Beanie level: Errand boy

8x FFed 50 episodes of Mother of Mine in 2 days. I’m really digging this noona romance between Hong Jong-Hyun and Kim So-Yeon. Unfortunately all the other sisters are hella annoying.

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    8x, 2 days! That’s one way to watch a weekend drama.

    I’ve watched the noona romance clips too, does he call her sunbae all the time?

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      Yes, he does and I wish he would stop. I hate titles for people in relationships, not romantic at all.

      It’s really not a good pairing at the moment. He is being hella selfish.

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        It’s a totally Korean thing which amuses me. This after more than 10 yrs of kdramas.

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        Well, they both have secrets so it’s even.

        I’ve gotten used to Koreans and their way of addressing one another. Doesn’t bother me that much anymore. And since they were hiding their relationship, it makes sense. Calling her sunbae is already more casual. At least not calling her manager in private. And I don’t think I prefer him calling her noona.

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          I do not find it to be even at all. He is the one in a position of power. His selfishness could end her career. Mi Ri keeping a secret about her mother will not be a detriment to him at all.

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            Everyone is selfish and emotionally abusive in this drama. I’m actually finding Tae Joo the most considerate person of them all.

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      I started because some reason I’m finding Ma Wang Joon growing on me. But this weekend drama has the most annoying siblings. Some parts are just too makjang too. So I watch at 8x unless it’s about the otp.

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I guess I wasn’t the only beanie at Costco 🤣

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Me busy reading the breaking news on unnamed agency when #WWW4 Vitamin’s mobile phone scares the shit out of me. 😰

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    Me too! It creeped me out and I thought it was Tammy’s nightmare. The continuous sound of the phone scared me!

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Omo! I need Jin Goo playing a twisted chaebol immediately!🤤🤤🤤

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    The character is twisted? Now, i am interested to see how it plays out.

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      Oh no. These are Zero Nine stills. I just wish he gets a twisted chaebol role.

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        Zero Nine suited up? Hahaha….he looks better already.

        I thought this was a still from his new drama. Twisted chaebol against Luna CEO.

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    I don’t think my heart would be able to take it if that happens
    #_#

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    I could get behind that. He’d be perfect

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    I dislike almost everything about this drama, but Yeo Jin-goo just keeps me watching episode after episode.

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#Absolute Boyfriend

Wtf???? 09 rebooted!

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#Abyss12

Do you think that alien is watching us right now?

Wtf? You expect me to believe Seo In Guk transformed into that old dude?!! Come on PDnim. Show me SIG again!🙏🏻

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    I would really appreciate it if they made Ziggy that cute dog from ep. 1 (if I remember correctly). That would be more acceptable.

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      No. I don’t want a dog. I need In Guk’s face. He’s been hiding for too long. They need to bring him out again.

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    After all that mess they cause with glowing blob, it’s hard to believe he would look at them this fondly.

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      Kim Moo Young was a tad bit psycho in observing human interactions. That smile is suspicious XD

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Thoughts on #Abyss #Arthdal #WWW #Boyfriend #Angel…

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    #Abyss Still the first choice of my M-T cue. Is it getting better? Maybe. If not for the cuter-by-the-episode OTP, you gotta love our crazy ahjumma knocking Young Chul off his path to kill again and exposing Prosecutor Seo’s geotrack and identity accidentally. This writer may be sloppy af, but these crazy shots do make Abyss more interesting than most trope-filled romcoms. Now with Young Chul knowing only some rules and ignorant of the more important ones, but is arrogantly confident that he’s some mastermind with a brilliant homocide-suicide plan, the next few episodes should be quite satisfying for team Good Guys.

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    #WWW Love it so far. Not a very real set up but I can appreciate the depiction of an alternate reality where glass ceilings don’t exist. The female lead characters are empowering to watch. So far they do not make powerful women look like bitches, but being just as douche as man are in their office politics. Now if they just stop making Tami act weird in front of her ONS, the drama will be perfectly gender-flipped. The subplot of media manipulation during election is very interesting. Just in time with knetizens calling out Naver for the BS-gate hot-topic shenanigans.

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    #Boyfriend I can watch this for any pairing now: Dada with 09, Dada with Wong Joon, even 09 with Wong Joon. Some scenes are so cringeworthy I can’t imagine how Yeo Jingoo holds a straight face. I like how Dada begins to acknowledge 09’s desire to be loved, but still doesn’t make it a noble obligation to love him back romantically. There’s really so many kinds of love to offer. I really hope they explain that picture book later. My guess is it’s something like The Velveteen Rabbit, except about a robot.

