Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

Hi everyone, here’s our latest What’s Up in Dramaland episode. We spend some time talking about the Atlanta shootings and anti-Asian racism – how we feel about it and what kind of response is needed at times like these.

We also give some cultural and historical context on the Joseon Exorcist cancellation and controversies, and look forward to April dramas.

On a personal note: talking about racism and anti-racism to a mixed audience is always a very fraught experience for a person of colour, and one we never take lightly. But we felt like it was something we had to explicitly address, not just to work through our own anger and grief, but also to counter the direction of some of the discourse that we’ve observed.

I hope, whatever perspective you are coming from as you listen, that it gives you a clearer understanding of structucal racism and the part we all play in it, and the part we can play to dismantle it. Because anti-racism is not a feeling, it’s not a declaration that once you give it, you can go home – it’s work, and it’s work that you continuously have to do and keep doing.

Click the link up top ^ for detailed shownotes including links to further resources and reading.

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Sisyphus eps 11-12 review: https://dramasoverflowers.net/2021/03/28/sisyphus-the-myth-episodes-11-12-review/

apparently I am the only person here who is loving it 🤣

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    I’m actually enjoying it quite a bit. Parts of it. With my brain in the “off” position.

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    I’ve seen clips of episode 11 and 12 on youtube. Seo-hae and Tae-sul are cute.

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    I haven’t started it yet. But if it makes you feel any better I took you advice and picked up Beyond Evil and so far (episode 3) I’m enjoying it a lot. Which, as you know, was always going to be about 50/50 with you and me. 😉

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    *whispers* I’m still stuck in the middle of ep 11… but @ally-le told me the payoff is great once I DO finish it!

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    I like it! I don’t care about the sci-fi element at all. I just like JSW in this! He’s awesome!

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Just dropped our special episode on school bullying!

We talk about about the recent scandals, the reality of school life in Korea, and how to deal with it as fans when our faves fail us.

We were joined Professor CedarBough Saeji, who you may know as ‘The Kpop Prof’, and she had a LOT of insider insight to share, and covered the topic with a lot of breadth and depth. If you have an hour, do listen!

Check out the blog post for the fancy links and references here.

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    Thanks for sharing. Really insightful!

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    That you can be sued for defamation (and tarnishing someone’s reputation) even when you can prove that you’re telling the truth is so fundamentally messed* up.

    *stronger terms are available

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    Great episode! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you so much for another excellent episode! I loved being able to learn a bit more about what is happening in real life. It helped me see bullying from a more macroscopic perspective, as a systemic and structural problem. It also led me to reflect on the positives of a hierarchical society (e.g. respect for elders, mentoring relationships between people of different ages, etc.) and then the challenges that these hierarchies pose, especially within a competitive society, which CedarBough Saeji addresses. So much food for thought!

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Sisyphus 7-8 review that took way too long to write, and is ALL OVER THE PLACE: https://dramasoverflowers.net/2021/03/12/sisyphus-the-myth-episodes-7-8-review/

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    I watched the first two episodes, and from what I recall ALL OVER THE PLACE is kinda on brand for Sisyphus, but maybe I’m wrong.

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      I am totally enjoying it! I think I’m more all over the place than the show, haha!

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We recorded this ep just as the Park Hye-soo news broke, so that’s the story we discuss. We’re in the middle of planning a special episode on everything else (esp the awful Ji-soo revelations), so keep an ear out for that in the next week or two.

Timestamps:

News and updates:
02:00 You’re Beautiful: email from Kristi
04:24 “Adversarial Banmal”
07:45 Park Hye-soo bullying allegations, Dear M postponed
23:13 Star writer Kim Eun-sook ascends to executive creator of new show

Upcoming:
26:38 Mouse (see ep.85!)
27:04 Navillera
30:13 Monthly Magazine Home
35:00 Joseon Exorcist
40:55 Oh! Master (Oh My Ladylord)

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    I like the image used… 🙂

    Feeling (physically) very crappy lately so can’t wait to listen to this when I get off work! Also very interested to see what you have to say in the next podcast after all the terrible Ji-soo stuff.

