Beanie level: Chaebol’s poor doppelganger

Kind Beanies,
I am back after 5 month long hiatus from dramaland. In these five months, I’ve started my graduate studies aka Ph.D. And I am frustrated with my lack of progress already. So, I started watching Korean drama to blow off some steam and I started it with My Name is Kim Samsoon. I can’t believe I hadn’t watched this little gem before. I am hoping for some more suggestions like this because I am pretty sure I will need a whole list of drama to drive my general frustration away for a while now. So any suggestions, also I wouldn’t mind if I have any fellow beanies who are pursuing graduate studies here sharing some experience with me as I am currently deeply facing imposter syndrome all the time and doing absolutely crappy things to handle them. I am in desperate need of some encouragement.

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    Welcome back!
    Boyfriend is a nice, slow, relaxing watch.
    If you want something totally insane, I recommend The Last Empress (I’m not actually watching it but the beanies who are watching it are having a lot of fun).
    Just Dance was a recent sweet, slice of life drama.
    Good luck with your PhD!

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    Hello there! So happy for not being the only one pursuing graduate studies and running to kdramas for some comfort!
    Here’s what I love to hear from people around me “It’s all fine! Hang in there and it shall all come to pass. Every single sacrifice will be worth it. And yes, you deserve those kdrama episodes!”
    Fighting Chinguya!!

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    Ra On Ah gave some good recommendations – I’ve heard Girl’s Generation 1979 is a nice, meaningful, and relatable watch, as well. 🙂

    Currently in the midst of college, though not quite at the PhD point 😂, but I love this Winnie the Pooh quote :

    “You are braver than you believe,
    Stronger than you seem,
    and smarter than you think.”

    You got this!! You have, after all, survived 100% of your worst and hardest days. I commend you on all of your hard work! Take your breaks and be gentle with yourself. 😀 You’re doing great.

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    Yep, I went through the same exact thing. I found that honesty helps. I went to my supervisor and just said “I don’t feel like I’m making progress. Can you help me?” I did have supportive supervisors who gave me tips… if not try to talk to other PhDs. You’ll find that many people suffer from Impostor Syndrome too. Fighting!

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So Cube denied it but HyunA and E’Dawn confirmed their dating news themselves…for 2 years…congratulations and be happy HyunA…more power to you girl

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Oh my dear Seohyun……I really thought you had improved……..I take it back and dropping Time

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Oh my poor boy Yoo Chan… but there’s also our strange Mr. Gong and sweet guy Hyun Tae..this drama..I don’t know who not to ship Seo Ri with here…😭😭😁😂😂😂💗💗 …Thirty But Seventeen is so good

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Not watching AYHT…but quick question coz I kinda know the story..Say you are suddenly introduced to a robot identical to you as if your twin and superior to you in every way…would you like it?

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    superior me would probably be a much nicer person and I like friends! so… yeah I’d give it a go

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    Superior me could work all day and I could watch dramas.

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    Superior me would still be souless so it would just be superficially superior. 🙂 I would like her! We could pretend to be sisters.

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    Do you have the question same reason I have the question? Lol. I think I would totally take it out on her for my own failures. Lol also it would be uncanny and to see a perfect version of myself and not being able to be the one myself could break me. I don’t know. Also what about invasion of privacy? The fact that it will know everything about me is kind of like trespassing, I wouldn’t want that I think. Okay don’t mind me haha I’m kind of oversensitive right now. 🙈
    But the latest AYNH raises a lot of important concerns so I’ll rant about it bit more in my wall haha.

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    “superior”
    Not necessarily hard in my case.

    “identical”
    I would want to have a talk with the designer. Then maybe see a lawyer about unauthorized use of my appearance.

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    Hell no. I’d have an existential freak out and then take control of that thing and live vicariously through it.

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    Superior me will never get fat. I like her.

