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Be the type of person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, "Aww shit... they're up"

Team Bring It - Boots to Asses.

Happy Friday Everyone.

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Present and accounted for....

Happy Friday everyone!

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A wonderful comment! Not sure about myself yet but as the saying goes, "try try and try again."

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^That comment made my day... Although, if it's a devil akin to the one from Bedazzled, we'd probably have a fun time :D
Happy Friday to you too variety show buddy

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Bedazzled! Oh Brendan Fraser, how I miss you so! Please come back with something awesome soon! If not, at least make it action packed and funny, something you're good at!

Hahaha. Good to see you up and about Alvina! Any new variety shows I should be aware of?

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ehh, not really I think. I've been too busy to explore more. Sticking to "staples" like Dream Team--everything KBSW, Running Man, WGM, Strong Heart...
The most exciting bit of news was that Tak Jae Hoon joined Win Win as host. I liked him on SSP, and the Wife is a Gangster series, so I have to watch his first episode and see how it goes!

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I like Tak Jae-hoon too! My hope is to see Kim Jae-dong soon on a show most likely to get subbed. That would be nice. I always found him funny.

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Tak Jae Hoon is the guy from Night After Night with Yonghwa, Daesung & UEE, right?

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And if I was a tree, I'd be a cut down tree,

If I was a bed, I'd be an unmade bed

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Ahjummabunny Love, *HUGS*

Hello. Happy Friday to you! I've read all your comments, just looking for you today.

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happy friday mjp!

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Brought. Happy Friday to us all!

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Happy Friday Ani. I'm leaving shoes prints on trouser bottoms!

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Happy Friday.

I just remembered. When I was teaching abroad in Central America, I had two lovely American students who would do a "Happy Friday Dance" in my class in the last period. When I left (and they graduated) they even made me a little flip-through-booklet with pictures of themselves doing the Happy Friday Dance.

Happy Friday memories (-:

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Alua - totally awesome. I have a happy Thursday dance. Thursday is my only dependable day off...I work weekends most weeks. The dance kinda looks like the dance that AN-Gell does in the supermarket...cept with more butt wiggle.

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I'll have to watch that AN-Gel scene again....

How did your audition go btw? (Or is it still coming up?)

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Alua - landed the audition. Had the first performance last night, which was a NIGHTMARE. It started raining and the wind was blowing it into the bandshell so all of the string players went to stand in the back. Rain + wooden instruments = disaster. (But RAINE plus cello is happy:D) Anyway, I ended up standing up and playing in the back and most of our audience left except for like 2 people. (It was an outdoor festival where people walked around South Beach and listened to different musicians.) That night was the epitome of 'the show must go on'. Definitely one of my more interesting playing experiences.

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I don't have a dance...but there IS a dance named AFTER me :)

When the little boy next door was about 3, whenever I showed up he would wiggle and hop with excitement and say 'Joannie-woo, Joannie-woo!' and we all called that the Joannie-Woo Dance.

Sigh. He's 8 now, and way too cool to do the dance. Last year he would only do it on my birthday and this year he even refused that! But I do still get a wave goodbye out of the window every morning :)

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Now the question is...would YOU ever do the Joannie woo dance?

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Happy Friday!!! It's beautiful outside! :D

1. Flower Boy Ramen Shop. ‘Eun Bi’ certainly seems to be channeling her role from My Tutor Friend 2; all that sass mixed with vulnerability. It’s funny how just one drama “season” ago, I was overwhelmed by the amount of dramas to watch. This season, I’m only focusing on The Musical (Park Ki Woong! *hug*) and FBRS… I mean, I’m ~following~ others, but they’re either too melo or too historical for me to actually watch (or, like Thousand Kisses, I drop it).
2. In contrast, this season seems to be all about the American dramas for me. I have a habit of watching the first episode of anything, and there are a lot of stellar tv-shows out right now. Psych, Person of Interest (can you believe JESUS is on TV?!), Hart of Dixie (guilty pleasure), The Mentalist, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story, etc. Anyone else watching?
3. Was watching a Japanese drama and one of the school boys looked like Kim Hye Sung. I miss that cutie (esp since I see Jung Il Woo and Kim Bum everywhere these days)
4. Same Japanese drama… was kind of odd. The teacher started fantasizing about his middle school aged student. I felt like I picked up a pink series instead of a school drama…
5. Speaking of Japanese stuff, does anyone know why BL is said to be exclusively female? I saw Junjuo Romantica yesterday because of lots of recs, and I found it to be sweet albeit playing on the same clichés that every classic asian drama has.

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I love 'Eun Bi'. I think she looks much better now than she did in temptation of the wolves. Women really do look better as they grow older.

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Hi Alvina.

I rarely like horror movies or drama, but I may give AHS a look~see.

I tried to play catch up with PoI but it's not allowing me too. I need to see it from the beginning...

After BBJX (the bubble has landed...), my Kdrama list has gotten a wee bit short lately...Thankfully, I have TwDR and AoW to watch and they are amazingly good.

