Beanie level: Errand boy

If you haven’t started this show (Fiery Priest), I recommend it for moments like this. Someone is having way too much fun with the special effects and sound. The story is fun too!

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    They’re really at their peak with the comedy moments ahaha 😀 More love for Fiery Priest!

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    I’m glad other people are also enjoying it. I haven’t been seeing much move for it on the wall. It can be pretty absurd but it’s so much fun at the same time. Plus – and it’s a big PLUS – it has incredibly gorgeous people to look at.

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Just discovered this song on Thursday night. I’ve been a fan of both Anoushka Shankar and her sister Nora Jones and wondered why they don’t collaborate more. This song is just gorgeous!

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    In case you didn’t know – this song is a tribute to their father Ravi Shankar.
    The whole album is incredible! It’s on iTunes.

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      I feel like there’s a lot of family drama there? What with Norah basically being an illegitimate child and stuff. I was just with a family friend who used to go see Ravi Shankar all the time in India and who loves Anoushka, so we were talking about this. From what I understand Norah was estranged from her father for a long time, whereas Anoushka was basically trained by her father from a very young age so that was probably a contributing factor too.

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        I’ve read that as well. Years ago a friend and I went to see Ravi Shankar in Mpls – we were excited to see this legend.
        But she was the opening act and totally blew us all away. After that her father was kind of meh to me – but I love her music!
        there is another song they did together called “Unsaid” which has so many photos of both women with their father. It too is really beautiful
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEJSWIftX98

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          My family friend (she’s my mother’s friend from back home and then her daughter is one of my best friends) was talking about how when she was growing up in India they used to go see Ravi Shankar play all the time, and they would stay up all night and then catch the bus home at dawn and how it was like a religious experience. Then she was remembering taking my mother (who hadn’t been as familiar with Ravi Shankar growing up) to see him when they both first moved here. She said she was so disappointed with the way the audience was here with him because in India it was almost a spiritual experience, and here it felt too proper and quiet and lacking in the energy she was used to experiencing with his playing. I don’t think he was meant to play to American audiences as we are accustomed to seeing music played. (This is not a ding on American audiences; I’ve heard rockstars say the same thing about European audiences.) But then when she discovered Anoushka, she felt like she was seeing him again back home. And I think a lot of that is because Anoushka knows both worlds, she knows how to play to all audiences and in some ways she’s taken her father’s legacy to the next level.

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            I think you are right about Anoushka changing the field. She was my introduction to sitar music that night in 2005 or 2006 and her father’s traditional music was really no match.
            But I like most Indian music – especially the tamblars (is that the correct spelling?).
            My good friend’s daughter trained in classical Indian dance with the Ragamala dance group in Minneapolis -and that only gave me more appreciation for the music as I watched her dance and train.
            Truly music from around the world is wonderful.

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Had a wonderfully busy and productive weekend getting ready for my company, then cleaned up after everyone left. So I treated myself to watching the latest episodes of Fiery Priest and HOWLED with laughter.

Sometimes shows are so much fun to watch that I swear they must be having as much fun on the set as we are watching.
It seems they figured out how to keep filming with Kim Nam Gils broken ribs – after his beating by the thug he ended up in the hospital with a couple broken ribs. Hmmm
Also I’d love to meet Honey Lee in real life she takes such fun risks with her comedy and isn’t afraid to act really not quite ‘in control’

This last episode with the priest in complete 007 high tech spy gear and the detective dressed as Chewbacca as they break into the bad guys house was priceless. Especially when Chewbacca was jumping around like a gorilla.

But the shining moment among many, was the nun who gets more irate and furious as time goes on and sometimes just have to replay her responses once or twice.
She is turning into such fun side character.

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    That nun is one of my favourite characters. She was so demure until Father Kim came along and then flashes of her real nature started popping out all over the place.

    It’s such a funny show!