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      Wow I wonder why you like this entirely random image of some random (VERY EXCELLENT) dude! 😂

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear about the crappiness! Please take it easy and use your spoons carefully and I hope you feel better quickly!

      Also very interested to see how this episode turns out – we’ve got a special guest and we’re taking a slightly different angle on the topic. Look out for it! I’ll probably post it here either way, if I haven’t passed out in a corner, exhausted by the editing of it 😅

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Somebody thought it would be fun to rank and review all of last week\’s premieres: A Drama for Every Day of the Week, and Wandering Reviews of All of ‘em

Dramas inside:
– River Where the Moon Rises
– Sisyphus: The Myth
– Beyond Evil
– Vincenzo
– Times

now I am going to bed for the rest of my life, goodbye 😭

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    it *was* fun, but like all fun, it came with a price

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    You are amazing.

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    I salute you! How did you checked out all those dramas and still managed to write these delightful reviews?
    I only could watch like 4 and have already dropped 2 of those because it was overwhelming. Now you’re telling me I need to make times for Times, too?

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      We have to make time for Time! 😄😄 Thank you for such a nice compliment, you brightened up my day!! 💙

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    I’m sad to say it didn’t capture me at all and I quit before finishing the first episode.

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      Yeah, it has not been quite the heights of epic I was hoping for, but I guess you can’t win them all! Check out Times though, if you enjoy time-bending shenanigans!

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    Saya, don’t do this to me. Your reviews make me want to watch scenes just for CSW, but the show itself is 🙈I can’t.

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      I feel really bad that you watched it and hated it XD XD XD I’m so sorry! I always try to disclaim that my taste is never a guide! Maybe you can just enjoy the reviewing and when the show finishes, check out a Jo Seung-woo highlight reel! 😅

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        Not at all your fault!! If anything, it is testimony to your fine writing 🙂
        I will certainly be following your reviews, and yes, maybe do exactly as you suggest 😉 one can never have enough of JSW on screen.

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    Aaarrggghhh! People, stop trying to make me watch this show!

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      hahaha. I’m not quite sure this will be a show for you (yet) – it’s flashy but a bit faulty, unless you would enjoy JSW regardless…I would say go for Times instead, or Beyond Evil. Both of those are your manor!

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        At least you didn’t come back and say “You and Sisyphus are a perfect match. Never believe anything else”.

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          oh my god I should have, damn!

          but also that is not a line to be used lightly, so I will only use it for a confirmed match XD

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Episode 2 review of Sisyphus is LIVE: https://dramasoverflowers.net/2021/02/18/sisyphus-the-myth-episode-2-review/ courtesy of Anisa (@laica)

Come and play!

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I writed a pretend-review on Sisyphus: Episode 1

come and read and talk to me 😱😱😱

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    Is this post-DB recapping? 🤣🤣🤣

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    I tried to comment but WordPress swallowed my attempts (or do you have moderated comments?). This is what I wrote:

    Please do more.

    I was thinking about the suitcases. If you suppose they are time machines (pretty much a given with that blue glow), with the twist that if you get too far away from them (or perhaps if you die?) then you snap back to your original time, then maybe Tae-san:

    – was kidnapped by the glow-eyed helmet gang

    – tried to escape by travelling forward in time (or was sent?)
    
– through a flux capacitor error, arrived at 30,000 feet
    
– was hit by the white aeroplane of doom and killed/separated from the suitcase
    
– ended up as a dead body in his own time, severely mutilated.


    There are obvious problems with this (eg the trailer has Seo-hae running around unencumbered by suitcases) but maybe Tae-san’s story is something like this.

    Speaking of tropes, I feel the ex-as-therapist fits right into the violation of medical ethics required for any drama (not only K-, it’s pretty much universal).

    Also, we have established that the FL is a hearty if idiosyncratic eater, which is definitely a thing (spoonworms, anyone?). Bonus points if she’s a messy eater, jackpot if a rice grain or strand of ramyeon on her cheek requires sensitive yet shockingly forward wiping away by another character.

    Also, when the pixellated footage of the body appeared I thought “at least they’ve avoided that physically impossible American trope where they say ‘Enhance’ at the computer and… oh, damn!” Apparently Korean for ‘Enhance’ is ‘Hyung!’

