Beanie level: Noble idiot

The Melo level went up ALOT really quickly in the 2nd episode of When I was Most Beautiful. That’s usually never a good sign for me, but I’ll keep on watching.

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Im Soo-hyang is 2 – 0 for me right now. After watching the first episode of When I was Most Beautiful, it might become a 3.

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I’m curious about something, is drama watching the only “Hobby” alot of ppl on this site have? I’m asking because with a 9 to 5 & other hobbies, there’s days I don’t even know what time is. (pt1)

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    (pt2) I’m currently regularly watching 2 and a half dramas right now (the half is my girlfriend is a gumiho, which I’m planning on eventually finishing.) But I also decided that I wanted to finally play & beat Zelda Breathe Of The Wild, and I’m also thinking of learning the bass.

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    My hobbies in no particular order:
    Reading
    Knitting
    drama watching
    Netflix watching
    yelling at the birds to pipe down
    scrolling the internet
    chatting on discord
    napping

    time? what is time?

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      Yelling at the birds 🤣 😆 🤣

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      wow, may we become hobbies buddies because yes, those are all my hobbies too~ maybe switching out knitting with crocheting for me. 🙂
      I also play shows in the background as I do other things so killing at least 2 birds with 1 stone is a great way to defeat the idea of time.

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        oh definitely, knitting and watching dramas goes hand in hand

        Hi hobby buddy. I’ve never been able to get the hang of crochet hook beyond the using it for a particular cast on for knitting projects, and even then I’m clumsy as heck.

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          Hi~ Tbh I’m not that good at it either. At some point, I kinda gave up on the possibility of making anything wearable with crocheting and go for the blankets route. 😛

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          I’m also a knitter who cannot for the life of me crochet 😅

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            It’s the hand with yarn that’s supposed to somehow run through it in a magical way that can’t seem to happen for me. Tension? hahahaha, you will not stay constant.

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          I can both knit and crochet, but crocheting DESTROYS my neck and my elbow. It definitely doesn’t have the relaxed feel of knitting. In knitting I sit back comfortably, lean both my elbows on the armrests, knit on while looking at the screen, and more importantly, both my arms move similarly. In crocheting I have to look at my hands so I can’t look at the screen. I can’t lean back bacause then my neck hurts from looking down, and more importantly one elbow should stay still and the moving one cannot lean on an armrest because that messes your tension royally. And THAT my friends, is my completely unnecessary and uncalled-for rant at the poor ancient art!!

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    I’d like to spend more time reading, painting, sewing and walking in the park but it’s so hard me to watch less than 6 dramas at once.

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    I’ve been learning to knit, and I also read a lot in my free time. I also spend a decent amount of time taking care of my houseplants (I have…a lot of plants). Before the pandemic I also used to do boxing workouts 1-3x/week and yoga once a week, both of which I miss like crazy since it’s been almost six months since my last class. I also have been trying to write more but it it tough these days.

    I think I’m currently watching 3 dramas? Though I have two that I need to finish (last two eps of each but haven’t been in the mood to hit play on either one). I also picked up a few netflix shows which I’ll work my way through slowly.

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    Drama watching at the moment is a major thing at the moment because I do a lot of watching during night feeds with baby 😄

    But other hobbies (in no order) include reading, sewing, knitting (knitting and boring hand sewing can be done while drama watching), language learning, spending too much time on the internet and playing games on my phone…..(the language learning is my attempt to legitimise the amount of drama watching time 😂)

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      Also gardening but is winter here so that’s taking a back seat. I currently am only watching one drama but it’s usually two or three.

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Lulileela – Dive
Some more indie Korean rock. You don’t see alot of bass centric acts.

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I know it\’s kinda late in the game, but I still don\’t want the head nurse to be Moon-young\’s mother. It just doesn\’t make sense to me, she\’s better off being a crazy fan.

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    I’m having a really hard time wrapping my head around this too.

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    You are not the only one who wishes she weren’t the mother. Fingers crossed, there is still hope for another good twist.

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    I was hoping that she’s an aunt or a twin. Or the only possible explanation was that Dad’s memory was wrong and that he really didn’t kill her and that he didn’t throw her body in the water.

