Beanie level: Errand boy

Saving these two’s sweet moments this eps. I feel like I need to do this before any major (and undesirable) change happened to Tae-joo’s life. I’m not ready for him to leave the ’80s.

#LifeOnMars

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Sometimes, the littlest thing can be the sweetest. I simply can’t not shipping these two people.

#LifeOnMars

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    I feel you. I try not to ship characters especially from ocn dramas (I’ve had my fair share of it mostly not sailing) but their interactions are too good not to ship ♥️

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    He does have a ex-girlfriend as his motivation to return to 2018 though haha … although I must say that YNY exists somewhere in 2018 (unless she is killed in 1988!) so it’s not like the ship will sink if he leaves 1988, just maybe not romantically linked together.

    I don’t think the drama will need to include a romance sub-plot, the mystery behind the time-travel + questions of existentialism is enough drama. They can go there but it’ll detract from the fast pace of the drama which isn’t really good.

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3rd teaser for JTBC Life. Turned out, it’s just as emotional or maybe even more so than FOS. And oppa’s story seems to be real sad there. 😢

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    *heart clutch* Lee Dong-wook looks so pretty and so melo…

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    Can’t wait for this !
    From Grim reaper to doctor who saves lifes
    “it’s just as emotional or maybe even more so than FOS”
    I’m trusting the writer and the cast, it will deliver, don’t know if I’m ready enough for this , gosh expectations are sky high level

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      I’m worried, the casts remind me of Secret Door. But at the very least I will enjoy good performance. I lost count on how many drama I dropped because of miscasting and mediocre performance.

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        I haven’t watched Secret Door so I can’t comment on that.
        About “miscasting and mediocre performance” : no one is safe, good actors can have bad perf’, good writer can write disappointing dramas BUT this stellar cast + FoS writer I can’t help having high expectations, so like you at least it will be enjoying good performance, on the other hand if it delivers right it’ll join Misaeng, Mother, Forest of secrets and Signal in my top dramas list.

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    That’s it, I’m gone. This is going to be epic. LIFE is going to kill all of us.

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    This looks so freaking good. The cast!!! 😍

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    It’s the first medical drama I’m excited to watch. Yay 💃🏾🎊🎉🎊

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I finally found another drama that hooked me from the start and made me impatient waiting for the next eps.

I love the added layer of possible twist on the usual time travel premise. And these two quickly becoming my new favorite pairing.

#LifeOnMars

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    I’m liking it too! The modern version of him brought back memories of JKH in Heartless City.

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    Hi @gadis, where have you been! Am excited to check this, and so happy the sub is out.

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      I guess I was in DB slump for the last few days, and spending way too much time binge-reading. So it’s a good thing Life on Mars is exciting enough to make me unlurk.

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        Is DB slump the same thing as drama slump, or the result of drama slump..? I think I have DB slump too sometimes, feeling nothing is worth being gif-ed ^^
        Welcome back, glad there’s a new drama you are excited about :*

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          I think it’s definitely related. Haha.. I’m still excited to watch Greasy Melo, but just couldn’t find one moment I wanted to post on my wall. Let’s see if Life on Mars will prompt me to spend more time here.

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            Me too, am in the mood for something light so still enjoying Greasy Melo (and The Undateables). Feels like the love triangle is almost over, hoorayy!
            Have finished first eps for Life on Mars and I get why you are impatiently waiting for the next ones. Can’t wait to see Go Ah-sung kick some ass!

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Finally! A long teaser from JTBC Life, and the atmosphere is much more intense than what I expected from medical drama. And thank God for a glimpse of Lee Kyu-hyung oppa there.

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    Heol, this has Forest of Secret’s vibe but with Jo Seung-woo playing Yoo Jae-Myung’s role..? ><

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      I knew that several news described his character as ambitious and cool-headed, but he seems to be more manipulative that what I imagined. I’m still not ready to see Jo Seung-woo playing as the bad guy.

