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Open Thread #548

Happy Friday everyone!

Here is your Open Thread, which is here for you to chat about anything you want, whether it be drama-related or not. Nothing’s off-topic here! Spoilers may be rife, so proceed accordingly.

 
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Hello, bye, busy

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See you later then!

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this was kind of a long day, but fun!!!! Refugee program in the morning and workshop in the evening.

I have just really made myself busy lately don´t know how to do all.

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Lol!! No work updates?

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Hi everyone, it's my first post in an open thread. I guess the recent posts on k-drama inspored shopping has me wondering... If there was a site/blog that pointed to/sold outfits/items inspired by certain drama aesthetics, would you be interested? I know I definitely am, because I spent the _longest_ time searching for clothes like AoY's Song Ji Won. Hmmmm....

In other happenings of the week, I have officially ditched watching the great seducer. WDH yes, but couldn't put up with the thing any longer 😕

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Welcome to OT!

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I would be totally into that! Not sure if I would actually buy anything, but man, would I scroll forever. 😂

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I think it'd be a hit with people who could afford it since it'd make everyone's lives easier!

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The best thing about A Poem A Day is that it is gathering beanies around a love (or new-found love) of poetry. The fanwall is brimming with beautiful verses. (Some of us are even writing poetry of dubious quality.) Hey, we should live up to being the "Forgotten Poets Society".

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I do not really read poetry, but with earth day coming up and inching closer to summer this one has been on my mind. I'm going to have to check out the wall.

https://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/133.html

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That's wonderful poem!

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I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Wow. Just wow. Am adding Mary Oliver to my Good Reads list, thank you!

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I've only read a few of hers. This is the first and last year I had a lot of snow and would walk in the early evening and then went home and read this one of those nights. Otherwise have not really explored her works.

http://www.poetrycat.com/mary-oliver/snowy-night

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I definitely love how we've all been inspired to share/write! I think we are living up our to our name quite well. :)

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I don't know whether its the translation or the poems itself are kind superficial and having air of something unrealistic.

I used to writer poetry but now i hate them.

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Does anyone know which movie/drama this is?
https://youtu.be/akLC8I-X93A

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This is not a movie, just a MV for this song, Gwanghwamun Love Song. The original was released in 1988 and Lee Moon-sae was the original singer (the one who sang here). However this MV was used when singer Lee Soo-young sang another version of this song in 2005. Here is the link https://youtu.be/Na9JSphuaj4

I'm not sure if there was a movie based on this song's story, but if I'm not mistaken there was a musical about it.

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The actor/ actresses in this MV were Kim Kang-woo, Han Ji-hye & Jo Yoon-hee.

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Thank you :-)

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Thank you for sharing. Sadly my sleuthing skills are subpar...

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Oh my god is that young Kim Kang Woo? Now I need to know what movie/drama it is ! (I don't know what Oh Jak Doo had done to me 😆)

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LOL you might gonna hate him here though.😆 I don't really understand the whole story but it seems like he played with both women haha.

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwanghwamun_Love_Song

OK so this is the synopsis of musical, which was based on the song - which is heartbreaking story. I am usually find it hard to understand the MV especially the classical ones without more elaborations. 😅

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Thank you for the link 😄 The plot summary from wiki seems interesting to be a fantasy drama or movie

I watched the YT clip but I only think about sweet Oh Jak Doo 😁 Kim Kang Woo still looks the same as ever !

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@keiru Kim Kang Woo is obviously some sort of impish immortal being.

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What what what? Kim Kang Woo where where where???

Just the mentioning of his name makes me tremble.. what has OUR husband done to me???

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Happy Friday, beanies!

Is most of the DB staff on vacation? I have followed this blog for 4 years and I have never seen it with so little activity.

Hope the reason for lack of posts is much needed break🗼✈ and not other worrisome situation like health issues 😬

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Mary said in response to a comment in Open Thread a couple weeks back that a lot of things are happening behind the scenes with the site. They're trying to manage it, but not overextend themselves. There could be more going on, but we don't know. I just hope they are all okay and they are getting some time for themselves :)

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@shek
Thank you for the feedback & link.

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I was thinking of the same thing. I’m enjoying reading the beanies’ contributions and comments but I really hope DB will expand their writing staff soon. They’re only recapping 3 dramas.

