Beanie level: Candy

Everyone has discussed a lot about Dan Oh, Haru and Baek Kyung. I am in the mood the mood to discuss Yeo Ju Da. I think one thing Extraordinary You shows is how that typical candy set up that every other drama uses would be tiring in reality. Everything about Ju Da is tragic, she is poor, she is bullied by others, her grandmother is sick and she can do nothing to help herself out. The only bright aspect of her life that she will get that happy ending, that the male lead will always choose her and end up with her regardless of what his mother says or whatever Sae Mi does. Now if Dan Oh and her gang meddle with the storyline and Ju Da’s happy ending is put at risk, the only bright aspect of her life will go. So if Ju Da tries her best to keep the story as it is I won’t see her as evil, she is just someone defending her future.
Now I saw someone saying why is she pretending to be unaware, what will she get by telling everyone she is aware, she wants the story to stay as it is, things would just get complicated between her and Do Hwa if she lets him know. Ju Da thinks that being with Nam Ju is the only guaranteed way to get a happy ending.

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    i agree.. but we are already on ep 10.. and i don’t see YJD fighting to keep storyline straight or that she realizes DO is messing up the storyline..

    We have like two different love stories going on.. with a bridge where LDH and DO catch up and interchange snippets of their stories for benefit of audience to link the two lovelines 😛

    At max, the route drama seems to be taking is YJD going against mom, saemi and other people who are bullying her.. fighting them off to preserve her happy ending.. her struggle will potentially be curbing her feelings for LDH.. and ofcourse, they have shown LDH as a happy person.. which is going to turn tragic pretty soon

    I think, everyone will choose to take a step to go back into oblivion.. whether killing themselves offstage does it or however..except DO, Haru ( BK – i am on fence.. what is the point of forgetting everything and going back to that toxic environment.. he should choose to be like squid fairy)

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    Lastly, my heart is very soft towards BK’s brother.. and his cuteness does not help

    I want a love story for him..

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    I agree with this. Even if she later realize that DO and Haru is trying to change the story and she goes evil on them, I would’ve still understood her. Candy role sucks until you marry the rich guy obsessed with you. I feel bad for her for that.

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    The sad part is that she isn’t even all that happy in the scenes with her “prince charming”. She prefers Do Hwa, but poor guy can’t even do anything to help her.

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      I feel like Do Hwa would do more to help her if he knew she wouldn’t forget. But it requires both of them to trust their own feelings and for her to open up. Which may be hard, given all the crappy things going on in her life.

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    I really really like your analysis of this. Her outburst to Do Hwa about the hardships of a Candy… I was soooo sad for her.
    What a contrast to every moment that I rolled my eyes at her irritating innocence. How tired the poor girl must feel to have to go along with the writer when put in stupid scenes where she believes her bullies when they tell her Nam Ju’s looking for her. urgh!

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Extraordinary You preview
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3rkxJbHtHh/

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    I had the exact same reaction about Love O2O, King’s Avatar and Yang Yang. I just finished watching Love O2O yesterday and I spent most of the last 15 episodes complaining about how horribly boring the main couple were. And I felt both actors did a poor job. So I was hesitant to watch King’s Avatar because of Yang Yang (I had actually watched half of Love O2O last year but just now finally finished watching it). But then I ended up loving KA and YY has redeemed himself in my eyes (there are better actors out there but he still did a good job in KA).

    And The Untamed is of course pure love 😍

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I am watching tale of nokdu these days and as a nctzen whose biases are doyoung and mark I feel so proud when their ost gets played at the end of the episodes.

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I am watching ep 3 of Hotel del Luna and IU and YJG have zero chemistry, whenever Taeyeon’s ost plays it feels so wrong because that moment doesn’t seem romantic at all making the ost seem out of place.

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    I watched this week’s episodes and yep, still not feeling it, too. But I could feel the chemistry between Man-Weol and Captain though so I don’t know what’s wrong. It feels like they’re not set-up for romance.

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The second episode of WWW was also great, the three female leads are doing a great job, I like the fact they are competent but are also vulnerable. I love how ISJ’s character is not afraid of opinions that clash with her own and also appreciates honesty. If you like fluffy romance then the romance in this one does have its moments but it is not at the center stage so if you are only interested in this show because of the romance tag then it may not be suitable for you. Overall I feel the show delivered strong pilot episodes and I am hoping it remains strong for the rest of its run.

