Beanie level: Noble idiot

Episode 2 of Mr. Sunshine seems to be way better than the first episode. YYS clearly is the scene stealer. Someone helpppp, I don’t want my hopes to get higher to be later disappointed.

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@greenfields and other beanies watching NIF, how is it going for you? I just completed episode 6 and am not really wow’ed by anything. It feels like a chore watching it as of yet.

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    I think for people who has watched chinese dramas before, Nirvana on Fire, something they’ve never seen before. It had high production values, subtle performances, and a complete story. But what it didn’t have was excitement. It was great at politics, but there was no sense of danger. If you ever reached episode 21, then you’ll get the excitement you are looking for. Thus, I had a hard time with that drama as well. It took me awhile to finish. But I did finish.

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      I love NIF but I am actually one of those who took a while to get into it. It was beautiful to look at but I didn’t feel get that giddy excitement early on (except for eps. 5-6). I dropped it, then picked it up again, and indeed, after ep. 19 it was non-stop magnificent excitement.
      But don’t force yourself @wapzy if you’re not feeling it. 🙂

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    NIF is my first Chinese drama. ^^ I’ve watched ep 9. I’m enjoying the politics but with quite a lot of disbelief. Mei Changsu must truly be divine to accurately predict the course of events like that. But I’m obsessed without being obsessed. When I’m watching it, I want another ep, when I’m not, I don’t think about it. That sense of urgency is definitely lacking.

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    From what I’ve seen, watching the first 20 eps of NIF seems to require patient for some folks (It wasn’t for me since I had already a fan of the novel before the drama aired). But I strongly recommend you to stick it out until ep 21 – 22, because the time and effort you invest in the first 20 eps WILL PAID OFF.
    This drama is complicated, even by Chinese drama standard. It has the extensive amount of characters, complex web of relationships (literally everyone in the drama is somehow related to one another), unfamiliar cultures, some suspensions of disbelief (I’ve seen people complain about characters “flying”) and on top of that is non-stop, head-spinning politics; of course it takes quite a while to get used to. But if you think about it, 20 episodes actually an appropriate amount of time to build up the first climax; by that time you’ve care enough about the characters, familiar with the settings and understand the stakes. Your body will be ready for all the climaxes to hit you! And it will be glorious 🙂
    If you still not feeling it after ep 22, then this drama is indeed not for you.

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    I’m up to episode 5 I think. (Sorry dont remember) I think I like it but still pretty lost. Not gonna be able to probably watch until maybe Thursday evening since tomorrow is USA Independence Day and we are super busy.

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Where do you all search for background instrumentals in osts? I have been searching for CAHM but there seems to be none. Also, the instrumentals are not alwaysavailable on Youtube after few shows end.

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Hopped onto ep 7 straight from ep 1 of My Ahjusshi. The show is so dark and seems like something so ordinary. However, it gripped me straight for an hour and half almost. I sure have lost a lot of the story but it is still easy to understand it. It is like 80% directing and 20% writing. The writing would be actually pretty bizarre on paper. Still it was a good watch. The acting is so compelling but the overall tone of the show comes out as extremely sad. Just btw is someone aware of the song played when IU is running in the last few minutes of episode 7?

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Just finished Wise prison life and WOW is the only thing that comes to mind. But seriously is Na PD training assistant writers and pds to do fiction in his variety programs? Why are they all so good!

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OK!! After watching ep 15 I finally understood how everyone felt. I thought already knowing the outcome will not have an impact on me but woah was I screaming (inwardly ofcourse) all the time. I really didn’t want him to take it. What seemed confusing was that it looked like the police had planted it to especially catch him? I don’t think that is the case but it seemed so. Well yes, even though late but now I am sad for Hanyang.

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    I feel you on that one. In my mind he was put in one cell with his frenemy Kaist and they continue to spend their days annoying and taking care eachother 😀
    I don‘t want to think about it too much tbh

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    I was so sad that he ended up taking drugs again. I was so proud of him staying clean. And yes, it totally seemed like entrapment by the police. 😡

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    Reading about Han-yang still hurts my heart. I haven’t watched the last 2 eps with subs yet, and I’m scared of reliving that horrible moment.

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So Waikiki is really funny but I felt a lack of coherence in the story and scenes. Well it is still great and KJH for once plays his age in a drama that too as a lead.

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Guys I need some recommendations for Running Man episodes!

Not the ones usually mentioned on sites but a few rare gems that nobody talks about. For example, I think ep 128, 213, 217 are great but nobody mentions them. So if there are other rare, different, funny or interesting Running Man episodes please let me know because I have watched them all.

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    Have watched the ones recommended on sites*

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    One of my favorite ep was the one where Seo In Guk and Park Seo Joon were one of the guests. I don’t remember the episode # but it has a theme of winter olympics.

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      I have seen that. Loved that one. What a hoot was the very first game.

