Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Does Netflix know what I check out on YouTube? I recently revisited Gaho’s wonderful OST “Start Over” from ITAEWON CLASS and when I called up Netflix on Roku ITAEWON CLASS was waiting for me. Mmm!

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    Invisible connections 📶↔️

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    🍪 are everywhere !

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    ya! .. they just need to use netflix youtube or general youtube data to get your profile.. just as they get financial data from credit bureaus

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@elinor. Your bts pic from ALCHEMY OF SOULS brought to mind this bts pic from HWARANG.
Of the three claimants to the throne in the 2 pics holding swords, who is holding his correctly?

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    Good job, Park Hyung-sik! At least he isn’t imminently going to hurt himself or someone else.

    I know they’re prop swords, it just cracks me up for no good reason. As does PSJ’s expression.

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      Of course with PHS being naturally ‘royal’ he would know how to safely handle a sword. With the other two guys is would be bye bye fingers.

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    Maybe PSJ is lamenting his bad hair..and PHS is just glad his isn’t as bad..

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So Lee Yoo-young will be helping Kang Ha-neul take down corrupt prosecutor Heo Sung-tae in JTBC’s INSIDER. She and Yoon Shi-yoon already did that in YOUR HONOR. From eps. 24 (my favorite scene):

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    I loved your honor and I love lee yoo-young, should I consider watching Insider? have you watched it?

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      Hi @unniunni. I am indeed watching INSIDER and loving it. It is becoming one of my favorites of the year. Episodes 7 and 8 aired last week so we are half way through. You can catch up.

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Thanks Ji Chang-wook for taking a chance on a musical.

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It is so nice to see Yoo Seung-ho again in hanbok. I loved episode one of MOONSHINE.

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    Dang, is that out already???

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      Yes and MOONSHINE makes the fourth saeguk I am live watching. The others of course are SRI&J. TRS, and LEE BANG WON. It will be a rough few weeks until the first two wrap things up.

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        I thought I would see it, but GONG YOO comes into my bedroom in 2 days, so I should keep my schedule open. 😂

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SQUAD 38 memory. Seo In-guk hold his own in a fist fight with Ma Dong-seok.
Enjoy. Yes, let’s get those two back together @redfox.

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Thinking about Junho’s RED SLEEVE CUFF ratings promise got be reminiscing of GRAND PRINCES’s 3 leads fulfillment of a ratings promise of free hugs. Go down pre-pandemic memory lane. May 9, 2018.

Thanks @miky for the heads up on this cameo. THE RED SLEEVE’s Wikipedia page lists Ha Seok-jin as making a special appearance. Prince Sado?

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    HSJ worked with THE RED SLEEVE/RED SLEEVE CUFF PD Jung in RADIANT OFFICE (2017).

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    This scene creeped me out!

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      I was waiting for both episodes to be subbed on Viki before watching. So I will watch episode one tonight. If that is Prince Sado I am not surprised about being ‘creeped out’.
      If you want to continue your Prince Sado education you can watch the film THE THRONE (2015) with Yoo Ah-in playing Prince Sado. It is well done. It has one of my sageuk sages, @kiara’s recommendation.
      Here is a review from “The Korea Herald”:
      http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150916001125

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        I have seen that movie! Yoo Ah did a phenomenal job portraying Prince Sado.

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        He’s not Prince Sado, altjhough if you’ve already watched you know.
        Subs have been really quick for this one, like only two hours later they were out.
        It makes you think Viki hires its own sub team when they are really interested.

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          You mean I was faked out @eazal! I didn’t get to RSC last night. It will be tonight’s viewing. Yes the RSC team at Viki has been terrific in getting timely subs. (Though as of now still not 100%. I believe reading in the past that the delay in reaching 100% sometimes has to do with subtitling ost lyrics which Viki gratefully provides unlike Kocowa and Netflix (iirc).

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I believe tvN’s SECRET ROYAL INSPECTOR & JOY will be Lee Joon-hyuk (1984)’s first sageuk appearance. A Crown Prince no less. Episode one airs Nov. 8, 2021.

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    I really didn’t need one more reason to watch this drama, but he is definitely a very good one!

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I am particularly impressed how well Junho looks in hanbok and period costuming for his upcoming sageuk RED CUFF SLEEVE.
Seeing his pics reminded be how well Shin Hyun-Soo looked in BOSSAM.

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    Yes, I agree. For Shin Hyun Soo, I think the blue/purple colors really suited him; they we’re my favorite.

    Probably the only good thing out of Homme Fatale was seeing Junho in bright hanboks. Totally loving what I’m seeing so far with RCS as well.

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      I also liked SHS in green.
      HOMME FATALE is available on Viki US and I really should work it in before RSC begins. It has to be tongue in cheek. I really like Junho in the teal outfit (2nd pic) (that’s the color I think) in Miky’s post below.

