Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

#PuppyFanClub #SearchWWW
Rant: These directors!
For me the direction of this part was another disaster, with all those unnecessary lights blocking my view and camera zooming in and out so much that I can’t get screengrabs and don’t get me started on fading of pictures into one another! That’s the reason I have no decent screenshots on my fanwall!
*End of rant*
I need some screenshots! Is there some super skilled at screenshots beanie to help our puppy club, we promise in return to support your next puppy as well.

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    I really liked the lights thingy and the focus on the hands but the camera angles especially when Ji-hwan was telling Hyun his feelings for for felt… flat. And then they used all their magical directing skills on the kiss scene which got my head spinning. I mean, it is intense but my headache became intense too! HAHA

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Here a fine display of my research skills which should have been used for totally something else today but here is what I found: *drum rolls*
Time taken 43 min, thats a bit too much but I was using an ineffective approach to start with.
The full list of beanie ranks, from internet archive!
In Bae Tammy’s voice “This is internet”
The link: https://web.archive.org/web/20171004132353/http://www.dramabeans.com/mycred_rank/page/2/

My fav rank is:
“Lawyer who works at Subway”
@sicarius, thank you sunbae for telling us that such a full list existed back in time
@greenfields @ally-le @waadmay @shindy @pakalanapikake @anothernicole

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    Manseh, @oppafangirl, for your virtuosity in tracking down the canonical DramaBeans ranks via the Wayback Machine! And thank you to @sicarius for documenting and reporting its existence. This is the first time I’ve seen the whole list. Yowza!

    I transcribed the ranks from the 4 Internet Archive pages and set them in order from highest to lowest. This arrangement emulates the Joseon official hierarchy of 9 junior and senior ranks – but with nearly twice as many levels. LOL!

    01. – senior 1st – Rebel who stole the people
    02. – junior 1st – Good king
    03. – senior 2nd – Tyrant king
    04. – junior 2nd – Calculating minister of the right
    05. – senior 3rd – Snivelly minister of the left
    06. – junior 3rd – 우주대스타 Ujudaeseuta [star who is really famous]
    07. – senior 4th – Chep
    08. – junior 4th – Introverted Boss
    09. – senior 5th – Flower scholar
    10. – junior 5th – Daddy long legs
    11. – senior 6th – Second fiddle with an inferiority complex
    12. – junior 6th – Suspicious housekeeper
    13. – senior 7th – Goblin’s manservant
    14. – junior 7th – Lawyer who works at Subway
    15. – senior 8th – Mystical brain fetus
    16. – junior 8th – Italy-trained barista
    17. – senior 9th – Top star’s underappreciated manager
    18. – junior 9th – CEO’s overworked secretary
    19. – senior 10th – Contract girlfriend
    20. – junior 10th – Unemployed slacker in a sparkly track suit
    21. – senior 11th – Fan club president
    22. – junior 11th – Entertainer-in-training
    23. – senior 12th – Loan shark with a heart of gold
    24. – junior 12th – Rooftop room dweller
    25. – senior 13th – Errand boy
    26. – junior 13th – Wrongly accused fugitive
    27. – senior 14th – The Goblin’s underpants
    28. – junior 14th – Chaebol’s poor doppelganger
    29. – senior 15th – Eunuch in drag
    30. – junior 15th – Noble idiot
    31. – senior 16th – Water maid
    32. – junior 16th – Jang Geu-rae
    33. – senior 17th – Candy
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    34. – junior 17th – ?
    35. – senior 18th – ?
    36. – junior 18th – ?

    A Modest Proposal:

    Subject to review and approval by uri beloved @javabeans and @girlfriday, a minor expansion of the ranks would ensure plenty of upward mobility as Beanie posting activity marches on. For aesthetic purposes, adding 3 more ranks would round out the levels to exactly double the official number used in Joseon. That would correct senior 17th rank Candy missing its companion junior 17th rank. Inserting all 3 proposed ranks above the highest currently-occupied level (senior 10th, Contract Girlfriend?) would avoid messing up the ranks already in use. Entry-level Candy would occupy the new junior 18th spot.

