Beanie level: Errand boy

I don’t know if dramas are particularly stingy over releasing BGM(instrumentals) or they are at some place I’m unaware of. Anyways guys please let me know if you find the instrumentals for Red Sleeve Cuff.

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    On Itunes, you can find almost all k-dramas’ OST, either searching using the English name of the drama + OSt to reduce the results, or sometimes you have to copy-paste the korean name. The Albums always encompass the entire OST once the drama is finished, meaning songs + instrumentals only when there were… during the drama broadcasting, they release the main song per “part” only. But at the end, on the full album / various artists version, you find instrumentals if there were …

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    following my first reply, for the Red Sleeve, the full Album hasn’t been released yet…

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      weird, i don’t see my first reply…
      I wrote that you find almost all dramas’ OST on Itunes, and the instrumentals only if there were some, on the full album/ various artists, only released after the drama broadcasting end. Before, they release the main song per “Part” only…

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    I’ve just checked on iTunes and only the songs are available.
    It happened as well with Run On, I never could find the album itself.
    I wish I could also find the whole album, if I do I will let you know on Discord, but as Ally said it would be more likely to find it on YouTube.

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http://koalasplayground.com/2021/12/09/viewers-impressed-with-the-mbc-production-teams-color-adjustment-techniques-to-make-the-red-sleeve-cuff-look-visually-stunning/
This is right on time. Only today I was watching the BTS of Red Sleeve Cuff and it shows that the preproduction team has been at work. The color grading makes a huge difference.

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It’s so good to see the fanwall full of posts again. Everytime I log in, there’s a bunch more to catch up to. I will not be joining because I haven’t watched as many shows so I’ll be repeating myself in each category but I’m thoroughly enjoying reading all of yours!

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    But post anytime if you want. I mean, I will repeat myself a lot because even if I watched lots of dramas, most of them were awful choices…

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    I plan on repeating every time (almost).

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It’s so sad that there is no recap for Red Sleeve Cuff because after ages I want to discuss and spazz about it on recaps. It’s still not too late DB staff. Every episode of this show is great and I really appreacite how theu don’t use songs and only instrumentals to set the mood. Intense sageuks like this one should only have instrumentals. Can’t wait for the next episode, Friday Come soon!

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    I’m so gutted we have nowhere to camp for this show. I guess we could take over a news thread, till dB doesn’t load or something…

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    It really is unfortunate. I understand that not every show can be recapped and traditional sageuks in particular can be tricky, but this show is such a gem. I can practically feel all the missing discussions we could’ve had in the comments.

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      Yeah there would’ve been plenty of comments and interesting discussions.

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    Whereabouts are you watching it?

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      Unfortunately the dark sites. Kocowa and Viki are not available in my region and that’s where it’s available legally to watch with subs.

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    For lack of DB recaps I go to reddit. It has some interesting comments.

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    Maybe @db-staff can create a ” (Insert Drama name) : Beanies’ Discussion Thread”, for series which they won’t be covering in recaps, Open Thread or “1st Episode Review only” . This way all the dramas can have their own space for discussion 😅😅

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      They don’t even have to wee cap it or say anything. We have plenty to contribute.

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        I’m all in for this but I can already imagine my wifi failing trying to load the page, Bossam memories. 😅

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      Oh, and I forgot @stroopwafel to create the drama hangout for Red Sleeve Cuff soon. Or come someone who will creating a series review after this Kdrama was over already so you better wait for the series review for this sageuk patiently.

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    I also appreciate the use of instrumentals. It would be nice if @db-staff would recap these episodes.

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    Right? It’s frustrating to watch a scene and think, “oh boy I can’t wait to talk about this in the recap. Oh, there is no recap” ☹️
    Many thanks to @kiara for helping us out on the fan wall.

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These real world dystopian shows from Netflix are really something. Gave me the creeps about the world we live in and how conveniently we ignore the problematic elements.
Hellbound

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    Just being curious here. What elements of the real world do you consider as being problematic and are brushed off as insignificant?