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      This reminds me of when I was at Uni. A friend of mine said to me, “I saw your doppelgänger yesterday. She was exactly like you. But thin.”
      I don’t know who she was, but I hate her.

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    Thanks for all the answers, I think I’d totally freak out and go a little crazy in sort of Oh Hae Young manner.

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So my current drama schedule is Thirty But Seventeen, Meteor Garden, Time, Dear Judge, Life on Mars….sorry Mr. Sunshine and Life has no subs yet

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    Are you able to get “alternative” site? because on.drama.nice has Mr.Sunshine. (remove periods and add a .com.)

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One more thing about Time, although Seohyun has improved but her emotional acting still needs polishing..it doesn’t hit you in the heart like it should but she is doing way way better here…I don’t know why Jeon So Min turned this role down because I can picture her nailing it in every possible way…people trashed her when it was announced for no reason but she is a solid actress

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    i agree with you on her emotional acting. the first scene was pretty well done but unfortunately for me the scene where she cries her heart out at the police station didn’t really faze me (maybe i’m just heartless).

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      Neither did the one where she calls her mother asking her to be back or blames herself for the sisters death during the funeral…also the second female lead aka the fiance can’t act

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        agreed. on the second female lead i’m willing to give her a chance because i’ve liked her previous roles and acting just fine and she doesn’t bother me since she doesn’t have to do much emotional lifting yet. maybe when the guilt settles in i’ll take a better look.

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          The dead sister was so good but I just didn’t buy her hurt and angry act by the pool…it looked a bit forced

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        I haven’t started Time yet but y’all are giving me pause. Think I’ll wait.

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    The comparison which I’m making the most is between the lawyers, BSB from Secret was so much better than this guy. Therest of the cast may be greener but it’s doing ok for me.

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But if we very honestly compare acting in Time with acting we got from Mask or Secret then Time is a second hand version of Secret or Mask…I can totally see the previous leads killing it

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    still worth a watch?

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      well….its still interesting to me after the first two episodes…like I said these writer has had better people act out her character but the acting that we get is worth the watch till now and interesting…give it a try…hard to say if they will be able to keep up the momentum…Mask had Soo Ae, Joo Ji Hun, Yeon Jeong Hun and Yoo In Young…Secret had Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Bae Soo Bin and Lee Da Hee…so I have set my expectations on the low end

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        mask is legendary so maybe i’ll lower my expectations and give time a go!! thank u!!

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Why are all the second male/female leads conflicted good guys who go twisted beyond repair by the end in the writers work…Secret then Mask and now Time

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    It’s a theme the writer enjoys? I like it too, we have far too much of perfect male second leads and stalker female second leads.

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How did my live watching drama viewing stats go from 0 to 4 in no time

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The death technically was nobody\’s fault in Time contrary to the ones in Mask or Secret but God, that was point of no return for everyone involved….I am so sticking to Time

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    By the way can ML and his fianceé be hold responsible by law for the sister’s death (before they started to tell lies)? I’m not familiar with these legal proceedings.

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      I don’t know….this is not first or second degree murder….more like death by negligence which is punishable by law….not sure about SK though

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Yeah…while watching I kept having Mask and Secret flashbacks until I saw its the same writer….I for once think cancer story line fits nicely….Kim Jung Hyun\’s character is kinda beyond redemption

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    He plays the role of a man full of internal conflicts very convincing. I like it when shortly after he’s acting rudely, he’ll regret it. To my eye, this makes him less obnoxious.

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After watching Time, I kinda believe that Kim Jung Hyun really was in character during the press conference for Time….Its intense role and I like Seohyun in it….she has definitely improved a lot

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    Female lead’s life definitely is not rainbows and unicorns…

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      I know but that’s standard for most kdrama female leads…I still think Kim Jung Hyun should learn to handle things better…Ji Sung and Joo Ji Hoon played similar roles while keeping it together

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      i kinda want the female lead to become dark considering her situation instead of being bright & bubbly for the sake of character which makes more sense considering what she has lost in life. It would be interesting if KJH’s character despite being the one who doesn’t have much time to live is more optimistic in helping the female lead find her happiness again if that’s possible

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        It was exactly what happened in Uncontrollably Fond. The guy who was terminally ill helped the depressed and cynical girl to find her happiness.

