To be honest, I never set out to blog. One day on Soompi during My girlfriend is a gumiho around episode 7, I began doing short key scene translations. Then during Sungkyunkwan Scandal, I started doing the same thing. They all started out just a few scenes, then escalated to more till I had an overall recap. The game changer was a very generous and patient blogger who held my hand each step of the way as I ventured into the blogging world – without Thundie none of this would exist. Only she would be brave enough to allow someone who was totally clueless about blogging to guest recap for her on TP for the last four episodes of SKKS. That was when I realized there was a way to continue helping other people enjoy kdramas the same night it aired and a blog was born.

Now that I have finished translating over 12 dramas, most of the readers know my recapping style. During the live broadcast, I only type the lines I am pretty sure of then after it ends, I download the torrent and fill in all my blanks and edit. Normally each recap takes over 5 hrs so some people prefer to wait and read the complete version then. Minimal screencaps might appear on posts if I have any time or energy leftover.

Quirky facts about me:

I am not fluent in Korean and I can’t read or write Korean at all, but I am Korean-American. I grew up speaking English so Korean is my second language, but I never fully embraced it. Even now, I update a cheat sheet of all the common adjectives, verbs, and nouns most dramas frequently use to help me along. Sometimes while I am translating, I sit there listening to the same lines about 20 times questioning my own heritage while simultaneously cursing the character for using fancy words I don’t know. That normally happens when characters speak with a dialect I am not familiar with like in Kim Tak Gu. Also when they use too many occupational terms – in particular business jargon drives me up the wall and makes me wish these characters were just artists who quietly paint sometimes. The ones I stay clear of and do not even attempt are when it’s a sageuk. A nightmare to translate would be a character who spoke with a dialect, whispered or muttered under his breath, and was a doctor giving a medical prognosis.

I can’t keep a Korean name straight to save my life. They all look and sound alike to me. Unless the actor is really good looking like JooWon, YAI, Hyun Bin, or Kim Soo Hyun, I don’t bother to retain any of their names.

It’s been almost a year since I started and so far there hasn’t been a time where I didn’t want to recap any dramas at all. I am thankful that the majority of the dramas recapped here were so good that I was eager to translate the next episode each time. I want to thank everyone for leaving such nice comments and giving me encouragement along the way. Your support fuels my motivation to continue each and every time so thank you very much. 🙂

Softy 9/3/2011


Random thoughts I had about Korean dramas….

There are some common gripes about Kdramas I want to address:

I really wish they would stop airing those “wide-eyed kisses where they look like a deer caught in headlights” – maybe it was cute way back when and somehow it caught on that this is how first kisses on a drama should go, but now it’s just predictable and silly. Unless you were sleeping through the relationship, you should see that kiss coming I think. I don’t know what’s worse – when the male lead does that or when the girl. I am willing to bet that on O brothers, either J or TH will end up doing that for their first kiss. My bet is that J will keep her eyes open. Taking wagers on that now -any takers?  🙂

They should try to maintain some semblance of reality even when none exists or at least keep it in the realm of possibility: We all know these rags to riches stories do not occur in real life that often so we take them with a grain of salt, but when they push the limit of what we can overlook, somehow it distracts us from the story itself. Case in point- I didn’t watch PK, but I did see who played Kim Hyun Joon’s character’s father and can I just say – please. In what planet would a guy who looks like that be able to marry a woman who looks like her and have two sons who look that good. I mean come on- they even wrote that into the show-that he looks nothing like his sons. I have no idea if the actor who played the father was great on the show since I didn’t make it past the first episode or two, but I’m thinking I could have taken it a little more seriously if he wasn’t short, bald, and looked like the mom’s father more than her husband.

Female leads being so clumsy as they walk even though they aren’t drunk. Lately, I noticed there are a lot of scenes where the female characters are unsteady on their feet and can’t seem to walk straight. In real life, once in a while you see someone trip or something, but when it happens on so many episodes, you have to wonder why gravity seems to be out to get them. Sometimes it’s to show how quirky the character is, but mostly it comes off as clumsy and inept. For once, it would be nice to see a guy not be able to walk straight –just to even things out a bit.

