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Open Thread #631

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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Happy Friday, Beanies!
I finally signed up at Mydramalist to see how many dramas I watched since 2007. I was wondering for awhile but I couldn’t even estimate the number. So after diligently going through the lists, the verdict is.... around 150 k-dramas completed and around 50 k-dramas dropped. That’s considerably less than I thought. One would think I’d watched more dramas during those 12 years.

So what are your numbers, Beanies? How many dramas have you watched so far?

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I’ve completed 133 dramas (20 movies), and dropped 75 dramas. I also have 9 on-hold that I DO plan on getting back to.

And this is from 11 years of drama watching! So our numbers seem pretty similar.

But it includes jdramas, too (and like, 3 twdramas).

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🙌 A fellow veteran watcher! Do you also feel like you’ve become increasingly picky about dramas as time passes?

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Yes! I started getting pickier but for a long while still forced myself to complete shows I started, but a few years ago I realized, “Why am I wasting time watching something I’m not enjoying?” and now I’m basically a serial dropper, LOL.

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Lol I'm not a serial dropper yet, but I've come a long way from watching EVERYTHING to the bitter end. I never could drop a drama before, but now if I'm not enjoying it I drop it. Melting me softly finally freed me I think. If I can drop a Wookie drama loving him as much as I do, I can drop anything.

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@rueffie I’m currently obsessed with Nam Joon Hyuk but even he can’t convince me watching Bride of the Water God 😂

I think you made me a right choice with Melting Me Softly, don’t waste time on something you outright dislike or hate. Let’s keep happy memories of our oppas in good dramas 😌

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I’m a much harsher critic when it comes to my favorite actors—not of the dramas themselves but of their performances. Because I know they can do better and when they don’t it’s super disappointing.

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@cherryinbloom I think this is one of his dramas I'm going to pretend didn't happen. Or maybe I'll think of it as I do CFs. He looked good and he was advertising something or other but it didn't stick with me.

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It's actually pretty funny I used to think that I can watch, read and listen most things then time passed and I became increasingly picky with my choices. But with kdramas it is the opposite. I started by being picky (only rom-coms) but now I think I can watch almost any kdrama including weekend and I even want to try the daily ones. 😅

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So guys how does mydramalist work, and how for you figure out how many dramas you've watched

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Gosh that’s impressive. Mine is much more lackluster. I don’t have a count but I’m sure I haven’t hit a hundred for sure. That being said I had a late start to drama watching and only did so in 2016?
So in terms of drama watching I’m practically still a toddler? Haha.

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@michykdrama, it looks like we are in the same class (2016).

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Better late than never ✌️Well, I can say I watched all kinds of dramas since 2007. The plots were way more makjang back then and the video quality was so bad haha 😂 And oppas who used to be green actors back then are all ahjussis now 😭

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2016 here too!

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Seems like 2016 is a good year 😝

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Another 2016er here. My numbers are a bit scary considering I haven't been watching for long. But 2019 has been the year of the drop, so maybe it's evening out?

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I have completed a total of 36 kdramas. I started watching three years ago but stopped watching for almost a year. I have completed 28 this year alone.

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Also:
Dropped: 1
On Hold: 4
Live watching: 7
Dramas that have ended that I am watching: 3

Other countries : T-drama watched: 1
Also the one jdrama and cdrama I have ever watched I haven't completed and have actually put on hold and plan on completing them later.

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Congratulations @cherryinbloom. I think that is a very good ratio. Two dramas completed for everyone dropped.

My report through today. I came to kdrama land in early 2016. Excluding films I have completed 86 kdramas and have 8 dropped. (Until March of 2018 I operated under a self imposed rule of start-a-drama, finish-a-drama. I have freed myself of that foolish rule!)

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For the record CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD was my first dropped kdrama. The subtitles were unintelligible.

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I wanted to watch this drama so much, and I appreciated that someone tried to put effort in providing subititles but they didn't make any sense.

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2.5 years
K-drama: 66 completed, 34 dropped
Dorama: 14 completed, dropped 0
C-drama: 5 completed, 6 dropped

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I completed 165 dramas (but I feel I'm slightly cheating because that includes 22 drama specials, which are only one or two episodes). I dropped 104 dramas plus have 15 dramas On Hold, which pretty much means 'not yet officially dropped'.

