Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Very happy for it’s success, but I really don’t need to hear more about Squid Game at this point.

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Kinda getting tired of thinking an interesting new drama is about to air and finding out it’s a 20 minute kakao/tving drama.

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I’m not watching it, but every out-of-context clip I’ve seen of Nevertheless has made me viscerally uncomfortable and I just wanna know if that is indeed the vibe the show as a whole is giving off.

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    Itโ€™s definitely an uncomfortable show. Itโ€™s supposed to be.

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Following Soompi on twitter is just a gambling game as to whether you’re gonna get spoiled for no damn reason.

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Is Seo In Guk’s hair in Doom at Your Service slightly blue, or am I tripping the eff out?

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So… I’m watching Everything and Nothing. The short drama that the Brahms writer and PD previously worked on together. I knew from comments on here the tone of this was on the more depressing/dark side, but GUYS… I was not expecting THIS 👀

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I want the happiness that I felt when I was watching Extraordinary You for the first time. That was 16 hours of pure serotonin shooting through my veins.

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    Watch Lost Romance. It’s a Taiwanese drama which is amazing and gave me a similar feeling and it’s on Netflix.

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    Oh I completed extraordinary you last week. Really liked the romance and first 10 episodes very much. Thinking of watching Ro woon in something. Maybe I’ll start She would never know. Heard some good reviews.

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Is there anything worse than falling in love with an actor through a variety show and then looking at their filmography and realizing you have no interest in watching anything they\’ve ever been in? 😂

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    No worries. I’m the totally opposite hehe. I only like the actors when they are in the works that I like. Some actors have chosen the script and production quality I vibe with so I tend to check out their new dramas/movies. Other than that I’m not into knowing them as a person (their appearance in variety shows or their published personal life).

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      I think for me personally if I find someone charming/endearing as a variety persona, I feel more inclined to to try to watch their films/dramas because I assume that they will be charismatic in the roles that they play as well. HOWEVER, most of the time the opposite happens and either all their projects suck or they end up being not-so-great at acting. 😂

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        Haha that’s funny but totally makes sense. I guess some people are not great actors but great entertainers by being themselves :D. You just have to find them in what they’re great at *wink*

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    No there isn’t. I’ve been there several times.

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    who is the lucky actor?

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Actors will talk about how their health suffered during film productions from being overworked and people will be like \”OMG their work ethic!\” instead of being horrified that they lost 16lbs in less than a month from not eating or sleeping.

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    I’ve always wondered about this. People don’t realise that losing weight in a short span of time is actually very unhealthy

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    Actors/filming crew already work 12 hours a day which is more than what normal hours are considered-further adding extra hours to it. I’ve heard actors wear this as a badge of honor that” I didn’t sleep for x days” but that is so unhealthy and their overwork shouldn’t be prized or condemned.

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Don’t know anything about this, but honestly love seeing a girl in a dominating position in one of these posters for once.

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Really not enjoying the dismissive and derogatory remarks re: mental illness I\’m seeing surrounding the Kim Jung Hyun situation that\’s brewing right now.

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    Haven’t checked the situation out but using your client’s mental health issues to win in a conflict seems highly unethical

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      I just feel like there’s a way to acknowledge the hardship others went through while also showing some sympathy for the severe mental duress that he was going through. There’s nuance here that people don’t seem to want to see.

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    Very sad to see tbh..
    People pretending to be advocates for mental health when it comes to the artists they’re fan of, but if someone has a different take then they resort to cyber bullying and harassment, unprovoked! ><
    No matter what the issue was with Kim Junghyun, what's coming from a certain side is just toxic stan culture..

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      Any validity those fans have is being undercut by them acting like belligerent 5 year olds. They’re also bringing up Go Kyung Pyo a lot for some reason? Which is odd because, one, he has no part in any of it, and two–it’s utilizing the situation to praise/prop up another male star instead of advocating for the female star they claim to be angry for?

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        Indeed!!
        Someone I wasn’t even talking to called me stupid after I mentioned some examples of good feedback kjh received from other co stars in other dramas..I wasn’t even trying to deny anything that happened during Time, at that point..I’m just speechless ><

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    Read a little and backed away. Why is this coming up again? Because he wants to leave his agency?

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Taxi Driver Episode 2 spoiler(ish)

So… I assume they\’re leaving it a bit ambiguous on purpose, but I can\’t tell either way. Is Lee Je Hoon actually killing the bad guys 👀 cause that seems like a line these vigilante shows normally don\’t cross.

Or is it a Batman/Daredevil situation where the hero is like \”I don\’t kill\” but \”I definitely threw that guy down a concrete staircase and it\’s not probable he\’s still alive\” situation.

Also Esom needs more screen time.

