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    @linda-palapalapala @hebang @tofuetoffee @myheartisomg @sooyi @kafiyah-bello @scifiwritir @sparks121 @pakalanapikake @boughtabride @sukstan

    Are you gals / guys going to continue watching Confession? This one is looking promising. Riveting performances by Jun Ho and Yoo Jae Myung. It’s quite a nice twist where culprit is already caught and yet, not quite, and there’s another killer running free.

    This show does not have the same ominous feel of Red Moon Blue Sun, but looks to be also full of pathos and weighty considerations for a suffering protagonist who’s holding it in.

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      Yes, I will! As long as there are english subs. If not, I’ll watch it raw anyway but will probably refrain from making any more guesses and comments on the plot since I was kind of wrong with subs lol.

      So I’m caught up on ep 2 and like…if dramabeans won’t recap the rest of the series I should just go ahead and spill my thoughts.

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        Well, I put up a long post with some ep 2 spoilers on the ep 1 recap. Its in moderation now and if it’s a no go we’ll have to discuss on fanwall I guess.

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      In think this is one of my drama cracks of the season. Possibly my only drama crack.

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        @scifiwritir I believe it will be for me as well, and where the season starts from now into April and May. I somehow do not feel compelled to try watching anything else.

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      Yes, the subs are slow though. I just finished second episode and I lovvvve it even more.

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        True … I checked for subs yesterday and today and found that it was only done in the afternoon. Usually for me, I’d have gotten the weekend subbed episodes on Tues followed by on Wed morning.

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      I haven’t gotten the chance to watch Ep 2 yet, but I am definitely looking forward to it! I’ll love and support Junho through anything, but his performance in Confession so far is actually really promising. I am absolutely loving his purposeful lack of emotional reaction and his character’s conflicting values. The drama seems like it’s trying to steer away from the typical detective-lawyer plot, and I’m rooting for it!

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        I’m definitely hoping that it will be different from the typical crime-investigation-courtroom kind of show. Det Ki and Mdm Jin are most intriguing and Do Hyun’s dad in prison all add something extra to my expectations.

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      I think this will go on my real time list. And Junho is not bothering me this time around but I have a slight complaint. I really hope they flesh out Yu-ri, the reporter who is Choi’s friends real quick because she is being shown as annoying instead of competent.

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        @larelle79, I feel the same way about reporter Yoo-ri. She’s more like a pesky kid sister than a competent, professional adult.

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          It just irks me when characters are written like that and it does not match the jobs that they have.

          If you would have told me her occupation was reporter I would have laughed in someone’s face.

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            At first I thought that Yoo-ri was some kind of undercover cop. LOL!

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            i think a big part of it is that actress like watching her is almost agonizing LOL

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        shes is a horrendous actress x___x and junho has gotten better. good 4 him

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      I’m almost certainly on board for the whole ride, will be following the comments with interest and contributing where I can even though I always end up watching stuff late and being a day or two behind everyone else, *sigh* πŸ™‚

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        @myheartisomg Great to have you on board and better late than never. Sometimes it’s when a person comes in with a new lens or eyes with which to read, that more insights come out from the comments. So no need to worry if you’re late. ☺

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      i want to SOOOOOOOOOO BADLY but isn’t it taking a while to get subbed? i am gonna start rn since i see ep 2 is subbed. omg thank you for @’ing me btw! i’m really excited to see YJM too.

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    Thanks for the heads-up, @growingbeautifully. I read your post in the recap thread.

    CONFESSION got off to a good start for me, and ep. 2 was even better. I’ll be sticking around for Junho — and this plot, which is intriguing.

    I’m currently watching HAECHI, which I finally caught up to after waiting for CROWNED CLOWN to end, and DOCTOR PRISONER, whose first week I enjoyed as Namgoon Min pursued payback. I’m kind of on the fence about KILL IT. (Earlier I dropped TRAP and ITEM, and couldn’t get into FIERY PRIEST.)

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      Dear me … same here. I definitely could not go on with Item, dropped Trap at the last episode until I read the recap …, tried but could not with the last 2 priest shows including Fiery Priest.

      It was a good thing I had so much to do, I welcomed having hardly a thing to watch. I was solaced by RIABB. I’ve now got a short week or so of a bit of time and am milking it for all it’s worth. After this, it’s touch and go if I can play around here as much. :- (

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    i am all caught up!!! like on ep 4 omg

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    Calling @gadis @strawberry @kafiyah-bello @korfan @lordcobol @purplerain @artwriter76
    Hi All who are watching Trap!! In Ep 1, do you know what was in the screen (please see screenshot), that got Det Bae to stop and go into the Convenience Store to buy something? This was 1 hour into the show 1:00:18 on my stream.

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      Just went back to check, freeze-frame and all…

      I think all he saw was bad subtitling and/or bad directing πŸ™‚ Or possibly future non-linear storytelling.