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      Yes, the faulty memory is another possibility, but I still think it’s ridiculous that the nurse is the mother. I mean, does plastic surgery change your entire facial structure? And what about how different the voices of the two women are? I know we’re in dramaland, but this just doesn’t seem right. Even Moon-young mentioned that she still would have been able to recognize her mother after plastic surgery. Was the writer taking into consideration possible viewer criticisms in that scene? LOL

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If anyone if familiar with the Color music series on YouTube, there’s a Korean version for bands & R&B.

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Looking up Seo Ye-ji brought me to Potatoe Star 2013 and I didn\’t even know Korea had regular sitcoms. Is that still a thing now?

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    Unfortunately not anymore 😢 They were never regular to begin with. But if you want to watch some older ones, The High Kick series and Shut Up Family were made within the decade. Older ones are the Nonstop series. It’s interesting to see now famous actors and actresses act in lower budget and slapstick comedy lol

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Not really a pop fan so Kpop really doesn’t do anything for me. But I’ve been getting into Korean Indie music and it’s pretty great.

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    Korean indie is ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Oh I’m with you on this! I find the sounds of Kpop too “clean” and polished, for lack of better words. K.indie is much more raw and more interesting to me as a listener. And there’s a lot of variety to cater to different tastes!

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      I think “clean” is an understatement. And even compared to Western pop, Kpop song structure and trends are set in Biblical stone. But I do really like their video production, so I watch a bunch of videos for ideas. But you watch enough videos the songs kinda just start to blend into each other.

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        That’s true. I’ve read/watched some of these explainers about Kpop song. structures, and that in itself is quite fascinating. I’m not much of a MV watcher, so I focus on the sound rather than the visuals. But you’re right – after a point, they all look the same, just like the sound.

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It\’s OK Not To Be Ok is a really beautiful show. But the Kdrama God\’s were especially cruel when they sent this story to the writer. Show is just heartbreaking.

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This scene almost made me choke on my coffee.

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I like the ML in Memorials, he\’s cold but still fun. That\’s a problem other shows have, stoic guys that make you wonder why would anyone be interested in them besides them being hot.

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Realize that I don\’t really like Korean thrillers because the culprit the majority of the time is either a politician, Chaebol or combination of both.

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    That is obsessed with a religious cult, don’t forget it…

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      Yeah gotta throw in the cult. When I really think about it it, maybe it’s just writers pulling from real life things, or things that are perceived to be. Being from the US I can’t judge anyone government but even I get surprised at the cover ups in Korea. Also they have an insane amount of cults in Korea, I think more thank any other modern country.

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The \”walk and talk\” tracking shot must be in trend. Mamorial is the 3rd drama in the past few weeks I\’ve seen use it.

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Watching My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho & enjoying it. But it reminds me of the joke in Arrested development when Michael was going out with a hot Mentally challenged woman. He thought she was (pt1)

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    Just good looking and eccentric, but she really had the mentally of a 6 year old.

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I\’m re-watching the Hannibal TV show on Netflix & I think it can work as a drama. It can\’t be as gruesome, but I think it can fit short drama format.

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Dinner Mates decided to go full nonsense mode. The cops should have been called a long time ago. I\’m still gonna watch tho lol.

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It\’s OK To Not Be OK: I was avoiding this because I side eye Korea & mental health. But it\’s a great show, thats beautifully shot with great editing.

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    Also Seo Ye-ji looks so good in it I want to just hand her my credit card.

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On episode 12 of Someday Or One Day, & it kinda bothers me that they\’re trying to frame it as Chen Yu Ran is stealing the place of Huang Yu Xuan like that wasn\’t Yu Ran\’s body to begin with.

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    While SD1D was good, it clearly favored, Huang Yu Xuan compared to Chen Yun Ru.
    POSSIBLE SPOILER for ep 13

    When I watched the show I did not have much issues with what HYX said to CYR to make her understand things in the last episode but now I think it wasn’t a good explanation at all. HYX’s curcumstances, personality, upbringing were all different from CYR. She was a 28 yr old in the body of an 18 yr old that is why she was more mature, more understanding maybe more appealing than CYR who was depressed because everyone just didn’t accept her the way she was. Her parents were divorced with none of them willing to take her. HYX compared to her was brighter and happier and that’s sth CYR couldn’t be given her circumstances. They never really found a solution around CYR’s problem. I thought it was just magically solved.

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In Dramas where the characters get separated as children because one goes abroad I just think……….. They couldn\’t visit on Holidays?

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Anyone watching or watched Someday Or One Day? It got recommended to me & it’s a really good show. The synopsis sounds confusing, but it makes sense as you watch.

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