Beanie level: Eunuch in drag

Where do you watch Oh My Master/Landlord?

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The most fascinating thing with the bullying scandals is all the agencies threatening legal action to anyone coming forward.

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For me, the best thing to come out of the final episode of the A Love so Beautiful remake was that amazing looking toast. This might be because I haven’t had bread in a really, really long time.

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I’m always surprised there’s not been a Korean remake of Autumn’s Concerto (not Autumn in my Heart) or was there one and I just don’t know about it?

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    there are enoguh similar plots..

    its like the oldest plot ever, couple separating, woman bearing the kid.. and then them reuniting

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      Fair enough, I think I just really want a better ending to the original. My hope is that in a remake I’d get one.

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        been so long.. i guess i don’t remember..

        didn’t they reunite and it was heavily ever after?
        Or did she die, or did the kid die?

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          The ending was standard. No one died and the OTP reunited. It was just very rushed.

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Lovestruck: I’m not sure I’m allowed to have so many mixed emotions about a single 33-minute episode.

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    It has also left me feeling very confused.

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      They must be building up to a second season. They must be. Otherwise, this is just so stupid.

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        If all the episodes had been self contained stories with occasional popping of other characters to kind of string together that they all live in the same universe that could have worked.

        Maybe season 2 (assuming that’s what they’re setting up) they’ll be less all over the place.

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          I got the impression early on that maybe they were going to focus on each couple’s story separately. Like next season might be Kyung Jun and Rin-yi’s story and follow up with Geun and Soo Young. Now, I’m not so sure.

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        It was advertised as a once a year continuing series. At least that was the plan at some point.

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    I am pissed I stuck with it.

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Lovestruck: Why not have a drama about woman on a true journey of self-discovery? Why what we got? I feel bamboozled and hoodwinked.

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    If only EunOh had told JaeWon from the beginning he would have understood, as he did when he was told.

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      I was thinking the same thing!! If she told him earlier then we could’ve had a show about her finding herself and reconnecting with him on her journey. Now we don’t get to see her growth. I feel we and Eun Oh have been cheated.

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    YES and here I am still excited for the next episode. The trio’s candle lighting scene was so touching.

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I’ve watched every episode of the remake of ‘A Love So Beautiful’ and it just doesn’t stick to your ribs like the original. Something’s off for me.

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    Agree! I stopped watching after a couple hours. It’s not as compelling. It’s too cutesy, I think.

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      There’s a level of depth that’s not there. The acting is fine but it doesn’t seem the actors are grounded in the characters.

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    I stopped watching after Ep4. I didn’t hate it, it just doesn’t make me excited like the first one did.

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Drama withdrawal: What I need right now is a great family drama that’s not too makjang-y. Suggestions, please.

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    Have you seen Father is Strange? It’s pretty light, has a delightful cast, and is one of the only weekenders I’ve managed to watch. I’ve only seen a bit of Ojakgyo Brothers, which is pretty old now, but it also seems fairly light and fun for a weekend family drama. And not a family drama per se, but a great lowkey and super underrated drama with some lovely family storylines and relationships is 20th Century Boy and Girl.

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      I second Father is Stanger. I’ll also nominate Five Alive and The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (I would watch the latter just for Cha In-pyo and Ra Mi-ran, who are hilarious together).

      Other low drama fluff that comes to mind:
      1% of Something
      Strong Women Do Bong-soon (okay, there’s technically a serial killer arc, but it’s so boring and un-noteworthy that you could just zoom through those parts without missing much)
      Touch Your Heart
      Eulachacha Waikiki (You could watch seasons one or two, but I don’t recommend both; they’re sort of duplicative, so you exhaust most of the fun after one season. The decision might come down to whether you want to watch Kim Seon-ho and Moon Ga-young vs Kim Jung-hyung and Jung In-sun.)

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        I will seek out Five Alive and the Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop. Your other suggestions are faves of mine.

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      I watched Father is Strange and Ojakgyo Brothers and loved both of them. I will revisit 20th Century. I remember not finishing it but can’t remember why I didn’t.