“Noble idiots” is a term I learned from Dramabeans and it makes sense why so many people would hate it, but I think I need to clarify something. Yes it’s something I wish kdramas would ban, but it serves its purpose too. The characters have to do something idiotic towards the mid to end of the dramas to stretch out the episodes that are left. You can’t have pace without conflict. So many characters in the beginning start off doing things that make us hate them, but we have to keep in mind that there is a reason why someone is that mean or selfish. Another thing I noticed from living in Seoul, I think the trait to remain quiet and not stir up trouble is built into the Korean genetic makeup. For some odd reason, Koreans think it’s better to stay quiet and suffer rather than speak up and do something about the problem. I see this happening all the time when I commute around Korea. The worse case was when I was on a bus crossing a bridge. An inebriated passenger boarded earlier before we got to the bridge and heckled the bus driver – insulting him for being just a bus driver and basically putting him down. Of course the bus driver felt indignant to be ridiculed and mocked on a packed bus when he was trying to maneuver through traffic. The stress of trying to drive and fight back verbally with that drunk passenger made the driver lose all common sense and he stopped the bus on the bridge in the middle of the lane. Cars behind us honked and skidded to a stop or swerved to miss our bus. Every passenger was in a panic and we all braced for the impact since we were one hundred percent sure we were going to be rear ended by cars that came behind us. The terrifying thing wasn’t that the driver stopped on the bridge – what made it worse was he would drive on a little and stop again every time he got frustrated by what the heckler said. The driver kept doing that and it was a miracle we made it to the other end of the bridge safely. Almost half the passengers got off at the next stop to switch buses after that. This example illustrates all my points about how Koreans just suffer and stay quiet. In America, any one of those burly passengers would have picked up that scrawny drunk guy and tossed him out the door at the next stop. Better yet, the bus driver would have kicked him off. What I couldn’t figure out was why no one thought to react and do something about that drunk man and just allow him to keep mouthing off. Everyone just endured this whole ordeal and I think only one man was brave enough to tell the bus driver to ignore the drunk guy and keep the bus moving since it’s dangerous to be at a standstill on a bridge.

This next one comes from a friend who watches a lot more dramas than me. When I asked her what bugs her about kdramas, her immediate answer was “stop making dramas where rich, young, good-looking, single guys fall in love with older women who are married, divorced, or single and impoverished.” She named off a bunch of dramas recently that portrayed relationships like that. Evidently there are a lot, but I tend to stay clear of makjang whenever possible since I think I might be allergic to them. I have a physical response to them – they make me look away and wince in pain like I am being tortured. I watch dramas to be entertained – not scowl or frown at the screen for the entire episode. Actually, that’s when my handy mouse fast forwards and speeds thru the episode and my brain catches up and tells me to let this drama go to the wayside. That pretty much explains in a nutshell why I only end up watching like a handful of Kdramas a year. Being selective saves time and sanity.

8pm July 9th, 2013: I can count on one hand how many times I have been clumsy all these years and today I made up for all those missed times with one swoop – I spilled juice all over my laptop and it just seemed to “die” right in front of me by shutting off on its own with the scariest sound ever. I gave it to my computer guy for him to perform a miracle, but he just texted a photo and didnt bother to sugarcoat the truth and just said my “motherboard is dead.” I guess all the research I did online that said 60% of spills on laptops recover doesnt apply to mine. I borrowed his IBM so I can do the recaps. If I have to use my ancient powerbook from here on, I’m not sure how much longer I can keep doing recaps. It takes double the time than when I worked on my Toshiba. I am on the verge of a mental breakdown.

July 31st: Had to wait for my custom built Toshiba and jut now received it, but Windows 8 is putting me through a whole new nightmare.

81 comments on “About

  1. thanks for your recap on ojakgyo brothers. im following it too tho a bit late. kbs world here in the philippines airs it two episodes late..