It's a mixture of kdrama, jdramas and taiwanese dramas.

Looking at my list made me realise I've only ever finished one Chinese drama: the absolutely amazing Nirvana in Fire.

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I’ve finished 0 Chinese dramas, so your record is better than mine!

I haven’t tried Nirvana in Fire yet. I know it’s raved about, but I don’t tend to like historicals, and it’s so long. I’d have to be in the right mood to give it a shot.

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Fair enough - it is also the longest drama I've finished.

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NIF is certainly worth the watch, but yes, you need to be in the mood for it. It took me 3 tries but if you can get past 12 episodes, then it becomes amazing! I've since rewatched 2x now!

NIF 2 was boring though, couldn't finish that one even though suffered through half of the series while hoping it would get better.

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The second half of NIF2 is better, though be prepared to cry. I almost dropped it halfway through because I didn’t like the creepy priest who got away with everything.

NIF is the best drama ever in my books.

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Um, well, in a mix of kdrama, jdrama, Taiwanese, Thai, Chinese, I have completed 212. Holy smokes, I should get a hobby. I don't have accurate drop stats because I forget to enter those.

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I think this is a hobby? Or maybe an addiction

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Or maybe both? For me anyway

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Well, I won’t lie to myself... for me it’s definitely more than hobby. I like watching dramas and discussing them with you guys more than talking to real people 😅

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It's not a hobby its life 😂

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@cherryinbloom but we are actually real people!

(just kidding - I totally know what you mean)

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@cloggie are you sure we are real? I have my doubts about some.

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@egads I was wondering when you would realize that I’m actually a bot

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@mindy, @hotcocoagirl claims to have met you, but it could be a sham. I don't trust her. :)

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Oh yes, @egads, @hotcocoagirl also told me about meeting @mindy. Maybe it's a really elaborate scam?

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I can't answer the question - too busy watching kdrama, Taiwanese, and Chinese. Too busy to pick up jdrama and Thai.
I once tried to watch all 250 kdramas on Hulu when I realized Korea actually made tv shows.
Actually, I should say I'm mostly re-watching the "best" dramas. I only find two or three a year I deem worthwhile, though I seem to have different tastes from most other fangirls.

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*computer static*
*dial up*
*static tuning into glitching voice*
Are we human, or are we dancer? My heart is beating, my hands are warm warm warmmmmm
*stutters into static*

*tuning wound back up*
@mindy is real folks no lies here
click link for cool deal
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SQE1rTd_YcE

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I surprise myself. In some 15 years, I've completed 205 dramas, dropped 64 and have maybe 10 on my to watch list. The latter are mostly cdramas, for a change. I think that's actually a lot of hours spent on 'my hobby', considering that it's not just the shows I may spend time on, but on all the peripheral fun activities that go with the shows!!!

Hmmm... maybe I'd better reassign more time to other stuff ... 🤪

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It took you 15 years??? Are you counting the number of times you re-watch a drama? That counts too, ya' know.

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It took you 15 years???

By this I take it that it sounds I watched very few? I didn't count re-watches, but then I don't do full re-watches. Only bits and pieces with FFDing. Still if I spent 16 hours for first watch plus another 16 hours commenting, re-watching, looking for BTS or downloading OSTs etc... that's a lot of time per drama. So 200 shows could be equivalent to double or more of the time!!! Then I did spend time on the ones I dropped as well ... Of course, I'm not crazy over every show that I completed, therefore I do not spend double time on that many ... but I calculate it to be around 14+ dramas a year, which (to me) is quite a lot.

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Can I also count the hrs imagining alternative endings and backstories?

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LOL. I know I would. Watching 1 Kdrama does not mean I spent only 16 hours on it. 😜

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I have completed: 97
Dropped: 52
Plan to watch: 43
Currently watching: 4
And left on hold: 6

Since 2012/2013 you could say I have been very active. But of course, that may be because since I discovered korean dramas, I don't (or rarely) watch anything else from any other country.

Note: a few in my list are Chinese dramas, but considerably less than korean, obviously...