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    I second Father is Strange. Check out Five Children, Marry Me Now and My Unfamiliar Family if you haven’t already.

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    I LOVED Ojakgyo Brothers. It has one of the cutest OTPs IMO.

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True Beauty: So what your telling me is 16 episodes of Record of Youth were summed up in the last 30 minutes of the True Beauty finale? And it was done better?! Got it.

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Panic Mode: Two of the dramas I’m watching end today and literally nothing else interests me at the moment. What am I going to do!?!

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    Rewatch something you really, really love.
    Try an oldie.
    That’s what I’m doing to survive RunOn’s finale.

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      This is actually super good advice. Time to finally start my Weather re-watch.

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Run On: Drama withdrawal is very much a real thing. You’re going to need the jaws of life to drag me away from this drama. I’m not ready to say good-bye.

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Lovestruck: My fault for forgetting the rules of K-dramaland. Jae Won was never NOT going to fall in love with Eun Oh again. They were always going to end up together. That’s how this all works.

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    It would be refreshing to have another ending. Have you watched Matrimonial Chaos?

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    I expected them to, so I don’t mind. I’m interested to see if the writer can make them come back from such a mess in a way I will actually buy. I’m enjoying this end of the drama so much more – big change from the early episodes, I literally fell asleep during one. 😂

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Lovestruck: At this point, it’s me. I’m addicted to this crazy show that makes me want to hurl my laptop two days a week. This is my plot in life.

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Run On: There’s some degree of perfection happening with this drama. My drama sweats are starting thinking about going into the final week.

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    I’m scared to even hope it might be good all the way to the end. That never happens.

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      In Just Between Lovers, My Ajushi did. Miracles happen 😊

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    I am also a card-carrying member of this club.

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    I’ve been scarred by so many good dramas and their second-to-the-last-episode downfalls. show better be good until the end! *crosses-fingers*

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Run On: Wait, did Mi Joo actually break up with Seon Kyum? She said, “I want to stop.” She didn’t say she wanted to break up though. Is something lost in translation?

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    I am also wondering this.

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    I think it’s ambiguous, especially when coupled with her earlier comment about “making a mistake”. If she viewed it as a mistake, clearly she thinks it’s something that she shouldn’t say or something that she’ll regret. Ergo, I think there’s some possibility that nothing is settled.

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Lovestruck: After today’s episode, I’m convinced the writer(s) just wants us to believe Eun Oh is crazy. If that’s the case I wish they’d say so and we’d all work from there.

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    What about this episode made you think that more than the others?

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      Not sure if you’re joking but if so that’s awesome. Spoiler: It’s the fact Eun Oh low-brow tried to assume someone else’s identity/personality.

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        I felt it was more what she perceived to be a “free spirit” than that chick’s actual personality. She did what a lot of people do, became someone else while on vacation. Meeting Jae Won and actually falling in love threw a monkey wrench in her plans. She used the vacation from herself to find who she really wanted to be.

        I think it’s ingenious. If only we all could shed hurt and trauma to emerge as a freer more expressive version of ourselves instead of carrying that emotional baggage
        into the next phase of our life.

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          I appreciate your perspective. I think where it went from appreciation to “appropriation”* was the extent of her conversion. She adopted the woman’s personality, hair, and even her exact tattoos. For me, that was more than a carefree attitude but I totally get where you are coming from and see it as valid.

          * (sincerely used for lack of a better word)

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            I can see how it could/did transition to Single White Female status. As @ndlessjoie brought up everything but the name use was ok. Once she started to use the name it went from appreciation to crazy…ish. She’s not unhinged, she was just spiraling.

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          It made sense to me too, except for borrowing the name.

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        It’s clear to me that she’s a very unstable person from episode one.

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    I didn’t see it that way at all. She saw someone who wasn’t anxious or trying to be like everyone else then tried that idea out when her life took several very unexpected turns. Borrowing the person’s name gave her the freedom to do it (and was wrong).

