Beanie level: Wrongly accused fugitive

I really want to enjoy Extraordinary You as a simple romcom and the mild mystery it has, but the existential crisis portrayed in the form of Dan Oh and Haru is getting to me. I almost see a double meaning behind the dialogues, situations and their lack of control in their own lives. Maybe even the real writer didn’t intend that lol but I suppose they did. Other than that, the worst thing is that you have to wait a WHOLE week for the next episode. If anyone of you hasn’t watched it yet and is intrigued by the love it gets on the fanwall, I advice you, do not give in to the temptation. Wait for the show to end and marathon it, unless you really want to discuss it on DB (which is a fun experience in itself).

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    I am almost giving in… thank you for this firm advice.. *must refrain from clicking “play”*

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@azzo1 were there no more MeetCute Wednesday entries? Otoh I found an instagram page that could fill the gap.
https://www.instagram.com/thewaywemet/

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Be Melodramatic made me more happy than let’s say melo. While the sad parts were heart wrenching, I have also been smiling ear to ear through all episodes. Similarly, as much I am sad to let it go, I am more satisfied and happy to have watched something fulfilling and wholesome.

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Be Melodramatic’s ep 13 is so Meta. We already know that Jinjoo’s drama is basically Be Melo but now we also have a high rated actress Chun, JJ’s character description on why only she has no pain and also the Gong Myeong bit lol(i was low key glad that Jang Ki yong is considered a big star too now). Only 2 more episodes to air and I have no idea where all this time passed when Be Melo aired. I am so glad to have that invested experience again from a live watched show. I was in a partial slump since Jan 2018 and I still don’t know if I’ll face one when Be Melo ends. I loved it with all its flaws, and all its greatness with all my heart.

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    I’m with you, fam.

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    I feel the love too. Usually I’m relieved when shows end, even when I love them. This is the first time I’m a little reluctant to say goodbye. I hope it ends well! It’s been a treat.

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    I was laughing SO hard when Director Son complained about the Massage Chair PPL and Rookie Cutie Pie Choo cleverly narrated a complete 5mins of not only the Eponymous Massage Chair but ALSO the Branded water !!!
    SOOOO META!

    Best of all, when they all met at Jin-Joo’s appartment, Director Son telling Cutie Choo to “quit it” when he handed Jin-Joo a bottle of branded water. pppfff ! HA HA HA ! that was the end of that bottle label’s screentime!

    Loved it!

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Confused between what I want to do and what the audience enjoys *cries*. The show is too good but the director clearly looks disappointed that people didn’t enjoy it. Slice of life is a genre that people find difficult to watch because clearly it’s not escapism. There have been people who had to switch to writing sth that only pleases the audience (KES anyone?) but that erases the creative freedom one has. While I also love to write slice of life, I know it doesn’t sell. But seriously here is an early tween who loves the show, who were the ones who couldn’t relate? The cast is positive thankfully but I hope the 1 percent does not discouarge them for writing such amazing, witty, relatable dramas.

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    I am a late teen and i LOVE LOVE it.

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    Thx for sharing the link. Oofโ€”1% ratings? Perhaps Korean audiences will soon look back and recognize Be Melodramatic for the gem that it is.

    It’s depressing to remember but broadcast TV exists for the benefit of its sponsors. The audience is lucky if we get original storytelling out of it. I work for a local PBS affiliate and ratings matter even for us.

    I love this show so much and feel fortunate to be watching it live. It would’ve completely missed my attention if not for the Beanies here!

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    I remember Age of Youth having low ratings but that didn’t stop the writer, director, the cast, and the crew to make a second season happen! This show might not be a popular right now, but I believe it’ll turn out to be a fan favorite like what happened with Age of Youth. Also, Melo is getting mostly positive comments and praises! I hope it gets to the 2% mark before the finale!

