Beanie level: The Goblin’s underpants

Lee Byung Hun confirmed as Kim Eun Sook’s next drama male lead? Wow, I never expected this!

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    LOL I just posted about it. 😂 I never expected he will do Kim Eun Sook’s drama.

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      Me neither! I knew she’d get some big time actor but he wasn’t on my radar.

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        I heard many negative reviews about his casting lol. 😂 I think his scandal also ruined his reputation more that I thought if he is ever to comeback to kdrama, he will do some thriller drama. I can’t imagine him as romantic leading male in KES drama.. Now waiting who will be the female lead.

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          I’ve watched his movies and enjoyed them. I can’t imagine watching him in anything romantic though. What’s the female character like? Hope it’s not a young girl or something 😬

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            I am not sure. LOL pls not young girl – I don’t want to see another ahjusshi romance like Goblin 😂 He was actually quite nice in romantic part, such as in Iris. I can actually picture him in such role /as a soldier, but he is already too big to do Kim Eun Sook’s drama. tbh, I don’t really care any actor’s scandal.. He sure has a mess private life, but I’m more interested with him as an actor. But I understand why some viewers really concern about it.

            This drama will have a setting in early 1900s. I have no details about the female lead, all I know she is the yangban’s daughter. I hope they cast someone who fits well. I am now also interested who will be casted as second leads.

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            I have no problem watching him in romance as far as movies are concerned. Dramas are different especially Kim Eun Sook’s where romance always play a significant part. Her male characters are written to be fangirled and I just can’t see that happening to Lee Byung Hun.

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Eyebrow Acting award goes to…

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Is Bed Scene the new must have for K romance? Move over ‘Kiss’!
#FightMyWay#SuspiciousPartner

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Boys! Stop fighting or I’ll send you to the naughty corner. Write 1000 lines β€œGa Eun is not a toy”

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    Lee Sun was almost my fav character, and now they have to ruin him πŸ™
    Is this a showdown of male alpha characteristic or what?

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      As usual I was looking through MBC clips and all I got from yesterday’s episode was Sun and Lee Sun fighting over GE *smh*.

      I lost hope in Lee Sun soon after the time skip. There should be significant development in his character after 5 freakin years but as with the rest of the characters, he got none. He didn’t even stop stooping.

      I don’t think it’s a showdown of male alphas. The show is trying to elevate Sun and make everyone else a goon. If you go and read comments about last night’s episode, you will find a lot of viewers angry with Lee Sun for not knowing his place and taking away the real King’s woman – Ga Eun. I guess if we see it this way, the show has achieved its objective as far as Crown Prince’s fans are concerned.

      For me, I think the worst character is not Lee Sun or even Hwa Goon(how far we have come!), it’s the Crown Prince. If he had just own up to being the real deal and face Ga Eun regardless of his misplaced guilt, wouldn’t all these angst be avoided?

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        Yeah, I just read comments about last night’s episode and was appalled at how they write L’s character. He sways between friendship/ loyalty and selfishness but it feels so contrived. So much for his so-called intelligence and ambition despite his low birth.

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    THIS!! Exactly what I was thinking during last episode! The poor girl was poisoned but still Lee Sun tries to show who is the alpha dog over her body! It just all goes downhill from that. Just the way Lee Sun just dumps his feelings on Ga Eun with no thought to her own feelings and wishes and going around making deals with Queen Dowager to obtain her.. And the crown prince making no progress in his battle with Dae Mok but indulging in unnecessary rivalry with Lee Sun. What Ga Eun needs is to take a long trip somewhere and meet new people.

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      “What Ga Eun needs is to take a long trip somewhere and meet new people.”

      Hahaha! You made my day.

      How is it that even short clips like these frustrate me? I really wanted to slap these two guys on their heads! “Wake up, Lee Sun! Remember your dad’s wrongful death, your mom and your baby sister?” “Wake up Sun! Remember your dad’s tragic death, your mom’s and your country?”

      Actually, I am not even sure why these two are suddenly so obsessed with her after the time skip. Poor Ga Eun, maybe you should just suffer another trope – amnesia(hey, you’ve forgotten the pot anyway!) and forget the boys.