    I assume this is titled Sisyphus because Seo-hae will end up rejuvenated in her own time and will go back again… and again… and…

    Rushed comment because Episode 2 will make it look stupid in about 3 hours. Enjoying this show so far.

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      oo fixed and replied! GREAT theories!

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        Thank you! Sorry to be so impatient. Commenting somewhere for the first time is always a bit of an emotional deal for me.

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          no sorry! I hope we’ll see you a lot! And I understand, I also kind of shrink away from commenting. I’ll write it all up, then run away without posting it. 😅

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In other news, I\’ve sort of been roped into doing this thing semi-regularly: Drama Addict Diary.

Uh, it\’s difficult to explain, but all I can say is that if you are interested in reading stuff I write, you may enjoy it. Maybe. Or will be sensibly run away and find somebody with a longer attention span. Hee! I make no apologies 😂

This is what I\’m doing instead of writing my book 🙄

PS, feedback always welcome, requests always considered, talk to me~

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      Ooooh yes! I am interested! Checking it out right after typing this in.
      I am not very active here anymore hence the late reply.

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        I hope you are okay and doing well wherever you are though! <3

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          I am!
          Also I am on twt (very loud on it though) and we follow each other 🙂

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            haha I am very quiet on twitter! my MO is to only look at my notifications, post every so often when I am sure I won’t regret what I’ve said when I’m 80, and vigorously avoid everything else! (which apparently is also how we have missed each other!)

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      LMAO and I am the opposite. I usually end up semi-regretting half of what I say the very next morning 😛
      Though it’s a good thing you haven’t seen me spazz about my kpop boys and Seo In Guk cuz that is always embarrassing in retrospect😂

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    Oh, Im looking forward to reading this! And the background is very pretty.

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      isn’t it? paroma chose it and I love it! (have fun reading!)

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    Loved your list. Needed you on the Vagabond watch!

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      y u remind me of that waste of time drama blergh!

      but the op credits were AMAZING

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    Yay!

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Hello friends!

So I’m way behind on Run On, but I hear it is THE BEES’ KNEES, and to that end, Paroma (@festerfaster), Anisa (@laica) and Rimi (@greenfields) will be hosting a livestream on Sunday for our very own wrap-party! It’s live, it’s interactive, it’s probably going to be a little bit silly, but it will be 1000% better with you there. Can you come?

That’s Sunday the 14th of February, 2021 (yep, Valentine’s Day, and you know the best way to spend it is with a drama you love!)

The time is 11am EST / 4pm UK / 9.30pm IST.

You can set yourself a reminder on youtube by clicking through here: https://youtu.be/VH2cusH5Wqk

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Aaaahhh how is it 2021 already?

I sincerely hope everyone is doing as well as possible, staying safe and looking after each other. It’s really been a year, hasn’t it?

Even aside from pandemic concerns, it was a year full of change and difficulties for me on the personal front, but I have taken joy in the friends I have here, and I hope I’ve been able to send back a little of that joy to your days, too, at least on the K-drama front, even if it’s not here on Dramabeans.

I’ve been keeping busy with the podcast – I (finally) learned how to edit audio earlier this year, and after a lot of aborted attempts at the whole process, finally FULLY produced an episode with the Forest of Secrets 2 special. I’m proud of me, I thought I’d never get there!! *pats self*

We had a lot of milestone moments in 2020 with Dramas Over Flowers, from producing some groundbreaking episodes, getting a proper website, doing weekly coverage on airing shows, and welcoming guest writers, to doing our first livestream, meeting fellow fans face-to-face (well, as face-to-face as pandemic living allows!), and joining a podcast network.

I have no idea what this year will bring – does anyone!! – but I hope and pray that you find peace and security in these challenging days of our lives, and also are able to appreciate the many daily blessings that remain to us despite our hardships.

And finally, let me leave you with our end-of-year opus, The Year-End Yak, which is THE LONGEST YAK (ever?), but I hope you’ll have as much fun listening to it as we did producing it. We’re particularly excited about our own end-of-year awards, the Goguma Awards, and there’s some good stuff inside, if I do say so myself! (I don’t want to spoil it for you, but honestly, Lee Joon-hyuk…)

Love and finger-hearts to you all 💙💙💙

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    And listen out for some beanie voices in there! We had some really wonderful listener notes, thank you 💙💙

    @cloggie @saner @leetennant @greenfields @rueffie (hope I tagged you right!)