2 note: none of this numbers are movies. I have only watched one korean movie: "the beauty inside". But for some reason I didn't put it in this list.

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I watch k-dramas exclusively. I know others rave about Chinese or Japanese dramas but I somehow like the way Korean language sounds... I haven’t watched a single c-drama or j-dorama till this day.

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I have watched 1 of each jdrama, cdrama and tdrama. I too can't make myself watch either of those though I wanted to try. Both Chinese and Japanese don't sound as easy either on my ears or easy to learn for me I don't know why.

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For me, I have watched chinese, japanese, taiwanese and thai dramas but what remains consistent is korean. I have no issue with the languages but their ability to showcase emotions appeals to me the most. I recently saw a Taiwanese drama and was surprised that they also carry the same emotional capacity as the koreans. Japanese and chinese are diffierent in their own ways. Japanese with the perfect realism and some quirkiness while chinese still following the rich boy/intelligent boy, poor girl/quirky girl formula but with way better and likeable characters than the koreans in the same formula.

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Kdramas are the best when it comes to the emotional appeal. For me nothing else compares hence my losing interest in any other fiction. I am an emotional kind of person, I like getting emotionally invested in what the characters go through, with other stuff I don't tend to feel that much.

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One language sounding more pleasant to you might just be partly because you’re more used to hearing that language. I have gotten used to listening to Korean, but it was strange to me at first. I actually think Japanese is the most smooth sounding.

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It's one of the reasons (among some others) I took the one year break from kdramas. My sister asked me why I stopped watching kdramas at that time and I said the language sounded harsh to my ears (she says the same about Japanese to me) but now I just love it and am trying to learn it.

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I'm a weirdo who actually loves listening to Chinese, it fascinates me and so when I do watch the odd c-drama it's a nice break from Korean. I often miss listening to Mandarin. Don't ask me how that works.

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Nothing weird about that @sicarius, I love listening to Arabic. I don't understand a word but often listen to Arabic radio for no reason.

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It actually irks me when my father makes fun of Korean whenever I'm watching a drama. I say to him just because you are not used to a language doesn't make it something to laugh at.

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@leetennant I've had more than one friend/acquaintance find Mandarin harsh and hard to listen to, both in music and film/tv... I love it. It's like a puzzle I'll never figure out but take pleasure in anyway.

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Like @sicarius, I too have a thing for Chinese. It’s softer and more musical to my ears than Korean. I wish they wouldn’t insist on dubbing actors’ voices. The voice is part of a character and I lose that when I don’t hear their voice.

I mean, imagine Gong Yoo dubbed with a higher pitched voice?

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@wishfultoki yass Toki! A fellow Manadrin fan!!
As far as musical languages go, Spanish and Finnish take the cake for me, but I honestly do think I prefer Chinese over Korean.
I know half the Korean songs I have saved I only like cos they're in Korean, and I know over half of those songs I'd like more if they were in Chinese... pffft

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Accidentally in love was my first C-drama and I've liked most of the ones I've watched. If I had to choose, then k-dramas all the way but since k-drama slumps or Melty happen I'll sneak in a few along the way.

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Or "Melty" happened! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
I honestly think Melt me softly will create a profound scar in our kdrama watching, in the future every bad drama will be compared with Melty, and every so-so too! 😂😂😂

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@javinne It really will. I don't usually pay attention to the directing or who the writer is or any of the "technical" stuff, but I might just make a note of the writer and director so I can steer clear of them until they repent.

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Totally agree with you. I knew the writer was nothing to have expectations, but yeah, in cases like this you also have to pay attention to the whole team working to create such disasters, except for the actors.... poor creatures are just earning a living. 😒

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I like the way Korean sounds too. But I've also learned to really like the Chinese language as well - it took awhile to appreciate it though.

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227 k-dramas watched and 10 dropped.😱 14 on-hold. Been watching since 2013.

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Oh my that is impressive

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😅 Don't know if I should be proud or not.

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Lol that's the dilemma isn't it? I wish I had learnt enough korean to be fluent then I could be proud. At this point I own my number and my hobby/addiction, but I'm not proud...proud-ish maybe?