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      If you watch the show it hints a lot at people being judgemental in the pretense of self righteousness and where that could lead the world to (For instance there’s a scene of teenagers beating up a professor for saying sth that does not align with their beliefs and the supposed beliefs which are thought to be ideal yet are problematic) . Idk if you watched it yet or plan to but saying more will spoil it for you. It actually felt more like a Black Mirror episode.

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        Thanks for explaining! I watched all the episodes of the drama and didn’t like it because I was waiting for logic behind the supernatural events, which they never elaborated. Regarding the judgemental aspect of the drama, I feel it was similar to “The Devil Judge” which I found was more entertaining even with all the dramatic set-up to catch the baddies.

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          At first, I was waiting for the supernatural explanation too but soon realise that’s not what the story is about. The prophecy cases are in fact sporadic like many unexplainable things reported around the world (like UFOs). At the core of this storytelling is how human manipulates situations to their own gain or justification – and how it should be undone. I find it a very satisfying watch. I like its ending a lot but not the epilogue as it brings back to supernatural.

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            I get that the series wanted to focus more on humans, but the execution from ep 4 din’t make much sense. It went completely one directional with the religious cult and fear mongering using “sinners”. They showed a time skip, but nothing was actually shown about how human lives changed, how crime rates were affected or how the families of the “sinners” were trying to live in a society after demonstration.

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Something is really off about this pairing. Love GHJ and the writer. I’m also okay with LMH but he and GHJ together just don’t seem like a good fit.
http://koalasplayground.com/2021/11/17/gong-hyo-jin-and-lee-min-ho-in-talks-for-2022-space-rom-com-drama-ask-the-stars/

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    And to be honest, I can’t picture Lee Min-ho pulling off writer Seo Sook-hyang’s brand of bizarre and oddly sensible dialogues.

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      Maybe we’ll see if LMWho can act?

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        Maybe…
        But then again, Seo Sook-hyang is one of my fave writer, so I’m pretty sure I’ll hold a grudge if he did say yes to the offer. Besides, I’m cringing already since writer Seo is fond of cocky (almost jerk-y) lead male, and I can’t stand LMH playing that kind of character.

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          Oh yes SSH’ leads maybe a jerk but they carry warmth and nuance which people like JJS and even Junho could ace. I doubt LMH can pull off that and add warmth to his character. But also i think both of these actors only have drama news when they have confirmed it already especially GHJ so maybe this is happening.

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      Yes, this is my favorite writer too. I honestly scratch my head – what, LMH? How will he measure up to LSK and JJS……

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      Maybe there’s hope? Lee Yeon Hee did really well in Miss Korea. Seo Sook Hyang could probably do the same for LMH, who knows.

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    LMH most definitely the rich space tourist character
    his character traits can be taken from any of his previous dramas
    lol

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      Yeah. GHJ plays the same characters too so I won’t be surprised if its a rich guy poor girl scenario again.

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What will I do without Yumi’s cells? I don’t remember liking any other kdrama this much in 2021. Gladly it has another season to follow!

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https://www.kpopmap.com/quiz-which-cell-from-yumis-cells-is-your-prime-cell/

I got the Anxious Cell! Exactly what I thought!
Courtesy: @katakwasabi

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Is it wrong that I am answering everyone who’s watching Squid Game which is EVERYONE that there are uh… better kdramas? I feel conflicted because they all seem so passionate about it but imo there are better dramas and SG did not elicit as much an emotional response in me as I am seeing it in the non kdrama fans.

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    Maybe this is their first foray in kdrama emotions but SG had them muted too. It’s weird how they passionately approach me and my response is meh because that’s how I feel about it. And when I recommend them other stuff, they are not up for watching it.

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    Think of it as their gateway drama and maybe suggest some of your favorites that could pull them in even further. I’ve been suggesting Vincenzo as a next drama because first, it’s good. Second, it has the violent (yet fun!?!?) overtones that may be appealing to the SG audience while also having more of the classic kdrama flair. I think it might be a good bridge to full on kdrama addiction.

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      Right now I’m recommending on my own but it seems like people are more looking forward to the next big thing on Netflix than the next kdrama, atleast the people around me.

