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Happy OT!

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Happy OT, Ivoire! Comment vas-tu?

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Hi OTS,

Please read below, (if you haven't already) and you will have an idea of how I feel :-). How are you ? I hope you will be able to catch up on your research and sleep less :-)...
How did that happen, that you started sleeping for 11hours? (was that 11hrs straight?) Everything OK? Should I be worried about you? :-( Please keep me posted. I will try to be back throughout the weekend.

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Ivy,

I know what making tough, life-changing decisions is like, so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I'm sure you'll make the right choice. Just don't stress out *too* much, OK?:) By the way, when do you have to move to your new place?

As for sleeping...well, I think I'm mentally exhausted from studies/research (including having to resolve conflicting advice from supervisors, ha!:)), and I haven't really had a proper vacation (as in, a normal break, when you don't have to do anything work- or study-related) in 4 or 5 years. No need to worry about me, I think I just need to find my question, determine the methodology and ask for a few days' break. My best friend is moving to Thailand this year, so I hope we can meet there sometime and spend a week on the beach...;)

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Hi OTS,

Thank you so much for encouraging me, I appreciate that. I will be back later to comment :-)...

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Hi OTS,

After much prayer, quiet time and deliberation, I did make a decision and I contacted the person to let her know. What is interesting was that I hesitated up until the time I made the call, I just wanted to make sure that it was the right thing for me to do. The way the person reacted made me feel better (she totally understood) and it was actually comforting and reassuring. I didn't expect that, and that was nice.

That decision would have had me relocating from Minnesota (where I moved from 5 years ago to live in Northern CA) and so I wanted to make sure I didn't make my decision lightly. I did live in MN for 12 years before moving to CA, so it's not as if I don't know the state. It was still a big decision to make and I am glad I gave it all the consideration that was needed.

"No need to worry about me, I think I just need to find my question, determine the methodology and ask for a few days’ break. My best friend is moving to Thailand this year, so I hope we can meet there sometime and spend a week on the beach…;)"
I am soooo sorry that you have gone through such a long period of time without a proper vacation. I do hope that you will come up with your question soon, and that you will be able to sort (with wisdom) through your advisors recommendations. I know how challenging those things can be. I think that you should keep on putting one foot in front of the other, not let yourself get discouraged, take a deep breath often and do something fun often. Hopefully that will help with you being balanced.

Do you work out? I know that when I was in school and I had exams, or challenging and time consuming papers to write, working out was really helpful and it helps release endorphins, I think. Exercising should also help with your sleep.
I also do hope that you will be able to go to Thailand soon and spend some time with your friend on the beach :-). Please be encouraged, you are making progress, even when it doesn't seem so, and you have to keep plugging away.

I hope you were encouraged by my words and that you will find and think of creative solutions to help you (mentally and emotionally) during these times.

I was thinking of moving by the end of this month, but my friend is travelling to Europe at the end of the month, and I am hoping that I could stay here during the weeks when she will be gone (2 or 3 weeks, I think). I am starting to have some opportunities (job related) in CA, after over a year of not working full time, so that is encouraging, and it is the main reason why I felt that it might be OK not to have to move to MN, after all.
I have 2 part time jobs so far, and I am trying to find more, or a full time job that pays well. I am also hoping that I will be able to have my own place at some point (I was hoping soon, but I don't know, we will see).

Speaking of move, didn't you move recently as well? How did that go? Are you all settled in and organized yet?

I hope you had a GREAT weekend :-)

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Happy OT.. happy.. happy.. happy.. but i'm not happy tonight. i got dismenore :((((

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Hi Shin Haido,

I am soooo sorry to hear that you have dismenore :-( (By the way, what is that, if I may ask?) May I also ask what part of the world you are in, if it is night time for you?

I really hope things get better for you. Please take good care of yourself...

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I googled :) I guess dismenore is Turkish - and it's about monthly cramps...

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Hi Kakashi,

And thanks for googling it. The name looked familiar. That is a clever way to say what it is without really saying what it is :-).
And Oh!!!! I know about those Ugh!!!!!!. She should take some medications (Like Advil), or drink hot or warm wine or have that thick (really thick) pink rubber container where one can put water in it (hot water, preferably) in a towel and put it on her lower tummy. The heat should relax her abdominal muscles and that should help, I hope. Sorry, I can't remember the name of that thing right now, but I can visualize it.

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Your message asking what the thing where you put hot water to relieve pain -- it is called hot water bottle. We use it a lot for winter in this part of the world -- farther down under.

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Hi Merry,

Thank you for the name. French is my 1st language and I wasn't sure what the name was in English (I don't have a dictionary close by, although I guess I could have googled the word as well), but even in French, I couldn't remember the name. So thank you!

So you live down under, would that be Australia? (just curious...)

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Hope you had a good week Unni!!!

And guess what!!! I'm finally gonna see my boyfriend tomorrow!!! YAY!!!

haha...

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Leaf! That's got you happy for sure. lol

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No... why would I be happy to be in Seoul ;)

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Hi Leaf,

So in a few hours you will finally see your boyfriend huh!!!! You will have to tell us all about it. Remember that I am only getting excited for you because you said that you would give me the 411 (information) about your secret meetings (that better happen, or he doesn't know what he will be missing out on :-)) with said boyfriend.

You have NO idea how much I wish you could actually meet him in real life. Wouldn't that be awesome? In any case, safe travel to SK and have a great, great time!!!! <3

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Haha well Unni got on her mobile as soon as we arrived and tried to stalk him for me (and checked that he doesn't have a girlfriend lol) but unfortunately it didn't work out...

And OMFG I just found out my friend went to Dongguk Uni for her summer school!!!!!!!! Ahh why couldn't that be me???

But yeah Seoul is amazing so far!! Love it <3

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Hello my little dongsaeng, (sounds redundant, I know :-), but it sounds so cute to me, so I just say it).

So you are loving Seoul, huh? Where have been (as in places you have visited so far). I am so sorry that you have not been able to see your boyfriend :-(, so I guess no juicy details for me then? *Sigh*
So I wonder, if your friend googles KB's love life, would she really know (or find out) if he has a girlfriend? I thought those celebrities were very careful about their dating life and that it is not always easy to find out if they are in a relationship or not. Do you trust your unni to have mad detective skills and find out? It seems like a pretty tight net to get through (finding info about Korean stars' love life).

I am glad you are enjoying your time in Seoul. How is the food? When are you flying back to England? I look forward to hearing more about your trip in Korea. Will you be just in Seoul? (just wondering... <3).

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Happy OT, Ivoire! How was your week? :D

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Hi Laya,

If you have time, please read below... :-) How was your week?

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/hugs

Good luck on the decision-making!