US watch list---

The Good Wife
Grimm
Once Upon a Time
CSIs (Vegas and NY)
Criminal Mind
Cold Case
Prime Suspect (the men on her team are mess)
Revenge
L&O US/UK
BBC America Luther

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I'm watching Grimm and Revenge right now as well.
What do you think that they're going to do on Revenge? I keep backing myself away from caring for the characters too much because I know that Daniel is going to die and someone is going to go down for it. But, the guy acting as Nolan really is amazing right now, and all the cast is doing a great job at selling their roles.

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I was wondering how they will continue Revenge after we get up to Daniel's death too. Amanda's hit list for this has eight ppl on it I think.?

It looks like Amanda plans on destroying all happiness for the ppl involved in her father's ruination. She's like the evil/good witch so someone will need to stop her madness.....

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I know! I was hoping that they'd announced it as a 2 season tv-show or something, but we know that American public channels dont play like that.
At worse, Revenge will wander into Soap Opera territory with people coming back and haunting her haha.

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They may surprise us with for this part of Amanda's journey.

Who knows what the next leg of it will entail if continued....Amanda and her unwelcome sidekick could do alot of damage to ppl if hired, but she needs to finish up with her personal business.

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LOVE Revenge! I've liked Emily DR since her days on Everwood. This character on Revenge has a spine of ice. I keep expecting her to give way to softer feelings and she just doesn't do it - I thought for sure she'd show more when BarBoy declared his love for her (on the dock) but sure enough, she didn't break.
The clothes on this show are stunning, the gowns for Emily in particular are unreal. :)

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I'm in love with Revenge! I love a morally ambiguous or even immoral heroine. Getting framed is one thing. Getting framed for a terrorist attack is another. I'm happy to see Amanda/Emily stick it to them.

And how do we know for sure that Daniel is going to die. We never got to really SEE his body and face closeup after he was shot in episode 1. Some people have been speculating it may be Tyler. It was dark after all. ;)

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Everytime I see Daniel I just can't erase the image that I saw him lying on the beach shot. I'm still hoping that they wouldn't leave him dead. I like him better than Jack. Jack just looks...meh.

I love Nolan. I'm a bit disappointed in the last episode where the kiss was cut. And the sex scene as well. Maybe they can show it on the day it will be exposed. LOL I just thought Revenge is brave enough to show scenes like that.

Re: Emily Thorne (the original one)
I hope she doesn't become a problem to Amanda. I mean, I think she knows what Amanda is doing. She should just help her.

And Lydia woke up. Gahh, I don't know. I hope she doesn't remember anything about the old photograph. All the other characters are interesting. But I should say that I really hate Tyler. Charlotte and Declan are unbearable. I just hate their story. How can they be so unimportant? But I guess we have to see more of them since they will be the one to find Daniel's body.

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I like Daniel more than Jack too. I just caught up with the "real" Emily showing up. Amanda has alot of ppl pulling and helping her it showed in that episode.

It was probably Daniel's Harvard friend who killed him out of jealousy, but I need to go back and see if he was physically in the room the night of the fateful party.

Yeah, Nolan is a character. He will take what he can get and keep on keeping on....Don't bs a bs-er Tyler. He will own you.

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No NCIS love? HAHAHA. NCIS is a must for me, but mostly because I've seen that show since the beginning. Hell, I used to watch JAG so it's no real surprise. And yay for Once Upon a Time! That's one of my new favorites this season. But I also love the half-hour shows like The Big Bang Theory. Two and a Half Men got bumped off my list after I saw the first two new episodes of the season, but I might check in and give it one more shot. Psych is awesome - watching it makes me miss Monk. I have to catch up with New Girl and see if it's still any good. I feel as if that show lost it's funny after Damon Wayans, Jr.'s character Coach departed. Of course there's also the craziness from Ted and the gang in How I Met Your Mother. It's going to be Legen - wait for it! - Dary!

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haha. Oh NPH. I'm just waiting for them to solve the mystery soon. I cant take it anymore.

I love NCIS, but dont like the LA version. Gibbs is a hottie and will always be. The true original (?) silver fox.
Big Bang Theory is fun for me only because of Sheldon, Raj and Penny... I dont really care for the other characters, but dont hate them either because they're "humor devices" lol.

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Gibbs is one of those fellas that have aged beautifully, er, handsomely. I never got into NCIS: LA although I have seen at least 1 or 2 episodes.

NPH is awesome hands down - and this season with him and the rubber ducky tie is awesomely redonkulous, but I wouldn't mind seeing Ted's future wife soon too. Sheldon pretty much makes TBBT, but I have to say I love Leonard because he's the most "normal" out of the whole Nerd Gang. The craziness he puts up with when it comes to Sheldon is something worth getting a medal for. XD

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I haven't watched any American shows save NCIS. I LOVE NCIS. Come ON its Gibbs. and Ziva. and DiNozzo. Always been a Michael Weatherly fan. (I stopped watching the LA version after 2 episodes...)