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    I am the same, there are so many better dramas. However I an glad I now have more friends getting into kdramas 😄😄

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      Yeah totally glad about that. Also someone spazzed about how handsome an actor was and I proudly said “that’s what kdramas do to you” 😂

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    Are there though? That list of truly good kdramas are few and far between. Kdramas have a list of international remakes along with a formulated programs you can set a clock to.

    This comments reads like a show became a monoculture and that bothers you.

    If Squid Game did not have the backing of Netflix and its promotions, would you say the same.

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      Yes imo there are and yes I would’ve said the same had it not been on Netflix. That actually is the issue, I feel that unlike on DB where I can state honest opinions about the show, I can’t really do that to people around me regarding SG. And I guess you’re taking it wrong I’m really happy for the success of SG, these people who have side eyed me for watching kdramas are finally watching and hoping to discuss it with me. But I’m kinda bummed I cannot reciprocate their enthusiasm when it is kind of my chance to introduce them to more dramas through it.

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    i would recommend sweet home for these people…it’s so far better imo…their emotional stories and every character were so well written

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      I haven’t seen Sweet Home yet but I will recommend it to others.

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        if you like the genre i highly recommend..the writing, directing, acting are very good

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I’m dying of second hand embarrassment in ep 6 of Yumi’s cells 😂. KGE is really good in expressing different reactions of the cells and Goo Woong is slowly becoming a favorite ML, right next to him is Ji Seong Hyun being the best man in Homecha. Du Shik needs to talk to him more often.

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This has to be the best shut up call to a 2FL 😂
Didn’t expect I’d like this show as much.
Dear Diary

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Recovering from the first epsiode of Squid Game even if they gave away climax of that episode in the trailer, seeing it in detail was a horrible experience 🤮 The world is dystopian enough to watch sth like this for entertainment but I guess that\’s why they continued playing the game in the first place.

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    you mean worth watching or not

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      Oh yes definitely worth watching. I’m at ep 4 now 😅
      I haven’t been recently able to watch anything serious, hence the post.

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Lost is exactly how I expected it to be, utterly depressing. Though there\’s some hope at the end for it to become lighter going forward.

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The team at Sixth Sense puts in so much effort in making the fake settings that nothing really looks impossible to do in real life.

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    but this season is too predicatable

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      It is actually, more than the first one. Or maybe we are now familar with their strategy.

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        Ya.. maybe

        1. Actors this time are more easy to tell
        2. those puzzle pics .. lol.. such dead giveaway
        3. The way cast is guessing, i guess in reality they definitely are able to feel what is off.. because for us it is still editing masking a lot of things

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What do AKMU eat to consistently produce this level of music? Hopefully they get more popular internationally because their music never fails and will most probably appeal to international audience.

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    I love them! This song is up there with their best work- deliciously catchy harmonies delivering a lovely message.

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      Yup definitely. This and Everest is a favorite in this album but imo all of their songs are good.

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    Yes their music is so good! I’m just loving everything that’s coming out!

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Some cdramas are clearly not good but how do they remain so addictive? Why am I doing this to myself?

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It\’s a \”watch My Ajusshi and cry\” kinda day. I guess the best worst part of the show is that it makes me realize how my problems are so small (but not insignificant)

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    It’s in the air. I’ve been listening to the music from My Ajussi.

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      I know right! I end up doing the same too (or googling quotes from the show) because rewatching the show is too much (what part do you pick when all of it is so good???)

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        It’s really bad, but I ff to parts where Park Dong-hoon and Lee Ji-an are together and then I play through the OST videos on Youtube, like Dear Moon, and One Million Roses, and There’s a Rainbow. It’s my go-to place when all else fails. (oh and also the Jang Ki-yong bits, especially when he realises at the end. Tears well up). It all has beautiful feels, melancholy but not depressing. IMO Lee Sun-kyun is an outstanding actor. There is so much love in it, in so many of the relationships.

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Happy women\’s day to all the women and men here! If we gain appreciation and respect for the gender that birthed us(and is a reason behind our existence) the world will become a better place.