I ended up watching both episodes of To The Beautiful You (since that's already subbed) instead of finishing the two episodes of Faith. Maybe because Faith isn't subbed yet on Dramacrazy and I've already read the recap anyway. :D

As usual, I'm juggling online class, freelance stuff, and my blog, and wishing there were more hours in the day so I can watch more dramas as well.

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Happy OT Ivoire! I hope you have been well.

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Ashley!!!!! How are you?
I think I read one OT or two ago that you were in South Korea now, right? If so, how do you like it? And what is it that you are doing there? (just curious :-))

How long were you in China? Doing...?

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No, I wish I was in SK, but I will try to get there soon. I want to see if I can try to go to school there, or teach there once I finish school. I was in Chengdu China as a student teacher for 10 months. I taught English at a foreign language school to preschoolers. I got into SK pop culture because the person who lived in my apartment before me left Boys Over Flowers. No English subs, but I had such a fun time watching it raw. I was looking for ways to interpret what was going on in the show on the internet, and i happened to stumble onto dramabeans. The rest as they say is history.

How are you doing? Where you able to figure if you should accept the offer? I said a prayer for you yesterday when I saw your post.

Also if you have time and remember, you should go back to the old OT that you wanted to comment on. I think it was 246.

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Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to answer my question about the role of a director in filmaking last week. I have had a busy week and had to take some time away from DB to prepare for my next move (as in moving to a new place) and ponder the pros and cons of making some serious decisions that could affect me for the next year or two.

I have to give my final answer today, and I don't have all the information I need yet to give that answer. I will spend a good portion of my day in prayer and weighing my options (and by that I mean writing them all out) so I can make an informed decision. I will not be as active during the day today on OT, but I would LOVE to hear from you, so please feel free to drop me a line or you know... 20 lines, as I am known to do on occasion on this site :-).

In Kdramaland, I am liking Faith, so far. I don't feel sucked in yet, like with Gaksital and TK2Hs (after episode 5), but I am glad to see LMH back. I am liking KHS (some say she is overacting, but I think that based on the circumstances her character is in [she doesn't know yet and doesn't understand that she is in another world, a very different world and no one has told her. Even if they did, it would be hard to believe it, I can understand that], her reactions are understandable). I have decided to enjoy this drama, potential flaws and all. I am also liking the ending instrumental piece. Some people have commented that the OST gives them vibes of Pirates of the Carribean OST. I wouldn't know, I haven't watched any of the movies.

I am not uber wowed by LMH's acting, but for me, he is a little better so far than in CH (he wasn't bad, bad in CH, I actually liked his actions scenes there), but I felt that he struggled at times to stay in character and be convincing. I wasn't always buying who he said he was and I am one of those people who thought he was miscast (please, don't throw stones). It was difficult for me to buy that he was 28 and that he had graduated from MIT.

I actually like LMH a lot, but I am not always in love with his acting, which I hope as time goes by will improve greatly. I think he does the best he can, and I think he is smart and he has a good understanding of his characters (based on interviews and on how he portrays them) but I had felt at times that there was something that wasn't coming through, acting wise, like he was stuck behind an invisible shield he couldn't pierce through. I am rooting for him, really I am and I hope the best for him, honestly.

I really like the cast in Faith, especially the king and the queen. I look forward to seeing them fall in love with each other and hopefully fight it at first. I also look forward to seeing Choi Young fall in the love with the Dr. and vice versa and the dance they will be playing as that happens. I really love the supporting cast, on both sides (good and bad guys), and already the older counselor (guy from DH, SeGa, Gaksital, M2F, etc...) is already getting on my nerves, I just want to whack him upside the head and ask him to be quiet already, that's how good a job he is doing as a character. I love how he portrays the character's cowardness however :-).

I am still loving Gaksital and loving how the plot is coming along, Rie's inner conflicts and the actress playing her, PKW (I totally LOVE him here, so believable as a villain) and I LOVE the addition of the new characters this week, especially a certain lady who looks like she will be badass (the new young guy is very cute as well). The stakes have been risen and now it's like "now what?" We still have 6 episodes to go, so I am really curious about that. I am one of those people who can wait a week (or two) to find out, and actually it gives me time to absorb what I watched and time to reflect on it.
Yeah, I am definitely more about the journey than I am about the destination :-), I like taking the scenic route because I know that I will eventually get to the destination. So, I am OK with how BM ended this week, and I will wait to see how things unfold next week.

I tried Arang and the Magistrate, and it is not really my thing. Maybe I will change my mind later. It is a case for me where the recaps are actually better than when I watched the drama.
I am not watching anything else at the moment (especially considering what I am going through), but also because I prefer to watch one or two dramas, and stayyyyyyyy with them (analyze and ponder them almost ad nauseam. That way, when they are over, I can slowly let them go... and revisit them again if the urge comes back). That is personally how I like to experience my dramas. That and the fact that I actually love reading blogs and writing :-) maybe a tiny bit more than I like watching dramas, especially the ones with a lot of fillers. So I tend to watch a few at a time, and there are only so many hours in a day, you know...

This is my question of the week :-):
when Faith started, the subs were a little slow on Viki and someone here said she will wait for the subs on Dramafever. So, for those of you who have experienced both Viki and Dramafever, which translations do you like most or do you find (think are more) accurate? I have been told that the best is "With S2 Fansubs" (they are very thorough), and so who do you think is 2nd best and 3rd? I will confess that I have learned a few things by reading the comments on Viki, but that they can also be distracting at times. I have also been told that Viki paraphrases and doesn't give the whole translation, like "With S2 Fansubs," and so some things are left out.
Except for the few words I do know in Korean and that I can recognize when I see them, I wouldn't know. I stopped watching Dramafever because when I would watch it, the subs wouldn't stay on the screen long enough for me to read them, and pausing didn't always helped or worked. It seems as though they have fixed it. Please let me know your thoughts.

I will be back later in the day and throughout the weekend to respond and comment. I haven't forgotten the responses I got from the last couple of OTs (you know who you are :-)).
Maya, I read your responses on Faith and BM, I will respond later, thanks :-)...

Have a great weekend Dbers, and hopefully a wonderful weather as well :-)...

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Iv!

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For softsubs / downloads:

The subs depend on speed as well as accuracy. Dark Smurf Subs tends to be fast on the trendy shows, often having a decent sub within a day or two of broadcast. The 100 percent elite subbed timeframe is normally a week for the more popular shows. For older shows like CLBM, the subs are slowly being produced, and can't be found anyplace else.

With S2 does have the best softsubs out there, but in order to do that, they limit the number of shows they sub, and the time for a full sub to be ready.

(For example, WithS2 is up to episode 14 for AGD; Dark Smurf has full 100% for all episodes).
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For streaming and online viewing:

The same principles apply.