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I’m only saying this because DB
Is part of my daily life. This site not only made drama watching even more enjoyable because it explained stuff I did not understand, it also helped me to make a decision whether I will invest 16 hours in a drama.

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Totally agree with you, Tizzy.

I have too based my decisions on which drama to watch based on the DB's staff comments.

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I am not much of a writer, but I wanted to say thank you to the whole Dramabeans crew and the many lovely Beanies who make this such a great site.
Several years ago, I had an operation. For me, it was a one of those life-changing events. Before the operation, I had chronic pain which gradually got worse and worse. For about 4 months, I couldn’t sleep more than two hours at a time. Luckily, I had discovered the wonderful world of Kdramas several years before. Watching dramas was a distraction from the pain; they really helped me get through an exhausting and difficult period. I was especially happy to find DB as well and have been lurking here happily ever since.
I love this place where I can read and (sometimes) share my ideas about these dramas. I will never forget how dramas were a refuge in the wee hours of the night when I couldn’t sleep (the operation was a success! I am nearly pain-free now). Over the years, I have become inordinately fond of certain characters (Ji-an & Dong-hoon are my favorites right now). It is truly a gift to be able to learn new ways of looking at the world and to have such a treasure trove of stories to explore. It is wonderful to be able to do so with such a warm, fun, articulate community.
Thank you all!
Fighting!

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Glad that you feel better now.. 😊

Fighting !

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Thank you!

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Glad to know your operation had a positive outcome! Also glad to know that you've joined us here. DB is indeed a special place with neat people!

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Thank you!
DB is a very special place indeed. <3<3<3

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I've had a similar experience (had to spend months at home recuperating from an accident) and in fact going through the same thing now (helping my father through chemo). Dramas are such wonderful distractions indeed! I've been meaning to write about why I watch dramas. I know one line that's going to be in it. "Even if I couldn't escape the prison of the real, it was korean dramas that offered me a refuge." Maybe someday :)

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I look forward to reading that!
I very nearly sent in a suggestion for theme of the month:
Why drama watching is NOT a guilty pleasure.
I earnestly hope that you have support as you give support to your father.
Fighting!

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Thank you! (and eh, not much support for me, but what are dramas for?) Also, it's really great to hear that you're almost pain-free now :)

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I will send you positive thoughts....
<3

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I sometimes joke that I need a terminal illness trope in my own life to watch all the dramas I have piled up over the 2 short years that I've been watching kdramas. But then I realize that there are real people like you fighting their own illnesses where kdramas are a real respite. I only hope that if I become gravely ill, it won't be so ill that I can't enjoy watching them. And this community is a God-send to many. We all appreciate the overlords and minions!

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That is one trope I don't like. Cross-dressing and forced cohabitation are so much more fun!
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Thank you, Ally.

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I can completely relate to this!
Dramas are made way more enjoyable thanks to this site, and for people like me who, for whatever reason, can't really do anything other than being home, it's quite the source of entertainment ^^
Glad to hear your surgery was a success, hope everything continues getting better for you!

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Thank you, natzillagorilla!
...and thank you for your good wishes!

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I live in a cold country and there is nothing greater than arriving home, tugging yourself in bed or sofa with a hot bottle and watch your kdramas while warming yourself up literally and emotionally!!!! 😊😍😊
Many times it is good to say, I couldn't go outside with this weather, and simply stay at home the whole day... watching watching, laughing, crying, laughing again and eating as healthy as possible!!! 😊😊😊😊😊
K dramas, not a guilty pleasure at all, they are part of a survival mechanism!!!!
Beanies, fighting!!!!!! 🙋

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Fighting!!!

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Hi Everyone! ....... I hope you are all doing well today! Hoping that the Beanies who find themselves in one of the areas with cold and snow, get some warm sunny weather soon! I do hear it's been rough, so hang in there and stay warm!

This week:

Should We Kiss First - Well, at least the ex-husband seems to have backed off a bit from being such a meddler.

The Great Seducer - I keep checking in on this, watching only bits and pieces, just to see what they're doing.

Mystery Queen 2 - I can't believe it got somewhat interesting ..... with just 2 episodes to go!!

Switch - Watched episode 2. Not too bad.