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Share some happy news?

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    Our local health department is partnering with our inner city community clinic and distributing COVID19 vaccine to the public finally. I just got 6 people who otherwise would not get a vaccine one TODAY. I’m also part of a mobile vaccine unit that will be going to homeless shelters and low income housing to get vaccines in ark in the next 2 weeks. The pandemic may be ending soon, hopefully.

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      Showers of blessings upon you, @ally-le! 😢

      Because my state is throwing away excess vaccine in the rural counties while the cities have waiting lists( of the eligible) that are over a quarter of a million people, I will drive 4 hours tomorrow for my first shot. At least I’ll be one less person the city has to handle. I feel very lucky to even have the option.

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        there’s such a thing as excess vaccine?

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          The rural clinics get say 1000 vaccines and only 50% want it, and it has to be in cold storage that they don’t have, so yeah, it can go to waste if they don’t use it within the allotted time frame.

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        I think I’m closer to you than 4 hours! We have good vaccine options here. I’m glad you’re getting one today though!

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          Ok, I exaggerated a bit, it was a 2 hour drive each way 😜 Are we closer than 4 hours? MO is a capital-M Mess 🤦🏼‍♀️
          It was a great experience, super organized and staffed with tons of friendly people. I didn’t feel A THING except my vaccinator’s fingers resting on my arm as she gave me the shot. Get to do it again in a month! YAY 🎉💉🎉 I hope the same for all Beanies and their loved ones, soon.

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      This is such a happy good news. Thanks for sharing this and thank you for being a pert of all of this. I’ve spent the entire pandemic thinking that I’m basically useless if I was of no help in this time 😂. I won’t discuss the situation with vaccination in my country because it isn’t happy at all. You’re doing great Ally.

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        Part*

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        Just keep up the public health measures in your own way—you’re helping more than you think!

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    I got my pop his first vaccine shot. One of my brothers is going to actually help me keep an eye out to make sure he takes it well AND one ofy brothers FINALLY LISTENED TO ME about our dads declining memory AND I SLEPT FOR 6 STRAIGHT HOURS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MAYBE A YEAR. Or. Longer!

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      A long uninterrupted sleep is the best. Also it’s SO good that your dad got his vaccination. Such a relief.

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    The stray cat at my office are so well fed that they even refused two whole fish for lunch, yet the café lady still fussed over the cat for not eating

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    We learnt about and get to use a new tool for investigating language used in native English speaker countries in class today. It’s called corpus/ corpora. This will be very helpful for studying real language usage for teaching English language to our students. We had fun learning and it was a very productive class.

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Looking for Netflix Recommendations!
I have finally realized that the next k drama crop isn’t for me. Even if they might be good I’m not in the mood. So I’m finally trying to come out of my Asian drama comfort zone and welcome a bit of a change. Looking for Netflix recs, sth preferably like Derry Girls, short, funny, with a historic background but anything will do right now as long as its good.
P. S. I have no idea why this sounds like an ad, I guess I’m just sleepy.

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    Some of the docu-series are really good!! One that I recently finished “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel”– short and sweet at just 4 episodes, but very compelling and keeps the viewer invested

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    Have you seen Never Have I Ever? It’s hilarious and heartwarming and very much in the vein of Derry Girls.

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      I totally forgot about that. I did watch NHIE but stopped it midway because I was distracted. I did like it but only kdramas could retain my attention back then lol. Thanks I’ll catch up to that 😊

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    I’ve never seen Derry Girls so here are my short but good pics: October Faction, Umbrella Academy, Sherlock, Queen’s Gambit, Bodyguard and Travelers. Raising Dion was cheesy but still good enough to pass the time.

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    I really enjoyed Call My Agent, which I think is one of cleverest comedies I have watched in years. French, with an ensemble cast, and so so smart.

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      Thanks, I’ll probably start from this one 😊

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    Will never stop recommending Anne with an E. ❤️❤️❤️

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      Your suggestion definitely came to my mind and it’s on my list for when I’m in the mood of watching something serious and heartwarming.

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