  2. nonski says:

    Softy, i just updated my drama list on MyDramaList.com… and found out OB is not even ranked. 😦 mmm… was thinking to myself to asking you to allow me to campaing for them to rate OB there so the drama will be ranked and prolly get the number 1 spot… currently held by City Hunter. http://mydramalist.com/drama/rated


  3. Kdramafreak says:

    Thankyou for all your hardwork in recapig ojakgyo brothers i would come to this website almost everyday just to check on the recaps
    I was wondering if you guys can recap love rain when it comes out
    Thanks for all ur hardwork


  4. crimson says:

    i’m tired of doing my work today,so i drop by to thank you for making me smile
    I doesn’t cultivate same attitude towards drama even local or kdrama’s, i don’t feel like watching it or even giving a drop of my time,although some of my friends are really pushing me to go watch this and that kdramas,and says it really worth my time,no one able to pursued me.
    maybe i got this perspective since i hate local drama in our country (common plot,annoying characters and so on) and also i prepare reading rather watching if i found it interesting then i’ll give it a try.
    Your recapping style did great in changing my views in dramas ,when i’m reading your recaps it makes me feel “wouh,wanna watch that”That’s the time a start watching Moon sun and followed by other kdramas that i used to loved know.
    Great THANKs to you,and keep up your good work.


  5. thundie says:

    hi softy. 😀


  6. songbird says:

    HI Softy,
    I didn’t know where else to post this and couldn’t find any direct message or email info to send you a direct message.

    Some time back, while you were doing OB recaps, you shared a live streaming site for Korean TV for a ‘camp in front of the screen party’. I bookmarked it (thank you for the info) and have gone to it many times. But recently, I dropped my laptop and all was lost so I’m now trying to retrieve everything for my new computer but can’t remember the address nor find anything close to it in my search for it on the internet.

    Would you share that information again? I believe it started with an “i”,

    I’ve been a silent fan of yours for a while, being introduced to you through Thundie’s blog. I laughed, cried, and cheered with you through OB. Your love for Joo Won has turned me into a fan of his. I didn’t like him much from Baker King but now I love him. I continue to watch 1N2D without Kang Ho Dong and Lee Seung Gi because of him and have signed on to sub Bridal Mask because of him. An extra ‘thank you’ for that.


    • Softy says:

      Hi songbird, sorry to hear about your laptop – totally know how that feels cuz I dropped my Mac and the dent on it made me stop using it cuz it bugged me so much looking at it. 🙂

      Since I never used these live streaming sites, I have no idea which one you are talking about but since it was during OB, then it must be the ones people used to access KBS. I used to post them on top under KDH or KDF, but I guess I deleted them since then. sorry. The only ones I could find are from “everything OB” so here is the link. the sites are listed towards the bottom of the post. (I only found one that starts with an “i” but not sure that is the one you are talking about. If none of these turn out to be the site you need, the only other option would be to backtrack through comments for OB cuz that’s where people shared more links for live streaming right before the episode started.


      p.s. anytime you post a comment, it pops up on the comment list so wherever you decide to leave a message, I will be able to see it. Best of luck and hope you find it. 🙂


  7. MS says:

    Sooooooooofty! Just a long overdue hello! 🙂


  8. es says:

    Hi softy have you watched the current kbs weekend drama my daughter seoyoung ….its fantastic…further proved by their high ratings the last episode 8 hit 30% ! Ive just finished watching ep 9 tho I don understand a single korean…seems like another great episode


  9. ROSE TAN LIN says:

    HI SOFTY can you recap can we get married i think many of your fans / readers like this drama thanks….


    • Softy says:

      Sorry, but lately my only source for torrents is not available so I can’t download hardly anything anymore and this drama is one of them. I wanted to watch a few eps and decide if I enjoy it enough to recap, but I still can’t find any torrents for it so far. More than likely I won’t be adding it to my recap list since there are quick subs for it as far as I can see on soompi and too many eps have already aired so it’s almost over.


