Beanie level: Errand boy

Is it naive that I’m shocked at how excited fans on twitter are about Kim Hyun Joong’s casting in the upcoming KBS time-travelling drama? How exactly are they ignoring the last 4 years of his career?

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    They’re probably all fake accounts paid for by his agency.

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      Some probably. But I followed some of these accounts back to their pages and they’re pretty active drama fans. And a bunch of them are from my country. Which is making me madder. Grrr.

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The FIFTH Long Yak! And for once, we managed to release it before all the dramas had packed up and left the building. XD Check below to find the catnip of your choice!

TIME STAMP:
—CURRENTLY AIRING:
00:01:00 – What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
00:15:20 – Spoiler Warning: Skip ahead 2mins 25 seconds!
00:24:00 – Wok of Love/Greasy Melo
00:29:39 – Are You Human Too? (Link to Sarah Rees Brennan’s twitter thread below)
00:38:14 – Sketch
—PREVIOUSLY AIRED:
00:43:40 – Suits
00:44:49 – Because This is My First Life
01:00:29 – We Married As A Job (Japanese)
—K-ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
01:05:27 – Item 1: Yoon Kyun-sang’s casting in Clean With Passion For Now confirmed
01:08:15 – Item 2: Kim Hee-ae movie about comfort women
01:14:29 – Item 3: Jo Jung-seok and Gummy getting married
01:16:33 – Item 4: Lee Je-hoon & Chae Soo-bin pairing up for Fox Bride Star
01:18:30 – Item 5: Crossdressing sageuk, Mung Bean
01:20:18 – Item 6: BBC shows being remade in Korean
—UPCOMING DRAMAS:
01:23:38 – HouseHelper
01:25:24 – Mr Sunshine
01:28:52 – Let’s Eat 3
01:30:00 – LIFE
01:32:00 – About Her
01:32:36 – My ID is Gangnam Beauty
01:34:16 – Risky Romance
01:35:57 – Thirty but Seventeen
01:39:23 – Time
—QUESTION OF THE YAK!
01:40:49 – Which Drama OSTs have stayed with you long after the story ended?

Twitter: @akdramapodcast
Email: [email protected]

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@laica and I go deep into last year’s best family drama with @lollypip (you guys might recognise the name from all the recaps you keep reading here). This is a deep dive into FATHER IS STRANGE.

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    YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! thank you for this! *goes off to listen and reminisce and possibly re-watch*

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We’re a week late with this podcast episode, and some of the ‘upcoming shows’ we discussed have already begun airing. But still, we hope you enjoy listening to our fourth Long Yak. (This is starting to get real, people!)
Use the embeded player below to listen to the episode right here, and refer to the timestamps to find what interests you the most. (Cause that’s what we would do.) =D
00:01:27 News Item #1 – Lee Seo-won charged for sexual assault
00:07:58 News Item #2 – Sequel to Signal in the works!
00:08:56 News Item #3 – Lead Hunting For Clean With Passion For Now
00:12:10 News Item #4 – Seo In-guk back from Army and cast in Hundred Million Stars From the Sky
00:16:06 UPCOMING JUNE DRAMAS: Are You Human Too?
00:20:00 What’s wrong with Secretary Kim?
00:25:12 Life on Mars
00:33:24 Grandpa’s over flowers
00:35:20 RECENTLY FINISHED WATCHING: Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food
00:48:52 A Poem a Day
01:02:09 Age of Youth 2
01:04:17 CURRENTLY AIRING: About Time
01:08:13 Wok of Love
01:15:42 Lawless Lawyer
01:19:38 Suits
01:23:00 Sketch
01:26:38 Rich Man Poor Woman
01:36:45 Question of the YAK: What scene have you watched on repeat?
Find us on Twitter: @akdramapodcast

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    al the APAD talk and i am here… with ear to ear grin…and my heart swelled with so much happiness and love and proud… i loved this drama with all my heart n brain.
    you people described APAD in such wonderful way… the best part was how its the life values were appreciated between the lead pair more than just the looks and personality…

    then you mentioned Lee Joon Hyuk and my cheeks are hurting….

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      Lee Joon-hyuk has completely stolen away our hearts. And it was so unexpected! We’re so, SO glad that this drama turned out to be such a heart-warming story. It has this purity and innocence that’s rare in dramaland. We need more of these.

      Thanks for listening, @kdramaswimmer! We love knowing that you enjoyed the episode. =)

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        very correct…i too never expected to even finish APAD let alone be in its trap forever.
        Its this amazing DB beanie world and @raonah who whispered and pulled me in….
        and i agree… everything you said… its one such pure and innocence filled at one place that you cant look away from it. Like in today’s drama world all dramas full of conflicts and fights and so much drama APAD was like Morning Fresh Air to cleanse your soul and heart… to make you a better person.
        And Lee Joon Hyuk is cherry on top (one beautiful cherry)…

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    Yay! Love that you always upload these just when I’m wondering what to listen to while I fix my lunch ^^
    Thanks for sharing!