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    PS @eazal, check out the Good Detective love, I agree that it hasn’t got the recognition it deserved 😢

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      Oh! I will check this the minute I arrive home!!!
      I can’t say enough times how good this drama is!!!

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      I finally got the time to listen to the podcast!!!
      Thanks so much for such a heartfelt defense of one of the best dramas this 2020 has given us.
      I liked what you said about liking it better than Forest of Secrets 2, mainly because the FoS2 experience was a collective one, and I totally concur. Discussing it in the fan wall and on every recap was really helpful to notice those little details that I skipped, and I loved all the discussion it brought on so many issues. But watching The Good Detective I was on my own: my doubts, my rage, my frustration was just mine, so I think that’s why I feel so close to it.
      You put on words my exact feelings about it!!!

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    Congrats on all those exciting achievements and milestones!❤️

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      thank you!! we didn’t get there alone – it was because of everyone’s support and love, so it’s a collective achievement really!

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    I’m excited to listen!

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Excited to share this piece about drama endings with you all, a special guest piece courtesy of a very well-loved beanie. Please check it out and leave a comment for her if you have some time!

The Sense of an Ending: A Writer’s Take on Final Episodes

As a PS, we haven\’t said it officially, but we welcome thoughtful guest posts if you have something to say about a show/theme – especially if you\’re missing the outlet of the TOTM prompts. If you have something you really want to write about, feel free to drop us an email at dramasoverflowers@gmail.com outlining your idea (i.e. a pitch), and we\’ll come back to you. 💙

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Last call for Yak Tea! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yak-tea-tickets-133491656137

Hope everyone is safe and warm and generally happy wherever you are – not just today, but may all your days be secure and kind, and spent in beloved company. 💙 💙 💙

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hello friends!

Just popping in to invite you to an impromptu online tea party (it\’s called Yak Tea!) Christmas day, especially if you are in need of some company and laughs. You can wear your jammies, but come armed with hot victuals!

We\’ll play some silly games, and Anisa\’s mom has really generously agreed to give us a special session of Ask Ammi, if you have any real-life need for counselling (questions can be submitted anonymously). RSVP here: https://dramasoverflowers.net/2020/12/20/join-us-in-the-year-end-yak-yak-tea/

Also, if you\’d like to share what got you through 2020, we\’d love to feature your audio clips on our showpiece episode of the year, the Year-End Yak. But don\’t worry, even if you don\’t take part, we\’ll still be bringing you the Goguma Awards (new categories this year, lol) and our synthesis of this…unusual year.

(PS, look out for our Spoiled Yak on Forest of Secrets 2 to drop on Christmas Eve!)

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    You guys always do these livestreams on days I work!

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      you’re at work on christmas day?? :(( what timezone are you in? we’ll be around for a little while even if you can’t make the whole programme!

      (this is just a casual hangout though, not a livestream! though that also means it won’t be recorded!)

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        I work in healthcare, so yes! 😂

        I live in the US (central time) so I don’t think I’ll be home in time! Have fun!

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@festerfaster live now with Supriya Nair on Kim Eun-sook dramas!

https://www.instagram.com/festerfaster/live/

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hello friends! oraenmanida!

Rewatching has been on my mind lately and I was wondering about everyone else’s habits. I have made a numbered list of investigative questions for K-drama Science:

1) Do you rewatch dramas? Why/why not?
2) Are there any shows you find yourself *constantly* rewatching?
3) Which shows?
4) This isn’t a question. I am just considering the logistics of stockpiling comfort-watches. That’s a thing right?
5) Anyone else done nanowrimo? How has it gone? Do you have a novel? (is it a secret identity/epistolary romance? Can someone please write one or rec me one I haven’t already read/watched? At a loose end since Dash and Lily reminded me how much I love that genre) ps I don’t think this is a question anymore oops

Here is some coffee humour wrapped in Foil, Arms and Hog (in case you haven’t discovered them yet):

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    1. Yes, because just like rereading a favorite book it’s like visiting a good friend.
    2. I used to rewatch Goblin, but nowadays it’s Because This Life is Our First. Se-hee is the best.
    3. Oops, I already answered this one. See #2.
    4. Yes, yes it is. Also, please publish this stockpile because comfort watches are much needed.
    5. Umm, no. Writing? Uhhh, sure I meant to do that. I do love a good epistolary novel. Have you read The Flatshare? Roommates who’ve never seen each other and communicate via sticky notes (oh hey, BTIOFL might have that too…). Umm, not fiction, and I’m sure you’ve probably read it, but 84 Charing Cross Road is a delight, both the book and the film.