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        I really don’t hope GE will suffer from amnesia. I bet the show will end up with Sun forfeiting his throne and the people for the sake of love, and will embark on a long journey to find GE wherever she is, to help her regain her memory and make up for her past suffering.

        Our only hope is to export Byul before her memory loss to the past so we can have a total reset to everyone’s memory. For once I do think a memory loss will benefit people and help them live a better life.

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          “Our only hope is to export Byul before her memory loss to the past so we can have a total reset to everyone’s memory. For once I do think a memory loss will benefit people and help them live a better life.”

          Do you mean us, the viewers & recap readers? Yeah, I would like to erase this drama from my memory 😜.

          I was joking about Ga Eun suffering from amnesia. I don’t think your scenario will happen. I am willing to bet my Oppa’s underpants that the show will end up with Sun taking back his throne, with the beautiful Ga Eun as his queen and all the people cheering their handsome king and queen. Lee Sun will be ‘tortured’ on the rack but is actually a merciful act by the king because the rack straightened his back! Ooh that rhymes! Hwa Goon will be sentenced to 10,000 hours of saeguk speech and etiquette lessons 😝

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            LOL omg I laughed so hard at the punishment XD.
            I was actually secretly hoping Byul will erase all the characters’ memory. Perhaps they will have their own, new trajectories that are more of a satisfying watch than when they’re entangled in each other’s life. But I wouldn’t mind Byul tampering with my memory and wipe Ruler clean from it either, perhaps sparing the first 4 episodes when I was still in love with it and the writing, though weak, still delivered.

            I was joking about GE’s losing her memory too. Perhaps I should have worded it differently XD. I meant even if she was to lose her memory Sun CP would still seek her out to relive their romance. It’d be better if all of them lose their memory and no one had to try their damnedest to remind the other of himself/ herself. That’s the only way they and we could live in absolute peace of mind XD.

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        Pfft! That pot!! Its such an obvious plot device. I bet that one of the last episodes will end with that pot which contains the magic solution to all their political problems considering that now palace politics has taken a backseat to the most frustrating love triangle ever. πŸ˜€

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      What Ga Eun needs is to take a long trip somewhere and meet new people.

      Amen to this!

      GE and any woman for that matter deserves so much better than this. I just hope someone will release her from the palace and let her return to her villagers and live a happy life among them. She deserves someone who at least knows to tell his love rival to respect her wishes instead of making decisions for her in her absence.

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I leveled up or is it down to Oppa’s underpants? Should I shake the champagne bottle? 🍾

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When characters say what you have in mind…

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    Means they are either your soulmate, a mind-reading alien or a witch scheming your death. I nominate the lattet for this one.

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      The latter*

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        I’ll call her a black widow. She needs to mate with him before he dies 😜 So this lotus tea is probably an aphrodisiac. Poison later 🀣

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        wait…whose mind are you referring to? I was talking about the King telling her off, exactly what I had in mind. Did you mean something else?

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    haha good one!

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My Sassy Girl went into serious zone tonight and surprisingly, it’s not bad at it. The characters also aren’t as dumb, they actually know things!

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    The subs is out so fast 😱

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      I always watch this about 2 hours after the show is aired in Korea. I can catch it on my tv but it’s not the ideal time. It’s pre-produced that’s why the subs are out fast, I think so. I do this so that I can then watch my Circle and Lookout today, hahaha.

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    They killed the mysterious ajusshi too fast πŸ™

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      Haha, did you find it too soon? I was shocked too. Whatever this means, I hope the pace will be tight. I was also surprised that the Queen knows about the Princess and the deposed queen. After Ruler, my default mode is characters who don’t know things for a long while, LOL. So I am caught in surprise whenever it’s to the contrary.

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        I have kind of accepted that the villains often know things very quickly, often before the protagonists do. I’m taken aback because in Ruler even this pattern doesn’t seem to apply. I’m still puzzled why Hwa Gun could fall head over heels in love with the CP and 5 years later with the mysterious Chief Peddler without Dae Mok even bothering to find out anything, especially the latter. Now he’s free to roam both inside and outside the palace and DM not even once wanted to take a peek at his face despite him making connections left and right.

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          Wut? DM still doesn’t know? Pwaaaaaaah 🀣🀣🀣

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            If he knew the writers would have a major headache, because they won’t be able to smart up everyone to give DM the run for his moneh.

