Beanie level: Errand boy

Now I’m on my third attempt to watch The Untamed, I still don’t find it interesting. It got 9.3 rating on MDL, higher than Nirvana in Fire. Chang’an only got 8.8, so The Untamed must be good, right?

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    The Untamed is one of my fav dramas but even I admit the beginning was poorly done. The first 2 ep. is very confusing as you have no idea who any of the characters are or what is happening. And some of the acting is a bit cringey and awkward in the beginning. I didnt really start getting into the drama until ep. 6 or 7 and didnt get addicted until about ep. 12 where I couldn’t stop watching. The drama I’m sure isnt for everyone but I suggest give it atleast 10 ep. to see if it’s for you.

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    I also suggest you read the first few chapters of the novel (https://exiledrebelsscanlations.com/grandmaster-of-demonic-cultivation/) to clear up some of the confusion. I was really confused as well. I’m hoping it’s just a slow burn for you and that you won’t drop it for good. 🙂

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      Thank you @trinpie @zetteceniza!
      I’m going to wait until 10 episode. I’m also going to read the first few chapters of the novel. I’ve always do this for C-drama, it’s also my only complain. The viewers should be able to enjoy a drama without looking for guidance and reference outside the show itself.
      However once everything is set, a C-drama can be really enjoyable sometimes more than k-drama.

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    It took me a long time. I’m not sure what made me soldiered on. But once I got into it, I binge watch it. C dramas are weird in this sense. It take a number of eps and then before you know it, you finished a 50 ep drama in a blink of an eye.

    I wish I can be more helpful but I can’t even pin point at which part it hooked me. What helped immensely is that I found Wei Wu Xian charismatic and the two leads incredibly beautiful, a term which I normally hate to use on men.

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      ITA, C-drama is weird like that, most of them took me 5-6 hours to understand the world that the writer trying to tell us. There’s only few C-drama that I could get into the story without googling here and there; Nirvana in Fire 2 (maybe because I already watched the first one) and another cdramas that I’m currently watching, Day and Night. I wish all C-drama could be like Day and Night.

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Happy birthday to my favourite Gege. I’ve been busy lately, can’t even finish TLDIC 😭😭

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Jang Nara and Zhao Liying could be sisters.

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    uncanny resemblance indeed!
    but does Zhao Liying age as slowly as Jang Nara? LOL

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      She probably already pestered Jang Nara to share the fountain of youth 😄
      I think Jang Nara was right when she said that people with her facial features always look younger than their real age.

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    That’s how I got into kdrama. I couldn’t tell them apart, otherwise I would still be watching only cdramas

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    Jang Nara is definitely a vampire hahaha, she doesn’t change at all!!! Still remember Hwayuki’s joke about her youth secret ^^

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I finally subscribed to Caravan in order to watch The Longest Day in Chang\’an on TV. But then…why everyone look more yellowish?? Is it because my TV is old so it\’s not compatible with YouTube?? But it was okay with Nirvana in Fire…
Sigh..back to my laptop.

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Currently watching a k-movie Extreme Job. So eventually they really run a Los Pollos Hermanos? 😄😄

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I heard it is very difficult to become a naturalized citizen of Japan. Cho Sarang\’s appa was still a SK citizen until his mid 20s although he is a third generation Korean in Japan.
Then how Tae-ik could be a naturalized Japanese in a short time?

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    ya know! How?!?

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      The outlined criteria for naturalization are provided in Article 5 of the Nationality Act:[7]

      Continuous residence in Japan for 5 years
      At least 20 years old and otherwise legally competent
      History of good behavior generally, and no past history of seditious behavior
      Sufficient capital or skills, either personally or within family, to support oneself in Japan
      Stateless or willing to renounce foreign citizenship and swear allegiance to Japan.

      Pretty mild requirements I would say. I never knew Japanese citizenship was this easy to get. In compared to many other countries.

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        Given the fact that it is world’s most powerful passport to have… you can travel almost anywhere in the world without visa.

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        Renouncing your foreign citizenship can’t be easy. That’s a lot to ask of a person…
        Thanks for the info, @oppafangirl!