The Wrong Mans - Season 2! Now our hapless guys are in the witness protection program. Apparently the British secret service sent them off to a dusty, U.S. border town. Their whereabouts are supposed to be a secret, of course. Back in England, everyone thinks they died. The thing is, one of them has secretly been calling home using fake voices and the other one, after developing a drinking habit, is bitter and wants to go back to his girlfriend. They secure fake British passports from a smuggler, who they meet in a cave, to go back home. What could go wrong?

That's all for now. ...... Take care everyone and have a great Friday!

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Hi korfan, looks like we're watching different kdramas this week - carry on!

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Yes, it appears we're watching different ones this time around. I've been trying to fit in either Poetry, Ajusshi, or Noona .... but I just can't seem to find the time!

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I thought Infinite Challenge had ended. Is it still going? (Or is Historical Hip Hop a past show?)

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Historical hip hop special were some Infinite challenge eps that aired at end of 2016

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A Kudo Ran post with no emojis?? 😲 What's happening am I in an alternate universe

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I think your face probably mirrored mine when I saw him there, I had to blink a million times to make sure it was actually KJW heh.
I don't get where Nell (or KJW) are going to appear next...is the show called wanna one go or produce 101?

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Ah~gotcha!
I hope you post something on the fanwall so I know when to watch ^^

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Ok I'll try to remember it and post about it :) , either fanwall or what we're watching

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Hi, I’m here early today!

Little House in the Woods – a reality show with So Ji Sub (I’m in) and Park Shin Hye living “off the grid” in tiny houses without running water or electricity. It’s an interesting concept since just about everyone who is under 35 (45?) has left the rural areas that their parents and grandparents knew for the busy 24/7 Seoul lifestyle. Interesting that this is being explored as a getaway from ze rat race. So Ji Sub makes it a million billion trillion times more watchable.

A Poem A Day – I finally caught up. Just love Bo young. She reminds me of a lot of Gong Shim (Beautiful Gong Shim) with their similar indomitable spirits!

My Mister – I feel like I’m eavesdropping on their lives in the same way that Ji An listens in on Dong-Hoon’s.

Evergreen – My assessment of the show remains the same - no momentum.

Heart Signal – episode 5 flew by! I think it’s because it was all about casual conversations and interactions rather than more formal dinners and events. I actually don’t have any favorites yet, but I agree that Hyun Woo and Hyeon Joo are the dopamine couple for sure.

I’m reading The New Koreans by Michael Breen. For me, the benefit is having the bits and pieces of Korean history that I’ve seen from sageuk kdramas (much of it fictionalized, too), movies, and shows like 1N2D (when they visit national treasure sites) mapped out chronologically and politically. I found out that dong means neighborhood (at the end of many town names), and that koepi lipil is Konglish for coffee refill because there is no “f” sound in Korean. The Three Kingdoms are explained, too, among lots of other stuff.

Will it snow? Break a heat record for this day? Blow my fence over? Cause we’ve had all that whack weather in just this week alone. Anyhoot, happy weekend everyone!

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I believe you regarding the wacky weather. It's so unpredictable nowadays. Sometimes we seem to get all four seasons in a single day! ⛅ ☔ 🍃 🌞

Have a good weekend also!

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I want to watch Little House in the Woods. Found the raws, but hoping that I can find it subbed. Seems like such a easy relaxing watch.

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It's on ks(how)online!

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Thanks for the book tip! My local library has a copy of it, so I just put it on hold. I can't wait to read it! That's part of what I love about watching Kdramas, all the rabbit holes of culture and history that I get to fall down.

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I found that it helped connect some dynasty history dots (from kdramas) that otherwise I was not that interested in researching myself. Plus, walking through the political history is eye-opening. Korea's history is mostly as as a unified peninsula, so I can understand the turmoil and deep sentiments that being divided has caused. Hope you enjoy it!

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I put up a So Ji Sub fan art drawing on my wall, or you can check out my fan art at http://www.cimiart.wordpress.com ~ \/ fighting!

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Hi @owl22. I recently saw So Ji-sub on the big screen in BE WITH YOU (2018) which also stars PRETTY NOONA's Son Ye-jin.
My first exposure to both actors. A thoroughly enjoyable film.
It is a remake of a 2004 Japanese film of the same name.
A romance/fantasy set in a rural area.
The child actor Kim Ji-hwan plays their six year old son and was terrific. Keep an eye out, maybe it might show up on Netflix.