            So for the sake of the writers’ well-being DM has to be super lax/ blind when it comes to HG and her obsession 😝😝😝

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            Spot on! Characters can’t know things otherwise how will the writers cope?

            It’s even more hilarious when they reveal a supposed secret and then the characters go wide-eyed. This when they should have known way earlier.

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            I wouldn’t be surprised if there would be lots of wide-eyed moments for the next 6 episodes of Ruler (even 7 or 8 if they reserve the big moments until the last two episodes).

            Oh, looks like they have forgotten the water subplots too.

            As for MSG I imagine they’d keep the Queen’s mysterious disappearance the main theme for the majority of the show’s run. That probably will give the show enough materials to explore.

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    What time zones are you gals in? @seralovestteobokki, I thought we are in the same but you have watched it already. Do you sleep?

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      I’m GMT +0. Subs are usually out 2 hours before I go to bed. Perfect timing πŸ˜›

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        GMT+0? Lemme guess London or Paris? I am in Singapore GMT+8 and I stay up late.

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          It’s Birmingham. Oddly enough most of Europe is GMT+1 XD.

          My home country is in SEA. Once I come back home I bet I’ll fall into more or less the same watching pattern as yours XD. Doesn’t help that I’m a night owl haha.

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            Indeed, kdramas make night owls out of us!

            Well, UK isn’t with most of Europe 😝

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            LOL You said it! It’s true both literally and figuratively XD.

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    Also for some weird reason I first read her lines as ‘That squeaky girl is trying to find her mother…’

    I laughed so hard and laughed again when I figured out that my eyes were playing tricks on me XD.

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Holding in your sneeze while watching a recital.

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Me wonders if there is an antidote in her hairpin?

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    Wow, did CP come back to his rightful place already?

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      I have no idea. I am just having fun with these clips, they are hilarious. From the looks of it and the little I’ve read, there is no much improvement in Ga Eun’s character. If I am KSH’s fan, I’ll be so frustrated. As if the writing isn’t bad enough, the PD is making it worse. Just look at this gif, why is YSH looking like this? The direction and editing makes the actors look bad.

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        Dang, I knew it since ep 4 or so. If they ignored her by ep 6 there’d be little hope that she would get any proper attention later in the show.

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          Honestly, she looks dumb in this show. If it’s any consolation, so do other characters 😝. Don’t get me started with Crown Prince because the show likes to show how clever he is but the effect is quite the opposite.

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            LOL OMG 😂😂
            Is there any legit smart character in this show though? Everyone runs to clean after someone else’s mess, most likely the writers’.

            Gosh I’m so disappointed that I once bought the idea that some characters in this show really have a brain they can use for some intelligent plotting/ scheming.

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    Confession: I hate to say this but my faith in the writing of 7DQ has been shaken a bit 😰😰😰. Not sure if you’re feeling the same 😰

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      I know what you mean. I haven’t really delve into how I really felt about the last episode but I am not the sort who love a lot of push and pull romantic scenes. Not sure if that’s the best way to describe it.

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        What a shame. I wonder what makes it so addictive about the child portion that I was so in love with it, every single minute of it. I love ep 5 very much, but I’m now in two mind. Part of it I guess is the back and forth of the romance, part of it is the over the top comedy at certain parts, which somehow reminds me of MSG ep 1-2. I still hope it’ll get better, because I’ll be very sad if it won’t πŸ™

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          Are you watching MSG? I hated the first week, partly because I wasn’t expecting it to be that crazy and I never got into the original movie hype either. Now, I am enjoying whatever laughs it throws at me. But SDQ is not MSG, it’s a lot more.

          Strangely, I like the balance between comedy and serious which they handled very well in the childhood portion. If I need to pin point, I’m afraid I’ll need to say it’s PMY. There’s a very slight over the top, overacting on her part when it comes to quirky parts. It comes across as contrived. Oh Yeon So can go to the extreme but that’s because the genre gives her the liberty to do it. For Chae Kyung, it’s more difficult. PMY now is no longer PMY in SKKS. Back then, she looks every inch the innocent, bright eyed, cheeky girl who dared to be different. She has matured and perhaps that hampers her portrayal now.