Viki tends to have the subs the fastest, with the limitations of a lot of typographical errors and the pop-up ads every segment (for those without Adblock software).

DramaFever has the better streaming experience, I think. They are just a little slower.
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So for must-view-immediately shows, sometimes an offsub is better than no sub at all. Hope this helps!

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Hi Shukie,

How are you? And the family? How is your dad, all better now or still having to deal with some issues, health wise? And your mom, (emotionally and everything... with your dad having the surgery recently and needing to be assisted)? (I am hoping she doesn't feel overwhelmed).

Your explanation actually did help a lot, and thank you! I thought that CLBM could be found at Dramafever, I have seen the icon there. So it is not only found on Dark Smurf, I think... I was told that WithS2 was slower, and I have been to their website and I have noticed that, which I am OK with, because I would wait to have quality subs, personally.

I hope you had a great week, and that your weekend will be the same :-)!

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Thanks, Ivoire!

The 'rents are pretty much the same. Bro mowed the lawn this week, which is a sure sign of Armageddon. lol. We had a lot of rain, turning the dirt-filled pit into a mud bog, so it'll probably be another load of topsoil delivery for me. Whatever makes the Dad happy. :-)

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Good Luck on the decision making today! I'm in a similar situation too about major life decisions, so I can relate!

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Hi Hazel,
I appreciate you encouraging me. I hope that things will work out for you as well, I really hope so. If you don't mind, let me know how things went or turned out (to your liking/preference or not)?
Take really good care of yourself :-)

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"Arang" is much better than "Faith" thus far.

Much better storyline, dialogue and acting.

Keeps the winning streak going after "I Need Romance 2012" and "Answer Me 1997" - which is much needed after a disappointing 1st half of the year.

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Hi Bd,

And thank you for your comments. I didn't get into "Arang," different tastes I guess or who knows... I am liking "Faith," so far and I think that I will stay with it, because I am actually curious to see what will happen and I do love the cinematography. I guess we don't really need to defend why we like or love something, probably personal reasons, among other things.

Wow, so you think the first 1/2 of the year was disappointing? Interesting... I wasn't too much into "I Need Romance 2012" and I haven't watched "Answer Me 1997" either. I watch 1 or 2 dramas at a time, usually. I might check out episodes of other dramas while watching that one or two, but I tend to prefer watching a few at a time.

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A top notch script (w/ funny/witty dialogue) and good acting is of prime importance to me and thus far "Faith" has been lacking a bit in those depts.

The 1st half was disappointing for what I had seen.

"The Moon Embracing the Sun" - good for the "kid" eps, but went downhill after that.

"Rooftop Prince" - only good thing were the Joseon Power Rangers.

"Big" - aside from Gong Yoo's performance - pretty bad.

"Dr. Jin" - hilariously awful

Basically the only drama which has gotten near-universal positive reviews has been "Queen Inhyun's Man" - which isn't my thing.

Others, like "Gaksital" seem to have its moments, but is uneven.

Until, INR2 and AM1997 and now "Arang" - this year has been real thin on quality dramas (esp. romcoms).

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Hi Bd,
I will be back later to respond...

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Shows that you like may be quality shows, but shows that you don't like don't mean that they are not quality shows. You statement sounds like its a fact while its not, its just your personal opinion.

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@ Wanne,

Thank you for your statement! (I am thinking it was in response to bd?) I agree with said statement, shows we like are personal opinions. And guess what? Personal opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has got one.

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Happy Friday, Ivoire!
Hope you had a good week, despite the scare I gave you with that Shunji's vibes. lol. :D

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Maya~

Happy Friday!

I loved Densha Otoko. I watched the series, not the specials or the movie.

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Happy Friday to you too, John!
Glad you loved it. The series is the best one out of the three versions. You might want to give the movie a try too. It's a good movie, just not as satisfying as the series, IMHO.

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Maya,

I LOVED your Shunji's vibes, you could go head to head with Shunji, and that would be great!!! He needs someone who can stand toe to toe with him. I really loved your comments on Gaksital and Faith, especially the one about you relating to some of the history of SK because your country was occupied by Japan as well, at some point (it that the Philippines?). I haven't responded (yet), but I really liked your input, I just wanted you to know that :-). I do think it is important to know one's history well, and I am glad that you are looking more into the history of your country.

I hope that you will have a wonderful weekend. Are you all moved in, organized? You currently live in the US, right? East Coast?

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Hi Ivoire,

I'm all moved in but not organized yet. Stuffs are still in boxes and most of my clothes are still in the luggages. I only have several essential items out, for eating & drinking. I'm thinking on letting my roommate organize the stuffs once she's back in the States. I guess it's fair that since I did all the packing and moving by myself, then she can do the unpacking part :D
Yes, I'm in east coast now, and I come from Indonesia. And in relation to Gaksital and Japanese occupation, most of the South East Asia countries were occupied by Japan back in the 40s, including Indonesia and Phillipines.
Anyway good luck on your decision making, Iv. I pray that you'll reach the informed decision :)

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Happy OT, Ivoire! Here's hoping you had more pleasant dreams this week! ;)

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Hi Rashell,
Seriously, I could have used some of those dreams this week :-) Where are they when one needs them? I did watch Le Min-ho twice this week, but no dreams, mmmm.... Not sure what happened.
I do hope that you will have a lovely weekend, you know... for World Peace :-) *Wink, wink* (I hope you got the reference)... :-)

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Happy OT Friday, Ladles and Jellyspoons! I'm already at the office while continuing to be up to my eyeballs with trial work to the point where I could teach a Master Class -- "Sleep Deprivation Can Be Your Friend." But still, life is not boring whatsoever. My week looked a little something… like this:

FIVE FINGERS!!! (work) FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! (ooh, look at The Pretty during the Press Conference!!) FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! (work) FIVE FINGERS!!! (sharpening typing fingers for recapping) FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! (where's my brand new alarm clock?!?! ) FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! (work) FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! FIVE FINGERS!!! (deep breath) IS IT SATURDAY PREMIERE DAY YET?!? :D

Phew.

Returning you now to your regularly-scheduled programming… have a great day, minasan!!

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Hi Cherkell,
Will you be recapping it on your tumblr page? Just wondering, so I would know where to look for some recaps if I want to read them...

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Cherkell,
We need to trade places - I need to sleep less these days, and I just end up sleeping for 11 hours straight, then panicking about the time I've lost.

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Argh. Forgot how difficult it is posting from my iPhone...

Yup, I will be recapping at Soompi for the first few episodes until I can find the time to resurrect the blog I've let go dormant since 2009, and then I'll move my WBDS, BVS and 5F recaps over there. So stay tuned!!

