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    I’m yet to start My Liberation Notes but so looking forward to see the charismatic SSK in my screen again!!

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    He does mysterious so well.

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      I “discovered” him in Designated Survivor. It was difficult to know what sort of person he was in that for a while. V mysterious.

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        I loved him in that role, and that show did such a good job of casting a lot of men who look like they could be up to shady business. You just didn’t know who was being honest for a very long time.

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        Yup, that was my first encounter of him too. Great ensemble drama that I’ve watched twice already. SSK plays so handsomely as the President’s Chief of Staff.

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Adding this because it has a list of new films I\’m wanting to catch up on.
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=327108

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    What a list! But when will we be able to see these outside Korea??

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      I’ll go to the dark side to see some and I’ll keep an eye out at the local cinema most likely to show, as well as Netflix and our TV station that may pick up some, as well the Korean film festival when it rolls round in my city. I’m always on the lookout.

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        Broker is the one I look forward to most. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifter is among the best movies I’ve seen in recent times.

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          Another non-Korean film that features a Korean actor is Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon, set in New Orleans and starring the stunning Jeon Jong-seo (Burning, The Call). It was at some film festival quite a while ago. I wonder when it will be released in cinemas.

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          I’ve only read about Shoplifter. It’s had v good reviews.

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Anyone who has suffered from student evaluations will recognise this.
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=326343

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    I feel you. It seems like language instructors / private school teachers get universally treated like rubbish 🙄

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And this, Dr Romantic E1, S1

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    wait… a season 2?? how can they tell the story and have a season 2………. i’m disheartened to read that the perspective was changed to be more relevant to the american audience… or did i misread that part…

    well, i’m looking forward to watching it, regardless… hoping it does justice to the book.
    *fingers crossed*

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      From what I’ve read, they envision it as a four season show though as of now, it’s only been picked up for the first eight episodes.

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        well dangit… i only have a 3 month subscription to appleTV+…. grrrr.

        might have to sign up later, becuz i really liked The Morning Show and i’m starting a few other shows…. man, they know how to suck you in, don’t they…

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      No, you are right, according to the reviewer… less focus on her story and more on the contrast between Korean and American cultures. I haven’t read the book, but on the basis of this review, I’m going to read the book and not sully my experience of that with the drama, or maybe decide later.

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        i totally recommend reading the book – i bought it because i wanted a copy for myself to reread over and over later…

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    That explains why I can’t find who played Noa 😒

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      i forgot that Noa is supposed to be the spitting image of Hansu… i’m assuming Lee Min Ho will be playing both parts? hmmm…. can’t wait for friday….

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    Actually, when I think about it @mmmmm this follows directly on our earlier conversations about when “it depends “. Clearly it is the perfect example of when. 😆 🤣 😂

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All credit to #kdramafeed
The problem is the sizing.

https://kdramafeed.tumblr.com/post/678451299944153088

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My delivery service has closed. I\’ve been promoted!!!! I\’m on the rooftop. Everyone is invited for Korean BBQ. BYO soju and makgeolli. Let\’s party 🎉🎉🎉🍖♨️🔥🥩🥓

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A new generation of anti-feminism having an impact on the South Korean election held today.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60643446

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    “Me first” as the antifeminist answer to “Me too” makes me both want to cry and to kick those idiots in the shin. Yikes!

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      Just read that Yoon Suk-yeol has won the election. His campaign was based on an appeal to those “me first” entitled voters. He has also obstructed the reform of the prosecution (refer to Forest of Secrets). I’m fearing this won’t be good for South Korea’s journey towards gender equity and accountability. I hope I’m wrong.

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        😢

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          Just read this in the Korea Herald, “By gender, Yoon outpaced Lee with 49.5 percent of male voters and Lee led among women voters with 49.6 percent.” An appeal to populism always works (my tone, bitterly ironic).

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From The Korea Times on excessive drinking in dramas.

https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=324758

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Juvenile Justice – looks interesting. Kim Hye-soo always delivers.
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=323319

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    It has Lee Sung-min too.

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      Yes. He seems to be in everything. I thought he was wonderful in Misaeng and The Spy Gone North.

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    I have such strong feelings about this based on what we now know about brain development that I need to wait for the reviews.

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      Interesting. So are you saying approaches to youth crime should be more progressive. This is something I know nothing about. I’m ready to learn.

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An interview with the writer of Our Beloved Summer
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=323191

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    Her understanding of and take on on her peers come through OBS with authenticity.

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      She “got” her characters really well. They were idiosyncratic but understandable. I loved the humour.

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