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            I’m still watching MSG. I’m just not following the conversations in the recap. I do agree with you that PMY overdid it in some scenes (the one near the spring/ river where she’s all over him and her grand entrance dressed up as a gisaeng). Somehow I like the comedic parts in the child portion much better. PSE managed to be cute and comedic without overdoing it; perhaps that’s why I love her so much.

            I think it’s in part the writing for those comedic and romantic scenes too. Those in the first 4 eps have lots of hearts to it; heck even those moments in ep 5 where they first met outside their rooms were well-balanced between sadness and humour. Not so much with ep 6 where I find it more fluffy than I’d love. The wacky humour is completely fine with MSG because the show doesn’t take itself seriously; but since 7DQ does, it feels a little bit out of tune with the tone the show has set up. That’s why I said in my previous comment that I hoped the show would be back on its track soon. I love it so much I don’t ever want to be disappointed by it.

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Joseon Sleeping Beauties – there’s something artistic about this scene.

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    I’m not keeping up with this drama at the moment–I’m not keeping up with ANY of the currently airing dramas, actually… there’s too many!!– and watching this gif out of context and simply seeing it as a whole bunch of women passing out is quite funny XDD

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      For some reason, I can only upload MBC youtube videos on GIPHY hence I can only do gifs on Ruler although I am not watching the drama right now. I just find their YT clips really funny.

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    Hahaha you never made me disapppointed with your gifs 😂😂😂😂

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Dramatic villains are so funny

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    I know this is supposed to be some big serious moment for YSY but I seriously cracked up! The queen dowager’s expression was soo exaggerated! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    I seriously can’t take Ruler seriously anymore XD

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    lol

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    LOL this actress seriously had that dramatic expressions in Jang Ok Jung as well. But she is better than the Queen in MSG 😂 At least this Queen made me believe that she is wicked lol.

    I thought you stopped watching this drama?

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      I stopped but I chanced upon this clip on MBC YT channel. Couldn’t resist making it into a gif. By the way, I do not know why I can upload MBC YT videos onto gifhy but not SBS nor KBS. I wanted to make gifs for MSG and SDQ but I can’t *sigh*

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        Btw, @outofthisworld, this has been bugging me for a while. Have you ever gone with the UN of ET on here? Sorry if I mistake you for someone else πŸ˜›

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          lmao I have been wondering where is ET esp since after DB upgraded.

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          ET’s visa didn’t get renewed because the name was deemed not American enough. No worries about not recognizing me. I wanted to look like Gong Seung Yeon but I didn’t land in Korea so it’s too bad for me.

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            LMAO =)) I bet you come from more or less the same planet as she does because there’s something to the way you speak that is very specific to you. Guess there will always be a Woo-Jin or Beom-Gyoon out there who will eventually recognise you XD.

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            OMGaaaaaaaaawwd! Gimme Woo Jin!

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            Sorry lady, you’re late. Your fellow alien Byul has claimed him already. We however have got Beom-Gyoon left, would you like him instead? XD

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            😱😱😱 Pls clone me some Yeo Jin Gu!

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            What if cloned YJG gets evil? 😈😈😈

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            You know what? I’ll take Yang Se Jong too!

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        LOL! But when you put this scene into gif it really looks funny hahaha.

        I also have no idea why you can’t. I never created any gif.😅

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          DB seems to accept only Youtube video urls so I am always seeking out stuff on MBC, KBS and SBS channels.

          You should try your hand at it, it’s very easy and fun.

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            The problem is I will for sure get addicting with it. That’s why I don’t want to try it yet 😜 But will do it for sure later.

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    Hahaha, the camera zoom amplifies the unintended comedic effect.

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It boggles my mind how characters in this show KNOW things! They don’t find out 10 episodes later.

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    I was wondering why she was crying over a dead body that clearly wasn’t Yeok’s since we all know that he survived and would grow up. So she was part of it!

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      I am not sure if she knew the dead body wasn’t Yeok. To fool everyone, they must have found a replacement whose face looked similar. Being horribly wounded probably helped. Whatever the case, at least the people here can recognize faces and voices better than in *ahem* another drama.

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        I know! I was pleasantly surprised when Chae-Kyung ‘recognised’ Yeok! I’m glad they didn’t drag that on for too long.

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    Yasss please! One of the reasons I’m in love with this drama they don’t keep on dragging things unnecessarily.