OMG, I almost forgot!! Saengil chukahamnida to Yoo Seung Ho, who turns 19 (Korean 20) today!!! For you, sweetie, I promise to run around the halls of the courthouse today yelling "WOOOOOOOOOON-AAAAAHHHHH!!!!" in your honour!! :D

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Thanks Cherkell, for the info. Please keep us posted about the recaps!

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FREAKING CAN'T WAIT FOR FIVE FINGERS' PREMIERE!!!

However, I already know that this week's episodes aren't going to be satisfying. I've seen too many spoilers. Plus, these two episodes will only whet my appetite for MOAARRRR, MOOARRR I SAYYYYY!!! And I desperately want to see Joo Ji Hoon, Ji Chan Wook and Eunjung on screen too TT____TT

and hate typing on my iphone.

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And we're off and running!! Episode 1 AGB Nielsen ratings: 11.3%; TmnS ratings: 13.4% YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

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Good Morning everyone! So much fun to be on the computer on Friday mornings!

Just when I was pining over the end of AGD (while certainly not a perfect ending, I will miss those boys so!!) I started Arang and the Magistrate. Just my cup of tea! Anyone else enjoying it?

Also, anyone see the interview with Yoon on Viki? That dear, sweet, boy (man, excuse me) is looking for a relationship. I bet a lot of interested candidates show up at his doorstep!

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Saw it, loved it. Had NO idea he was a singer in the 90s. Thrilled to bits that all of F44 had so much fun that they would love to come back for a Season 2.

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A second season would be so great! And to think they are all on board. Now if only their schedules would permit and the writer agrees to it ****fingers crossed****

BTW, I couldn't believe he was motivated by AGD and wants to live his life "that way" now. It's hard to believe some people think their life/career is over by 40 - they have no idea that the best can still be ahead!

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Ah those crazy young pups in their 30's, what the heck do they know - lol.

I thought the interview was great. I'm not sure there's enough plot left over for another 16~20 episode run, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

VP2 is looking better and better, so maybe my fear of the sequel can be assuaged before they come up with anything AGD-ish.

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Hi Shukie,

The actors in AGD are actually in their (very late) 30's/early 40's, but it is still interesting to hear them (or some of them at least) say that life *basically* is over at 30 (or something along those lines).
I did like the interview as well, and I do think that a season 2 of AGD could be written (well), as some of the stories/characters were underdeveloped/underwritten during season 1. I mentioned some of the ideas I had for a season 2 of AGD here:
3.4.1.1.1 Ivoire August 18th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Like you, I don't think that a 2nd season of AGD will happen, maybe something worth writing to Kdramaland or the dramagods about...

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Enjoying Arang and the Magistrate too!

After a couple weeks of nothing I suddenly feel swamped with dramas.

Well, I'm only reading the recaps for Haeundae Lovers (watched the first two eps, didn't hook me), but enjoying both Arang and Faith. Mind you, both aren't perfect (the second episode of Arang definitely got me hooked a lot more than the first, love the two leads, especially our feisty ghost lady; as for Faith, I hope the leading lady stops whining soon and keeps yelling "Move!" "Shut up!" etc. That's when I like her.).

Slightly tempted to give To the Beautiful You a try, but... still not convinced that Hana Kimi needed a remake. Thinking about Answer Me 1997 too, that one sounds more interesting.

I'm also still watching Rich Man, Poor Woman, but this weeks episode certainly didn't do it for me! (Probably for no one!) Not enough shared screentime for the leads and SPOILER did not like that kiss at the end! (Did anyone?) Even if Yoko made the first move, Hyuga responded and initiated the second kiss. Boohoo. There is just no excuse for it, no matter how you play it, because a) he knows it wasn't Yoko he was waiting for and b) he responded! That's a choice on his part! A bad one!!! And I wish Natsui would show more her strong/gutsy/intriguing side (that one that we saw in episode 2 when suddenly there she wasn't Chihiro!). But we are done with episode 6, and as far as I can remember it's a 10 ep drama, which means there is little time left!

Skip-watched the first two episodes of the Chinese drama Love Actually as well, but it's a little boring. The female lead isn't very interesting, although the Mr Antarctic is (even if his suspicion is a bit overplayed)!

Happy Friday & Happy Weekend!

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I really like "Arang" thus far, but you should definitely check out “I Need Romance 2012″ and “Answer Me 1997' - which are the 2 best dramas/romcoms of the year (and among the best romcoms done overall)

The humor in INR2 is more dialogue driven while the humor in AM1997 is more situational (I prefer dialogue driven humor, so I give the edge to INR2 even tho AM1997 is also very good).

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Thanks!

There's too much to watch! But I'll put them on my list...

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Hi KL,
I will go let Yoon know (now) that I am very available and a great catch, let's see if he bites :-). I read many times by his co-stars (both men and women) that he is the gentlest of the F44 and a really sweet guy in real life. What's not to like :-)?
The way he looked at MAR, (so lovingly and adoringly) killed me every time. Why are those guys always on TV, and not where we (single ladies), can grab them :-)?

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KL, where did you see the interview? I looked for it on Viki and couldn't find it, at all :-(

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Bonjour, Ivoire! How is the decision making progress coming? I've been thinking of you all day.

As far as Yoon goes, I'm waiting for JDG, so go for it! (If you don't mind a little competition from about a million women!)

Here is the site for the interview:www.viki.com/channels/1659-v-scoop/videos/76219

He is even more gentile in real life than his character was. I hope he finds someone soon! And I hope you get some clarity about your situation soon.

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Hmmm, let me try this link again. I got it through Twitter.

http://www.viki.com/channels/1659-v-scoop/videos/76219

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Hi KL,

I messaged you back on FB. Thank you for the link. I just watched about 5mns of it (it is about 7 or 8mns long) without the sound, just reading the subs, so I will watch it again late at night. I still have to watch epi. 20 of AGD, I haven't watched it yet.

I like how Korean actors and actresses tend to be humble, even though I know how they are often told to act that way because I have read so, even on this blog. This interview makes me appreciate KMJ even more, not put him on a pedestal, just appreciate him more. Interesting that he thinks that he is past the age of passionate love, why? I wonder... ( I don't think so for myself, thank God!)

I have seen some BTS of the guys together (one was of them being at Tae San's house, when they were discussing their favorite heroes) and it really confirmed what we were all suspecting all along, not only that they get along great, but that they are having a lot of fun shooting the drama (when they did). I could just tell, the way they went all out in their scenes and I would think to myself, "I would feel the same way if I had to act such a scene and I definitely would have had fun acting this out :-)."