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THEN YOu might like Sorry I Love You, a kdrama I’ve watched and rewatched a half dozen times.

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Thanks for the recommendation.
I looked up on Wiki: I'M SORRY, I LOVE YOU (2004). So Ji-sub at the age of 40 has tons of charisma. It sounds like a great series and apparently was a huge hit across Asia.16 episodes-check. Average ratings for the series 20 percent-check. Available on DramaFever-check. As a main lead it also has Jung Kyung-ho (JKH)-(around age 21)-check.
I became a JKH fan for life after watching HEARTLESS CITY (2013). I know his work since then although I did not watch MISSING NINE (2017). I loved his work in PRISON PLAYBOOK (2017/2018). I don't know his work pre HC.
I am going to have to think about this. Do I really want to watch a drama when JKH was that young? It would be by far the earliest series I have watched. The 2 earliest series for me so far are: JOSEON X-FILES (2010) and WHITE CHRISTMAS (2011).

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Jung Kyung-ho was fantastic in "Time Between Dog and Wolf" (2007) and I was watching for Lee Jun-ki. Has been a fan for life after that.

Hiis father PD Jung Eul-young must be really proud of him. Back then he was against his choice to pursue acting because he knows first hand how cruel it can be.

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Hi @kiara Thanks for the recommendation for TIME BETWEEN DOG AND WOLF (2007). This series also also looks good. This summer may wind up being "The Summer of Jung Kyung-ho Reruns".
I stumbled upon this and you might find it interesting. From 2010 (stuff hangs around on the internet) the writer has researched and put together a little two part bio or briefing covering YKH up to then:
https://sooinlove.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/intimate-series-part1/

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You'll be surprised at Kyung-ho in Sorry I Love You. It's a very twisty story with many kdrama tropes that might be portrayed differently in 2018. Still, I'd admit to almost being a cult follower (there are many out there) of Sorry I Love You because the drama has its own flavor and style. And I love it!

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Thanks again @owl22. I have SORRY now on my watch list at DramaFever. I am looking forward to YKH in LIFE ON MARS in June on OCN.

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Aw, man, guess what - it's Sunday night and I'm re-watching I'm Sorry I Love You on DF cus there's nothing good on. I'll likely marathon all night. Again. You'll be hooked in the first two minutes.

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Happy Friday, Beanies!!!

I'd also like the express my thanks to @javabeans, @girlfriday and the rest of the crew for making this such a fun forum to chat about our favorite addiction/hobby! Special shout out to @Lollypip for being Recapping Queen for the last...what?....2 months or more?

Hey, random questions:

[1] My little avatar still doesn't show up next to my registered name. Is there a way to correct this?

[2] Is there an informal thread/recap for Pretty Noona Who Buys my Food?

[3] Is it possible to look up a Beanie using the Search bar?

[4] What is the character/word limit to our "fan wall" posts? I think for a regular comment it's about 2800 characters (with spaces).

Personally, I'm just addicted to My Ajusshi and attempting (unsuccessfully) to keep my mind from thinking impure thoughts about Lee Sun Kyun. That voice. That swag. That glance. His (real life) wife is seriously the lucky woman! :)

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1) I fixed it by re-uploading the image. Hope that helps!
2) I've heard that an OT thread is in the works. Confirm with @saya, who's earned the eternal gratitude of all Poemies for the weecap and OT thread this week. Thanks saya! <3

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@wishfultoki

[1] Ah ha! Thanks!!!
[2] Excellent, thanks for letting me know! @saya is awesome!

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I tagged you on a comment on the weecap but I think it's awaiting moderation! Hope you don't mind.

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Me? *dances in excitement*
I’ll keep an eye out for it
Is it a poem though? 😏

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It certainly is--a really bad one by your's truly.

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Re: [2] You can find us chatting away about this beautiful drama by clicking here.

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Hi @pineapplegongzhu

For [2] The informal thread without recap for Pretty Noona is:
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/01/jung-hae-in-up-to-romance-sohn-ye-jin-in-pretty-noona-who-buys-me-food/comment-page-1/

[3] Nope, but if you see that person's comment, click on their Avatar.