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Feels as I should be able to understand some korean atleast, sadly I don't😂

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Totally! I can't believe it completely. I suppose that has to include some FF button???🤔🤔🤔🤔

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Not really, just a lot of freetime and careful choosing of the dramas and a lot of stubbornness 🙈

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Holy cow! That’s 38 dramas on average each year!!! That’s... really impressive! Respect, chingu!

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Thanks😅

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addiction started in the fall of 2010:

Kdramas = 365
(currently watching 6, tho close to dropping Lies Within)
Kdramas dropped = 112
Kmovies = 268

Jdramas = 133
Jdramas dropped = 25
Jmovies = 187

Tdramas = 15 (mostly Roy Chiu)
Tmovies = 5 (3 Chen Bolin, 1 Roy Chiu, 1 Jay Chou)

Cdramas = 2 (Zhang Bin Bin & Dilraba Dilmurat)
Cmovies = 13

slowing down these days - is it me, or is it that the dramas are being pumped out and the stories are not that good? hmmm... seems i don't bother to start a lot anymore. saves me the bother of logging and dropping.

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Maybe trends are changing. And these yrends aren't really that addictive. Most people i know who watch dramas came and stayed for the addiction. Over time that has decreased and more dramas are shifting towards making a believable world. There are a few exceptions here and there but clearly they have stopped making stuff that was addictive.

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I couldn't resist and sign up at Mydramalist too ! The count is 117 Kdramas completed ! I have been watching since 2005, first drama is Kim Sam Soon.

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I'm a newbie, only have 2019 stats
Currently watching: 3
Completed: 14 dramas and 4 movies
On hold: 4
Dropped: at least 3 (Reply 1994, Rooftop Prince, Melty, and, to.be honest, probably will transfer Return of the Iljimae here too)
And my to-watch list is bananas, 5 dramas and 24 films

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Happy to know that I am not the only one who dropped Return of Iljimae!

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I'm on the fence about Return of the Iljimae. I started watching because I enjoyed Rebel so much and was expecting something similar. In Iljimae's case, cinematography, costumes, locations and sets are beautiful. The plot feels right to me, and young Jung Il Woo's acting wasn't great, but he could hold his own, and his character has an interesting development arc. I simply couldn't deal anymore with sideways-walking-man. That, and the narrator, just felt too dated for me and made my interest dwindle

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I’m probably one of few people who finished Return of Iljimae but I completely agree it was a long journey. The cinematography and locations were breathtaking but the plot dragged so much I simply couldn’t hold my attention all the time.

I still mourn Jung Il Woo’s beautiful face he had back in Iljimae. Many years and crushes later I still can imagine how utterly bewitching he looked then, I doubt anyone will ever look so beautiful in sageuk costume and hairstyle like him back then.

But something happened after that... his face changed and I’m not sure it was all natural. I don’t feel like I’m looking at the same person now. He looked very handsome in High Kick and Iljimae but after that his face just changed.

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@cherryinbloom Jung Il Woo does look beautiful in Iljimae And so young! It makes me embarassed to admit he looked great! 😊 😂 Agree that his face looks different now, but I think that's just the effect of time and a little extra weight... I still find him striking in this year's Haechi, though!

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If I remember it correctly, Jung Il woo broke a nose on one of his drama sets. So he must went under knife to set his nose straight.

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As always, when kids are out of school. I completed a lot of dramas. When kids are in school. I dropped more then watch and complete drama. For beanies mom who complete dramas with kids, work and real life. You are truly my hero.

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Wikipedia said 156. I've been watching since 2007 when we used to sneak into the recreation room at boarding school after lights out to watch Coffee prince and reruns of Dae Jang-geum.

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You inspired me to do the same: since around 2014, 117 kdramas, 10 cdramas, 11 jdramas, 49 dropped.

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We have very similar stats! I also started watching in 2014: 114 kdramas (plus 30 drama specials/web dramas), 10 cdramas, 2 jdramas, 56 dropped

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I don’t know since when I’ve been watching dramas, it’s been around 10 years I think. I first started watching Taiwanese dramas, then moved to Japanese (all within the same year) & then Korean. I’ve then mostly only watched korean dramas beside the odd one. it’s only this year that I started Chinese ones but I’m back again to only korean ones.

