Beanie level: Fan club president

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http://whatismymovie.com/

Describe a movie. Use your own words, or search with titles, actors, directors, genres etc. It finds movies for you to watch.

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TRY TO REMEMBER (2010)

Text of the Letter to Won’s Father (1 June 1586)
https://archive.archaeology.org/1003/abstracts/korea.html

Touching film based on the mummy of Yi Eung-tae found in Andong.

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    I’m a sucker for reincarnation stories. When done well, they are my catnip. One of my favorites is the 2010 film TRY TO REMEMBER / HAVE WE MET?.

    “Try to remember” is the last line in the film. “Have we met” is a recurring question. The film is a wonderful tip of the hat to the story of Yi Won’s Mother, whose heartbreaking letter to her deceased husband was found on his mummified remains, along with sandals she wove from her hair. His tomb was discovered in 1998 at a construction site in Andong City. The movie is based on the premise that reincarnation is a reality, and that souls who deeply love each other can reunite in future lives. Interestingly, the photography instructor and his landlord’s daughter actually had met earlier — in the same college photography club — although it took a long time for them to realize it. He did not know that his sunbae was in fact the cousin of the girl from Andong, but she knew it.

    The following of karmic threads from lifetime to lifetime also cropped up in FAITH, and was the mechanism by which the Great Doctor searched for Choi Young until she was able to meet him again. The inscription in the front of her diary about earnest longing providing the means to be reunited with a loved one in a different time sounds very much like the metaphysical prospecting method of the young woman in this film. I enjoyed the little sageuk-within-the-movie in the last half-hour of the film. It was done well, with a few minor differences from the actual story of Yi Won’s Mother. All in all, it’s a very enjoyable film with a surprising emotional kick in the pants.

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    Javabeans’s report:
    http://www.dramabeans.com/2010/11/love-transcends-time-in-try-to-remember/

    http://asianwiki.com/Try_to_Remember

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Woo Do-Hwan and Kim Min-Jae Nameless Fan Club (WDH&KMJNFC)

Official Proclamation
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/12/2018-year-in-review-part-1-the-bean-count/#comment-3362334

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    Text of Auntie Pakalana’s first proclamation as a DB Fan Club President, preserved for posteriority

    Please note that the document was revised to open membership to viewers whose laudable instincts for self-preservation kicked in before the show’s finale.

    References:

    http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/12/2018-year-in-review-part-1-the-bean-count/#comment-3361387

    http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/12/2018-year-in-review-part-1-the-bean-count/#comment-3361390

    http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/12/2018-year-in-review-part-1-the-bean-count/#comment-3362334

    Take #3. Legal Counsel advised that I had not dotted every i nor crossed every t. Sheesh.

    I tried to come up with an appropriate sageukese term for β€œnameless,” but failed miserably. Perhaps @kiara would graciously bail us out with a stock sageuk name (e.g., Moo-something-or-other). We could refer to each other by that moniker + number. Instructions for secret handshake to follow. Maybe. πŸ˜‰

    *clears throat*

    I have heard your lamentations. Allow me to formalize the charter and revise it to be more inclusive:

    As a newly-minted Drama Beans Fan Club President endowed with all the rights and obligations accrued thereto, I solemnly proclaim the establishment of the Woo Do-Hwan and Kim Min-Jae Nameless Fan Club, abbreviated for convenience as WDH&KMJNFC, for the mutual aid of Beanies who have fallen victim to the actors’ mesmerizing charms, particularly while they perform in Kdramas and films of such questionable virtue that publicly-acknowledged viewers risk significant social ridicule and/or opprobrium.

    The fandom’s name purposely does not mention the production provoking such unmitigated embarrassment that its viewers seek solace in virtual exile. Let it devolve into obscurity in the company of other Kdramas That Shall Not Be Named.

    Self-identifying members of DramaBeans and the greater Kdramaland public may wish to avail themselves of a randomly-numbered generic sageuk Korean β€œNameless” pseudonym, which may or may not be announced at a future date. Alternatively, one may use the format WDH&KMJNFC followed by a number of one’s choosing, e.g., WDH&KMJNFC#1, which is now officially taken. Neener.

    Proclaimed this 12th day of December 2018 in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States of America, retroactive to 10 December 2018 of said time zone.

    Go forth and commiserate.

    I affix my virtual DramaBeans Fan Club President seal thereto.