[4] 200 char for the first post but I'm not sure how many characters when you use the Reply option. It certainly can take a lot of text.

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Happy Friday chingu!
4) the character count is technically 200, but I haven’t yet reached a limit when I use the copy/paste from notes hack

I’m glad you found LSK, he’s a great oppa to have in your treasure chest 😘

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I love your avatar!

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Count me in with the addiction to "My Ajusshi" and fascination on Lee Sun Kyun (minus the impure thoughts 😝). His voice is what I regard as the Korean equivalent to John Malkovich. And all along, there is only one ultimate ajusshi in k-drama for me that is Ji Jin Her. Now, he is gonna have to share his spot with LSK.

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The formal Squeecap for "Pretty Noona" is on it's way. Thank you @saya and company!

Thank you @hades and @ally-le for starting the current Noona thread. I hope it can be transferred over to the new one.

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Totally with you on Lee Sun Kyun, on everything. He seriously gets better with every role. And I just dig his portrayal of the annoyed and butthurt Dong Hoon in episodes 9 and 10.

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Beanies, this is a question I had since a long time.
I've seen Korean princesses' names are written differently than if they are normal girls,when romanized. They're always written as they're mono syllabic while they're apparently not while a normal girl with the same name will get it written the normal way.
I've seen this at Wikipedia,and on the recaps of DB recappers who're Korean/ know Korean history etc.
E.g. 1.Princess Yeonhwa, not Yeon-hwa (MLSHR)
2.Princess Deokhye,not Deok-hye
3. Princess Cheonmyung,not Cheon-myung (QSD)

The biggest example is from Splish splash love I guess, where girlfriday wrote, "'It looks like everyone in this universe will be played by doppelgangers of people in Dan-bi's life from the future,because her best friend So-heon is Queen Soheon."
The difference is laid clearly by GF!

Anybody knows why???

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It probably has something to do with royal names, but I don't really know sorry. I remember that Lee Gun in Fated To Love You explained that he was the proud descendant of the Lee royal clan and therefore had only one name.

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OH...thank you! Even that bit of info is helpful😀

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I think it could have something to do with the changing of the romanization from the McCune Reischauer system to the Year 2000 system. When the new romanization system was introduced there was made an exception of names (and places?) that were already internationally known. Mostly historical names. With the McCune Reischauer system it wasn't necessary to mark the different syllables of a name with a - since what belongs to what is quite clear through the writting and use of apostrophes. The reason why the McCune Reischauer system was changed was the age of computer. The system used a lot of special characters and it was really annoying to use it on computers. I guess that strange writing of historical names happened as kind of a solution to using the older form of names but still make them easy writable?

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Good to see you around @liina <3.

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I had problems with the eyes for nearly a year and could neither read books nor watch TV and movies. On monday I finally got operated and hooray everything is fine now! :) - Seems like I haven't missed a lot though: It's one big sageuk drought! :(

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Glad it turns out well :).
Yes we are on a sageuk drought.
Waiting for "Aseudal" next year.

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*whispers* Grand Prince isn’t too bad, though I can’t give a final verdict yet. I don’t think it wants to be “historical” in any case.

The sageuk drought is killing me.😭 But I still have to watch Six Flying Dragons so maybe that’s good?

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@wishfultoki
Yes, SFD is long but you'll enjoy it.

I tried to watch "Grand Prince" but it just didn't stick with me. I will give it another shot :).

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Do you have any idea what Aseudal is about? I couldn't find any information about the drama except that it's from the seondeok, tree, dragons team, that it is a sageuk and that it is courting Song Joong-ki. The international title varies from "Aseudal" to "Asadal". Asadal is a word I can associate something with, since it would be the at least mythological capital of Gojoseon. But in hangeul I found only "Aseudal" as name for the drama. "Aseudal" doesn't tell me anyting at all. But I guess, they gave up on their plans for doing a "Waters from a deep fountain" - King Sejo Drama.

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It's basically named after "Asadal" the mythical capital of Gojoseon.
I think they are courting Song Joong-ki to play King Dan'gun.
Samguk Yusa doesn't say much about it and it's not as historically reliable as Samguk Sagi so I'm guessing that the whole drama is going to be all fictional. At least we won't be complaining about them messing with history like Queen Seon Deok.