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        It’s not the best movie nor Junho’s best work to be honest. That second picture I was distracted by the staff in the background lol but yes so much pretty! 😍

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          That is why HF has been pretty much on the back burner for me. He completed the film before beginning his military service and the premise of the film was weird. I have no idea if it has any historical basis. I am too lazy to research.
          Maybe @kiara and @ wishfultoki can chime in. Was there such a thing as a male gisaeng in Joseon? I am sure gigolos have been around since the beginning of time but…

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            I’m sure they would know. Although I think the producer did say it was only fiction, in regards to strictly a male gisaeng. But maybe kiara or toki know more?

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            It’s improbable in male-dominant Joseon. The gibangs existed to entertain men.
            I’ll go with fiction unless we are talking about early Korea, where women ruled the kingdom and had more than one husband.

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            Thanks @kiara. I passed on RED SKY and AFFECTION but will be picking up the two upcoming sageuks. I believe you said you would be watching RED SLEEVE CUFF so hopefully we will have a place to hang out.

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    I still am not fully recovered from how pitifully he died in Bossam.

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      I never did finish Bossam but why am I not surprised his character died? Was it to save the princess?

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        He was dumb. Hurtful but that pretty much summarized everything.

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        In a way yes and also Ba-woo. Dae-yeop (SHS) formed a plan to kill his “father” V.P. Lee but at the critical moment dropped the sword (see 2nd pic in next post) and turned his back on the bas**rd who picked it up and ran DY through the back.
        (To refresh my memory I went to the excellent @wishfultoki’s blog:
        https://sageukclub.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/bossam-stealing-fate-episode-20-recap-final-episode/)

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          I can’t even like your comment because if the lingering anger as to why ********* did you drop your sword in front of the person I were about to kill and slowly turning your back to him and slowly walking away? What were you thinking in your head? I just went omg while watching that scene.

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            Lol. As soon as Dae-yeop dropped his sword I knew he was a goner.

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          His father killed him? *gasp* well good thing I didn’t finish this lol

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            His supposed father, the man who raised him, but in truth his real father had been a royal prince. Dae-yeop learns who is actual birth parents are late in the drama. For me it all made his story even sadder. A lot of folks didn’t care for DY (SHS) right from the beginning of the drama but I had a soft spot for the guy.

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            @marcusnyc20 I actually really liked him in this character because it was so different from what I’d seen of him in Waikiki. And ah yes now I remember there was some type of birth secret but I think I stopped watching around the reveal. Maybe I should finish it one day.

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            I had cared for him since the start. 😭

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A different Ji Chang-wook? From his latest film RESTRICTED CALL ( released June 23, 2021).

@beffels, @mellowarmadillo dramadillo and old and new fans of I REMEMBER YOU (2015). IRY has my all-time favorite cast party pic. Here is adult Min/young Min, Park Bo-gum/Hong Eun-taek:

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    Omo! 💗😍💯

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    Thanks for posting! I love PBG in this role. Such a scene stealer too. 🥰

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    I love this. I recommend this show to another kdrama-loving doctor (she specifically loves Gong Yoo and Goblin—and it’s not me!) who is loving it. I just sent her this.

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Shin Hyun-soo fans from BOSSAM-STEAL THE FATE. If you missed it you might want to check out all 6′, 2″ of him in the sweet TWELVE NIGHTS where he played a dancer. The video brings the poster alive.

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    I have to see this!

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      Do check it out. I really enjoyed TWELVE NIGHTS and that is where I became a Shin Hyun-soo fan.
      It broadcast one episode a week on Sunday nights at 11pm on little Channel A for twelve weeks towards the end of 2018. The ratings were terrible but I thought it was a wonderful production and there were a few faithful beanie fans. Maybe more here than in SK. The ratings were terrible. It is available on Viki US.

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    I hope that all those who put it on their watchlists did get around to watching it.

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Shin Hyun-soo fans from BOSSAM-STEAL THE FATE. If you missed it you might want to check out all 6′, 2″ of him in the sweet TWELVE NIGHTS where he played a dancer. The video brings the poster alive.

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    I hadn’t seen this, so glad you shared it. He’s totally different and I like him better here. His acting is much more natural.,

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      The episodes run a little long, like the length of BOSSAM episodes. One of the reasons I took the plunge was that the beginning of episode one takes place in Manhattan and there is a flash of my local subway stop in Queens. Continuity wise it made no sense but I got a kick out of it.
      I enjoyed the drama and liked the leads. Also the wonderful character actress Ye Soo-jung is part of the cast. Here she does not play her usual mother or grandmother but a rather (forgive me) sexy photographer who’s dream is to go to the Serengeti!
      TN also has a nice OST.
      (I took a peak at episode one again and got a look at mid-town Manhattan in 2018. What a contrast to the ghost town it became in 2020.)

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        I can’t even imagine Manhattan as a ghost town. I was there last in 2000. Wow, that makes me feel old.

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    Thanks for posting this clip it’s a gorgeous example of the tone of this drama; the golden hour cinematography, great acting and music that complements and enhances the mood.

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Both Lee Joon-hyuks. 1984 on the left, 1972 on the right.


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‘Alternate’ Navillera universe where CoachLee Moo-young was beloved by his athletes.

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