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    what a great split-second screenshot CATCH!!! it was such a flash, i barely saw it — would’ve missed it had i not seen this shot of your’s…
    : D

    she is a riot, i love her character(s) — but i still imagine Sandra Oh all the time…

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      To be honest, I didn’t catch it at first but someone on Viki commented on it, so I went back to watch it again. EPIC!!!!! especially from a nun.
      Sandra Oh would be fun in this role too wouldn’t she?

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        there is such similarity in their voices, also… uncanny….

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This kind of sums it up for a lot of us, doesn\’t it? The fact that they take my mind off the real world for a while helps.
http://www.mtv.com/news/3114937/korean-dramas-western-audiences/

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    So interesting. I love that there’s an academic paper on this 😀

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    Nice write-up. Glad they addressed the wrist-grabbing and other forms of violence. I often find myself groaning at the retrograde quality of the rom-coms I adore. That said, K-dramas are leagues ahead of Thai lakhorns which often normalize rape culture in popular media.

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The life of a kdrama addict.

So. Friday night I finish Fiery Priest and think to myself “what can I watch now before my weekend dramas?” OH I need to rewatch Along with the Gods – Two Worlds, because I love it, and I liked Joo Ji Hoon (I couldn’t believe it was the same deadpan actor from Goong and Mask).
I finished it Saturday morning and loved it as much as the first time I watched it.
Did anyone catch the similarity between him and the illustrations from “The Little Prince”? Complete with long flaring coat, in the desert and his hair flaring up and over his head?

Ran some errands and got things done, and so thought I’d look on Netflix for the latest episode of RIABB -oops they are a week behind.
What’s this? Kingdom? With Joo Ji Hoon again? I read this was good so I should try it?
ACK!! I had to take a break between episodes to do random things like clean the house and do laundry.
Watched RIABB between episodes and now can’t get myself to watch episode 6.

Amazing special effects and acting on all parts. Now I’m watching ITEM only for him – but I feel bad that the story is so poorly written.
Bottom line is that I can’t watch anything other than Korean dramas and movies now.

Wait a minute – “Leaving Neverland” is on HBO… hmmm maybe I’ll turn on the subtitles…..

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    Did you watch Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days? So good, and even more Joo Ji Hoon.

    Leaving Neverland was wrenching and awful, and I hate humanity right now.

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      Yes I watched the second one – but will rewatch it this week with decent subtitles.
      Just finished the first episode of Leaving Neverland – whoa – so disturbing and sad – for the boys, not MJ.
      I’ll watch the next episode of Item to see if it really is the sam Joo Ji Hoon. I loved him in the Along with the Gods series.

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      I’m not sure I have the heart to watch Leaving Neverland.

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Item episode#12. Oooooof! That was hard at the end!

Just finished the episode, and overall the plot isn’t so great. Kund-day – his acting when he went in to find his niece reminded me so much of the time my own mother passed and the incredible sadness and pain I felt. Amazing how watching someone else’s pain can so remind me of my own – and it’s been three years.

Wow – I just don’t know what to think of this show, but I keep watching it.
He better get that MONSTER at the end of the show is all I got to say.

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    I’m glad that I’m skipping this one. *sending hugs to you*

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      Thank you @ndlessjoie, for the most part, his acting is a bit dull, but at that moment you could really feel his pain. Or maybe I was just feeling it for him. Yeah, maybe skip that one.

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    I was crying myself. To witness it, while being framed for murder wow, Se hwang better suffer for what he did.

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    That ending 😢😢😢 And it’s also the first time I found KKW’s char interesting. I didn’t really expect him to do that to JJH’s niece.

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      I did. The dude is a straight up psychopath who literally use and abuse people as a game. Kids are not his hard line.

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        I mean I didn’t expect him to do that this early. But he was boring before that scene.

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Is it just me, or is Haechi truly hard to follow what is going on? Is it the editing that it’s making it hard to follow?
Okay – I get this. (sorry I couldn’t resist..)

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    I think the editing is getting better this week. (Last week eps are so confusing) Though the lighting is still as dark as ever.

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    yeah, I just had to drop it finally after the second ep, because I honestly couldn’t follow the story at all. It felt too jarred.

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    It takes efforts and certain amount of focus to follow the story, but I think this week’s eps got better.