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    regarding romance in the drama. we are still just in the start of the drama, so no wonder there is not allot of romance scenes this early. But hope the writer balance the three woman and the romance in a good way. after second episode I think that side of the drama gonna be slow burn 🙂

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I watched the first ep of WWW and I liked it, I really like Im Soo Jung’s character in the show and I hope the show explores her character further like why was she so devoted to her company. I like the setup of the show as well, I read some complaints on MDL about how it is too ‘businessy’ but I liked that aspect of it. As for the romance it was okay Jang Ki yong’s character is so far nothing special. I think the show has potential to be good but kdramas often lose steam after a few episodes so I hope the show remains consistent.

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I tried watching Put Your Head On My Shoulder recently and I don’t get why is it so highly praised, I didn’t care about any other character aside from the main leads, straight up didn’t like the second lead couple. The main couple was nice but eventually I got bored of their story and dropped the show around episode 16. The show is not bad it is enjoyable but I feel like the 8.9 MDL rating is bit too high.

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    the 2nd couple is crap, we can ALL agree on that. As for our Main Couple, to each his/her own, i guess I loved them to pieces. it sucks when your expectations of the hype are not met though…

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    Yeah I think it’s a little overhyped lol. It’s cute and fluffy yes, and has good moments, but still overhyped. It also dragged for me near the end.

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Because I didn’t have a KDrama I wanted to watch I tried watching CDramas, I had tried watching Love O2O quite a while back but I dropped it because I felt like the voices coming from them seemed odd for some reason and I later found out the problem was that C dramas are often dubbed and so I never tried a CDrama again till recently. The one I watched was Ashes of Love which I really enjoyed, it didn’t have that obvious dubbing which helped me pay attention to the story. I also tried watching 10 Miles of Peach Blossom and Because of You but didn’t like them as much. Most recently I watched A Love So Beautiful I absolutely loved it. I hope someone can recommend me good CDramas that don’t have the obvious dubbing.

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    How about jdramas? I thoroughly enjoy their mellifluous tones (and the lack of dubbing!) Would you consider them?

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      I don’t mind trying, I have tried watching one or two of them but couldn’t complete and most of the popular ones seem to be very tragic and I try to avoid such dramas. I recently tried the Jdrama everyone had been recommending here but it was turned out to be a teacher student romance so I didn’t continue with it.

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        @kirti98 Have you tried ‘We married as a Job? …Not tragic, and not underage!

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          Yes to this one! Also, “A Girl and Three Sweethearts” (Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto), “A Clinic on the Sea” (Umi no Ue no Shinryoujo), and Boku, Unmei no Hito desu (not really sure of the English title for this one) are all cute and fluffy with no ick-factor.

          For C-dramas, I really liked “Accidentally in Love” and the dubbing isn’t really noticeable most of the time.

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            The leads in Ashes of Love actually used their own voices. If I am not mistaken, A Love So Beautiful and Accidentally In Love are not dubbed, for reason that might be unexpected -these two dramas had relatively low budgets and couldn’t afford to do so!

            There are definitely more and more Chinese dramas which use actors’ own voices. One of my absolute favorite is The Story of Ming Lan which just finished airing. It is available on Viki.

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            Ah and if you want a cute fluffy C-drama, I second @snarkyjellyfish‘s recommendation of Accidentally In Love which is super adorable and silly but also with lots of heart (available on Netflix.) I would recommend to skip episode 26 and 27 for the short anti-adorable turn.

            I am currently watching the 2018 When We Were Young which is a campus drama that some Beanies like just as much (if not more) than A Love So Beautiful. You might want to check it out! It is currently airing on Viki (make sure that it is the one from 2018 since there is another drama with the same name.)

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            @kimbapnoona that makes sense re: AiL and ALSB. Loved both for the fresh stories but the lack of dubbing helped a lot too.

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            Its not like I want to watch a cute and fluffy drama, its just that I don’t watch the ones with stuff like terminal diseases.

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            @kimbapnoona It actually costs more to record live voice. Every disruption (siren, plane, bystander chitchat) must be refilmed. In China, only the nitpicking producers bother with recording live audio because the entire cast and crew must stay around to finish the scenes — that’s costly. Also, casting must be more selective because so many actors speak nonstandard Mandarin. Most producers just manage filming the visual as quickly as possible and hire inexpensive voice-overs to record the audio in a studio, or if the actor is willing to sacrifice opportunity cost, have the actor dub him/herself. High grossing actors are almost always too expensive to film with live audio.

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            @geliguolu That makes a lot sense regarding live audio! In cases like Ashes of Love, the leads must feel strongly about having their own voices heard so they would dub their own post production.