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    #Angel I’m getting really impatient with the second leads and when they come out I want to FF. Just hanging in there because Shin Hye Sun is awesome in this role. L is cute and fitting. I understand he acts over the top for comedic purpose but it does get too unnatural once in a while. Tone it down a little kiddo. I don’t want you to be branded as one of those feet actors for one highly exposed role, knowing you have the potential to do better.

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    #Arthdal It’s not bad. It’s not great either. My problem is the wordiness of all the scenes. This is not typical of this writer duo. How was Circle so impactful with so little words? How was Six Flying Dragons so trilling with so many character stories? Yet here everyone is talking most the time, for a very long time, but I feel not the slightest interest in the character themselves because they are all just narrators. I can’t help to doze off once in a while. Especially when they talk about Tagon and everyone gives their two cents about his motives, even a random maid. They should have introduced older Tagon later to make a grander entrance when Eunseom finally makes it to Arthdal and captures the union leader. But I get it, you can’t cast JDG and leave him on the bench for 4 or 5 episodes. TBH, Tagon bored me in the first 4 episodes. First they say he’s all too evil at a young age and then try to justify his evilness with a bad father. Casting an Oedipus shadow on him will not make me sympathize his character. Tagon is not tragic.

    As much as I love SJK, his recent works has been disappointing. So could Blossom stop making him holdout for the “cream of the crop” dramas and return to his pre-Hallyu kind of work? Kang Maru is still his most impressive role so obviously his acting skill has not progressed. That being said, I hope there’s more dimension to Eunseom’s character later that will prove this role has some value, besides the fat paycheck.

    I’m very convinced that in addition to Netflix, this drama is backed by Chinese investors. There’s even an official weibo account posting fluff reviews to convince mainland viewers (who btw have to watch it illegally) that the drama is good, LMAO. So I’m convinced the investors reviewed the script and were probably too dumb to understand the subtleness that is usually the trademark of these writers. This is my take on the jarring inconsistency with their previous projects.

    Stripping away the messy execution, the story is actually quite interesting. I can imagine being entertained by this story on paper. Tagon, if they don’t try to gain my sympathy, can be a gripping watch as he strategically climb above his father to the top of the political pyramid. His story has a lot of similarities to Yoo Ah-In’s character in Six Flying Dragon. Defeating different leaders to rise to the top of the power pyramid and eventually take down his own brother and father. (Of course Lee Bang Won is far more interesting because he was real and had historical significance.) Eunseom on the other hand reminds me of Kim Kang-Woo in Circle. Although he’s not quite out to find his sibling yet, he does infiltrate a cruel and (relatively) more modernized world to save his loved one and on this mission incidentally free the vulnerable ones from captivity.

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#Abyss OMG, thank goodness I stayed on this 🚢. It’s so super sweet ❤️

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#Svaha The visually scary parts all happened in the first quarter of the movie. The story turned out to be a disturbing take on religion and cult. Why do writers keep using the 4 Heavenly Kings …

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#Abyss Don’t know if it’s getting better or just that I’m caring more for the character…. No SeYeon, no, don’t go. 안돼 😰

No abyss for entire episode? 🤔

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    So now I’m not sure if she’s dreaming in the preview or if she got away 🤔

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#Abyss Writernim has gone full delulu with SeYeon dreams🤣

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#Anthdal I’m confused, so did humans ride horses or not at the time?🤔 Cuz one group says the idea is absurd and next scene a group of warriors chit chat on their horses.

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    There were horses during the Bronze Age if we are to trust the archaeologists lol.

    Are you on eps 2? I haven’t even seen it yet.

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      Don’t deny there were horses, but… you have to watch ep2 to understand.

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      One thing I’m sure of, stirrups did not exist at that time. It was invented much later than saddles and only became widely used in the Manchurian era and was an underrated weapon that helped Yuan conquering all of Asia.

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        I’m trying hard not take it seriously lol.

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          I think of things that are not correct but it doesn’t make me dislike a drama. If I held every drama up to a textbook magnify glass, I would have gave up on tv decades ago. 😂

          Fun facts to me are just fun facts.