    Coffee humor always welcome, and no I had not discovered Foil, Arms and Hog yet. Thanks!

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      Fancy seeing you here

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      Love this! Sorry for my laaaaate reply. RL has been keeping me away 😭

      I looked up The Flatshare and have it ready to read on my ereader now, very looking forward to it! And also put 84 Charing Cross Road on the list! I’m not as widely read as I think XD I have a tendency to stay in YA, but even then, within very specific niches. It’s a wonder I ever fell into kdrama, frankly! Thank you so much for the recommendations (and feel free to push more anytime – are you on goodreads? Did I already ask you that? My brain is a sieve right now.)

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        It is one of my greatest disappointments that 84 Charing Cross Rd is now home to a McDonalds instead of a lovely dusty old book shop.

        I am, in theory, on goodreads, but haven’t logged on in years. Do I know my username and password?

        I think all our brains are sieves right now. It’s fine.

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    Sayaaaaa!!!! I miss youuuu!!!!

    1. Yes, because sometimes you just really miss a drama in your life. Especially if you’re feeling down and need something to comfort you. Something familiar. There are a select few dramas I do this for, though, and some of them involve, um, a certain actor…
    2. YES.
    3. I think I’ve rewatched Because This Life is Our First… 6 times? Plus all the random scenes I’ve watched a ton. While it was airing and for months after I think I watched some scenes over 20 times. 🤭 Other ones I’ve rewatched in the past few years in part or full are Dal-ja’s Spring (again….. Certain actor….), My Ajusshi, and I’m Not a Robot. I’m planning an Into the Ring rewatch next month!

    Clearly there are certain things I go to for comfort, LOL.

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      I admit to watching the first episodes of SUFBB several times. Guyliner punk rockish LMK is perfect.

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        Now that you mention it, I think I’ve seen the first two episodes of SUFBB 5 times.

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        Yes.

        He should have had a whole drama of his own 😭

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      Mindyyy I miss you tooo 😭😭😭 RL dragged me away from the internet!

      Ohhh which actor could you possibly be talking about? Having a very hard time figuring this out! Hehehehe.

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    1) I used to, but not in these last few years. Apparently I was too easily distracted watching something I’ve watched before, my fingers just itched to constantly press the fast-forward button. I do re-read recaps and my comments on shows I loved though, just to get nostalgic on a good story telling when I was in a drama slump.

    2&3) Once upon a time, it used to be fun romcom like Reply 1997, Queen In-hyun’s Man, or Jealousy Incarnate.

    4) Even though I’m not doing that anymore, it makes perfect sense to stockpiled comfort-watches. Sometimes we just need a familiarity of a story that we know would end well. I think this is exactly why I gravitated towards C-drama these days. They have several popular stories that got adapted into several different format (from novel to manga, anime, drama, and audio drama). And while it’s not exactly a rewatching experience, I think it provided the same level of comfort.

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      Yesss, those are great answers and love your reasons. Thank you for sharing!

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    1: I rewatch a few favorite shows, usually when I’m showing them to a friend who hasn’t seen them. But I OFTEN re-watch favorite parts of certain episodes, whether or not the rest of the show is worth a rewatch. I have a folder in my PC of just favorite episodes, mostly with the time where the good stuff starts as the tail-end of the file name.

    2: No. Just bits of them.