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Hwa Goon’s counterpart in Seven Day Queen except:
– she speaks a lot better
– she has more than 3 facial expressions
– she is immediately put into her place by the object of her obsession(thank you!)

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    This girl can act. I saw her few times before and I liked her. So she is the second lead in this drama. I might tune in for her and Yeon Woo Jin later.

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      I’ve never seen her before but she’s doing really good. That’s what I want my second lead to be. Although we know it’s impossible for them to end up together, at least make us struggle, hahaha.

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        Even the second lead in MSG is better than Hwa Gun – in term of acting😂

        She is Ko Bo Gyeol.I saw her in suppporting roles like in Goblin, Cinderella & 4K, Second To Last Love etc and mostly she played kind of annoying characters (which she did well). I saw her name as additional cast members in Asianwiki. What character she is playing in this drama?

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    I like Viki’s translation: “You are my savior, but you are not my master.”

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    Been thinking the same way! πŸ˜€

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    In the end, she’s somehow gonna win. Too early to be heartbroken but I just can’t. </3

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The most politically incorrect mother
#handbagobsessionisreal

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#Circle#Lookout#MySassyGirl My start to the week 😄

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When coupons & stamps really started…

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Name the most annoying kdrama plot convenience
#characters don’t communicate – They speak all kinds of cheesy, melodramatic lines but never talk about the essential stuff.

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    – Convenience of cancer
    – Trucks of Doooooooom
    – fauxcest
    – Amnesia

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      I was wondering if there’s a difference between trope and plot convenience. I guess there are times when they overlap and times when they don’t. For example- Terminal Illness/Cancer is a trope but sometimes can suddenly appear as a plot convenience.

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    Literally the most annoying. It’s like, y’all could have solved this by episode 3 and yet here we are, on episode 14 and my blood pressure is still rising.

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      Hahaha…which drama(s) irks you in this aspect?

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        The theme is so common in a lot of k-dramas but the one that comes to mind first is Baker King, Kim Tak-Goo. That’s obviously an extreme example because it’s a makjang (fun fact: I found out this year what that means). I remember trying to watch it years ago and hands down no drama has stressed me out as much as Baker King did. I had heart palpitations. Eventually, I had to stop for my health because I could not. Which is still upsetting to me because it was actually a really good drama.

        Witch’s Romance did that too with Ji Yeon and her ex-lover. Neither one of them could have picked up a phone? Are the international charges really that high? My goodness. Coffee House did it too, though their execution was still tasteful.

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          You are right, it happens more often than not. Most of the time, I gloss over them because I got used to it and they don’t make me tear my hair out. However, there will be times or dramas where it gets excessive and that’s why I get very annoyed.
          Recent example is Ruler of the Mask – the leads don’t talk about anything substantial except the usual “I’ll protect you”, “I will wait for you”, “I am sorry” blah blah blah. Goodness, stop already!

          Baker King is the epitome of makjang! I liked it because it’s quite funny if you don’t take it too seriously. You should check out this blogger at Thundie’s Prattle. She wrote the most hilarious recap of BK ep 1. I wished she did more. https://thundie.wordpress.com/2011/01/20/a-man-called-baker-king-episode-1/

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            I’m so weak! What a great recap, it actually makes me want to re-watch the show and TRY not to be so invested in the characters. Gahhh. I read the top post currently on her blog and I really hope that she is okay now. Cancer is a horrible battle to have to fight.

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            Don’t be so hard on yourself. This type of dramas are supposed to make us all worked up. There’s a good reason why Baker King was one of the highest rated dramas ever. I watched it when I just got into kdramas and I marathoned the entire thing in less than a week although I smacked my head on the table a lot, LOL!

            Yeah, I loved to read Thundie’s blog. She had such a great sense of humor. I tried to find out if there’s any updates but sadly none. I hope she recovered and her absence is because she retired from blogging.

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    – Selective memory
    Characters remember and forget things as the plot requires, regardless of their personal circumstances (potty pot plot lol).
    #plotconvenience

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      LOL! Yeah, the potty pot plot.