  10. Ivoire says:

    Hello Softy,

    I wasn’t sure where to post this (I don’t see an email where one can contact you personally), so I am posting this here. I hope you will see this and see it soon. If you think you could help, please do so. You can answer me here or at my email:

    Thank you!
    I have a friend who is currently in Seoul and she leaves next week. She would like to buy human hair (for extensions to be added to her natural hair) for both black and white people, and she was wondering where (what stores) she could go to in Seoul.

    Do you think you could help us by providing us with some addresses and names of stores (beauty salon kinds of store with human hair) where she could go, please? We would really appreciate that.

    Again thank you if you could help (even if you can’t, please let me know). I hope to hear from you (soon)… Ivoire.


    • Softy says:

      So sorry, but I have no clue where she can purchase real human hair. Wish I could help your friend out, but this isn’t something I know anything about.
      I will delete these messages for you after you’ve read them since you wouldn’t want your personal email left on. 🙂


  11. h0ns says:

    dear softy.. I read your blog side note about how you also enjoy TWTWB, can you recap for it too? I missed your beautiful thought… this drama without your beautiful recap from you.. ahhh it’s kinda like something missing… I know it will hard for you to recap two wed-thurs dramas in a once.. but please consider it.. it’s okay if it will be late recap.. I’m so missed your recap for that one.. feel something missing.. thank you..

    please.. please.. consider it.. please… ^^


    • Softy says:

      Since I can’t do two shows fully I am doing highlights for TWTWB on KD Chats. It’s too good to miss out. I translate the preview first 15 mins after it airs then fill in key scenes with Young and Soo. Until Level 7 ends those short recaps are all I can do. 🙂
      E6 tonight was my first one. It took longer than I thought cuz I translated more than I intended and then ran out of time cuz I had to finish filling in Level 7.


  12. russ820 says:

    Hi Softy,
    Sorry it has been a while to write. Dayum life always seems to get in the way lol. I hope this finds you safe and well. I have missed reading your thoughts about the different shows.. With all the news coming from your neck of the woods be safe. Not sure if your job will let you GET if it gets messy but get! lol question: when does the new show Gu Family I think is the name start? I started to watch 7 level but I found it a but slow. If you are a big fan of the two stars for give me. Well be dropping in more things have eased up have some free time now lo lol. Also loved the bracelet should get you to get me a manly one lol.


  13. sb says:

    Hi Softy… I’ve read you here and there and seen you on Joonni, but this is the first time I check out your about. I laughed at one point b/c I totally get the whole not being fluent and wishing they would talk in simple sentences! I actually don’t find saeguks as difficult to translate as the courtroom or business talks, like all the board room talking about business/boardroom succession stuff are so beyond me! And also about listening to a sentence 20 times and cursing and not being able to keep the names straight. But it sounds like you’re living in Korea now so you must have improved a lot. I wish I had that opportunity! But, I’m grateful I fell into translating for Viki b/c while my written and reading is about 5 yr old level(lol), my listening and translating has improved so much in the last year! Anyway, just wanted to say ‘hi’!


  14. Hi There!!! Love your insight on the Dramas! I will visit you often!!!


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  16. raindrops1 says:

    Hi Softy,

    Thank you for sharing your love of Kdramas with us. I love reading your insights and love how in-depth you go into the characters actions and thoughts. I’m in awe of your speediness and high quality work. I’m so hapy that I found your website (and joonni’s) during Faith.
    We appreciate all your hard work. Oh and I’m glad to find someone who also has difficulty remember the names as much as I try it’s hard for me to remember. I find myself having to check dramawiki or some other site to make sure a) that I remember the name of the charater b) that I’m writing correctly.

    Softy, I wanted to ask you (please forgive me if this might be too personal or forward of a question) what are your thoughts making your website (blog) use ads and partner up with sites like DramaFever? I saw (above) Mr. Sandford’s message to you and I know that there are other blogs (sties) that use ads and I think number of site visits (vistiors) to create possible revenue. Please accept my apology if my question is too personal or inappropriate but if you would not mind I would love to hear your thoguhts on the subject.