    (signed)
    PakalanaPikake
    aka WDH&KMJNFC#1

    12 December 2018

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      I’m officially claiming WDH&KMJNFC#9 although I’m not claiming anything related to a certain drama that shall not be named.

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      Thanks to @saya‘s episode 1 recap of MASTER–GOD OF NOODLE, I’ve confirmed that β€œmoo-myung” means “nameless.” Yee hah! We’re in business.

      Amendment 1:

      To embrace their namelessness, members of WDH&KMJNFC may adopt the pseudonym “Moo-myung” (“nameless”) followed by a number of their choosing, should they so desire.

      Amended this 14th day of December 2018 in the Eastern Time Zone of the United States of America, retroactive to 10 December 2018 of said time zone.

      I affix my virtual DramaBeans Fan Club President seal thereto.

      (signed)
      PakalanaPikake
      aka WDH&KMJNFC#1 aka Moo-myung#1

      Signed, sealed, & delivered on this 14th day of December 2019.

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    So, I’m confused, being just a lowly MD, and not a JD. Am I allowed in the club? I don’t finish dramas that are going off the rails. Dropped Pretty Noona, and don’t even start the ones that Beanies start complaining about. That’s the β€œself-preservation” thing kicking in, right? I really have a high sense of that, in real life and in dramas. Lol.

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      @ally-le,

      If your fangirling over Woo Do-hwan and/or Kim Min-jae has compelled you to watch their works, you’re in like Flynn. If you self-identify as a member of WDH&KMJNFC, that’s good enough for us. You don’t even have to hate-watch The Nameless Drama. πŸ˜‰

      If you haven’t seen MAD DOG, consider doing so when you’re back from your Kdrama sabbatical. It’s a good show. Which makes that Nameless Drama all the more retrograde in comparison.

      BTW, your self-restraint and sense of self-preservation are most admirable. πŸ˜‰

      PS — Be sure to pick a number, any number. πŸ˜‰

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        Ok! How about if I wanted to watch said namelsss drama and enjoyed all the screencaps of these two, I just had no time? I can do that! I pick number 33!

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Fan Club President as of 12/09/18 @1903 Eastern Time
10,134 posts/comments and 13,223 thumbs-up

I’m shocked out of my shoes. Was wondering what comes after Entertainer-In-Training. πŸ˜‰

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    Congrats!!! 🎉🎉🎉

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    Wow! this lowly errand boy congratulates you!

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    Wow congrats! 🎈

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    Congratulations !!

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    Pakalana! OMG! *applause*

    Congratulations!

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    Congrats~
    and dont forget to celebrate like Sung Shi Won XD

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    Whoa! Congratulations!

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    Woohoo! Here is where a few of us check up on there new levels. I also tagged you…http://www.dramabeans.com/members/db-staff/

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    Congratulations!! And great title. I can think of you as the president of several fan clubs: the sageuk club, the Yoon Shi Yoon club, the Yeonsangun club, the Cliff of Non-Doom club, etc. etc. πŸ˜€

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      Aw, that’s so sweet, @wishfultoki. ROFLMAO at all those clubs. Mr. P. got a kick out of them, too, especially Cliff Of Non-Doom. Oops, can’t forget the Gwanghaegun, Yi Sun-shin, and King Sejong clubs. And DIY Action club for Jang Hyuk, Lee Joon-gi, and Ha Ji-won, among others. πŸ˜‰

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    Chukahae.

    So, uri president nim, have you come out with our fandom name? Beanom?

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      @chukahae, thanks so much. I can’t possibly be the only Fan Club Prez. I thought Sicarius (?) was way ahead of me, for one.

      LOL @Beanom. It’s growing on me. For a bit more decorum (can’t help it, I’m from Beantown), there’s BeanieBuddies, or maybe Has-Beans [has-beens] for those of us who’ve watched too many Kdramas. But I think it’s best to poll the membership to suggest names. I’m just the paper-pusher-in-chief. Alas, my Random Pun Generator has apparently bitten the dust. Dang! πŸ˜‰

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        You are way more active on recaps. That’s my biggest downfall. I just can’t stay on them for long enough because I analyse and watch dramas in my own time lol. I do wonder how close I am to FCP though. Close? I hope?