      I sound like I am nitpicking but really, I am usually very forgiving of plotholes. I think it also has got to do with the type of drama. For example, like My Sassy Girl, I don’t really care about the plotholes. But for dramas which you need to follow the plot, subplots, strategies, counter strategies and so forth, it’s practically impossible to ignore that many flaws. My favorite example of superb plot writing is Nirvana In Fire. At times, my jaws just drop in awe. Korean saeguks can be good too but just not this one.

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        That’s why I keep this to private conversations like this (well, not really private but it’s still less open than the official recaps XD) so that fans of the drama won’t be too affected by my nitpicking.

        Ruler starts to feel like Moon Lovers all over again. It’s definitely not boring because there are quite a lot of things going on in the drama but the writers become overwhelmed with the many plates they’re juggling and things don’t fall neatly into a comprehensible, smooth flow. I like Ruler a tad better than ML because I don’t like super emo hero, regardless of what I think about LJK and his acting, but I personally find the same observation applies to Ruler the way someone had it for ML: that it’s so bad it becomes entertaining to watch just to see how bad it can go XD.

        However I still hope in all earnest that its ratings will stay above 10%, so that YSH and KSH will get better offers and projects in the future. The disappointing ratings ML had during its run and the negative feedback somehow influenced LJK’s decision to stay away from sageuks for a while and that makes me kind of sad, because no matter how negative I was I could tell that it wasn’t his fault that the whole thing went astray.

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          “because I don’t like super emo hero, regardless of what I think about LJK and his acting”
          Now you got me thinking whether my issues with a drama character also stems from how the actor portrays it. I think I have over time become very sensitive to a certain style of acting. It’s almost like an allergy which you develop after being exposed to it for a period of time.

          I think shows like Moon Lovers and Ruler have something in common. The use of star power to drive a story instead of having the fundamentals. I am not sure if I am correct, they seem to pay very little attention to the quality of writing or put aside small budget and use rookie writers. The latter is not bad in itself as everyone has to start somewhere. However, it doesn’t mean anything is acceptable. Shows like these also like to give more fanservice or maybe the fanservice becomes very obvious because there’s nothing much to offer.

          About YSH and KSH, I am more concern about KSH if there’s going to be any impact. Don’t you think that the actresses always get the short end of the stick whereas the guys get away with a lot more? Look at MDBC and the aftermath for Kim Yoo Jung even though by all accounts, the drama was a huge hit.

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            Yes to your first point. That’s a reason why I’m not overly fond of Candy-type characters, except for a few portrayals where the actresses managed to add something more to the role they play, making it less stereotypical and more interesting. Other than that, I notice that most actresses would produce more or less the same type of acting to portray that type of character, among them the typical dear-in-headlight look, silence or stuttering to drive home the point that the heroine is confused and naive when it comes to dealing with, or expressing her own feelings. It doesn’t help that the writing would not give them lines as opposed to their male counterpart in those moments. I think I have developed some kind of allergy to that specific way of writing and portraying Candy-type characters too.

            I agree with you that the actresses tend to get the short end of the stick. I don’t think PBG deserves more recognition than KYJ, even though I like him very much as a result of Hello Monster and Reply 1988. I think the way heroines are often written in Kdramas don’t give the actress the chance to shine. In a sageuk where both the male and female leads are written to be equally smart and interesting I bet my money that PBG wouldn’t hold a candle next to KYJ.

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            Talk about acting, I am very sensitive to stock expressions. For example, sad = furrowed brows + downturn mouth, Shocked = wide eyes etc.
            I guess this is part of your description of ‘same type of acting’
            I have seen enough of some actors’ works to predict how he/she will act in a certain scene. While I think it is unavoidable to a certain extent, some actors are very good in that their expressions are natural so you can’t really pigeon hole their expressions.
            PBG has a very expressive face which he puts to good use. While I think he’s a very good actor for his age, there is something missing in his acting. I haven’t been able to pin point it or put it in words. If I have to describe it, I’d say he is a little too ‘technical’.

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            Yas! Stock expressions it is. I’m not a native English speaker so my vocab is limited XD.

            Re. PBG, I know what you mean. The role I’ve been feeling the most from him is his Taek in Reply 1988, especially when it comes to the friendship and father-son relationship. When I read the BTS description of how he would easily be moved to tears during the birthday scene for Taek and every other guy handed tissue to him I knew why I felt so much for his character, because the character shared part of himself too, so he actually ‘was’ Taek most of the time. I didn’t get that feeling watching him in Hello Monster and Moonlight. Yet I still love him in Hello Monster for his relationship with his hyung.