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Non drama related but It is time we get our laws for harrasment, assault and other crimes against women/minors either of sexual nature or not to be revised. While Goo Hara\’s case was messy I agree with her lawyers that her boyfriend was spared on way too less punishment. For some cases either it\’s the law that does not understand the extent of damage crimes of sexual nature cause women and children or I won\’t be astonished if the male judges can\’t understand it either. I might sound stupid but who actually makes the law? Is it the state? We need a worldwide revision.

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So where is Be Melodramatic being discussed? And why don\’t we have OT recap of it yet? Plus why does Viki take so long to sub and release the episodes? There\’s so much to discuss!

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    Some how the viki team has less volunteers, would you like to volunteer? And also they speak a lot, really a lot (usually there are around 100 subtitles in each 10 min part but for this there are over 170 in each 10 min part ) and the choice of words in not easy (and is very varied), I can usually understand 80% of the episode but even in episode 1, I only understood around 40% of it, even though there where no technical words or so.

    Definitely there is a lot to also discuss in this show, maybe we can take over ep 1 recap thread.

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      Oh I shouldn’t have mentioned subbing but releasing because the subbing speed is fine but viki releases both epsidoes raw to sub on sunday while the show airs on fri and sat. Hence the fanwall is already full of spoilers from subs released by viu or other illegal sites by the time viki doesn’t have it subbed.
      Plus yes I thought we’d have an OT recap of it like Rookie Historian but we don’t as of yet and it is a kind of show that needs to be discussed ep by ep. I thought some would’ve already been discussing at ep 1 recap but apparently i don’t see anything.

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    I discuss the show on Team DB What We’re Watching and my fan wall but we can discuss it on the ep 1 recap or the teaser posts here on DB! I’m willing to create comments for every ep! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, I watch the show on VIU so I can watch with subs 8 hours after the show was aired in KR. Hit me up if you’re interested. Hehe (Or we can post here on the fan wall to ask other Beanies where they want to discuss the show!)

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“When your shows are aired, you guys will also become current boyfriends” 😂😂 he knows us well. Plus didn’t know it was his real voice, I thought Cdramas still dub separately.

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    He is really funny!

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    Yang Zi is boss when it comes to pranks. 😂

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      Yang Zi has the same kind of interview too on this channel but I guess that’s an old one. She is a total mood maker, in terms of being hyper very similar to Tong Nian 😂

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        Yes. I recently saw a BTS of her driving Shangyanโ€™s Jeep and omg sheโ€™s so hyper, too much sugar intake.

        And another BTS where they were practicing a scene together but she was speaking at a high pitch voice and all Li Xian can do was crack up.

        Iโ€™m glad to see they had so much fun at filming this drama.

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        I did watch that, too and yeah, it was an old one because Ashes of Love wasn’t broadcasted yet. I love that she’s very comfortable with herself and that she doesn’t seem to mind what people think of her that much.

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    Huehehheheh he turned not just a boyfriend, I immediately married him 😍😍

    And yes that was his real voice. He got a lot of criticism at the beginning of the show for not using a voice actor. Apparently his sexy husky voice wasnโ€™t suitable in the show 😡 I hope that criticism had changed over the course of the show. He shouldnโ€™t ever see the need of a voice actor, am in love with his voice…. am in love with everything about him 😍😍😍

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      That reasoning is so stupid. I have issues with dubbing because unless they’re real good, voice actors don’t real capture what was done in the moment the actor was acting out a scene. Dramas are different from animated movies where you can adjust facial expressions in a snap. I don’t even watch English-dubbed animรฉ because of the stark difference between Japanese seiyuu and American voice actors.

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        Yes. No to English-dubbed anime!

        Same. Iโ€™m never a fan of dubbing. Still bitter to this day that Dylan Wang and Shen Yueโ€™s voices were dubbed in Meteor Garden 2018

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      Oh what?!? I loveee his voice. That was the first draw for me and honestly the first 3 episodes were a little boring and I kept watching because of good reviews from you guys and his voice 😂. Yang Zi I suppose used her real voice too maybe the other actors as well. I was thinking that I hope Chinese reaction to the drama and him is as good as on DB because he deserves some recognition, I am glad to hear he is everyone’s current boyfriend.