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      Maybe I was too sleepy or traumatized from watching the Crowned Clown right before it. I’ll try it again and see if I can follow this episode better. I know the prince is playing a lot of people in order to get on the throne and get back at the Norons, but there are times I can’t figure out how he is doing it.

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        You mean the latest ep? Prince Yeoning’s plan is clearly to make the Norons lose their power and to clear the previous Saheonbu’s inspector’s name, and judging from the ending the King is in on it. It could be the reason why the King kept mentioning the poem? about a man who overthrew a powerful political party in the previous ep. It’s just that the execution of his plan and how it is shown is messed up.

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Woke up to a wonderful story on the radio this morning and thought of all you Beanies around the world. I know you will understand:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p071xbmc

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    She said she was 30? I was expecting her to be younger for all the changes she made.
    I wonder what it is like to be an expat? If she does move. To feel like your home is really in another country.

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      All I could think was this young woman living in Iraq which has seen so much war and hardship over the past 20 years and how brave she is to explore the world. Good for her!
      I was only half awake when all of a sudden I heard the translator say how romantic they were that they even celebrated every 100 days of the relationship. At that point, I stopped what I was doing, and sure enough, she was talking about Korean dramas.

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    Oh, wow. She also got feautured on Al Jazeera. https://youtu.be/SRqcrY4F6r4

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        I just finished watching it and it was marvelous @doublefault – thank you!

        Al-Jazeera is one of my favorite news sites and I check it often but missed that show. I so hope she is able to go study EE.
        I would have never thought of a Korean fan club in Iraq all places.

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          It’s great to see a side of Iraq that not everyone gets to see. I commend BBC and AJ for featuring such stories. I wish Heba all the best and I hope she gets to fulfill her dream.

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Trap Episode #6
What twisted sick mind wrote this script? As riveting as it is, I\’m REALLY glad there are only 7 eps.
GAWD……

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    It is very twisted. I can’t see how the good guys can win. The bad guy’s are too strong. And the guy I thought will help bring the bad guys down is now probably the baddest of them all.

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      I am hoping against hope that the person we thought was good, but now think is evil – is really a con on us viewers and he REALLY is going to take all those bad guys out.
      Otherwise, I cannot think of another way for this to end other than for all the good guys to fail. But then, maybe the rookie is on to something.
      I sure hope so! aughghghghgh

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        See, I don’t think it was a con. He murdered a child, his child, to advance to power. Detective, I think was right about the hypothetical.

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          Did no one question why is he joining Mr Hong’s party? The party of the person that supposedly killed his family. That alone is fishy.

          And the good guys are just…ineffective. Why did you go meet a potential psycopath without concrete evidence and a backup plan. Now what will happen to Bae’s computer and notebook, since Det. got dragged away leaving both behind. Argghhhh

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            The man is a psychopath with a thirst for power. When Secretary Kim barged into the station with that recording, Woo Hyun already had the wheels spinning and played her all these years. Dong kook was just another pawn piece for him. He knew how smart and how good Dong kook is at his job and planned accordingly.

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            I thought the same thing about the laptop and notebook! Why didn’t he grab them as he left?

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        It will take a lot of suspension of belief to turn back what was shown about the guy to be not true. But if it can happen in TLE, maybe it can happen here 🤣. I do think it is unlikely though.

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    I am spent after watching it. I know that the series ends next week but, I could watch it a little longer. Then again, yeah, this needs to end.

    That quote about a country being a entire hunting ground. Yep, I still have goosebumps.

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      I really want this to be more like the typical kdrama where the bad guys are made to pay at the end. But something tells me that this is in no way a normal drama. And thank goodness for those goosebumps right?

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    7 eps is a perfect length for this kind of utterly twisted drama. I don’t think I can stay sane if it was the usual 16 eps long. *still reeling from all the sickening twist and revelation*

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    I haven’t watched ep 6 but I remember saying I’m gonna drop this show at the start of ep 5. Because Woo Hyun made no sense – which husband and father would risk his family to catch the criminals? Then the twist came at the end and it all made sense.