      I didn’t see anything special, and the screen was a bit blurry and wasn’t even shown very long. So either:
      1: You need to know Korean and read the blurry text
      2: The relevant part needed to be subbed
      3: They should have zoomed in on the important part of the screen
      4: We need to wait until the other detective finds the critical clue in his notebook and we get a clearer flashback.
      5: All of the above.

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      I haven’t watched the episode yet, just read the recap, but from the screen shot I have no clue. Sorry.

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      I’ve tried to see what caught his attention here, but it’s too blurry to see anything. And it seems like the usual hint-at-something-important-and-suspenseful move from the director. At most, he probably saw an article about Woo-hyun or his secretary since this is the scene after he started being suspicious of the secretary’s odd comment.

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        @gadis You have a point there! It looked like some kind of news feed … a headline that alerted him. I was then wondering what he went off to buy from the store.

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      Oooh… Yea Idk what it was he was looking at but it could totally be something important that would be revealed later. Trap is that show that would pull the rug under your feet every two seconds and you’d still be surprised.

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        @strawberry Yeah, I do expect trap to ‘trap’ us and trip us up with red herrings. The camera lingered long enough on Det Bae staring at the screen that it should be a significant ‘thing’.

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      I had the same question myself. I agree with@lordcobol ‘s answer.
      I’m sure we will get an explanation later.

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      I actually haven’t the faintest idea. To be honest I didn’t really think about it. I’ll agree with @lordcobol and assume it is one of the 5. It might also not have been anything that he saw, but rather something that he heard and it triggered something. Food for thought, hmmmmm.

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    @growingbeautifully I have the same question! Heh! …… I kind of concluded what @lordcobol mentioned here.

    The way things are now, any little thing could mean something or nothing at all. Who knows!

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Saving emoticons.

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    Emoji Emoticons
    😁 | 😂 tears of joy | 😃
    😄 | 😅 | 😆
    😇 | 😈 | 😉
    😊 | 😋 savouring delicious food | 😌 relieved
    😍 | 😎 | 😏 smirking
    😐 neutral | 😒 unamused | 😓 cold sweat
    😔 pensive | 😖 confounded | 😘 throwing a kiss
    😚 kissing with closed eyes | 😜 | 😝
    😞 disappointed | 😠 angry | 😡 pouting
    😢 crying | 😣 persevering | 😤 look of triumph
    😥 disappointed but relieved | 😨 fearful | 😩 weary
    😪 sleepy | 😫 tired | 😭 loudly crying
    😰 open mouth and cold sweat | 😱 screaming in fear | 😲 astonished
    😳 flushed | 😵 dizzy | 😶 face without mouth
    😷 | 😸 cat face with tears of joy | 😹
    😺 | 😻 | 😼 cat face with wry smile
    😽 | 😾 pouting cat face | 😿 crying cat face
    🙀 weary cat face | 🙅 no good | 🙆 OK
    🙇 bowing deeply | 🙈 see no-evil | 🙉 hear no-evil
    🙊 speak no-evil | 🙋 happy raising one hand | 🙌 raising both hands in celebration
    🙍 frowning | 🙎 pouting | 🙏 person with folded hands

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Red Moon: I was amused to find that my fave, handsome, smart Cop character, Ji Heon made the same ‘remarks’ over Go’s demise as I did. Should be the season goodwill! 😈

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Red Moon: I LOLed when straight-arrow Cop Ji Heon wants Red Cry to continue the killings, at least to include Go Sung Hwan, slimiest dad in kdramaland. Never knew I was blood-thirsty until this show.

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    My reaction was opposite. I was like, “WHOA, bro, calm down”
    But yes, I too, was bloodthirsty

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      It was actually a shocking thing for Ji Heon of all people to say. He was the one championing the rights of criminals like Park JI Hye to have her murder investigated, and he was all along presumably against vigilante justice. But here he’d like Red Cry to save Ha Na from that horrible father.

      I guess it’s also his guilt speaking since he brought Ha Na again to her father’s attention but now has no power to stop Go from taking her away from protective care. The power now lies with Red Cry. I saw the preview for the next episode and somehow I should be more horrified than I am! 😜

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Terius Behind Me / My Secret Terius Ep 4 – This scene had me in stitches. I wish I knew how to GIF Bon’s sandwich shake that scattered it’s vege contents. How could they keep such a straight faces?

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    Ahjuma agents are way more competent than the NIS agents LOL

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      @giegie0384
      I like how they know how to enjoy their day with brunch and lunch meetings. The sole ajusshi of KIS got it right when he let his wife bring home the bacon.

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I guess I\’ll make this my Poetry Slam Entry 😄. It\’s been fun to play along.

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A change in mood. I was looking out my window and listening to the sounds of the evening. I was also probably inspired by the fact that the aircon has died on me again, and it\’s so hot around here!

