Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Innate creativity. Koreans having something to say:

https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=340385

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    Thanks for sharing it was an interesting article. The link didn’t work properly for me it kept reloading the page but I googled it and read it that way.
    It made me think of the very small theatres we see in the dramas where the audience is really close to the stage and there are usually only a few people present to witness the actors at work.

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On cultural insensitivity in kdramas
https://m.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20221109000713

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    Thank you for sharing!

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    Thanks for the article. It was a good read.

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    I called it out several times on this very website and more people were telling me I did not understand or there was no problem. Since it was their favorite, it should be overlooked.

    Huh. Funny that.

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How Webtoons Became Go-To Source Material for Screen Adaptation in Korea
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=337444

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    Interesting article thanks for sharing. Can’t believe they didn’t mention Yumi’s cells but like they said they numbers were high and it was surprising how many of the titles I recognised.

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    Thanks for posting this, really interesting.

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Carter, with Joo Won will be a must-see film. I’ve been wondering what he’s been up to. https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=333795

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks like it will be an interesting watch for those who can handle these kinds of films.

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Sword, Snow Stride

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    My precioussses

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      Lol. Those little guys! I have completed 28 of 38 episodes (Viki US). I love it especially ML Zhang Ruo Yun.

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        I loved their attitude. All the mythical beasts were random, but I loved them, but most of all the Hukui (the baby tigers). The whole drama is staying with me. I loved Zhang Ruo Yun. What a great character. Like Joy of Life, he played a similar character, but different too – more exuberant in JOL. He manages to get humour into his roles, so he’s not boringly earnest. I’m wondering if I should watch another drama with him in it. Any recommendations?

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    Oh, interesting! As a historical note, I was in SK in the 80s and the Koreans all sang Elvis songs for karaoke (in the days when you had to actually know the lyrics, there wasn’t a screen with the words projected) so I can confirm Baz’s opinion.🎶

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      I love the way Koreans borrow, adapt and make their own into something entirely wonderful and original.

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Dragons, the weather and the dubious influence of makgeolli ( because dragons are real).
https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=332363

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https://m.koreatimes.co.kr/pages/article.asp?newsIdx=332031
Korean studies and the K-Vibe.
I like what David Tizzard says about Orientalism and the switch from government funded soft diplomacy.

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    Thanks for sharing that interesting article of a summer programme for international students which contrasts with the article someone shared about women travelling to Korea to find their very own Oppa. Where the similarities came in for me was the phrase that everyone felt their version of Korea was THE Korea. It reminded me of when Americans say they love the British accent when there is no such thing with so many dialects existing according to location, class, age etc.

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      So true. I guess we all have our versions of Korea that are as much about ourselves as they are about the country. But that’s Orientalism, isn’t it.

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        Thanks for reading. Appreciate you both taking the time to consider the ideas.

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          Wow, was that your article? It was really well written, you must love your job♥️ Welcome to DramaBeans🙋‍♀️

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          Wow!! It’s you. I always read your articles.

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            Not sure if the Dramabeans site is playing up for everyone but it’s has been freezing and bouncing around. It’s showing the notification for me when this response is clearly nested under Tizzard’s comment so not sure if he will see it.

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          I want to attend the classes. 😆

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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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