    Suggestions for additional ranks:

    1. – Hwang Jin-yi [famed gisaeng]
    2. – Mad dog detective
    3. – Exorcist priest
    4. – 암행어사 Amhaeng-eosa [secret royal inspector]
    5. – Hungry zombie
    6. – Geoshigi

    I suppose that each level would need its own emblem a la the embroidered squares on the front of court robes… 😉

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      That’s so nice of you! *Finger hearts*
      I love your suggestions for more ranks! I would like to add a few more adjectives to it zombies
      5. – Cold Loving Fast Moving Hungry Zombie
      3. – Too Hot to Handle Exorcist priest

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        @oppafangirl, cc: @ally-le in the Handbasket 😉

        ROFLMAO!!!! I love it! I knew they needed adjectives, and you picked exactly the right ones! Especially the Too Hot to Handle Exorcist Priest.

        Thanks again for finding the archived webpages. You’re jjang!

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    Where there’s a will there’s a way hehehe. Beanies cannot be stopped 😉

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    Nice!

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okay ladies, our puppy boy can actually kiss EXTREMELY well! And did you notice his hands and how well he uses them and makes the scene so delicious! Never seen a sexier hand wrap!
#Puppyfanclub

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Now I might start crying 😭😭 looking at his sad face 💔💔
🐕#Puppyfanclub! 🐾🐾🐕

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#What\’sWrongWithMyMother-in-Law,

Okay I get why it is morning drama: I watched all the clips on YT after getting up, the first thing in morning!
ON side note: I should be working but here I am fangirling Lee jae wook!
Oh dear I love this boy!
I want to make an unofficial fan club for our boy, and his next upcoming drama does sound like makjang! Maybe now they will change script and make him first lead!!

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    It’s not makjang, more like fantasy. I think they already started filming so it might be too late, but it’s ok, as long as the role is interesting and lets him showcase his skills, I’m content.

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      Yes its really like W x makjang (or a genre breaking makjang fantasy)

      I think they already started filming so it might be too late

      No, that’s not how Korean drama industry work, if the drama is not pre produced completely, then they can always make last minute changes depending on fan input and this has happened with lot of dramas, most famous being A poem a day!
      The changed who got the girl in the end! hahah!
      I am all the way in club my boy!
      I just hope its well written!

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        I know how kdrama works 🙂 I’ve watched it for, oh idk, 20 years. I’m still not sure if A poem a day changed midway or if it was intentional from the beginning. Anyway, my point is, unless there’s a big response, I doubt it’ll change majorly from what they intended, esp since its based on a webtoon. No one wants to repeat the hell that was Cheese in the trap. Also knowing the webtoon content I really wouldn’t call it makjang – what part of it would be makjang? 🤔 Dramatic maybe, but we definitely are not having The last empress or What’s wrong with my mother in law here.

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          The writer for A Poem A Day did say something in an interview about changing who got the girl based on fan input 💔

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          Wow! 20 years a lot!
          I liked cheese in the trap and even though I felt sad for the male lead in it, I was team Seo Kang Joon all the way to end!
          Here is why I feel its really cross makjang:

          Eun Dan-O (Kim Hye-Yoon) is a student at a prestigious high school. Her family is wealthy, but Eun Dan-O has a heart disease. Her fiance Baek Kyung (Lee Jae-Wook) attends the same prestigious high school. She likes him a lot, but he does not like her at all. Suddenly, Eun Dan-O has short-term memory loss and she can see what will happen in the near future. She gets confused by her symptoms. Then, Jinmiche, from the school cafeteria, tells Eun Dan-O that she is a character in the comic “Secret” like everybody else there. Eun Dan-O learns that her character is not even a main character, but rather an extra and she doesn’t have much time to live. Eun Dan-O is stunned, but she decides she wants to find her own true first love and not someone written by the comic writer. One day, she falls down the school stairs. She feels her back touch the back of another student, among a group of male students. Her heart suddenly starts to flutter. Eun Dan-O wants to find the male student who made her heart flutter. She eventually finds the student (Ro Woon) and he is her classmate. He is a character that doesn’t have a name. They get close and Eun Dan-O names him “Ha-Roo.”

          Courtsey: Asian wiki

          1. Memory loss
          2. The female lead believes she is going to die soon and has been told so.
          3. She falls down stairs
          4. And then the sudden back touch ….

          For me the first point is enough to classify it as makjang…

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          *makjang is not bad as per say, the perfect makjang ever is the called “Money Flower” stars Jang Hyuk and its flawless.