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        Am half-and-half about this show, it promises to be great but I wonder if I can stand the bleakness. With FOS, I switched to reading recaps after Eun-soo’s death, but this time we might not even get recap T_T

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    How can a teaser for a medical drama look like a thriller. It looks so intense and exciting

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    WOHOOO BEYOND EXCITED!

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    It seems like they took FoS to JTBC but shot it in a hospital. I’m very excited.

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    My heart legit fluttered from excitement when I saw Jo Seung-woo in Life’s teasers. It looks like he’ll be deliciously evil (and hot), and I can’t wait. I’m not sure if LDW is going to be able to hold his own and not get eaten alive by JSW (they should’ve casted JJS — my wishful thinking), but at least trusted LKH and YJM are there as well.

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      I kept rewatching the teaser for JSW.. He was sooo hot! Pus that smirk! I think my ovaries were jumping with joy every time he was on screen. LOL!

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    Excited!!!

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I thought nothing would top “mentioning marriage proposal while asking for kimchi” from Jealousy Incarnate. But that’s before Sae-woo casually telling Poong “I signed the divorce papers” while helping him making the impossibly thin dim sum skin. I think I laughed louder than what was appropriate.

#GreasyMelo

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    I always love Poong and SW conversation
    it’s strangely hilarious 🤣

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I live for this bromance. May it continue to prosper. Cheers!

#GreasyMelo

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JTBC Life released another teaser for Jo Seung-woo’s character. And I already smell sharp conflict of interest between him and Lee Dong-wook.

“The hospital is a corporation and the medical care is an industry.”

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Character teaser for Gu Seung-hyo (Jo Seung-woo).
“What is so different?”

#Life

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Character teaser for Ye Jin-woo (Lee Dong-wook).
“I saw the blood pouring… I couldn’t let the blood dye our home.”

#Life

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First teaser poster for JTBC Life.

“In the time it takes 1,5 liters of blood, a life can disappear. How much time is left for us…”

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Saying goodbye to the wonderful My Ajusshi.

So, in a pure coincidence, I read Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb just several days before this drama ended. And that novel also explored the idea of deep, uncategorizable love between its two leads, who then parted ways toward their respective happiness. I think this farewell poem is just as apt for ajusshi and Ji-an. May they find tons of happiness wherever they go.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In that last dance of chances
I shall partner you no more
I shall watch another turn you
As you move across the floor

In that last dance of chances
When I bid your life good-bye
I will hope she treats you kindly
I will hope you learn to fly

In that last dance of chances
When I know you’ll not be mine
I will let you go with longing
And the hope that you’ll be fine

In that last dance of chances
We shall know each other’s minds
We shall part with our regrets
When the tie no longer binds
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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    I don’t know if I didn’t understand or it wasn’t at all addressed. Were DH and his wife still married in the end? Just living separately? Or were they separated for good?
    I didn’t understand this, so I didn’t really know what I was watching in the final scene. A married Ahjussi happy to see his young friend looking happy, or signs of a new beginning…? Can you shed any light?

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      Hi, @midnight. I hope you don’t mind me taking a crack at answering your questions.

      Dong-hoon is still married to his wife, but she is living in the States with their son. (I do not know if they will eventually part ways, and if this is a subtle way for the writer to show that they might eventually separate). I do think that Dong-hoon loves Ji-an in a way that goes beyond friendship, but I interpreted that final smile as Dong-hoon being happy that Ji-an is truly doing well. She is truly living.

      Maybe there is also a bittersweet tinge to that smile. That is open to interpretation.

      I would like to see the whole gang getting together every once in a while. I wish that Ji-an could be a part of that old neighborhood, but I guess the reality is that people eventually go their own ways. Things do not often stay the same forever. Still, I hope that they do not cut off ties completely. I think that Ji-an’s promise to treat Dong-hoon to a meal means that they will see each other again.

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        Thank you. That was my interpretation too. I’m quite ok with an open ending. I just didn’t know if I was misunderstanding something.