    3: Past total rewatches (in no special order)
    You From Another Star
    Queen In-hyun’s Man
    Masters Sun
    School 2015
    Bring It On Ghost
    Girl K
    Splash Splash Love (an easy rewatch because it’s so short)
    Signal
    I’m Not a Robot
    Queen’s Classroom
    Voice (season 1 only!!!!!!!!!!!)
    Mystery Queen (season 1)
    Faith

    Partial episodes (most favorite and/or most-recent rewatches first):
    Mother ep 14 – the kid’s testimony at the trial starting 44 min
    Pegasus Market ep 1 – the singing/dancing about a hour in
    Girl’s Generation ep 1 – the ABBA bit at the start
    Strong Woman Do Bong-soon – end of ep 8 & start of 9
    Big ep 3 – 24 min 25 sec – phone getting fixed thru Suzy’s trip from LA
    My Fellow Citizens ep 2 – 7 min (U-turn) & ep 3 25 min (fight where FL kicks a**)
    Amnesia of the Alhambra ep 1 – Hyun Bin marching back & forth trying to start the game
    Girl K ep 2 – training montage near the start
    Miss Korea ep 20 – 48 min 35 sec – at the gas station
    Surplus Princess ep 1, 2 & especially 10 – arrivals & anything with Terminator music.
    While You Were Sleeping ep 20 2 min – Suzy’s scarf handover
    Faith – the ML’s visit to “heaven” in ep 1 and the FL’s visit in the finale
    Mask ep 1 – deer in headlights & cliffhanger at the start

    4: Yes

    5: No

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    1. Yes, I rewatched dramas all the times. There are certain shows that make me want to watch over and over again. A lot of those shows are what people would call sad or depressing (which they are), but I find them strangely comforting. Sometimes I just put them on in the background while I do something else.
    2. Yes. There are shows I routinely rewatch every year.
    3. A few ones on the top of my head:
    – Life is Beautiful is currently holding the record for most rewatched. I’m pretty sure I have rewatched all 63 episodes at least 6 times ever since I discovered it 7 years ago.
    – Another OHY, Forest of Secret 1 and My Mister each has 4 rewatches under its name.
    – Seven Day Queen and Marriage not Dating each has 3 rewatches. Oh, how I wish Yeon Woo Jin would appear in a good drama which is on par with his talent like these two?!? All of his recent dramas sucked.
    5. I’ve never done nanowrimo, but shout out to Dash and Lily! It was a cute show.

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      Wow, that’s a truly impressive schedule, and I love your choices! Do you have any new dramas that have found their way into your rewatch rotation? Plus, I always find depressing things are easier on the emotions in a rewatch.

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    1. Yes, if the drama was either excellent (My Ahjussi), an enthralling escape for me (Hotel del Luna) or just plain silly fun (Mary Stayed Out All Night, yes, I know I’m strange).
    2. Yes. Mary Stayed Out All Night and parts of Healer and Chicago Typewriter.
    3. Mary Stayed Out All Night, Healer and Chicago Typewriter (I don’t often rewatch the entire series because I fast forward the characters that annoy me).
    5. Not Start Up.

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    I enjoy Foil, Arms and Hogg😄

    1. I do. Probably for the same reason I re-read books I enjoy – because I enjoyed them 😂 plus you often see different things on rewatches. Also if I’m showing them to someone else.

    2. Yes

    3. The Greatest Love (I have lost count of how many times I’ve seen this)
    Oh My Venus (also this)
    My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (I have watched this twice this year alone)
    ….many others. Basically if I liked it the first time I’m going to rewatch at very least bits of it.
    4. Totally a thing! But then I find I don’t actually want to watch any of them because I’m too mopey to make up my mind.
    5. I have done it in this past but not this year because I have three children under the age of six and a job and kdramas to watch 😅 I officially finished once. There was much (much) padding of a very silly fairy tale. I was pleased with myself though. I cannot think of any romances to recommend.

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      5. Awww!! But still, dramas wait and children grow! The good thing about a show you’ve watched already is that that story has made its way inside you, it’s not like one of those you keep meaning to get to, so you have that constant niggling feeling of missing out on something. I hope you get the time to rewatch to your heart’s content again, and thank you for sharing!

      PS Yes a FA&H fan! If you haven’t already, you should also check out Michael Spicer (MrMichaelSpicer) who is GREAT.