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        I was close to dropping this show at the beginning of ep 2! I couldnโ€™t get passed it. A beanie said it got better after ep 3-ish, but I was really struggling to get pass ep 2. I eventually did and now the reaping the benefits for sticking around 😍😍😍

        Yes I believe no one was dubbed except for some Xiao Bai scenes. He sounded too different in a couple of his scenes but bebe mentioned it could be because of an audio issue that they had to dub him with a voice actor (probably how he delivered his lines wasn’t that audible)

        . I was thinking that I hope Chinese reaction to the drama and him is as good as on DB because he deserves some recognition, I am glad to hear he is everyoneโ€™s current boyfriend.

        Yes! I read on twitter how Li Xian was a nobody before and now heโ€™s the talk of the town!!! His followers on his SNS jumped to 15M followers! Insane. The TV ratings for this drama were pretty high too despite the leaked episodes.

        https://twitter.com/midnightbliss01/status/1154225599612719104?s=21

        https://twitter.com/midnightbliss01/status/1153026846151176192?s=21

        https://twitter.com/ndd0815/status/1156593170991288325?s=21

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      I love his voice too. C netizens aren’t better or probably worse than knetz. There’s also fanwars so we can take all these with a pinch of salt.

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    He’s so swoony!!!

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      And cute!

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        I like how he is not atypical pretty boy. He also has some sharp manly features.

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          He’s got a unique look which sets him apart from the dime a dozen pretty C drama boys. I like the versatility. He can be styled into anything from cool and swanky to a rough country pumpkin.

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            And he has the best cheeks, lol.

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            I love that he is excited to play a role that is the ultimate villain!

            And please, don’t let anyone persuade you that you look better paler. I love your beautiful tanned skin!!!

            Thanks for posting this, @wapzy!

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    I’ve been trying to stop myself from watching his interviews every day. There are so many because of his recent popularity. He’s very witty and great at answering questions, absolute joy to watch. Yang Zi is very good too but she’s a veteran.

    I stopped watching and reading interviews of kdrama stars after I realized many were scripted and they kept asking the same questions. I’ve never bothered to check up on C stars until now. I maybe wrong but I find that the reporters and tv programs seem to ask more difficult questions.

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      I wish all of his interviews were subbed but even without subs, I watch them. I connect with all of his interviews and drama BTS just fine,

      He seems genuine in answering these questions. I cracked up when he talked about his crazy laugh being a top search. Well, itโ€™s the truth and he should be proud of it, I fell for him more because of it.

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    Tony Leung is like….my dream man.

    I seriously flip back and forth between him and Takeshi Kaneshiro.

    Those two just do things for me.

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      I just saw Takeshi Kaneshiro for the first time in a quirky little Netflix movie I watched on a whim . It was This is Not What I Expected.

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        I LOVE that movie.

        Hero was okay, but he still had a younger looking face in it.

        House of Flying Daggers though, was when I fell in love and never looked back.

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Do we have any Turks here who can give me an idea about a certain university in Turkey?

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    Ask away ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Hi, have you heard about Istanbul University? How good is it?

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        Depends on the department but it’s the oldest and one of the top universities in Turkey. The only two Nobel winners from Turkey are alumni.

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          That will be communication/media department. Plus do you have any idea how well could one learn Turkish from scratch in a year. I mean the degree is entirely in Turkish so how eaay is it to grasp from an academic pov?

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            Well, I’m from STEM field so I can’t really comment on the department. As for Turkish, it also depends on your first language, other languages you learnt and whether you’re comfortable practising with people. Turkish is related to Central Asian languages so its grammar is closer to Korean, for example, than it is to Indo-European languages. But it has a lot of Arabic/Persian/French loan words. Verb is conjugated for each person and at the end of the sentence. It’s also an ‘agglutinative’ language; prepositions etc. are added as suffixes. It’s very logical actually, sort of like lego blocks thus children can grasp it very quickly but it can be hard for adults. If the degree is in Turkish, you would need to learn a bit beforehand. I think there are English degrees in some universities, you might need to check them.