    Seo Jin as the villain is 1000 times more frightening than all the others in the show. The premise is thought interesting but my grouse is that the execution isn’t.

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So. Was anyone reminded of this guy when the “fiery priest” came up the escalator?

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Fiery Priest. I’m liking this show more each time I watch a new episode. The one thing that bothers me is the old school outfits the priests wear. Do all the priests and nuns S. Korea still dress like that? I keep expecting to see the priest face away from the congregation like they did before Vatican II. And the scarves on the heads of the women. Sorry – I just don’t get it.

But overall I’m still enjoying a show that does not take itself seriously like this one is doing.

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    the second picture makes me think of “Wonder Twin powers–Activate!”

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      I don’t know where they came up with that shot, but it did look like something out of a kid’s cartoon.

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This has been a tough weekend for me, but what saved it was taking a break yesterday and today to watch Romance is a Bonus Book. What a fun fluffy sweet show.

I’m totally enjoying the SL’s gorgeous smile, and Eun-Ho’s petty jealous antics.
Finally we see that Director Ko has a heart as does Dan-yi – and her heart is fluttering quite a bit!!!

Today however I went from tears to laughter to squeeing all in the space fo 59 minutes. But I can’t decide what pairing I like the best.
Heck, I like them all!!!

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    Yes, I like show for the overall story not just the romance.

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So. Thanks again Dramabeans and all you wonderful beanies!

After reading so many posts and comments about Coffee Friends I just had to try it and was NOT disappointed.
Between the beauty and utter earnestness of the whole crew and the camera work I’m sold. And I only had time for episode 1, and I think I gained 10 pounds just watching him serve up that French Toast.

I’m a coffee fiend and those cups of fresh ground coffee look really good. It must be all about that wonderful ambience.

Do the customers know they are being filmed? There must be some kind of agreement they sign or something right? No one seemed to recognize them as famous actors. Does that mean they aren’t so famous around the country?

But finally – this part did me in:
First – the ‘handsome man’ flirts with the adorable little girl…

And her response is I how I suspect most of us would respond.

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    It just gets better.

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    I remember one of the customers saying she loved yys in mr sunshine and a few other examples, i’m thinking it may be an editing decision..

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      that is good to know, but I’m going to have to enjoy it in spurts at 90 min per episode 9 (unless the first one was the only one).
      But those Korean tots and just toooooo cute!!

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    There are more cute babies, so keep watching!

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    It makes me wonder, is he just not experienced, or is Yang Se Jong not the brightest bulb in the box?
    Watching ep 2 – OMG I want those recipes!

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    If Na PD operates the same way with Youn’s Kitchen, the notice is in the menu, and looks like the customers aren’t allowed to use their phones either. — this is just me guessing >.<

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Thanks to @lordcobol and his weather video I got sucked into the black hole aka Youtube. But this was totally worth it. Be prepared to laugh at some amazing, but mostly funny videos.

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    Did I pause a drama to watch this? I did. >.<

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      Between the little girl crying “help” after tasting wasabi (BAD mother) and the cop getting busted for texting while driving and the doofus dropping his phone from the plane – it was so worth it!

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        The help was just SO CUTE!

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          I loved the one where he says “R for racing” and the guy reverses into the garage.
          Clearly, we are a race who loves to laugh at silly things like toddlers dropping bottles from their high chair to following their dad and scooting across the ground, and finally getting so dizzy we can’t stand up.
          Honestly, I could not stop watching – it was so much fun!

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Yes, I may have ranted a bit about the pain of noble idiocy in kdramas, but on the other hand, I love the sweetness that is shown to each other.

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#MyStrangeHero and #CleanWithPassionForNow

God knows I LOVE Korean dramas -I have no life because of them. But can I vent for a little bit?

