Beanie level: Errand boy

Something a Happened in Bali – wow, seeing all the actors and actresses I only recently got to know in all their youthful glory…just wow.

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    Whoa, that’s a classic!

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      I’ve been on a golden oldies makjang/melo streak… East of Eden, Cain and Abel, Thorn Birds, etc…

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        Sometimes it’s fun to visit where all the tropes came from 😉

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Wanted to be the first …
#2020roundup
Day 1- That male lead you will never forget (for better or worse).
Day 2 – That female lead you will never forget (for better or worse).

Sticky Notes Guy and our very own @azzo

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@mmmmm It turns out there are fresh water clams. The drama Forest had a *short* scene where the heroine finds fresh water clams in a forest pond of some kind. We who were watching Forest were desperate for something to comment on – the full story is in the comment threads under Forest recaps. And the clam threads still pop up, showing that the comments about zombie clams were prescient.

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    Ooohhh.. @hebang you’re so kind to explain this all to me! 😘💕💕💕 *sending hearts* I know that you all are commenting about clams for fun (seems like Forest has so many funny things in it), it’s sad I didn’t live-watch that one with all of you. Well, I guess it would have to be like that ’cause I don’t think I can watch a show just for the sake of commenting if the show is THAT bad/ ridiculous. 😅😅😅

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      Some of us (ahem) didn’t live-watch a single episode, no, not even the trailer, and still participated in the comments thread. Don’t let that put you off!

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DDSSLLS – Dear Drama Stylist Gods, would you PLEASE give the male leads a new hair style? I don’t comment on such things but the bowl cuts on the male leads are driving be batty!

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DDSSLLS-wait a freaking minute, he is a 12th grader?

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ddsslls- did anyone count the number of part time jobs our hero has – in just the first two episodes? I lost track…but it seems enough to put most Candy’s to shame?

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    he is earning to lend her money, and her lifestyle is expensive 😛

    I half think, he went looking for specific part time jobs so that our lady’s wishes can be fulfilled easily 😀

    OR SUBWAY is producing this 😛

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    Hi I would just like to say that I appreciate you and hope that isn’t a weird thing to say.

    (p.s. I totally was like “so he’s a male candy?” in EP1, and then his lineage was revealed so I guess that just makes him a chaebol candy)

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Meaning of 42, for the nerd in us…
https://apple.news/AXg0QEvBxTkWvsogGJma4-g

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30 Day TV Show challenge
Day 2: A Show that You Wish More People Were Watching

Dead Like Me.

The show had such potential – yet another show driven under by behind the scenes chaos.

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30 Day TV Show Challenge
Day 01 – A show that should never have been cancelled.

Firefly.

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Forest of Secrets, S2, Ep. 2 – Return if the Rat Fink … my favorite character.

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Dear My Friends – I’d forgotten how wonderful this drama is. I especially appreciate the older actresses just living these characters. I wish there were more of these slice of life dramas with room for the older actors and actresses to show their stuff.

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    DMF is a gem and there should definitely be more shows on seniors or atleast with them having a meatier role.

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In honor of the 30-day book challenge, a beautiful sentiment about books:

Books are letters in bottles, cast into the waves of time, from one person trying to save the world to another.

From “This is How You Lose the Time War”

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30-Day Book Challenge
Day 14. Favorite Writer

Roger Zelazny
What can I say other than that his stories speak to me in ways no author has?

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A Drama a Day
(Two-week Challenge)
8. Office/Legal

Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung
The first saeguk office drama.

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    I loved the epic office fight between the Historians and Secretariat

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Has anyone seen the drama Thank You? I started watching this with my mother, and am wondering how this ends???

Thank you in advance.

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    Are you really up for spoilers?
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    From what I recall the FL was definitely in a better spot than where she started in that she embraced her independence and who she was. And the OTP sailed in a very understated way. The little girl was the highlight of the show for me though!

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    I watched it. I don’t remember much that happened in between. Do you want to know how it really ends? Or just a bit of info like happy, vague or sad ending?

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    One of my favorite dramas.

