Beanie level: Noble idiot

Lol, love how I went from IOTNBO to another drama and somehow the male lead just happens to have an apparently significant scar on his palm as well.

Anyways, I’m 15 mins into the first episode of Extraordinary You and it is a hoot so far.

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    I just started watching it recently,too! Just finished ep 4!

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      I’m in the middle of episode 3 now. It’s so delightful! I’m having such a good time 😄

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        I love that drama! It’s been my source of good vibes when I badly needed it earlier this year 😊

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We really need to dissect the scene where Jae Su is like \”Don\’t you remember she like stabbed you?\” and Kang Tae is like \”Yeah, she did 😏\” a bit further. Cause y\’all, I have lots of thoughts.

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    Spill the thought tea, please!

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      Lol, I think saying I have a lot of questions is a bit more apt than thoughts actually. And they probably result from me looking too deeply into specific dialogue choices, as per usual. But…

      I think I just wonder what the purpose of those specific lines and the delivery was? Like if they really just wanted to have Kang Tae thinking affectionately about a past interaction of theirs, wouldn’t the scene in his apartment where he touched her cheek been more appropriate? Instead they chose a scene that was dramatic and resulted in pain for him 🤔

      It reminded me of their meeting in the first episode at the publishing office where Kang Tae said she reminded him of a girl he knew that had no warmth in her eyes. And when she asked him if he had been afraid of herβ€”and he responded, no, he actually liked her. I remember getting big eyed and wondering if he was a masochist and had his own mental issues to work out in reaction to that.

      I dismissed that idea after that episode, but this scene made me think about it again. I doubt the drama will expound on it too much, but I do think Kang Tae has a complex relation with pain (emotional & physical) and how he copes with it.

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        I thought the same thing about Gang Tae being a masochist when Jae su told him “you’re asking for it” after getting beat up by Sang Tae. Let’s see whether our question is answered or not.

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        I totally got the same feeling! I even posted some Gifs of the reminiscing scene you mention, and others (like when KT makes ST hit him to get him to feel better- and SJ, who overhears it, asks him directly if he’s a masochist, because “he’s always getting hit”).
        I don’t think the drama will go very much into that (because, well… it’s kdrama), but the hints that KT somehow enjoys pain are definitely there. As I see it, it’s obvious that KT and MY would feel attracted to each other (MY claims they were “master and servant” in past lives, lol), but before they do a good amount of therapy, this relationship in a realistic setting would be a total disaster

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        He also has many other scars which I am wondering when will be explained…

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The IOTNBO team really said \”Oooh this is gonna wreck \’em… give them a goofy epilogue and bloppers.\”

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Very rude of Lee Je Hoon and Han Ye Ri to be both in the same agency and irl bffs, yet not be in any films or shows together

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Someone needs to make a drama called \”Side Characters\” and cast all the actors that keep getting casted in second lead roles as the main cast. I\’m sick of my talented babes getting shafted 😂

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    I support this idea. And the drama will be about them struggling to get lead roles 😭

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    Happy together, a variety show had an episode about the side characters we keep seeing in every show who aren’t even that young anymore. Their hardships were too difficult to hear, they kept struggling for long and they still aren’t paid enough that is why they appear too often. But well that was a talk show but yeah for a drama it will be an interesting premise even if it’s about someone’s reall life struggles and sufferings.

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      Reminds me of Ha Do Kwon’s (kang Doo Ki in Stove League) guest appearance in Master in the House too. They talked about his struggles as an unknwon actor, trying to pursue a dream while taking care of his family. He even considered to quit acting. Even SSR had a similar-ish interview, he tries so hard because he was not given a chance before. And Oh Jung Se! He gave an awesome speech when he won the best supporting actor award at Baeksang.

      I support a drama about supporting actors. I want them to rise~~~ riseeeeeee~~~~

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    So my mind was rolling about how to get this project off the ground and into reality. If producers need big names to get the project OK-ed because of ratings/etc., it would work if there’s a ferris wheel of cameos/guest appearances by big stars who must’ve worked with these side actors aplenty. Would be nice to see the big celebrities support these actors if they’ve worked together more than a few times and built a rapport.

    Them playing actors struggling to get lead roles, I would love to see multiple takes on something like Lee Jae Wook’s struggling actor in Search W, with the drama within a drama. Then we’ll get several plotlines of different wacky, melodrama, and makjang. That’ll also make the cameos work and the drama fun, alongside showing versatility of the talented side actors.

    I’m already sad this won’t happen. :'(

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      Lol, you and I had the exact same thoughts.

      I’m constantly disappointing myself by thinking up dramas that don’t exist 😂

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My whole week is just waiting for new episodes of It\’s Okay to Not Be Okay, and honestly, I\’m okay with it.

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I feel like a lot of people didn\’t absorb the info that Ko Moon Young has a personality disorder, and isn\’t just acting \”eccentric\” to be eccentric.