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@laica unpacks the #metoo movement in Korea with Odessa Jones and @pogo1. They also discuss problematic tropes in dramas and which writers have shown a knack for creating heroes who are swoony yet non-toxic.

I piped in occasionally, and @saya was present in skype chat the entire time. I don’t know why we thought we would have little to contribute, since we were distracting Anisa (laica) with our messages throughout the recording. XD
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In other news, StarsInOurPocket Podcast is now available on:
Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/akdramapodcast),
YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXAKERzXeFhlsSrVL_qU–w),
RSS (http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:429481275/sounds.rss),
and iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stars-in-my-pocket-a-k-drama-podcast/id1270514773?mt=2)
We upload episodes twice a month (and sometimes sooner). Join us?

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Hello people. @saya @laica and I are back with our third Long Yak episode. We chat about Suits, Poem a Day, various DNF’d dramas, the Japanese remake of Signal, and a CDrama that’s pure love.

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    Can’t wait to listen to this!

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      Yay! We do this mental gig every time the listener count goes up by one. And watching the stats is practically what I do all day instead of focusing on the work that actually pays me monies. XP

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    Oh, I was so confused! I thought this was a pic and wondered why I hadn’t gotten a notification on youtube, then wondered where it was when I didn’t see it there ^^;
    My everlasting battle against technology *sigh*
    Anyways, finally listening! Thanks for sharing! <3

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      I was like that, too. Plugged in my phone in the car to get ready to listen. Opened up YT …huh! What?! Had to immediately login to DB to find it. Good thing Paroma had replied to my comment so I was able to find it fast.

      “Everlasting battle against technology ” you and me both, chingu!

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      Ah, sorry about that guys! I’ll have the YouTube one up too. The still image video just needs to finish rendering.
      Also, the trouble with YT is that they pause the play if your screen goes dark (also ads, so many ads!), so we wanted to give listeners an option like soundcloud. =)

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        Oh, no! No worries at all, I was just confused, but listening to it on soundcloud is a great option too ^^
        Also, thinking on starting Only Side by Side with You since everyone comments how half the drama is spent on flashbacks lol I was sold on the premise, but the episode count was too much for me, however…I’ll give it a go considering it won’t reeeeally be 40 heh.
        Thank you!!

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          The first 12 eps are pretty solid, the next 20 are 60% flashback (so lots of skipping), and then they end strong with a good last stretch that’s ALMOST flashback free. XD So, it never *feels* like a 40 episode drama.
          Hope that helps!

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Is anyone else having trouble explaining why *everyone* needs to watch PRETTY NOONA WHO BUYS ME FOOD? We tried to explain it here, but mostly ended up giggling about the show’s unbearable cuteness.

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    I stopped watching at episode 5 but I love hearing you talk so passionately about something you love.

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      Thank you! But why did you stop? Was the storytelling not working for you or was it the godawful netflix subs? (Cause those nearly broke me until @saya found fansubs for us.)

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        LOL @ the godawful subs.

        The pacing of the show was a little slow for me. I could feel the angst building and I don’t think I’m ready to face it. I’ll continue to read the weecaps and listen to you guys discuss this on your next podcast.

        You guys sound a lot better quality wise on this podcast. It was always either you or Saya that sounded far away. Whatever it you’re doing, keep it up!

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Hola guys. This took ages, but here’s the Drama Wrap-up for School 2017. @saya and @laica joined me for this review. Remember to tell us how you liked it! =)

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    Cool, I didn’t know you did this! Thanks. I only have time to listen for 20 minutes. For me, the show was cute, but the romance pushed aside other stories and characters I was interested in (Dae Hwi!) . School 2013 is on another level, totally agree.

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      Thanks for listening! Oh, I wanted a lot more Dae Hwi too! If you like the actor, then @saya suggests Solomon’s Perjury, and I suggest watching his adorable Drama Special “If We Were a Season”. =)
      Oh, and if you really, REALLY liked the podcast, then subscribe to our channel, okay? We’re also on iTunes (the big gun!). =D

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I used to hate her so much as cancer girl, but Ryeo-won is a complete revelation in Witch’s Court. Major girlcrushing is happening right now.

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    And I totally agreed with her when she did that wicked thing. I think it is better get your sexuality found out than being a rapist for the rest of your life when you’re actually the victim!

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      I do too. The choice should have been his, yes, but as she correctly points out — she’s a prosecutor not a lawyer. Her job is to get criminals behind bars and not let sexual predators like the Professor roam free.

