Beanie level: Errand boy

Recalled: best twist ever

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Somewhere In Between: finds solace in the tiny spaces between the bricks of relentless uniformity

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Shades of the Heart – extremely sad stories turned into happy ones.

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Korean Film Festival, The Swordsman, Jang Hyuk

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This is a great article from the Korea Times, about Squid Game and subtitles https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=315965

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    That’s in fact my major issues with Netflix subtitles when ‘hyeong’, ‘unni’, ‘hymoni’ are almost always replaced by the person’s name, thus depriving especially the new watchers of learning the Korean context. By comparison, many fan subs in the earlier era are taking pain to do extra subtitles to explain the Korean usage and meaning.

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      My ear is starting to pick up the differences between those words and the subtitles. I like too what he says at the end about Korean culture needing no apology globally.

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Chen Kun: so far I’ve only seen Rise of the Phoenixes, Painted Skin, YingYang Master, and Lost in 1949. How could anyone be this beautiful?

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The Crowned Clown. Enjoying this, especially after Beyond Evil, but I may go back to BE for another watch before too long. Yeo Jin-goo is so talented and has gone from strength to strength as an actor

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    Indeed.

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    I watched The Crowned Clown and enjoyed it. Yeo Jin-goo is a terrific actor. I’m currently rewatching Hotel Del Luna 🙂

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    Could you explain why BE is so acclaimed? I finished it last weekend but couldn’t really see why it separates itself from others in its category, Good Detective, Justice, etc..

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      I loved Good Detective too. I’d hate to compare one at the expense of the other.
      Beyond Evil was compelling. A tight mystery set in a small community. The focus on the two leads and their shifting relationship captivated me. The acting was top class, especially Shin Ha-kyun and his tragedy. On top of that, the mystery. The weakness was the villians, a bit OTT imo.
      As always, I loved the depth and warmth in the relationships.
      The cinematography was dark and evocative. The ost is on a loop for me. I guess it’s a personal response but SHK got a Baeksang for his role.

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        I couldn’t agree more about the villains. I guess I was expecting to be blown away, given it took the grand prize for tv and screenplay, and I benchmarked against the shows I mentioned (the dad getting executed in the Good Detective really shocked me).
        I also agree the performances were strong, tho I had a hard time understanding YJG’s character motivations in the first half. Thanks for the response!

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          yep, that execution was blindsiding, and provided motivation for what was to follow. I just loved it.

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Note to self: stay away from fan wall until I watch Red Sky. *Itchy fingers. Suspenseful feelings. Frustrated face.*

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    This color palette is beautiful.

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      and the color of the sky matches her umbrella’s color too…

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Jung Jae-young

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Episode 12, a low spot and a nail-biting finish…

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    Every time Moon So-ri rolls her eyes, I love her character more.

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      She’s been horrible to Choi Ban-seok and is now getting a taste of the same experience. I’m expecting her to realise what she did. I loved the dressing down he gave her, although telling her she was a failure was pretty bad. He nailed her obsequiousness though.

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        The “tea lady” treatment she gave CBS is unforgivable. Her relegation to R&D team is therefore a just dessert. However, she has evolved to a more capable person knowing there’s more than one way to your career goals than blindly following instructions from the boss.

        This is certainly a well-thrashed out female character.

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The two and this conversation must surely go down as a classic moment in k-drama. They are already making me care about them.

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So many pretty dimples. 😍

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Jung Ha-In so good to see him again in D.P.

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A delightful OTP. Episode 13 and I’m hoping nothing spoils it.

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This family – Koo Se-ra’s first day as Chairperson

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    GOO SE-RA! GOO SE-RA! GOO SE-RA!!!

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      She is one of, if not the best, FL in dramaland. Apart from her brilliant, feisty personality, no one puts her back in her box. She stands up to crusty old men, she makes people listen to her, and she won’t be crushed by the competition.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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    This was a great show! 🙂

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    The family poses! You really can see where Goo Sera got her feisty dorkiness from 🤣 Loved this drama so much!

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      They are nuts. It’s the most convincing family I’ve seen in dramaland. You can even see a surprising facial resemblance with her mother. And she has her father’s temperament. I loved the cutlery sword fight with her father. It’s no wonder she’s not intimidated by anyone because she can stand up to her father.

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    Definitely one of the best dramas of 2020!

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      So easy to watch and surprisingly convincing characters considering how OTT she was. So nice too to see a strong woman.

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A life lesson – be careful after day time 🍸

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A variation on the Milgram Experiment

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Devil Judge, beginning of episode 14, 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I did not expect that it would get me like this. So so so very sad.

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Nana as Koo Se-ra is bringing me a bundle of laughs. I’ve only seen her in Kill It and I knew she was beautiful, but this is on another level.

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