I personally do think that they could make an AGD2 if they wanted, with the same actors and actresses and that conflicts and dramas could be written for a second season. There are things that many of us wanted to see in season 1 (Yoon and MAR's relationship, its development mostly) that we didn't get to see, really. That could be explored in season 2, their life as a couple, adjusting to each other, wanting babies, when JR's wife doesn't seem to be able to conceive (how is that affecting the friendship between JR and Yoon), DJ and YS getting married, living as a couple with Collin and the younger F4 in DJ and YS's life, how is that new group of friends/brothers getting along, getting in trouble and DJ an YS rescuing them and teaching them life lessons along the way, TS and SR pregnancy, having the baby, JR and his wife (can't remember her name now) (new) married life, what are they doing to have a healthy relationship, etc...
I think I could help with the script, if the writer(s) are short on ideas, as you can tell.

I currently have to go get ready so I can go to church with my friend, so I will be back later to comment some more.

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there's a super cute shoot of Kim Min Jong & Yoon Jin Yi in High Cut Magazine. you might need to be logged into FB to view this, but there's 3 pics here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.335193983240998.77610.287361044690959&type=1
YJI is SUPER pretty, I guess we'll see more of her in the future! all in all, I think she did a good job for a total rookie. hated the bawling, but that is the director's fault, not hers

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Hey, you came to the rescue, thanks again :-)!

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Happy OT, guys!
I FF-ed through this week's episodes of RMPW (not enough cute) and TTBY (hey, Hana Kimi got me into manga - and manga eventually got me into J- and K-dramas, so I had to watch!). Either way, I'm too stressed out because of my research to fully enjoy anything else at the moment, so I try to stick with brainless entertainment and Craig Ferguson for breaks.

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Agree that RMPW has really been lacking the last two weeks. Am glad that AATM is providing enough cute for me now!

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As a JDorama, RMPW has to speed the angsty plotpoints, even though the cuteness factor isn't as high as it ought be right now. I'm hoping that means more cute towards the end [cross fingers]. Still, I'm enjoying it so far, even as one epi per week.

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Hi Oftheshore,
I just wanted to cheer you on your research :)

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Thanks, Kopytko - dziekuje serdecznie!
If this one idea works out, I might be in Warsaw for a workshop/conference in spring!

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Great! Warsaw is beautiful in spring, I might show you a place or two :)

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Mieszkalam obok Lazienek przez dwa lata - jestem z Ukrainy, ale studiowalam w Polsce. Jezeli jestes jeszcze w Warszawie, fajnie by bylo sie spotkac!

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What a surprise!
Jesli bede w domu, na pewno!

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Happy OT Friday!

I spent my week spazzing over Faith and Arang.

Is all.

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Is enough. lol

Hope they can maintain their levels of energy!

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Yay! Now that I actually know what's going on, I may also join and say "Happy OT"!!!

Guys can I just talk about all of the amazing dramas that are currently airing?

One word: Faith! My friend and I have been counting down the days to when this drama premiers because we are avid Lee Min Ho lovers (*cough stalkers cough* what?) but I think it was so much more than just him. The filming is beautiful and the plot is moving along so well! When we watched it, we screamed so many times from either excitement or surprise that her dog ran to us in alarm wondering who was being murdered. Plus, I am loving the soundtrack, which seems to be an epic blend between Pirates of the Carribean and Lord of the Rings.

On the other hand, I am also obsessed with Answer Me 1997! Two nighs ago I found myself hitting my head against the table in frustration because dramabean's recap of episode 5/6 was up but I couldn't find the actual episodes with English subs. It was just one of those why-can't-I-become-fluent-in-Korean-in-one-night!?!? sort of moments. I am loving how sweet this drama is.

Now that school is coming up, I am worried about how I'll manage to continue watching both of these awesome shows but, let's be truthful, if it comes down to staying up doing a paper or watching some Lee Min Ho, my happiness, therefore my health, will only improve with the latter option. That's what I like to tell myself anyways.

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I know exactly how you feel! Answer me 1997 is one of those "30 seconds refresh" dramas, where I stalk dramacrazy/dramafever endlessly until they post the subs! I haven't been this obsessed with a drama since QIHM. I have become a fool over this one.

Thank goodness I finally got to watch ep 5/6 with subs last night! Now I'm on to ep 7/8 stalking. From the spoilers I've allowed myself, it seems like there were some interesting developments this week! Can't wait!

I'm also really enjoying Faith. It was really exciting and I didn't want the eps to end.

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Totally, I had my laptop open since this morning going to dramacrazy then Kimchidrama for sub episodes. Finally found it on KD and started watching but then something happened to my laptop which almost gave me a heartattack. I think there is something wrong with the battery no worries the socket source still works. I'm so into Answer Me 1997 that more than a week waiting for sub episode is excruciating. I need to pick another drama to stave off the hunger pangs.

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Oh no, that would have sent me over the edge! I'm glad that your computer is at least working from the wall source though. Not having access to computer/internet means no way to feed your drama addiction. LOL. I can so relate :)

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Wait...I'm not the only on who goes crazy going from site to site (dramafever, dramacrazy, viki, mysoju, youtube, REPEAT!) trying to find subbed episode?! This is why OT are so amazing:you find people who understand the great obstacles that come along with being an avid kdrama addict. Oh, and we can also talk about all the great shows!

LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND ep 7/8 PLEASE!

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I'm so happy all the new dramas are out! I started Faith, TTBY, and Arang and have not been disappointed so far. If I can get through the first ep, I usually give the drama a chance. Of course, I've been burned many a times by this strategy, *cough* Dream High 2, RTP, MSOAN *cough* but I'm happily optimistic.

I'm still spazzing out over Answer me 1997. Is anyone else here totally in love with Tae-woong? If Shi-won doesn't want him, I'm happy to take him! He's just such a nice and genuine guy. And it doesn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes and a genius. Two qualities I appreciate in my fantasy hubbies!

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Weird. This was not meant to be a reply but a stand alone comment. I don't know how that happened.

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I'm spazzing over 1997 as well. Tae-woong, well, he just breaks my heart. Still devoting his love and time to his dead girlfriend's family (tear, tear, sniffle) six years later when he could have just moved on. I root for Yoon-jae, but am totally cheering on Tae-woong to fulfill his happiness. Mostly, I just remember his character from The Princess's Man and want to love him here to get Shin Myun out of mind. I think I'll be happy either way.

Shi-won's parents are the best K-drama parents ever. So realistic and lovable, the kind you'd be embarrassed to have but secretly wish you did. Sung Dong-il, you rocked in Gumiho and you rock even more here.

I remember watching these Korean music pop shows on VHS that one of my sisters stole (I think) from somewhere. While I was indifferent to H.O.T., my sisters would watch their performances nonstop. I thought that was obsessive, but I had no idea...

Ah! I could go on and on about this drama, but this post would never end.