I plan on getting to Grimm, but time is so fleeting for people who want to invest it in good television.

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@Ani - NCIS is my must watch show(in fact I am watching a rerun as I write this), being a scientist myself Abby is my hero. I only wish my job was half as fun as hers looks (even though I know how its portrayed is not that realistic), it makes me semi-tempted to go into forensics. I love the original but the LA version isn't that bad I just don't like it as much as the original. I think Gibbs is one of those few older guys that I find is genuinely handsome and has aged well, he is definitely my favorite character on the show. I loved Monk, I was a bit sad that it ended. I also watch big bang theory but only when I remember when its on. I just started Once upon a time, love how its shot but still deciding if I like it or not. CSIs and Law and Order: SVU are also on my must watch shows, I just love shows where I have to put puzzle pieces together.

@ mskololia - Revenge has got to be one of my favorite new shows, unfortunately I missed this week's episode due to work I had to do but I am really curious to what happened and how things will pan out.

@Alvina - BBJX is pure love and probably one of the few asian dramas I have really gotten into recently. I am also watching the musical and a thousand kisses. But I really hate when the mothers get really hysterically protective of their son especially when I find it over the top so I am not sure how long I will stick with it. I really find the ex unnecessarily evil ( and I feel as though she actually looks older than Ji Young) and the Woo Bin's sister useless but I do love the two OTPs so I may continue to see how they pan out. I love Ki Woong's character in The musical, even though I know that Eun bi will probably end up with Jae Hee in the end, I like the dynamic she has with Ki Woong's character (whose name I can't remember for some reason), I am getting annoyed with Kang Hee though. Heart of Dixie and Gossip Girl are definitely my guilty pleasures for american tv, I mostly watch GG because I love the Blair and Chuck characters .

I really want to get into the current kdramas but all the good ones have been playing when I am up to my nose in work so I haven't really been following most but fully intend on marathoning many when I have a chill day. I have seen episode 1 of FBRS and I may continue only because I have adored Jung Il Woo especially after his scene stealing turn in 49 days.

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hapacalgirl - NCIS!!!!! Gibbs! I just used his 'Gibbs' slap' as a picture in my post. Its so epic.

And Abby does indeed have a cool job. I have a friend who is a forensic toxicologist. If only her lab were as cool as Abby's and she had such freedom...

Its nice to see our careers in dramaland. They seem so much cooler. If getting money and performing on big stages was like it was in Beethoven Virus, I would go in and marry JGS's character and we would have a lovely conductor/solo cellist partnership like Barenboim and Jacqueline du Pre (lets just not talk about how THAT ended).

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I just caught up on Revenge today. Needless to say, there is a twist and the episode was good. :0

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Mskolalia - did you watch episode 2 of OuaT? What did you think?

Alvina - the first episode of AHS is pretty kinky. Don't let that dissuade you. Following episodes have been scary rather than kinky, and getting better every week. It's already been renewed for season 2.

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JoAnn------Yes, and I loved the tree cutting scene....LOL Our girl is crazy good.

Rumple has some control over miss evil witch. I think she has lost her memories too.... Hmph. Sheesh, what a sacrifice after what she did to her poor dad. I want to know how Snow ruined her life.

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Sorry:::JoAnne:::::

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Hi guys! Does anyone have the subs for Bu Bu Jing Xin and would care to share? It seems everyone is pretty adamant about not releasing the softsubs for this show. I've already downloaded all the episodes but I couldn't find any subs... :(

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it's not subbed on Viki?

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Mskololia

Your list is almost exactly like mine except replace L&O with NCIS

I love Revenge and I don't think any k-drama will come between me and Revenge. It surprises me with each episode. @Cynthia I also love Emily's clothes they are so nice. I wished that was my wardrobe.

If there is a season 2 they would probably focus on a whole set of new characters in a different place. That's the genius of having the ambiguous title 'Revenge' instead of something more specific like 'Emily's Revenge,' etc.

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Shiku,

Do I dare to add NCIS? I've never watched it, but it looks like loads of fun everytime I see it advertised.

Amanda/Emily's wardrobe in Revenge is killing me. I want every outfit and gown. I also love how they style her hair.

I do hope you are right about the next series being in a different locale with our posse of "The Big Pay Back"-ers rounding up all suspects and doing them in...yeah.

They have the means to fight for the defenseless and marginalized in society....

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You should add it. I actually started watching season 4 but I caught up through USA marathon reruns. I like the team chemistry, it's great!

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Ever notice the similarity between Revenge and City Hunter?

Each "bad" character gets taken down, step by step. Not killed, but totally destroyed.

I love how absolutely methodically the revenge is enacted - I loved it when LMH was doing it, and I'm cheering away for Emily's character to succeed.

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Heh.