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          @sicarius,

          I do enjoy a good discussion, especially when I don’t quite understand what’s going on. It’s the shows without recaps that I most need to kibitz over. Sometimes I wish I could turn off my brain and just enjoy the show. But then my Illogic Detector and Non-sequitur Alarm go off, and I cannot ignore them. πŸ˜‰

          I have no idea how the ranks are calculated. I’ll just have to cop to logorrhea. πŸ˜‰

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        No worries. Yours definitely better than mine. I cringed whenever I recalled my suggestion.

        Anyway, command us all the way. Db sasaeng fans reporting for duty. Don’t worry, we are the rare civilised kind. The fan club meeting might be noisy but definitely won’t turn into a hot mess.

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    Dangit, You beat me.
    Congrats though!!

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      @sicarius,

      WTF BBQ?! I just spotted your message now.

      I just toted up my 2018 Bean Count and posted it. 32 fully completed shows, plus 6 currently airing. That’s a lot of shows to blather about.

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      Sheesh. Thanks so much, @sicarius. <3 I gave my stats above, if that helps you figure how close you're getting. Hwaiting! You can do it!

      The strange thing is that I've not been commenting as much on OT and WWW for the past few weeks. Go figure. πŸ˜‰

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        But it doesn’t help me Paka. Not trying to brag here, just an analysis, but I’m the most commented and most upvoted Beanie at over 15 000 comments and over 50 000 likes. I’m in the top ten non-minion most followed beanies. Thus the only things you could possibly have over me is word count and recap/news thread activity. The former is a maybe- we both talk a lot, but I have more comments than you so I think we might even out. However the latter is most certainly true, as try as I might, these days I don’t seem to stay on the recaps for too long.

        As per your message above above- I too am very much analytical when watching shows. But I tend to focus more on the technical of the show rather than the in-canon issues. So if a character does something stupid, I blame the writer and the director not the character. It’s a rare drama that has me analysing characters for the character’s sake alone (see: Lookout’s Do Han). I think this is partly why I seem to get tired of recaps quickly because a) I can’t feasibly write 4k word essays on every drama; most just aren’t worth it and b) most people don’t want to know my killjoy opinions ALL THE TIME (see: HMS lol).
        It’s also just a huge emotional investment to keep going on recaps. It’s not worth it for me personally, alas!!!! *despite my competitive nature really wanting to level up*
        I think recently whilst I haven’t turned off the analytical cap per se, dramas have become much more of a mindless watching unwinding mechanism for me especially over the last couple of months so I don’t feel the need to feed the analatyical part of my brain as much or perhaps as often. And then that one drama comes along and I spend three days writing a final piece on it… *Cough Hundred million Stars cough*

        There could be many reasons I’m not on the recaps though. Many are personal and I’m just rambling now haha.

        But ultimately I think the DB leveling up algorithm will remain a mystery for some time, unless I get my code minded brother to try and read the javascript html for me hahahaha

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          @sicarius, I knew you had astronomical stats compared to mine. Holy Moses. That’s why I was so surprised.

          As for commenting, it’s all pretty random. Certain characters just grab me, and in the process trigger a cascade of observations. I become very invested, and then when the plot goes sideways, I feel as if I’ve been hit by the Truck O’ Doom. Beyond that, I don’t know what to say. πŸ˜‰

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        @pakalanpikake tagging you just incase you miss the notifs again!!

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    As always, I am in awe! Congratulations!!🏅🏅🏅

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    Congratulations! I missed this somehow. You’re going to be busy running your fan club.

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Japanese Bluegrass

The Ozaki Brothers: “Are You Washed in the Blood?” live @2009 ROMP Festival, Owensboro, KY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhH5td-8sR8

RIP, mandolinist Hisashi-san.

Japanese Bluegrass

Hisashi Ozaki passes (11/10/2018)
https://bluegrasstoday.com/hisashi-ozaki-passes/

In the ’70s-’80s, I heard about a Japanese bluegrass scene, but had no access to recordings.

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Random Bluegrass

Shockenaw Mountain Boys: “Watson’s Blues” live @Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, PA, 07/08/2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgEgRo47QKM

One of my fave Jersey bands. (more)

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    The Shockenaw [as in “shock and awe”] Mountain Boys are a side project of Railroad Earth, each member a virtuoso performer in his own right. They may be acoustic, but their playing is electrifying, especially on their original numbers. This one is by Bill Monroe.