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Somewhere I read Cinderella's Sister is really depressing. I'll be interested to hear your take on it.

Also am debating whether to wait till the end of RMPW and marathon it. The last two episodes had me less than excited and now I have to wait another week in hopes it picks up...(and I'm not a patient person!)

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I watched it a while ago (two years maybe?).
I prefer Chun Jung Myung in "What's Up, Fox?".
Cinderella was dark, with violent overtones, and is probably the most melo thing I've watched to date. It wasn't bad, I guess, although I disliked the end as one of those cobbled-together, running out of time ones.

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I think Shi-won's parents are the best thing about AM1997 - they are a complete hoot.

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bd~

I love her momma.

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I'll joined the 1997 love fest. It's simply the best thing I've seen in a long time.

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I also got pulled into Answer Me 1997! And I thought i wouldn't because Shi-won was so obsessed with H.O.T. and her sneaking to see Tony and climbing his wall reminded me of saesang fans that I was a little put off... but then she matured after that and the story got going, and they concentrated more on her interactions with her friends.. I got sucked in. Rooting for the Shi-won/Yoon Jae couple. Oh, and poor Joon Hee! =(

And Candy has been stuck in my head for weeks now...

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Miss D~

Answer Me 1997 is hot.

This morning I chose Eps 5 & 6 rather than Ep 2 of Arang, (I'll watch that tonight)

I can't wait for the final 2 episodes.

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Eeeee I'm actually early for the OT for a change :D Happy weekend, DB denizens! (Doubly happy for us Pinoy fans because we have a four-day weekend!)

Faith is blocked on Viki for me, but watched Ep. 1 on Dramacrazy. Without subs. *sob* Thank goodness for DB recaps.

Still flailing over Princess and I. Never flailed this much about a local drama before... never cared this much about an OTP and the other characters before... now I even see it in my dreams! *sob sob* I just want to replay it, especially all the Jao-Mikay scenes, over and over and over... and I usually only do that for K-dramas. It actually moves fast for a local drama, so I don't want to miss an episode. If I could send the writers all their favorite things, I would. :D

Okay, what have I forgotten to tell the OT now... I'm sure I'll remember it later. :D

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Ah yes, see, I did forget something...

Werewolf Boy (with Song! Joong! Ki!) got an invite to the Toronto International Film Fest.
http://enewsworld.mnet.com/enews/contents.asp?idx=12601

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Hi Laya, I saw the news about that (Asianwiki on my FB page), Yay for them!!!!

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Happy Friday.

What a happy week for viewing.

Finished:

Joseon X-Files. They should do a second season.

Densha Otoko. Loved it. Misaki Ito was a vision of beauty.

Watching: RMPW, 1997, Arang, Faith and Cinderella's Sister.

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Hi, I keep hearing about Joseon X-Files but haven't been able to find it online with English subtitles ... I can get softsubs but not RAW vids :(

Do you know any streaming websites that have it? Not sure if links are allowed but if you name drop that will help lots :)

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dramafever has it. It's also found under the title Secret Investigation Records.

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Dramafever has it under "Secret Investigation Record".

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Farpavillions~

If you like the "cops investigating strange phenomena" genre, you may enjoy the JDrama, SPEC.

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Alas, Dramafever doesn't work in my country... but I found it under the alternate title at Dramacrazy. Thanks heaps! :)

The crime busting meets strange phenomenon jdramas I've seen so far tend to overdo the quirky and fluffy (Galileo?) and there are just so many of them... I'll probably catch SPEC at some point because of Erika Toda. Yay for more dramas to add to my watchlist!

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"Joseon X-Files" is one of the top K-dramas ever done.

Great writing and performances all around and the middle eps are mind-blowing.

As much as I liked "Tree With Deep Roots", I'd have to give "Joseon X-Files" the edge overall when it comes to the top sageuk.

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Anyeong haseyo, happy ot!
Just want to say happy eid ul-fitr to every one who celebrate.

My rant: so many dramas....so little time

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Hi Dewo,

"My rant: so many dramas….so little time": Soooo... true!!!!!! :-)

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Happy Eid for you too..:)

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I am absolutely psyched for To the Beautiful You. Cross-dressing heroines are my crack; have no idea why, neither do doctors. :) That being said, I have a ton of dramas to catch up on, which is kinda good in a way, so I won't be gnawing my nails to stubs waiting for subs (for which, thank you subbers! You are wonderful people, and I wish you the greatest of joys for your dedication!).

This show's got me thinking about remakes, and their merits. Thailand recently did a Coffee Prince remake - and by remake, I mean "copy", from what I can gather, since I don't have the stomach to actually watch the darn thing, seeing as how a 2-minute trailer made me nauseous. The Thai version was almost shot-for-shot like the original Korean! I was all, "What now?!?" Why bother taking a fun story and just copying it like you were making knock-off designer bags? Why?

What I loved about Boys Over Flowers (well, maybe 'love' is a strong word, 'strongly liked') was that yes, it took elements from the original Japanese but put what I felt was a unique spin on it - not necessarily a unique Korean spin on it, but a new interpretation nonetheless. And that's how it's supposed to be done! I mean, you don't see people cloning the way Shakespeare presented his plays; no two productions of Much Ado about Nothing are ever the same, for instance. I've seen versions with sailors! See, THAT'S what the Thai Coffee Prince should've done. Added its own quirks, make its own version of the story.

So, I'm happy to see what TTBY is doing. It won't be any worse than the imitation Coffee Prince my country is churning out, at least I hope.

I have no problem with remakes. I have a problem with carbon copies, though.

Where do you guys stand on remakes? Yea or nay?

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Remakes, reboots, different countries versions, it just depends. I'm scarred for life from 21 Jump Street, killing off Hanson and Penhall, that was so not cool. I think alot of the American reboots and remakes are stupid and bad. If they ever remake Buffy it can't happen for another 10 years and I think it will take a heck of a product for me not to hunt them down and stake them lol. I could not watch either other version of Hana Kimi. That said, I generally like Taiwan versions over Japanese versions. I generally like Korean over all.

I too have an appreciation for the Korean version of BOF. For all it's faults, the overall show, the sets, the costumes, locations, actors, script, just were more appealing to me. No show has immediately sucked me in like that show did. Well, except for my um, obsession, oops, I mean appreciation, of Bi Rain. (Great now I'm going to have to go watch a youtube of Hip Song and think, uh, thoughts.) I know most people love the Japanese Hana Yori Dango, and I'm not dissing anyone, but it was just not for me. I think the Taiwan version, also not perfect and really went out on left field with the amnesia that would never end, had a lot of heart.