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Cynthia, you are right about the comparison. I doubt LMH will reprise his role in City Hunter though. :(
I, on the other hand, would not mind another fabu actor picking up that role like they do with Bond movies.

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Never miss list:

Grimm, Once Upon a Time, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Justified

Tend to watch when it's all over and I can see the season all at once:

Sons of Anarchy, Parenthood, Castle, Bones, House, Dexter, True Blood, Supernatural, Haven, Fringe, Sanctuary, Army Wives

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You're me Unni - I'm totally in love with all of those shows! I haven't seen Grimm yet! Still working on Sang-doo. Have I mentioned I keep rewinding Rain scenes....

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me watching on demand or dvd:
sanctary, burn notice
me watching kdramas:
happy together, bad guy, all in, tree with deep roots.
did anyone give happy together a try? me loving it and sorry me only have 3 episodes left.

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Burn Notice! I noticed that "Mike" or Jeff Donovan is going to be in a new movie (J.Edgar) with Leo di Caprio as Robert F. Kennedy. I am excited to see him because I really like the Burn Notice and think he has pretty amazing acting chops.
And... Happy Together as in the one with SSH and LBH? I didnt really care for that drama even though I love family type dramas. It was like... the older version of Stormy Lovers lol

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did you see him with a cha seung won hair style last season? stormy lovers!!!! that's a bit harsh. I don't think Jeff Donovan is that great of an actor, but I've only seen him in burn notice.

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hehe, dont get me wrong. Stormy Lovers had great actors and all the makings of a good drama but fell flat for ~some reason~. IMO, same thing with Happy Together. I enjoyed the first couple of episodes with the introductory characters but hated all of the crazy drama (and SSH's character was all fickle about his ideals).
and Cha Seung Won hair?! What? where?

I think I first saw Jeff Donovan in Touching Evil? It was funny because he kept showing up in shows that I was watching (CSI, Monk, etc)...

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I must ditto Alvina...I first saw Jeff Donavan in Touching Evil, which was unfortunately canceled, only to have him crop up seemingly everywhere. He's one of the few actors-on-a-show whose name I made a point to learn after watching only a few eps. Usually I don't care about ppl's real names until after the 1st season.

....which probably explains why I have such trouble remembering k-drama actors names! This makes so much sense now.

hihi, Jumma! *hugs!*

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ahjummabunny - I watched them film a bit of Burn Notice once and then my friend had them filming on her front lawn! It's so cool that they ACTUALLY film in Miami unlike CSI MIami...come on people!

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Psych is of course AWESOME! I really like Hart of Dixie too, not sure why since not much really goes on, but I still tune in every Monday! Secret Circle's pretty good too, even though it may aim for the late teens audience.

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I know~! I think this season is shaping up to be one of the best yet. I realize that Shawn is vastly different from how he was before and Gus is getting to be less of a "straight man" in the comedy duo, but I still like the witty dialogues and pop culture references the show makes.

And Hart of Dixie, there's no way in heck I could ever believe that R.Bilson is a real doctor or, rather, someone as accomplished as her character is supposed to be. It usually takes several years to reach that type of position and her character seems soo...young and relatively unimpressive? But, I still like her personality on the show. Kind of reminds me of Doc Hollywood and Wilson Bethel as Wade reminds me of Michael Biehn from Terminator (mixed with Josh Lucas from Sweet Home Alabama) lol. :D

The Secret Circle?! I LOVED The Night World series and Vampire diaries as a kid (and was kind of outraged that Twilight got so much fame in comparison) but I dont really like the tv series... maybe I was hoping for something like Charmed?

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Alvina, I agree abt Secret Circle, Night World, etc., from L.J. Smith. I hit on Vampire Diaries first and power read through them like nobody's business. Like 2 of the books in a day and a half, which included walking back to the library on the 1st day. I haven't been much of a fan of the tv version of VD, much as I tried, and haven't even bothered with Secret Circle. Ironically, I really, really like a lot of the fanfic coming out of the VD-tv fandom. lol

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hello prindley!!!! how is your nanowhatsit challenge going? I can't seem to get on the site. it says my password is wrong and when I send the reset link it keeps saying it expired. and I'm really old school- pen and paper when it comes to writing.

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Jumma, my NaNo has been, um, turned sideways so to speak. I'm going to finish on a series of essays I started ages ago and have them done by the end of November instead. The word count will be lower (I hope!) but there will perforce be a lot more research.

Y'know, you might be having trouble logging into the site b/c they switched servers in a biiiiiig way. It totally weirded me out when I logged in one night and it was like "Hey, thanks for coming back. Re-tell us all about yourself" which I had already done a week or two earlier. But I, too, am a big fan of pen and paper. I wrote good chunks of my novel and the larger series on steno pads. They're all bound together with rubber bands and in semi-storage.

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Zoe and Wade fighting! Yeah, Zoe is all about her amazing surgical skills....I wonder if the atty is not a better fit but he told his momma that he loves Lemon so Wade it is. Anyways, she is telling him alot about herself...subconsciously or knowingly? :)

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Hai Alvina (>o<) happy friday!