REALLY? You can’t tell the person you love why you are breaking up with them? Honestly?
Why do we have to go through the old trope of “sorry even though I loved you madly a few hours ago, today I’m tired and exhausted, and this just isn’t going to work out” really you think they will believe that? How about “I just found out your grandfather’s corrupt dealings led to the death of my mom and now I don’t know what to do with my feelings for you”

Or the other one “I’m going to sacrifice myself for your happiness” Really? Se -Ho thinks the only way to help Kang Bok Su is to sacrifice himself to his mother/egg donor? He couldn’t think that maybe, just maybe he has the information that could put that horrible woman in jail and save the school?

Gaaaaaaahhhh – I love these dramas, but I’m so done with the sacrificial lamb trope. Writer Jim – please come up with some other ways to make the characters strong and believe in themselves!
Just saying……

Okay vent over.. now onto The Clowned Prince…

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    I’m not watching CWP but in Boksoo I feel like Seho is motivated by a need to be punished. His mother’s plan gives him the twin gifts of making it up to Boksoo while getting the punishment he thinks he deserves. The fact it means the real perpetrator gets off scot free hasn’t registered yet.

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      Yes, I agree, his guilt is so great, and his sense of self-worth is so low that is he is a perfect puppet for his m**r/egg donor to get away with all her evilness.
      Still, he breaks my heart with the pain we see in his face.

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    The only good thing about CWP today was basically everyone telling grandpa he is a horrible person who will rot in hell.

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      I agree @egads – but why oh why can’t they be honest and tell the other person why they need some space! Geez, I get so annoyed!!!
      But yes, everyone is telling grandpa he is an a**hole but I really don’t want him to feel bad and get some sort of redemption arc…..
      can you tell I’m getting tired of this whole noble IDIOCY storyline?
      btw- how are you faring in the wonderful windchill there? So glad I’m not there anymore.

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        Agree 100% with the frustration of the unnecessary angst caused by non-communication. Especially since they had always been so honest with each other, so 60+ minutes of tears was a just gratuitous pathos.

        However, when he wouldn’t shake her hand when they were parting, I know she thought he couldn’t touch her because of his OCD, but I got the feeling he was embarrassed by the state of hands from the compulsive washing. I thought that was an interesting scene and dynamic, but I might have completely misread it.

        No redemption for grandpa. He has literally destroyed people and families and doesn’t deserve any sympathy, much less forgiveness. I won’t stand for it.

        I haven’t left the house for two days, and don’t plan to anytime soon. I also liberally thank the furnace for all its hard work as it chugs away dutifully. I’ve never seen so many businesses close due to cold weather before. Even the bars in WI are closing, and nothing short of apocalyptical circumstances can cause that to happen, but these windchills are wicked. I do hope everyone stays safe.

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          That is what I thought as well, he was embarrassed by how bad his hands were. But I think she understood it.
          I will be REALLY annoyed if they do some sort of redemption for grandpa before dies. grrrrrr

          I love these two shows, I really do but was left so frustrated by both of them.

          Wow even the bars in WI are closed! Now that is truly scary! Well know that I’m thinking of you and all my friends and sons who live there and remember those super cold days.
          There was a really cold spell back in the early 90s and I remember the grief the governor got at that time for closing the schools.
          take care and stay warm my friend

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    But he did have information to put his mom away, and she turned it on him (the bank records from the States) and she used it to blackmail him. He’s used all his hidden cards (he confessed to lying, he turned over the records). It’s clear his mother never trusted him with anything, so it’s totally conceivable that he has no access to her personal records etc. other than what her secretary tells him.

    I also think he sees confessing is a means to atone for his past. I don’t think it’s entirely about Bok-soo either, though that is a large motivator. I think he genuinely wants to change and he thinks being a sacrificial lamb for the greater good is worth it, especially because he’s been conditioned to believe he’s worthless.

    As for CWP, I’m with you. That ending yesterday had me rage-y. I can’t even watch today’s until I know how it goes.

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      You described it perfectly – Se-Ho’s sense of self-worth is so low that he feels this all he deserves.
      When he was with Bok So’s mom and she said how he looked so starved for love (the subs said love-hungry) it made me cry. He is doing such an incredible job showing how broken he is even when he was being so awful.
      This actor and the Crowned clown actor are doing spectacular – and they are both only 21 years old! WOW

      Oh that m**r/egg donor and grandpa in CW need to be sent to prison together – or somewhere- they are both just so awful.