    Tim Carbone – Fiddle, Guitar and Vocals
    the late Andy Goessling – Guitar (acoustic & electric), Banjo, zither, sax, recorders — truly a multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire
    John Skehan – Mandolin
    Johnny Grubb – Upright Bass

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Linguistics, enunciation, satoori, etc.

https://dilbert.com/strip/2002-04-21

Weaselese FTW!

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TOP STAR YOO-BAEK, Ep. 5 BGM

Karla Bonoff: “The Water Is Wide” [Traditional: “Waly, Waly”] (Restless Nights LP, 1979) Lyrics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EfHZtCKJGY

Plays in preview.

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TOP STAR YOO-BAEK, Ep. 4 BGM

Bread: “If” (Manna LP, 1971)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTsaixdX4f8

Opening wah-wah guitar plays as squatter Nam Jo drinks coffee in Yoo Baek’s apartment.

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    Where are you watching? The site I’m using doesn’t have the greatest subs.

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      @egads,

      The site formerly known as Dr***Cool, WatchAs***.io, which generally gets it sooner than DaebakD****. I often like to watch episodes raw so I can pay attention to facial expressions, and DaebakD only posts it with subtitles. DaebakD also has DAE JANG-GEUM IS WATCHING, GOD’S QUIZ: REBOOT, and PRIEST. Hope that helps. πŸ˜‰

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TOP STAR YOO-BAEK, Ep. 4 BGM

George Michael: Steve Gregory sax solo from “Careless Whisper” Official Video (Wham! album Make It Big, 1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izGwDsrQ1eQ

Plays as (more)

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    Plays as Kang-soon trips and falls into Baek’s arms.

    Somehow I never realized that this sax riff is in a song by George Michael / Wham!. It’s as memorable as Raphael Ravenscroft’s sax solo in Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street.” And any number of sax solos by Big Man Clarence Clemons. πŸ˜‰

    Gerry Rafferty: “Baker Street” extended version (City to City LP, 1978)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU6w56epBdc

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    I just started Top Star and howled all the way through episode 1, and then came to check your fanwall in case you were discussing it. The BGM is hilarious. Sadly I don’t know enough Korean music., but I did recognise Bach’s Cello Suite 1 playing while Yoo Baek relaxed in his luxurious bathtub.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGQLXRTl3Z0

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      @wishfultoki,

      I don’t know much Korean pop music. I might recognize a melody, but without the lyrics or the meta info, it goes over my head. Thank you so much for identifying Bach’s “Cello Suite No. 1” — I vaguely recognized the melody but didn’t know the name. πŸ˜‰

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TOP STAR YOO-BAEK, Ep. 4 BGM

The Clovers: “Love Potion No. 9” w/ alternate ending (1959)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfallLiaIaQ

Plays when Teacher Kang shoulders the jug. (more – lyrics)

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TOP STAR YOO-BAEK, Ep. 4 BGM

Sam Brown: “Stop!” (1988)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gooKwaqx2to

Plays when Oh Kang-soon reads/thinks about the steamy book Dr. Ah lent her.

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MONEY FLOWER OST

Various Artists: Full Album of 5 OSTs and 28 instrumental tracks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prWDBGLjT0k

MONEY FLOWER’s music is daebak. I posted tracks when it aired, (more)

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    MONEY FLOWER’s music is daebak. I posted tracks when it aired, starting on 11/11/2017. (TEMPERATURE OF LOVE, BECAUSE THIS LIFE IS OUR FIRST, and GO BACK COUPLE were also airing then, and you can find those OSTs, too.)
    http://www.dramabeans.com/members/pakalanapikake/activity/302778/

    I also included some pieces of background music.

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    Thank you, @pakalanapikake! I just bookmarked this to check out later. You were the first person whose comments made me stand up and say, “YAY!, some smart people here and a good place to find intelligent comments on kdrama!” We had some exchanges several months (a year?) ago, but I got sidetracked by pain issues, surgeries, etc., so kept watching kdramas but didn’t even take a peek at DB. I think even opening OT made me feel guilty that I wasn’t writing anything myself (I mean anything, not just comments on kdramas). Now, I’m slowly reengaging–first by just reading a post or news article here and there and now by sort of participating in OT. Off to Napa, Calif., for a few weeks to see 91-yr-old mother (who looks like my younger sister) and rest of family, but hope to reengage w DB in January when I return.