Agreeing with you about a "season" ago, I practically went crazy, buying every K-drama that recommended by Dramabeans and Koala :) confused which of which I should watch first and end up with black eyes because lack of sleep.

Now, the one that make me going with full anticipation, is only Flower Boy Ramyun only *Jung Il Woo and his maximum full charm of smile, swoooooon* and the one that just released, You are my Pet with JGS and KHN, since yeah, I love Kimi Wa Petto with all my love :D

But, thanks for that too, it makes me going back to some old drama like Long Vacation or Friends. Remembering again, how gorgeous and lovely Kimutaku and WonBin is, hehe. My next drama to watch list is (going back to) Love Generation, My Girlfriend is Gumiho, and maybe Kimi Wa Petto again.

And oh yeah, the reason why BL is women only, hmm... How to explain this?
Usually BL is written to satisfy women fantasy. If you look carefully, often, BL are about cute fluffy man (and pruttty) who is Beta and not jerk. With a forbidden love theme (which we love so much), good looking man, and (sometimes) full of angst and jealousy :) usually men didn't like that kind of story.

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I like your explanation! I think so too. I just found it a bit curious because when I look at online reviews (to look for a new manga or anime to read/watch) it seems like the viewers for anything romantic in general are largely female. But, I would think that something like BL would appeal to gay manga readers too. So, I thought it was funny that there's a distinction between "gay lit" and "chick lit".

But, it's probably the forbidden love angle mixed in with the pretty boy stereotypes, like you said. :P

And yea! I need to start hunting for some Japanese dramas now that my k drama schedule is free!!!!
or... not... My eyes are just starting to look more rested haha

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In the manga territory though you do have a distinction between 'shounen ai' and 'shoujo ai', both being BL but the first is meant for males. I think there are other categories too.

Not sure how things are classified exactly. 'Seven Days' is listed as 'shounen ai' (on mangareader), as is 'Hana no mizoshiro' but they are very sweet.

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American Horror Story is too scary! I admit to being a big chicken. Once Upon a Time has my attention. I haven’t seen Grimm yet, but I want to check it out.

The Big Bang Theory and House are my standby shows, though I think this is the last season for House.

With Rescue Me ending, Mad Men on hiatus until sometime in 2012, and 30 Rock not coming back until January, there is very little that I'm interested in watching. That's how I ended up getting hooked on kdramas. It filled the television void perfectly.

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Kiki, I'm liking Once Upon a Time and what I've gotten to see of Grimm is good, too. Different but in a similar vein, y'know?

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I'm picking up Heart of Dixie because it looks fun.

American Horror Story looks really, really scary...too scary for me. :)

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Meant :::::Hart:::: of Dixie

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omg I love FBRS and I recommended it to all my friends. And OMG, one of my friend's saw it and she told me she stopped watching it because she thought Jung Il Woo was ugly. I could not believe her. He's freaking HOTTILICIOUS.

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Hello everyone.

I've been watching sandglass which has me quite curious about modern korean history. While I was reading up on it, I just realized how powerful the voice of youth can be. The entire direction of a nation changed because of a bunch of university students.

btw, I think I've found my new addiction. Ramyun. Especially if JIL is selling it. And ofcourse let's not even talk about how much I've been loving my veggies recently. Yup. You won't be able to pry me away from a stick of celery with a crowbar! (lost? read the post on the veggie store casting)

Happy friday everyone!

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Good morning!
How far did you get? Who have you met?

It is cool how the students work themselves into the history of most revolutions.

When my daughter's high school performed Les Miserables last February, someone posted the newpaper photo of the student barricade in Cairo, Egypt in the choir room. It really brought what they were depicting into focus for these teenagers. "That is us," she told me.

I guess I can appreciate the strength of belief that young people can make a difference and should fight to change things. When my 16 year old is protesting the unfairness that only she has to clean the bathrooms when "Everyone uses them!" I am not so pleased. :)
My friend calls his children's complaints "first world problems."

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I finished ep 8. I couldn't sleep at night thinking of what happened in that ep and the previous. It's filmed in such a REAL way, with no special effects, that its somehow even more horrific. When you have to imagine what things the heroine is going through, you can only imagine the worst.

That director is a genius.

I think children all around the world deal with issues like these (i.e issues with chores and studies) irrespective of how thier environment is.
I remember almost 2 decades ago, in my home town, there was a riot. There was bloodshed everywhere, no one could walk out side without being danger either from the rioters or from the police who would just cart you away without asking questions. What me and my friends were thinking was whether our exams would get postponed.

When I watched the episode where the young brother of Tae-soo's friend is holding a gun, gaurding the provincial buliding, and his friend is talking about upcoming math test, I felt so... i don't know... like this world is really F'd up.

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btw -
Shiku - who hasn't started yet - and I are going to be discussing Sandglass on FB message if you want to join. I am Jomo Wdln there.