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            That’s my problem. I’d start off watching this kind of sageuks for fun then I’d start nitpicking after a few episodes.
            Thankfully I have a friend to watch it with who is in for the fun and nothing else.

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            I think it’s easier for me to NOT think of this as a strict Sageuk. I know they say it’s set during the Bronze era but I find it makes more sense as a Myth or Legend retelling, in a mostly fictional universe where the history of metal working is irrelevant… 😂

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    I didn’t pay attention to that but I lol’ed at them talking about “nations” just after narrator explained that at that time people didn’t have concept of kings.

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      Yes… that summit or whatever had all kinds of contradictions. They would have been better off just started with a narration of the garlic and mugwort deal

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      It’s the Netflix subs I don’t trust. They should not be allowed to sub historical dramas.
      There are a couple of translation that doesn’t make sense in the first episode too.

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        I saw it in Chinese subs, so it’s not an english translation issue. Do you know what they said in Korean? I couldn’t really hear. Many Knetizens also complained they can’t hear the words.

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          I read the complains about not clearly hearing what was spoken but not about the other inaccurate stuff. @fanwho help us please.

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            Went back to listen. He did say for 나라, which papago says is country.

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        You right, but all this “political” meetings were rather ridiculous so it’s hard to say.

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    The Great Black Cliff kept this tribe away from others for many many years… therefore they have their own rules and beliefs… they don’t tame animals

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      I see. I didn’t think they were that secluded.

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        The Great white mother who came to Iark made up 3 rules. One of them is to respect and communicate with animals but not tame them.
        So the Wahabi (I think that’s the name) tribe didn’t ride horses.
        The Saram tribe are more advanced – they have more fashionable weapons, they can farm, build elevators, elevated pathways etc :))

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I guess this is who SJK portrays
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dangun

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    So what were once bears became human and wore bears on their head? 🤔🤔🤔

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      I can’t get over the skulls of sabertoothed cats (tigers I presume), did they find some prehistoric pet sementary or we are set to meet the living creatures soon.

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      Basically yes and they are adding their own twists to the original myth.
      The bear tribes aka the Sarams aka humans seems to be the greedy baddies here and the tiger tribes becomes the Neanthals, the hunted and the more earthly with all kinds of magical abilities.

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        Sentimentally, I’m ok with that change because the humans in SK hunt their tigers to extinction.

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          I am too and I find it interesting like an update version of a 13th century myth or mindset.

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Yesterday when I turned on Arthdal and a snake started hissing, mom asked “Is this Korean 聊齋?” … 🤔I guess yeah, but more like a 女喎 story.

So I guess these mythical saeguks aren’t new to me at all.

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    And I remember the C and HK dramas having hilarious costumes as well.

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Svaha is freaking me out 😱

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    I want to watch it because of Lee Jung-jae, but I can’t handle horror stuff. Is it that frightening?

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      I didn’t continue 😅. Just the first few minutes was already quite creepy. I think it’s too frightening for my mom. I’ll watch it after she sleeps. I’m a thrill seeker so the more frightening the more I want to see it.

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#Abyss: “I have a sloppy script”

#Arthdal: “I have weird costumes”

#Netflix: “I feel scammed by tvN”

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    So first episodes aren’t always representative of the entire drama. I’m not impressed, but I’ll continue.

    Already I don’t like the second female lead because her modern Korean is more ear-sore than the fictional language.

    After I realized Si An (ONE) was the young JDG, I didn’t want JDG to show up😅.

    Btw, before there was a country, did “marriage” even exist?

    I never expected blue blood to be taken so literally.

    Only a minute of purple lip SJK 😒

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#Arthdal Chronicles

Me watching bad ass braided Si An-e slay with flying sabers and hums to a child…

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#Arthdal Chronicles

Reminds me of Europeans asking Native Americans to share the land. Then kill them with war and diseases.

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#Arthdal Chronicles

Si An, is that you? It IS you! Nice braids.

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Always Be My Maybe is sooooo much better than expected.

And this song🤣..

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    Low key screaming much better than Crazy Rich Asians

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    Wasn’t it great.

    I do have one complaint.

    Not enough Daniel Dae Kim.

    Nobody keeps those cheekbones in India.

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    I just watched this with my husband with a sleeping puppy on my chest and laughed, giggled, gaffawed through the entire thing. Poor puppy. Didn’t get much sleep. It was sooooo on point. And the character had my maiden name!

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