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    This is among my favorite dramas that I rewatch every now and then when I think I need a melo or Jang Hyuk fix. It’s a beautiful drama that ended on a positive note.

    It’s a 2007 drama and I don’t think it has aged much. Gong Hyo-Jin was so natural in that role to portray the innocence, vulnerability and resilience. Thirteen years later, I found myself unable to watch her in When Camellia Blooms because I’ve seen the superior version in Thank You and it’s “acting” in WCB. And I have been a GHJ fan until WCB.

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      Thank You really is a lovely low key drama, well written and well acted. I haven’t seen the ending yet, but so far it’s been wonderful. Thank you for your feedback.

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      I see what you mean with GHJ in Thank You vs WCB. Amazing.

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Was Hospital Playlist a pre-made show?

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    Yes I guess it was fully pre produced by the time it was released.

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      No, Hospital Playlist was not preproduced. They started early but filming was still ongoing when the drama aired.

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        Hmmm… I was wondering if the love lines were set, or they changed due to the viewers’ shipping wars.

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For those into the Contract Marriage trope, Brilliant Heritage has a new (to me) take on it. You might find it interesting…although it is one of those 120 episode daily soaps in the oldest makjang tradition.

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    I’m half-way watching it and didn’t realize it was a daily drama! I guess because I only watch the last 2 (So the last hour) on Sunday. I really thought it was a weekend drama…mmm, learn something new every day.

    I really can’t stand the father. In the last episode I watched, he was dumping on the responsible son because he didn’t help make up for his brother’s shortcomings. The father also told him if he wanted to move to leave his daughter there. Huh? Where I go, she goes. Even though the daughter said for her dad to move so he could have a life 😥. Idk, I’m trying to hold on for the contract marriage (because that is my ultimate catnip) but that father is making it so hard because he’s so mean.

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      I should add that this kind of contract marriage is NOT my ultimate catnip but it’s a means to an end.

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      The father is angry with his third son because of the four(?) life insurance taken out on the father without the father’s knowledge. It was just to help out his salesman friend in need… The son still should have told his father. Most often, I think a decent talk would resolve misunderstandings like this, but in this case I’m not sure because the relationship was already pretty bad …

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        Yes that is part of it but the last ep I watched, he told the son he (the son) thought he was better than his brothers.

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#AprilSixWordsChallenge – At work.

Work? What’s that? T’was all fun!

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Beanies, any feedback on Yoo Na’s Street would be appreciated.

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    It’s among my all time favorites but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea. In a nutshell, it’s a slice of life drama about people living in the margin – an ensemble piece with memorable characters whose up and down are what this story is about. A mix of tears and laughters.

    It’s a gem, kind of like the drama version of the J movie Shoplifters. It also turns me into a fan of Kim’s Ok-bin who’s as cool as a cucumber.

    Try a few episodes and see how you like it – make it to at least Ep 3 to get a grasp. It’s not a drama suitable for binging but perhaps one or two episodes per day.

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    In top 10 of my all time fave drama list. Like PYC said it’s not for everyone. I absolutely loved it though to the extent I was watching it without subs because I was so impatient!

    The characters felt like real people who you might know in real life. Great acting!

    Also loved the use of flashbacks. Very different from how usual dramas use it.

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      O was thinking of watching it sometime soon butt…it has 50 epsiodes!! (Surprising tho, since it’s a jtbc drama!)

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        It might have been a weekend drama. I dont quite remember. It was kind of like a remake of a classic drama by the same writer.

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        Googled it. It was a Mon-Tues drama. The classic drama is The Moon of Seoul. It aired in 1994 and starred Han Seok-kyu and Choi Min-shik.

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          Usually Mon-Tue drama’s are short tho. But since you put it in your top 10, I might just give it a try. Since you’ve watched it, can you tell me how long each episode is?

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        I’ve been a jTBC fangirl since launch because they bring so much varieties to dramaland and their in house production company treats their staffs well.

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#AprilSixWordsChallenge – Future

More. Talking. Heads!!! Turn. Off. Before. ……. 😵

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