Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

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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I am loving 18 Again so, so much. Back this week with @Saner on a review of 7-8, here: 18 Again: Episodes 7-8 Review

I\’m keeping a running tally of how many screencaps I can stuff into these, like an overflowing emotion sandwich. Such a glutton for these eps which bring squishy joy together with the crunch of regret, wrapped around the burger of all the things we wish we\’d done differently 😭

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    Thank you so much for this beautiful review. You articulated my exact thoughts as I was watching these episodes. The unfolding of Dae-young’s story, his unseen sacrifices for his family and realization he turned into a version of his father he never wanted to be, is so impeccably done. I am so glad him and his father had the chance to forgive each other. The basketball court scene left me a blubbering mess.

    You picked up on all the little moments I loved in these episodes: the conversation between Da-jung and her mom, Dae-young and Ja-sung. UGH. This show is such a gem!!

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      I agreeeee, and so weirdly underrated!! 😭😭😭😭

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts, made it even more ❤️❤️❤️

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A Long Yak after a long time! (and someone has a beautiful new mic that is AMAZING!)

Dramas:
Forest of Secrets 2
Flower of Evil
Good Detective
It’s Okay Not to be Okay

plus:
Paroma revisits 2016’s Oh My Venus, while Anisa shares thoughts after watching 2012 Pakistani drama, Zindagi Gulzar Hai

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We tried to love Record of Youth this week, but I guess we didn\’t. Oops? BUT I TRIED OKAY

Here it is:
Record of Youth: Episodes 11-12 Review

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    I thought I was the only one who watched it this week! I did like the seemingly throw away scene with Grandpa and dad in the van when they went to the senior modeling center. It looks like they were taking the first steps to healing. Then the whole awkward situation at the center in front of the trainer. I didn’t get the conversation except to know that the son was back to disrespectful conversation in front of his dad in front of the trainer. Was it really translated, “now she will think our family is a hot mess!?” Something like that! I 😂 at that line!

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      I was disgruntled enough by then that I didn’t even pay as much attention XD But it most likely wasn’t literally ‘hot mess’, ha. I have reached the point where I resent having to write about the show, which makes watching it a chore – now there’s a feeling I didn’t think I’d have again in the post-recapper life 😂

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Okay, it\’s live!

18 Again: Episodes 1-6 Review, feat @Saner and her brilliant observations. Come and see!

Do we talk about Da-jung too much? NEVER TOO MUCH

more like Da-JJANG if you ask me

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Just found out that Horrible Subs, one of the few remaining anime fansubbers, have closed down 😭

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    For better or worse, the industry is changing.

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      They said that covid drove them to it, pretty much. I hope once things are better, they’ll be able to get back on their feet 🙁

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        I didn’t know it was because of COVID. I thought it was because of the KOCOWA approach the anime studios were taking, albeit it this was is YouTube and free.

        https://variety.com/2020/streaming/asia/japan-animation-unified-youtube-anime-initiative-1234728555/

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          Or maybe more like some of the Chinese Drama streaming on YouTube.

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          that’s really interesting, thanks for the link! I haven’t kept up with anime much since I got into kdrama, but there were a couple of things I was staying up to date with. I think part of the fansubbers’ function is a lot like drama fansubbers – they provide something that isn’t otherwise available, or more quickly than something is officially licensed and translated. I’ve seen other groups shut down over the years (manga scanlation as well as anime fansubs) for legal reasons, but this seems somewhat different for *not* being that.

          I wouldn’t be averse to the kocowa-style youtube channel if it had good content!

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HI WE ARE EARLY THIS WEEK

by which I mean we are not a week late* 😅

Record of Youth: Episodes 9-10 Review, in which:
– Hye-joon is KING OF THE WORLD
– Hyung is dethroned
– Hae-hyo stops being a paper cutout
& Hae-hyo\’s mom meets her match

Plus: I do my level best to stuff every single screencap ever into one review bc economy and restraint is for smart people.

and I am not smart people 😂

(*real reason is that FT weekday job means I tend not to catch up to the week in drama until the weekend. I tried harder this week, but it\’s probably not sustainable because apparently the older you get, the more your body hates you if you don\’t let it sleep 😭)

Bonus: look out for an 18 Again review (1-6) coming hopefully tomorrow and I\’m so excited about who I\’m doing it with! KEEP PEELETHED YOUR EYE BOLLS.

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Whoops, this is a little late but hopefully still enjoyable!

Record of Youth: Episodes 7-8 Review

We\’ve finally sorta (haphazardly) committed to the show, so this week\’s should definitely be more timely. Though I\’ve already watched ep9 and dread the Angst Train coming in on Platform 10.

Wake me up when October ends 😂

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Dang I just (re)read this review after sleeping on it and IT IS GOOD (am I allowed to say that haha)

Forest of Secrets 15-16 Finale Review

hold me 😭😭😭😭

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Feel more feels.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

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Just finishing up our FoS finale review after squeezing @chickachunga and @leetennant dry! Keep your eyes peeled for it to drop in an hour or so!

what a ride 😭

I am not okay

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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Forest of Secrets: Episodes 13-14 Review is LIVE

also my eyeballs have shrivelled up into raisins

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    I watched TV and wrote all weekend and am now thinking this wasn’t my wisest decision.

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      It was the perfect decision. Never believe anything else 😂😂😂😂

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    I am 3/4 way reading through the review and… cronyism… I have learned a new word today. thanks!
    I love love love this review!!! (and the previous ones too)

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      Thank you!! Finale one going up in an hour or so!!

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And a rather belated podcast episode (finally!) of What’s up in Dramaland?, which I hope is still enjoyable (not only because of my fancy new mic which makes me sound like A PERSON!)

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I still don\’t know if we\’re committing to this week to week 😂 but here is our take on Record of Youth: Episodes 5-6

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This ended up being a bit late, but I hope you\’ll still enjoy it: Episodes 3-4 review of Record of Youth.

If you\’ve missed my recaps, imagine that if I\’d been working that show, this is sort of how it would look, minus the most laborious actual recap part 😂

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    the saddest part is always all the screencaps I can never use

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    Thank you for the translation nuances. I need those. I appreciate the show more now! (I appreciated it a lot prior, don’t get me wrong.)

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Sooo if you guys, um, like livestreams, we are on the schedule for a special thing for international podcast day

halp

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Back with our Forest of Secrets 2: Episodes 11-12 review

the tl;dr is: SHI-MOK SMILED

HE SMIIIIILEEEED

😭😭😭😭😭

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Uhhh we ended up…reviewcapping? Record of Youth\’s opening week, by accidental design and now we\’re deep in writing another for 3-4. Halp.

Here: https://dramasoverflowers.net/2020/09/18/record-of-youth-episodes-1-2/

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    You’re helping me see it differently than I would on my own. I’m happy that the grandfather might get a decent story line after watching eps 3 and 4. Now if only I didn’t have to rely on Netflix’s less than perfect subs.

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