    • Softy says:

      Hi raindrops
      a while back my blog passed 7 million hits and I think I was the only one who noticed that. probably cuz that number means a lot to me – it means a lot of people enjoyed the same dramas as me, they like the work I put into this blog and visit often, and it means no one ever felt obligated to “click” on a recap so ads can generate revenue. It’s a personal preference for every blogger, but I like mine ad free.That’s why I don’t post news about kdramas or actors on a daily basis on purpose. If you noticed, I also tend to recap dramas I actually care about and not just cuz it’s popular or trendy. All this cuz I want to keep my blog just the way it is without feeling like I need to post more. I like knowing that people are clicking on my recaps cuz they just love the show and maybe like the time and effort I put into these recaps and not anything else.
      this blog was never meant to be more than what it started out to be – a place for viewers to come together and enjoy a drama live while it was airing. I don’t want it to be any more or less than that. Hope that answered your question. 🙂


      • raindrops1 says:

        Hi Softy,
        Thank you so much for answering my quetion and giving me insight on how you feel about ads for revenue on your blog. I fully understand, respect and love your thinking on the subject. (I think of course deciding to run ads is a very personal decison and of course respect whatever decision a blogger that I follow takes). I have def noticed that the dramas that you recap are ones that you LOVE and it comes through in your writitng. It’s actually one of the reasons that I visit your blog because it’s just nice hearing from someone who loves the drama as much as I do. I feel that I come to “happy” place (if that makes any sense) where I will get not only a detailed recap, but amazing insights into the drama and it’s characters.

        You are right we are clicking because we love the show, love your recaps and very much appreciate the time and dedication you but into recaps and writing.

        Softy, fighting!!! 🙂


      • sal728 says:

        I truly applaud your stance. Well said! Well thought through!! We’re behind you, 100% Kudos, Softy!!


  17. mrshobbes says:

    Hi there, I just found your blog through the Soompi forums (and read your IHYV recap). Thanks for what you do, and I’m happy that you continue to keep finding dramas you love to recap. Plowing through an episode for five hours doesn’t sound entirely pleasant, so I’m very grateful to get to read your words 🙂 And your whole paragraph about dialects and jargon and whatnot made me giggle. Ah, to have such control in Kdramaland. 🙂

    Thanks again, and I’ll continue to read your words and hopefully how IHYV will keep turning our emotions inside out and brains to mush ;P


  18. Heidi Lyon says:

    Hi Softy,

    Can’t thank you enough for what you do. I’ve tried to sorta spread your assistance by going over to Viki and posting subtitles in the timed comments section based off my knowledge and your live recaps. The subbers are so swamped and your live recap is awesome! You are the bomb! 🙂 BTW, where is the cheat sheet you speak of? I SO want a copy of that!


  19. houstontwin says:

    I have missed you. I understand if you are too busy to blog. But please let us know that you are OK.


  20. bee says:

    Oh, man, I am so with you on dramas that use a lot of jargon… I think mumble-y actors are kind of a pain, too, haha.


  21. sal728 says:

    Dunno why but the last two attempts I made to upload a comment on Ep. 13 of YFAS have resulted in failure. You’d think I’d copy my text before hitting the “Post Comment” button, but both times I forgot to, so I’m giving up now. Still, I don’t know why it wouldn’t accept my comment. I’ve never had trouble posting a reply or comment before this. Just thought I’d let you know.


    • Softy says:

      Same thing happens to me all the time when I post comments from outside on my phone or iPad. Don’t worry though cuz as long as you got to click on “post comment” it never gets lost. I just have to retrieve it from spam. Stuff like this happens on days I get more spam than usual. I already found your comment and posted it on the recap. 🙂


      • sal728 says:

        Thanks for your reply and for saving my comment; you’re a peach, Softy!

        I entered your world of recaps via Joonni (during Heirs), so I am not a long-term follower yet, but have enjoyed watching dramas during “real time” (a term coined while I’ve been living in Japan, so it still feels funny to use it) as an attempt to curb my addiction to k-dramas in general.