Everyone else, too, if you want to discuss this show are invited!

I ordered the DVDs and will be rewatching from there so I can rewind and replay to my hearts content. (Also skip some of the more gruesome stuff I have already experinced.)

What do you think of the young Chun, huh? He hasn't aged much.

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I don't have a FB message account. Let me see if I can get one then I'll join you guys.

And OMG Chun! I didn't think anyone could look sexy in 80's wear but he does. So DOES! And you know, he's so different in his character in comparison to Chun. So much softer. Yet he makes it work. I don't see Chun in him at all. and vice versa. I think that what makes him so good an actor. Ok. I'm gushing. So i'll stop.

Have you decided whether you'll be recapping this?

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Yes, by gum, by golly I am going to recap it.

The DVDs are literaly coming on a slow boat from YesAsia. Maybe they will arrive today!

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Wait a minute... I've clearly missed something... there's going to be a Sandglass watching party, and Jomo is recapping?

As I've learned more and more about Korean history, I've found it more and more fascinating... I've occasionally searched (in a rather desultory fashion, admittedly) for Sandglass online, and haven't been able to find it. Yeah, I'm an internet idiot, but does anyone know where (outside the US) to find this drama online?

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Sethe-
Of course you are invited.

I ran into the same issue when I watched i. The problem is all the good Sandglass discussion has disappeared into the ether, and it is heartbreaking.

As far as where to discuss, we can always move it to soompi.

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I think soompi is a good place to discuss it. I think we'll find a larger reader base there.

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Oooh! Oooh! I want in too!! I started Sandglass oh-so-long-ago, but had to stop at Episode 4 due to needing to deal with some life issues. In the meantime, other dramas popped up and I forgot about it... until you guys started discussing recapping! I'll look for you guys over on soompi as soon as I dig out my ::gasp:: VCR tapes. Kamsahamnida!

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oups I meant Sethe!! (I'm so embarrassed, sorry...)

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Hey, no prob. Thanks for the recommendation, anyway :)

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Jomo, when you posted "How far did you get?", I actually thought you were asking aoiaheen her progress on her celery stick! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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OMFG!!!! YY!!! ROFL!

Let's see... I've got the oil in a small vat thanks to jomo (http://tinyurl.com/6znkpw3)

I've got the celery stick in multiple poses thanks to all those in the pent house suite that cherkell booked for all of us. (Have you noticed that celery just recently got rock hard? Must be the fertilizer.)

Now I just need to put them together.

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YY, you are not the only person who thought that :D

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haha, were you the one on another post talking about all the plant titles we've been getting lately? I remember reading that and laughing...but it's so true!
I'm actually more interested in Jung Il Woo's friends right now; someone described the book's storyline to me and I hope the drama stays close to that plotline

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no, that was lucka. But I share her confusion completely.

JIL's friends? they have stories too? those hots guys? yippeee.... can't wait!

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After you are done with Sandglass, you should check out Eyes of Dawn which is being subbed by Written in the Heavens....they were both done by the same writer-director pair and count as two of the best korean dramas of all time..I remember that Thundie had started an Eyes of Dawn fourm but I dont know if it still exists anymore

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Thanks! I'll check it out. I couldn't find in on viki, mysoju or dramafever. Do you know where I can find it?

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You may have to download the video and subs separately....here: http://withs2.com/view/eyes-of-dawn

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Ramyun Shop... finally, a drama to break my viewing slumber! :D

I still haven't recovered from a now week-old cough, but hoping for a recovery this long weekend - Monday's a national non-working holiday here. Up with the vitamins and meds - I feel like a walking pharmacy already.

It's raining outside. *sigh* bed weather.

I hope y'all enjoy your weekend!

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Hello there. izzie smile!
Could it be sinus or allergies? Feel better!

I like it, too. Have only seen ep 1, so I am squinting at these comments to make sure I don't read spoilers!

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Hi there, Jomo! :)

Thank you. :) I'm suspecting (too) that it's either a sinus problem or allergy. Anyway, the doc prescribed me anti-histamine and I feel a bit better. Plus a friend of mine gave me sachets of ginger tea mix, so I'm hoping for the best results. :)

I'm avoiding the Ramyun spoilers too! I'll be downloading the eps tonight, so... *crosses fingers* Who wants a spoiled Ramyun, right?

Happy Friday to you. *hugs* :)

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Isn't ginger tea raising up the body's temperature? When I was a kid I read somewhere that it could be used to fake fever, lol. :) Hope you'll get better soon! And yeah, you could have a chronic allergy, your doctor probably knows better.

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An acute episode of allergy or a cold on the basis of a chronic rhinitis (I have that, it's awful, I hate it).

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Thank you, Plume! :)

The lit on the sachet says it's good for cough, cold and sore throat. But yeah, it's kind'a hot. It's mean, actually - I tried it and it's like scraping my throat or something.