141 dramas completed:
- 4 taiwanese
- 9 japanese
- 16 chinese
- 112 korean.

I dropped 25 shows & have 11 on hold.

I thought I’ve watched way more korean ones & dropped less. I used to always finish dramas I started even if I hated it, I forced myself to watch it & I didn't even fastforward anything.
It’s only been this year that I really drop everything I don’t like & fastforward really easily.

As far as movies are concerned I've watched 169 mostly korean (144).
It’s way more than I thought.

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We're the same, I feel I need to complete a drama like it's homework☹. It bothers me now when Netflix prompts me with unfinished shows. I wish it had a Dropped button.

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its interesting to read everyone's status so far...here's mine since October 2018...completed 53 dramas, on hold 56 dramas and dropped 14, currently watching 6...in my list i would think about 95% would be kdramas, rest C dramas:-)

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I am also learning to appreciate cdramas... I highly recommend
Le coup de foudre,
Boss and me,
My amazing boyfriend (if you want to laugh...
But I have watched also some others that are actually quite decent: Go go squid and
Put your head on my shoulder and the world owes me a first love...
Many times I find I like the family relations between the Chinese characters in those Cdramas. Also, the leads are most of the time very honest and there are not so many misunderstandings.... I like that. It makes you feel the conflicts are more real, or even, similar to real life, whereas the unrealistic plots of many korean dramas leave me scratching my head with the conflicts and the developments of the different plotlines.

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On the other hand, I'd rec'd a totally different list from yours.

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This is embarrassing. I feel like I'm having to admit my age.

Competed: 206 dramas
Dropped: 32 dramas

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So are you saying your icon isn't a photo of you??

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You mean my photo of iconic actor Dame Judi Dench?? No, unfortunately, that is not me.

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Aah, duh...wow, I had totally forgotten about her!
My daughter immediately said, don't you know she was M in James Bond...
I'd forgotten.

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That's not nearly enough dropped dramas, LT

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Before this year I had about 4 dropped dramas or something ridiculous.

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I think I drop more than I watch, since I try just about everything. The dropped ones usually last about 5 minutes tops.

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My total drama count, both watched, dropped, half finished and including c and jdramas is about 120.
I have only officially dropped 8 of those, but I have about 15 half finished ones that I am supposed to finish at some point.
I have been watching dramas since January 2015, coming up five years in a couple of months.

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I’ve watched 102 dramas since 2011. I used to watch almost every night. Now I only watch 5 dramas a year. I read the reviews first. I became more picky since I’m investing at least 16 hours of my life, LOL.

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I've completed 281 dramas, not including special dramas, (8 Taiwanese, 15 Chinese, 41 Japanese, 217 Korean).

I've dropped 214 Dramas (12 Taiwanese, 28 Chinese, 30 Japanese, 144 Korean). That means that I'm willing to giving most dramas a shot but also that I'm merciless in dropping them as well 😁 At the beginning, I used to give dramas 7-9 episode chance before dropping them. But in the last few years that decreased to 2-3 ep. That doesn't stop me from dropping a drama later on if I lose interest or it drags.

That also tells me that I'm more likely to drop T and C-dramas and less likely to drop Kdramas which confirmed my suspicion. It's almost always the case, with very few exceptions, that I can finish a Cdrama only if I heavily use the FF button.

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I Started watching east asian dramas since 2011..got introduced through Boys Over Flowers (since it was quite popular back then), but got addicted to old Taiwanese dramas and some Japanese ones..then came back to Korean dramas in early 2014 and found myself not interested in anything else since then. I also watched one or two Thai dramas and one Indonesian movie.
Korean: numerous (forgot to keep count)
Taiwanese:10 or 12 (maybe more)
Japanese: 5 or 6 (including movies)
Chinese: started with 2 (dropped both)

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Hello Beanies!

It’s been a funny week. After a rather lackluster start, yesterday I found out the Boy’s school books for next year are free (yay!), a friend found super cheap school shoes on sale for him (double yay!) and i also found out I won a staycation for the family!! (Triple Quadruple YAY!!! 🎉)! It was for nominating the Husband for being such a good Dad (to the Boy) and Nurse (to me after my op)!! and all this good news came on the same day!!! Totally amazing! The last time I won something this awesome it was tickets to Kim Yoo Jung’s Fan-meet ages ago.