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JoAnne-I just spewed Dr. Pepper laughing when I saw your comment. Thanks I needed that fangurl moment, it's been a while. It's too late to warn me off, tho, I've been all up on that pretty. In my dreams of course ;)

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Happy OT! Happy Friday!
What can I say... I miss AGD so badly. I'm so glad than the soompiers provide me with fresh pics and infos to help me land smoothly.
I started watching On Air and it's just my cup of tea. KHN, Lee Beom-soo and the writer of AGD. I couldn't be disappointed, right? 2 episodes per day, a nice TRIP.^^
Watched the first 2 eps of Arang & Faith: Will continue watching both but Faith is definitely more to my liking. Ep 2 of Arang was so slow... ZZZZZZzz.
RMPW: I like it like the first day.
Oh. And for those who still haven't see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-epp6QYKxpA&feature=g-like

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Omo....I didn't understand a word but that was hilarious! Can't wait for VP2!!!!!!

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Hi Mystisith,

Happy Friday to you! I loved, loved, loved AGD but couldn't get too far into On Air. Too much screaming and overacting for me, and I really hated Kim Ha Neul in it, but that's just my opinion. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

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Huh. Korazy Lady, you asked for it! Now try to stop me... lol.
I've watched 10 eps of On Air now so maybe I will change my views later but:
I didn't notice the screaming for now and normally I hate it (screaming dad in Man of Honor made me drop the show).

I like overacted acting when it's cleverly and willingly used: It's funny to me (I'm a girl who loves The Best Love for that reason). Furthermore, it gives a contrast: The chicks are completely crazy and over the top in On Air (KHN's character, the writer, the agent of the writer) while the guys are more deadpan and poker face.

My natural sympathy goes to the writer in that story. She's nuts but at least you don't get bored with her. [I wonder if it's the real personality of Kim Eun-sook^^].

KHN's character is super hateful at first but you slowly understand why she is like that. That's why I feel attracted to her more by empathy. She hides her lack of confidence and her hate of the world behind her shades. She uses her cold face and bitter words to keep people at bay. Like a dog who bites first because he is used to cruelty. I prefer ten times KHN's acting in On Air than in AGD. Her crying scenes work better. Also all the bravado. Maybe it's because her character is less manga-ish? (I hate heroines who are clumsy princesses normally. To be honest I tolerated that side of Ethic Teach in AGD: I preferred her serious side).

One thing I really love with that show is how much you learn about what it takes to create a drama really. It's first hand knowledge and damn if it's not a hard world! Of course some things are invented but all the "let's build a show" elements scream autobiography for me. I almost wait for the disclaimer at the end of each episode: "This drama is a fiction. It doesn't portray real persons or events".

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OK, Mystisith, since you mentioned Best Love, I can tell we are going to have to agree to disagree - d'accord? I was one of the few who...dare I say it....hated Doko Jin, and didn't care for the rather drippy female lead, either! (Yes, I know, I'm surprised they don't blackball me from all KD message boards!)

As for OA, I did read somewhere that the characters were all based on people in real life, so I found that interesting. But it was actually Park Hong-ya's acting that drove me crazy (I really feel guilty speaking of him this way), and it was his super argumentative nature that sounded like constant screaming to me. I will say, though, that I watched this early on in my KD career, and may not have understood the nuances and inflections of the Korean language. But he seemed to deliver every line the same.ranty.way. I just thought his acting was poor.

The writer in OA was over the top but in a manic way, so she was OK. I have to say that I haven't loved KHN in anything, and there were many things about her role in AGD that I didn't like, but frankly, who was watching that show for the women, anyways?

I did love how it showed the makings of a drama, and the BTS look at what the writer, actors, director, and crew go through to get to the final product. I actually bring that show to mind as a reference frequently when watching dramas Now that I think about it, it may be worth going back and finishing it (I think I watched about 4-5 episodes) for that very reason! Merci de votre avis!

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Don't worry, I won't have your head if you don't like Best Love: I have a very personal love affair with that drama and I love parodies, of any kind.
Park Hong-ya’s acting: Sigh. Not the best, not the worst. What bugs me more is his lifeless eyes. I think he was already depressed. There is a part in OA where his character actually talks about killing himself. I swear, his face... Prophetic.

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Hi Mysti!
I loved the Vampy trailer. Somehow I missed on the first season (ok, ok, I don't watch series with "vampire" in the title by default) but I am sure I will catch up till the second season airs!

AGD... I was super hyped all through up to the last episode. It was too obvious and too happy of and ending. I didn't like it at all, so my hype ended quickly and pretty much without withdrawal syndrome. It is good that way :D. There is one thing that will stay with me for a very long time. Just like I fell in love with 'Donde Estas Yolanda' after INR, THE ultimate AGD song is 'bathrobe mambo' Maria Elena. A very nice summer memory, right?
Nevertheless, I am looking forward to your recaps (of whatever series, LOL). They're great when I am unable to go online except for my outdated mobile - your blog rocks!

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I agree in part with your assessment of the AGD ending. Everything so perfectly wrapped up. The last episode seemed to spend too much time on some things and not enough on others. But I still loved the F44, and there were some classic moments in that episode as well. And I definitely am suffering from withdrawal :)

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Hello Everybody! How are you doing!
I've been on the move for a few weeks now, so I couldn't really join in here at OT, actually I didn't even have many possibilities to watch anything. All in all, it's good most of my shows were pre empted for oleeeeeempics. I didn't fret I was missing something, LOL.
So AGD, Ghost and INR2 ended. I loved all three dramas, athough the endings weren't as good. Actually, I was OK with Ghost and INR2 - predictable but still entertaining and in a way also rewarding. AGD - meeeeeeeeeh. Too sweet. I hate, really HATE all those fancy proposals. Does anybody get really excited about that stuff? Seriously, as a cynic and a practical person I have no idea what can be so wonderful if a man makes a fool of himself, makes cliche gestures and involves other people in the process? *taming the inner cynic*

Mysti mentioned she would like to have an oppa AGD-style. I think I've just got one - as a frequent customer I got friendly with my mechanic-ajussi. He said he liked people who love their cars and encouraged me to ask anything about my machine ( a thirty year old one, mind you). In the meantime I had a really difficult situation with the engine, and had to be a damsel in distress (sheesh, why did I have to put on heels and a summer dress on that one day). So it's true, that men love looking after helpless women. He did help me out and I've been getting VVIP treatment since then. Not that I complain, but can you imagine a mechanic who is a blend of Tae San (competent and reliable) with Jung Rok (no comment)?

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Happy OT everyone!

So I made it through Dr. Jin.... and I need to talk about the last ep a bit...so if you haven't seen it you may want to avert your eyes...