Ginger tea (we call is "salabat") is actually drank by local singers to "condition" their throat prior to a performance.

Oh yeah, I hate it. It's been giving me several nights of no peaceful sleep. I've lost weight.

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"Oh yeah, I hate it."

I mean the cough, not the ginger tea. :)

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My stomach muscles are sore from coughing...look at it like an abs workout, lol. Certainly not a pleasant one, though. I feel your pain.....hope you're better soon.

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IzZie :) *HUGS*

I didn't realize you were sick! I hope you feel better.

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Thanks MJP! :)

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I hope you feel better soon iZzie.
I'm loving Ramyun Shop, though the opening scene almost turned me off. Good thing I kept watching and I'm loving it.

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Thank you, zgznoona! :)

I hope the downloading gets faster coz I'm really excited to see it. Can't wait.

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Ohhh, Izzie Smile! *hugs* Feel better soon. It's amazing how exhausting a persistent cough/cold can be. And I know for me even my favorite cold remedies get old fast.

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Thanks, CMR! :) *HUGS*

You can say that again. I even tried the vicks on soles thing. It didn't worked the first time but it seemed to work last night. :P

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SO, my college buddy's "cure" for a cold: Hot peppermint tea with peppermint schnapps. I picked him up once for a biology lab and he had that in a thermos. Everytime he took the lid off of the thermos, it about knocked me over it was so strong.

So, we're in the lab, looking at pond water critters, which we are supposed to be drawing, but the little beggers are too fast. One of the other guys says, "Hey, Ron, pour a little of that "tea" you're drinking on them....that'll slow 'em down."

Couldn't tell you the exact ratio, but I suspect it was more schnapps than tea. I also don't remember if it cured him, but he certainly didn't care for a bit. I don't drink so I've never tried it, but there you are...

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earl grey, whiskey, and lemon

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If it doesn't cure, at least you'll be feeling good!

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alcohol is essential for soothing cold/cough symptoms.

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*eyes the soju sitting on my table*

*coughs*

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Hi guys,

I really like Tree With Deep Roots. It's the first Period drama that I've enjoyed/watched more than one episode of.
Song Joongki totally blew everything out of the water; I never expected something like that from the same actor of Sungkyunkwan Scandal.
But JangHyuk is definitely the most.... awe-inspiring actor here. Like I said, this is my first saeguk, so though I had heard of JangHyuk's acting in Chuno, I never experienced it.....
Omg. His acting is so touching, so real. I feel like he's right in front of me. The scene when he's explaining why he doesn't/can't sleep completely amazed me.

On another note, I absolutely love Lee Chung-Ah. Flower Boy Ramen Shop isn't my cup of tea, but I'll keep watching because I want to see the second lead's appearance.

Finally, I find the Musical to be similar to Heartstrings in its attractiveness despite the slow plots.

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Can I just say that I agree with you on all points? All the actors in TwDP are acting brilliantly, and I believe them in their roles and, most importantly, cannot imagine anyone else acting in those roles.
Jang Hyuk, for such a eccentric guy in real life, really is a brilliant actor with a lot of depth. I'm usually not a saeguk fan, but I'll watch one once in awhile, and this HAD the IT factor.

FBRS is pretty cute right now. I'm constantly yelling at Lee Chung-Ah's character to be more...badass-y like she showed glimpses of, but we're stuck in her "ooh, a guy" stage right now. But, I like her ideals about love since I too have ideals that are similar (old fashioned?).

And, yes, The Musical! I actually like it better than I liked Heartstrings; something about the way they structure the drama surrounding the drama makes it fascinating.

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The one thing I dislike about saeguk's are their high vocabulary- I can't watch them without subs, like I can the other trendy rom-com's, so I have to wait for the subbed releases.
I completely agree with the "cannot imagine anyone else acting in those roles."
I didn't mention, but I really like the actor of Sung Sam-Moon; he fits it well.

Yeah, I like her badass side, I cannot wait for it to kick in.

I think Daniel Choi in episode 9 was only meh, but he usually makes me so happy.

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Jang Hyuk was fantastic in Chuno. That's my only exposure to him, but I thought his acting was believable, and he was sexy as hell. What more could one want? :)

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TGIF everyone! :)

YEs and yes! I love Tree with roots too! awsome so far! All the twist so far and the suspense. gosh! I can't wait for the next episode!

Ramyun shop is pretty good so far! yay! But have to wait for subtitle. :( Oh well, so far it's pretty good.

Musical started off well...but now i'm just like, dang it girl, be confident in yourself and get the infor first person, not second. LOL

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I admit. I wasn't impressed with Ramyun except for the eye candy. I had to struggle to watch the first episode. I'm hoping its just a slow start for me. I liked bits and pieces. (Like that sparkly smile and the wink and her bad-assery moments.) But some of it was so predictable I tuned out and missed like 5 minutes.