Unfortunately today I was hit by a terrible migraine so I was washed out for most of it. Hence I didn’t manage to get much done other than drag myself for a post op doctor review. But Good news is that my spine is stable and the next review is in 3 months. And I’ve been given the All Clear to restart work a bit at a time. 😊

So I’m counting my many blessings this week. And saying thanks also to whoever discovered the medicine for migraines. LIFESAVER. I can type this because my head isn’t splitting in half anymore.

Any lucky wins or great events that happened this week to share? Or any amazing stories of things you’ve won so far? Would love to hear your stories and relive the excitement!

Hope everyone had a good week too and has a great weekend ahead 😘

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Wow! that's one great week you had (migraine not counting), wishing many more like that to come (again migraine not counting).

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I actually didn’t think it was my migraine so I massaged my neck, drank more water, tried to rest.... then finally when everything didn’t work and the pain was getting worse I decided to take my migraine meds and now 2 hours later I actually feel like my head belongs to me again 😅

So I’m all good ❤️

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Congratulations @michykdrama. I'm so happy that you've got so many good things going for you. Good to know that your recovery has been good. So it looks like your free time for drama watching will slowly be whittled away!

I've nothing in the way of wins for this week, but I can say that I do have a great husband and good in-laws, so that's a win from decades ago!! I feel blessed.

Have another great week ahead!

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glad to hear your surgery went well! i read somewhere that milkshakes and/or slushies freeze out migranes... have you tried? doesn't sound fun if you live where it is now winter weather, tho... take care!

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Congratulations on the staycation! I won a necklace on a cruise once, and I still have it! Otherwise, my husband keeps playing the lottery much to my chagrin! Thinks he's going to win big one day! Oh, and every time I get published on DB, I think I've won the lottery!

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Happy Friday everyone! So, I decided to try watching Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life and now I'm just so absorbed and invested in Chung Ah & Joon Hwi's storyline. The latest episode (16) is just so awesome. I must have replayed their scene in the cafe and that handshake scene a million times! I don't know why he didn't want to keep the book but it's wonderful that he wanted to enjoy coffee with her! And this is coming from a guy who likes being alone! He's not really a jerk. Even from episode 1, when Chung Ah asked him to say a few words just to hear his voice again, he obliged. He also accepted her biscuit (I think that's what it was) and her doll. He also asked for her permission if he could throw away her fallen gummies. I'm just a bit disappointed he didn't ask her reason for wanting to end her life.

This is the first time I'm watching Kim Jae Young. He reminds me of Yoon Kyun Sang, Ryu Jun Yeol and some other actors I can't recall the names. I may just watch Secret Boutique just for him! I saw Seol In Ah in Special Labor Inspector Jo -- her character is so different there.

I know this post would be more appropriate for "What we’re watching" but I can't wait! I need to let out my feelings! Haha! Thank you for reading! Sa-tu 💕 (in Pegasus Market's Bbaya tribe's style)

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Someone is asking for more romance.(Its already enough to kill normal viewer. how much more you want it?)
Someone other is asking for money( doesn't fit logic)(a domain a year costs merely 8-10$)
Few else are craving magic ball (sigh coterie)
Several getting sentimental over something when in all retrospect it was a business deal.

More treachery, less honesty. More facemasks. Real life entertainment vs. virtual world entertainment.

Winters surely are as much annoying as hot summers.
And i around a region where both make you suffer.

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People take protests as -ve whereas i take them as a +ve.
1st - national protests happen rarely. Where ppl get over their prejudices and come together on street and fight for their rights.
2nd - Naturally these protests demand blood and occasionally its spilled.
3rd. Unclear objectives leads to protests turning into severe mode of oppression and things go back to like they were earlier. More inequality that leads to more protests in near future without credible solutions.

Defining goals and objectives is quite imorptant or whole mass movement just get derailed and adds to more harm.

Whether someone believes it or not - Hong Kong protest had conscious or unconscious effect on world population. So some applause for them.

Overall real life sports and politics in 2019 has provided lot of entertainment to spectators.