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Hey guys! It's Friday! Pretty Noona Eps. 5 & 6 subs are out! The wait has been almost unbearable. Actually, it continues to be unbearable for me because I have to wait a few more hours until I can watch. The only problem is, I don't know if I should watch the two episodes back to back or watch one today and the other tomorrow. I mean, I really want to watch them, but if I watch both today, then it's that one extra day I will have to wait to get my fix. But this drama is crack anyways, so most likely I'll have My Ajusshi Ep. 10 wait for tomorrow.

If you're interested in discussing Pretty Noona, we hijacked a main page post. You can find us chatting away about this beautiful drama by clicking here. Please post in the appropriate episode discussion sub threads.

Please note a simple house rule. Each week I will add new episode threads for the RAW (unsubbed) episodes. I do not watch the RAW episodes and I really don't want to be spoiled. If you're making a RAW post, please type "RAW" at the very start/beginning of your post. That way, when I get a notification, I will know not to continue reading that post just yet. Other people who don't want to read spoilers will also know to steer clear for now. This is a slight downside of the structure of the discussions over there, but I think it helps maintain structure especially for people who join late. I kindly ask for your cooperation in this matter. Thanks. 😊

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psst, we've officially picked up OTs for it, so expect a 1-6 sometime this weekend!

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Ooh @saya thanks for the heads up and thanks to the DB team for giving us another thread to spazz on!! 😄 😆

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Ditto. :)

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Sitting over here angry and pissed because I can't watch Pretty Noona.

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I'm in the same boat. I think I'll start watching You Who Forgot Poetry... *sigh*

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🙋🏼

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OT Week 63! This was a fun week! Thanks to all the POEMIES who entertained me all week here! But back to the business of being sociable with people this weekend: we have a pho dinner planned, Free the Kimchi, and just being with family. The Goblin finish line for my Free the Kimchi group is in sight! We started this March 2017 and are still going strong! We’ve added two ladies to the group since we started and it’s been madness. We’ve taken trips to Canada, gone to musicals, going to concerts together, found excuses to go to dinner and hang out, and I have Goblin (and Gong Yoo) to thank for this.

Life has caught up with me, and it looks like that I will have to drop LIVE and SWITCH officially. It was fun while it lasted though! These two shows are gems, really, they are, but there are other jewels to admire right now, and I just don’t have enough hours in the day. I’ll definitely pick them back up when there is less on my plate.

With that said, A POEM A DAY and PRETTY NOONA are my life right now and I’m enjoying both of them for different reasons. POEM is great for the interaction here on Dramabeans, and the ship-non-wars are really entertaining. AND there’s an Open Thread thanks to @saya! Thank you! As for PRETTY NOONA, can Joon-hee be any more of a noona-slayer? Nope. Even my husband agrees that he’s pretty adorable, probably even more than Jin-ah at this point. But he does have this righteous anger boiling below the surface which is incredibly sexy too. Best of both worlds, that one. And the discussion thread @hades set up is pretty great too. Subs out today! Will be definitely watching this tonight!

The saga between My Daughter and the Math Genius continues: Chapter 2.

*While dropping her off at school at the crack of dawn to go on 9- hour bus a field trip*

Me: So, who are you going to sit by?

Daughter: The math genius is my bus partner and field trip buddy all day. *name withheld to protect the innocent*

Me: *Eyes wide* Really? How did that happen?

Daughter: I think it’s because we’re desk mates and both allergic to nuts, so that if we have problems, we know how to save each other by giving Epi[nepherine].

Me: *Eyes wide* Really, I didn’t know he was allergic to nuts too!!! *Under my breath* Well, that’s morbidly adorable.

Daughter: *shoving me* Stop mom! We’re at the bus!

Me: *Crazy mom laughing*

Moral of the story: At least if they do end up together, their kids will have a grandmother who’s an expert in allergies.

2nd Moral: The kdrama world would be eating this up, without the nuts, of course.

3rd Moral: Have a great week guys! And POEMIES, I’ll be seeing you on the Isle of Neutrality! (I refuse to be on a ship at this point. My heart won’t be able to take it.)

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Thank you for the lively update. I love hearing about your daughter and the math genius! The shared allergy might just be fate!!