In the end Hyuk and Min Ah are together, which was what I figured would happen but I SO wanted a twist. I really was hoping for some sort of consequence for all of Hyuk's meddling in the past. During the scene where he is holding Min Ah's had after he brought her back from the dead (while he himself was recovering from brain surgery, mind you) I was SO hoping that the modern Kyung Tak would walk in and be like "who the hell are you and why are you holding my wife's hand?" Now THAT would have been cool. And then the end where he is talking to the Grand Prince I was like, what? How were they communicating? Was it all in Hyuk's fetus-less mind?

Ah, go figure. I was amused until the last episode. Now I am asking myself why did I waste the time. I was really hoping for some consequences or something totally twisty to happen. Some answers perhaps. But all I have now is a plate full of WTF?

Oh well, on to bigger and better things.

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You expected something fresh and logical from Jin? You're what I call an optimistic person. The last episode gave me the feeling everyone wanted to pack their things and run away from the set. I can say that show was consistently awful from start to end.

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Not expecting...just hoping. Yeah, it totally seemed like they wanted to run away from the set. Like they didn't care about the ending and they just wanted to get it over with. The show for me was amusingly awful. I think I stuck with it for the recaps and the comments.

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It is kind of hard to be disappointed about the ending of already disappointing series. I was too expecting a twist but it was just Dr. Jin returning to the present and saving Mi na.

Of course, I watched the Japanese version and it had one of the greatest moving ending I have ever seen. I cried both times I have watched it and I am a guy.

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I think that RY and MN were linked and he was right that by saving RY in the past, it saved MN in the present - that is why so many times with the defibrillator... each time representing a time he saved RY.

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Hope everyone has (or had, depending on where you live) a good Friday!

So, Gaksital killed me for the gazillionth time, but in an oh-so-good way. Caught up on four new dramas in the past week. If Gaksital is the love of my life, then Answer Me, 1997 is that one summer fling that unapologetically took me by surprise. Love all the characters, and it's always refreshing when there is nobody I dislike in a drama. If I didn't know that some of the actors are idol stars, I never would have guessed it. The acting is great, the threads between the characters poignant and aw-inducing. I just wish the episodes became available faster because these half-hour episodes ain't enough!

Faith, Arang and the Magistrate, and Haeundae Lovers are the other dramas I've watched, and none of them have me hooked right now. These are the kind of dramas that will take me a few more episodes to get into, which is fine. I will go along with them, because, um Lee Min-ho, Kim Kang-woo, and Lee-jun-ki (whose appeal I never got until now)? Yeah, three solid reasons to keep watching. Their leading ladies are great as well (I think I'm developing a girl crush on Jo Yeo-jung). But I am really anticipating the relationship between Arang and Eun-oh. I'm going to love the epicness of it and hope it delivers.

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Yep! Been killed by Gaksital for the gazilionth time too over here! *raises hand* oh, and I'm also notoriously known as the girl who swears and screams at her iPhone screen now because of Gaksital.
Btw, I don't know how the show will play out with the remaining 6 episodes. Who's going to take down Kinpei? It's gonna be hard to get into the chairman at this rate.
~why isn't it Wednesday already?

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Hi Maya,

"~why isn’t it Wednesday already?" I will tell you why: because some of us have barely started the weekend, and we would like to reallyyyyyy enjoy it. Wednesday will come soon enough, just be patient :-)

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Lol. I'm willing to "sacrifice" my weekend just so I can find out how the story will unfold next week, Iv. :D

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I was hoping that the Eyeliner Comrade dude would come back and save Gaksital. I don't think anyone is gonna beat this guy with a sword, and EC dude had a gun.

Picture a scene like in Raiders of the Lost Ark. You know, Indy in the market place with scary sword twirling guy. Just pull out the gun and shoot him! :)

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That EC guy is so cool. *sigh*. Aaaanyway, I agree that no one can take him down in sword fight, so yes EC guy should shoot him, with silver bullet, you know just in case.

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Loving Faith so far. Not sure about Arang and the Magistrate.

Off topic, I know several of you have talked about going to teach English in Korea. My friend's daughter and friend went there this week, recruited for such jobs, and ended up being a an icky situation and had to dash. Apparently other teachers have had to to do the same. Now they are free floating there. Any place for info on reliable English teaching jobs in Korea (or unreliable ones so they can avoid them?)

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Ni hao!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week!!

As for me my time in China has come to an end which only means one thing: I AM GOING TO SEOUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so so rediculous excited even though I am completely exausted.... Karaoke until 3am is not a great idea...
Well let me rephrase that... it is an EXCELLENT idea... however maybe not the best if you actually have things to do the nest day... ^sigh^
But I'm gonna miss all my lovely new friends here :(

Anyway back to my packing which I have naturally left to 10pm in preparation to my 7am departure to airport...

Anyway I am gonna have a great week!!!!!!!! <3<3<3

Lots of love to everyone <3<3<3

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Leaf!!!

I'm happy (and envious) that you had a great time in China. My your next travels be safe!

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Hello everyone. I'm really enjoying faith. I think I'm already addicted. I just love ruthless genius swordsmen with good manners.

Then there's five fingers I'm looking forward to mainly because JCW looks so amazing in the stills/trailers.

This season is going to be sooo busy.

Does anyone remember the name of the drama or movie where the hero could not feel any pain and the heroine was ultra sensitive to it? I was kind of interested in watching it but it fell out of my radar and I'm not sure if it ever aired or not.

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The movie was literally called "Pain" it was made in 2011. Paste the name into the search on the site you normally download and you will find it. :)

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thanks. I'll be checking it out.

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Hello everybody! Happy Friday. This is my first entry in an OT, well, technically, it's the second, cause my first one got sucked into the digital Nirvana somehow ... No great loss, all I was moaning about was the simultaneous start of shows accross multiple stations ...

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kakashi~

Welcome ! Re "the simultaneous start of shows accross multiple stations …"

A well know malady around here.

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is it just me or has that problem become ... accentuated?? more good (or let's say enjoyable) dramas at the same time?
I've been a KDrama addict for over two years now, but there used to be many dry spots, in which I would marathon 'old' stuff. Now, I can't even keep up with all the current dramas! Faith, Arang, some skipping though Haeundae Lovers, just dropped Golden Time (absolutely no development there), and I don't find the time to start on Gaksital!! That's on the top of my list, but there's also 'White Christmas', 'Ghost', 'Tree with Deep Roots', 'Hero', 'Time between Dog and Wolf' and 'Dong Yi'.

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It flucuates for me anyways.

Right now I'm waiting for so many " on the air" shows .

I like watching finished shows buts it's hard not to get caught up in a current show if it's good.

Plus, I'm always picking up more from recommendations or perhaps a random stumble across something.

The wife and I have been watching K Dramas for about a year. We've branched out to include Chines drams and J-Dramas as well. Well, J-Dramas for me anyways .

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