            I actually don’t mind Chinese actors who speak Mandarin with hints of their own regional accents. For me China has always been a country where many regional dialects are spoken so it makes sense that characters speak with different accents. Even if the characters are written to be from the town I still prefer to hear their own voices and for me the difference can be easily overlooked and forgiven.

            Of course it could be glaring when the accents are really thick but with the newer generation of actors I would imagine that they are very conscious of the fact and do actively practice pronounciate Mandarin well.

            It is also the most bazaar experience to watch non-Chinese actors like Yoon Shi-yoon or Lee Jun-ki in Chinese dramas speaking in different voices!! 😆

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            @kimbapnoona I looked up Ashes of Time and I see it’s produced by a Hong Kong director. They usually prefer live audio or at minimum the actors’ own voice performance, especially period dramas where live audio seems to be extra challenging to complete. Back when I used to watch Cdrama, I looked for a few producers that came from HK TVB.

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    The dubbing, along with crazy editing and crazier endings is what made me stop watching c-dramas. I was so disappointed to find out they were dubbed.

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      Being able to understand Chinese, dubbing sucks twice as much. I generally stay away from Cdramas. I only watch HK dramas or TW dramas that records live audio on location.

      You guys probably have no idea how bad some Cdrama acting is because the voice acting covers so much flaws. I once read a piece that bashed some unnamed actress that spoke gibberish while filming because she knew her voice and it will be dubbed anyway, and it’s not uncommon.

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    I think Shan Shan Comes To Eat is not dubbed too.

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    I initially couldn’t get past Love O2O because of the dubbing too. I had to try it again and then only watched it because my daughter loved it. But A Love So Beautiful is definitely a keeper and Legend of Fuyao is also good. (Oh my word, Ethan Ruan.)

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How do people write long posts on the fan wall despite the character limit?

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    Write somewhere else and then copy and paste.

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      The key is not to just paste using the copy-paste option. For some reason, if you just ctl+V it doesn’t paste everything.
      Instead, use the right-click button on the mouse, and paste as plain text. On a macbook, use the two-fingers option that brings up the same menu as the right button.

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        Thanks a lot, I had tried copy pasting but didn’t know that it had to be done using the mouse.

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          I don’t know how to do it other than using the mouse. The right click button on the mouse is gold to me as it tells me all sorts of things I can do at that spot. I don’t know how you would do this on a phone or tablet.
          However I also use a Mac, and the right click button is the same as using two fingers on the pad for whatever reason.
          Ah – I just looked and there is a keystroke combination to paste as “plain text” (which must remove any formatting that you copied)
          Ctrl+Shift+V

          Hope this helps

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        this is the key!

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        As you step up with the awesome suggestions, I just realized something, they can just get rid of the characters max.

        What are we, tweeting.

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          Well, duh… but then we wouldn’t have a reason to toss this around. Now I want to know how to add images in the middle of my text.

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      U mean to tell me I could have beaten this!?&^$^%%%

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Are there any beanies from India?

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    Several! But I don’t know where they all are right now!
    @greenfields? Where are you all?

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      Sleeping, from the time stamp on the notification from you. ^^; Hi booming system! I’m from India haha.

      I usually prefer to let people reveal their own locations so I won’t tag anyone. ^^; But there is quite a large Indian contingent here on DB. I take it you’re Indian too? 🙂

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Just watched the first part of along with the gods, it was a good movie but I did think it could have been more gripping. I would say that Kim Dong Wook gave an incredible performance.

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Sometimes I forget how obsessed KDrama viewers are with visuals, I dropped CWPFN after 2 episodes but check out the comments at MDL now and then and all they talk about is how YKS is not handsome.

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    Yeah I also saw that…lmao I find him adorable …

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      I think he is very handsome, though his nose is distracting sometimes. I also like that he is not stick skinny. He’s a big guy and I like it!

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    I don’t know what MDL stand for, but today are ventured for the first time on different drama sites and discovered whole world of immaturity, I forget that DB is exception not a rule. It was like watching fight in kindergarten with literally “You are stupid and your bias is ugly and a flop.” in various iteration for 100+ comments.

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    Sadly, Dramabeans isn’t ALWAYS immune to immaturity such as this…. In the comments section, there were a few unregistered trolls who made comments about the same thing… Which I still don’t understand, because every time I try to comment without signing in, just for the heck of it, it just tells me that I have to register before doing so 🤷🏻‍♀️

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    The comments knetz made about YKS almost made me watch the damn thing.

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