Beanie level: Entertainer-in-training

With shades of horror and Life on Mars, SF8’s White Crow is enigmatic and compelling

https://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/10/30/full-circle-sf8-white-crow/

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It’s time to bring it on home.
#OctobINAR is at an end, my friend.
Join us for episodes 15 and 16 of I’m Not a Robot
What: The final episodes of #OctobINAR

When: Sat 31 Oct, 8am AEDT
Here’s a handy time and data converter
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20201030T210000&p1=240&p2=136&p3=48&p4=64&p5=159&p6=535&p7=176&p8=145&p9=tz_nzdt&p10=tz_myt

Where: Our lovely Kosmi #OctobINAR room for the final time 
https://app.kosmi.io/room/fx9ujh

Hope to see you there!

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It’s happening this weekend. The episodes you’ve been anticipating and dreading.
Join us for episodes 11-14 of I’m Not a Robot

What: #OctobINAR of course!

When: Sat 24 & Sun 25 Oct, 8am AEDT
Again, the time and data converter is attached
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20201023T210000&p1=240&p2=136&p3=48&p4=64&p5=159&p6=535&p7=176&p8=145&p9=tz_nzdt&p10=tz_myt

Where: Our lovely Kosmi #OctobINAR room
https://app.kosmi.io/room/fx9ujh

Hope to see you there!

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It’s the end of the world in my review of SF8’s Baby It’s Over Outside

https://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/10/19/nothing-literal-sf8-baby-its-over-outside/

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My mood.
Kim Min-kyu is my mood this #OctobINAR, complete with the bed and the wonderland of surrealist imagery above his head. Is he the empty easel? The lonely figure lost on a giant chessboard? The empty pot? The unread books in a lonely distant forest?
Basically #OctobINAR is cancelled.
Just (half) kidding.
Due to the wonderful gift-that-keeps-on-giving that is 2020, we only have one day of INAR this weekend – tomorrow. We’ll make up the other two episodes later.

What: #OctobINAR of course!

When: Saturday 16 October, 8am AEDT

Where: Our lovely Kosmi #OctobINAR room
https://app.kosmi.io/room/fx9ujh

Hope to see you there!

My piece on SF8’s Blink and how it showcases Korea’s techno-optimism

http://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/10/14/koreas-technological-optimism-sf8-blink/

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It turns out that I’m Not a Robot really is a show for 2020.
The story of a reclusive man who has to hole up inside his house to avoid human contact? One who only goes outside with a mask and gloves? INAR really is a show ahead of its time.
And you can join us as we continue our rewatch for #OctobINAR.

Where: Kosmi in a permanent room https://app.kosmi.io/room/fx9ujh

When: 0800AEDT on Saturday 10 October 2020 and Sunday 11 October. This week I have attached a time and date converter (sorry Asia!)

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20201009T210000&p1=240&p2=136&p3=48&p4=64&p5=159&p6=535&p7=176&p8=145&p9=tz_nzdt&p10=tz_myt

What: Due to technological issues last week, we still have half an hour of episode 4 to finish. After that it’s 5&6 and then 7&8 on Sunday.

Hope to see you there!

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Wherein it was perfect and now it\’s over and all I have to offer is 😭😭😭😭
Thank you @saya, @laica and @chickachunga

https://dramasoverflowers.net/2020/10/04/stranger-2-episodes-15-16-review/

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    Great read as always, thank you all for improving our already exquisite watching experience with your insightful and pertinent takes.

    I was taken aback by the dream scene, I felt it was a major stylistic left turn, but most of all, I was bothered by the fact that Shi-Mok had mentioned in S1 not having dreams (when Yeo-Jin told him to call her if he had nightmares about the break-in), so that change should’ve been noteworthy to SM (not necessarily to YJ, as she hadn’t been aware of his condition at the time, and had no reason to connect the dots afterwards nor to retain that information). I could be missing something or perhaps SM simply acknowledges the developments in his symptoms without addressing them for us.

    I was initially horrified at the bizarre idea of SM having a prophetic dream, but then I realized what SM saw was not 3 (former-)colleagues walking away from him towards “the Light”, but 3 close colleagues he respected and lost in a tragic and irreversible way, whereas Kang just chose to walk a different path (and can still be in SM’s life to an extent). The way YJ’s mind went to the concerning what-if re: Yoon is just an extension of her caring character. Reading your take on the dream sequence made me understand and appreciate it more.

    You’re doing S01 starting next week? That is awesome! We’re all trying to fill the FoS-sized hole in our hearts, what better way than going for another round?

    Love to you and all your readers, stay safe!

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      Ooh I’d forgotten about that detail from Season 1! The dream really worked for me though.

      Thanks for reading. We were just kidding about covering Season 1, but I did recap it with @sailorjumun here on Dramabeans, if you want something to accompany your rewatch 😉

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        Not gonna lie, I did tear up when they started walking away from him. Even when puzzled by the writer’s choice, I can’t fault the execution. I guess that’s just how masterpieces work.
        Aw, I thought you were going to continue the double-ep review format for S1. I did enjoy the recaps and would always read them as soon as they came out, and I’ll absolutely have them on deck for the rewatch. Thank you very much.