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True first loves always start on the bus.

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OMG! You're right!!

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That makes me think of Eleanor & Park.

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Gaah! Such cuteness! <3

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*whisper* Pretty Noona thread coming this weekend!

PS, it's a ship tea-party going on with Poetry, hee.

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Thank you! Much appreciated!
Can we only talk about the subbed episodes please. Like 1-6 or even 1-4?

I love love love you and I'm not even drunk haha.

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@kiara and @ally-le yep, we've decided to follow the Netflix schedule, so it'll be 1-6 this week, then 7-8 next week, etc. Seems like the best way to proceed!

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Too happy! I’m speechless!

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I just watched "The Royal Tailor" on Amazon Prime and I really liked it. (I shouldn't "like" it. It's so sad. But I did.) Well acted, gorgeous costumes. And I am so glad I med Chil-bongie before I saw this king. : )

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So if you're looking for something to watch--and you don't have time for a 30 week drama--and if you don't mind crying after smiling--and then sobbing--give it a try.

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This is a sad movie--my husband watched it and fell in love with PSH's crying; that girl can cry. And YYS, yassss! I need him in another drama, wondering if he'll come back for a second season of Romantic Dr. Kim.

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the hanbok were beyond SUPREMELY BEAUTIFUL... it was a literal feast for the eyes, and hey... that Go Soo and his gorgeous eyes were something to behold also...

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I'm looking for some Slice of life dramas !! Can someone recommend me some?? Or what are your favorite dramas from this genre?

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I consider these as slice of life, veering into rom-com further down the list:
Misaeng
Chief Kim
School 2013
Drinking Solo
Radiant Office
Flower Boy Next Door
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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Oh school 2013 is one of my favorites !!
Misaeng and Cheif Kim too!
I've been hesitant to start WFKBJ but since everybody is recommending it ,I'll give it a shot
*adding the others to plan-to-watch list*
Thank you !!

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If you’re enjoying You Who Forgot Poetry you will probably like Drinking Solo. Same writer. It’s a great drama but sadly ended in grief behind the scenes with the suicide of one of the PDs 😢 You Who Forgot Poetry is actually the writer’s way of coming to terms with and healing that grief.

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Really? OMG that's really sad !!!😞😢
I'll watch it as soon as possible because I'm really enjoying poetry

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I LOVE slice-of-life! I know you’re watching You Who Forgot Poetry and it looks like Because This Life is Our First is also already in your My Shows tab, so excluding those two...

-The Answer Me series is definitely the best of the best of the genre, with 1997 being my favorite by far, although I also loved 1988.
-Similarly, Smart Prison Living, produced by the same team, is also great.
-Age of Youth, both seasons, is delightful!
-Go Back Spouses probably also fits in the genre, and it’s a beautiful little watch.
-This is an older one, but I would also consider Dal-ja’s Spring slice-of-life-ish, with its wide cast of flawed but ultimately (mostly) lovable characters, but the story’s focus stays on the heroine the whole way through.
-Would This Week My Wife Will Have an Affair possibly be considered slice-of-life? Hmmm.
-Misaeng might be considered a very bleak slice-of-life?

I feel like a lot of shows run along the line between slice-of-life and rom-com or other genres, especially lately, so I sometimes have a hard time placing shows in the genre...

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I love this genre so much too !!
Misaeng is the only one I've watched from those you mentioned.
I watched the first two episodes of Answer me 1997 but I don't know why I didn't like to continue, does it get better??
As for the others I'll definitely add them to my endless plan-to-watch list.
Thanks for the recommendations :)

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If you didn’t care for Answer Me 1997 after the first few episodes then you probably won’t care for the rest. It’s one of those dramas that knows what it is right from the start and it’s pretty consistent in its tone and quality throughout its run.

I absolutely love it and have watched it multiple times but if it’s not for you then it’s not for you 😊

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I'll try watching it again and see, maybe I wasn't in the mood then and it might work for me this time .

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@mindy It took me 3 tries to get into 1997. The 3rd time did the trick and I was probably in the right mood for this drama.

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I second Age of Youth, both seasons, Smart Prison Living and Go Back Spouses (a la my avatar)!!

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Hogu’s Love is a personal favorite of mine!