        Let me explain. In the past, if I had a day off, I might sit for eight hours w/o moving, just going from episode to episode, totally absorbed in the story and felt such disgust at myself by the end of the day. My eyes hurt from the concentrated viewing and my pride hurt from being such a sloth. I don’t remember how it started, but I began watching “The Master’s Sun” during the Wed/Thur broadcasts, just watching the action and only understanding the ‘omo’s, ‘aigoo’s, ‘kure’s, & ‘araso?’s. (ha ha) I watched each episode again the following day on gooddrama.com with English subs.

        Since “Heirs” followed in the same time slot, I stumbled on Scattered Joonni on FB, and entered the world of recapping, further helping me to cut down on watching older dramas non-stop. Now I am following “Let’s Eat” and “The Prime Minister & I” in addition to YFAS, once or twice a week, depending on the show. (Since there is nothing to watch from Sat. to Tues., I also watch one older drama a week, but can keep my viewing to half or a third of my original time investment. Recovery is a process, obviously!! LOL

        Now I’ve said all that to ask you this–can you give me the url link to KBS2 broadcasting and tvN broadcasting? I only have the link to SBS now, and only check it out for the Wed/Thur 10pm slot. It would be wonderful to be able to access the other channels, too, if you know of the urls. Just in case I should be able to find them on my own, and am just being a baby, wanting to be coddled by you Softy, please forgive me!! But please coddle me anyway!!

        Thanks for all you do for your fans. I remain yours, very sincerely. ❤


        • Softy says:

          sorry – wish I could help, but since I live in Seoul, I watch the dramas I recap from my tv so I have no idea what the url links are for those channels. I bet you could find them on the first page of that drama thread on soompi though – I remember seeing them posted for popular shows. they even post which kdrama blogs are doing recaps for that particular show. 🙂


  22. sal728 says:

    Softy, I asked this on the end of the comments for Ep. 17, too, but will the air time tonight be different due to the Olympics again??


  23. sal728 says:

    Softy, can you get the photo to print on my comment just posted on Ep. 19 of YFAS??
    I totally freaked to see this on FB!! thnx


    • sal728 says:

      I just went back and looked at the url. It was dragged from my Mac’s desktop, so it isn’t actually a url at all. It’s only the number/name of the photo, which I dragged off of FB. So maybe it can’t be posted? If you have a Mac, try dragging off the Cadence website onto your desktop and see if it turns into a photo. Anyway, it was this shot of the two of them from behind, dressed in wedding outfits, and SY was looking back at us, with her arm linked with MJ. It looked very lovely…


  24. sal728 says:

    I just finished watching Gu Family Book last night. I went in and read your comments for the finale afterwards; just wanted to hear your thoughts on the modern day versions of Gon and the Admiral showing up at the door of KC’s condo at the end. What was the writer thinking, with that ending?? Was so let down, by YW dying (and WR & SH dying, too, after KC had only just met them) that I really wondered why I had invested so much time and emotion into that drama in the first place. Your commentary articulated a lot of what I had been feeling, so it comforted me somehow. Just wanted to say thanks.

    I also felt a lot of similarities to the overall story of GFB and our current lovely drama, YFAS. I mean, the heroes live 400 years or so, not aging, from the Joseon Era to now…and they have significant loves at the beginning and end (although GFB was only hinting at it, rather than focusing on it like in YFAS). One’s part Gumiho and the other’s an alien, but it gives them certain special powers that no one else has…

    I am expecting a better ending with YFAS, though. Surely they can’t screw it up like with GFB!

    BTW, I noticed you like the actor that played Master Gon. He was nice in “Lie to Me” too. Have you watched that one?


  25. sal728 says:

    Softy, my reply to StephK in ep. 21’s commentary list went by the wayside again. There was something for you in it, too, so please fish out of the spam, if you can get this message safely. Thanks, sweetie pie!!