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        And I’m wondering why her coworkers and her boss can’t understand this simple thing! She was screaming at Ma Yi Deum asking how the guy would face the world after this, but I guess she didn’t think that he’ll have to suffer worse consequences if he was proven guilty of sexual assault.

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Ahoy! Just dropped the newest podcast episode. Laica joined Saya and me for our review/fangirling of the much loved Fight My Way. (Also, surprise! We actually stick to the topic at hand this time!) =D

And it’s up! First Impressions of Manhole by Saya and Laica.

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Just finished watching my first Thai Lakorn, Leh Ratree. Romance between second leads totally overshadowed the main. Also Sake’s sister and mom were so much more compelling the female lead!

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I just started watching Ms Temper and Nam Jung Gi. I don\’t think I\’ve ever liked Yoon Sang-hyun better, and Lee Yo-won is my newest favourite badass hero. I\’m loving this show!

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    I loved the show! One of the favorite female leads ever. Also loved the his son, he was adorable.

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      Oh yes. First drama kid in a long time whom I don’t find annoying. But the show’s uncomfortably real depiction of sexism is what’s keeping me hooked (and LOVE Lee Yo-won even more).

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        Yes I loved that too! I also loved Lee yo won’s wardrobe. I think it was literally the first time watching kdramas where I liked and noticed every single one of her outfits.

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Hey guys, @saya and I started a K-drama podcast. It’s unpolished and a beginner effort, but we’re hoping practise will make us interesting. XD *hides in embarrassment*

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    cool! i subscribed to the channel, will listen when i have more time this weekend πŸ™‚ (i’ll make time for this), so far i love your voices (only had time to check out the first ten minutes), keep it up!!

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    awesome, loved the podcast. looking forward to hearing more:)

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    I have subscribed and I will listen when I have the time! Congrats! ??

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I’m going to miss this crazy community of Liar Lovers, but I hope to see you all on other recaps and many more beanie parties! Congratulations on breaking 1000, guys! You did good. =D

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    And you did good too! So did @sailorjumun! πŸ™‚
    *hugs*
    Looking forward to more such beanie parties πŸ˜€

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    My precious! <3

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    Thanks ❀💜festerfaster & SailorJumun!! I luv reading your recaps for Liar😘😙

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    Thank you, festerfaster and Sailorjumun! That was an awesome journey from the first down to the last episode. 😘

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    Thank you and @SailorJumun πŸ˜€

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    Tq so much @festerfaster and @sailorjumun.. glad to be beanies family 😍

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    thank you so much for amazing recaps @sailorjumun too.

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    What an awesome community.. We just broke 2,000 already and comments keeps on coming! Road to 3,000.

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      TLAHL Beanies are amazing. They created the best recapping experience of my year-long career. =)

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        Yeah right. They are so much fun.. I had so much fun too, reading those comments, cringing and swooning and squeeee-ing with them.. They are just awesome. This is also my first time seeing a recap with those numbers of comments. As mush as I miss Han Gyul, Soo Rim, the rest of the Crude play, the show and their musics, I surely miss these Beanies too.. hehehe.. They are the ones making my day (Monday and Tuesday) πŸ˜€

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sigh, these two. <3

#leftoverscreencaps #theliarandhislover

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Tiny Gyu-sun!
#leftoverscreencaps #theliarandhislover

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Original Crude Play Reunited! (Now, we just need to get Chan-young to come back and make the band complete!) =D
#leftoverscreencap #episode12 #theliarandhislover

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    Yes! Who says you can’t have two bassists?

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      I think it’s a real possibility. Remember how So-rim had said “Maybe, one day the two of you will play together?” and Han-gyul was all, “Will that day ever come?” all mournfully?!

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      Your prediction came true! πŸ˜€

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        Ha, yeah. And I think this time they’ll last as a band.

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          Oh they better, otherwise I will have to go find them in their fictional future and kick some sense into them! πŸ˜‰

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            You know, in the sweetest possible way.. Because who can kick any of the Crude Play cuties! πŸ˜›

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Ah, my babies grew up!

(pic discoverer: beanie @hqpevi)

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    Its fasterfaster!!!! Eeeep! Thanks for the wonderful Liar recaps unniee! <3

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      You’re welcome! I can’t believe there are just four more episodes left! =( I’ll miss this show so much.

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        Me too! But the story is so gripping that I also want to see the resolution of each conflict! πŸ˜€

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Police Unit 38. <3 Living on in our hearts and on our desktops.

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    There’ll never be a conteam as awesome as SIG + MDS!

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    I changed my wallpaper from this to Shopping King Louis but oh man the feels! No one can con people as well as this team! πŸ˜›

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