    I’m wondering how she was able to get a job using an alias, unless she actually used her own name and asked the business owner’s to use her alias?

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      I gathered she was familiar with the restaurant couple, like maybe she knew them before? There’s different levels of comfortability. I agree with @ndlessjoie and @thatstp that there’s nothing wrong with adopting a carefree attitude. We go on vacations to relax and let go of our normal inhibitions. For me, Eun Oh went too far and deeply hurt someone. These differences in opinions are great.

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        Yeah, when things started to get serious with Jae Won she should have told him the truth.

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Lovestruck: Eun-Oh’s reason for the vacation is now totally justified, her treatment of Jae-Won after said vacation, still definitely not so much.

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    Charitably I guess it’s kind of like people who get into debt and don’t know how to deal with it so they put their heads in the sand and do nothing while the problem gets worse.

    I think the last few episodes the show’s been improving – maybe because less flashbacks.

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    Totally agree. You would think that because she was treated the way she was she wouldn’t want anyone to hurt because of her. I guess the saying is true “Hurt people hurt people.”

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      Not watching the show but I think many people go the “hurt people hurt people” route. That happens to be the first instinct of people who are hurt and it takes conscious effort to choose to be better than those who mistreated you, hence difficult to follow through.

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      I still think there’s a distinct disconnect between the source of her hurt and the hurt she caused Jae Won. It’s not apples to apples (though I don’t know how much it matters when you’re hurting), Eun-Oh didn’t set out to hurt Jae Won because she was hurt. The writers would have us believe she hurt him inadvertently or in spite of herself.

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Lovestruck: I have the most unhealthy, dysfunctional relationship with this drama. Ep 8, I hated &poured bleach on its clothes. Ep 9, I’m going to run away with and have it’s babies.

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Anyone read the Crazy Rich Asians series? 2 books in, and half way through the 3rd, and I can’t figure out who I’m supposed to be rooting for?

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    I did!! A year back and I think I remember only 10% of the first book. I’m drawing blank for the other two books. I can’t remember anything.

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    Didn’t know it was from a book whoa.I love the film 😊 is the book much better?

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      It was different but not better. Generally I prefer books over movies but strangely the film stayed with me more than the book.

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      I watched the movie before the books and there’s a discrepancy. Constance Wu is amazing so she gives Rachel a totally different persona in the movie than the way she’s depicted in books.

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    I think I’ve read both (if not all 3) books in this series and really enjoyed them, but that was quite some time ago, so I’m sorry I don’t remember enough to help! If you don’t find the characters likeable, then maybe it’s not a good fit? (I sometimes need permission to drop things, so if you’re like me, then I give you permission! :o))

    I think I rooted for Rachel and Nick in the first one, and then Astrid in the second… They do live a life that is not at all relatable in socioeconomic terms (at least to me!), but I kind of viewed that through a fantasy lens and didn’t mind it too much. :oP

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      I really appreciate you “giving” me permission to drop the series, lol. If you only knew how many terrible dramas I’ve sat through just because I refuse to drop any series after 4 episodes. For me, none of the characters in CRA are all that likeable. I rooted for Rachel and Nick in the first book but in the second, I wanted to tear my hair out. In the third, Astrid baffles me with her shocked reactions to the things happening to her as a direct result of her enabling.

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        I totally get that, and fully support cutting ties when no characters are likeable!

        I find it hard to drop shows myself, so I have to ‘trick’ myself – I just stop watching/reading and consider them ‘on hold’ rather than dropped. :oP I did something similar when I was still writing papers – I’d cut and paste passages that I couldn’t let go of, but that didn’t really fit or belong, into a separate document. Those random passages continue to be orphaned in digital limbo!! (There must be some subtle difference between shelving and discarding to me, that allows me to do one but not the other…)

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    I have read all three books and thoroughly enjoyed them, but the third book was not quite as good as the first two.

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Lovestruck in the City ep. 5: It’s like I understand but don’t get it. I can’t keep watching all the “happy” without some answers.

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