  26. sal728 says:

    Hi, it’s me again. Sorry to plague you with messages; now that YFAS is over, this is my only way to communicate with you. Was wondering what happened to the notion of Joonni checking out Mickey’s drama…was it a no go? I haven’t sensed any movement in Joonni’s blog & FB site since Heirs ended. She doesn’t have a place to write to her on her blog (that I could find, anyway). And leaving messages on FB hasn’t inspired her to answer yet.

    There’s still five days to go till SLA with YAI. You liked him in Sungkyunkwan Scandal, right? Me, too. I liked that character a lot, so I liked YAI. But all his other work isn’t like that character (that I can tell), so I haven’t watched any of his other stuff. I noticed you had some negative feedback from watching other YAI work and being disappointed. Maybe we’re on the same track with that?

    Anyway, this story has piqued my curiosity and I thought I would hang around Cadence if you think you’re gonna recap it. Hope it works out and we like this character and its portrayal. I remain faithfully your pal,



    • Softy says:

      As you already guessed, Joonni did not watch Three Days yet and it’s not looking good – she doesn’t have the time or interest I guess. She did make some great new headers for her blog recently, but no posts yet. You can write to her on her About section I think if you wanted to leave her a message. 🙂

      I’m still looking forward to YAI’s new drama as well, but so nervous cuz it’s a cable drama – worried the torrents won’t come out fast enough. More than likely, I will know right away from the first ep or two if I love it enough to recap for certain so I will keep you posted. 🙂

      I finally watched all the episodes of Potato Star – it took over a week, but I’m all caught up. Wish it wasn’t already March cuz I really want to write a year end review for 2013 kdramas, but if I write one now it’s going to be like the reverse of those people who leave their Christmas decorations up till Spring. 🙂


      • sal728 says:

        Thanks for always getting back to me; I appreciate it. I hadn’t been able to find the About sect. in Joonni’s blog before you mentioned it, as hers is in very tiny print in a different place than yours. So thanks for the nudge in the right direction.

        As to the ins and outs of recapping a cable drama…is it possible for you to cut yourself some slack in not promising to recap the same day? If you know you will lose a night’s sleep just waiting around for torrents you can’t depend on, it makes your followers unhappy thinking of the misery we’re all putting you through. Since the majority of people are not even in Asia to begin with, isn’t it okay to just say from the start you can’t match the kind of schedule you had with YFAS and hit the hay earlier? (Although it was *so* nice to have the recap within moments of finishing the live feed in YFAS, I really felt it was SUCH a luxury, and hard on you to boot.) I know you work full-time, so it must be difficult to figure out an alternative time-line, but I just feel so apologetic!! lol We’re all in a pickle when you are!

        I have never heard of Potato Star, so I will check it out. I assume it was a 2013 drama worth watching. I’m finishing up Let’s Eat this week and still following Emergency Couple. Also going through YFAS again. I miss JJH’s comedic antics and KSH’s heart-wrenching crying face.

        I know I’ll probably talk to you again soon. Till then, keep healthy, please. 😉


  27. picadrama says:

    Hello there! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award!
    Thank you for being such an awesome blogger!



  28. Courtney says:

    Hi Softy! I’m writing from Soompi and wanted to chat with you! If you have some time, please shoot me an email at pr@soompi.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


  29. Mia says:

    Hey Softy!

    I used to have your email, but it’s been so long that I don’t remember what it is, haha. I was wondering, would you be able to transcap “Bring It On, Ghost!”? If you could, that would be wonderful. Oh, and I feel like you might really enjoy it!


    • Softy says:

      So sorry but my schedule isn’t as wide open as it used to be a few years ago so there is no way I can recap more than one show at a time. Hope you can understand -also I get super scared of ghost dramas -even the comedic ones. 🙂


      • Mia says:

        Oh, that makes sense! I understand. Dying to know what they’re saying though, lol. I get scared of ghost dramas too!! But this one I’m finding isn’t so bad. The feel is very much like So Ji Sub’s Phantom…I don’t know if you’ve seen that. Keep up the awesome work on your site! 🙂


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