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          Well, for many people it is, many it is not, depends on where you are from and where you going to… (I would be happy to … saves a huge amount of money on Visa fees for people who travel as much as I do and even the great amount of time and effort and paper work from bureaucrats)

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        Thank you @oppafangirl

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Coughing blood in C-drama is similar with nose bleed in K-drama, to show that a character is in distress.

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    Coughing blood?? In distress vs serious medical condition might not always match up

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      It’s really over the top 😄
      In real life, I never seen anyone coughing blood. Only on TV in movies/series or tuberculosis PSA.

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Tong Liya and Lei Jiayin should be paired in a 48 episodes C-drama. I can’t get enough of their chemistry.
The movie itself is not great but it gives me all the feels and makes me laugh. It’s still a successful romcom in my book.

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I like this album more than Goblin’s
The BGM is amazing.
Goblin’s theme songs > Alhambra’s
Alhambra’s BGM > Goblin’s

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If it’s a real professional life, she would be as good as dead.

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    I praaaaay she’s wrong about him 😣😫 chebal!

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    His facial expressions now are so unreadable and suspicious…
    I hope we are wrong too – but now I think he had something to do with all of this. 😣😫

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    @kskalways @stpauligurl

    He’s not! Yaaasss….!

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      yeaaaaaa – @manohira – but his face has showed so many different emotions and expressions through the show. It’s amazing how subtle they are. That last scene when he was at the back of the reporters and his face went through all those emotions…
      I’m so glad he isn’t a bad guy – yet.

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I\’m watching The Wandering Earth for Lei Jiayin. He only appears literally for 2 minutes and I honestly don\’t understand 80% of what I\’m watching now.

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I\’m downloading two of Lei Jiayin\’s movies. I think I\’m in love

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These two :”>
He is a death row convict and she is a slave. Who doesn’t love underdog pairing?

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    I’ve only watched just 2 episodes. Never thought these 2 together. πŸ˜€

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      You gonna love them. I think they will have sad ending. After this scene Zhang Xiao jing teased her that she’s going to be an obnoxious old lady because she only had one day to spend with someone she loves 😄
      It is cute and sad at the same time since they both know he will be back to prison and face his death sentenced.

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OMG Beanies, The Longest Day in Chang\’an is really really amazing…
I\’m afraid I\’m not going to sleep tonight. It\’s already 2:30 am now, I have to stop in 30 minutes.

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In The Longest Day in Chang\’an one of the hero is a statistician 😄 I love it!

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    I downloaded some eps on Amazon prime because of all the praise from Beanies. But I haven’t started them because I am in drama overload right now.

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      Maybe it’s better to start it later. Because once you get it, you want to finish it as soon as possible.

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No preview for next week episodes of Designated Survivor???
Whyyy?

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    With that cliffhanger, I don’t blame them. If you watched the American series you would know but I wonder if they are gonna follow that or change it up.

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      I didn’t finish it. In the American series they made Kirkman totally clueless about his son’s paternity. I like the Korean version better.
      So who’s going to get shot? My guess is assembly Oh? Am I right?

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        In the series Kirkman did know there was a chance Leo was not his biologically and he did not care. There was a test done but they did not look at it. There was some overlap between he and Alex’s ex. The Kirkman’s were a couple that communicated and were solid.

        And to your other question, I am not gonna tell ya because the kseries can change it up and also, where is the fun Mano ;).

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          I already dropped it around the time the scandal about to appear. I’m glad they make both Kirkman and Park a good man, husband and father. I didn’t want to watch angst based on this issue.
          Whyyyy? I can’t wait for five days 😥

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I still don\’t understand why Park Mun-jin\’s scandal is not released on the news, instead they talk about the first lady\’s fashion? What happened, did the chief of staff make a deal with the press?

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    Yes he did. He gave her her press pass back and a exclusive interview for when Park decides to announce his run for Presidency.

    And also part of the deal was for her to tell him who the whistle-blower was and it turned out it was no one in the Blue House.

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      I see. I forgit she lost her press pass. Thanks Larelle!

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I prefer guys like Zhang Xiao Jing or Prince Jing in my c-drama. The actors are good looking irl, but when they put the armours, they become 10X more handsome.

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I just started The Longest Day in Chang\’an. I\’m really shocked with the production values. It\’s not like watching a TV show.

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