    Is this too personal? I’m still not really familiar w/the rules, norms, mores of this site. Thanks!

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      Aloha, @isbjorn! I recall that we’ve chatted in the past, although I don’t recall the subject(s). I’m glad you’re feeling better, especially after surgery. Sometimes holing up and keeping a low profile is the best medicine. The dark months have historically been the difficult time of year for me, and sometimes I don’t feel too chatty, so I have an idea of what you’ve been through.

      No, this isn’t too personal. We’ve conversed before. I think this is exactly what the fan wall is for. For what it’s worth, my Dad is 92, so we’re probably boomers of a feather, which is nice. I hope you have a lovely time visiting your mother. πŸ˜‰

      The good news is that you’ve timed your return to coincide with DB’s reemergence from the chrysalis. New Minions have joined the merry band, and more dramas are being recapped. There’s increased coverage of casting news and forthcoming shows, too. Lurking is a good way to get back into the swing of things. Speak up if and when the spirit moves you. πŸ˜‰

      Thanks for your kind words. I try to contribute to the positive signal-to-noise ratio in discussions here at DramaBeans (despite my tendency to go off on tangents and play FM disc jockey on my fan wall). Sometimes I run out of steam or get bogged down when shows get a little too real and depressing in their realistic portrayals of dysfunction. THE THIRD CHARM was such a one. The performances were so convincing I found myself well and truly bummed out, which is a feather in the cap for the actors and writers, but not so hot for me. πŸ˜‰ I’ve also recently had a bunch of shows fizzle out or otherwise derail in the homestretch, which is a different kind of letdown. Alas, most of the shows I’m currently watching are not being recapped, but I was pretty active in the recap threads during the fall dramas that recently finished airing.

      1. DAE JAN-GEUM IS WATCHING, epicurean shenanigans w/ the ever-charming Shin Dong-wook and siblings carrying on the family tradition;
      2. GOD’S QUIZ: REBOOT (season 5!) w/ medical examiner Ryu Deok-hwan in his second drama following his return to civilian life;
      3. TOP STAR YOO-BAEK w/ finicky actor Kim Ji-suk exiled to THREE MEALS A DAY: FISHING VILLAGE existence in a 1980s time warp;
      4. PRIEST w/ Yeon Woo-jin, which is not as scary as the excellent GUEST w/ Kim Dong-wook and Kim Jae-wook of COFFEE PRINCE fame, but interesting and watchable;
      5. MAMA FAIRY AND THE WOODCUTTER, w/ Yoon Hyun-min, Moon Chae-won, and Seo Ji-hoon in a Korean take on ROCKY AND BULLWINKLE’S FRACTURED FAIRY TALES;
      6. CLEAN WITH PASSION FOR NOW w/ Yoon Kyun-sang, Kim Yoo-jung, and Song Jae-rim, in which Mr. Clean meets his match in Ms. Pigpen.

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        thank you! will put these all on my personal “to-watch” list & bookmarked it for now. and thx for catching me up on DB stuff. hope yr dad is in good health & that you live closer to him than I do to my mother (tho I must admit I ran as far away from Napa as I as fast as I could as soon as I could).

        Happy holidays. I look forward to yr comments in the winter–& hope I’ll continue to be more engaged.

        PS–I LOVED Guest–actually wrote a comment abt it I think (maybe my very first toe in the DB waters this time around)–how great the actors were, maybe? oh, no, how great the woman was. And adored Rocky & Bullwinkle when I was younger so maybe will check out MFATW afterall.

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          You’re most welcome, @isbjorn. I mentioned more shows in the MONEY FLOWER & eye acting discussion, too.

          I don’t know if you’re into sageuks, my favorite genre. They have been in drought this year. GRAND PRINCE was pretty good but not great, with excellent performances by Yoon Si-yoon and Joo Sang-wook. YSY has another sageuk coming up with Jo Jung-suk, premiering in February 2019. UGEUMCHI will be set in late Joseon times during the Donghak Peasant Rebellion (during the time period of MR. SUNSHINE).
          http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/jo-jung-seok-yoon-shi-yoon-offered-brother-roles-in-sbs-sageuk/#comment-3346871

          Shin Dong-wook has a supporting role in REACH FOR SINCERITY / TOUCH YOUR HEART, slated for the first half of the new year: http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/shin-dong-wook-shim-hyung-tak-lee-joon-hyuk-join-tvns-reach-for-sincerity/.