      @snarkyjellyfish – how are you doing in this weather? Are you able to stay home and not have to go anywhere?

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        The whole scene with Bok-soo’s mom was absolutely heartbreaking to watch, because it must be so hard for her as a mother to meet the boy who destroyed her son’s life; yet at the same time it must be equally hard for her as a mother to watch a child be so starved for love. KDY is killing this role. I don’t even need redemption for this character, since at a certain point he started acting with deliberation and spite; but I would like atonement. I think he’s getting there, but he may have taken a bit of the wrong path. But that’s what Bok-soo and Co. are there for.

        Grandpa and egg donor need to go jump into a fiery pit of spikes.

        Got permission to work from home. (Clearly I’m being productive right now…) This city is dead outside right now, though I do hear the occasional ambulance or firetruck, but I do live near the hospital downtown and a fire station so those are normal noises. It looks beautiful outside — sun shining, bright white snow — but I know better than to trust it.

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          Agree with everything you wrote in your first paragraph.
          The second paragraph should read “Grandpa and egg donor need TO BE THROWN into a fiery pit of spikes and snakes.”

          The sunshine is very deceptive. I remember walking outside and the first breath in of the cold air made me cough. Not fun! Thank goodness you can work from home. I saw that there are many places in MN without power this morning. Not only is that hard for those in the houses, but the workers who had to go out and fix the problems.
          But hey at least it isn’t “Global Waming” as some orange idiot claimed “please come back” in a tweet today.
          **sigh… give me egg donor any day – at least she is intelligent**

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            Seriously. To all the above. And yes, snakes go well in a fiery pit of spikes. Maybe toss in some fire ants as well.

            I have not been tempted outside yet. I have been tempted to make cookies though. And drink lots of tea. And ignore the research I need to do for a case. I assume it’s the kind of cold where it hurts to breathe today, which I don’t need to experience again anytime soon. I miss the winters of my childhood where five feet of snow and 12 degrees was a normal winter, and winters weren’t rainy for two years in a row and then it’s suddenly it’s “colder than Antarctica” out of nowhere.

            Tangerine Mussolini needs to stfu and crawl back into whatever hole he came out of. And maybe take the senate leader with him.

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            Tangerine Mussolini – love it! His tweet this morning about how bad it was in the wonderful midwestern state and that we needed Global Waming to come back (you can’t make this s*t up)
            Someone tweeted the response
            “Can I have my Global Waming with a Hamberder and a Covfefe to go”
            I’ve been laughing over that one all morning. And then another tweet
            “Make sure it’s smoking please.”
            These are the little breaks I take between hours of intense work in PS. – fun stuff!
            It is 42 and I’m not complaining

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      Personally, I’m looking forward to a wedding venue at the end – only with Bok Su’s mom and teacher Park – I ship those two so much!!!
      Hell, I’d ship him with ME if he was in front of me! Give me a teacher Park any day…
      teachers ROCK – as well as nurses, aides in memory care units and those who take care of little kids……

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        Not gonna lie, I was into teacher Park’s glow-up this week. He really rocked the suit and trench look. I think Bok-soo’s mom also was into it. Though, she was definitely into it before too.

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          Oh she has definitely taken a shine to him for quite a while now. (me too) so when Teacher Park exclaimed last week “Won’t you be my son!” or something along those lines, we knew what he was really saying.

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Thought I would check out the new show “Romance is a Bonus Book” and am delightfully surprised by how much I liked the first two episodes.

Generally Lee Jong-seok doesn’t do anything for me, but he tends to grow on me with his walk, styling and all around warm sense of aloofness. He doesn’t show a lot of express in his – but it is very subtle and I find him kind of adorable.

I love those long coats they put him in!

It was hard to watch how much Dan-I is down on her luck – but she is spunky and brave and I think that I like her a lot already.