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Hi Beanies, hope you week was better than mine, I learned that my workplace will shut down by the end of the year, and deliverymen decided to avoid me at all costs, I ordered a bunch o art supplies as consolation prize, and there is small to none chance to get them for the weekand :/

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That's too bad @shach. Does that mean you'll be transferred or do you lose your job?!? Why are you not getting any deliveries?

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Losing job, it wasn't unexpected but still stings.
Crappy delivery serivces and plain bad luck, I ordered package for pick up at post office, to pass on the couriers and I can't get it too because their computer system crashed down this morning.

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Oh that's too bad! Just because we know something bad is probable doesn't make it more easy. I hope you manage to get your deliveries soon and that a better job is right round the corner for you! Fighting!

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Thank You <3

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I'm so sorry.

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Hugs.

I hope you get your delivery supplies! I had the most AWFUL delivery company experience 2 days ago where they didn’t pick up their phone to reschedule delivery and after finally getting them on FB messenger, they did it but the delivery guy REFUSED to deliver the stuff up to the office because he didn’t want to park his car. 🙄 I had to ask a friend to go down to the lobby and get it for me. Absolutely horrible.

This was before my excellent super good luck day though. So I hope you get some super good luck after your bad week as well! ❤️

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That's like my story too, it took me 4 days of phone hassle and complains to get my package, and for the next one I chosed postal service and I can't get it because postal computer system crashed down today.

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I'm sorry for your job. I hope you will find something better :) 💌

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Sorry to hear that. Hope you'll be able to find a new job soon.

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oh no ! So sorry about your job. I hope you'll find another one soon (unless you want to take a break!)

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My wifi is still not fixed. We brought a new router yesterday but then ended up with a broken cable. Sigh. I think it's going to take some more time to fix. So I got a new internet pack with a little more internet this time which is fine for my live watching needs but it means I can't do anything else like listening to music (which I like to listen to while doing my chores), YouTube or use any app cause there isn't enough.

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It's funny how I thought before that I could live with using 1.5gb per day cause I thought that was a lot. But now even 2gb isn't enough.

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My father and mother need the net too cause they don't have it. And OMG right now three other people are using my internet at the same time cause my sister exhausted hers and we have a guest and he plus my father are using it right now. Only one person can use it at a time otherwise it becomes too slow. I guess I should get off DB right now for the time being. 😅

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The internet has become so essential to honestly...our survival. It's hard to keep up with the world without it but it's equally isolating.

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True but I have always been an introvert so it's easy for me, I can't do a lot of stuff that I love otherwise so internet is essential for stuff like reading (though not much anymore), music and tv shows among other things but that doesn't mean I don't wish to be more outgoing.

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Fighting for internet! My mother is right there with you. My dad is so cheap and won't get more internet for their house, so can't run anything more than their phones and ipad. My son hates going there because he can't connect online with his computer.

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It's my brother who first pleaded then then commanded my mother to put a wifi connection. She eventually gave in then suddenly all of us started needing the wifi, heh. Infact he's now the reason it is taking so much time to fix the connection in the first place cause only he knows what to do, but he's taking his sweet time.

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Hi Everyone and Happy Weekend!
I've been absent-mindedly putting on my watch to wear for several days, forgetting to really look at it, and then to my horror, finding that it had died! LOL. And yet the next day, I'd put it on again!!! My pathetic brain.

So since it didn't seem worthwhile getting another battery for this particular watch, I ended up getting a very 'cheap' but reliable watch instead. I must say even inexpensive watches look pretty good. Best thing is that since it was husbands idea to not get the battery, he paid for the watch Heheheh!

Shows: Camellia has ended and what a thorough and extremely satisfying ending it was. Everything that could go right, went extremely right. I liked how miracles and blessings were finally recognised.

Catch the Ghost has it's good and bad points, but mostly I can close an eye or an eye and a half and squint at the show and it's still fun. I guess the romance grows apace while the shadow of the ghost remains elusive. I find that it has lost its power to taint the OTP relationship since ML has been gathering that FL has been up to 'stuff'. Maybe that's less conflict and good?

Pegasus Market will be a fave for a long time. I'm eager to know what costumes the crew will end up in and what song and dance number might erupt.