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    I feel like this too – but then again I felt like this during Itaewon Class as well, when people refused to accept that the female lead was literally a sociopath. Like diagnosed, it’s in her character description, not just a hyperbolic explanation of her character, sociopath.

    I knew we were going to have the same issue here – but I’m almost too tired to rant about this a second time.

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      I feel you. Like I don’t necessarily mind if someone calls her behavior problematic, but I wish they had the awareness to know that it was meant to be problematic, and meant to be a point of conflict, you know? Like I love so‐called “messy” female protagonists, but I feel like people rarely recognize that they are meant to be messy and imperfect, because that’s how real human beings are.

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        Yeah. I agree – it’s totally fine to find her behavior problematic, because it both is problematic and is supposed to be problematic. Like, it’s literally there in the disorder’s name – ANTISOCIAL personality disorder. Antisocial doesn’t always mean withdrawn – it can also mean going against the social norms. This is not someone being a b*tch merely for its own sake, or as you noted a “messy” female lead, but because in part they have no control over those impulses. And I love that we’re seeing these portrayals in dramaland, but I hate that people miss that point.

        Someone literally commented to me on an IC post/comment once that they didn’t believe the female lead was a sociopath, and that she was just a brat. I was just like…OK then, you do you. Basically, do not be surprised if I post an epic rant at some point about this.

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          Lol, I’ll back you up if you post a rant.

          People will advocate for complex female leads, yet completely change their tunes once they find those complexities “unlikable.”

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            I remember when My Strange Hero/Revenge Returns was airing people were hating on the female lead for a mistake she made as a teenager that resulted in the male lead’s life being ruined, as if the whole point of her character arc wasn’t to learn from and correct her past mistake. Also, her character was a total badass and another wonderfully strong-willed smart, competent female lead, and I think the combo of that with “ruined male lead’s life” just did not compute with some people. Like, I get not liking a character for how they’re written, but writing a character off at the start of a drama is silly because most of the time their bad actions are meant to be where their growth starts. You need to start form a lower place in order to climb high.

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      I agree with both of you. This is why I’ve been saying I don’t want her behavior to change very much when or if the romance happens but maybe people don’t believe it because dramaland itself isn’t usually honest about this kind of character.
      What happened with the psychos or antisocials of the past that were in any kind of romance? The issue with guy in Cheese in the Trap was forgotten if I remember correctly, ML from Million Stars changed his behavior after a kiss and people had all kinds of theories on the reason love redeemed him. The girl from IC went as far as saying she had ASPD from the start but it was still forgotten by the drama, like she had just become wiser later. The FLs from It’s Ok That’s Love and Heart to Heart also had issues that were quickly resolved, FBND was almost offensive about it, the only character I think escaped from this was the ML from IOTL because his situation was very much part of the plot itself.

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Does anyone know around what time Netflix uploads new episodes of currently airing dramas? I\’m in the U.S. if it matters. Been thinking about It\’s Okay to Not Be Okay & wanna catch the new eps asap!

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I\’m sure only a few people will relate to this but it needs to be said.
2016 was that b**** in dramaland and it has yet to be topped.

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I am INTENSELY enthralled by the first episode of It\’s Okay to Not Be Okay. I also have no idea what\’s going on, but I think that might be part of the appeal. This s*** is crazy.

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I forgot the struggle of waiting for Viki subs. I\’m not dealing with it well 😂

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I cannot emphasize enough how amazing all the women in Search: WWW are.

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Is tvN really going to give us lesbians because WOW that scene in ep. 3 of Search: WWW between Hyun and Ga Kyung had some heavy romantic framing

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Me, after watching the ipad piano scene in ep. 1 of Search: WWW

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Can anyone who\’s seen the new live-action Aladdin movie tell me if it\’s worth seeing? Been very hesitant about all the remakes so far.

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So is Dramafever essentially not running at this point?

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    Yep, they’re shutting down.

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    They still have old episodes. They didn’t release when they were completely shutting the website down.

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Me: β€œThis cold is kicking my ass. I should take some medicine so I can get some work done.”

Me, 10 mins later: 😴😴😴😴😴

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JTBC has probably had the strongest dramas this year. OCN is a close second.

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(Drama that is filmed well, A-list cast, and getting good reviews)
Me: \”Hmm, looks good but idk if I have the time…

(Drama with no notable PD/writer/cast, most definitely a mess. Filmed with potato)
Me: \”What\’s the harm in checking it out?\”

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Anyone know if Your House Helper is supposed to have a loveline? The premise sounds like it could be a cute slice-of-life drama, but I really don\’t wanna see Ha Suk Jin romancing Bona.

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    Its going to from where i see its headed!

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    I think there will be a loveline. I assume it will be HSJ and Bona pairing. I am seldom against any pairing, usually neutral or starting to spazz at this point. However, I am surprised I do not want to see HSJ with Bona either. Not the actors but their characters.

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