However the parts I really loved were the flashbacks to when he met the president of his company and the resulting silliness of how they played it out. What fun – I hope they continue to have fun like that through the whole show.

So bring it on. I needed something to replace MOTA and soon Sky Castle will be done soon. *sniff*

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Had a kickass day at work- getting things done and taking names – it was great! Then I look at the news and how tRump is making such a mess of this country I call home. Please let me escape in a good drama.

Hah – #EmpressofDignity came through – and I get to see the Empress Dowager get called out on her horribleness BIG TIME.

Such a great release!
Okay, so the screen shots are from yesterday, but they certainly fit my mood!

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    I feel so bad for all the people not getting paid during this shutdown. Things have gone downhill fast. Le sigh.

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      One of my co-workers’ wife works for EPA in our town and thank goodness they have at least one paycheck.
      Now I wonder what will happen when we have a major emergency like a plane crash (shudder) then who will tRump blame. Sorry for getting political here – but it is so maddening. Which is why I’m so grateful for our wonderful dramas.
      yeah – and it’s Friday!!!

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        Life in the US is crazy right now. Dramas are a great escape.

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Just finished a very intense episode of My Strange Hero and it makes me think of why I watch Korean dramas.
They seem to constantly tell a story of how we are such broken human beings and in need of healing. Usually the more severe the brokenness, the greater the love that heals. I’m looking at you “Clean with Passion.… “ The writers attempt to tell the lives of people living in South Korea amidst the struggle and pressure to succeed – as adults and as children. And in 16-24 episodes at that. We see their immense pain from bad parenting to poor circumstances – and yet those who are strong persevere and the bad get punished. I need to see that somewhere in my life if not in dramas. Certainly it doesn’t happen in real life.
I am learning about another culture and all the nuances in their language, food, customs around honoring those around them (which is seriously lacking in the US [IMHO]).
Also I get to see such beautiful people and covet their clothes – especially the coats.
I’ve been learning about Korean history as I watch the dramas in hope that some day I can talk to my sons about their heritage and birth family history. Who knows? Maybe one of my sons descended from the line of a good emperor?
Tonight I realized that we all need love and affection and affirmation, no matter where we are born or what country we live in.
We need to matter.

My strange hero episode tonight simply broke my heart seeing Se-ho being so horribly treated by his mother. It just hurt. Now I need some BTS of that scene so I can be reminded that the actress is not that way. WOW – what powerful writing.

Mostly I like the moments of simply silliness amidst the serious pain our leads go through.

And the most amazing thing is that the actors are all so young!
Thank you to the SK TV industry for giving us such good shows to make us think and feel.
Kam sami dah!
And to the show:
WORST. MOM. EVER!!!!!

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    She is an awful mom. How can she say such horrible things to her own son?!? 😭😭😭 I want BokSu’s mom to adopt SeHo (and ChaeMin because his mom is awful too)

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      She bad. It sounds like she got divorced and accepted taking in the son for alimony and the school… greed greed crazy greed. if show tries to make me feel sorry for her it ain’t gonna work.

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    I just try to remember that she was an awesome mom in Sassy Go Go. Though I really love this actress, and she does both villainous and sweet mom roles so well.

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After watching The Crowned Clown (where they take one step forward and are forced to take three steps back – ack!)
Then My Strange Hero -which is full of the sweet shots of Bok Soo but more importantly the badass strong woman Seo Jung who is so strong – she is female goals!!!!!

Then I watched Clean with Passion for Now – and I laughed and cried and clapped for both Seon-gyeol and Oh-sol who have found their way to each other. They are both so totally sweet, but Yoon Kyun-sang is killing it with his fears and angst.

This is why I watch and love dramas – to have an evening of love, angst, silliness and tears. Yep it made my nice long weekend.
I just wish in the US we had nice columbarium for our loved ones like we see in the Korean dramas – it would be nice to go take flowers to my parents. Sigh

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    I love Soo-jeong too! She’s definitely up there in awesome FL list💖

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      Me too.
      Also, I love how Min Ju seems to be able to do anything – even kiss her CEO like that! hah

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