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    1. Yes. For so many reasons, rewatching a drama is the best part of watching dramas. Revisiting an old favorite is like getting a nice warm hug from a good friend. It’s so comforting. There’s also the fun of poking holes in a not-so-great drama as well.

    2 & 3. Yes, there are several Healer, Coffee Prince, Girl Who Sees Smells, Goong, there’s a several more but theses are a few that pop-up to mind.

    4. Comfort watches are what I’m here for. I watch new dramas just to supplement my running list of comfort watches.

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    1. Yes. Constantly. A show you love will remain good no matter how many times you see it, and you might see it differently every time.
    2. Oh God, yes. Gokusen. Hana Kimi. Buzzer Beat. Thirty but Seventeen. Shining Inheritance. Age of Youth 2. I Hear Your Voice.

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      Yes!!

      IHYV is also one of mine (I mean, I’ve rewatched it before – these days, there isn’t even much time for normal watching 😭)

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    1) Do you rewatch dramas? Why/why not?
    I used to. I rewatched HEALER like 3 times in a row after it aired to fight withdrawal (that didn’t work). Now I don’t have enough time, or am so disappointed/feeling meh by the time they end that I don’t care to watch them again.
    2) Are there any shows you find yourself *constantly* rewatching?
    Nope, mainly scenes here and there. Like 15 minutes of Episode 21 of JUMONG. I will constantly listen to OSTs though!
    3) Which shows?
    I never pass on a chance to recommend MISAENG to a family member and end up rewatching with them.
    4) This isn’t a question. I am just considering the logistics of stockpiling comfort-watches. That’s a thing right?
    I haven’t tried it, but a ready-made list of comfort watches sounds wonderful!

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      Thank you for sharing!!

      I did exactly the same with Healer. I think it’s my most rewatched show 3x while airing (raw, viki subs, DF subs…considered watching it again with NF subs but that is very unappealing! Then again, I rely on them way less now than I did then, so it might not be the worst!)

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Live podcast with Paroma and Yunah!!

https://www.instagram.com/dramasoverflowers_/live/

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Dramas Over Flowers updates!

Now we’re covering dramas weekly on the website, it’s getting hard to keep track of just how much stuff is going up. This week, I abandoned Record of Youth (sorry, show, but you were becoming a chore), but 18 Again is still absolutely killing me with its perfection. KILLING ME.

Stuff we wrote:

18 Again: Episodes 9-10 Review with me, @Saner and Anisa (@laica).

– Anisa just wrote Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Episodes 1-4 Review.

– We are excited to welcome our first solo guest-post from @JustMe: Drama Addict Diary: More Than Friends, Episodes 1-4 Overview.

Stuff we recorded:

We’ve dropped two new podcast episodes (sorry, we’re behind but we’re catching up!), so don’t miss them! I particularly recommend the latest What’s Up in Dramaland? where Anisa and Paroma talk about female-led variety (which is incredibly lucid despite the heightened hilarity born of a too-late night and a too-early morning!)

There’s also a new Little Yak on The Tale of the Nine-tailed, which was born of an Instagram Live with our pal and Seoulbeats writer, Rimi (@greenfields)

Whew, okay, that’s everything, I think.

I don’t even know if you guys are interested in my random updates. Should I stop, or carry on?

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    I’m still FF-ing my way through RoY episodes somehow. I’m still pretty apathetic about it.

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      Still watching just for the bean.

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        I don’t know why I’m watching at this point. Although it’s objectively not a terrible drama (although it’s not great either), my subjective experience of watching this drama is roughly akin to what I felt while watching Was It Love?

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          Okay, maybe not Was It Love? That’s extreme of me. But maybe TKEM?

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            TKEM at least had Woo Do Hwan. This one is more mindless viewing for me, and TKEM was a struggle.

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            Yeah, I sort of go through each episode feeling nothing. Sometimes I scoff or roll my eyes. Occasionally, I find a particular scene touching or cute. After I finish each episode, I wonder why Park Bo-gum chose this project. After both Encounter and this, I get the sense that PBG needs to choose dramas more carefully (put him in a group with Ji Chang-wook and Lee Joon-gi, IMO).

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    Carry on please.

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    Yes to updates! Big fan of the Yaks

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    Keep going! I’ll check the little yak soon!

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