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Silly question but is Go Go Squid completely free on Viki? I have the app downloaded and I keep thinking it will ask me for money once I finish an episode. I haven\’t used Viki b4 & didn\’t sign up yet.

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    It is free, I’ve watched several episodes on it. It just has ads, like 4 cycles of 4 ads sandwiched in the episode.

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      That is what is bothering me. When I watched using my laptop it showed me ads but isn’t doing so on the mobile application. I can see the yellow marks but no ads appear at that time.

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        I just downloaded the app and used my Google account to register. I played an episode and saw the ads, one in the beginning and when I skip past the yellow marks. Don’t know if it’s a lucky glitch on your end.

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    I believe the eps you have to pay for are locked and you cant watch until you register.

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Was My Ahjussi never on Netflix? I swear (I thought) I saw it there but can\’t find it anymore. Was I day dreaming? Where are good shows when I need them!

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Real life Sky castle, Han Suh Jin\’s , Yeh Suh\’s and Tutor Kim Joo Young.
https://bbc.in/2TSbIAG

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Starting the new year with the clip that made me laugh all year

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The new ask an Actor feature is so cool. I got all excited seeing this even if there are many ways to ask celebrities like V live but nothing seems catered to international audience specifically. DB has come so far from being a one person blog to a website that has a lot of reach. Good luck DB for future endeavors, hoping that amongst all this you never lose your original touch.

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I am all for singing in a different language but it is surely better when sung fluently. I am seeing this trend of fluent English singers in OSTโ€™s recently, hopefully they are encouraged to continue. My curiosity for Fate and Furies just increased. How is it?

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So glad to see how everyone is so shook by MotA. Loving that it is quite unpredictable but also I want the show to get to midway fast and hoping the writer doesn\’t ruin it this time when 8 eps end.

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Felt so good watching a drama after so long. The first episode of Encounter was nice. I consider an episode good when time goes by & you don\’t realize it. Had little expectations but sticking with it.

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I am not an old enough viewer to know all the names here but I still know some. This post by koala shows how many communities have been formed and broken. When DB was in a partial slump, I feared that it might go down any moment too. Plus it has been on of the few sites with an amazing community that I could discuss things with when nobody in my real life circle knew kdramas. I know kdramas arenโ€™t going anywhere for the moment but I do fear for the community developed by the sites. I guess there are a few people who even left DB when they changed the website layout. But I just hope that JB and GF get back to recapping or their random posts and podcasts.
http://koalasplayground.com/2018/10/16/dramafever-shut-down-abruptly-after-9-years-of-mainstreaming-k-drama-watching/#comments

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    Haha Iโ€™m old enough to remember most of those names. I was recently going through my pictures and saw some taken at the dramabeanโ€™s 10th anniversary party which was only 2 years ago…so much has changed in that amount of time.

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      Oh I certainly remember the DB 10 years party. I wasn’t there but it must have been fun for you. I think even the 10 year party post was no longer on DB.
      I have been watching dramas since 2011 but it wasn’t untill 2015 that I became a regular viewer and indulged in DB too. It took me two more years to find out other blogs or be interested in them. Still DB tops them all and I am just glad that koala still exists considering it is a one person’s blog and many people who used to blog about kdramas don’t do anymore. This was such a nostalgic post by oackoala. DB for sure is my most visited site and I’d be heartbroken if it ever shuts down.

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How scary is THE GUEST? This OST has me intrigued. I might check it if it isn’t that much. How would you rate it on a scale of 10?

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Really digging LIFE. Weirdly there doesn\’t seem to be much of a story yet. However, the world building is amazing. I hate both medical and political dramas but somehow this works.

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