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    That’s an apt and lovely poem.
    I thought they are going their separate ways in the pursuit of happiness, but reading the comment section has kinda convert me that they may be doing the journey together ^^

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      I also hope that they’ll find a way to make their future journey together after they met again in that last scene. It’s promising that she offered to buy him meal this time around. At least that means they’ll still be in each other’s orbit no matter how far apart their journeys will bring them.

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This is the first time I see such a deep and complete love between two people that somehow made each other whole. I’m honored to be able to catch a glimpse of Dong-hoon and Ji-an’s life.

#MyAjusshi

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“Lee Ji-an… Lee Ji-an… call me.”

And my dam broke. How I wish this drama wasn’t so realistic that I can imagine ajusshi simply throwing everything aside and finding Ji-an and also his happiness there.

#MyAjusshi

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Ajusshi knew what goodbye looks like the moment he saw it.

And here I am, nursing my broken and trampled heart. 😢😢 Please be kinder to us next eps, writer-nim.

#MyAjusshi

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When you can’t decide whether to laugh or cry watching certain scenes. When you see how desperate those characters are while they were doing one of the most laughable thing you’ve seen on screen. When everything is messy and ridiculous and pitiful, and it all reminded you of real life. That’s when I know for sure that I’m officially in love with this drama.

#GreasyMelo

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I finally took a break from my binge-reading and watched the 1st eps of Busted. It’s half-scripted just like what I expected from a detective game, but still funny and interesting. It’s a cross of Crime Scene and escape room game, but with the game took place in several places across the city instead of confined in a studio. The casts started out awkward, but they quickly grew on me as the eps progress (and Park Min-young is such a girl crush). Let’s see if the 2nd eps get much better.

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    Ooh! I didn’t know it was out already. I need to check this out ( along with a bunch of other shows on my list).

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    I have this on my Netflix list. Thanks for the heads up.

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Because it\’s APAD day and I don\’t have favorite poem, I thought I\’ll share this quotes from my favorite writer instead. (This monologue also reminded me strongly of My Ajusshi and how we won\’t get new eps this week. 😭)

“Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it
takes to die. True courage is facing life without flinching. I don’t mean the times when the right path is
hard, but glorious at the end. I’m talking about enduring the boredom, and the messiness, and the
inconvenience of doing what is right.”
_Mad Ship by Robin Hobb_

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    So true. Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!

    I’m also sad about not having My Ahjusshi this week T_T

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    Wait, wait! Why? I need My Ajusshi! What happened?
    By the way, the quote is beautiful, very My-Ajjushi-like… 🙂

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      They said the production team give the casts and crew a much-needed rest because they run such a tight schedule. So instead, we’ll get 1 special eps this week. Then they’ll resume airing as usual next week.

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        Oh, then it’s all good. They deserve to rest after giving us so many beautiful episodes. And yay! A special episode! (Whatever it might be.) Thanks for the info. Otherwise I might have been looking everywhere for that one episode that won’t air. 🙂

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I love this murky reflection shoot whenever Ji-an uttered (what I believe as) her true feeling. It’s like we (and maybe also her) couldn’t be 100% sure how much of what she said is true.

#MyAjusshi

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Ajusshi being the nicest man on earth and finally following his own advices. To do what he wanted to do, and to decide himself what is more important for him.

“I have plenty of people I feel uncomfortable facing. I can’t stand to have any more.”
“And then in 10 or 20 years when I run into you again, I’m going to greet you warmly. I won’t avoid you because I feel uncomfortable. I’m going to face you with a smile.”

#MyAjusshi

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    no second thought he is the nicest man on Earth. and this scene can work as lesson for many people out there who holds on the grudges for long and never try to amend the past to hv better relationship in future.
    i am also one such kind and this conversation opened my eyes….

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    Yes, Dong-hoon ajusshi, let’s be happy!

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    I need to start watching this but where is the time??

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