          There can be many things which can go wrong with webtoon based dramas: “Like feel good to die”, apparently the writer who adapted it for the drama never understood the webtoon and the drama has a complete opposite of everything in the webtoon.

          But then I see that the webtoon writer is listed as a writer but if he or she gets no say in the production, it can be very different.

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            Interesting re: A poem a day! Thanks for the info. I guess dramatic and makjang can be the same for some, but I’d argue that makjang requires a level of twists and turns that July found by chance doesn’t have. The memory loss and falling down the stairs are just convenient plot devices and tropes in this genre of “isekai” – or alternate world. The whole webtoon is actually pretty chill, there’s no crazy twist other than the isekai aspect. A lot of isekai works (manga and drama) are about a side or evil character fighting for the gate, because of the very fact that they are not the main character, and not a drummed up sudden excuse of cancer or or Truck of Doom.
            With Cheese in the trap, the problem is less about which actor we should focus on, but by giving SKJ’s character more story, the director diluted and detracted from the original story about twisted love/obsession that the author wanted to tell, and how the first half of the drama was set up to tell.

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            **typo: fighting for their FATE not “gate”, oops.

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    His upcoming drama is actually a youth drama and it feels weird. I can’t just switch up the leads because I’m a SF9 stan (my @ says it all). THIS IS SO HARD.

    Also, @dokutokunaneko mentioned this on a post earlier, but we can call Lee Jae-wook’s Fan Club Puppy Fan Club!

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      Cool
      *I will be back in night! I really need to work! *

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      Oh, who is the male lead?

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        It is SF9’s Rowoon! He was recently in Fox bride Star as Chae Soo-bin’s best friend (and I cried for him there coz he didn’t get the girl).

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          Oh I like that guy. Yes, it’s hard. he’s been in several dramas, although he’s not really stand out he’s still good.

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            He is pretty great at youth dramas such as School 2017 and SF9’s web drama Click Your Heart! It’s hard to pick between your own children but I also feel like a proud mom right now because they both get to headline this drama.

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          I liked him in FBS. He and the Security Couple were the only bright lights.

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      I like the first and second male leads so my plan is to not ship anyone, unless there’s a bromance.

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      It’s … a youth drama?

      I did think that one of the main reasons that I didn’t have any problems with the Puppy/Scarlett romance, was that I hadn’t seen Puppy in a school uniform in another drama six months previously. Unlike some other recent large age-gap romances that were… more problematic for exactly that reason.

      I’ll just say that it was a good thing I watched him in WWW before I saw him in a youth drama.

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    I’m here for this fanclub !! Count me in!

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    Could we ask DB overlord to ask him for [ask an actor]. If DB could get Jang Hyuk, Kim So-hyun and Lee Jung-eun, they’re all longer and more popular in the industry, I believe DB can invite Lee Jae-wook.

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Go lady go!!!

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The mystery of Fan wall:
When I finish my work and want to spend my night looking at fan wall, there are no updates and when I am work and want to take a short break, there is a flood of posts!
Help!

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Hotel del luna Ep 1: The only good thing about it is IU, the editing department does a bad job, direction is meh, CGI need more work, some are clearly noticeable meh CGI, the script is also super meh.One has to really keep their brains out for watching this show! The worse part is rather than being entertaining it feels like a drag, somebody telling you a joke over and over again. And I am not a big fan of dumb and scared male leads, even if they are Harvard grads. I want the story to be witty, not the same old one. I have to say even Master\’s sun had a better opening episode and was far more entertaining.

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    I haven’t watched Masters Sun but I do agree with your comment. The CGI was too CGI. IU was the saving grace due to her abnormal character and unique wardrobe. Unpopular opinion: eventhough Ma Wol is a unique character, I’m not in awe with IU portraying her. Could be due to the direction, it seems like they were pushing for laughs but it did not work for me.

    I don’t want to be critical after only 1 episode, but here I am sharing my opinion. It doesn’t help that I immediately associate HDL with Goblin. During the historical scenes, I was like…this looks familiar, some unjustice or killing happened, theres a sword and they focused on that sword. That alone reminded me of Goblin. But then somehow Ma Wol became an otherworldly being just like how Goblin was. She lived for decades, own a hotel, has supernatural powers and makes an aggreement to get the kid after 20 years. Too many similarities for me not to associate them both.