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    Thanks so much for sharing.

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    ❤️❤️❤️

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I know what you’re thinking – after three years how can she possibly have something new to say about I’m Not a Robot. And… you would be right!

But you know what I love about the show? Apart from the million things I already mentioned about what I love about the show? It’s the way in which it repeats imagery to show growth between characters and the contrast between Aji and Jia.

#OctobINAR continues at 7am AEST tomorrow (Sunday), just don’t ask me what that is in the US I got it wrong this morning and got in trouble.

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    For thos in North America:

    7am AEST Sunday is 3:00PM MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME/ 5:00PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME Saturday (tomorrow)
    ☺️

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    Yes, someone at Soompi wrote that YSH overacted in this drama. I didnt think so. But watching it again, I think it may feel that way because he portrays a cartoonish character. Someone who is socially awkward but he is a child at heart. Like he stopped growing after 14. Think of someone with Aspergers. Or Peter Pan.

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    Oooh! I love INAR. This might help me get over my sorrow of FoS2 ending. Great idea.

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    Wait when you said OctobINAR yesterday, I thought you were referring to PAST TIMES not RIGHT NOW TIMES

    I honestly don’t think my heart can really handle this drama again yet. I need a full 5-year break because I’m still digesting my last 3 watches. God I love this show so much.

    how dare people say my baby YSH overacted! He acted PERFECTLY. It is his most perfect incarnation, alongside baby Bok-soo! 😭😭😭

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      No no no, I’m referring to a very real 2020 OctobINAR that started this last weekend.
      And also Kim Min-Kyu’s whole thing with the mask and the baton and being shut up in his house is very this year. The show might resonate on a different level with you if you join us.
      Jooooiin ussss…. I’ll put the watch details on discord.

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It’s that time of year, beanies.
It is #OctobINAR!!!

Starting tomorrow morning my time I will be watching two episodes of the wonderful, beautiful, perfect I’m Not a Robot on Kosmi on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
When: 7am (AEST) Saturday and Sunday mornings (6pm CST Friday and Saturday nights)
Where: Kosmi in a permanent room at https://app.kosmi.io/room/fx9ujh
Join us for all the laughs and the heartrending sobbing as we take this journey for another year. And if you haven’t seen INAR before – this is your opportunity! Drop in and enjoy.

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I call him Henry

The School Nurse Files

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Wherein @saya, @laica, @chickachunga and myself gush over this amazing show and approach incoherence in time for the finale…

https://dramasoverflowers.net/2020/09/27/stranger-2-episodes-13-14/

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    Will find quality time to read this – you people’s take is as good as the show!

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    Thank you, I enjoyed reading this – some excellent observations. I am restraining myself until the recap. I’m even trying not to read too much from the fan wall. The unbearable tension that the last few episodes have generated are like nothing else…. Can’t wait until next week, don’t want it to end.

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Control Hwang Shi-mok?

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    Yes that wa actually very funny 😂
    Yeonjae’s face says it all.

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    He really has no clue 😉😅

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      To be fair to Woo, he didn’t say he could control SM specifically. I think he just meant that, even though the Supreme Prosecutors Office wasn’t supposed to do criminal cases, he’d picked someone from his team so that he could keep an eye on things. I’m not sure about this, but Lee Yeon-jae seemed to be implying that SM had been chosen because his Season 1 experience made him ideal for turning the tables on Hanjo. I interpreted Woo’s reply to her question as an attempt to reassure Yeon-jae that he had no intention of attacking Hanjo.

      But generally, yes I agree Woo still believes he can just whisk SM off the case.

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    I scoffed.

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    I’m curious as to what makes WTH to the upper echelon of the prosecution pinnacle – even KSH shows what it takes and i don’t doubt a bit about Choi Bit’s credentials.

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I love the School Nurse Files so much. My only problem is that it was too short and parts of it felt rushed. But overall I’d give it 9/10. It was amazing.

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So I tried to watch the first episode of Love By Chance Season 2 out of some kind of morbid curiosity and it is exactly what I thought it would be except worse.
Pass!

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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Zombie Detective is as weird and hilarious as I was hoping.

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    Play all the way.

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    I tried, but the dialogue in ep 1 was strange. The guy just met the other and he’s already so interested and so direct? How would that not make anyone run? Unless there was something behind all that strange attitude? Maybe it deserves another chance.

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SF8’s second piece in the anthology is a classic quest for faith in a modern setting
#SF8Manxin
https://invisibledragon.home.blog/2020/09/23/choosing-free-will-sf8-manxin/

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Wherein my heart dam breaks and spills feelings everywhere and I\’m probably wrong about everything – AGAIN.

https://dramasoverflowers.net/2020/09/20/stranger-2-episodes-11-12/

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You guys should probably have told me to shut a up a looong time ago…

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