The Untamed ... there's still no end in sight to the re-watch and the joy in discovering more BTS or fan-made stuff, although I am circumspect about what I choose to delve into. The show still hasn't lost its lustre, warts and all, and remains one of the most satisfying watches in a long time.

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Really it was the most perfect finale!

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@edgarpordwed Yes, for those of us who like a proper resolution, it was really one that was so meticulous in hitting all the areas where we'd want to know how things worked out ... show bothered to show us every single one of those things. So good!

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That was exactly the feeling I had during the whole last episode, like show really cared about us and characters. The only downside I had was all the mopping - I teared up 3 minutes in and the eyes didn't stop leaking until the end. I tend to cry less at sad stuff and more at the heart-tugging, and my heart was pulled to bits.

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camellia was an unexpected gem, i didn't think i'd like the murder mystery but it was so much MORE!
*finger hearts*

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So much more indeed! The coming together of the community was awesome, and the coming around of the mums to their children, to their letting go, the growth of several and the doing of the right thing. So much good stuff in one show!

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Finger hearts and back hugs.

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Happy weekend Beanies! :D
SATTOO SATTOO to all Pegasus Beanies! :D

@michykdrama this has become an inside joke now, I did not read much this week, but you know the drill ;)

The worst feeling in the world is the paradoxical mix of feeling sleepy and hyper awake at the same time due to stress (and late night prepping) for a job interview, exam,…. In that case drinking coffee is the worst thing you can do, but I still have not learnt that lesson. ;)

Last Monday I had a job interview that went well, and by Wednesday the manager gave me the anticipated call that I passed his round and could go on to the next round that involves testing. Unfortunately the infamous ghosting recruitment department is in charge of informing and instructing candidates in the test round, so I am both a bit anxious and at the same time not surprised that I have not heard from them yet. Fortunately I also have to take some of the manager’s tests, so I can approach him if necessary.

I am very happy about the results, but it has been a mentally exhausting week. Last week I set myself some goals to start working on bit by bit, and Monday of all days took my goals so seriously. :P In the span of one day I had to get up early, prep myself, face the cold, bad weather, traffic and have lots of social interactions for one job interview. Normally I get rid of the stress pretty quickly and spend the evening relaxing, but I kept replaying the interview and the phone call in my head the whole evening.

The rest of the week I hovered near my phone and did not feel like reading or watching K-dramas as often as the previous weeks. I guess the job hunting process was too much at once when I had been staying warm and peaceful indoors for a while. For that reason I am glad that I can wrap up the Extraordinary You obsession this weekend, so that I can balance my time and emotional range better from now on! :p

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Haha! Big wink to you too @turtuallysarcastic 😝

I was not successful at all about staying off social media but I did win a staycation from a competition on FB so.... I really can’t complain? Haha.

Glad things are looking good on the job front and wish you all the best with the tests! (Sounds scary tho I must say!! Hwaiting!!!) Maybe when you are more settled you can get back to the writing too. ❤️

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You will know best what you did and did not do and should (not) have done, I am just reminding you because I understood from our original conversation that it would help you a lot :) Next week should be the last wink as November ends then.

Speaking of writing, I am looking for the piece to publish on my fan wall begin December, as you requested :)

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❤️❤️❤️ looking forward to reading it!

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SATTOO SATTOO to you too! I wish I could watch Pegasus tonight while it airs (in fact I think it just finished airing). I'll have to wait a another full day or so maybe for subs.

Great that you had a good interview, not so good about being ghosted. I know that stress of uncertainty and the prepping to be over-prepared rather than under.

Maybe take the job hunt slow and regular and not all at once!! 😅

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Actually, I have been taking my job hunt waaay too slow, as a result I had to go from level 0 lazy to level 100 over-prepared in less than a day!😅

I wish to start Pegasus episode 6 soon, I want to catch up in time! :D

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Continued good fortune and prayers on your job hunt! I’m proud of you for staying focused and optimistic!

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Aw thank you @ally-le ! The attitude is a daily challenge, so I welcome your encouraging words! :)

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Fingers crossed.

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Thank you @scifiwritir! :)

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sattoo!!

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❤️