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    My bet is that they aren’t killing anyone – not that it isn’t a bit too much handing bad guys for Loanshark Lady to keep in her dungeon 😂
    Anyway, there seems to be an overarching story besides the “case of the week”, so I guess they will eventually take vengeance on Loanshark Lady too – omo, she’s so pretty! – and we’ll see how everything is part of a clever masterplan.
    P.S.: Yes to more Esom!

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I know I was just complaining about crime dramas, but I watched episode 1 of Taxi Driver and it has an 80s synthwave soundtrack and Lee Je Hoon being hot in fingerless gloves so…that can stay.

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    Still haven’t figured out where can I watch it legally, but I saw some GIFs on Tumblr and it looks great! LJH looks hot in his shades and Esom is amazing and I never tire of looking at her. I’m a simplon, I don’t even care about the story – give me the pretty people kicking ass and I’ll def check it out 😂

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      It definitely serves on that front! First episode had nice pacing in my opinion as well.

      It’s on Viki/Kocowa and VIU.

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    Oh, Iโ€™m watching it too. Thrilling!
    And LJH is fire

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It feels like the same 5 dark crime shows are getting released every month. Where is the comedy? Where is the whimsy?

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    Considering the real life situation, I’m perplexed by the choices of Kdramas aired these days.

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      That’s what I thought too but looking at ratings, the audience apparently wants dark dramas and not light, fun ones.

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    We have some heartwarming, rom-com and mellow romance dramas slated for May! And more coming in June. Also this coming week “Sell your haunted house” premier witch they said is not a dark drama, and seems like it is gonna be more in tone like “Hotel del Luna”. I am very exited for upcoming dramas that gonna be more light and warm. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Park Bo young and Seo In guk May 10th! *puts in calandar

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This made me cry laugh so now the rest of you gotta see it too.

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    omg, I donโ€™t know what that is but I laughed until I cried, plus at the first three notes my cat woke up, stared at me and left the room.
    Thanks so much for the 🤣

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Just remembered \”Dear. M\” was supposed to be a thing and be released over a month ago. I assume that\’s going to…just not happen now.

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    KBS rep. said they changed the order of broadcasting as Imitation gonna air first on May 7, and Dear. M taking the time slot after. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Really seems like they’re just waiting for everyone to forget about it.

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Smart of JTBC to address this now. However, I think the seeds of doubt have already been planted. The drama is going to be under such close scrutiny when it airs–they’re prone to some kind of slip up

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    Yep, I think their first statement, which came off a little dismissive, hasn’t helped. It’s a sensitive topic so I’m surprised that, knowing their audience, they weren’t more transparent from the start.

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    I read the argument of netizens on Snowdrop and I think it holds ground. Although, all assumptions are based on synopsis of a drama that hasn’t started. We know how the initial story press release differs vs the actual drama.

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    I’m glad they clarified that the drama is not dealing with the pro-democracy movement. I do believe they mean to show the corruption of the NSP and ruling party, but I do have some concerns reading the statement. Hopefully, the drama handles everything well, but I agree there are bound to be some slip ups.

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Historical distโ€” it’s about zombies for christ sake!

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    This is ridiculous! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Itโ€™s NOT a documentary!!!

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    I’ve been discussing with a Korean person on twitter earlier and apparently their feelings have been so hurt by the misrepresentation of the beloved king Taejong that they could not accept any other result but cancellation 🙃

    Because even though that king is known for having killed family and friends in order to gain power, netizens draw the line at his imaginary drama version killing some civilians (I did not watch the show, so I’m not sure about how this played out there)
    Apparently even his living descendants (reminder that he lived around the years 1300-1400 iirc) have been deeply hurt by this. 🙃

    (Hope the sarcasm in my tone can be perceived properly ><)

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      I guess we well not fully understand because we are not Koreans. But…
      Oh well 🤦🏻‍♀️

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        I always try my best to understand cultural differences and other opinions, point of views…but I have my limits too: this case crosses that limit by a lot ><

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        My mom is always complaining that the recent sageuks are not historically accurate, but I don’t think even she would complain about a zombie drama being so. Why would you even … I mean, unless there were really zombies in Joseon. Maybe there were, we don’t know!

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    S.Korea cancels a zombie show. N. Korea fires 2 missiles. Coincidence? Hardly.
    in the time I have been away, someone resurrected Joseon zombies….and killed them all off again.
    Just how long did I sleep, cheona?

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    Didn’t watch the show but I heard they are using the names of actual historic figures. Though I think it has less to do with history distortion but more with the infusion of the Chinese culture injection, the anti-China sentiments seem to be on a high these days, people these days discuss the capital for drama productions and comment on how a lot of them have Chinese capital, don’t know if actually effects the ratings or anything but I guess what I am saying is the sentiment against China’s involvement in Korean productions has been building.

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I really enjoy a single drama maybe once every 3 to 4 months and then go into a terrible slump in between.

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Drama inception! I’ve always wanted this concept to be explored more. This seems like it could be cool.

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