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    I say it depends on the pet. I know women think that having a pet means that he’ll make a good dad because he can take care of something other than himself. But what if his pet is a… 1. low maintenance animal like hamster, bird or a goldfish: it doesn’t really say much about his fatherhood abilities 2. reptile: I’ll live in fear that I’ll wake up one morning to see a snake in bed with me 3. a possessive dog? Have you see “Third Charm”? One of the female characters had to compete with the pet dog for the attention of her boyfriend. When a man’s best friend is a dog, what happens to the woman? #annoyed husky #jealousdog #I'll-chew-your-nightgown Be careful not to conflate love for baby animals for love of human babies. Go with the man who can cook. At least, you know he can feed himself. And, unless he’s a cannibal or Hannibal Lecter, you’re in safe hands. +2 178
  2. It's okay, too, to take a stand on something and say, "This and no further!" or "No, I don't buy that" or "This writer is loopy." That's why I watch kdramas like I'm dating the writer. If she/he doesn't pass the test after...say... six episodes, then I'm outta that relationship. But with this writer, I was determined to finish it to the end because of the many unfavorable things I heard about her after "W". I liked the first half of "W" but I wasn't able to finish it. I went overseas and couldn't access kdramas. By the time I returned home, people were already panning it. I thought the fault was in the audience for not understanding the show, and not the writer for not writing a better script. lol. For me, the onus of interpretation is always on the viewers. It's up to us to derive or to create meaning. The writer always has the message and director communicates it. But if we don't get it, then we don't get it. Take the crying for instance. People complained that HJ cries a lot. lol. (I think there's a purpose there but 'll write about it later.) But these same people don't complain that JW runs a lot. Didn't you notice? In like every other scene, he's running!! Ooooeeemmmgeee!! What's wrong with him?!!! If I see him run around the corner one more time, I'm going to holler. Can't he just like stroll down the street or pretend that he's a potted plant so he doesn't waste energy? See that? To me, it's funny what viewers pick up on and nitpick. Okay, laters! Gotta unpack my bags.
  3. Well, he was either a goldfish with 2 dimples or a goldfish with extra big cheeks. Why? You don't think there's a happily-ever-after? I'm fine with that, too, you know. I tell myself that I'll be okay with a clean finish as long as it isn't the "Third Charm" sort of ending where the couple were really better off living apart from each other.
  4. I don't think he has the stomach for an affair. I'm basing this on JW's observation that Park couldn't keep a straight face. Remember? When they went out to lunch? JW said that Park would have a hard time being a CEO because he didn't have a poker face (or words to that effect). JW thought that Park was too honest and his face was such an easy read. Now, if JW's assessment of his old friend is reliable and correct, then Park won't be able to keep a stoic face too when he's having an affair. But as always, I'm keeping my options open....
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    220 @mouse007, it's because Team Add is evvvviiiilllll, I tell you. We'll snatch victory from you.
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    218 216 because ms @mouse007 sneaked in.
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    214 I'm a mercenary. Pay me with cookies or Ben and Jerry's ice cream, I'll fight for you. I'll even do mud-wrestling. hahaha.
  9. You know me. I deal with the controversies. I was trying to answer your old post but I didn't know how to pull up that one and answer this at the same time. Re. Mr. Park. No, he didn't seem like the villain to me but who knows? He and that ex-wife could be having an affair now. pwahahaha. It's funny how evil characters in kdramas can have a carousel for a bed; they switch partners so often, you don't know who they're really sleeping with.
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    lol. Don't joke because I'm going to "out" you. You're actually THE grandpa on that list that @Dhakra made. lol. You and my missing friend cameltoes... errr... @CamelKnight . +2 210
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    198 hi @dotonly
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    198 @triplem, Thanks. Go ahead and delete. I already copied and pasted what I needed I'll edit my earlier post, too.
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    194 Yes!!!! Page 4100!!! @triplem Top Star YooBaek is a great show. Hopefully I can finish watching it soon.
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    Really?? @TRaNz has become a no-show? tsk tsk tsk. What a slacker... 194
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    194 I can't fix cars unless they're Lego cars or something.
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    192 I haven't encountered a lot of bears in my lifetime. Probably about 5 times? Mostly when we're in Alaska. We stay clear but the bears leave us alone and they know where they're headed. But not in our part of the woods so I'm surprised when I see road signs warning bear crossings.
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    She's NamJiMyun?? Oh! She looks different from 100DMP. lol. 190 ed hi @phikyl
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    186 I don't know who the girl is @Dhakra but I know the guy is going to be "released" from military service soon. Woohooo!!!
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    182 I'm only dropping by so Team Subtract shouldn't panic.
