added a real emotional depth to their relationship.

          This drama was actually so makjang when you think about it but it didnt FEEL that way 😂😂

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            I was waiting to see how they were going to get them together & they really went with contrived misunderstandings & dead mother.

            But whatever, it was a light watch to kill the time. I’m watching a Japanese drama “I don’t Love You Yet” (on viki it’s “In Time with You”) about friends to lovers & it’s a way better show. So in still getting my fix.

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