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    Unfrozen
    Darkening skies
    Sweaty air
    Where is the wind to lift my mood
    Sultry evening
    Immobile, still
    Where is the heart that used to beat nearby

    Through the humid streets
    Past lonely lamps I walk
    Stolid gates and rigid hedges
    Frozen but uncomfortably warm

    And yet
    Birds call out their evening song
    Come gathering in the muggy gloom
    Perfectly able to find each other
    Wings moving, voices shrilling
    Stationary air that becomes a tiny gust
    Life that rolls past
    Undaunted by stifling stagnation

    Darker now in lifting heat
    Leaves tremble
    A soothing sign
    With lightening step
    Cooler stride
    I turn toward home
    A song perhaps, a wing flutter and a breeze
    Will find the heart
    And bring it to beat beside me again

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I really just had some prawn crackers that were cracktastic. Can\’t actually call this an ode to crackers, … maybe it\’s just a cheesy, chewy poem? 😆

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    Cracker Joy
    Oh the joys of munching
    Rustling fingers in the bag
    Crackers crumbling deliciously
    Crunchies, crackling, crispily
    Mouth watering crunching

    Even better than the crunch
    Is devouring munchies in a bunch
    While watching a light hearted show
    And sharing snackies with the beau

    Then when the bag is empty, thrown
    Will mood dissipate, will we bemoan?
    Not so, my friend, for you see
    More cracker snacks abundantly
    In pantry nestled happily

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Haiku Time!

Growth
Coming along well
Growing beautifully now
With flower and fruit

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Virtual Party
Everything we want
We endlessly have in hand
From comfort of home

Poetry Slam Haiku
A poetry slam
Encourages new thinking
Refreshes the mind

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Bedtime Haiku
A poem before bed
Gives one time to pause and think
About a sweet day

Yawning
It is time to sleep
But Dramabeans calls to me
Comment before bed

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I suddenly entered a Limerick frame of mind and found I could not stop. 😏 Maybe I should do Haikus instead? 😆

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    I like haikus. And limericks! We look forward to your official poetry slam submission. πŸ˜€

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My Ahjussi
A temp worker\’s life can indeed be sour
Ever is Ji An\’s expression blank, dark or dour
Until along came a boss
Who was kind and not grosse
Ji An\’s spirit to greatly empower

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    Pretty Noona
    Pretty Noona hardly bought Joon Hee food
    Still they got together so fast and real good
    Family will go bust when they know
    To add needed conflict to the show
    So the ending will be epic as it should 😆

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APAD (Being prophetic?)
There was an OTP character, Min Ho
Who was mostly a jerk, don\’t you know
But at drama\’s mid point
His personality disjoints
And warms up to be end game in the show

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Limerick Mood
There once was an Isle of Neutrality
With folks of both Ye-line and Ho-line nationality
But so dismayed did I stand
Finding myself oh so bland
As true neutral in ship partiality

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Top view. I’m naming the fruit Min Ho and the flower Bo Young!

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You Who Forgot Poetry/A Poem A Day – After the poem,”Flowers that Bloom When Shaken”, this photo of Okra flower and fruit made me think of tall MinHo beside delicate, affectionate BoYoung. LOL

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From Your Who Forgot Poetry / A Poem a Day, this poem, β€œFlowers That Bloom When Shaken,” by Do Jong Hwan (Ep. 1, First Poem) inspired me to run out to take a photo of my Okra plant.

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    “No flower blooms without being shaken.
    The most beautiful flowers in this world, all shake as they bloom.
    As they shake, their stems straighten in an upright position.”

    I thought it was so cute that Okra fruit/veg grows on a strong stem pointing upwards rather than hanging downwards, on stems that straighten almost upright. The words of the poem are so apt for this cute, fuzzy fruit. It was a wonder that I got a sharp shot of the fruit and flower because they really were being shaken by the wind.

    And another fuzzy thing… can you see a little bee’s fuzzy behind in the flower? So adorable. I’m going to always think of poetry and fuzzy bottoms when I eat Okra!! 😆

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    GB ❀️❀️❀️! ^^

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    Woah that flower is HUGE! 😲

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      LOL, @fencejumper @ Andy
      Actually it was only about 7-8 cm in diameter when I took that photo, ie 2/3 open. I zoomed in. I should see if it has gotten any bigger now.

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        That’s still really big 😂The flowers are usually 1-2cm here!

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    I don’t what okra is, but this is really cute! I love the bee inside the flower <3

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    LOL I had okra for lunch yesterday!! A delicious vegetable, and a very handsome looking plant! Lovely pic, @growingbeautifully, thank you for sharing. 😊

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    Okra is in the hibiscus family. When I grew up we literally had fried okra every day.

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      Lucky you! I generally have to buy them, but the rest of the family does not like to eat okra, therefore I only get to eat it once in a blue, blue moon. : ( : )

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