  22. Good for you! I think she's doing great. Here's what I think about the fake controversy that she's only an "add-on" to the show. I actually she's the BONUS that made a difference to the story. http://bitchesoverdramas.com/2019/01/17/memories-of-the-alhambra-much-ado-about-nothing-and-heejoo/ As for the love story angle, I'm in. I haven't commented on the romance angle before (although a few asked me to write about it) because I wasn't sold. But as of Episode 14, I'm on board the OTP train. http://bitchesoverdramas.com/2019/01/17/memories-of-the-alhambra-the-love-story/ As for the criticisms about flashback, here's my take on it: http://bitchesoverdramas.com/2019/01/16/memories-of-the-alhambra-on-flashbacks-and-hedges/ And if you're watching the kdrama on Netflix and keep seeing this shot in the Opening Credit, THIS isn't a picture of a garden in Alhambra. It's a garden in Blenheim Palace outside Oxford, England. The hedges actually spell out B-L-E-N-H-E-I-M. If you read it like a clock, then B is positioned at 1:00, L is at 2:00 and so on. To me, it goes to show you one of the key messages of the kdrama -- that is, NOT to trust in the appearance of things because what you see may not be real. Please feel free to read at your leisure. My writing can be hard going at times but I hope these will help give audience another perspective on issues about the kdrama which I'm enjoying very much.
  23. No, we aren't at the ending yet. I know the ending that's why I said I was going to bail out if I can read the handwriting on the wall. Since this is an adaptation, I expect "more" from the writer. Not necessarily a different ending because history can't be rewritten and I heard that knetz are sensitive about revisionism. But a gifted writer can handle a more nuanced writing like in "The King Loves." We shall see... Yes, it's interesting how quickly even the Clown changed his world view, isn't it? He's only been in the palace what? A day? Two days? Three days? And his goals in life have already transformed into exactly what viewers despise and fear about the real King. He witnessed the death of his food tester and learned of the violation of his sister, and now he's already seeking the Royal Secretary's assistance in teaching him the way to survive in the Palace. He could have opted for the second choice but no, he asked, "Tell me how to step on people mercilessly and crush them to death." Oh dear. But I guess I should have seen THAT coming, considering how he broke the kimchi jars purportedly in search of the dried corvina fish. (I'll have to explain this in my blog later.) Yes, the Queen will probably be the antidote to both male characters' poison. But I'll have to say that I'm squeamish about any love relationship developing between the Queen and the Clown. As I said, I still draw a line on the sand when it comes to adultery, perceived or real. Plus, at the moment, she's not falling in love with the Clown so much as she's rekindling that lost (or buried) feelings she had for the King. She's remembering the past and superimposing her memories onto the Clown. Again, kinda weird, too: she doesn't recognize her own husband?? lol. I guess we have another "palpoongie" in our hands. What's up with these female characters?!
  24. Hey... I don't mind if my husband gets his concubine as long as I have my own pool boy. Wait a second... The King has his concubines, and the Queen is going to get her court jester or the sageuk version of a kpop idol. lol.
  25. Don't worry, @nrllee. This kdrama is on tvN Monday/Tuesday night timeslot, right? I suspect this to be another one of those of prolonged, dragged-out love triangles with a guess-who-she'll-end-up-with mystery tossed in to increase viewership ratings. I've no doubt that the writer(s) will know how to milk the story to give us 16 episodes worth of drama. tvN has done this over and over again, most recently with that Mama Fairy kdrama. I'll join you all for a while since I'll be blogging about this...at least until I find the "prince vs pauper" theme sustainable. Really now, I don't recall Mark Twain's "The Prince and The Pauper" being about rivalry but about brotherhood but this is kdrama after all, so anything goes. Here's an except from my blog: http://bitchesoverdramas.com/2019/01/11/the-crowned-clown-episode-1 I didn’t intend falling in love with the encounter between the crazy king and his queen but there's something wretched about him asking her to care. He charges to her palace and her private room like a bull on a rampage. King: When someone is so desperate to have a son that she comes to me with a talisman, how come you are not doing anything? To me he sounds affronted that she allowed the concubine to visit him. He’s protesting that she didn't defend her position as the Queen. The concubine wanted her Royal spot badly enough to acquire a talisman for pregnancy. The concubine's status would have been elevated among the other concubines had she borne him a son because she was able to accomplish something that the Queen hadn’t: produce an heir. But instead of guarding her spot at his side, the Queen passively accepted the concubine’s challenge. The Queen's tolerance and inaction would suggest that she welcomed the interloper and, to me, THAT's the real reason the King is enraged. I'll watch Episode 2 hopefully tonight or tomorrow. We're expecting snow so I'll be indoors tomorrow catching up on kdramas...
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