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      Yes, I completely agree, in the opening scenes I felt IU could do a lot better and later it was just her being quirky, essentially there was not much plot to work with for IU, and yes , it reminds a lot about Goblin mixed with Hwayungi, just that they ran low on budget and did not manage to get a decent director and cinematographer.

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    Oh, this is the first negative review I’ve read.

    I didn’t want to start until I read more positive things. All the posts of IU on the fanwall got me really curious.

    Since they are likely to have romance between IU and YJG, I am wondering and sort of hoping he’s much better in this drama than his previous.

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      hahha, guess, it takes real hard work to please me…
      The romance will feel super contrived!

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Domestic Violence in SK:

In 2007, the then president of Vietnam formally asked the South Korean ambassador in Vietnam to help Korean men \”treat Vietnamese wives well\”.

2019: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48917935

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    Oh, shocking. And that it’s been going on since the 90s? Unthinkable.

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      Yep, and the stats show how much violence is ingrained in societies… (though I don’t think its very unique of SK)

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    When I was still living in Vietnam, I had heard a lot of stories and precautions about this exact scenario. A lot of people wanted to migrate in hopes of finding better opportunities, and marriage is the “easiest” immigration route. It’s so sad but honestly not that shocking to see it continues to happen. 🙁

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@waadmay, talk to me baby!!!
Okay I am going to watch \”Watcher\” and I love ep 10 of www (the ending part was like finally the director(s) and cinematographer got it, finally!!!)

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    I’m finally here, I’m glad you loved it .
    It was a crappy internet day yesterday but now I’m here ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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After Age of Youth, WWW has the best female bonding ever! Also literally in the next step, when you graduate and work in company (*if you are lucky enough for your profession to have women)

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And I thought the line was “Do you like, Messi?”
Should learn some culture, finally!

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    culture? why culture..

    cliques.. like it is jane austen if you are amongst a book readers’ club 😛

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      Culture: because I have no idea about all the famous books, paintings, classical music and so on from Europe, I am slowing learning about it. Not that I know much about it from any country in the world.So, I would love to learn more about it!
      My wishlist
      Europe
      India
      Korea
      China
      I think that’s all I can do for this lifetime.

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Finally, finally, I leveled up: Goblin Under pants! Haha, endlich!

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Even changing countries and to non-binary romance, I could not avoid wrist grabs (I knew this was a impossible thing to ask), but can’t a girl dream? How hard is it to keep your hands to yourself?

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    Not every man is Nam Se-hee sadly

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    Yay you are watching History. But can I say this wrist grab is justified. He is trying to take better care of the teachers daughter. Also I am glad you gave this show a try. I love it so much, I want more people to watch.

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      For me I know it is impossible for me to find a show without it, and I can filter through it, just I love to complain, the main lead is a disaster of a parent but I am liking the other guy a lot, he is so refreshing and caring. Thank you for the reco :), I will be back with more screenshots 🙂

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        The teacher does get a lot better tho. I will look forward to screenshots and what you think of the show

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Reco request for short web series or even a completed drama
Something light and fun, great without a pot plant and wrist grabs (shit, asking for impossible) but you get it, bring it on…. Please 🙂

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    If you want something short then I would recommend History2: Right or Wrong. Its short (8 20 min ep), sweet, and handles many taboo subjects well and the characters are relatable, also its one of my favorite show. Another one is Le Coup de Foudre, this is a longer show, definitely light and fun, and more than the romance, I love the family and friend relationship. Another great watch is Produce X 101, technically its not a drama, but who are we kidding, its a bromance drama, that stars Lee Dong Wook.

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      Thank you very much, I will try them out now. I have a love-hate relationship with Chinese dramas, and I have only loved three of them till now (A snail’s love, First half of my life and Surgeons). hehe looking forward to increase the list.

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    Try Revenge Note 1. I don’t think there was a wrist grab. The female lead and her friend were amazing. Its fun, if you don’t think too much about the concept.

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#NoonaFanClub
#WWW
#LeeJaeWook
#Extremely Productive Weekend
#Boy Needs Support
So I decided to give feedback to google because Kim Jae wook turns up when we search for our makjang actor boy whose name is Lee Jae Wook! Also he was Marco in MOTA (as other noonas have noticed)
Here was my public service for Saturday :P.