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    Episode #:
    – 76-77, guests: IU, Lee Chun Hee, Kim Sung Soo, Ji Jin Hee, Joo Sang Wook (basically a bunch of really old–borderlining ahjusshi status– oppa fans, who are also celebs themselves but forgot about that part in the face of IU, playing games with IU and treating her like a princess when she didn’t think it necessary lol)
    – any and every episode with Park Ji Sung, the soccer player, HE IS K-VARIETY GOLD
    – 115, guests: Moon Gun Young & DB2K (Yunho fan-girling over her the whole episode because he finds out their are from the same hometown, which awww)
    – 123 & 124, guests: Han Hyo Joo & Go Soo (Han Hyo Joo is also K-variety GOLD)
    – 147, guests: Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Soo Hyun (Lee Hyun Woo basically being a puppy and sticking by his ‘hyung’ Kim Soo Hyun the whole episode, and, oh, Kim Soo Hyun x acupuncture mats)
    – 160 & 161, guests: SHINHWA (’nuff said ROFL)
    – 175, guests: Gong Yoo & Park Hee Soon
    – 184, guests: Baro (B1A4), Park Seo Joon, Seo In Guk, Son Ho Jun, Kang Ye Won (“Winter Olympics” theme, coinciding with the Sochi Olympics)
    – 209, guests: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Generation idols from NRG, g.o.d., Sech Kies, H.O.T., EXO, SISTAR, & SHINee
    – 215, guests: Jo Jung Suk, Shin Minah
    – 228 & 229, guests: Lee Seung Gi, Moon Chae Won, Lee Seo Jin
    – 236, guests: SHINHWA & Z:EA
    – 256, guests: 2PM & Baek Jin Hee
    – 314, guests: Lee Joon Gi, Hong Jong Hyun, Kang Ha Neul (“Scarlet Heart” Ryeo” Special)
    – 319, guests: Chae Soo Bin, Jo Jae Hyun (+ many cameos)
    – 362, guests: Park Seo Jun, Kang Ha Neul
    – 367 & 368, guests, Baek Ji Young, Hwang Seung Eon, Jo Se Ho, Kei, Lee Elijah, Solbi, Sunmi, Sung Hoon
    – 376, guests: SUJU, Irene & Joy [Red Velvet]

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      Thank you so much 🙂 Seeing this list I realized why I am so out of good episodes. I have seen almost all of these specially liked 228,229, 175,123,124,184 and 215.
      I am not familiar with the latest episodes mostly 300 onwards but how great were the older episodes,seems like you have been still watching it. Are they any good?

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        The last episode I watched was the one with SUJU and Red Velvet (2017), but I have not watched anything after that, so nothing in 2018 yet

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Did Hwayugi\’s revised episode 2 air today? If not, when is it scheduled to air?

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    I think it did. The episode is being subbed on viki. Hopefully, some other Beanies can confirm this for both of us.

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    Yes. It was aired on 25th Dec. Epi 3 will be aired as usual next week, but we will get only one epi next week. Epi 4 will meet us on next year. Apparently there’s a problem with the production.

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    Rebroadcasted ep. 2 is out in Dramahood and perhaps other sites as well. Watch it if you like to enjoy it raw. Nom nom. 😋

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I am really liking Prison Playbook, however the episodes are too lengthy. Moreover DB not recapping it now is a con. Plus does anyone think the show hinted at a possible future of Jun ho with Je hee?

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    Prison Playbook is definitely too long for me too. ANd at times make me bored. I hope they cut the length ughhh

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      Yes ep 4 was 1h 40 min! That’s a lot of a commitment. The reason why I watch dramas is because they are short and not in a series format. Watching 16 almost 2 hours episodes will make it equal to 32 episodes and that’s not what I want. Even if there is enough material for them to fill up the time, the Fast forward button is still my companion while watching PP.

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        I’m fine if between 1h 40 min length, there is so much happening to further the plot, but it’s not haha

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I have never done this sort of fangirling but damn does he deserve a post. Park Hae Soo is good and all but Jung Kyung Ho is the scene stealer. Why is he given so less screen time?!
WPL

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    Right?? He’s so beautiful to watch. They’re so many underrated actors out there and I feel people are really sleeping on Jung Kyung Ho. He takes on every role so perfectly and I just wish he’d be recognized more for his acting chops.

    Oh, and another heart wrenchingly good but underrated actor is Kim Sung Oh.

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      I am especially annoyed at the fact that many people thought that he is the lead, however he didn’t turn out to be. But that well was the public perception, probably a mistake, still he isn’t given much screen time. I am satisfied with ep 4, ep 3 had almost none of him.

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        I am actually holding out hope that he will emerge as a lead along with Park Hae Soo, seeing as how Park Bo Gum/Taek in AM88 got the spotlight only after ep6 and this show is from the same team.. so you never know! And he literally steals every scene that he is in.. or at least that is true for me cuz I stop looking at other actors when JKH finally appears on my screen!

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          Well I hope so too or atleast that his screentime increases. I am liking Park Hae Soo alot but it is true that JKH has the main lead charisma that doesn’t let anyone else shine in the same screen.

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      I wish he is given more important roles in this one too… He is finally got a solid drama with decent rating, but less screen time? just no!

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        Exactly, even if his last few projects weren’t ratings hit, giving him less screen time and a smaller role would downgrade his status. He is good enough being a lead so I hope he doesn’t enter the second lead territory again.

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          I agree. It’s too cruel! HE can do so much more. I hope the writers make his roles more important in the upcoming episode. You can’t have Jung Kyung Ho in your solid drama and not utilized his presence well enough.. haha

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No luck in subs for this one but I already love the first ost. Tearliner at its best again! Hope to find subs soon.

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No subs for \”Argon\” yet, right?

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I wonder if DB was not a part of KCON LA or NY this time. They usually write a post beforehand if they are going, right?

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Now that SDQ is over, I feel like I am in a slump. None of the new offerings is appealing to me. So I have decided to give books a try. Need some recommendations! If CT was a real book, I will read it

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