          Thanks for your holiday wishes. Here’s hoping you have a lovely holiday season with your mother. (And that you get back in circulation on DB as your time and energy allow.) I live close to the homeplace, and Dad is well. (Gramps lived to be 102, so he’s got a ways to go.)

          As for GUEST, the entire cast did a dandy job, even the cameo victims of the week. I’m still not sure how it could be so intense without scaring the pants off me.

          MAMA FAIRY is kind of a karmic whodunnit. It’s uneven, but also appealing. I’m finding it less over-the-top than HWAYUGI. Go Du-shim was in it in the beginning as one of Mama Fairy’s two avatars / user interfaces. Alas, she hasn’t been around of late. Too bad, because she’s a wonderful actress.

          Hang loose, and have safe travels. πŸ˜‰

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            Thank you again, @pakalanapikake, yes I love sageuks, but like you, I’ve been upset about the dearth of them lately. I do NOT like Chinese historical dramas at all. Don’t mind, even enjoy, some supernatural elements in sageuks (this does refer to just the K ones, not Chinese historical, right?), but Chinese ones are just too silly/flimsy for my taste.

            I think Ji Sung is in an upcoming Joseon-era movie? I’d love to see that.

            It took me several months, with many dramas in between, but I finally finished HWAYUGI, which I started watching cuz of Cha Seung-Won and Lee Seung-gi. I wanted to smack CSW across the face so often I had to take it in very small doses. And he is one of my fave actors ever (I’m not sure I’ve ever been more moved than by him in High Heels). Also, I do like a lot of the Hong sisters works, so I was hoping for a lot more. Though I did end up liking it by the end.

            You also have a wonderful holiday season. Nice that your dad is so close–and that such longevity runs in the family.

            Just a quick dip into DB today then likely won’t check in till January. See you then!

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          Re: @isbjorn December 11, 2018 at 2:57 AM

          This will be waiting for you when you get back from California. Happy New Year in advance. πŸ˜‰

          I just finished an intense 12-episode OCN sageuk from 2010-11, YAKSHA (“demon”). It is a Joseon-era bloodbath, with a 19 rating, mostly for the arterial spray. It is straightforward, with no folderol or tail-chasing, and only a modicum of noble idiocy. Son Byung-ho, who portrayed the scheming uncle in GRAND PRINCE, played an antagonistic vice premier. Jeon Hye-bin was the leading lady, and I thought she did a good job. Episodes are only about 45 minutes, so they fly by. It was a nice switch from the 75 to 80 minute runtimes of more recent shows. And at only 12 installments, it’s not the huge time investment that 20 (or 50-60!) episodes demands.

          As for HWAYUGI, I watched for Cha Seung-won, Lee Seung-gi, and some of the supporting cast. CSW is one of my faves, too. The Bull Demon King and various other parts of the show were over-the-top for me, too. I’ve seen MAN ON HIGH HEELS, but was more moved by his turn as a death-row murderer who is given 24-hour leave to visit his elderly mother and teenage son whom he hasn’t seen in 15 years in MY SON (2007). The title character is played by Ryu Deok-hwan, who caught my eye as King Gongmin in FAITH. He and CSW are great. Talk about eye acting. There’s a fantasy interlude that reminds me of RDH’s role in WELCOME TO DONGMAKGOL (2005).

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SEO HYUN-JIN

SHJ singing, dancing, and acting retrospective
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/11/actor-spotlight-seo-hyun-jin/#comment-3352753

Many thanks to @just123 Goodsong for posting the clips! <3

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The Uncomfortable Truth | λΆˆνŽΈν•œ 진싀 (Gag Concert / 2013.05.04) Eng. subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3p1r7_D2xo

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    🀣

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      I randomly stumbled across this segment with English subtitles, and enjoyed the tropes. These people are hilarious. It reminds me of the old ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN.

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PRIEST, Ep. 2

Collegium Vocale Bundang: “주의 기도, Pater noster, The Lord’s Prayer” Gregorian chant (2011), Latin & Hangul subtitles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVWm9HkV50Q

Choral version.

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PRIEST, Ep. 2

Brother Alphonsus Mary: “Pater Noster” [literally, “Our Father,” aka The Lord’s Prayer] Gregorian chant in Latin (see text)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llAhO_FOe1g

@28:40, the priests recite (more)

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    @28:40, the priests recite the “Lord’s Prayer” in Latin over little Kim Woo-joo in the ambulance. @37:00, Priest Peter begins singing the prayer during the exorcism.