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    I respect you for your dedication, comrade! (Scarlett would be so proud)

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    Thank you!
    I also googled him and got KJW.

    I took notice of Lee Jae-wook, bc I think he’s quite good for a newcomer. And cute.
    Hope to see him in good projects in the future.
    Can the Dramagods work some magic and let him and KJW be cast in the same show? 😃

    PS: I guess ALL Jae-Wooks are just talented and handsome.

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      He has another super makjang × W kind of show coming later this year. he is going to be the second lead! I will check it out just for him.

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    Thank you for your service. Jae Wook and our growing fanclub appreciate it~!

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Hello beanies,
Here is a request for those who use Viki to watch dramas, our volunteer community would be grateful if you could support our petition on removing regional restriction for QC\’s to provide faster subs to you. Thank you very much for reading.
https://support.viki.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360031421874-No-regional-restrictions-for-QC-volunteers
(The request is below in details, please upvote it on the link above)
REQUEST:
Let\’s ask that all regional restrictions are lifted for QC volunteers.

It\’s a minimum gesture of appreciation for the countless hours of work many of us put in.

Volunteers are given a free Vikipass, which is 5 dollars per month, equivalent to like half an hour of subbing. I\’m okay with that, I didn\’t come for the money. After all, there are volunteers who really don\’t do more than the bare minimum, the 500 subs required to keep their QC status. For them, 5 per month is just right.

We also realize that giving us a vikipass is not really or not only to say \”thank you\” but because without it, volunteers wouldn\’t be able to work on any new shows.

In the past (like 2-3 years ago), regional restrictions made an exception for volunteers. Very rarely there was a drama we couldn\’t watch. No more so.

Now more and more dramas are unaccessible to QC.

We think allowing us to watch everything is in Viki\’s best interest as well. Because if we can\’t watch something we also can\’t access the subbing tools and work on it. Then some shows don\’t have enough team members and the subtitles are excruciatingly slow. The viewers get angry and some cancel or don\’t renew their subscriptions.

For instance, Kocowa shows behind Vikipass plus are not available to non-American volunteers, and this is a huge disadvantage. Especially for the English language, there are many segmenters, subbers and English editors located everywhere in the world, who now cannot work on them. We have seen this recently. Two shows where one or two heroic subbers did all the work, the translation of new episodes took several days to complete … and people were really mad.
The opposite can also be true. When a show is only licensed for Europe but most Korean-English subbers are in America or in Korea or… and are not willing to actually pay for a vpn in order to translate for free!

We realize that sometimes regional restrictions are the content provider\’s wish. But I also believe that Viki is not trying hard enough to explain the situation to them.

The situation is that if there are not enough volunteers working on a drama, subtitles can\’t be provided and Viki cannot function correctly and loses customers. To skimp on something for the volunteers and to avoid annoying the content providers, Viki actually loses money and creates discontent. If Viki is not profitable enough, it won\’t buy many licenses and the content providers will also suffer.

That\’s why we are saying both to Viki and the content providers: making our lives easier is in your best interest first and foremost.

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Did no one watch one spring night, yesterday ?? Tell me about it!!!

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    Yes, I did. It just keeps getting better

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    Need to catch up!!! Still need to watch ep 10 before yesterday’s episode 11 😅😅 I honestly feel like my unconscious is telling me that it doesn’t want to let go of this drama because every week I dread pressing play on the new episodes, thinking that I can hold onto the drama just a little bit longer if I don’t press play…. At the same time, I wanna know what happens lol

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    Waiting for recaps 🙂
    This show. How is it so captivating. Am sucked into that world I keep thinking about it.

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      So many squeeworthy moments, balanced by other moments that were truly sad.

      Time really is relative when watching this drama. I feel how fleeting those happy interludes are, especially when compared to any scenes featuring the dad, Giseok or the chairman. That feels like I’m slogging through the melting landscape of Melancholia….ugh

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        My heart hurt during the mother scene. With eldest daughter. I haven’t recovered yet :((

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Ki-seok, now you digging your own grave, don\’t put in on jung-in when Shi-hoon runs away with your money. Also somebody tell this kid to grow up and stop trying to buy Jung-in by paying Shi-hoon!

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    I feel no sympathy for him. The minute he showed is ass and went after Ji ho, that was that. He was a dick to that that dude for no other reason that he has been jealous of him since they started playing basketball together.

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