Beanie level: Jang Geu-rae

Extraordinary Attorney Woo E1. Yes! This is the medicine I’ve been waiting for. It reminds me of Monk, only better.

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    Oh! I liked Monk too! I’m in love with this show right now. (I feel like I’m watching everything though and it’s going to be hard to keep it all up after I get out of isolation—again.)

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      Don’t worry the way things are going with the recent shows they will be volunteering to come off your watchlist when they start to show their true colours 🥺You will end up with a manageable watchlist within a couple of weeks. The only side effect is the disappointment of what looked great turning out to be rubbish.

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Surprisingly, I find myself struggling with Alchemy of Souls. The fantasy-sageuk & wuxia theme isn’t the problem. Neither is the acting. The script, however, is nonsense.

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When My Love Blooms E16. I was moved by the unexpected existentialism portrayed in this scene of the finale episode, when the lead characters interacted with their younger personas.

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    (Just overlook the height differences!) 🙂

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    Thanks for posting this today because it shows the uploading of pictures in posts seems to be a problem only effecting me and secondly this is exactly the kind of drama I want to watch and I can’t believe it hasn’t come up as a suggestion on my feed.

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      @reply1988 if you don’t mind a few spoilers, read my review of it under the “Shows” section. I give it a “9” rating.

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        I have just started the first episode while waiting for my car to be washed so when I am in a couple more episodes I will see if I need to wait until I am finished to avoid the spoilers.

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When My Love Blooms E9. @lordcobol , do you think she is talking about wacky-weed or more in the biblical sense? 🙂

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    Hmmm… Neither interpretation fits very well in kdramaland. (Of course I’m missing context because I didn’t watch the show).

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When My Love Blooms E2. This is totally a ghostly guy thing, but Jeon So-nee looks REALLY good in those circa 90s boots.

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Netflix North America just released When My Love Blooms from 2020. It’s sitting at a 9.3 rating here at DB and the plot synopsis sounds interesting, so I’m going to give it a try.

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    My husband watched it and liked it. I got very bored.

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Our Blues E20. Tissue time, courtesy of LBH.

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    *sobs AGAIN*

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    I’ve never been a LBH fan but he was really good, in a very different kind of role. He and Kim Hye-ja really worked as mother and son.

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      I hear you. There is something about him that resonates with guys, even western guys like (ghostly) me. It’s not just his English skills, it is something more…can’t quite put my finger on it yet.

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      @missh Same.

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Our Blues E20. Not the normal piggyback trope.

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    I have seen the young fit son/grandson carrying the one who cared for them on the back trope in another drama but the older son/mother is a new one on me.

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Our Blues E18. The acting of 5-year old Ki So-yu is amazing, even if we only see her on a cellphone.

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A Taxi Driver Main cast of the 2017 film. I read some Beanies chatting about it recently so I made time to watch it. Well worth it!

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    I’m glad you liked it. I really felt what they went through. So amazing that it’s based on a true story and is the reason why the news of the Gwangju Massacre was even known to the world.

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    Thanks for the mention I have started a list of drama recommendations to check out in the lean times and this is now on the list. It is shocking how atrocities can be hidden under the carpet if the people in power have their way. Some journalists can ruin the repatriation of them all because they are annoying, invade privacy and report non news but sometimes they have a shinning moment that shows their value.

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      Predicative text typo award goes to: Reputation changed to repatriation 😳

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    Wonderful film Ghost. Did you happen to watch ESCAPE FROM MOGADISHU (2021) (Viki US)? Based on actual evens I found it fascinating. I am sure it did not go down exactly as the film portrays but I found it quite gripping.

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    @ghostoftim, I watched this film too!

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Welcome to Wedding Hell E5. I really love these dialogue references to an on-screen actor’s previous roles.

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    Hehehe.. the cameos in Shooting Stars are pretty great too at using the actor’s past role/character as reference

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      Additionally, I also find it cute when writer’s include real-life references to the actors/actresses on-screen. For an example, scroll down further on my fan wall and see the reference to Seo Hyun-jin in Black Dog that I posted.

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Our Blues E16. The men of Jeju Island are certainly skilled at flirtation! Seriously, young Ki So-yu in the role of Eun-gi is one of the best child actresses I’ve seen.

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    she’s so adorable and so good at her role! She’s talented.

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    She has my heart after this ep!!!! Also, her brother is also acting. He’s the child actor in Hometown Cha Cha Cha!

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Welcome to Wedding Hell E2. I applaud Lee Jin-wook’s choice to take this rom-com role as a follow-up to his stoic, anti-hero in Bulgasal: Immortal Souls. Nice versatility.

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Green Mother’s Club E16. You should be ashamed, this show was a mess.

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Our Blues E11. I do think Lee Byung-heon and Shin Mina have chemistry, even in these quirky roles. I wonder if it was weird having her real-life partner Kim Woo-bin on the same set?

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    I had wondered that as well. 🤔

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      @michelleb have SMA and KWB ever acted opposite each other? It would have been much more interesting if Min-a had taken the role of Yeong-ok or Woo-bin had taken the role of Dong-seok.

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Tomorrow E14. The huge, sageuk-flashback reveal we have been waiting for did not disappoint. I think there is at least one more big reveal left to be unveiled. This show is really good!

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Tomorrow E13. A historical ocean of tears, to which I added a few. This episode really caught me off guard.

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Green Mother’s Club E11. All makjang aside, this actor Roy (Choi Kwang-Rok) is very impressive. He has been speaking understandable Korean, French, and English – plus acting well.

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Our Blues E10. Where to begin about Lee Byung-hun? His incredible acting skills? Vast experience? Willingness to take this role in an ensemble cast? He’s killing it!

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Green Mother’s Club E8. The makjang is thicker than Tteokbokki, but my hero Dong-seok is hanging tough. This script is both appalling and intriguing.

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