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I am loving tree with deep roots. I just saw the first two episodes and I'm soooo happy. I have to say that the flimsiest things are used to connect people in dramas. a song you sang as a child, a pair of shoes, a few words you used to say.

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Happy Open Thread People!!!
Hope you have an awesome Weekend filled with lots of wonderful dramas!!!

Yay!!!

Oh and is anyone else going to the United Cube Concert in London? I got tickets!! So so so excited!!!

Love xxx

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Happy OT and Happy Weekend, Leaf! Enjoy the United Cube Concert. I'm nowhere near, but it sounds interesting. When is it? Who's playing? Is it at a place called "Cube" or is that the name of something/someone else? Do share, if you don't mind :)

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Cube Entertainment are holding it!

So that means Beast, G.Na and 4minute are gonna be there.

It will be awesome :D

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My daughter AKA Miss Crankypants (PMS week) is very jealous of your tickets. Enjoy the show!!!

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Ha! Don't worry I'm sure she'll get some tickets someday too!!

Afterall I spend years being jelous of every other concert!!

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Good morning, all!
It's been one, wild week of no Kdrama or electricity here in New England. The snowstorm hit, everything went dark and people got real testy. Especially those denied Kdrama...

So the power comes back on yesterday, internet is restored and all the toilets flush. Life is good!

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It is strange, but we all take the conveniences of toilets for granted, and yeah, thank goodness you can flush now. :)

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Right? I'm a pretty low-maintainence type of gal, but even I have my line in the sand. And toilet flushing is one of 'em!

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Wow.... no electricity for a WHOLE WEEK?

All I can say is well done for surviving. ^claps^

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Thanks - this is the 2nd time in two months. Hurricane Irene blasted through the state and we were in the dark for 11 days. At least then, it was warm. This time it was winter temps - good thing we have a fireplace. There's still people not getting back service until Monday - around 300,000+ of them.

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Heard about the power outage on the news (in AZ). Hope they can fix things so there are no more sustained outages. Really feel sorry for people with no heating.

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And us exiled Arizonans feel sorry for Arizonans with no AC in the summer, lol.

I'm from Tempe, all of my grandparents were born in AZ, so we've been there a long time. I'm the only defector.

I'm glad most of you have electricity back on there in NE, it's kind scary to have no electricity when the weather is so extreme.

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It's when you realize the importance of even the littlest comfort you have.

I'm glad things are better now.

I wish you a happy weekend. :)

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Hurray Cynthia! That is major! I agree, the line in the sand absolutely should begin with flushing toilets that actually flush.

We've had vaguely similar issues...our gas went out right before the storm hit, so a freak snow storm raging while public works is trying to fix it is so not bueno.

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I"ve never had toilets that needed electricity to flush. Water, yes. We have a generator for the well for that reason; you can't flush a toilet without water, and we don't get water out of our 600+ ft well without power.

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I thank God for small miracles as the toilets flushed over here even though we had no electricity.

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I just finished watching Mixed Up Investigative Agency and really loved it. If you are in a drama slump, like me, I highly recommend it. It is so well-plotted and all the characters, however minor are great. The story is not your standard boy-meets-girl rom com, even though a boy does meet a girl in it. Instead it focuses on a treasure hunt. It's a real hoot, very funny and heart warming. The main cast is really adorable together.

I also watched White Christmas by the same writer and it was also great, but much darker. Now I'm looking forward to Wild/Violent Romance that she's working on, though not very excited about Lee Dong-wook being in it. Something about him bugs me, I think it's his cow-like stare, though the man can do a great shower scene. I thought they offered the role to Lee Min-ki. How awesome it would be for him to come back to dramaland and do a good rom com now that's he's grown up a bit.

So, for now, I'm looking forward to Bachelor's Vegetable Store, What's Up, and Wild/Violent Romance.

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I've had MUIA downloaded for quite a while but kept pushing it back in favor of other shows. I'd heard it was good but now I think it'll be the next one I watch, after I finish Dal Ja's Spring. Thanks for the rec!

So yeah, I've been watching Dal Ja's Spring this past week. Only 3 episodes left, but I'm stuck. I can see that the angst is about to erupt Mt. Vesuvius-style and I'm not ready to trade their sweet little vacation for the break-up I'm afraid is coming.

On another note: does anyone know where to watch the MTV EMA awards either online or on a satellite channel in the U.S.? I can't seem to find anything other than it'll be broadcast "worldwide" at 9pm GMT. I NEED to know, cause Big Bang is there!!!!!!!!!!

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What a coincidence! I watched Dal-ja's Spring this week. Have to admit I wasn't too committed to the characters, but I enjoyed it.
I guess my problem at the moment is that I'm going through a breakup and I need something that really makes me laugh.

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I'm currently watching Dal'Ja's spring too. Luv luv luv Lee Min ki. I even like his music. I think I'd date him :P.

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zgznoona,
Sorry to hear about your breakup. Mixed Up Investigative Agency made me lough out loud more than any other k-drama. It's really zany. It may be just what you need.

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