    Latin text:

    Pater noster, qui es in caelis,
    Our Father, Who art in Heaven,

    sanctificetur Nomen tuum.
    hallowed be Thy Name.

    Adveniat regnum tuum.
    Thy kingdom come.

    Fiat voluntas tua,
    Thy will be done,

    sicut in caelo et in terra.
    on earth as it is in Heaven.

    Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie,
    Give us this day our daily bread,

    et dimitte nobis debita nostra
    and forgive us our trespasses

    sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.
    as we forgive those who have trespassed against us.

    Et ne nos inducas in tentationem,
    And lead us not into temptation,

    sed libera nos a malo.
    but deliver us from evil.

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PRIEST, Ep. 2

Bee Gees: “I Started a Joke” (Idea LP, 1968)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZxGwThiNQo

@19:55, Woo-joo begins singing the lyrics to his mom. Lyrics in first YT comment. (more)

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    In episode 2 at about 19:30, possessed little knifing victim Woo-joo begins speaking to his mother in the hospital:

    “Thanks to you I feel like a new person. Thank you so much for being born again. There’s no limit to man’s greed. We see what we start [want?] to see. Fireflies in the fire, and they only live a day, want to see what they desire.”

    Mom replies that he is not Woo-joo. He then starts singing “I Started a Joke.”

    I wondered if his words were quotations from literary works, but did not find anything.

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    Thanks @pakalanapikake Unfortunately this video is not made available in my part of the world. I did watch another HQ version of it with Robin Gibb, 1968, though. Still sounds so good. 😃

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      This live version in black and white from about ’68 by the looks of it gives the lyrics, in case the one you saw didn’t have them:

      Bee Gees: β€œI Started a Joke” live
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSFF5PveANo

      Another oldie but goodie from the Brothers Gibb:

      Bee Gees: “New York Mining Disaster 1941” (live, German TV program Beat-Club, 20 May 1967)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQHuNHsce6E

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Mining_Disaster_1941#Background_and_writing

      Written after the Aberfan mining disaster in Wales in 1966; according to Robin Gibb, there was a mine accident in New York in 1939, but I could not find a record of it online.

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        Ooh, these are Bee Gee’s songs that I know and like very much!! Thanks!

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          @growingbeautifully, I’ve mellowed out a lot since my heavy metal, punk rock, New Wave, and Southern rock days, and now can appreciate disco. The DJ who was on the air ahead of me used to wear a “Disco Sucks” t-shirt, which gives a sense of the polarization that existed at my college FM radio station back in the day. LOL. πŸ˜‰

          The Bee Gees reinvented themselves during the disco era with their OST for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. One of the most beautiful pieces Barry and Robin Gibb composed didn’t actually make it into the movie. “Emotion” is sublimely soothing.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotion_(Samantha_Sang_song)

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Sang

          Samantha Sang (Barry Gibb (falsetto harmony & backing vocals): “Emotion” (1977) promotional video
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPwpVJ-eIgg

          The promo video is pre-MTV, which didn’t launch until 1981. Her hairstyle, makeup, and satin threads are giving me flashbacks to NYC’s infamous Studio 54 during the days of Disco Madness. πŸ˜‰

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            @pakalanapikake Thanks! I remember Samantha Sang too and “Emotion”. As kids we’d have dance parties and those Saturday Night Fever songs got us on the floor. The slower pieces gave couples the excuse to slow-dance Heheheh! 😉

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            Re: @growingbeautifully December 3, 2018 at 2:01 PM

            Glad to find another fan of the song. πŸ˜‰

            As I was listening to “Emotion,” I was reminded of the following huge hit in the US:

            Melissa Manchester: “Midnight Blue” (live on MIDNIGHT SPECIAL)
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkbhjtA5QT0

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            @pakalanapikake At the risk of being sucked into listening to all those oldies but goodies, I clicked the link and couldn’t stop smiling. I went on to listen to a bit of Melissa Manchester with Barry Manilow. I was crazy about his songs and even had a few of his albums on the original vinyl records. Going into the songs of my youth is going to be a very deep rabbit hole!!! Wish I had time for that and everything else. 😆

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