            It’s more difficult to surprise viewers when one repeatedly plays a certain type of character in which one is typecast. Too bad not many actors are willing to step out of their comfort zone. It’s even worse for actresses because the writing keeps recycling the same stock characters all over again. The Candy type would always be the forgiving, kind, clueless; and the jealous second female lead would almost always be petty or vindictive.

            While we’re at it, let me rant some more. I changed from liking Kim Soo Hyun to being neutral to him now and I’m even allergic to his crying. It wasn’t a problem in Moon-Sun though I thought it was a little excessive, but it was the last straw for me in You From Another Star, during one of the epilogues where he covered his mouth and sobbed. Him turning me away from a drama was the last thing I’d expect but somehow it happened.

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            Ssssssssssssssssssssshhh….don’t tell anyone, I am not a KSH fan. Also, I was contemplating posting a Anti-Crying Face comment on my fanwall. No prize for guessing which actors will be featured. I’ll probably be skinned alive because they are beloved actors amongst beanies here.

            PBG is not the actor with a crying face, he has no problem with it. I can tell he’s the type who can turn on the tap effortlessly and look very natural. My other issue with PBG is that he seems to have a lot of undercurrent emotions even when the scene doesn’t call for it. Sounds weird, right? Hahaha, I still think he’s much better than many actors. He just needs to have a bit more control and know when less is more. Yup, that’s my mantra – Less Is More. Something which some actors can’t grasp.

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            Yeah, I thought of posting that crying scene in the YFAS epilogue here but thought better of it. I’d be skinned alive too, lol XD.

            You might have some reason in your verdict of PBG’s acting. I’m not informed enough to form an opinion (i.e. either agree or disagree with you) re. his undercurrent emotions, but I can understand when you say that you feel he’s sometimes more on the ‘technical’ side.

            I’m not sure whether over-the-top acting (yelling, excessive crying, playing dumb/ naive/ innocent etc) is a ‘style’ that many PD and actors/ actresses prefer. I’m by no means a veteran in Kdrama watching, but within my limited watching experience it’s rather rare to find subtle and effective acting in many Kdramas.

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            I started watching kdramas around 2011. At first, I wasn’t so discerning but gradually I have come to appreciate more subtle and nuanced acting. Generally I like actors who aren’t vain. By that I mean they don’t care how they look on camera. Acting is a lot more technical than we think, lots of considerations for angles etc etc. So kudos to those who despite of all these considerations can still totally immersed themselves, don’t have any self consciousness and deliver.

            You are spot on about PD, actors themselves and even the audience liking a certain style. Often, I find knetz too critical or rather I should say prejudice against certain actors. Sadly again, actresses in this aspect outnumber actors. On the flip side, they don’t critic enough certain actors. There is a particular actor who is very popular but in my aspect can’t really act. Yet, it has mostly been nothing but high praises for his wonderful acting. Okay, maybe it’s not really the knetz here but his international fans. Oh my, if you read their fangirling, you’d think he can move mountains and save the universe with his awesome talent, LOL. Anyway, it got me thinking – how can this chap ever learn if all he sees these deluded praises? Of course, I thought the professionals like PD might be more honest. Judging by how well he’s been improving, I think it’s not happening either, hahaha.

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            True that, I do think that the Naver/ Nate populations seem to be brutal to certain actors/ actresses while tend to be more forgiving to some.

            I guess it certainly has something to do with personal preference for certain acting styles. I can’t get into certain actors’/ actresses’ acting while they seem to be very popular among many international fans, so I know what you mean.

            Even among people within the industry, I wonder how critical/ straightforward they can be when it comes to acting weaknesses. I have been reading articles where the PD praises the actors/ actresses and some fans base their arguments on those praises, saying that since they come from professionals they are credible, but I think a lot of it is diplomatic. I really don’t think, for example, that any PD would say into Suzy’s face in front of her co-stars that she’s not doing a good job, though they might agree among themselves that she is not cut out for most of her roles.

            I personally believe that even the most talented actors would have projects or moments where they have less than impressive performances. It takes a lot for a fan to admit to it if they really see it and I have lots of respect for those who wouldn’t sugarcoat subpar acting just because it’s from their bias.