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          true but uncontrollably fond wasted its time on stupid separation when they could have used that time meaningfully

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            Please no don’t remind me of that show… that show wasted all its potential on God knows chasing what

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    i completely forgot that KJH’s character was terminally ill so i was wondering why he was acting so depressed when his character didn’t even have it that bad and then i face palmed myself when i read the statement articles about his behaviour.

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Kind Beanies….I move to US soon…what\’s the best way to watch kdramas while there.

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    I watch all of my dramas on Viki or Dramafever 🙂
    Welcome to the US!!! 😀 😀

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    And now Netflix is getting a lot of first run content. It’s the only way to watch Mr. Sunshine, for instance. And you can still access all those “other” sites too. It’s pretty wide open here.

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So will Dear Judge be picked up for recap here…….I hope so….grand prince wasn\’t recapped….at least give us this….pretty please

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Is anybody else having trouble watching Dear Judge, Dong Gu is great, interesting plot but the sexual harassment is nauseating and difficult to watch

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    I only watched ep. 1 but it was disgusting (also that autopsy scene, I almost threw up too). Maybe it will get better, but I’m not going to hang around to find out.

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      I also hated the mother…..no emotional abuse is just as damaging as physical abuse and she committed both and what’s done is done…what’s the point of crying your eyes out now

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        *eye roll of massive proportions*
        I don’t understand these kdrama parents who love their eldest kid and seem to hate the younger ones. Is it a cultural thing? Tough love? I don’t think so.

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          I also don’t understand why Soo Ho lied about the knife

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          Definitely cultural…. Most East Asian families are like this…. It’s even worse for the second child when the older child is a boy…. Or when there’s any child that is a boy, regardless

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On board Meteor Garden 2018 and loving every bit of it….my new Chinese crack drama….Boys Over Flower series is weirdly addictive…I mean you know what is going to happen and exactly when but you get sucked into this weirdly cheesy world anyway…Loving Dylan Wang….I don’t know what to do with Daoming Si to be honest…half the time I spend shaking my head at him and the other half swooning

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Yoo Yeon Seok and Kim Min Jung are our second couple here so that leaves Byun Yo Han as the second lead with Kim Tae Ri…..I think the second lead couple are about to shine bright again here

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    This looks already overdone. What’s with the numerous repetitive scenes, plus we have a backlit scene again?

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    You’re right, the second leads do seem very compelling. I’m hoping the female characters will have more depth than in Kim Eun-sook’s previous dramas; it could make for a drama much more interesting than if it were focused only on the romance.

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    14 minutes teaser??

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I cried my eyes out after watching this…believe it was love but not the one of fairytale but something deeper, pure and … farewell My Ahjusshi

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    So happy for IU <3. I'm, glad she didn't give up after that one drama.

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    Gahhh it’s so sweet!

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    IM NOT READY FOR THE ENDING (didnt watch the video btw). as a fan of IU, i am soooooo proud of her. she really did well in this drama and i never felt so much sadness from her.

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Also anybody watching Hana Nochi Hare…me team Haruto…that boy is such a clumsy mess but he has a good heart…Also Hana Sugisaki is 💕❤️

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    🙋 Me! Though I’m a bit persuaded by Tenma from last week’s episode at the moment.

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    I am watching! 👋 Just about to start the third episode after checking DB this morning, lol! I am kinda just loving the show as a whole.

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    he is a good departure or twist on original leader of F4.. however its too immature unlike HYD.. where the japanese version was actually not as cringey (but mostly because of Inaou)..however haruto is cute.. clumsy.. everything

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