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Seconding this! Though I must say it's a slice of quite an unordinary life, but then again, Hogu is no ordinary character 😊

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Hey Beanies, hope it’s been a good week ~
Finally caught up with The Grand Prince ~ the two brothers continue to be charismatic magnets, but for some reason the latest episode ended on a rather unattractive shot of Yoon Shi Yoon’s face. 🤨

My Husband Oh Jak Doo is giving me unrealistic husband goals, I’m glad I’m not seeing anyone because they would likely be unfavorably compared 😅🤓😘

I finished both Waikiki and Six Flying Dragons this week, and I’m going to miss both my humor boys and my tragic ones... 😣😢

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So Beanies, there’s an actual kdrama brewing in a close friend’s life. Here’s the plot so far:
Male lead: an ambitious 26 year old project manager at a big company in New York City (can be Seoul for drama purposes). He struggles with relationships, both familial and romantic, and one night, feeling lonely he goes out drinking alone and ends up at a concert in the city.
Enter female lead: a 28 year old pop singer who works on theme songs for tv shows in NY. She is independent and goes for what she wants, and approaches the male lead. They have a fun night, and she texts him the next day, only for him to never respond.
Frustrated, she vents to her girlfriends about the cool guy who ghosted her.
A few weeks later, she sees him walk past her on the street and does the whole wrist grab thing to get him to stop. He’s pleasantly surprised to see her again, and it turns out he had been too hungover the next day to connect the girl texting him with the girl he had met.
They go out for dinner the next week, only he finds he’s been ambushed by her overprotective friends, who refuse to let the female lead go on a date with the drunk who never responded. Luckily the male lead, who is a charmer, is able to convince them he’s an okay guy.

They like each other a great deal, but he’s never been in a relationship before so he insists on keeping casual even as she has him hang out with her friends and meet her sister. She’s warm and outgoing, and begins to melt the ice around his wounded heart.

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I’d love some ideas on how to make this more of a kdrama, I’m thinking it should be a musical a la Liar and His Lover. Because the female lead is related to famous musicians and the male lead is from a more informally musical family.

I’m also curious, from my write up can anyone guess how I’m connected to this real life story? @pineapplegongzhu

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Purely from your write-up: are you the close friend or her sister?

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Good guess, but no. 😜 I’ve actually never met her

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@hotcocoagirl

"I’m also curious, from my write up can anyone guess how I’m connected to this real life story?"

I'd guess if you really are talking about a close friend, then you're one of the gang who was over-protective. Either that or you're the female lead! 😜

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Nope, I am no pop singer ~ in a twist, I’m actually the jerk male lead’s sister!

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AWESOME!

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I was aimlessly scrolling by and came across your story, it caught my interest and me after knowing the twist be like,

https://i1.wp.com/www.hellokpop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/20161218-goblingif4.gif?resize=500%2C333

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@twinkle
Haha, I love the gif! Guess I’m good at making makjang twists in real life 😂

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Or wait, you could be one of the girlfriends

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That’s a good guess as well ~ the male lead is my real life prickly oppa with a heart of gold 😅😜

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Well that is a k-drama setup if I've ever heard one. :) Now all they need is noble idiocy, a childhood connection and a year apart where they grow and mature and then they will reunite in a dramatic fashion, get married and have babies :) Keep us posted on how it goes!

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I’m ready for the male lead to be a noble idiot ~ I’m just wondering how...

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He struggles connecting with people so it has given him a complex. He sees how vivacious and independent she is and he fears that he is not good enough for her. Therefore, finding an excuse to separate from her which he believes will be for her own good.

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... that is actually super likely to happen. Sigh... oppa has never believed he is good enough...

It might be related to their families as well, she’s from a very liberal family while he is from a conservative one

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@hotcocoagirl well hopefully his self-esteem will grow though I totes understand the feeling. The liberal/conservative divide can be a hard one to overcome.

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So, how makjang do you want this to go? I just need some rules so I don't go off the rails (hidden birth secrets, amnesia, acidic mothers, noble idiocy, corporate takeovers, prison, emotionally closed off and scarred due to past traumas). I can incorporate one or all. LOL!

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I’m good with makjang, but as I revealed above, the male lead is my biological oppa, so be gentle with his family in the story 😉

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