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            just want to point out something before I continue..when I say actors – I usually mean male & female. I am that lazy 😜. Anyway, I too am not a native English speaker. My mother tongue is even worse, hahaha.

            Back to our topic…I’d never believe those articles. They are obviously just promotional materials at best. I can even fake write one 😄.

            I find that certain actors tend to attract fanatic fans who worship everything they do and think they are above any criticisms. While there’s fangirling on DB and I do it for fun anyway, it’s a lot more pronounced elsewhere. Just look at soompi, I roll my eyes so many times reading some of those comments. I have to say I admire their energy.

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            Lol I guess I’ve got too much energy today to distinguish between actors and actresses, but I get what you mean haha XD.

            Soompi has turned into a fansite tbh, to the point that you’ll have to carefully word your criticism so that you would be on everyone’s good side. I find it hilarious when they say they want to boycott DB whenever their favourite show is criticised, but wouldn’t say a thing when another show is highly praised. Ruler – 7DQ is the most recent example.

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            On soompi, you must be aware of certain threads. Things can get quite nasty. I am no longer active there and most of the time, I just lurk and read. Thankfully, dramas that I like seldom have fanatic fans. Just look at my current dramas – MSG, Circle, Lookout, SDQ, Duel. These dramas don’t have many pages on soompi.

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            I’ve gone into lurk mode too. I mainly go there for OST and rating updates now most of the time, or to see if there are recaps when they’re not yet available on DB.

            Btw, I’m waiting for 7DQ’s today episode. Just saying that Nanny gets me every time with her attitude – I love her lol. I’ll reserve everything else until later. Hope the recap will be posted soon tomorrow so we can continue our discussion XD.

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Joseon + DUI = HRUI 🀣🀣🀣

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I was in a supermart when this started to play and started grinning like a fool 😍

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I just can’t get this tune out of my head. Awww…my poor babies!

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    I miss these babs so much πŸ™

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      I can’t find this hum. Do you know where to get it? Perhaps when the drama releases the full list of OSTs plus BGM, this will be included. I actually wanted to upload the YT video but there’s was an error message. There’s a serious lack of videos for this show 😢

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        I know. As if it was not underhyped enough already. I haven’t been able to find this tune either. I’ll keep lurking on Soompi to see when it will be released.

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          Give me a heads up if you do find it, I’ll post it too if I do.

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            Sure thing! I’ll tag you if I happen to find it. Looks like they haven’t released it yet. I’ve just managed to find 2 released OST. That humming tune might be released much later as part of the instrumental parts of the OST album.

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    Help! I just watched ep 4 again :'(. How can I let go of these two? πŸ™

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      I was in awe of Baek Seung Hwan’s nuanced performance and couldn’t help comparing him to another young actor who is a lot more famous but tends to overact. After years of drama watching, I much prefer subtlety over dramatic.

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        Please spill the beans! πŸ˜€ You make me curious; who is it that you’re referring to?
        Maybe part of the reason for the low ratings is because the child actors’ sageuky tone is not ‘sageuky’ enough? Just my guess because I can’t really tell unless it’s obvious *cough* Hwa Gun *cough* *cough* Moon Lovers younger princes *cough*

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          Their saeguk tone didn’t bother me but then I am not the best person to tell unless it’s very very glaring like *ahem* Hwa Goon 🀣
          Don’t make me say his name, his fans will kill me! It’s just a matter of preference. Many laud him for being a very good actor. While I think he is, his style is just not my type. Of course, it becomes more stark when people like Baek Seung Hwan come along and the Prince of saeguks, Yeo Jin Goo for which there is no comparison 😍. I just got to marvel at his acting in Circle…yes, I am super late to the party 😜

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            If his fan killed you once in the past I can guess who he is XD, LOL. If you don’t want to say who he is, you don’t have to. It’s just me being curious, my bad :D.

            I guess I’m even later to the Circles party, but reading how people rave over his acting I guess he has matured quite a bit from his previous works. I know he can Park Si Eun can be a little ‘clumsy’ and lack the regal air (esp. BSH) expected of a prince in certain scenes but they have built up on their emotions and their farewell scene hit me like a rock because the feelings are just so natural. I’m gonna miss them so much.

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